Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)

Catechist's Ministry

The Catechist; also called 'Scripture' or 'Special Religious Education' (SRE) teachers, are 'doorway people' who share their faith with the children in local state schools and connect them along with their families to the parish. They perform their calling to proclaim the "Good News of Jesus Christ" to the children on behalf of the whole Catholic parish community.

The Catechists from Our Lady of Dolours teach at the following schools each week:

Primary schools: Mowbray Public School, Roseville Public School, Castle Cove Public School, Chatswood Public School, Artarmon Public School.

High School: Chatswood High Public School


Our Catechist Coordinator supports the more than 40 volunteer catechists who visit the schools each week to deliver the Broken Bay Diocesan Religious Education program to the children in these schools.


For more information on the Broken Bay Diocesan curriculum,

  • click here  for a detailed version
  • or click here for a summary version

This is a vibrant and joyful ministry where catechists have the privilege of sharing the 'joy of the gospel' with our parish children.  

A great way to find out more about what your children are learning is to arrange to come along to a lesson and observe. Parents and grandparents are welcome to observe and to assist in our scripture classes at anytime.

If you would like to know more about this ministry, or would like to visit a lesson in your child's class, please contact the Parish Office on:

9410 9000