St. Patrick's La Rochelle

English Catechism

What we do

Catechesis is at the service of evangelization.

It draws its life from the mandate Jesus gave to his disciples, “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.” (Mk. 16:16)

The vision of catechesis is understood as an on-going journey of faith; a process of initiation into the life and mission of Christ. The ‘newness’ of this vision is based on the restoration of an ancient practice of initiating unbaptized adults into the Church.

We teach children that Jesus loves them and we learn to love Him. We learn Lectionary based Catechesis.


We have 13 teachers.

  • Ages 5 – 9 Years Good Shepherd Catechesis (including 1st Reconciliation)
  • Age 10 – Post Communion 1
  • Age 11 – Post Communion 2
  • Age 12 – Post Communion 3
  • Age 13 – Post Communion 4
  • Age 14 – Phase 1 Confirmation
  • Age 15 – Phase 2 Confirmation
  • Age 16 – Phase 3 Confirmation
  • Over 16 Years Confirmation
  • Adult Classes: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

After Catechism there is a Junior Group (Cuties 4 Christ) that share activities, sing as a choir for Mass and generally have fun together.

Catechism Children on COVID & God