CCS 031 Echoes - Parish-Based Training for Handing on Faith

Echoes is an initial formation program for those who are or who want to be involved in parish or family catechesis. Here, the program builds a sense of parish community and shared responsibility for the work of handing on the faith, while also providing a rounded formation in the central aspects of the Catholic faith and how to transmit this to others in different contexts. The program will lead the participants to appreciate even more the treasure of the faith, and will equip them for handing on Christ in his Church to others.

Course Structure and Highlights

Week 1:

  • Why Echoes? and Why the Church?
  • Why the New Catechism?

Week 2:

  • Who Teaches?
  • Whose Story?

Week 3:

  • Who Are We?
  • Why Link with the Liturgy?

Week 4:

  • What is the Mystery?
  • What Can We Do?

Week 5:

  • How Can We Help?
  • What Next?


Sandra Talarico


Echoes: Handing on Faith. Published by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society. Maryvale Institute, 2003.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Holy Bible.


Echoes consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.