The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office hosted a two-day conference September 30–October 1 themed Seamless Garment of Discipleship. The venue was Signature Hall, Chaguanas and around 250 participants from different parish ministries attended. Present were the head catechists from various AEC dioceses: Christine Walcott of Kingstown, St Vincent; Indra Sukhai of Georgetown, Guyana; Sandra Maxwell Williams of Kingston, Jamaica; and Sr Margaret Mary of Bridgetown, Barbados.
The objectives of the workshop were: to discern vocation so as to live discipleship; to understand the interconnectedness or ‘seamlessness’ of parish ministry; to present a change in mindset that would lead to personal transformation; to offer tools to deepen and sustain missionary discipleship; and to appreciate integral development as the vocation of the Church.
The facilitator was Bishop Jason Gordon of Bridgetown. He approached the theme in the context of understanding and living out our vocation. His methodology over the two days ensured that we kept on track. He interspersed his input with table talk, DVD, YouTube clips and group work. He used an inside-out methodology.