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Announcement of Faith Education Officers

A Message from Bishop Peter Ingham:

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr Peter Gilmore and Miss Patricia (Trish) McCarthy as CCD Regional Faith Education Officers for the Diocese of Wollongong, effective 4 July 2011.

The CCD Regional Faith Education Officers have responsibility for assisting the CCD Diocesan Director in providing Catholic Religious Education for State School students.  Mr Peter Gilmore has been allocated responsibility for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region and Miss Patricia McCarthy for the Macarthur-Highlands region.

Peter Gilmore has a strong commitment to the evangelizing mission of the Church, particularly as it relates to young people. He has worked in Catholic and State Schools across a number of Dioceses in Australia, offering faith formation for young people. Peter’s qualifications and experience in Information Technology and Graphic Design have equipped him to design programs that engage young people with the Gospel message. Among other projects, he has developed web based faith formation programs and promotional material for Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA) and Youth Mission Team Australia (YMT).  In addition, Peter has significant experience in forming volunteer teams to assist with catechesis and evangelization in schools. For the past four months Peter has worked in a temporary capacity as CCD Regional Coordinator for the Macarthur-Highlands region. 

Trish McCarthy’s working life has been predominantly in the field of faith formation for young people, a reflection of her belief in and commitment to the evangelizing mission of the Church. She holds a Bachelor in Education and a Certificate of Religious Education and has had significant involvement in the design and delivery of programs for young people in Catholic and State Primary and Secondary Schools. Trish has also been responsible for the development and presentation of seminars and reflection days for adult volunteers working in evangelization and catechesis in a number of Dioceses. In addition, Trish brings to the position experience in working with children and young adults with disabilities and special learning needs. She has training and experience as a Catechist.

I have assured Peter and Trish that they will be warmly welcomed by both clergy and catechists as they collaborate with them in the graced work of evangelization and catechesis of children and young people in the State Schools of our Diocese, an important aspect of our mission to be “Bearers of Christ’s Love” (Diocesan Pastoral Plan).

Bishop Peter Ingham


Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2011 15:37

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