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Catechist Team

Inspired by Gospel values, Nugent is committed to promoting the dignity and well being of the most vulnerable. We strive to put the needs of people with disabilities at the heart of everything we do and make every effort to be a fully inclusive and welcoming community.

We celebrate and value the uniqueness of each person made in the image and likeness of God and provide spiritual and pastoral support to enable people with disabilities to explore and share their gifts and faith in a relaxed and caring environment.

Mary Beatham is our special needs catechist and it is her role to offer support and provide preparation for the sacraments to children with learning difficulties.

Sacramental preparation is offered to children and adults using a person-centred approach. Working in partnership with parents, parish and special schools, support and help is given to each family. With the help of a volunteer or catechist, guidance can be provided for children with disabilities within the parish sacramental programme.

Accompaniment has been provided for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation and Marriage.

  • Opportunities for on-going formation are offered in the form of reflection with formation are offered in the form of reflection days, week-end retreats, self catering holidays and conferences.
  • Parents and children find a sense of belonging and support in Faith & Light groups. A sense of community is built up at the monthly meetings and visits to other communities.
  • Groups sponsor children and adults with disabilities on Lourdes Pilgrimages
  • We work in collaboration with the Brothers of Charity in Thingwall Hall, Lisieux Hall, L’Arche and all the social clubs run by Nugent Care in the Diocese, an annual celebration of Mass for and with people with disabilities is held on the last Sunday of September every year.
  • In schools we promote and raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities.
  • We dedicate ourselves to creating Catholic communities where all are welcome and where everyone belongs to the Body of Christ.

Jesus spoke to them… ‘and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ (Matthew 28:20)

Parents ‘…will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do…’ (Rite of Baptism)