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n. pl. cat·e·che·ses (-sēz)
Oral instruction given to catechumens.

[Late Latin catēchēsis, from Greek katēkhēsis, oral instruction, from katēkhein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.]

cat′e·chet′i·cal (-kĕt′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(ˌkætɪˈkɛtɪkəl) or


(Education) of or relating to teaching by question and answer
ˌcateˈchetically adv
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(ˌkæt ɪˈkɛt ɪ kəl)

also cat`e•chet′ic,

pertaining to teaching by question and answer.
[1610–20; < Medieval Latin catēchētic(us)]
cat`e•chet′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catechetical - of or relating to or involving catechesis
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
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(ˈkӕtikizəm) noun
1. a book (especially religious) of instructions by means of question and answer.
2. a series of searching questions on any subject.
catechetical (-ketikl) adjective
catechetical class.
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"By expanding our focus beyond lay formation, catechetical leadership and lay ecclesial ministry, the many resources of the university can be more easily available to enhance those serving in our parishes."
"Starting this year, the preparation is more on catechetical formation.
Parishes, families and children continue to honor the Blessed Mother in May through liturgical, catechetical, pastoral initiatives and pilgrimages.
Adult baptism is also conducted in parishes for candidates who finished catechetical instructions in previous months.
In a friendly, practical, and accessible style, author and master teacher Joe Paprocki (who has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years) opens up this critical aspect of Catholic life in Living the Sacraments.
However, given the body of evidence from contemporary research on religious disaffiliation, and a careful study of secularization theory and religious identity formation, I must conclude that Barron's call for "a new apologetics" and "improvement in our catechetical outreach" will do little to help the church address the root causes and influencing factors of this pressing issue.
A catechist must have a minimum C- in KCSE, a Diploma in Catechetical studies from a recognised catechetical college/ institute and should not be beyond 35 years.
Sadlier is a publisher of print and digital educational materials for PreK-12 public and private schools and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, parishes and families.
The volume concludes with another genuinely important essay by Salvador Ryan, which relates five surviving Irish catechetical tracts to contemporary preoccupations and developments within continental catechesis.