Together Along the Way

Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland


This webinar series organised by the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Episcopal Conference in partnership with Veritas brings together leading theologians, religious educators, and catechists to explore new avenues for Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland inspired by the new Directory for Catechesis. 

The fourth webinar in the series will take place on Wednesday, 18th May at 7 pm GMT led by Professor Thomas H. Groome (Boston College) on “Jesus: The Heart of Educating in Faith.”

The books that have been written about Jesus and what he  taught could fill libraries.  Meanwhile, there is comparatively little attention paid to how he taught – his pedagogy. Yet his whole public life was that of a teacher, and we have much to learn – still – from how he went about it.  This webinar will begin to unveil what we might learn from Jesus about how to teach his Gospel today. What would it mean to really put Jesus – both what he taught and how he taught it – at the center of our religious education? It could bring new life in our efforts to educate in faith.

Dr. Thomas Groome is a senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry.  He is former Director of BC’s Church in the 21st Century Center, and for many years has directed the university’s PhD in Theology and Education.Prof. Groome is an award-winning author, having written or edited some dozen books, over two hundred essays, two grade school religion curricula, and is the principle creator of the Credo Series, a high school Theology curriculum (from Veritas/Benziger). 

Tom’s best known major books are Christian Religious Education (HarperOne 1980), Sharing Faith(HarperOne 1991), Educating for Life (Crossroads 2001), What Makes us Catholic (HarperOne 2003),  Will There be Faith (HarperOne 2011), Faith for the Heart (Paulist Press 2019), and most recently What Makes Education Catholic (Orbis, Nov 2021).  His books have been translated into many languages.

Prof. Groome has received many awards, including “Master Teacher of the Year” from Boston College’s School of Arts and Sciences.  He describes his life-long work as encouraging Christians to “bring their lives to Faith, and their Faith to life.”

Please register for the webinar here: