Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, is delighted to announce a free, virtual conference that will focus on the new Directory for Catechesis.

The Directory, published in March 2020, makes clear the essential elements in teaching and personal formation required by the mission of catechesis. Building on the previous two catechetical directories (1971 and 1997), this new text is a vital resource for all those engaged in the Church's work of proclaiming the Gospel.

This conference offers an opportunity for those either involved with or interested in catechesis, to explore the main themes and key emphases of this important text, and to reflect on its implications for their work in the Church and the world.

• Session 1, Friday 12 March, 2-4pm:'Dynamic Continuity': The Purpose and Distinctive Emphases of the New Directory. Speakers confirmed so far: Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation), Archbishop Bernard Longley (Archdiocese of Birmingham and Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation) and more.