In 2010 the Irish Episcopal Conference published ‘Share the Good News’ (SGN) – the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland. Is there any connection between SGN and the ICCA?
In 2010 the Irish Episcopal Conference published ‘Share the Good News’ (SGN) – the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland – and there is a close connection between SGN and the ICCA. In the preface to SGN its purpose is stated as ‘to make the Good News of Jesus Christ more fully known and available to all.’ SGN points out that its role and that of the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults (ICCA) are as sources for those dealing with faith formation, religious education and evangelization. The Catechism is also for those simply interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith. Both of these initiatives (SGN and the ICCA) have the capacity, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to revitalise the faith of the Catholic Church in Ireland. In short, therefore, SGN is a ten-year plan for evangelization in Ireland. The ICCA is a specifically Irish source to give substance to that important and crucial endeavour.