The Catechism describes the Our Father as the “fundamental Christian prayer”, the “most perfect of prayers” and the “quintessential prayer of the Church” (CCC 2773-2776). Although one of the first prayers learnt on our Christian journey, the words of the Our Father can often become subject to routine and repetition with little appreciation for its scriptural, liturgical and catechetical significance. This course will begin unpacking the Our Father using insights and reflections from Saints such as Cyprian, Augustine and Teresa of Avila. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge
Christopher Hayman is Religious Education Coordinator at Maronite College of the Holy Family, Parramatta and is currently completing a PhD in Education at The University of Notre Dame (Sydney) focussing on Catholic secondary schools and evangelisation. In 2014 he was awarded the Archbishop’s Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Theology and holds a Bachelor of Music, Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Master of Arts (Theological Studies). Christopher has presented at a number of conferences, including the “2019 Catholic School Leaders’ Summit” at Franciscan University of Steubenville (USA). Together with his wife Ruth, Christopher regularly participates in parish-based evangelisation and faith formation activities.