Course Facilitator Details

Mr. Perviz Querobino De Souza

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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A corporate communications professional, Perviz found his calling to work with catechesis when he moved to Abu Dhabi and started attending St. Joseph's Cathedral Parish. Most Friday mornings find him leading the parish teen ministry programme in collaboration with a team of dedicated and committed catechists, who have become an extended family as they help over 250 teenagers develop their faith post-Confirmation. His previous experiences include leading the Children's Liturgy of the Word for groups exceeding 600 elementary school aged children – many of whom are today volunteer catechists with their parishes. Perviz holds a MA in Catholic Applied Theology (Spirituality) from Maryvale Institute - International Catholic College in Birmingham, UK validated by The Open University, UK. He also holds an Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity, conferred through Maryvale by La Faculté Nôtre-Dame de Paris under the authority of the Holy See. Since 2000, he has collaborated with and supported the Office of Christian Formation, Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia with formation activities and catechesis programmes across the Vicariate, Parishes, and Catholic Schools. Catechesis is really a family affair - with his wife Zelma teaching some of the primary level classes, and their two children, both trained catechists and VLCFF students, always supporting catechesis at various levels.