Catechist Certification

The Catechist Certification Program:

  • provides opportunities for the spiritual growth of the catechist
  • provides an increase in the theological knowledge of the catechist
  • provides opportunities for the catechist to expand their skills in teaching

The Ministry of Catechesis (National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB, section 55)

  • “Programs of formation should be designed to help them (catechists) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to hand on the faith to those entrusted to their care and assist them in living as disciples of Christ.”
  • “Like all Christians, catechists are called to continual conversion, and growth in their faith, and, for this reason, are called to ongoing spiritual formation.”
  • “Since effective catechesis depends on virtuous and skilled catechists, their ongoing formation should enhance the human, spiritual, and apostolic qualities and catechetical skills they bring to their ministry.”