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Certification, training and resources for catechists.

Catechists and Teachers

Catechist Formation and Training Opportunities

Forming the Catechetical Spirit
A systematic program of catechetical formation leading to certification.  Basic and Intermediate programs.  Locations in Wilmot and Menomonee Falls.

Programs Offered by Parishes, Districts, Colleges
Courses, lectures, workshops approved for clock hours.

Catechetical Conference - September 15-16, 2017
Conference will offer presentations for catechists, catechetical leaders, and others who pass on the faith. 

Echoes of Faith 3.0
Basic-level, DVD-assisted resource for catechist formation.

Online Courses (Word doc)
Approved for Catechist Certification

Record of Past Clock Hours
Reference list of past programs

Gigs, Geeks and God - January 11, 2018
Conference on technology and faith formation will feature workshops, exhibitors, and ample time for sharing ideas with experts and colleagues.

Catechist Resources

Websites and creative ideas


Books for Catechists


Catechists Newsletter


Other Resouces


Technology in Faith Formation

Standards for Teachers and Catechists

Standards for Educators in Catholic Parishes and Schools, 2008



The Call of the Catechist

The apostolic work of the catechist springs from the sacrament of Baptism. . . It is strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation.  The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit.  Catechists need to be practicing Catholics who participate fully in the communal worship and life of the Church and who have been prepared for their apostolate by appropriate catechetical training.  Their commissioning by the Church is a participation in the divine calling to teach as Jesus did.
  -Nat'l Directory of Catechesis, 228-9

Catechesis and Youth Ministry Contacts

Gary Pokorny

Jennifer Murphy
Administrative Assistant

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408