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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.


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

Echoes of Faith 3.0
Basic-level online catechist formation

Online Courses (Word doc)
Approved for Catechist Certification

Record of Past Clock Hours
Reference list of past programs


Catechist Resources

Websites and creative ideas

Books for Catechists

Other Resources


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

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