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Catechist Formation

Congratulations! In choosing to become a minister in your parish or school community, you have taken a step that is one of the most important and rewarding in your life. You have answered God's call, the call you first heard at your baptism. The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit. (NDC, 228) The word catechist comes from a Greek root word that means "to echo." Through your life and your teaching as a catechist you are a person who echoes the Word of God.

For additional formation opportunities or more information visit Equip for Ministry.

Additional Training for Catechetical Ministries

Special Needs: Adaptive Teaching Techniques for Children with ADD/ADHD at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Sept. 4. Details

Family Life: Catechist Training for Catechesis for Family Life - Catholic School teachers and Parish catechists, Grades K-8. Take three hours of training online or Catechetical Leaders may teach a training in-house using the same materials. Details. 

Marriage Preparation: Catechist Training for Marriage Preparation sponsor couples -  Part 1: distance learning; Part 2: gathered session