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Children's Catechesis

 Office of Catechesis


The Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis supports the mission of the Diocese of Boise by assisting the Bishop in carrying out his role as the chief catechist of the diocese. The Coordinator works collaboratively with clergy, catechetical personnel, and other diocesan staff to develop, strengthen, and promote authentic and effective faith formation experiences for elementary age children throughout the diocese. Specifically, the Coordinator provides consultation, support, leadership formation, and resources to those engaged in children’s catechetical ministry.



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Catechist Certification


The Office of Catechesis has developed a 4-level Catechetical Certification process based upon the National Standards for Lay Ecclesial Minister Certification. Those who fulfill the 4-level certification process will be eligible to apply for a National Certificate through the Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers in association with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA). 


Boise Diocese Office of Catechesis Certification Process chart


Class Request Form: to request Echoes of Faith, Basic or Intermediate Courses please submit this form at least 4 weeks prior to the requested class date.  English   Spanish


Program Prospectus Form: to request continuing education credit for certification, please submit this form at least 4 weeks prior to the requested class date.     English     Spanish


Catechist Certification Formation


If your parish or school would like to host any of the courses, retreats or workshops, please call anyone in the Office of Catechesis to schedule these.  We are willing to work around your schedule!  Any questions you may have about ongoing formation and certification, please contact Sr Chela Gonzalez, OP





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Coordinator of Children's Catechesis: Vacant


 Sr. Chela Gonzalez, OP



Office of Catehcesis

Sr. Chela Gonzalez, O.P.

(208) 342-1311



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