What is Catechetical Leadership?
The word catechetical comes from a Greek word meaning echo. All who hand on the Faith echo the Word of God, Jesus Christ, as proclaimed in Scripture and in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The “aim of catechesis…is maturity: spiritual, liturgical, sacramental and apostolic. Our mission is that of the first disciples, whom Jesus commanded, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28: 19-20). We provide support and training to catechetical leaders and catechists, who are involved in the ongoing faith formation –religious education and catechesis of adults, youth, children, and persons of all ages with special needs in parishes throughout the diocese.
Basic Certification Topics
The following Catechist Brochures walk you through the steps of each level of certification.
Advance Certification Topics
Certification is a means of publicly recognizing the commitment that a catechist has made to continuous formation in faith, knowledge, and skills. Attaining certification attests that the catechist has met a standard of preparation and competency that has been called for in the General Directory for Catechesis.