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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.

  • USCCB Promise to Protect Brochure
    The lay National Review Board was established in 2002. Comprised of lay men and woman it collaborates with the USCCB in preventing sexual abuse of minors by persons in service of the Church. Its responsibilities include advising, consulting, and offering recommendations to the bishops in matters of child and youth protection. USCCB Promise to Protect Brochure
  • Diocese of Boise Brochure
    If you have questions, concerns or are unsure about making a complaint, please contact the Diocese of Boise, Director of Child, Youth and Adult Protection and Chancellor Mr. Mark Raper at (208) 342-1311 or mraper@rcdb.org. Are You A Victim? (English Brochure)(Spanish Brochure)
  • Credibly Accused
    The following clergy have had credible allegations of engaging in or perpetrating child sexual abuse while working in or associated with the Diocese of Boise since the 1950s. Credibly Accused
  • Diocesean Review Board
    Members of the Diocesan Review Board for Sexual Misconduct Chair and Co-Chair: Bryan Taylor Board Members: Kathleen Curtis, LMSW Deacon Michael Eisenbeiss, PhD Scott Curtis, MSW Rev. Caleb Vogel Ex-Officio Members Stanley Welsh
  • Child Abuse Prevention Article
    The Diocese works to educate both adults, and children in age appropriate ways, about the reality and danger of abuse in our society. We are continually seeking to improve our education methods and materials, which we must report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) each year in an annual audit of diocesan Safe Environment programs around the country. Full Child Abuse Prevention Article
  • Resources for Parents
    Abbreviations Internet Safey Symbols
  • Grooming Behaviors
    Grooming Behaviors (PDF)

Certification

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.

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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