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I am a Parish Catechist.

I am a Catholic School Teacher.

Resources for:

Parish Catechetical Leaders/DREs AND Catholic School Principals/Religion Coordinators

CLICK HERE for a printable version of the Catechist Formation Process overview.

CLICK HERE for a complete calendar of Catechist Formation Workshops.

Registration is open!

CLICK HERE to register in English 

CLICK HERE to register in Spanish









Certificate for Ongoing Formation

will be available.  

CLICK HERE for more information in English!

CLICK HERE for more information in Spanish!



In-person workshops are currently suspended. We will post upcoming LIVE courses here as they are scheduled. Please stay tuned.


The Archdiocese of Newark Catechetical Office desires to support catechists by providing them with opportunities for growth in the ministry of catechesis. 

We desire to support catechists as they grow in:

  • their commitment to the mission God has called them to,

  • their understanding of the Catholic Faith, 

  • the practical skills necessary for effective catechesis. 

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"The fundamental tasks of catechists are

to proclaim Christ's message,

to participate in efforts to develop community,

to lead people to worship and prayer, and to motivate them to serve others."  

(National Catechetical Directory #213)



Learning Session 1: Getting Started and Getting to Know Your Learners

In this session, catechists will learn the importance and benefits of long-range and short-range planning, as well as development, learning styles, and appropriate activities for each age group they catechize.

Learning Session 2: The Catechetical Process

In this session, catechists will gain an understanding of the four steps of the catechetical process, the eight components of the language of mystery, and how the two come together to help catechists achieve learning outcomes for each session.


University of Dayton - Online program.

Registration online directly through the University of Dayton, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.


CLICK HERE for a list of certificate courses offered THIS CYCLE.

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