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HOW to be effective catechists.

In order to be an effective catechist, one must know how to communicate the Gospel to the young people, adults and families that have been entrusted to our care.  This demands that catechists have an understanding of the factors that impact effective transmission of the message.  "Metholology" courses are aimed at equipping catechists with the skills and techniques necessary for the mission. 
  • Divine Pedagogy
  • Child and Adolescent Development including current cultural and generational factors.
  • Designing and implementing catechetical sessions
  • Effective use of catechetical resources

Live workshops - Workshops are presented by Archdiocesan staff. All participants receive a copy of the "Catechist Toolbox" (Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press)






















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"Faith Formation is more than a subject to be taught. It is an invitation to a way of life." 

~ Joe Paprocki ~

"The catechist will be able not only to communicate the Gospel accurately, but also able to make those being  taught capable of receiving it actively..." ~ DCG, 112
“Catechists do not merely instruct their students about Christ; they lead them to him.”
~ NDC, 241

We are currently unable to offer in-person courses.


Catechist Convocation

SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 7, 2020!

In order to achieve a certificate for "Methodology" by attendance at the Catechist Convocation catechists must complete the following workshops:

  1) Divine pedagogy 

  2) Understanding our learners 

  3) Lesson planning/classroom management

  And another 3 workshops of their choice within this 



Complete details will be available in the Convocation Brochure available in August 2020.


University of Dayton - Online program.

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

Modules: Faith and Development


CLICK HERE for a list of certificate courses offered THIS CYCLE



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.

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