Vocation of a Catechist
WHY we are catechists
This is the first dimension of catechist formation. Being a catechist is a vocation. While catechists can begin their formation by taking any course outlined in the process, it is recommended that catechists begin with the "The Vocation of the Catechist".
The fundamentals of catechesis
The call to serve the Church in the ministry of catechesis
The roles of a catechist
Being an effective witness
Live workshops - Workshops are presented by Archdiocesan staff. All participants receive a copy of the Catechist Backpack (Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press)
We are currently unable to offer in-person courses.
LIVE ONLINE COURSE - SUMMER 2020
Registration will open on June 15th
University of Dayton - Online program.
Registration online directly through the University of Dayton, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.
Modules: Seminar 1.1 (Catechesis is...), Seminar 1.2 (Vocation of the Catechist)
The Catechist Backpack (Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press) - Study is facilitated locally by the Parish Catechetical Leader/Director of Religious Education. Contact your PCL/DRE for more information.
"To 'BE' catechists!
Not to 'work' as catechists.
Catechesis is a vocation:
'being a catechist', this is the vocation,
not 'working' as a catechist."
~ Pope Francis, Congress on Catechesis ~
"The deepest dimension [of formation] refers to the very being of the catechist, to his/her human and christian dimension. Formation, above all else, must help him/her to mature as a person, a believer and an apostle." ~ GDC, 238
"The formation, above all, nourishes the spirituality of the catechist, so that his/her activity springs in truth from his own witness of life." ~ GDC, 239
SAVE THE DATE: November 7, 2020!
In order to achieve a certificate for the "Vocation of the Catechist" by attendance at the Catechist Convocation catechists must complete the following workshops:
1) The tasks of catechesis
2) The roles of the catechist
3) The vocation of the catechist
And another 3 workshops of their choice within this category.
Complete details will be available in the Convocation Brochure available in August 2020.