Catechesis is both a vocation and a craft. As such, it needs to be constantly nurtured and honed. The best way to begin to ensure the effectiveness of one’s catechetical ministry is to seek certification as a catechist. Our Catechist Certification Guidelines, approved by Bishop Guglielmone, have been in effect for several years. These requirements assure that all catechists have the opportunity for appropriate background in Sacred Scripture, basic doctrine, liturgy and sacraments, Catholic moral teaching, Catholic social teaching, catechetical methods, and learning theory. There are abundant opportunities to achieve the training required for certification, offered both by the diocese and by local parishes. Check out our webinar page for online resources offered by the diocese and our events page for upcoming workshops/opportunities. To be kept up to date on upcoming opportunities, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our email list.