The Diocese of Charleston offers free webinars and virtual studies for catechist formation covering a range of topics that fall under the requirements for catechist certification in the Diocese of Charleston. These webinars and studies are FREE of charge, but registration is required for access. To register, contact Cathy Roche in the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation at (843) 261-0504 or

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Virtual Studies

The Directory for Catechesis

This virtual study on the Directory for Catechesis was conducted live over 12 weeks in the Fall of 2020, shortly after the Directory was released.  The videos below are from presentations on each of the chapters in the Directory.  Each presentation was originally followed by small group reflections.  The reflection questions are also provided below and can be used for both personal or group reflection.

To receive 30 minutes of catechist certification credit per presentation, submit your answers to the reflection questions via the link provided.  Your answers will be reviewed and you will receive your certificate of attendance via email within 10 working days.

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Introduction and Chapter One

Reflection/Discussion Questions

In paragraph 28, the Directory cites Paul VI’s Evangelii Nuntiandi in emphasizing the need for the Church herself to constantly be evangelized.  Why is this important?  In what ways does this happen?

How does viewing catechesis through the lens of evangelization and mission affect how we carry out this ministry?

What does catechesis as a ’laboratory for dialogue’ look like in practice?

Virtual Studies

Seven Weeks with St. Joseph

Seven Weeks with St. Joseph is a series of weekly reflections on St. Joseph in a variety of ways sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston.  These videos were originally recorded between the two liturgical feasts of St. Joseph, the Solemnity of St. Joseph and the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  However, they can be used at any time for personal or group reflection.  In each of these videos, your host, Dr. Michael Martocchio, leads you through a brief reflection on St. Joseph.  Use the questions for your own reflection or to facilitate group discussion.