Called to Be a Catechist?

Is God calling you to be a catechist? Hopefully this page will help you to discern this calling...

What is a Catechist? 

Qualities:

  • genuinely care for the students and be willing to give of yourself for their good.
  • a  love of Christ and a desire to grow and share our wonderful faith
  • an awareness of God's grace and a desire to know that grace
  • a commitment to the Church's liturgical and sacramental life and moral teachings
  • a strength of character built on patience, respect, confidence, and creativity
  • generosity of spirit, respect for diversity, and a habit of hospitality and inclusion

Knowledge and Skill:

  • a basic understanding of Catholic teaching, Scripture and Tradition (key word "basic", we will help to form you and equip you)
  • honest and caring relationships with age group being served
  • effective teaching techniques and strategies

Responsibilities:

  • Attend class when scheduled.
  • Prepare a weekly or bi-weekly lesson plan with your co-catechist. Textbooks and all other resources that are needed are supplied. Help or advice is always available.
  • Manage the classroom, including care for the safety of the children.
  • Attend 1 in-service each semester (2 total for the year), as well as watch 2 webinars related to being a catechist.
  • Prepare a summary of what happened in the classroom that can be emailed to parents. 
  • Complete necessary paperwork and Protection of Minors requirements. See here: 

Compensation is available for every class taught and in-service attended. For more information please contact DFF Tyler Wheeler at 292-3810 or .

Still discerning....go here for some videos and articles that may help you discern if this is something God is calling you to.