What is a Catechist?
A catechist is a person of faith called to hand on the living tradition and teachings of the Catholic Church. To be faithful to this sacred calling, a catechist studies church doctrine, develops appropriate teaching skills and nurtures his or her spiritual life and personal faith formation.
The qualities of a catechist include:
■ A strong awareness of the working of God’s grace in their lives and a growing faith life in response to that grace;
■ A personal commitment to Jesus Christ who is the center of the message;
■ A strong understanding of love for the Church, evidenced by a personal commitment;
■ A person who can nurture the development of Christian community;
■ An ability to appreciate different types and stages of individual growth and development;
■ An ability to communicate effectively with persons to be catechized;
▪A willingness to continue their own religious formation;
▪A person who integrates a vision of justice in his/her formation and catechetical ministry
Q: How do I become a catechist at my parish?
A: Talk to your PCL (Parish Catechetical Leader), or if you don't know who that is or how to find them, give us a call 915-262-4700
Q: I am currently a catechist and would like to get some training or formation to be more effective in my ministry.