All Catechists, as Heralds of the Word, must give support to the Church’s official teaching on all matters of faith and morals. We are not bearers of our own message, but rather the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You represent Christ to the children, the youth, and the adults, and speak in His name.
The Office of Christian Formation has announced Pathways: Delivered supported by the Catholic Faith Technologies online platform.
There are three tiers of Catechist Certification to meet your level of training needs and help you grow in faith, knowledge, and passion:
- Tier-One Catechist Training: All parish catechists and school religion teachers are expected to complete this training within their first year of service.
- Vocation of the Catechist
- Catholic Approach to Scripture
- Catholic Tradition
The courses are online, accessible 24/7, and completed at your own pace.
To register for Tier One Training, contact the CRE.
Listen to this message from Pope Francis
Resources for catechists: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/
Our Beliefs and Teachings: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/index.cfm
DIOCESAN and MAGISTERIAL Links
- Catholic Diocese of Richmond
- The Catholic Virginian
- USCCB (Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
- Bible (from USCCB)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- The Holy See (Vatican Website)
- CHRISTUS VIVIT (To Young People and to the Entire People of God)
RESOURCES – Use the links below for information on:
“10 Tips for Maintaining Discipline”
“How do Catholics Elect the Pope?”
Regulations for Fast and Abstinence
JESUS prayer for Lent
Holy Days of Obligation
The Liturgical Year
Advent – Wreath and Colors
The Meaning of the Candy Cane
Thanksgiving – “I am thankful for”
Thanksgiving Prayer 1
Thanksgiving Prayer 2
Halloween Info Resource
Halloween: Witches, Ghosts & Magic Halloween: All Saints & All Souls