"You shall be my witness .... to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8
In deciding to become a catechist, you have answered God’s call, the call of your baptism. You have made an important decision, one that will enrich your life.
What is a Catechist?
The word catechist comes from the Greek word “echo”. Catechists are people who ECHO the Word of God.
“Catechists must hand on the teachings of Christ to those being catechized; …Catechists must make the words of Christ their own: ‘My teaching is not my own but is from the one who sent me,’ and they confess with Saint Paul, ‘I handed on to you … what I also
National Directory for Catechesis (Ch 4:29E)
We have continuing needs for Faith Formation Catechists:
- Adult Faith Formation
- RCIA Leaders & RCIA Dismissal Leaders (Both children and adults)
- Children's Liturgy of the Word Leaders
- Sacramental Preparation Catechists and Greeters
- Children's Sunday Faith Formation Catechists
- Baptism Team
(Adult Faith Formation) or
"Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor... 'Imbued with the apostolic spirit, they make a singular and absolutely necessary contribution to the spread of the faith and the Church by their strenuous efforts.'" Pope John Paul II (Redemptoris missio).