Catechist Certification

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Catechist Certification

Basic Catechist Certification in the Diocese of Manchester is achieved through the successful completion of one of the following programs:

Called to Discipleship

Called to Discipleship is the basic level, diocesan lay ministry formation program. This program is available at various locations throughout the diocese. It is a three-part program consisting of the Core Course, a Skills Formation Day and a Retreat. The 16-hour Core Course is offered on a sequence of eight evenings or a sequence of three Saturdays. The Core Course is also available online through the University of Notre Dame STEP Program. Learn more about Called to Discipleship.

Echoes of Faith

Echoes of Faith is a video enhanced program which focuses on theological and catechetical foundations for those serving as catechists in parishes and Catholic Schools. This program is offered in parishes and deaneries throughout the diocese. It includes presentations, reflection, and discussion. Contact the Catechetical Leader in your parish for more information.

Saint Joseph College, Maine

TH 015 – The Catechism for Catechists
On-line non-credit course for Catechist Certification

The Catechism for Catechists is an online non-credit course for adult learners at any level that provides intellectual formation for catechists. For those serving as a parish catechist or teaching the Catholic faith in the Catholic School system, as well as those interested in general adult faith formation or RCIA, it enables participants to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Faith. Participants will also be required to participate in a one day Formation and Retreat Day.

Saint Joseph College offers a 10% discount to the Diocese of Manchester on all courses.

Advanced Certification

Advanced Certification for Catechetical Leaders in the Diocese of Manchester can be achieved through the successful completion of one of the following programs:

University Notre Dame STEP Program

Completion of the following required courses:

Christian Doctrine for Catechists I
Christian Doctrine for Catechists II
Christian Doctrine for Catechists III

50% discount is offered to the Diocese of Manchester on all courses.

Learn more about the University Notre Dame STEP Program:

Saint Joseph College, Maine

Completion of the following on-line certificate program:

Certificate in Catholic Catechesis (Six 1-credit courses).

Saint Joseph College offers a 10% discount to the Diocese of Manchester on all courses

Learn more about Saint Joseph’s Certificate in Catholic Catechesis.