All certificates (CATECHETICAL LEADER, BASIC, ADVANCED and MASTER for PARISH CATECHISTS) must be renewed every six years with forty (40) clock hours of continuing education and formation
A. It is expected that at least thirty (30) of these hours be achieved through diocesan or parish opportunities offered in the following areas:
Theology: Adult education sessions, courses, institutes, or workshops on areas of Catholic theology such as Scripture, Church history, sacraments, liturgy, morality, Catholic social justice teachings, Catholic doctrine, etc.
Catechetical Methods: Workshops, institutes, or inservices related to understanding catechetical methods and processes, such as session planning, use of media, creating a catechetical/learning environment, ways of praying, etc.
Catechist Development: Workshops, institutes, or inservices on communications and listening skills, stages of faith development, moral development, or psychological development as these areas relate to catechesis.
B. A maximum of ten (10) of these hours may be achieved through formational experiences such as:
Retreats, days of recollection, Small Christian Communities, parish missions, Marriage Encounter, Sacramental Preparation meetings, RENEW, Life in the Spirit Seminar, Christ Renews His Parish, etc.
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Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing when submitting an application.