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Catechist (CT) Track

Directed to any person engaged in teaching ministries at any level, this three-part comprehensive program offers spiritual, methodological, philosophical, and doctrinal topics essential to the teaching of the Catholic faith.  Believing that the most significant factor in the catechetical endeavor is the individual catechist passing on the witness of a lived faith, this track aims to complement basic diocesan catechist certification by enriching in-diocese teaching with workshops designed to: 1) take the next step in formation in key areas, 2) target areas needing strengthening in our current cultural context, and 3) allow a catechist to continue growing his or her skills and understanding in the years following completion of diocesan certification. 

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of StudyProgressLast viewed
Foundational Catechist Certification
Foundations
The Vocation of the CatechistIn Progress
Jesus: The Christocentricity of CatechesisIn Progress
The Deposit of Faith: An Introduction to the CatechismIn Progress
Essential Link Between Liturgy and CatechesisIn Progress
Scripture
Scripture: The Heart of CatechesisIn Progress
Sacred Scripture: The Big PictureIn Progress
Method
The Ecclesial MethodIn Progress
Child Catechetical Methodologies & Learning StylesIn Progress
Adult Catechetical Methodologies & Learning StylesIn Progress
Philosophy
Philosophical Foundations of CatecheticsIn Progress
Spiritual
Prayer: Introduction to the Spiritual Life of the CatechistIn Progress
Doctrine
The TrinityIn Progress
Christ: His Person & WorksIn Progress
Advanced Catechist Certification, Part I
Foundation
Magisterial, Conciliar & Catechetical Documents IIn Progress
Pedagogy of Revelation & the Response of FaithIn Progress
Scripture
Scripture: The Driving Force of DoctrineIn Progress
Method
Analyzing Doctrine with Doctrinal KeysIn Progress
Philosophy
The Human PersonIn Progress
Spiritual
Praying with Scripture: Lectio DivinaIn Progress
Doctrine
The Sacramental EconomyIn Progress
Holy Spirit, Converter of HeartsIn Progress
The Blessed Virgin MaryIn Progress
The Church: Dispenser of the Mysteries & Guardian of the Deposit of FaithIn Progress
Advanced Catechist Certification, Part II
Foundations
The Catholic Family: Context of CatechesisRelease Date: To Be Announced
Scripture
Introduction to the Old TestamentIn Progress
Introduction to the New TestamentIn Progress
Method
Liturgy & Catechetical MethodologyIn Progress
Philosophy
Reality: Epistemology for Catechists
Spiritual
Being Guided & Guiding SoulsIn Progress
Doctrine
Ten Commandments & BeatitudesIn Progress
The Four Last ThingsIn Progress
Our Life in Christ: The Basics of Catholic Morality In Progress
Catholic Social TeachingRelease Date: To Be Announced

Electives for this Track

To view or start an elective, click on its title from the list below.

Adult Catechesis

  • Adult Faith & Moral Development Coming Soon!
  • Hispanic Adult Ministry Strategies I Coming Soon!
  • Hispanic Adult Ministry Strategies II Coming Soon!
  • Catechetical Skills Builder Intensive I & II Coming Soon!
  • Catechesis & Counseling Coming Soon!
  • Catechesis & Deliverance/Healing Coming Soon!
  • Contemporary Catechetical Issues & Their Philosophical Roots Coming Soon!
  • The Catechumenal Model in Other Forms of Catechesis Coming Soon!
  • Stages of the Catechumenate Coming Soon!
  • The Parish: Home for the Catechumenate Coming Soon!
  • The Parish: Home for Parent Formation Coming Soon!
  • Rationale for the Catechumenate: Christian Initiation in the 21st Century Coming Soon!
  • Relations Among Parish, Diocese & Holy See Coming Soon!
  • Catechetics & Conversion Spirituality Coming Soon!
  • Catechetics & History I Coming Soon!
  • Catechetics & History II Coming Soon!
  • Catechetics & Catholic Identity Coming Soon!
  • Forming Souls Through Small Groups Coming Soon!
  • Formation Work with Men I Coming Soon!
  • Formation Work with Men II Coming Soon!
  • Formation Work with Women I Coming Soon!
  • Formation Work with Women II Coming Soon!
  • Outreach & Evangelization Ministry I Coming Soon!
  • Outreach & Evangelization Ministry II Coming Soon!
  • Baptism Preparation Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Marriage Preparation Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Digital Catechesis: Using Tech Tools to Teach Eternal Truths Coming Soon!
  • Parish Organizational Health I & II Coming Soon!
  • Pastoral Issues in Adult Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Creative Adult Formation Approaches Coming Soon!

Children's Catechesis

  • Faith & Moral Development: Ages 3-6 Coming Soon!
  • Faith & Moral Development: Ages 12-18 Coming Soon!
  • Use of a Textbook & Other Resources Coming Soon!
  • Going Deeper with the Ecclesial Method Coming Soon!
  • Selecting and Planning Liturgical & Prayer Experiences for Children Coming Soon!
  • Classroom Management Coming Soon!
  • Grading & Assessment Coming Soon!
  • Beyond the Classroom Coming Soon!
  • Managing the Classroom Like St. John Bosco Coming Soon!
  • Lesson Planning for Conversion Coming Soon!
  • Shifting to Family-Centered Parishes Coming Soon!
  • Engaging Youth Culture Coming Soon!
  • Counseling and Pastoral Care Coming Soon!
  • Understanding Catechesis with Teens Coming Soon!
  • Theology of the Body: Teaching Catholic Sexuality to Teens Coming Soon!
  • Introducing the Liturgy to Children Coming Soon!
  • Introducing the Scriptures to Children Coming Soon!
  • Introducing Reconciliation to Children Coming Soon!
  • Introducing the Eucharist to Children Coming Soon!
  • Observing & Evaluating Teachers Coming Soon!
  • Working with Pastors & Principals Coming Soon!
  • Pastoral Issues in Children's Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Creative Children's Ministry Approaches Coming Soon!

Ministry of Parenting

  • Theology of the Family Coming Soon!
  • Godly Discipline Coming Soon!
  • Parental Fortitude & Sunday Spirituality Coming Soon!
  • Evangelical Effectiveness of Parenting Coming Soon!
  • Mentoring Other Families Coming Soon!
  • Child Saints, Part II: Seeing Your Child in His Light Coming Soon!
  • Barriers to Evangelization Occurring for Parents & by Parents Coming Soon!
  • A Family Vocation to Homeschooling Coming Soon!
  • Some Means for Parishes to Foster Evangelizing Families Coming Soon!
  • Teaching Your Children About God's Plan for Sexuality Coming Soon!
  • Questions for Parishes in Discerning Evangelization Efforts for Families Coming Soon!
  • The Sacramentality Principle Coming Soon!
  • Spiritual Honesty & Spiritual Joy Coming Soon!
  • The Best of Effective Contemporary Teaching Strategies Coming Soon!
  • Renewing Faith in Our Families Coming Soon!
  • Pilgrimage & Prayer in Family Life Coming Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families I Coming Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families II Coming Soon!
  • Faith in African-American Families Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations I Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations II Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home I Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home II Coming Soon!
  • Wife & Mother Coming Soon!
  • Husband & Father Coming Soon!
  • Pastoral Issues in Family Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Creative Family Ministry Approaches Coming Soon!
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