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Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) Track

This is an all-encompassing three-part series of workshops offering the spiritual, catechetical, relational, and philosophical topics essential to leadership in parish catechetical programs.  Whether a catechetical leader is tasked with ministry to adult, teens, children, or all three, the workshops in this track cover vital administrative skills, including recruitment and training of catechists, planning and evaluation of curriculum and programs, and managing pastoral and parental relationships.  In addition, this track addresses areas such as evangelization and its link to catechesis, catechetical program organization and assessment, working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, serving those with special needs, and fostering the vocational discernment and spiritual formation of others.

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of StudyProgressLast viewed
Foundational PCL Certification
Personality and Profile of the Successful PCLIn Progress
Evangelizing Catechesis: The 21st Century MandateComing Soon!
Prayer: Introduction to the Spiritual Life of the CatechistIn Progress
Teaching Catechesis for ConversionIn Progress
Essential Link Between Liturgy and CatechesisIn Progress
Getting Parents Involved as Primary EducatorsComing Soon!
Planning for Success: Program Organization and Assessment
Recruiting, Training, and Forming Catechists IIn Progress
Recruiting, Training, and Forming Catechists IIIn Progress
Religious Education Material Evaluation and Selection
First Penance and First Eucharist PreparationIn Progress
Confirmation PreparationIn Progress
Advanced PCL Certification, Part I
Analyzing Doctrine with Doctrinal KeysIn Progress
Sacred Scripture: The Big PictureIn Progress
Philosophical Foundations of CatecheticsIn Progress
Legal Issues for PCLs: Ecclesial & CivilComing Soon!
Magisterial, Conciliar & Catechetical Documents IIn Progress
Magisterial, Conciliar & Catechetical Documents IIComing Soon!
Discipling AdultsComing Soon!
Catechesis for Persons with Physical or Developmental DisabilitiesComing Soon!
Adult Catechetical Methodologies & Learning StylesIn Progress
The Catechumenate: The Paradigm for all CatechesisComing Soon!
Advanced PCL Certification, Part II
The Deposit of Faith Across the CurriculumComing Soon!
The Human PersonIn Progress
Catechetical Mentorship
Being Guided & Guiding SoulsIn Progress
Budgeting, Time Management & Goal Planning for Religious EducatorsComing Soon!
The Parish as Workplace: Essential Realities & RelationshipsComing Soon!
Developing Religious Education Policies & ProceduresComing Soon!
The Evangelizing ClassroomComing Soon!
Catechesis & Inculturation for Diverse CommunitiesComing Soon!
Child Catechetical Methodologies & Learning StylesIn Progress

Electives for this Track

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