Catechist Information

 

10th Annual Catechist Conference , English y Espanol.  Prayer: The Faith Prayed” Saturday, August 20, 2016. 8 am – 4:15 pm at St. Jude the Apostle Church Sandy Springs 30328.

Join catechists from across the diocese coming together to learn more about the art of catechesis.  Classroom management, the use of media, teaching social justice, reaching parents… visit the website and register online.  https://catechistconference.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/speaker-list-for-website3.pdf.   Sessions will be led by clergy and lay.

 

Catechist Information and Catechist Certification Process

Catechist Certification

The process for catechist certification in the Archdiocese of Atlanta is contained in the document Communicating the Catholic Message. Catechist certification builds competency in four dimensions: Catechist, Theology, Learner and Methods. The certification hour requirements for parish catechists and Catholic school teachers are different, however, both build competency in the four key dimensions. Please follow this link to learn more about the certification process.  Please contact Kathy Kelly Huey, to review and setup your plan.  For more information about certification, please see the Archdiocese of Atlanta Catechist Certification page.

Scope Charts for Elementary Faith Formation

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade

Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Opportunities for Learning Online

University of Dayton Online Learning

Boston College

Echoes of Faith Online- Catechist Certification

Basic Catechist Certification courses are now available online through Echoes of Faith. The Office of Formation and Discipleship has purchased a block of one-year online subscriptions for the Echoes of Faith series. Each one year subscription costs $15 and catechists may do as many courses as they like during the subscription period. For more information visit http://tiny.cc/eof.  Please see Kathy Kelly Huey for registration information. kkhuey@smmcatholic.org

New Dayton University (VLCFF) online learning for Adults  $20.00 per Course.

The Archdiocese in partnership with the University of Dayton has developed a customized Certificate Program exclusively  for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. This equips catechist and all adults with knowledge, skills, practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive catechetical ministry .  This program will prove the level of master catechist for those who desire the certification. A special tuition grant brings the cost to $20.00 per course. The cost is normally, $90.00 per course.  Available in English and Spanish. Catechesis Program<http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/news/docs/2014/VLCFF-Certificate-in-Catechesis-Program.pdf>, or visit http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/news/2014/fif20141015.html   for detailed information.  The first cohort begins January 2015. Deadline to register is December 19, 2014.   This is a fantastic and affordable way to learn more about your faith even if you never intend to “formally” teach. As Catholics we are all called to “informally” pass on the faith.  Ask Paula Alley, Dawn Ghede, Lynette Crowley or Brandy Hart, a few parishioners who have taken courses, about their online experience. Enjoy!

For more information or to RSVP for Adult Studies please contact Kathy Kelly Huey kkhuey@smmcatholic.org