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The Ministry of Catechesis

A Catechist’s Role Description

“The vocation of the catechist is first and foremost a call from Love to love.”

Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy

Catechesis means “to echo.” You are called to do just more than “echo” the teachings from a book. Catechists “echo” their entire lives from teaching to living out their faith on a daily level.


  • An active member of the parish who desires to grow in their faith through Christian disciplines of prayer and service.
  • Understands how the dynamics of community and family life play a role in faith formation.
  • A commitment to the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life and moral teachings.
  • A strength of character built on integrity, humility, and responsibility.
  • An awareness of God’s presence in their life and the willingness to share the joy of faith with others.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A basic understanding of Catholic teaching, Scripture, and Catholic Tradition.
  • Create honest and caring relationships with the age group and families being served.
  • Learn and develop skills in creating lesson plans and teaching styles.
  • A willingness to be guided in growth of skills through feedback.
  • A willingness to ask for help when needed.


  • Complete catechist orientation
  • Complete safe-environment training
  • Fill out back ground check and sign Code of Ethical Standards
  • Commit to ongoing formation
  • Follow all rules of parish as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook and Catechist Handbook

For more information, please contact Brian Jens or Peter Morello.

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