Catechetical Training

Training and Certification

Catechists are entrusted with one of the most important tasks: helping children and those entering the Church to come to know the truth of Christ and to live it out in their lives. Catechists need the training to form them and to support them for this mission. Therefore, in the Archdiocese of Denver, it is encouraged that every catechist will receive formation and training in the following areas:

  • Learn about the nature of catechesis, its goals, and how it relates to and differs from education more broadly.
  • Understand the core doctrines of the faith and an ability to present them to others.
  • Situate catechesis within the New Evangelization and the challenges of contemporary culture.
  • Approach the call to teach catechesis within a life of prayer.
  • Receive training in catechetical pedagogy, including instruction techniques, following the divine pedagogy, and discipleship.
  • Gain familiarity with salvation history, the Bible, and Catechism.

This eight-part course focuses on how to teach catechesis, using the Catechism and key catechetical principles taught by the General Directory for Catechesis. See below for link to purchase course reading that accompanies the videos.

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