Catechesis Certificate Program
"Formation seeks to enable catechists to transmit the Gospel to those who desire to entrust themselves to Jesus Christ. The purpose of formation, therefore, is to make the catechist capable of communicating... the Gospel message." (GDC 235)
Have you just volunteered to teach religious education and are wondering what you have gotten yourself into? Are you a veteran religious education teacher but always feel you have to stay one step ahead of your students? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, consider attending Holy Spirit College's "Basic Parish Catechetical Certification Course." Designed to meet Archdiocesan certification guidelines, this course offers catechists an in-depth look at the Catholic faith in order to prepare them better for their role as teachers of religious education. Sessions meet for ten days and cover topics such as: Faith and Moral Development, Scripture, Catholic Morality, Church History, What the Church Believes, Liturgy and Sacraments and Prayer and Spirituality. Two hours of spiritual enrichment are also required.
*With approval of a participant's principal, hours accrued from this course can provide credit toward school teacher certification. The course will be offered at Holy Spirit College. Participants must attend all sessions to become certified. The cost of the Basic Parish Catechetical Training Course includes all materials. For information about the course fee, please download the appropriate registration form from the course offerings webpage.
Certificates have recently been awarded to catechists at:
St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta
Christ the King. Atlanta
St. Vincent de Paul, Dallas
St. Catherine of Siena School, Kennesaw
St. Brigid, Alpharetta
St. Gabriel, Fayetteville