Are you thinking of becoming a catechist? Or are you a catechetical leader, looking for ways to help parishioners understand what it means to be a volunteer catechist? Here are some resources to help.
Articles and Videos for Those Considering the Call to Be a Catechist
Top Reasons to Become a Catechist
More Top Reasons to Become a Catechist
Top Reasons People Hesitate to Become a Catechist
Responses to Why People Hesitate to Become a Catechist
Becoming a Catechist: What’s Your Story?
Stories on the Journey: How Did I Get into This?
Positive Approach to Recruiting Catechists
Top Ten Little Things That Can Make a Big Difference for Catechists
Skills, Tips, and Practical Advice for Preparing the Learning Environment
Catechists in Action
As you discern the call to serve as a catechist, it might help to take a peek at some catechists in action to see what it looks and feels like to do this work. The Catechists in Action series visits catechists in their parishes and shares videos of their classes so that you can get a taste of this ministry.
Compilation Video of Some of the Best Moments of Catechists in Action
Getting Started as a Catechist Webinars
Watch these pre-recorded webinars for new catechists, with sessions helpfully divided by age group being taught.
Books by Joe Paprocki
Joe Paprocki has written several books to help catechists.
For more information about being a catechist, contact your parish’s catechetical leader, or contact me at email@example.com or http://www.facebook.com/CatechistsJourney.
Is being a catechist used only for teaching children?
I have been a 4th grade cathecist for 4 yrs. Each year I feel closer to Jesus. I am enlightened by the children and I keep praying to Jesus to make me stronger in spirit.
This is an EXCELLENT resource page! Thank you.