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Adult Faith Formation Course Description

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203 The Person of the Catechist


203. The Person of the Catechist addresses the spirituality of the catechist.  It includes segments that explore the vocational call of the catechist, the qualities of a committed catechists, the importance of continuing formation, and the necessity for catechists to trust in the activity of the Holy Spirit as they continue their ministry.

Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the vocation of the catechist
  • Understand the role of the catechist in the Church’s ministry
  • Understand the qualities of a catechist as expressed in contemporary documents
  • Understand the importance of the catechist’s continued growth and understanding of the catechetical ministry
  • Understand the role of the Spirit in the catechetical ministry of the Church


This is an online class facilitated by an instructor from Jan. 8 to 14, 2017.  Participants will have one week to complete the readings, watch the videos, answer the instructor's questions on the discussion board, post two replies to peers' comments, and complete any supplementary assignments. It is expected that participants will dedicate at least 5 hours to complete this course.  Time may vary depending on the individual's pace.