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Getting Started as a Catechist - St. Ann (Coppell) 1/2

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM



202. Getting Started as a Catechist introduces new catechists to some basics that will help them take their first steps as catechists. They will learn how to set up their classroom space, how to create an appropriate social climate for catechesis, appropriate ways to use creative activities, and the basics of session planning.


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

  • Create the physical environment for catechesis
  • Provide a social environment in which faith can be nurtured
  • Use creative activities in learning
  • Develop successful lesson plans
  • Develop good behavior management and discipline techniques
  • Help learners pray together


This is a beginner level course of 5 hours. Beginner courses are pre-requisites designed for catechists to complete before starting or soon after beginning their catechetical ministry. Click here for a chart of the Continuing Faith Formation plan.

About this Class: Getting Started as a Catechist



Dates /Times:

Tuesday and Thursday July 22 and 24, 6:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Must attend the two sessions to receive credit.

Who may attend:

Anyone who is beginning as a catechist or who is an existing catechist without the proper methodological training and wishes to improve in their ministry.


St. Ann, 180 Samuel Blvd. Coppell, Texas 75019, TX 75238    Map it


Debbie Kaluza and Tena Allain

Credit Hours:


Questions about the Location

Contact Tena Allain  or cell 214-755-9993.

When to Arrive
Plan to arrive by 6:15 P.M. to allow time to check-in, get a name tag and pick up your book.
What to Bring
Bring a writing instrument, and paper or a notebook to take notes.


To Register

Register through the St. Ann parish website.  This is the specific link for that course.

For questions about this course contact Tena Allain, Continuing Catechetical Formation (CCF) Coordinator for St. Ann Parish at  or cell 214-755-9993.


For office use only

  • Instructor: Debbie Kaluza ( # not assigned)
  • Class # 202 (5hr)
  • In-house class
  • Books through DCS
  • 5 hr Credit