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Certification for Catechists

“…Go throughout the whole world and preach the Gospel to everyone…”
Mark 16:15

WHAT IS ECHOES OF FAITH?

Echoes of Faith is a video assisted basic catechist formation program designed for the formation and enrichment of catechists in parishes and Catholic Schools.

This program was developed by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL)

  • A program created for YOU
  • A program to ENRICH YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Opportunity to strengthen your SKILLS as a Catechist
  • Allows you to work in GROUPS with your PEERS
  • Helps you to develop your KNOWLEDGE of faith and catechesis
  • Introduces you to varied dimensions of an EFFECTIVE CATECHIST

CORE CONTENT OF MODULES

Echoes of Faith contains a total of 13 modules:

  • I Believe/We Believe
  • Liturgy and Sacraments
  • Catholic Morality
  • Prayer and Spirituality
  • Introduction to Scriptures
  • Getting Started as a Catechist
  • Roles of the Catechist
  • The person of the Catechist
  • Methods for Grades 1st through 8th
  • Introduction to the Learner

A FUN WAY TO LEARN HOW TO TEACH

Echoes of Faith will show you the best way to develop your teaching skills by:

  • Getting together to share your experiences
  • Reading, writing, and reflecting on content themes.
  • Observing, discussing, asking questions
  • Addressing catechist’s concerns

CATECHIST FORMATION
BASIC LEVEL ONE

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Participation in all 13 Modules of Echoes of Faith
  • Equivalency: 30 hours
  • Assessments for each module on file in Office of Catechesis

DIPLOMA:

  • Awarded upon completion of requirements
  • Basic Level One certification in Catechist formation in the Diocese of Brownsville


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