The Department of Evangelization and Catechesis encourages parish catechists and Catholic School teachers to obtain the diocesan Certificate in Catechesis. For parish catechists, this involves the completion of a theology component and a methodology component. For Catholic School teachers, this involves the completion of a theology component.
Before beginning any coursework, catechists and Catholic elementary school teachers must mail, fax, or e-mail a completed Certificate in Catechesis Application to the Ministry of Catechesis and Evangelization office.
Option 1— “Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith” through theUniversity of Notre Dame STEP program. This is a 7 week scheduled program that surveys the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Option 2— “MyCatholicFaithDelivered.com” customized program for the Diocese of Trenton @ www.trentoncatechist.com. This multi-session program is organized in five separate modules, encompassing the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and a separate module dedicated to Sacred Scripture. Once registered, the catechist may complete the sessions at any time convenient for the catechist.
The Art of Teaching Catechesis–This three session, classroom style program taught in parishes throughout the Diocese of Trenton. Please contact Jill Kerekes at email@example.com or 609-403-7133 for more information.
On-Line Course– “Catholic Faith and Tradition for Teachers” through the University of Notre Dame STEP program.
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