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Catechist Formation

A catechist is a person who facilitates the process of faith formation. A catechist is first called to echo the Word of God in his or her own life, and then help others do so as well. (Modified from The Catechist's Toolbox by Joe Paprocki)

Are you ready to teach the faith by both Word and Example? 
Are you willing to be a witness to the Gospel? 
Do you feel called to help others deepen their relationship with Christ, while strengthening your own?

Did you answer YES to any of these questions?
Consider becoming a Catechist for the 2018-2019 Faith Development Year!

Frequently Asked Questions:

 How can Holy Infant help me become the best Catechist I can be?  Check out these upcoming Catechist Formation Opportunities:

  • Periodically, throughout the year, the Faith Development Office will host catechist formation sessions.  These sessions are opportunities for fellowship & growth in your own faith!   Participation in these sessions is highly encouraged to be fully equipped for your role as catechists.  Be on the lookout for updates for upcoming formation opportunities. 

  • Called & Gifted Workshop at St. Thomas More - January 26, 2019

    God, what are you calling me to do? A frequently asked question!  Come spend the day discerning your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call.   See the Full Called & Gifted Brochure  

 I'm looking for a text resource or book for my own self-study?  Email Leanne Woodward for all resource needs.

 How about a resource that's at my fingertips?  Download the Effective Catechetical Leader (ECL for iOS or Android) App today!

 How does the Diocese of Raleigh support my Catechetical Formation?


  • Doorways to Formation in the Faith, the Catechist Formation program of the Diocese of Raleigh, offers opportunities for all adults to grow in the Catholic faith and serves as a pastoral formation program for educators in the faith.

  • Safe Environment Training: all catechists and volunteers who work with children are required to attend in person a Safe Environment Workshop approved by the Diocese of Raleigh before they do so. Participation in a similar workshop provided by any other Catholic Diocese or any other organization is not recognized. 


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