Catechist

The Ministry of Catechesis

A Catechist’s Role Description

 

“The vocation of the catechist is first and foremost a call from Love to love.”

Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy

Catechesis means “to echo.” You are called to do just more than “echo” the teachings from a book. Catechists “echo” their entire lives from teaching to living out their faith on a daily level.

Qualities:

  • An active member of the parish who desires to grow in their faith through Christian disciplines of prayer and service.
  • Understands how the dynamics of community and family life play a role in faith formation.
  • A commitment to the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life and moral teachings.
  • A strength of character built on integrity, humility, and responsibility.
  • An awareness of God’s presence in their life and the willingness to share the joy of faith with others.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A basic understanding of Catholic teaching, Scripture, and Catholic Tradition.
  • Create honest and caring relationships with the age group and families being served.
  • Learn and develop skills in creating lesson plans and teaching styles.
  • A willingness to be guided in growth of skills through feedback.
  • A willingness to ask for help when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete catechist orientation:
  • Complete safe-environment training:
  • Fill out back ground check and sign Code of Ethical Standards:
  • Commit to ongoing formation:
  • Follow all rules of parish as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook and Catechist Handbook:

For more information, please contact Brian Jens at bjens@stmatthias-milw.org or 414-321-0893 x406 or Tom Gallagher at tgallagher@stmatthias-milw.org or 414-321-0893 x405