Catchetical Leaders Training and Resources

Catechetical Certifications 2
Catechetical Certifications 2

Catechetical leaders are professional ministers who have been chosen to oversee a program of formation (children, youth, adult, sacramental preparation, etc.) in a faith community. Ongoing formation is essential to being an effective catechetical leader. The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, in collaboration with other ministry organizations and professionals, has currated the following courses to help catechetical leaders with that ongoing formation.

Orientation to Ministry is a course designed for those new to catechetical ministry.

This course will provide a brief introduction to faith formation ministries in the Diocese of Rochester through a multimedia presentation and the sharing of resources that promote success in ministry. To view this course, please click here.

The Called to Accompany series invites youth ministry volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful.

Through videos and group discussion, volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis’ call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Church. To view this course, please click here.

This course walks through the particular ways the Church reaches young adults. The course serves as a comprehensive introduction to the principles, practices, and challenges of leading a young adult ministry. Designed for individuals actively involved or aspiring to lead young adult ministry, this course offers a blend of theoretical frameworks, practical strategies, and spiritual insights to equip participants for effective leadership. To view this course, please click here.

In this 21st century, the church is at a critical crossroads in faith formation. Parishes are losing families and faith no longer seems relevant to our youth. Young people are changing rapidly. They are learning differently and living their faith differently. How do we effectively design a person centered faith experience that engages both the minds and hearts of young Catholics in this complex 21st century? Come with us on the journey and find out! To view this course, please click here.

Creating a Safe Environment Teen Volunteer Training is an in-person training that takes place at the parish level. The training includes prayer, review of the Code of Conduct for Minors, and unpacking different scenarios that teens might encounter in order to applying the rules from the Code of Conduct for Minors. To view this course, please click here.