Catechetical Formation Series – Parishes/Schools
The Catechetical Formation Series is available as an annual license and can be purchased on an individual basis or as school and parish-wide licensing.
The Catechetical Formation Series for Parishes or Schools by Loyola Press is an online training and formation experience for catechists and others seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills for faith formation and evangelization ministries. Developed by Joe Paprocki, D.Min., participants will be formed in areas critical to their vocation as a catechist: being, knowing, and doing.
This online formation series is co-hosted by Joe Paprocki, D.Min, and Deirdre Mullane, MAPS. Paprocki (a Master Catechist) and Mullane (a former catechetical leader) provide practical and easy-to-digest content that can be accessed in an on-demand format. Individuals or groups can watch the trainings in a variety of settings—at home on the individual level or in a group setting for an entire catechetical team.
In addition to the content, each learning session is enhanced by a downloadable worksheet with questions to review information and initiate meaningful discussions on topics covered. These worksheets can be submitted to parish catechetical leaders, who will work with diocesan directors to determine the extent to which your participation can be applied to local catechist certification requirements. Likewise, diocesan directors can utilize the worksheets to facilitate additional or expanded sessions to synthesize the learning that takes place in the sessions.
Upon completion of each session in the series, participants watching individually will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Learning Session 1: Getting Started and Getting to Know Your Learners
Learning Session 2: The Catechetical Process
Learning Session 3: Prayer and Leading Prayer
Learning Session 4: Facilitation Skills and Handling Difficult Situations
Learning Session 5: What We Believe—The Creed
Learning Session 6: What We Believe—The Sacraments
Learning Session 7: What We Believe—The Moral Life
Learning Session 8: What We Believe—Prayer
Learning Session 9: Understanding God’s Word—Scripture
Learning Session 10: The Person of the Catechist