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Teaches the principles of the Catholic faith

CONTACT: Lara Ratleff, 213 841-6775,


Catechists are parishioners who teach the principles of the Catholic faith to children, teenagers and/or adults within the Youth Ministry programs and the Rites of Christian Initiation programs. See ministries below entitled Christian Initiation and Youth Ministry. A catechist must be an active Catholic and person of faith who understands church doctrine, demonstrates appropriate teaching skills, and has a dedication to service and commitment to teaching within the Roman Catholic tradition. Catechists receive faith formation training in specialized workshops to assist with teaching the faith, have access to numerous resources, and may seek certification through the formation program approved by the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education.

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