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Who is a Catechist?

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Who is a Catechist?

The Church calls forth exemplary followers of Christ who have a living, conscious, active participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Personal qualities of catechists should include:

  • Faith that manifests itself in your piety and daily life;catechist_teaching.jpg
  • Love for the Church;
  • Apostolic spirit and missionary zeal;
  • Love for your brothers and sisters and a desire to give generous service;
  • A willingness to continue your own religious education and formation;
  • The human, moral, and technical qualities necessary for the ministry of a catechist such as dynamism and good relationships with others;
  • Respect for the diversity of cultures;
  • An ability to appreciate different stages of individual growth and development;
  • An ability to communicate effectively with the persons to be catechized.

*Guidelines for Obtaining the California Catechist Certificate and its Renewal, p. 8

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