Catechists transmit the Gospel to the faithful; as such, the person of the catechist must be conformed to the person of Christ in order to faithfully hand on that Good News. The aim of a catechist is to lead their students to a deeper knowledge and love of Jesus and His Church so that they may form a firm commitment to follow Christ. Through their service the catechist nurtures and mentors the faith and spiritual growth of their students.
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinoise provides ongoing training and great materials to aid in the success of each catechist. Annual formation courses are part of the life of a catechist: DIOCESAN CATECHIST FORMATION
If you feel a nudge or a willingness to “echo the faith”, please call the parish office or email the Coordinator for Religious Education to volunteer.
All Catechists are required to complete SAFE ENVIRONMENT training to ensure a safe environment for our students.