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Catechist Formation - Online



Online Level 1

Consists of twenty-five Faith Foundations Lessons, 8 Catechesis 101 Lessons, and a Retreat. This study of the basic truths of the Catholic Faith combines prayer, content, personal stories, and discussion questions to assist the learner in understanding the Church’s teaching and answer common questions.  These lessons are complimented by a consideration of the nature of catechesis (the teaching of the Catholic Faith) and its relationship to evangelization; as well as catechetical methodology and the spirituality of the catechist.

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Online Level 2

The online Level 2 option through CDU consists of the completion of eight courses addressing Theology, Scripture, and Catechetics.

Expressing fidelity to Catholic doctrine, the theological content of these courses centers around the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Close examination of the Old and New Testaments of Sacred Scripture open catechists-in-training to the Word of God.

In order to foster strong and faithful teaching practices, these courses form educators in the Six Tasks of Catechesis as developed in the National Directory for Catechesis.

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Online Level 3

Advanced Catechist Certification, or Level 3, consists of at least 100 clock hours beyond
Level 2 through a complete and significant certificate or degree program. Along with prayer and ministerial experiences, Level 3 should include a broadening and deepening of the formation experiences of Level 2.

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