In-Person and Virtual Catechist Certification Classes

The Catechist Formation and Certification Program of the Diocese of Rockford seeks to prepare catechists to impart faithfully the teachings of the Catholic Church in parish religious education programs and Catholic Schools

Please keep a record of the classes or courses you participate in, and notify your parish catechetical leader (Director of Religious Education, Director of Youth Ministry, or Principal) of what classes or courses you have taken by completing the Catechist Learning Assessment.  They will keep track of your classes or courses and grant certification upon completion of 6 hours for Prerequisites, 10 hours for Level I, 22 hours for Level II, and 18 hours for renewal.

The classes listed below are in-person or virtual.  They will have an indication for if they are a pre-requisite, Level I, Level II, or elective class.

To view our online pre-requisite classes, please click here.  To view our online elective classes, please click here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Cynthia Sisson at csisson@rockforddiocese.org.

Upcoming Classes

LocationClasses OfferedInformation and Registration
McHenry Deanery/Church of Holy Apostles

 LEVEL I CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Saturday, February 10, 2024

9:15am – Catholic Moral Life and Decision Making

10:30am – Prayer in the Classroom

 

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VIRTUAL

 LEVEL I CERTIFICATION CLASSES

February 24, 2024

9:30 am – Understanding Church

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 Decanato de Aurora/Iglesia de San Pedro – Aurora 

CERTIFICACIÓN NIVEL 2

Todas las clases del nivel 2 en un solo lugar

Sábado 24 de febrero de 2024. 9:00 am – 3:30 pm – María, los santos y la vida eterna; Los 10 mandamientos y las bienaventuranzas; Tradiciones y costumbres católicas; El Credo y la Trinidad; La Misa y la Teología de la Eucaristía. 

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Rockford Deanery/ St. Bridget – Loves Park

 LEVEL II CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Saturday, March 2, 2024

9:00 am – Catholic Social Teaching

10:15 am – Elective – Storytelling

 

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McHenry Deanery/ Resurrection Church – Woodstock

LEVEL II CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Saturday, March 16, 2024

9:00 am – The Creed and The Trinity

10:15 am – The Mass and the Theology of Eucharist

11:30 am – The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes

 

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McHenry Deanery / Resurrection Church- Woodstock

Level II Certification Classes

Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00am  Catholic Social Teaching

10:15am  Mary, The Saints and the Afterlife

11:30  Catholic Customs and Traditions

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 Decanato de Rockford/Iglesia de San Patricio – Rockford

CERTIFICACIÓN NIVEL 2

Todas las clases del nivel 2 en un solo lugar

Sábado 27 de abril de 2024. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – María, los santos y la vida eterna; Los 10 mandamientos y las bienaventuranzas; Tradiciones y costumbres católicas; El Credo y la Trinidad; La Misa y la Teología de la Eucaristía. 

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