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 Sara Danielson at sdanielson@rockforddiocese.org.

Upcoming Classes

DateLocationClasses OfferedInformation and Registration

January 14, 2023

Virtual

9:00-10:00am: Catholic Customs and Traditions (Level II)

10:15-11:15am: Ten Commandments and Beatitudes (Level II)

Flyer | Registration

28 de enero de 2023

Decanato de Aurora/Iglesia de San Pedro – Aurora

*en español*
9am-12pm: Entendimiento católico de las Sagradas Escrituras, Entendiendo la Iglesia, y La vida sacramental de la Iglesia (Nivel I)

Flyer | inscripción

February 11, 2023

Virtual

9:00-10:00am: The Creed and the Trinity (Level II)

10:15-11:15am: The Mass and the Eucharist (Level II)

Flyer | Registration

18 de febrero de 2023

Decanato de Aurora/Iglesia de San Pedro – Aurora

*en español*
9am-12pm: La vida moral católica y la toma de decisiones, y La oración católica en el salón de clase (Nivel I)

Flyer | inscripción

18 de marzo de 2023

Decanato de Aurora/Iglesia de San Pedro – Aurora

*en español*
9am-12pm: María, los santos y la vida eterna, Los 10 mandamientos y las Bienaventuranzas, y Tradiciones y costumbres católicas (Nivel II)

Flyer | inscripción

22 de abril de 2023

Decanato de Aurora/Iglesia de San Pedro – Aurora

*en español*
9am-12pm: El Credo y la Trinidad, La misa ye la teología de la Eucaristía, y Enseñanza Social Católica (Nivel II)

Flyer | inscripción
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