Online Resources – For Catechists

SADLIER – Variety of webinars on the topic of religious education and evangelization

LOYOLA PRESS – Catechists looking to complete elective Catechist Certification classes online have many options through the various Catholic publishers and online formation series. One source is The Catechetical Formation Series from Loyola Press. This program is designed and hosted by Joe Paprocki and Deirdre Mullane.  There will be ten sessions available (at this time, only two are ready, the others are on their way). To utilize Loyola Press’ program for Diocesan credit, please complete the following steps:

1. Use the Catechist Learning Assessment for Independent Study for Electives from the Catholic Education website.
2. Begin the session from Loyola Press by downloading the “Interactive PDF Worksheet” on the first slide of the presentation.
3. Watch the entire slide show, pausing to fill in the Interactive PDF Worksheet when directed to do so.

4. When finished, attach the “Interactive PDF Worksheet” to the Catechist Learning Assessment for Independent Study for Electives and give it to the DRE/CRE for review.

 **Since the program’s worksheet covers what the Diocesan Learning Assessment requires, there is no need to write a second reflection as indicated on the Diocesan Learning Assessment. The Diocesan sheet will be used only for your signature and record keeping for the next level of certification.

5. The amount of time for each session can be found in the Presentation Details window in the lower right side of the screen. It is best to round up to the nearest half hour.