Catechist Formation Courses

Office of Faith Formation

The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit. (NDC, p. 228) and is discerned within the community.  To be truly effective, catechist should be appropriately formed, prepared and certified for this important ministry which carries out the teaching mission of the Church.

Master Catechist Certification

Master Catechist Certification Process

Renewal Form
Goals and Objectives for BCF classes – English
Goals and Objectives for BCF Classes – Spanish
Power Point on Master Catechist April 2019

Certification and Renewal

Certification is good for 3 years and renewal requires 10 hours in the Course of Studies each year with a letter of renewal from the director/coordinator of the program.

This is granted through the Office of Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of San Francisco in accords to the Standards of the California Catholic Bishops Guidelines.

Here is a wonderful opportunity for our catechists to earn basic catechist certification and renew themselves during lent. Join St. Veronica’s Parish in this Lenten Series

Courses of Studies

Courses are given through the Office of Faith Formation and various approved programs.

Basic & Master Catechist Course Work

The Office of Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of San Francisco credentials catechists with certification from the California Catholic Bishops Conference.

The Parish Catechetical Leader is responsible to mentor the candidate through the process, do ongoing observation & supervision. This can be done by the Parish Catechetical Leader or in conjunction with a master catechist.