Archdiocese of Atlanta Catechist Certification Program:
COMMUNICATING THE CATHOLIC MESSAGE
A catechist is any Catholic, whether a volunteer serving in a parish or a Catholic school teacher, who assists another in understanding and living the faith through intentional formation administered by appropriate pastoral leadership.
Deriving from the ancient Greek term that means, "to echo, to resound, to sound from above," the catechist is a vital dimension in the transmission and maturation of the Gospel.
The apostolic work of the catechist springs from the Sacrament of Baptism through which all believers come to share in the prophetic ministry of Christ and the evangelizing mission of the Church. It is strengthened by the Sacrament of confirmation. The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit. Catechists need to be practicing Catholics who participate fully in the communal worship and life of the Church and who have been prepared for their apostolate by appropriate catechetical training. (
National Directory for Catechesis, p. 228-229)
The Documents listed on the left fall under the following purposes:
Catechist Certification Process:
or further information on the Certification Process
Logs: to keep track of
the classes you've taken and to note under which category the class falls. Three logs are available: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Past Catechist Conferences held at Transfiguration: The programs from the Catechist Faith Formation Days held at Transfiguration for the past several years are listed. Refer to these to determine which code to use for the classes you took. Each class listed has a code at the end of its description.
Reflection Sheet: use this for missions, talks, presentations, retreats, etc that you attended that were not part of a Catechist Conference.
SMA Summer Class Codes: Basic certification classes that are held here at St. Michael's during the summer. This form lists the classes and their certification codes for your use.