Catechists

ATTENTION CATECHISTS:
Solemn Communion is fast approaching.  Do your parents need suggestions for gift ideas?  We have Guardian Angel prayer books, Communion pins and Divine Liturgy books available through our Centre but they must be pre-ordered.

If you are looking for Icons, contact the Sisters of St. Joseph in Saskatoon.

Eparchial Catechist Certification Program
The purpose of the Eparchial Catechist Certificate Program is to establish minimum standards for a theological, spiritual and catechetical background.  Anyone endeavouring to share their faith with adults, children and youth in the catechetical ministry of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon is encouraged to complete the various levels of certifications.

The program utilized the ECDD Catechist Formation books and NCCL’s Echoes of Faith video assisted catechist formation methodology tapes.  The program also incorporates the on-going faith formation of the catechist through prayer, retreats, renewal programs.  Attending all the catechist workshops sponsored by the Eparchy is an assumed requirement for all levels of certification.

This program, recoginizing the importance of catechetical leadership, establishes standards for those in administration as well as those teaching.

BASIC CATECHIST CERTIFICATE
Basic Eastern Catholic Tradition provides an overview of Eastern Catholic Tradition and Practice.  Courses: Streams of Living Water and Life and Worship.  Catechetical Methods offers the practical ways and means to creatively pass on the faith to others.  Course: “Introduction to the Learner”.  Faith Formation provides a prayerful experience to develop one’s own personal relationship with God.  We teach what we are.  Courses: “Discerning Your Call” and “Getting Started as a Catechist”.

INTERMEDIATE CATECHIST CERTIFICATE
Eastern Catholic Tradition.  Courses:  “Eyes of Faith”  and “Shown to be Holy”.
Catechetical Methods.  Courses: Methods for appropriate Grade Level.
Faith Formation.  Course:  “Roles of the Catechist”.

ADVANCED CATECHIST CERTIFICATE
Eastern Catholic Tradition.  Courses:  “The Old Testament” and “To the Ends of the Earth”
Catechetical Methods.  Course:  “Forming a People 1 & 2”.
Faith Formation.  Course: “The Person of the Catechist.
Teaching Experience: 3 years.

LAY FORMATION CATECHIST CERTIFICATE
Successful completion of the Eparchial Lay Formation Program.
Completion of all ECDD Courses.
Teaching Experience:  1 year.

MASTER CATECHIST CERTIFICATE
Academic Degree in Theology (or equivalent)
Completion of all ECDD Courses.
Teaching Experience: 5 years.