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General Information

Three levels: Catechism I, Catechism II, and Concentration in Children’s Catechesis

Course Objectives

  • Teaching the content of the faith as articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Levels I and II) and offering a concentration in proper catechetical methodology as it applies to Children’s Catechesis (Level III).

Student Requirements

  • Certification: Participate in all sessions and pass the Open-Book Test at the conclusion of the level (for Levels I and II). For Level III, participate in all sessions, complete monthly assignments in the way of answering reflection questions, and submit two doctrinal lesson plans at the end of the course as your final project. For Level III certification, an exit interview with the Department Director of Evangelization and Catechesis is required.
  • Audit: There are no requirements. You are free to attend for your own benefit, although you must take the levels in order.


$50.00 per level.

Length of the Program

  • Level I: ten months
  • Level II: ten months
  • Level III: nine months

Curriculum Levels

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Catechism I (Content of the Faith), ten classes, ten months:

  • Revelation
  • Sacred Scripture
  • Faith
  • The Trinity
  • Creation and Providence
  • Image of God and the Fall
  • The Incarnation
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Church
  • The Four Last Things


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Catechism II (Content of the Faith), ten classes, ten months:

  • The Sacraments and Grace
  • Baptism and Confirmation
  • The Eucharist
  • The Sacraments of Penance and Anointing
  • Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony
  • The Universal Call to Holiness
  • The Moral Life
  • The Virtues and Commandments
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Prayer


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Children’s Catechesis Concentration, nine classes, nine months:

  • What is Catechesis?
  • The Content of Catechesis
  • Teaching the Story through Sacred Scripture
  • Using RCIA as a Model of Instruction
  • Teaching from the Catechism
  • Teaching the Liturgy and the Sacraments
  • Teaching According to Age
  • Teaching Methods in Catechesis
  • Developing Your Curriculum


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Jason Whitehead, MA
Director of Evangelization and Catechesis,
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute,
Director of Faith Formation


Julie Kiehlbauch, MS
Executive Assistant

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