A catechist is a person who facilitates the process of faith formation, first by echoing the word of God in his or her life and second by helping others do so.
A catechist is part of a selected community of people in the Church who are dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in a formal setting (parish religious education program or Catholic school).
A catechist is one
...one who has a desire to grow in and share faith
...one who lives as a witness to the Gospel message of
...one who has an awareness of God's grace and the desire
to respond to that grace
...one who is committed to the church's liturgical and sacramental
life and moral teachings
...one who has generosity of spirit, a respect for diversity and a
habit of hospitality and inclusion
...one who has strength of character built on patience,
responsibility, confidence and creativity
(Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute: You have been called to be
For more information about the opportunity to become a parish catechist, contact the Director of Formation and Education.