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Become a Catechist

Become a Catechist

It just takes 1 hour a week to get involved. Contact us to find out how!

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Important Requirements to become a Catechist

 A Catechist should be in good standing with their parish community.
 A Catechist needs to be authorised, in writing, by their Parish Priest. Copies of these forms (Teacher Engagement Forms) are sent to the Wollongong CCD Office.
 Catechists need to complete a Working with Children Check to ensure that they have not been convicted of any offence against children.
 Unless something untoward occurs, a Catechist must be prepared to make a commitment for at least one year to prepare lessons and teach a class. This commitment would require about two hours per week.
 Catechists are expected to do some training before they begin teaching. Those who have completed courses are presented with certificates at the Annual Catechist Mass.
 Catechists who have been teaching for more than five years would gain benefit from completing the training once again as the courses have changed over the years.
 Unless permission to do otherwise is given by the Parish Priest, Catechists are expected to teach from the approved program.
 To be a successful Catechist a person needs to be committed, prepared to attend school regularly and love working with children.

If you would like to become a Catechist, please fill out our expression of interest form here.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:37

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