A catechist (Greek) "echoes" their faith to another.
By the very nature of our baptism, we are called to share our faith with others. Epiphany of the Lord offers many opportunities for adults to share their faith with the children of our parish:
Elementary Catechist (grades Kindergarten through Grade 5)
Jr. High Catechist (Grades 6 through 8)
High School Catechist (Grades 9 through 12)
Catechists for the preparation of Sacraments (Reconciiation, Eucharist, Confirmation)
Adults (age 18 and over) who work with children in a parish setting are required to attend a three hour VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children workshop. You may register for a VIRTUS: PGC workshop here.
To assist catechists in feeling at-ease in their role, Epiphany of the Lord offers additional training (modules) for all catechists. We begin with "Getting Started as a Catechist" and "Basic Lesson Planning." A schedule of Catechist Modules will be posted soon. These modules may be used toward catechist certification with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and are free at Epiphany unless you require childcare.
For additional information or to volunteer to share your faith with others, please call 281-578-8271.
"Catechists do not merely instruct their students about Christ; they lead them to him." (National Directory of Catechesis, USCCB, p. 241)