Lifelong Formation

Parish Catechist

Role Description

The apostolic work of the catechist springs from the Sacrament of Baptism, through which all believers come to share in the prophetic ministry of Christ and the evangelizing mission of the Church. The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Catechists need to be practicing Catholics who participate fully in the communal worship and life of the Church and who have been prepared for their apostolate by appropriate catechetical training. (NDC 54B8, p. 228229.)