Catechist Formation

St. Philip Neri Parish catechists minister to all the people of our parish:  children, teens, young adults--their parents--and adults of all ages.  Any catechist working with children or youth must be Safe Environment trained first.

The following are personal traits of one who is called to be a catechist:


♥ an active faith life expressed in the worshipping community;

♥ an interest and concern about people’s growth in faith;

♥ an ability to relate well with others;

♥ an integration of prayer into one’s personal life;

♥ a willingness to be of service to the Church;

♥ a sense of humor and flexibility.

The catechist realizes that it is Christ’s message which he or she is called to proclaim.

If you think you have been called to be a catechist, you are welcome to come to one of our monthly meetings.  We meet the second Sunday afternoon (of most months) immediately following 11 a.m. Mass (approximately 12:15-12:30) downstairs in the MacAulay Room.  Food and drinks are provided in turn by the catechists and myself.  Everyone is always welcome to bring something to share.  For more information,

Contact Laurann Donahue
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Catechetical Resources:

Catechist Magazine

Creative Catechist

Faith and Life

Pflaum Publishing Group