Catechist Formation


Welcome! Thank you for being a volunteer or catechist and sharing the joy of a relationship with Jesus with others, young and old.

Our Formation Series Available


Revive Parishes

Online formation for parish leaders from top experts in the church, on demand. 

Kino Catechetical Institute approved for all courses at the Revive site.

Sophia Institute for Teachers

Join us for a FREE weekly Virtual Workshop on various topics from the comfort of your own home, classroom, or vehicle. Participate live or view/listen later.

  • Enjoy presentations from dynamic presenters
  • Explore practical strategies, lessons, and receive spiritual nourishment
  • Access teacher and catechist written lessons and activities
  • Receive a 1 hour PD certificate for each session you participate in 

The Institute of Catholic Theology

Kino Catechetical Institute approved courses for catechist recertification.

Some courses are free and others have a range of cost. Each course completed you will receive a recertification certificate.

Start with Jesus

Check in with Cheryl Hentz to pick up a copy of Start with Jesus by Julianne Stanz. What you will find online in this series:

  • A chapter reading guide
  • Discussion questions for each section
  • Worksheets for each chapter
  • Discussion videos from our live series

Loyola Press Catechetical Formation Series

The Catechetical Formation Series by Loyola Press is an online training and formation experience for catechists and others seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills for faith formation and evangelization ministries. Developed by Joe Paprocki, D.Min., participants will be formed in areas critical to their vocation as a catechist: being, knowing, and doing. What you will find online in this series:

  • Videos
  • Note taking sheets with reflection questions

The new Directory for Catechesis presents fundamental theological-pastoral principles for the ministry of catechesis while responding to current social conditions and cultural forces that shape the church’s communication of the Faith. The Directory affirms the presentation of the Catholic faith articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a sound point of reference for instruction while drawing deeply from Scripture and the writings of recent popes, especially Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium. This video series will provide insights into eight new emphases which it proposes.