Holy Family Education Formation team seeks to have all catechists who serve the people of Holy Family to be well formed in the Catholic Faith, pastorally sensitive with all learners, and Christ-like in all ways.
About Ministry Formation Centers
Basic faith “formation” is an essential step in developing ourselves as proclaimers of the message of Jesus Christ. It is
our belief that those who serve in ministry deserve to be nurtured and fed as mature Christian adults in their own
faith. Experience shows they are then better able to minister more effectively. Ministry Formation Centers explore
key areas of Catholic Doctrine, tradition, and faith. They are conducted in a manner and environment appropriate
for adults seeking to explore and deepen both their understanding of their faith and their relationship with God.
These sessions are particularly suited for catechists working with any age group, as they enhance knowledge of our
faith and our church, while enriching our personal faith and developing skills to become a more effective catechist.
If you are pursuing certification as a Catechist (Early Childhood through Adult), Youth Ministry and Confirmation
Team Member, Initiation Team Member, or a Liturgical Minister this course satisfies the basic requirements of the
Theological Phase toward certification. Any adult seeking personal enrichment in their faith lives are most welcome
Requirements to be a Catechist
• A fully initiated, practicing Roman Catholic
• Compliance with Safeguard the Children requirements
Prayer for Catechists
Oh God, am I ready yet?
My own heart and hands would not be sufficient
Were it not for your love and grace.
Now fill me with both of these gifts and fill my students with the desire to learn.
Let this be a wonderful and thrilling experience of growing in faith.
We ask this in your holy name.
Dawn Ponnet, Director of Faith Formation