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 One Mission One Faith, Ministry Formation Centers
One Mission One Faith is a basic ministry formation process for anyone who serves in the life of the Church.
The goal of One Mission One Faith is growth as a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ and formation as a parish minister. Participants will ground their ministry in a deeper understanding and intentional living of their Catholic faith. Participants can participate towards the California Catechist certification from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Certification-Track), or they can participate for their ongoing faith formation (Enrichment-Track).
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 to participate.
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