Catechist Certification

In 2016 the Diocese of Grand Rapids instituted a program for all catechetical leaders (including clergy, staff, teachers, and catechists) called Echoing the Gospel.  This program helps our leaders receive a well-rounded self-formation which will enable them to be even better catechists for our students.

Learning Opportunities

  • Year of St. Joseph
    Upcoming Events PAST EVENTS St. Joseph: The Pillar of Patience St. Joseph is known as the pillar of patience.  Imagine the patience needed to raise the Son of God and accept God’s calling without knowing exactly what is going on.  Patience and Patient both come from the Latin root word pati which is translated to suffering.  Join us for a …

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  • Franciscan At Home Adult Learning
    The Diocese of Grand Rapids has partnered with the Catechetical Institute to receive authentically Catholic resources that help to form those within your parish or your school who are forming others.  All the workshops are available to every person in our parish or school, at no cost to you!   Hundreds of workshops in all ministry …

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