Catechist/Teacher Resources

Theology and Catechetical Formation for Catechists and Teachers:

Catechetical Institute - This resource has various Tracks and Workshops to continue our formation as educators and Catechists in the Catholic way. It is an incredible new resource that thousands of lifelong learners are using to sharpen their understanding of what the faith is, who the faith is, and how to pass it on to everyone around us. Holy and knowledgable Catholics lead us through these workshops and offer resources, reference points, and invaluable advice and wisdom for Catholics of all walks and callings. 

To this end, and to meet the standards laid out by our diocese for ongoing formation, the following links contain basic expectations for how Catholic school teachers and catechists are to use the Catechetical Institute Resources:

 

LINK: SJV Catholic School Teacher Ongoing Faith Formation Requirements

LINK: SJV Catechist Ongoing Faith Formation Requirements (COMING SOON)

 

Supplemental Resources for Teachers and Catechists:

Truth and Goodness through Beauty:

- Catholic Coloring Pages

The Call of Beauty (Exploring the Treasures of Catholic Culture)

       

The Saints:

Heavenly Hall of Fame (Introduce your youngest students to the saints)

      

Music Resources:

- Making Music Praying Twice (Resources for bringing faith alive with music. There are lessons, activities, coloring, and multi-cultural learning opportunities on the additional resources page. The Making Music Praying Twice program itself could be a good additional resource for those from infants until Kindergarten.)

- Catholic Hymn Study (Teach the treasures of sacred music in a systematic and engaging way)

 

Teaching from the Liturgy:

- Liturgical Year Activities (A toolkit of many websites with lessons, games, and crafts to help students understand the liturgy and liturgical year)

Teaching the Liturgical Year (Ready-to-use lessons on each Sunday gospel)

 

Other Resources:

Catholic Central Videos (short videos explaining different topics about the Catholic Faith)

Curriculum Exchange from Sophia Institute (various inexpensive pre-made lessons on various topics)

Teaching the Faith with Current Events