In the Ministry of the Word is a catechist formation program sponsored through Catholic Education Ministries. Each two-hour session focuses upon a different aspect of basic formation that helps the catechist become more effective and confident in their ministry of catechesis. This formal, structured, sequential training process is available free of charge to any parish in the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Upon completion of all 16 sessions, the catechist will receive a certificate.
Since the inception of the program in 1994, many catechists have received the certification of completion. Over 400 catechists have participated in catechist formation through In the Ministry of the Word. If you are interested in arranging for this Catechist Formation and Training Process in your parish or area of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, please contact Kristi Bivens at (320) 251-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Ministry of the Word brochure (PDF)