Catechist Certification

The Diocese of Grand Rapids offers a certification process for catechists working with any age group.  The process is geared toward forming the catechist in spirituality, methods, and theology.  St. Francis de Sales strongly encourage all of our catechists to become certified.  Click here to learn about the certification process.

Crossroads Catechetical Day / Encrucijadas Dia Catequistico

CROSSROADS Catechetical Day is a conference geared toward parish catechist and perspective catechists.  The event offers a main speaker and small group sessions focusing on a number of topics that grow the talents and faith of catechists.  There are limited funds available to help catechists be able to attend this conference.  Contact Ricardo Valdez or one of our other Faith Formation Staff members to learn more.  

Fall Parish Ministry and Catechetical Conference

Attend the ultimate annual event of our diocese for parish ministers, catechists, school teachers and anyone wanting to spend the day growing and learning in faith! The 35th annual conference will have something for everyone to enrich their spiritual life or ministry experience. Over 70 workshops and three all-day institutes will be offered.
 
Esta conferencia ofrece a los ministros parroquiales la oportunidad de orar, reflexionar y aprender juntos. También tendremos la oportunidad de ver a viejos amigos: catequistas, profesores, líderes de catequesis parroquial, coordinadores, líderes y voluntarios de pastoral juvenil, asociados pastorales, directores de escuela, equipos de RICA, voluntarios del ministerio de cárceles y equipos de formación en la fe para adultos.

Theme/Tema:

Witness and Testify
"We speak of what was from the beginning, what we have heard and seen" (1 John 1:1)/"Lo que ha sido desde el principio, lo que hemos oído, lo que hemos visto con nuestros propios ojos" (1 Juan 1:1)