Catechist Certification

The Diocese of Crookston has partnered with My Catholic Faith Delivered to provide catechetical leaders with ongoing formation and certification through interactive, user-friendly online courses at a discounted price. My Catholic Faith Delivered combines Catholic content with innovative technology. It is a unique web-based platform which enhances knowledge and understanding while fostering a full, conscious and active Catholic Faith.

“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.” (Catechesi Tradendae 5)

Certification of Catechetical Leaders

Faith Foundations is a 28 lesson course teaching content regarding the four Pillars of the Catholic faith. It is a perfect course for catechists, parish ministers and other interested adults wanting to learn more about the doctrinal foundations of our faith. You can choose from two different paths:

1) All 28 foundational lessons covering the core teachings of the faith
2) Breakdown into 3 mini courses based on the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 

This, along with the completion of our 8 lesson course, Catechist 101, which focuses on methods to teach the faith and the spiritual qualities needed to be a successful catechist, comprise most of the Diocese of Crookston Basic Catechist Certificate.


Catechist Best Practices

The following dates are offered for Best Practices in Catechesis for DREs, Youth Ministers, catechists and youth leaders this coming year. If the date and time does not work for you in your deanery, please seek another date and time that can work for you and your schedule.

Wednesday, January 4, 7-8:30pm (Southwest Deanery)

o   St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead

Thursday, January 5, 7-8:30pm (South Central Deanery)

o   Assumption Parish, Callaway

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm (Northwest Deanery)

o   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston

Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8pm (Northeast Deanery)

o   Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Greenbush

 Thursday, February 2, 6:30-8pm (Southeast Deanery)

o   St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Bemidji