Catechist Formation and Certification

During the 2020-2021 year, the Director of Faith Formaiton, Dr. Luke Arredondo, will be releasing a new handbook on the process of Catechist Formation and Certification. 

The first step in the process for Catechist Formation will be to have all catechists in the Diocese of Tyler take the St. Philip Institute’s Way of Christ course, available here.

The next step in forming catechists will involve our partnership with Franciscan University of  Steubenville. The Franciscan at Home program provides a wide range of workshops and courses intended to give catechists a basic theological grounding and also help them gain specific skills for their specific ministries. Pastors and Directors of Religious Education can visit our Diocesan landing page here to get more information or set up an account. 

Details of the exact progams that will be required through Franciscan at Home will be made public soon.

Questions about Catechist Certification? Email Luke Arredondo at