Please contact Kathy Boyer at 344-9814 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Catechetical ministry at St. Andrew's.
"We want a laity…who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand,
who know what they hold and what they do not, who know their creed so well that they can give an account of it,
who know so much history that they can defend it." - John Henry Cardinal Newman
Per the Diocese of Richmond, all volunteers who work with youth under the age of 18 must complete Safe Environment requirements.
Register for a VIRTUS training session - Register yourself online. Contact Kathy Boyer with questions.
ScreeningONE form - Form is to be returned to the St. Andrew's Parish Office, not the Diocese.
2016-17 Christian Formation Calendar
DIOCESAN LINKS AND MAGISTERIAL DOCUMENTS - Use the links below for information or resources:
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
The Catholic Virginian
RESOURCES FOR HELPING CHILDREN DEAL WITH VIOLENCE OR TRAGEDY:
Confronting a Culture of Violence (from the USCCB website)
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism - Tips for Families and Educators (from the NASP website)
RESOURCES - Use the links below for information on:
Example of a "Textbook Scavenger Hunt" for the first day of class
LIST OF CATECHISTS BY GRADE:
K Nancy Pry & Ana Boush, Morgan Douglass
1 Jennifer Bleecker & Jared Grinde / Quang Tran
2 Molly Westerhold & Katherine Nguyen
3A Eraina Conner & Rani Wood
3B Anna Pham & Dawson Le/Drake Tran
4 Megan Potter
5 Tina Shapach & Misa Nguyen
6 Barb & Pat McGrath
7A Sonia Stone & Isabelle Webb
7B Ali Shail & Riley Whalen / Allison Hudson
8 Jason Sandzimier & Brian McGrath
9 Frank Giannini & Marcella Allison
NEW! A list of all DVD and VHS recordings in our Christian Formation VIDEO LIBRARY for use in your classes.
Please use the following links to access the Parent Pages and grade level curriculum from the Diocese of Richmond. Scroll down each page to see the "Background for Catechists" including faith, physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development.
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Prayers & Concepts
CLICK for the Grade level prayers to be used as part of your Christian Formation class.
Dates to look forward to:
August 10 - VIRTUS training at St. Gerard's - 6pm
August 15 - VIRTUS training at Our Lady of Nazareth - 6pm
September 18 - Catechetical Sunday - Commissioning of catechists at the 9:00 Mass
September 20 - Catechist Workshop 5:00-7:30PM in the Social Hall
September 25 - FIRST DAY OF CLASS
October 22 - PATHWAYS Catechist Training - Our Lady of Nazareth - Roanoke
November 27 - No classes - Thanksgiving break
December 25 & January 1 - No Classes - Christmas Break
January 8 - Classes resume
April 9 - Palm Sunday - an abbreviated class session follows the 9:00 Mass
April 16 & 23 - No classes - Easter break
May 21 - Closing sessions for Christian Formation
TBA - Catechist Appreciation Dinner
May 21 - Catechist closing session
Register for Pathways HERE.
Check out the Diocesan "Pathways" page for more information on obtaining your Pathways Catechist certification. It also has great information on exactly what Pathways is, who it is for, and how it can help you in your catechetical ministry.