Catechist Formation Process
"[T]he formation of catechists requires particular attention because the quality of the pastoral initiatives is necessarily connected to the person who bring them into being"
- (Directory for Catechesis 130).
The Catechist Formation Process of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is a religious studies and Christian experience process that is required for all catechists and Catholic school teachers in the diocese. The process is offered and administered by the Office for Catholic Education in collaboration with the Evermode Institute. Its general purpose is to provide opportunities for catechists to enrich their love and knowledge of the Catholic faith in order to be more effective communicators of the Gospel to those whom they are called to minister.