The Catechist Page

The Catechist Page

All we can ever say is thank-you and that will never be enough to express our gratitude for each of the high quality individuals who call themselves "Catechist" here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Signing on for such an endeavor can be a little intimidating, filled with question such as, "do I have the right information?", "am I qualified?", or "do I have the time?".  I can assure you, with the help of the Holy Spirit, the only answer to these questions is YES!

In addition, our catechists are supported by CORE team members who create easy to follow lesson plans for each week. The Faith Formation staff, the Priests and Deacons are also ready to answer any of your questions.

We are always looking for individuals who love their faith and are willing to share it with the youngest members of our Parish community. If you are considering the call to serve in this capacity, please contact the RE office and we will set you up with a mentor you can shadow. 

Thank you again for all you do for OLMC!

Some Helpful Links

By Joyce Donahue

The Liturgical Catechist
provides a number of 
resources for the 
Catechist as well as 
family members seeking to enhance their family's understanding
of the faith

Alive In Christ is our primary resouce
for children in grades 1-6

The Gospel Weeklies are our primary
resource for Pre-shccol and Kindergarten




The Catechist's Journey

 A website from Loyola Press-
Content includes seasonal ideas for your classroom






Important Information


Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12

Continuing Formation

The Diocese requires every catechist to fulfill 6 hours of formation a year.  We offer several opportunities through Adult Faith Formation here at OLMC. You may choose one of those options, or learn from our FORMED subscription. Ask for our Parish Code. 

Other events:

  • Wednesday, January 22
    All Catechist Meeting and Dinner
    6:30 Dinner -to thank you for all you do
    7:00 Meeting-Staying Connected and Relating to Families
    8:00 Grade Level Break Outs
  • Wednesday, February 12-6:30 PM
    at St. Petronille Parish in Glen Elyn-
    an evening with John Donahue-Grossman-
    "Bringing Prayer into the Classroom"

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