The primary goal of sacramental catechesis is the formation and transformation of the person as they prepare to receive a sacrament.
|First Holy Communion Catechesis||Confirmation Catechesis|
Florida Bishops Statement on Sacramental Guidelines for Those Who Home School
The following are the basic principles of Catechetical Formation for Sacramental Catechesis:
Therefore, included in the sacramental catechesis are the scriptures, symbols, gestures, music, and ritual texts found in the rites. The scriptural repertoire contained in each of our sacramental rites unfolds the fullness of the sacramental mystery. Any sacramental catechesis must have as a major component the "breaking open of the fullness of the word" as set forth in the rite. The primary symbols and gestures of the rite unfold the meaning of the sacrament.
Here you will find ideas for use in your sessions with the children and youth based on seasons and topics. Looking for workshops and conferences the diocese is offering to assist you as a catechist? Want to know what you need to become a certified catechist in our diocese?
"No methodology, no matter how well tested, can dispense with the person of the catechist in every phase of the catechetical process. The charism given him by the spirit, a solid spirituality and transparent witness of life, constitutes the soul of every method. Only his own human and Christian qualities guarantee a good use of texts and other work instruments.” General Directory for Catechesis #156
Are you a new catechist? This is a place to start.
"The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader.” National Directory for Catechesis p. 224
The Parish Catechetical Leader may be responsible for some or all of the following depending on the size and nature of the parish and the designation of the pastor of responsibilities.
Describes required liturgical rites and pastoral activities for the sacraments of initiation in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
|Flow Chart for Baptized
RCIA Process for baptized non-Catholics and uncatechized Catholics preparing for Confirmation and Eucharist
|Flow Chart for Non-Baptized
RCIA Process for non-baptized
For use as an interview guide with adults beginning the parish RCIA process
For use as a guide when interviewing a child (and guardians) when beginning the RCIA/adapted for children process
|Diocesan Handbook for RCIA
Describes required liturgical rites and pastoral activities of RCIA in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
|TEAM RCIA (associated with 23rd Publications)|
|The Association for Catechumenal Ministry|
The Province of Miami Policy on Safe Environment Educational Programs
explains the principles to be taught to all parents, guardians, children and youths on a systematic basis in all dioceses of the province
Bishop Parkes' Letter of Promulgation