St. Anthony’s is always welcoming to those who hear the call to become a catechist or simply would like to try it out. Below you will find some of the qualities, knowledge and skills of successful catechists.


  • a desire to grow in and share the Catholic faith

  • an awareness of God’s grace and the desire to respond to that grace

  • a commitment to the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life and moral teachings

  • a strength of character built on patience, responsibility, confidence, and creativity

  • a generosity of spirit, respect for diversity, and a habit of hospitality and inclusion

Knowledge and Skills

  • a basic understanding of Catholic teaching, Scripture, and Catholic Tradition

  • honest and caring relationships with the age group being served

  • effective teaching techniques and strategies


  • Complete initial training or formation.

  • Complete Virtus training.

  • Commit to teaching sessions.

  • Attend quarterly catechist meetings.

  • Commit to ongoing formation.

Most of all, catechists need to make a commitment to grow. We don’t have to be flawless in all of these areas; however, we need to recognize where we might be deficient and strive to enrich ourselves, with the help of the catechetical leader. 

Please contact Angelique Gutierrez at the Parish Office for more information.