All Catechists, as Heralds of the Word, must give support to the Church's official teaching on all matters of faith and morals. We are not bearers of our own message, but rather the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You represent Christ to the children, the youth, and the adults, and speak in His name. 

Listen to this message from Pope Francis: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-09/pope-francis-video-message-catechists.html

Resources for catechists: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/


Our Beliefs and Teachings: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/index.cfm


Protecting God's Children/VIRTUS

Information on VIRTUS and Background Checks for Volunteers



In accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and the Diocese of Richmond, all volunteers who regularly work with children or youth under the age of 18 are required to participate in a VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults training session. There is no charge for this training. Register yourself HERE. After doing the online registration for VIRTUS, you will be prompted to complete a brief background check.  VIRTUS is a one-time training, and the background check needs to be renewed every five years.


The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is committed to ensuring that diocesan institutions and ministries provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, young people, and vulnerable individuals.  The mission of the diocese Safe Environment Program is to create a safe environment incorporating the standards as outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.


To read more about the diocesan policy on child protection, visit The Catholic Diocese of Richmond's dedicated page.



RESOURCES - Use the links below for information on:

"10 Tips for Maintaining Discipline" 
"How do Catholics Elect the Pope?"   
Regulations for Fast and Abstinence      
JESUS prayer for Lent
Holy Days of Obligation    
The Liturgical Year       
Advent - Wreath and Colors     
The Meaning of the Candy Cane
Thanksgiving - "I am thankful for"       
Thanksgiving Prayer 1        
Thanksgiving Prayer 2

Halloween Info Resource     
Halloween: Witches, Ghosts & Magic  Halloween: All Saints & All Souls