Cathechist Certification classes for Winter 2017 announced

catechetical-sunday-2016-clip-art-print-07As we continue to focus on the church’s catechetical theme for the year, Prayer, the Faith Prayed, the Office of Faith Formation invites you to participate in the following classes. To register or for more information contact Annette Stevenson at 601-960-8470 or

Onsite classes are offered in a traditional classroom format and are 16 hours in length. The cost is $20 per class plus the cost of books. Depending on the instructor and needs of the students, scheduling of onsite classes is specific to locations as listed above.


Deanery I
Sacraments & Worship:
Celebration of the Christian Mystery
Instructor:  Jill Hisaw
Location:  Pearl, St. Jude Parish
Dates: Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26; March 12, 19; April 9, 23.
Time:Sundays: 3- 5 p.m.
Text: Doors to the Sacred, Joseph Martos

Sacraments & Worship:
Celebration of the Christian Mystery
Instructor:  Anita Hossley
Location:  Vicksburg St. Michael Parish
Dates: Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21
Time:Tuesdays: 7- 9 p.m.
Text: Sacraments: A New Understanding for a New Generation, Ray R. Noll

Mary and the Saints, Companions on the Journey
Instructor: Sister Michele Doyle
Location: Jackson Holy Family Parish
Dates: Jan., 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12
Time: Wednesdays: 6:15  – 7:30 p.m.
Texts:  All Generations will call me Blessed, McManus; All Saints, Robert Ellsberg

Christology:  Jesus of the Gospels and History
Instructor: Sister Michele Doyle
Location:  Yazoo City St. Mary Parish
Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: Thursdays: 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Text:  An Introduction to Christology: In the Gospels & the Early Church, Luttenberger

Deanery II

New Testament:  Revelation in Christ
Instructor: Valencia Hall
Location: Natchez, Holy Family Parish
Dates: Jan., 23, 30;  Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13
Time: Mondays 5- 7 p.m.
Text: Reading the New Testament, An Introduction Third Edition Revised& Updated, Pheme Perkins


ONLINE classes: Level I

Catholic Understanding of Scripture
Sunday, Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Faith and Moral Development
Feb. 12 –  March 5

Catechist Certification Introductory and Level I courses are offered online and take 5-8 hours total to complete. Do the coursework at your convenience during the weeks specified for each course.
Level I Courses are FREE.

To register, email your request for a registration form to:

The course facilitator, Fran Lavelle, will communicate with you through email, with information & directions needed to login to the course.

Please register at least one week before the start of the course.