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					                      Self Evaluation Guide Completion Time Estimate
                                                         Revised 090106
                                  Parish Catechist for CHILDREN

                                                                              Estimated time
                                                                                 for each         Estimated
 Number
                                                                                 Question           Total
   of                  Required Activities, Readings and Videos
                                                                                (including        Time for
Questions
                                                                                reading &          section
                                                                                  videos)
                                      PART 1: MY CALL TO MINISTRY
4
                                            None                                5-7 minutes        30 min.
Subjective
                         PART 2: PARISH SUPPORT and REGIONAL TRAINING
4            Choose a mentor                                                  5-7 minutes after
Subjective   Attend Parish Catechist Training                                 attending Parish     30 min.
             Review Parish Policies                                           Catechist              after
                                                                              Training &           training
                                                                              choosing a
                                                                              mentor.
             PART 3: CHURCH DOCUMENTS and OTHER CATECHECTIAL RESOURCES
3            Question 1:
             Read “The Role of the Catechist”                                    15 minutes
             Read “Parents, primary educators of their children”
             Question 2:
                                                                                                  40+ min.
             Read “The Priority of Adult Faith Formation”                        10 minutes

             Question 3:
                                                                                 15 minutes
             Read “Forward” and “Families are a Sign of God’s Presence”
                         PART 4: DEVELOPING YOUR CATECHETICAL SKILLS
5 with 12    Question 1a & b:
parts        Watch video “The Role of the Catechist” and read the companion      90 minutes
             booklet.
             Question 2a, b, & c:
             Watch video “Getting Started as a Catechist” and read the          120 minutes
             companion booklet.
                                                                                                  6 ½ hours
             Question 3a, b, c, & d:
             Watch a teaching methods video and read companion booklet.         120 minutes

             Question 4a & b
             Read an article on Classroom Management and Discipline.             30 minutes




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                                 Parish Catechist for CHILDREN (con’t)
               Question 5 (select one question):
               Read “Family Guide for Using Media”
               Read “Tips for Using Videos Effectively”
               Read “Renewing the Mind of the Media-Ideas for School,                 30 minutes
               Religious Education, and Youth Programs”
               Read “Your Family and Cyberspace”
               Read “Implications of Growing Up in a Technological Age”
                            PART 5: NURTURING YOURSELF AS A CATECHIST
1 with 6       Question 1a, b, c, d, e, & f:
parts          Watch video “The Person of the Catechist and read the companion
                                                                                     120 minutes         2 hours
               booklet.
               Read a national Catholic magazine.
                                PART 6: DIOCESAN SUPPORT FOR CATECHISTS
3 with 6       Question 1a & b:
parts          Complete Screening procedures for the Diocese of Richmond           No written work.
               Attend “Protecting God’s Children”
               Question 2a & b
                                                                                      30 minutes         1 hour
               Read the Catholic Virginian (Diocesan Newspaper)
               Question 3a & b (for Sacrament Catechists only)
               Read the Diocesan Guidelines for Sacramental Preparation (section      30 minutes
               specific to what catechist teaches)
                    PART 7: YOUR PARISH PROGRAM MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
5              Question 1:                                                         5 minutes           1 hour
               Name text and publisher                                                                 5 minutes
               Question 2:                                                         10 minutes
               Read the resource pages of your manual
               Question 3:                                                         10 minutes
               Read the Scope and Sequence Chart in your manual
               Question 4:                                                          10-30 minutes
               Review activities you have used: websites; videos; music;             depending on
               outreach/service activities; craft activities                        how many you
                                                                                      implement
               Question 5:
                                                                                      10 minutes
               Other resources
                          PART 8: RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND LEGAL ISSUES
    2
               Read Religious Education, Youth and Campus Ministry: Legal          Approximately 2
               Issues for Catechists, Ministers and Volunteers.                    hours for reading    2 hour
                                                                                                        15 min.

               Questions 1-2:                                                         15 minutes


        Estimated Total Time Needed to Complete Parish Level PATHWAYS                      14 ½ HOURS




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