In-person Basic Catechist Formation Course – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lakeside

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In-person Basic Catechist Formation Course - Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lakeside
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Diocese of San Diego

Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry

Calling all catechist and catholic school teachers for the Basic Catechist Formation Course (in-person) this summer!  

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

13208 Lakeshore Dr, Lakeside, 92040


June 22, 2021

Cost $ 75.00

This 48 hour Course will cover: 

  1. Christ the Model Catechist and Evangelist
  2. Understanding How People Learn
  3. Preparing and Planning
  4. Responding to the Call to Discipleship
  5. The Teaching Mission of the Church
  6. God’s Divine Methodology: Revelation
  7. Overview of the Bible
  8. Understanding the Old Testament
  9. Understanding the New Testament
  10. Jesus Christ: True God and True Man
  11. Christology: the Study of Jesus Christ
  12. The Nature of the Church
  13. The Mission of the Church
  14. Church: a Pilgrim People
  15. Prayer
  16. Liturgy and the Liturgical Year
  17. Sacraments in General and the RCIA
  18. Sacraments of Initiation Part 1: Baptism and Confirmation
  19. Sacraments of Initiation, Part 2: Eucharist
  20. Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  21. Sacraments of Healing: Penance, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick
  22. Life in Christ: Christian Morality
  23. Life in Christ: Social Justice
  24. Living Life in Christ

Class Schedule for BCFC at Our Lady of Perpetual Help:

Tuesdays and Saturdays,

from June 22, through Aug 31, 2021 on the following dates and times:

Tues. 6/22, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sat., 6/26, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Tues. 7/6, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sat. 7/10, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Tues. 7/20, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sat. 7/24, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Tues. 8/3, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sat. 8/7, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Tues. 8/17, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Sat 8/21, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Tues. 8/31, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Requirements: 48 hours of class time, total. Students who miss four or more hours of class time without making up the time will not receive certification. Any make-up classes should be discussed with the Master Catechists teaching the course.

Master Catechists:

Tammy Mansir & Dr. Susan Ferraris

Please note: This course is intended for the certification of new Catechists only.  It is for those who have never before taken the Basic Catechist Formation Course.  You may not retake this course to count for renewal hours.

(registration & payment deadline 06/18/2021)



This course finishes in August of 2021, therefore your completion certificate will be mailed by or before June or July of 2022.
  • Registration process: Step 1-Complete the basic registration form below then (step-2) you will be contacted via email after the basic registration form is reviewed. Once reviewed by our team at the Office of Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry a link will be provided for an on-line payment process and an admission registration form.