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  • United States Catholic Catechism for AdultsProfess Your Faith (Explore your faith through the Creed)
  • Celebrate Your Faith (Deepen your understanding of the Sacraments)
  • Live Your Faith (Learn Catholic Morality Teachings)
  • Pray Your Faith (Explore Catholic Spiritualities that enrich our faith)

Foundational Catechetical Certification seeks to engage the whole community in the ongoing formation of their Catholic faith and to attain a basic standard of knowledge of Christ and of Church teachings.  

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA) is the foundational text for all adult faith formation and catechesis in the Diocese of Green Bay.


Diocese of Green Bay Catechetical Certification Policy

Bishop David Ricken established the Diocese of Green Bay Catechetical Certification Policy in 2012.

  • What?  An opportunity for all adults and catechetical leaders to grow  "in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ." (Catechesi Tradendae, 5)
  • Who?  Certification courses are open to all adults who wish to grow in their faith.  Catechetical certification is a requirement for all religious education administrators, youth ministers, catechists, Catholic school teachers and school administrators.
  • Why?  The purpose of catechetical certification is to “help the whole community of faith to come to at least a basic standard of knowledge of Christ and of the teachings of the Church” and to “prepare the next generations to answer generously the call to holiness.” (from Bishop David L. Ricken’s Pastoral Letter A New Moment for Catechesis in the Diocese of Green Bay, November 2009). 

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Download Pastoral Letter (PDF)

Download Foundational Catechetical Certification Summary (PDF)

 


FCC Equivalency for 2019-20

In order to encourage full participation and in support of the Diocesan mission of becoming missionary disciples, the attendance of a complete ALPHA series (all sessions plus the Alpha day-away), or Catholic Evangelization Studies course (all sessions) or a full-day Discipleship Formation seminar will count as Enrichment, and participants will be allowed to defer the usual FCC requirements to the following year.

In other words, if a catechist/school teacher/administrator participates in one of the above listed courses in 2020, they have met the requirement for catechetical certification for that year but will still need to fulfill their usual FCC requirements the following year. In all cases, a Completion Form must be submitted to the Office of Families & Schools after the completion of the course as verification. Completion forms can be found online or at through the course instructor.

This article appeared in the August 2019 and September 2019 RE/YM Updates.


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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Online Options

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Online Options

The Office of Families & Schools offers a series of online FCC classes, which can be taken at the participant’s own pace and place.  Each course involves five 2-hour lecture videos, downloadable notes, and supplemental resources pertinent to the topic.   Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups. Participants are responsible for submitting their own completion form.   There is no registration fees, thanks in part to Bishop’s Appeal funding.
 
Link to Getting Started Tutorial (Please do yourself a favor by reading this guide before getting started!)
pdf Getting Started tutorial
(1.29 MB)


Links to Online Class Registrations:

Foundational Catechetical Certification Schedule

Foundational Catechetical Certification Schedule

Foundational Catechetical Certification Classroom Courses
pdf All Components Schedule: 2019-20 (367 KB)

To register to attend any components listed below, please contact the host parish/school directly. Registration is required.

  • Hosts are responsible for notifying registered participants of any cancellations.

  • Attendance at all 5 sessions of each component is required for certification. However missed classes can be made-up by attending the missed session at an alternate location/date/time. If you attend one session of a series as a make-up class, you must still contact the host parish to let them know.

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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Bible

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Bible

Bible

The only FCC Component that is not available in an online format. This live, in-person course will be led by Cassandra Kowaleski, using the Jeff Cavin series, "The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible". The Great Adventure introduces Catholics to Scripture, equipping them with a basic biblical literacy.  
 
Schedules are updated as parishes/schools request to host classes. Please feel free to check this page again.
 

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Creed

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Creed

Creed | Five-session course based on first pillar of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: The Faith Professed.

 Schedules are updated as parishes/schools request to host classes. Please feel free to check this page again.

Creed Course Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Morality

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Morality


Morality Course  Available Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Note: Successful completion of CREED and SACRAMENTS & LITURGY is a prerequisite for taking MORALITY.

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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Sacraments & Liturgy

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Sacraments & Liturgy

Sacraments and Liturgy | Five-session course based on second pillar of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: The Faith Celebrated.

Schedules are updated as parishes/schools request to host classes. Please feel free to check this page again.


Sacraments & Liturgy Course Also Available Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Prayer & Spirituality

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Prayer & Spirituality

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Prayer & Spirituality

Prayer and Spirituality | Five-session course based on fourth pillar of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: The Faith Celebrated and nine spiritualities of our Catholic heritage.

pdf Prayer & Spirituality Schedule 2019-20 (356 KB)


Prayer & Spirituality Also Available Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (A)

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (A)

Methods A (for Catechists) | Five-session course based on sound classroom management principles.

pdf Methods A Schedule 2019-20 (354 KB)


Methods A (for Catechists) Also Available Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (B)

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (B)

Methods B (Faith Integration) | Five-session course for school teachers based on the 9 Principles of Faith Integration created by the Diocesan Faith Integration Committee and adopted by the Diocesan Board of Education.

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Schedules are updated as parishes/schools request to host classes. Please feel free to check this page again.

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (C)

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Methods (C)

Methods C (Youth Ministry) | Five-session course addressing the history of youth formation, related Church documents and targeting discipleship and formation for middle and high school students.

Schedules are updated as parishes/schools request to host classes. Please feel free to check this page again.


Methods C (For Youth Ministers) Also Available Online

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups.
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Foundational Catechetical Certification | Ongoing Formation

Foundational Catechetical Certification | Ongoing Formation

ONGOING FORMATION

After receiving Foundational Catechetical Certification, additional annual, approved, ongoing-formation coursework is required to renew that status.

The courses listed here, when taken in a parish/group setting, qualify for Ongoing Formation (catechetical certification).


  pdf Ongoing Formation Schedule: 2019-20 (360 KB)
 

 


ONGOING FORMATION COMPLETION FORM

Ongoing Formation application to be submitted (to the Education Department, ATTN: Certification) after you have completed the course.

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COMPONENT COMPLETION FORM

Component Completion Form to be signed by the participant and submitted to the Education Department after completing the course.

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