Ministry of Catechist

Pope Francis confers the ministry of catechist in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 22, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Confers Lay Ministries Upon 10 People in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 22, 2023

Pope Francis formally conferred the ministries of lector and catechist upon four men and six women from the Philippines, Mexico, Congo, Italy, and the U.K. on Sunday at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.  

Pope Francis conferred on Catholics the lay ministries of catechist and lector at a Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23, 2022. Vatican Media

The Word of God Rekindles Hope, Pope Francis Says On Word of God Sunday

Jan 23, 2022

During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector and catechist.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Confer New Lay Ministries for First Time in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 18, 2022

The candidates come from three continents.

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Five Things to Know about the New Ministry of Catechist in the Catholic Church

Dec 27, 2021

Did you know that some instituted catechists can celebrate ‘minor exorcisms’?

Archbishop Arthur Roche at a Vatican press conference on Feb. 10, 2015. Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Liturgy Office Issues Guidelines for Catechist Ministry

Dec 13, 2021

Pope Francis created the instituted lay ministry of catechist in May.

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis’ December Prayer Intention: Catechists to Witness Word of God "with courage"

Nov 30, 2021

Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May.

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Hopes New Ministry of Catechist will "awaken this vocation"

Sep 17, 2021

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May.

Pope Francis./ Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Institutes New Ministry of Catechist

May 11, 2021

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday formally instituting the new lay ministry of catechist.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Issue Apostolic Letter on Ministry of Catechist

May 5, 2021

Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist.