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 Elementary Catechesis

The Archdiocesan Elementary Catechesis Ministry is here to help address the specific goals and needs of the elementary level catechetical community. In addition, we provide support and resources to Parish Catechetical Leaders, training and enrichment to catechists, as well as individual parish consultation.

Elementary Catechesis is an area of ministry within the Office of Religious Education dedicated to recognizing, celebrating, and maintaining the unique expression of God’s presence in our children. We work to support the gifts children bring to our world and specifically, to our Catholic Church.

The Archdiocesan Elementary Catechesis Ministry serves the people of God in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by training and empowering those who are involved in catechetical ministry with children in grades one through six.

“On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you’.” (Pope Francis, EG# 164)

Elementary Catechesis Brochure 2019.pdfElementary Catechesis Brochure 2019.pdf

Recertification Form (English).pdfRecertification Form (English).pdf

Become Certified Catechist 2019.pdfBecome Certified Catechist 2019.pdf

To learn more about the Elementary Catechesis Ministry and the many ways in which we can help you, please contact:

Douglas E. Zuniga
Coordinator of Elementary Catechesis
Office of Religious Education
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (213) 637-7410
Fax: (213) 637-6574​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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