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1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Catechesis

Recognition of Catechists

Years of Service Recognition

At the end of each academic year, I would like to have catechists who have reached landmark years of experience recognized with a special certificate from our bishop. Please use the form below to identify catechists and parish catechetical leaders (e.g. director/coordinator of religious education, lifelong faith formation, etc.) who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 etc. years of total years of service in the ministry of catechesis in the academic year.

Catechists include PSR teachers, Catholic school faculty, adult faith formation leaders (including RCIA), youth ministers, anyone who serves the parish through faith formation initiatives. If a catechist or parish catechetical leader has served in other parishes, whether in this diocese or outside our diocese, those years of experience may be included.

Please print the catechists’ names on the enclosed form and indicate which landmark year (multiples of 5 only) for which these persons are being recognized. Add additional sheets if necessary. Completed forms are due April 1.

Office for Catechesis

1615 West Washington Street

Springfield, IL 62702-4757

Attn: Recognition for Catechists

Email: catechesis@dio.org

Certificates for each catechist will be sent to parish catechetical leaders in late spring so they can include them as part of your end-of-year appreciation ceremonies. If you have any questions, call Kyle Holtgrave at (217) 698-8500, x. 154 or email kholtgrave@dio.org.

Thank you for all you do to build the kingdom of God!

In Christ,

Kyle Holtgrave

Director, Office for Catechesis