Welcome Teachers from our Catholic Schools!

We are so grateful for the service you provide in educating children throughout the Diocese of Phoenix.

Kino Catechetical Institute is here to support you! The Essentials of the Catholic Faith Catechist Formation Program exists to satisfy your catechist certification requirement and support your mission of integrating the faith throughout your curriculum.

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  • Why Kino?

  • Classroom Environment

  • Your Coursework

  • Your Schedule

  • Getting Started

Why Kino Catechetical Institute?

Benefits of Attending Kino

  • Learn new ways to integrate the Catholic faith into curriculum across subjects!
  • Get to know other Catholic school teachers from across the diocese, and build your network!
  • Learn from some of the best veteran instructors, catechists, clergy, and religious.

Features Kino

  • Dynamic formation aimed at preparing students to bear confident, charitable witness to the truths of the faith.
  • Systematic, comprehensive overview of the doctrine and dogma of the Catholic Faith to deepen understanding and provide a foundation for further work and study.

  • Successful completion of the Essentials of the Catholic Faith/Catechist Formation program satisfies the Catholic Schools Office catechist certification requirement for Catholic school teachers.

Classroom Environment

  • Experienced instructors, representing a variety of ministries and outreaches in the diocese.
  • Diverse mix of adult learners.
  • Opportunities to ask questions, and interact with instructors and fellow students.

Your Coursework

  • Essentials of the Catholic Faith: eight (8) one-day seminars focusing on the doctrine and dogma of the Catholic Faith.
  • Catechist Formation: two (2) one-day seminars focusing on the methodology and pedagogy of handing on the Catholic Faith.
  • No homework or tests!

Your Schedule

  • We do our best to accommodate you! Join us for two weeks in June (Mon-Fri) to complete all ten courses, or make use of the first Saturdays each month throughout the school year. Either way, we’ll be at the Diocesan Pastoral Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.
  • Kino is located at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 400 E Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ. Parking is offered in a parking deck east of the Diocesan Pastoral Center.
  • Successfully completing 8 Essentials courses and 2 Formation courses completes your certification for 3 years.

Schedule Essentials-Catechist Formation 2019-2020

Getting Started

Are you ready to join us? Because you are a teacher at our Catholic Schools, you do not have to fill out the application packet. You can reach out to us and we’ll get you set up in no time!

$150.00 for 10 mini-courses. Individual course registration $20.00 To register for an individual course please call our office at 602-354-2300.

Next session begins Saturday, August 17, 2019. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register here

Also, if you are not ready to register, but have questions about your classes or schedule, please do not hesitate to call us: 602-354-2300

Download Application for Catechist Certification