Master Catechist Program 2016-2018


The Master Catechist Training Program is open to experienced catechists who are ready to deepen their involvement in the catechetical ministry of the Church. After completion of a two-year program, candidates will be certified as Master Catechists, qualified to provide catechetical training in parishes. In the program, candidates grow in their faith through instruction, days of prayer, peer mentoring, and spiritual direction.

  • Year I focuses on key doctrinal and catechetical topics.
  • Year II focuses on aspects of human development: psychological, moral, emotional and spiritual; catechetical method; and the development of skills related to teaching adults. Attention to and support for the candidates' personal spiritual development are continuous throughout the program.




The 2016-2018 Master Catechist Program is already in progress. We are not accepting any new registrants at this time. Please check back in June of 2018.


Informational flyer for the 2016-2018 Master Catechist Program- please follow this link: Promo Flyer for MTCP

Application-requires your Pastor's & DRE's signature in order to be processed. Applications must be turned in within a week after classes begin.

Year II Schedule. Blessed Sacrament -Schedule for Year II for the 2016-2018 Master Catechist Program at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Alexandria.





Year II Schedule. St. Andrew the Apostle- Schedule for Year II for the 2016-2018  Master Catechist Program at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Clifton.


Inclement Weather Policy for Classes

Important information for potential participants, please follow this link: Important Information for the MTCP

If you would like to know more about the program, please call the Office of Catechetics & Sacred Liturgy at 703-841-2554 or email

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