The Catholic Institute


Certificate in Parish Service for RCIA Catechists

Level 5, 40 credits |Not an NZQA approved qualification


Only available in Auckland


The Certificate in Parish Service for RCIA Catechists is a joint effort between The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Catholic Diocese of Auckland.


It will enrich  each catechist’s own understanding of faith, equip catechists for ministry and strenghten the catechist’s understanding of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Main Features

4 Courses in Theology and Pastoral Ministry including a special course developed with particular attention to the Auckland context.

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further in this area you can study the Diploma in Religious Studies, stream Pastoral Ministry or the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership.  

Opportunities

This qualification will give you the basics to minister as an RCIA Catechist.

RCIA Word

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Programme Structure

TH101 Introduction to Catholicism
PM101 Church and Ministry
PM203 Rite of Initiation for Adults
SP101 Special Course for the Auckland Context

Each course

Is 18 hours contact time (or equivalent for distance)

Includes a Book of Readings to assist your study

TH101, PM101 & PM203 can be studied at any site in New Zealand where they are offered or studied by distance

The special course is only offered in Auckland

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Further Information

Sr Siân Owen

Auckland Diocesan Religious Education Team

Diocesan RCIA Support

Phone: 09 360 3056 or Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.