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Latino Catechetical Certification


The Office for Evangelization and Discipleship, works to facilitate the development of Latino catechesis in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Dina Beach, Assistant Director for Latino Catechesis, actively consults with parishes regarding catechetical formation for Latinos in the parish community.

Dina Beach
513-421-3131 ext: 2735






Camina con Cristo Graduation

Students from Ecos De Fe Course

Students from Ecos De Fe Course

Students in VLCFF Online Program

Students in VLCFF Online Program


Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Latino Catechetical program, “Camina con Cristo”

On October 22nd, 2016 The Office for Evangelization and Discipleship celebrated 34 members of the Latino community completing their work in the Echo of Faith course. Present at the Celebration was Bishop Binzer, Fr. Thomas Wray – Director of the OED, Fr. Rodolfo Coaquira, and Dina Beach – Assistant Director for Latino Catechesis.
Echoes of Faith is a course that provides basic formation in the faith. Recipients received a diploma signifying completion of the course.

The celebration began with Holy Mass celebration at St. Julie Billiard, Hamilton, and concluded with a reception in the parish hall. The participating parishes (and number of students) are as follows: St. Ann Groesbeck (7), Holy Family (2), Holy Trinity (4), St. Charles Borromeo (8), St. Julie Billiart (1), and St. Mary – Dayton (12), a total of 34.

Recipients completed their coursework over the past 4 months as participants in the OED pilot program, “Camina Con Cristo.” The program utilizes both live presentations, as well as online learning through the University of Dayton’s VLCFF learning. The live presentations are conducted using RCL Benziger’s “Ecos de Fe.” Our most recent classes have been facilitated by Fr. Daniel Hartnett, Kris Krimm, Fr. Ariel Pico, Sr. Maria Stacy Francine, Fr. Rodolfo Coaquira, Judith Bautista and Digna Arribasplata. The courses were taught at three separate locations: St. Ann in Cincinnati, St. Charles Borromeo in Cincinnati, St. Mary in Dayton.

From here the participants may continue in formation through online classes in conjunction with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF), and future onsite courses offered throughout the Archdiocese. Among other opportunities now open to participants, we encourage parishes to continue the Echoes of Faith program to further empower them to serve in various liturgical ministries in their respective communities.

Participation in the Camina Con Cristo will mean students can become certified catechists as well as receive certification in other skilled ministries.

If you have any questions, or are interested in learning more about the Latino Certification process, please contact our offices.