CatechismClass.com was founded in March 2004 by Father James D. Zatalava, the pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Altoona, PA. Our organisation has led the charge to bring the highest quality education to Catholics of all ages. CatechismClass.com operates with the singular goal of being the best online Catholic religious education program in the world. Father James Zatalava passed to eternal life in May 2018, but our organization has continued the vision and the mission that he set and helped oversee for the 14 years he served as Chief Editor.
We handle the planning, the material gathering, and much of the teaching. You have no more need for expensive book purchases and the evaluating and grading. All you have to do is login and you're ready to go! We don't require expensive books. Everything is done online.
As a result of our programs, it is my goal for parents, pastors and bishops to possess the capacity to educate the students in their care with the highest quality, most authentic catechetical product possible, with the ability to utilize it in the most convenient, state of the art, and fully accountable manner available.
Bishop Robert Vasa,
Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA
Episcopal Advisor for CatechismClass.com
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
I promise prayers for the success of your apostolate.
Cardinal Dolan, Archdiocese of New York
Be assured that I will mention [Catechism Class.com] to those here in the archdiocese who work with me in this regard.
Archbishop Hughes, Emeritus
Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA
Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Knights of Malta
I will be happy to remember in my prayers the intention of the work of CatechismClass.com
Bishop Baker, Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, AL
"You are really providing a valuable service... I sure hope this gets to be more widely known -- and used!"
Dr. Scott Hahn,
"The entire program is given over the computer at the student's own pace. I've taken a look at the site, and it certainly looks to be a step up (a very big step up) from the CCD classes I took."
Founder of Catholic Answers
"Again, I must say that this is a monumental work that is very good. I strongly recommend it to everyone."
Rev. Carl Pieber, C.M,
Executive Director Central Association of the Miraculous Medal
"Its' materials are tailored for every age, from docile first graders to senior citizens seeking remedial instruction. And each pupil can work at his own pace as he falls in love with the ageless truth. Praise the Lord, CatechismClass.com is the real thing!."
Mrs. Donna Steichen,