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Christian Formation supports, educates, and empowers ministry leaders
to become Spirit-filled disciples leading others to Christ

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NEW! Speaker Approval – Update!

Ministry Resources During COVID-19 

Help for Parents:
Pop-Up Catechesis at Home Series:
Sharing Family Stories
Living with Less
Summer Fun Pack: Download Here

Adult Formation Programs
My Catholic Faith Delivered: 8 to 11 week modules on the Four Pillars.  Free through June 30.
Mark Hart and the Catholic Bible Refresher Video series  like a Catholic Netflix; also a daily Facebook Live formation event
Ascension Presents:  podcasts and videos on contemporary topics
Threshold Bible Study Series:  thematic Bible Study, provides pointers for sharing virtually
Exploring the Sunday Readings: Great for small groups. English and Spanish. Print and online.

RCIA Team Formation from TeamRCIA
Scheduling RCIA Outside of Easter: video providing some ideas to ponder
Office of Worship Coronavirus Updates and Information
What to Expect as We Reopen in Our Diocese

Resources Added April 1
The V Encuentro link has a comprehensive listing of resources in Spanish and English, for prayer, formation, masses online (even Vietnamese in Diocese of Richmond!) and special needs.

The Catholic Apostolate Center includes resources for self-care, as well as programming beneficial to various parish adult formation groups.  Both sites continually updated their lists.

Strong Catholic Family Faith website has a curated list of resources for families to use to pray, learn and live their faith at home.

For one-page, ministry specific documents containing suggestions and resource links, click on the images below:

For the latest information from our diocese, please continue to check the website:

Let us join in prayer for the thousands of people who are infected, their caregivers, and for our communities as we learn to live in a new way together; not in fear but generosity and resilience.

Each month the Office of Christian Formation provides an informational email titled “OCF Newsletter.” Here is the latest newsletter: Co-Worker Connection – June 2020 If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter directly to your email, please contact Nina Henry at