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Ongoing Formation Catechist

To maintain a high level of commitment and performance of the catechists of our diocese, the Bishop asks that all catechists will attend a Pathways catechist training day.

After completion of Pathways, catechists should pursue ongoing catechist formation of three hours each successive year. These hours should involve learning in any area specified by the Six Tasks of Catechesis (NDC, pp. 59-63).

Knowledge of the Faith Liturgy and Sacraments Morality
Prayer Community Life Missionary Initiation


Formation opportunities may occur in the context of the parish or at regional, national or diocesan events.

Click here for suggestions of Parish Events for ongoing formation. 

Click here for suggestions of Diocesan & Regional Events that are ongoing formation.

Visit our Ministry Leader webpage for additional formation opportunities for our parish catechetical leaders.

Parish catechetical leaders submit to the Office of Christian Formation the names of all catechists that have completed the three hours of ongoing formation. This information can be turned in at any time to, subject: Ongoing Formation.