Catholic Leadership Formation

"An accompanier and educator of those who are entrusted to him by the Church; the catechist is an expert in the art of accompaniment, has educational expertise, is able to listen and enter into the dynamics of human growth, becomes a traveling companion with patience and a sense of gradualness, in docility to the action of the Holy Spirit and through a process of formation helps his brothers to mature in the Christian life and journey toward God." (Directory for Catechesis, 74)

Catechist Formation

New! The Diocese has partnered with the Catechetical Institute (CI) at Franciscan University to bring you a series of free courses designed specifically for catechists, youth ministers, parish catechetical leaders, and young adult ministry. You will find multiple tracks to follow for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of basic formation, as well as additional content for our veteran catechists. These methodical tracks will assist lay ecclesial to attain various levels of training and certifications.

Click below to access the Catechetical Institute Tracks.

Price: $

Catechetical Institute Video Training

For instructions on setting up accounts, tracking progress and other functions on the Catechetical Institute site please click below. 

Price: $

Catechesis Courses

Click here for several on-demand courses on Catechesis. 

Price: $