Christian Formation

The Office of Christian Formation “is the means which the bishop as head of the community and teacher of doctrine utilizes to direct and moderate all the catechetical activities of the diocese” (General Directory for Catechesis, No. 265). The Office of Christian Formation assists the diocesan bishop in his role as the chief catechist by

  • coordinating faith-formation endeavors for people of all ages within our parishes and schools
  • educating and certifying catechists
  • providing ongoing meetings with directors of religious education
  • consulting on the selection of religious-education textbooks and resource materials assessments
  • implementing guidelines for lifelong parish catechesis and sacramental preparation
  • sponsoring distance learning opportunities with Catholic universities

 


Young Adult Leadership Formation

Bringing spiritual and educational formation to current and potential young adult leaders in the Diocese of Knoxville


RCIA 2020-2021 EVENT SCHEDULE
RCIA FALL CONFERENCE 2020

Live video meeting, Thursday, September 17, 2020  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

RCIA SUMMER ALL DIOCESAN CONFERENCE 2021
Date TBD

RITE OF ELECTION
February 20 and 21, 2021 

Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Chattanooga and Five Rivers Deaneries

Sunday, February 21, 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Cumberland and Smoky Mountain Deaneries

EASTER VIGIL
April 3, 2021

MASS AND SENDING OF THE NEOPHYTES
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Media

 

Listen to Sister Anna Marie’s podcast, Scripture and the Spiritual Life

 

 

Read Sister Anna Marie’s blog on the Simply Catholic website

 

 

Video

Watch a Christian Formation class hosted by Deacon David Lucheon

 

For a list of Adult Faith Formation resources, click here.

For a list of DVD resources available for loan, click here.

Contact Sr. Mary Timothea if your parish is interested in checking out any of these items.

Read the apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), written by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

If you or someone you know are struggling with same-sex attraction, please consider Courage or EnCourage. This is a Catholic ministry to men and women who experience same-sex attractions and those who love them. Know the truth about God’s abiding love for you. You can find out more information by emailing Sister Anna Marie or by contacting them directly through their website: https://couragerc.org