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
RCIA 2019-2020 EVENT SCHEDULE
RCIA FALL CONFERENCES
September 14, 2019 at St. Mary Church, Johnson City
September 28, 2019 – TBA
RITE OF ELECTION
February 29 and March 1, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
April 11, 2020
MASS AND SENDING OF THE NEOPHYTES
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.
Christian Formation in Action
Christian Formation Class with Deacon Dave Lucheon, September 2016