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 2017 All Diocesan Summer Conference
June 16-17, 2017 – All Diocesan Conference – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Lenoir City
This conference is being presented by Team RCIA and is entitled “Making Disciples Institute”.
More information and registration forms are available here.
RCIA 2016-2017 Important Dates
Rite of Election
March 4 and 5, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Five Rivers Deanery
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cumberland Mountain Deanery
Smoky Mountain Deanery
April 15, 2017
Mass and Sending of the Neophytes
June 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
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