Christian Formation

Sr. Timothea Elliott, RSM,
Censor Liborum

Fr. Richard Armstrong Assistant Director

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM Director

Sr. Anna Marie McGuan, RSM,
Director

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
Chattanooga Deanery
Five Rivers Deanery
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cumberland Mountain Deanery
Smoky Mountain Deanery

Easter Vigil
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.

Videos

Christian Formation in Action

Christian Formation Class with Deacon Dave Lucheon, September 2016