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 2018-2019 EVENT SCHEDULE
October 5, 2018 – St. Stephen Church, Chattanooga
October 13, 2018 – St. Dominic Church, Kingsport
TBD – All Diocesan Conference – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Lenoir City
RITE OF ELECTION
March 9 and 10, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Chattanooga and Five Rivers Deaneries
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cumberland Mountain and Smoky Mountain Deaneries
MASS AND SENDING OF THE NEOPHYTES
Sunday, May 12, 2019 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