Christian Formation

Sr. Timothea Elliott, RSM,
Censor Liborum

Fr. Richard Armstrong Assistant Director

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM Director

Sr. Anna Marie McGuan, RSM,

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 – 2018 Event Schedule

June 15-16, 2018 – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Lenoir City
Forming Intentional Disciples Day Seminar
Presented by Catherine of Siena Institute
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rite of Election
February 17 and 18, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Chattanooga Deanery
Five Rivers Deanery
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cumberland Mountain Deanery
Smoky Mountain Deanery

Easter Vigil
March 31, 2018

Mass and Sending of the Neophytes
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral

Examination of Conscience for Priests

Priest Retreat

Workshop with Dr. Joseph White

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