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
October 28, 2017 – St. Augustine Church, Signal Mountain
November 11, 2017 – Holy Trinity Church, Jefferson City
Register online above or by mail; registration forms are available here.
June 15-16, 2017 – 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
Five Rivers Deanery
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cumberland Mountain Deanery
Smoky Mountain Deanery
March 31, 2018
Mass and Sending of the Neophytes
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 8, 2018 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