Christian Formation

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, director of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville

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


Young Adult Leadership Formation

Bringing spiritual and educational formation to current and potential young adult leaders in the Diocese of Knoxville

Interested in becoming a young adult leader in the Diocese of Knoxville?
Contact Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM



February 29 and March 1, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sunday, March 1,
4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

April 11, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus



Listen to Sister Anna Marie’s podcast, Scripture and the Spiritual Life



Read Sister Anna Marie’s blog on the Simply Catholic website




Watch a Christian Formation class hosted by Deacon David Lucheon


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.

If you or someone you know are struggling with same-sex attraction, please consider Courage or EnCourage. This is a Catholic ministry to men and women who experience same-sex attractions and those who love them. Know the truth about God’s abiding love for you. You can find out more information by emailing Sister Anna Marie or by contacting them directly through their website: