Office of Children & Youth Faith Formation
As part of the Families and Schools of Discipleship Mission Team, the Office of Child and Youth Faith Formation supports, trains and partners with catechetical leaders and youth ministers in our parishes to form young missionary disciples who will dynamically and faithfully live and share our Catholic Faith all the days of their lives. We do this through programs, initiatives and events that equip, resource and train catechetical leaders, youth ministers, teachers, catechists and volunteer youth workers. In addition to these, we plan, organize and create programs, pilgrimages, retreats and experiences that evangelize, disciple, equip and catechize children and youth – forming and empowering them to become Missionary Disciples. On this page we offer resources and guidelines for Foundational Catechetical Certification, Confirmation, approved religion textbooks, RE curriculum, youth ministry, best practices, RE & YM newsletter and information on upcoming events – trainings, discipleship formation workshops, in-services, retreats, conferences and special events.