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The Catechetical Institute (CI) is a large-scale international outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville for ministry formation.  CI was formally organized in 2015 and publicly launched in 2017 to serve Christ and his Church by forming those entrusted with the formation of others in any situation and ministry role — priests, deacons, religious, parents, parish and school leaders, teachers, catechists, and teams, whether professional or volunteer, from homes to diocesan hierarchies.

The relationship with Franciscan’s world-renowned Catechetics faculty is key to CI’s stability and charism.  The importance and strength of the academic and practical dimensions coming together is fostered through CI being rooted both in the Franciscan Center for Evangelization and Renewal and the Catechetics/Theology academic programs at Franciscan University in various ways. 

Through our conferences, online ministry tracks and workshops, webinars, magazine, local events, Guild small group circles and discussion forums, personal mentorship, and wealth of resources, we seek to support all those involved in the care of souls to grow in pastoral gentleness, faithful creativity, and bold confidence as they reach out to evangelize, accompany, and pass on the Catholic faith to others in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

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Events in 2021

January 4, 7, 11 -- Diocese of Syracuse, NY – CI Online Mentor Trainings

January 19, 26, February 2 -- Diocese of Memphis, TN – Online CI Formation Events for Parish Leaders

January 21, February 4, 18 -- Diocese of Nashville, TN - Online CI Formation Events for Parish Leaders

January 23 -- Diocese of Fort Worth, TX – CI Online Formation Event for RCIA Leaders

February 13 -- Diocese of Memphis, TN – Online CI Formation Event 

February 18 -- Diocese of Brooklyn, NY – Online CI Formation Event 

February 20, 27 -- Diocese of Shrewsbury, UK – CI Online Trainings on RCIA

February 22 -- Diocese of Gary, IN – Online CI Formation Event for Diocesan Leaders

February 23 -- Diocese of Brooklyn, NY – Online CI Formation Event 

February 24 -- Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, TX – CI Online Formation Event for Religious Coordinators

February 24 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI – RCIA Online Formation Event

February 25 -- Diocese of Columbus, OH – CI Online Formation Event for Principals

March 2 -- Diocese of Nashville, TN - Online CI Clergy Event

March 4 -- Diocese of Nashville, TN - Online CI Clergy Event

March 10 -- Diocese of Allentown, PA – CI Online Diocesan Staff Event

March 16 -- Diocese of Steubenville, OH – CI Formation Event for Principals

March 23 -- Diocese of Duluth, MN – Online CI Clergy Event

March 31 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part One

April 13 -- Diocese of Allentown, PA – CI Online Formation Event for Principals

April 13 -- Diocese of Duluth, MN – CI Online Formation Event for Parish Leaders and Youth Ministers

April 13 -- Diocese of Gary, IN – CI Online Formation Event for Principals

April 15 -- Diocese of Houma-Thibadeux, LA – CI Overview for Pastors

April 15 -- Diocese of Houma-Thibadeux, LA – CI Formation Event I: Strengthening Communion by Implementing the CI Approach

April 20 -- Diocese of Houma-Thibadeux, LA – CI Formation Event II: Gaining Competence in Using FranciscanAtHome.com

April 27 -- Diocese of Houma-Thibadeux, LA – CI Formation Event III: Building Confidence as a Catholic Mentor

April 28 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Two

April 29 -- Diocese of Duluth, MN – CI Online Formation Event for Adult Formation and RCIA Leaders

April 30 -- Diocese of Allentown, PA – CI Online Formation Event for School Teachers

May 4 -- Diocese of Allentown, PA – CI Online Formation Event for Parish Leaders

May 11 -- Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI – CI Online Formation Event on TOB

May 11 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar -- Successful Onboarding and Engagement

May 12 -- Diocese of Gary, IN -- CI Online Formation Event

May 18 -- Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI – CI Online Formation Event on TOB

May 19 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI – RCIA Online Formation Event

May 26 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Three

June 2-3 -- Diocese of Lafayette, LA – On-site Catechetical Formation Conference on Family Ministry

June 8 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar -- Mentoring, Accompanying, Gentle Accountability and Overcoming Issues in Learners

June 14 -- Diocese of Gary, IN – CI Formation Event for School Personnel

June 16 -- Diocese of Palm Beach, FL – RCIA Online Formation Event

June 17 -- Archdiocese of Portland, OR -- Online CI Formation Event for Parish Leaders 

June 21 -- Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA – Online CI Formation Event for Faith Formation Leaders

June 23 -- Diocese of La Crosse, WI – Formation Day for Parish Catechetical Leaders

June 24-25 -- Diocese of La Crosse, WI – CI Clergy Days

June 30 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Four

July 6 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar -- Helping People Grow Their Spiritual Lives with CI's Workshops

July 8 -- Diocese of La Crosse, WI – Online CI Formation Event for Faith Formation Leaders

July 12-15 -- St. John Bosco Conference for Evangelization and Catechesis, Steubenville, OH

July 28 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Five

July 28 -- Diocese of Arlington, VA - Online CI Formation Event for Parish Catechetical Leaders

August 3 -- Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA -- On-site CI Event for Catechetical Leaders

August 5 -- Diocese of Madison, WI -- On-site CI Event for Principals

August 6 -- Diocese of Madison, WI -- On-site CI Event for Catechetical Leaders

August 10 -- Diocese of La Crosse, WI -- CI Online Event for Principals

August 10 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar -- Developing an Excellent RCIA Process

August 14 -- Diocese of Venice, FL -- CI Online Event for RCIA Leaders

August 18 -- Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA - Online CI Formation Event for Pastors

August 23 -- Diocese of Green Bay, WI – CI On-site Formation Events

August 26 -- Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA - Online CI Formation Event for School and Catechetical Leaders

August 27 -- Dioceses of Albania - CI Formation Event - Co-sponsored with the Bishops' Conference of Albania and LCI

September 1 -- Diocese of Honolulu, HI - Online CI Formation Event for Pastors

September 1 -- Diocese of Honolulu, HI - Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

September 4 -- Diocese of Honolulu, HI - Online CI Formation Event for Pastors

September 4 -- Diocese of Honolulu, HI - Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

September 7 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar -- How to Effectively Reach Parents to Truly Enable Them, Not Just Exhort Them

September 14 -- Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY -- CI Online Formation Event for Principals

September 14 -- Diocese of Saginaw, MI -- Theology of the Body and Accompaniment for Parish Leaders

September 15 -- Diocese of London, ON -- Online CI Formation for New Mentors

September 16 -- Sacred Heart Parish, Manassas, VA -- Online CI Formation for Staff, Catechists, and Parents

September 23 -- Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA - Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical and School Leaders.

September 23 -- Diocese of Venice, FL -- CI On-site Event for RCIA Leaders

September 25 -- Diocese of Venice, FL -- Formation Workshop for Leaders on Mentoring Parents as Primary Educators

September 27 -- Youth 2000 Ireland -- Formation Evening for Leaders

September 28 -- Diocese of Madison, WI – Online CI Event for Principals

September 29 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Six

October 5 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar – Helping Children and Teens Desire God and Love His Church, Not Just Go Through Programs

October 19 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA – On-site CI Formation Event for Catechetical and School Leaders

October 20 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences - Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

October 21 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI – Online RCIA Formation Event

October 27 -- PNCC Diocese of Buffalo-Pittsburgh, PA – CI On-site Clergy Day

October 27 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Seven

November 4 -- Laurel, MD – On-site TASTE Talk for Multi-Diocese Women's Group

November 6 -- Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI – On-site CI Event for Catechetical and School Leaders

November 9 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

November 9 -- Diocese of Lake Charles, LA -- Online CI Formation Event for School DREs

November 10 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Clergy

November 10 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Principals

November 12 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA -- On-site CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

November 13 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA -- On-site CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

November 15 -- Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA -- On-site CI Event for Catechetical Leaders

November 17 -- Diocese of Madison, WI – Online CI Event for Principals

November 18 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI – Online RCIA Formation Event

November 19 -- Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA -- On-site CI Event for Catechetical Leaders

November 22 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute - Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

November 23 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Principals

November 23 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences - Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

November 30 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Eight

November 30 -- University of St. Mary of the Lake at Mundelein, IL – RCIA Formation Day Filming

December 1 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

December 3 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA -- On-site CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

December 4 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA -- On-site CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

December 7 -- Diocese of Venice, FL – Online CI Event for RCIA Leaders

December 7 -- Diocese of Charleston, SC - Online CI Explanation Overview for Catechetical Leaders

December 8 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

December 10 -- PAREF Schools in the Philippines -- Panelist for Jesus Centered Life Conference

December 12-14 -- St. John's Parish, Summersville, WV -- Parish Mission on the Eucharist

December 15 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

December 16 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences - Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

December 21 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute - Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

Events in 2022

January 13 -- Diocese of Lake Charles, LA -- Online CI Formation Event for Catechetical Leaders

January 18 -- Diocese of Charlotte, NC -- Online CI Overview

January 18 -- Diocese of Shrewsbury, UK -- CI Mentor Training

January 19 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event 1 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

January 20 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI -- Online RCIA Training for Leaders

January 21 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute - Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

January 24 -- Diocese of Spis, Slovakia – Online CI Diocesan Mentor Formation Series, Part Nine

January 25 -- Diocese of Charlotte, NC -- Online CI Formation Event 1 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

January 26 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event 2 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

January 26 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute - Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

January 27 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences - Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

January 29 -- Christ the King Parish, Ann Arbor, MI -- Catechist Day of Recollection

February 1 -- Diocese of Burliington, VT -- Online Catechist Day of Recollection

February 1 -- Diocese of Charlotte, NC -- Online CI Formation Event 2 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

February 2 -- Diocese of Phoenix, AZ -- Online CI Formation Event 3 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

February 4 -- St. Columbkill Parish, Wilmington, OH -- Men's Retreat

February 7 -- Diocese of Ogdensburg, NY -- Orientation Session for a CI Workshop

February 8 -- Diocese of Charlotte, NC -- Online CI Formation Event 3 of 3 for Catechetical Leaders

February 8 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Overview for PCLs

February 14 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Overview for Priests

February 16 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Overview for Diocesan Staff

February 17 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Overview for School Principals and Religion Teachers

February 17 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI -- Online RCIA Training for Leaders

February 20 -- Diocese of Steubenville, OH -- Celebration of Families Keynote

February 23 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

February 24 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

February 28 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Formation Event 1 of 3 for Catholic Schools Office

March 1 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Formation Event 2 of 3 for Catholic Schools Office

March 2 -- Diocese of Brownsville, TX -- Online CI Formation Event 3 of 3 for Catholic Schools Office

March 15 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

March 17 -- Diocese of Lansing, MI -- Online RCIA Training for Leaders

March 25 -- Diocese of La Crosse, WI -- Online Formation Meeting on Family Catechesis

March 30 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

March 30 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

March 31 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

April 5 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

April 11 -- Diocese of Belleville, IL -- Online CI Overview for Diocesan Staff

April 12 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

April 26 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

April 27 -- Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY -- Creating Catechetical Support Systems in Parishes

April 27 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

April 28 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

April 30-May 2 -- Archdiocese of Singapore -- Formation Retreat for Catechists

May 3 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

May 4 -- Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY -- Creating Catechetical Support Systems in Parishes

May 5 -- Pennsylvania Conference of Catechetical Leadership -- Explanation of the CI Guild

May 5 -- Diocese of Plymouth, UK -- CI Event for Youth and Young Adult Ministers

May 5-7 -- Diocese of Oakland, CA -- CI Formation Events

May 5 -- Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS -- CI Trio Formation Event for Lay Leaders in all Ministry Areas

May 7 -- Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS -- CI Trio Formation Event for Lay Leaders in all Ministry Areas

May 10 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

May 12 -- Diocese of Plymouth, UK -- CI Formation Event

May 12-14 -- Diocese of Shreveport, LA -- CI Formation Events

May 16 -- Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL -- Online CI Overview for Clergy and Lay Leaders

May 17 -- CI Open Invitation Webinar

May 18 -- Diocese of Birmingham, AL -- CI Trio Formation Event for Lay Leaders in all Ministry Areas

May 19 -- Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL -- Online CI Overview for Clergy and Lay Leaders

May 21 -- Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL -- Online CI Overview for Clergy and Lay Leaders

May 23 -- Michigan Catholic Conference -- Conference on the New Directory for Catechesis Keynotes

May 25 -- Nigerian Catechetical Institute -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

May 26 -- Riga Higher Institute of Religious Sciences -- Mentor Formation Meeting: Youth Ministry & Parish Development

June 9 -- Diocese of Birmingham, AL -- Online CI Overview for Priests

June 14-17 -- Diocese of Arlington, VA -- Catechetical Leader Retreat

June 15 -- Catechetical Institute of Nigeria -- National Mentor Team Formation Meeting

June 16 -- Archdiocese of Riga, Latvia -- Youth Ministry and Parish Leadership Teams Formation Meeting

June 24 -- Diocese of Lake Charles, LA -- CI Trio Formation Event for Leaders in all Ministry Areas

June 25 -- Diocese of Lake Charles, LA -- CI Trio Formation Event for Leaders in all Ministry Areas

July 11-14 -- St. John Bosco Conference for Evangelization and Catechesis, Steubenville, OH

July 19 -- Diocese of Birmingham, AL -- Online CI Overview for Priests

August 10 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – On-site CI launch for parish DREs

August 23/27 Diocese of Lafayette, LA Online CI Events for Catechetical Leaders

September 7 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – Online Follow-up to the Launch Events

September 10 – Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA – On-site Mentor Training

September 16 – Diocese of Altoona, PA – On-site Inservice on CI for School Faculties

September 21 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – Online Follow-up to the Launch Events

September 22-24 – Diocese of Sacramento, CA – On-site Launch Events and RCIA In-service

October 5 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – Online Follow-up to the Launch Events

October 27 Diocese of Spis Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

October 29 – Diocese of Green Bay, WI – Online CI Overview and Follow-up

November 4-5 – OSV/CI Online Deacon Conference

November 12 Diocese of Columbus On-site Evangelization Conference

November 30 Diocese of Spis Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

December 22 Diocese of Spis Mentor Formation Meeting: Year 1 – Track 1

Events held in 2020

May 11 – Nigerian Bishops Conference – Online CI Formation Event

May 14 – Diocese of Gary, IN – Online CI Formation Event

May 19, 26, June 2 – Archdiocese of Omaha – Online CI Formation Events

May 22 – Nigerian Bishops Conference – Online CI Formation Event

May 28 – Diocese of Venice – Online CI Formation Event

June 9 – Youth 2000 Ireland – Online CI Mentor Training Event

June 15, 17, 18 – Diocese of Orange, CA – Online CI Formation Events

July 21 – Catholic Fellowship of Jakarta, Indonesian – Online Young Adult Formation Event

July 22, 29, August 5 – Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD – Online CI Formation Events

August 6 – Diocese of Fort Worth, TX – Parish Catechetical Leader In-Service

August 6 – Diocese of Arlington, VA – Online CI Formation Event

August 13-15 – Diocese of Jefferson City, MO – Clergy Day and CI Formation Days

August 17 – Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO – Catholic Schools In-service

August 26, September 2, 16 – Diocese of Palm Beach, FL – Online CI Formation Events

September 12 – Archdiocese of Indianapolis, IN – RCIA Formation Day

September 14 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – Online CI Formation Event

September 24 – Archdiocese of Washington, DC – Youth Ministry Formation Day

September 26 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – Mentor Training

September 30 – Diocese of Lafayette, LA – Online CI Formation Event for Clergy

October 1 – Diocese of Palm Beach, FL – Online CI Formation Event

October 2 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – Online CI Formation Event for Schools

October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 – Diocese of Grand Rapids – Online CI Formation Events

October 7, 14, 21 – Diocese of Savannah – Online CI Formation Events (In Spanish)

October 15 – Diocese La Crosse, WI – Online CI Formation Day

October 17 – Diocese of Sacramento, CA – Online RCIA Formation Day

October 21 – Diocese of Lansing, MI – Online RCIA Formation Events

October 22 – Diocese of Palm Beach, FL – Online CI Formation Event>

October 29 – Diocese of Grand Island, NE – Online CI Formation Discussion with Leaders

November 5 - Diocese of Lake Charles, LA - Online CI Formation Event

November 9 – Diocese of Columbus, OH – Online CI Formation Events for School Teachers

November 10 – Diocese of Allentown, PA – CI Clergy Day

November 12 – Catholic Fellowship of Jakarta, Indonesian – Online Young Adult Formation Event

November 16 – Diocese of Norwich, CT – Online CI Formation Events for Schools

November 17 – Diocese of Palm Beach – Online CI Formation Event for Schools

November 21, 28 – Diocese of Shrewsbury, UK – Online CI Formation Events

December 16 – Diocese of Lansing, MI – Online RCIA Formation Events

Events held in 2019

April 3 – Archdiocese of Portland, OR – Clergy Day

April 4 – Archdiocese of Portland, OR – Mentor Training

April 15 – Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA – Mentor Training

April 25 – Diocese of La Crosse, WI – Mentor Training

June 12 – Archdiocese of Detroit, MI – Mentor Training

July 15-18 – Steubenville, OH – St. John Bosco Conference

July 24 – Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA – Mentor Training

July 29 – Diocese of Raleigh, NC – Mentor Training

August 10 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – CI Introduction

August 12 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – Mentor Training

August 26 – Diocese of Sioux City, IA – Mentor Training

August 27 – Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA – Mentor Training

September 5 – Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD – Mentor Training

September 19-20 – Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO – Mentor Training / Inservice

September 19-21 – Diocese of Madison, WI – Mentor Training / RCIA and Leadership Inservices

September 26 – Archdiocese of Denver, CO – Faith Formation Leader Event

September 28 – Archdiocese of Denver, CO – Mentor Training

September 30 – Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO – Clergy Day

October 2 – Diocese of Wilmington, DE – Mentor Training / Fall Professional Development Day

October 12 – Diocese Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN – Mentor Training

October 18-22 – Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO – CI Introductions / Clergy Day

October 26 – Diocese of Sacramento, CA – RCIA Inservice

November 8-9 – Diocese of Jefferson City, MO – Mentor Trainings

November 16 – Archdiocese of Detroit, MI – Family Ministry Inservice

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