Franciscan at Home

Online learning at your convenience

Newest Workshops

Fostering Holiness in Children
The Human Person in God's Loving Plan
The Universal Call to Holiness
La evangelización y el kerigma
La pedagogía de la revelación y la respuesta de fe (doblado)

Partnering Dioceses

Partnering dioceses include:

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional or volunteer. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis.

Officially launched in 2016, the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute seeks to serve Christ and his Church by forming those Catholics entrusted with the formation of others. This includes priests, deacons, and parents, as well as lay ecclesial ministers, teachers, religious, and parish catechists.

Through conferences, online courses, personal support, and new catechetical resources, we make the riches of the Catholic faith more available and accessible to clergy and lay catechists alike.

To this end, our expert faculty and experienced lay mentors work in close partnerships with both dioceses and catechists, offering individualized formation tools designed to meet a variety of catechetical needs.

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For dioceses and others desiring to work with the Catechetical Institute (C.I.)

For parishes, schools, & other institutions seeking to use our workshops

For those interested in our events

Events in 2020

February 22 – Diocese of Duluth, MN – Mentor Training

April 23-24 – Diocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Mentor Training and Catholic Schools In-Service

June 5-6 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – Mentor Training

June 24-26 – Diocese of La Crosse, WI – Clergy Day and Mentor Training

July 11 – Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH – Mentor Training for Hispanic Ministry

July 12 – Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH – General Directory for Catechesis Debut Study Day

July 13 – Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH – Catholic Leader’s Summit

July 13-16 – Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH – St. John Bosco Conference

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

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

Events held in 2018

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