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Newest Workshops

El depósito de la fe: una introducción al Catecismo (doblado)
La Iglesia: dispensadora de los misterios y guardián del depósito de la fe (doblado)
A Guide to Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis
Giving Counsel and Pastoral Care
The Evangelizing Classroom

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

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

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

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 – Diocese of Palm Beach, FL – CI Formation Day

September 9-10 – Diocese of Fort Worth, TX – CI Formation Days

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

September 25-26 – Diocese of Savannah, GA – Mentor Training

September 30 – Diocese of Lafayette, LA – CI Formation Day

October 1 – Diocese of Lake Charles, LA – CI Formation Day

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

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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