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.)
- Catechetical Institute Overview
- Partnership Services and Best Practices
- Our Key Principles
- Our Tracks
- Our Pricing Structures
For parishes, schools, & other institutions seeking to use our workshops
For those interested in our events
- Upcoming St. John Bosco Conference for Evangelization and Catechesis
- Sample Mentor Training Schedule
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 1-2 – Archdiocese of Miami, FL – Mentor Training / Catechetical Conference
November 8-9 – Diocese of Jefferson City, MO – Mentor Trainings
November 16 – Archdiocese of Detroit, MI – Family Ministry Inservice