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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.)

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For those interested in our events

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

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

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

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

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

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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