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Diocese of Phoenix

Dear Catechists, Teachers and Faith Formators of the Diocese of Phoenix,

Greetings from Kino Catechetical Institute. I am thrilled to be able to announce our 12-month, fully funded partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville's online Catechetical Institute!

As you may know one of our diocesan initiatives, as we emerge from the challenges of Covid, is to find ways to use technology to support and advance the work of evangelization and catechesis here in the diocese. To that end, we have made the decision to fund this year-long partnership as a way to give every parish and school in the diocese access to the immense catechetical resources of Franciscan's online institute, online and free of cost!

Every parish and school in the diocese now has a one-year paid subscription, starting on October 1st, 2021 and running through September 30th, 2022, which means you can register all those involved in evangelization, education, and faith formation at the parish, and begin taking advantage of the marvelous array of online workshops and catechetical tracks Franciscan has assembled. 

These online workshops provide formation in a wide variety of topics relevant to the work of evangelization and catechesis in the Church today, and not only are many of the English language workshops available in Spanish, but there are many workshops presented in Spanish, and intended specifically for Hispanic Catholics, as well!

For certified catechists and Catholic school teachers, Franciscan Catechetical Institute's workshops are the preferred option for catechist recertification hours, and each workshop counts for 3 hours of formation toward recertification, but these content-rich videos are also great resources for adult faith formation, RCIA sessions, sacrament prep, formation of parents, and much more.

This is truly a one-stop shopping catechetical resource for parishes and schools, so please get all those involved in faith formation signed up and begin exploring how this magnificent resource can bless and build the good work you are doing. 

If you have questions, or would simply like to know more about this partnership and how it applies to your parish or school, please reach out to me at [email protected].

May God bless each of you, and all the good work you are doing – pray for us, as we will pray for you!

In Christ,

Steve Greene

Director of Kino Catechetical Institute

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