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Welcome to Equip! -- Ministry Formation for the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Evangelization is a work like no other since it helps individuals grow in living faith and rise to full maturity in Christ.  Such a task can be daunting.  Those engaged may wonder: How can I help others know that God is real?  How can I compete with a loud and secular world?  Where do I begin?”

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is pleased to provide the outstanding tools on this platform to equip you for this sacred calling, whether you are a parent, priest or deacon, school teacher, parish catechist, RCIA team member, youth minister, principal, catechetical administrator or any person wanting to do more to bring Christ to the world. 

Thanks to a generous grant through the Campaign for On Mission for the Church Alive! every community member of the schools and parishes of the Diocese of Pittsburgh has free access to the resources on this website for the first year of our launching, the 2021-2022 school year.

For those obliged to achieve ministry certification (elementary catechists, secondary catechists, and general education school teachers), special diocesan tracks have been designed to meet your particular needs.  For others seeking to refine their skill and knowledge apart from certification, Franciscan’s pre-designed tracks are available, as well as all of the workshops on this site.

To get started, please click on the blue box below that states, “My parish or school is already registered and I would like to set up my free account under that institution.”  We are thrilled that you have chosen to grow as leader of faith!

For questions about using this platform, please contact Catechetical Institute at: [email protected], 740-283-6754. 
For questions about diocesan certification, please email the diocese at: [email protected]

Equipping the saints for ministry until all of us come to the full stature of Christ

(Ephesians 4: 11-13)

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