"Catechists are called to continual conversion and growth in their faith and, for this reason, are called to ongoing spiritual formation." NCD, 55C

Well-formed catechists are those who can effectively share the Catholic faith in a way that is transformative in the lives of others.

Each Year, Catechists Must Attend To:

  • 2 Theological Topics = 3 hours each
  • Ministry Skills = 2 hours
  • Monthly VIRTUS Compliance

The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation is dedicated to assisting and supporting parish leaders in providing quality catechist formation.  Each season a selection of approved formation will be offered.  Those who are planning their own formation for catechists MUST request approval beforehand.  If you have questions or concerns regarding Catechist Formation, contact Megan Nixon at 716-847-8760.

As we continue to update our Catechist Formation site (www.DOBformation.org) with catechists, login emails have been sent out and formation taken in 2019 is being added to attendees records.  A webinar for catechists was held to orient them to the site and how to use it to track their formation.  Please share this link with your catechists so they can view the webinar: My Catholic Faith Delivered Catechist Tutorial


Catechist Formation for Fall 2019

Go to DOBformation website

Fall Catechist Formation Brochure


More workshops available by request! 

We are now preparing and planning for 2019-2020 Catechist Formation.   If you would like to host a workshop at your parish please contact Megan Nixon

Additional formation is available at Christ the King Seminary and from Boston College.