"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:

  • Theological Topic = 3 hours
  • Theological Topic = 3 hours
  • 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.

See the complete Catechist Formation Fall 2018 Offerings brochure with additonal information on classes at Christ the King Seminary, and online and DVD options.


Catechist Formation:

Fall Workshops and Courses

Theological Formation:

Catholic Social Teaching (2 contact hours + 1 hour independent)

  • October 17 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul in Williamsville - register now

Sacraments of Initiation (2 contact hours + 1 hour independent)

  • October 18 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist in Lockport - register now
  • November 10 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Nativity of our Lord in Orchard Park - register now

Ministry Skills:

Digital Discipleship (learn how we can use technology as a tool in our ministry)

  • October 20 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels in Cuba - register now
  • October 27 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle in North Tonawanda - register now

Catechist as Missionary Disciple (guides the catechist in personal reflection on the importance of being a faith witness)

  • October 22 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Benedict in Eggertsville - register now

More workshops available by request!

These listings will be updated as new sessions are scheduled.  The Spring offerings will be available by December 2018.