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Education for Ministry Program

The Education for Ministry Program is open to all catechists of the Diocese: Catholic School teachers, Directors of Religious Education, Parish Catechists, R.C.I.A. teams, Youth Ministers, and those who are charged with handing on the faith to others (which includes all Catholics!).

Those who complete all seven courses can receive Basic Certification as a catechist from the Office of Catechesis, but only Catholic School teachers who teach religion in Kindergarten- Grade 8 are required to pursue certification.

Please note: There is now no course fee for anyone participating in the Education for Ministry program. 


St. (Mother) Theodora Guerin, SP; daguerreotype, 1855.
Patroness of Indiana Catechists and Teachers












Register for 2019 Spring Courses!

Select:   Fort Wayne Area   South Bend Area

Registration Questions?  Please contact Janice Martin in the Office of Catechesis.  


In 2018-19, courses will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.


Introduction to Ecclesiology: January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2019

Fort Wayne Area: Meg Hanlon at Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne
(continuation of Introduction to the Creed on first three dates)

South Bend Area: Jennifer Miller at St. John Paul II Center, Mishawaka


Introduction to Prayer: February 21 and 28; March 7 and 14, 2019

Fort Wayne Area: Deacon Jim Tighe at Location TBA
South Bend Area: Deacon Mel Tardy at St. John Paul II Center, Mishawaka


Introduction to the Moral Life in Christ: March 21 and 28; April 11 and 25, 2019

Fort Wayne Area: Tom Kenny at Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne
South Bend Area: Andy Oross at St. Joseph High School, South Bend


Introduction to the Sacraments: May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019

Fort Wayne Area: Meg Hanlon at Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne
South Bend Area: Jennifer Miller at St. John Paul II Center, Mishawaka


2019 Summer Courses: June 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2019


Introduction to Catechesis 
Fort Wayne Area: TBA
South Bend Area: TBA


Introduction to Scripture 
Fort Wayne Area: TBA
South Bend Area: TBA





St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R., 4th Bishop of Philadelphia
Founded 1st diocesan school system in the United States

Courses in the Program:

Offered in Fall 2018
Introduction to the Creed

Offered in Spring 2019
Introduction to Ecclesiology
Introduction to Prayer
Introduction to the Moral Life in Christ
Introduction to the Sacraments

Offered in Summer 2019
Introduction to Catechesis
Introduction to Scripture


Questions about the Program?  
Please contact Jonathan Kaltenbach
in the Office of Catechesis.  


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