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Education for Ministry Program

The Education for Ministry  Program is open to all catechists of the Diocese.  Catechists of the Diocese include but is not limited to full-time contracted Catholic School teachers Kindergarten - Grade 8, 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.  The Office of Catechesis does not discourage part-time Catholic School teachers who are interested in pursuing Diocesan certification to register for courses.  

Our Catholic School principals are welcome to register for courses as well to pursue certification. 
Please note that at this time the certification requirement is only for teachers who teach religion.

For additional Program and course information, please click here 

Registration for Spring 2018 is now open!

Fort Wayne area - hosted by the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center unless otherwise noted
Introduction to Scripture  Thursday evenings, January 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 2018
     - hosted by Principal Jason Schiffli and the staff of Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne  
     *weather makeup day if needed is February 8, 2018
Introduction to Catechesis  Thursday evenings, February 15 and 22; March 1 and 8, 2018    
     - hosted by Principal Jason Schiffli and the staff of Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne
     *weather makeup day if needed is March 15, 2018
Introduction to the Creed  Thursday evenings, March 22; April 12, 19, and 26, 2018
     *weather makeup day if needed is May 3, 2018
     No class will be held on the following dates:
       Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018 and Spring Break Thursday, April 5, 2018

Introduction to Ecclesiology  Thursday evenings, May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018
     - hosted by Principal James Huth and the staff of Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne
     *weather makeup day if needed is June 7, 2018

South  Bend area - hosted by the Saint John Paul II Center, Mishawaka unless otherwise noted
Introduction to Scripture  Thursday evenings, January 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 2018
     - hosted by Principal Susan Richter and the staff of Saint Joseph High School, South Bend
     *weather makeup day if needed if February 8, 2018
Introduction to Catechesis  Thursday evenings, February 22; March 1, 8, and 15, 2018
     - hosted by Msgr. William Schooler and the staff of St. Pius X Parish, Granger
     *no weather makeup day scheduled 
    
Introduction to the Creed   Thursday evenings, March 22; April 12, 19, and 26, 2018
     *weather makeup day if needed is May 3, 2018
      No class will be held on the following dates:
      Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018 and Spring Break Thursday, April 5, 2018
Introduction to Ecclesiology   Thursday evenings, May 10,17, 24, and 31, 2018
     *weather makeup day if needed if June 7, 2018

2018 Summer Courses
Fort Wayne and South Bend areas
     Registration will open early to mid April 2018
Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28, 2018
Course One will meet from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Course Two will meet from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
     Course times will be determined at a later date
2018 Summer Courses will be Introduction to the Sacraments and Introduction to the Moral Life in Christ

Questions?
For questions regarding the Education for Ministry Program please contact Janice Martin, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Catechesis, at (260) 399-1411 or by email at jmartin@diocesefwsb.org 

The Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend would  like to thank Our Sunday Visitor Institute for their generous funding without which this program would not be possible.
  


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