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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












2019 Summer Course Registration Now Open!
Monday, June 24; Tuesday, June 25; Wednesday, June 26; and Thursday, June 27, 2019


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

Select:   Fort Wayne Area

Introduction to Scripture: Tom Kenny at Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 9 - 11:30 am
Introduction to Catechesis: Cyndi Wolf at Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 1 - 3:30 pm

Select:   South Bend Area

Introduction to Catechesis: Robby Kiley at St. Pius X Church, Granger, 9 - 11:30 am
Introduction to Scripture: Greg Doyle at St. Pius X Church, Granger, 1 - 3:30 pm





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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