The Foundations of Faith Course (formerly the Education for Ministry Program) is open to all catechists of the Diocese: Catholic School teachers, Directors of Religious Education, Parish Catechists, Youth Ministers, R.C.I.A. teams, Adult Faith Formation leaders, and those who are charged with handing on the faith to others (which includes all Catholics!).
Thank you for your patience as we move to this new format! Due to feedback received in the Fall Course, the Spring Course will no longer be using the online workshops from Franciscan University. Assigned reading and writing prompts completed prior to the classes will now replace the online portion. For more information, see the FAQ link below:
St. (Mother) Theodora Guerin, SP; daguerreotype, 1855.
Patroness of Indiana Catechists and Teachers
If you are a Catholic School teacher who teaches religion and are working toward basic catechetical certification, you are required to complete the Course in the next two years or two years from your hire date.
**If you have taken courses in the old format, please see the first column
in the chart below.**
Spring 2020 Foundations of Faith Course Registration
Please register if you will be taking ANY of the units in the Spring 2020 course.
All classes in Spring 2020 will meet from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at the Diocesan Offices.
After registering, participants will receive more detailed information about the Spring course.
|Old Format Course Equivalence||New Format Units||Fort Wayne Area||South Bend Area|
|REGISTER HERE||REGISTER HERE|
|Introduction to Prayer||Unit 1- Prayer and Worship||Thursday, February 13||Thursday, February 13|
|Introduction to Scripture ||Unit 2- Revelation and Scripture||Thursday, February 27||Thursday, February 27|
|Introduction to the Creed||Unit 3- Who is Jesus Christ?||Thursday, March 12||Thursday, March 12|
|Introduction to the Creed||Unit 4- The Mission of Jesus||Thursday, March 26||Thursday, March 26|
|Introduction to Ecclesiology ||Unit 5- The Church||Thursday, April 16||Thursday, April 16|
|Introduction to the Sacraments ||Unit 6- Sacraments I||Thursday, April 30||Wednesday, April 29|
|Introduction to the Sacraments ||Unit 7- Sacraments II||Thursday, May 14||Thursday, May 14|
|Introduction to the |
Moral Life in Christ
|Unit 8- Life in Christ||Thursday, May 28||Wednesday, May 27|
Can't remember the courses you've already taken? Registration questions?
Please contact Janice Martin in the Office of Catechesis.
The units of this course are designed to be taken together over the 16 weeks.
Because our certification program has changed, exceptions to this are only given for those who have taken courses in the old format or who have unavoidable scheduling conflicts.
More questions about the Foundations of Faith Course?
Please contact Jonathan Kaltenbach in the Office of Catechesis.