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Foundations of Faith Course (previously Education for Ministry)

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: 

"Frequently Asked Questions" Sheet

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.
Thank you!

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
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Introduction to Scripture
Unit 2- Revelation and Scripture Thursday, February 27 Thursday, February 27
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Introduction to the Creed Unit 3- Who is Jesus Christ? Thursday, March 12 Thursday, March 12
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Introduction to the Creed Unit 4- The Mission of Jesus Thursday, March 26 Thursday, March 26
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Introduction to Ecclesiology
Unit 5- The Church Thursday, April 16 Thursday, April 16
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Introduction to the Sacraments
Unit 6- Sacraments I Thursday, April 30 Wednesday, April 29
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Introduction to the Sacraments
Unit 7- Sacraments II Thursday, May 14 Thursday, May 14
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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.  


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