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Office of Catechesis

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Office of Catechesis is to echo the life, words, and teachings of Jesus Christ.  Our focus, under the direction of the Bishop, is to serve as advocates for the catechetical needs of all people.  We accomplish our ministry by providing guidance and support to the faith formation of the Diocese.

Vision Statement:
The Office of Catechesis envisions a diocesan community reflecting the light of Christ in today's world.  By answering our call to live the Beatitudes, our community engages their Baptismal vocation through lifelong evangelizing catechesis calling all to embrace the unconditional love of God.

“…the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.”   -  Catechesi Tradendae, 5

The Office of Catechesis is located at
Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 
915 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802

Diocesan Sacramental Norms
Please click 
here  to be directed to the Sacramental Norms

Guidelines for Small Group Meetings in Homes or on Property Not Owned by the Diocese
Please click here to be directed to the Guidelines on the Youth Protection webpage

Guideline if an Employee (or Volunteer) is Accused of Inappropriate Behavior or a Boundry Violation with a Minor
Please find Guideline un Downloads & Resources at the right.

USCCB Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
This document can be found under Downloads & Resources at the right.

Education for Ministry Program
Information and dates for the 2015 - 2016 school year are now posted.
Please check our Education for Ministry webpage  to register for fall 2015 courses.

High School  and Junior High Theology Applicants
All prospective candidates for a Theology teaching position at one of our high schools or junior high schools:
Please download and complete the Application Packet found in the Downloads and Resources tab at the lower right. 


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