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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

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

Mass for the Deaf 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
*Informational poster can be found under Downloads & Resources at the right*
Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne - Chapel
Celebrated by Father Mike Depcik, OSFS 
(Father is one of 10 Deaf priests in the world)
Confession with Father Depcik will be available before Mass.
A light dinner will be provided following the Celebration of the Mass.
We look forward to having you join us - please contact Jane at 
jsandor@diocesefwsb.org  or (260) 399 - 1450 if you are planning to attend or have questions
or visit 
www.diocesefwsb.org/Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing-ministry  

Meet & Greet
Ministry for Persons with Disabilities in our Faith Communities

Everyone is invited to enter into a conversation with us as we develop ideas on effective ways to engage all people with disabilities such as cognitive, physical, emotional and mental illness into a full and meaningful participation in our Church.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saint John Paul II Center, Mishawaka
and
Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, Fort Wayne
A light meal will be provided.  Free parking is available at both locations.
There is no cost to attend but you must register so that we may plan for food accordingly.
To register for Thursday, April 16th in the South Bend area please click 
here   by Monday, April 13, 2015
To register for Thursday, April 23rd in the Fort Wayne area please click 
here  by Monday, April 20, 2015
Registration can also be completed by contacting Allison Sturm at (260) 399 - 1452 or 
asturm@diocesefwsb.org 

Hearts on Fire: Celebrating the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
A Retreat for People with Disabilities
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne
*Informational poster can be found under 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 Basic Certification Program
The 2014 - 2015 Education for Ministry Basic Certification Brochure and Information can be found under Downloads & Resources at the right or by choosing the Education for Ministry Basic Certification under Additional Links at the right.

High School Theology Applicants
All prospective candidates for a Theology teaching position at one of our high schools:
Please download and complete the Application Packet found in the Downloads and Resources tab at the lower right.  
For  additional information, please contact Jane Sandor at (260) 422 - 4611 ext. 3385 or jsandor@diocesefwsb.org

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