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.
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
ZEAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016!!!!!!!
Please join the Office of Catechesis, the Office of Hispanic Ministry, and the Secretariat for Evangelization for ZEAL on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at Lakeview Middle School, Warsaw. The Celebration of the Mass with Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades is at 9:00 a..m. Our day will end at 3:00 p.m. Please register here (registration and prepayment are required). For a paper registration form to be mailed please print one two-page form for each person that you are registering. The paper registration can be found under the resource setion at the right along with a ZEAL promotional poster. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 27th!
Please join the Offices of Catechesis and Youth Ministry for a Day of Recollection on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Victory Noll Center, Huntington. Please register here (registration is required).
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 2016 - 2017 school year are now posted.
Please check our Education for Ministry webpage to register for 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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