The aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but in intimate communion with Jesus Christ. Following on Evangelization, Catechesis is the deepening of one's understanding of the Gospel.
Visit the events calendar for upcoming parish events in your area.
One retreat will be offered this year: Friday, August 18 at Maryvale, Valley City. The theme is “Accompanied by Christ”. For more information and to register, visit the Catechist Retreat page.
An on-line form is available to order Sacramental Preparation Handbooks. To order these books visit the Sacramental Preparation Books Order Form page.
The Sacramental Preparation page contains resources for children preparing for the reception of sacraments.
Bishop Folda has mandated the use of Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor as the main textbook series for grades 1-8th in parish and school religious education programs. For more information, visit the Curriculum page.
Training sessions on the curriculum series will be held for clergy, DREs and catechists. For information on dates and locations of these training session, visit the Catechetical Institute page.
Visit the Special Needs page for catechetical resources for persons with special needs.
Catechesis of adults is the principal (first) form of catechesis because it is “addressed to the persons who have the greatest responsibility and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form” (Pope John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae 43). Visit the Adult Catechesis page for a list of programs, small faith-sharing groups and other opportunities for adults.
The Diocese of Fargo Catechetical Institute provides certification programs for the formation of catechists, as well as other resources .