Fargo Catechetical Institute

The Diocese of Fargo Catechetical Institute provides programs for the formation of catechists, as well as other resources. While intended for the training of catechists, all the following programs are open to any interested adult.

Certification Programs


The 11 session Echoes Program is entry level catechist certification. See the Echoes page to learn how to schedule this program for the your parish.


Video Library

Parishes in the Diocese of Fargo can borrow educational videos from the diocesan video library. Contact the Office for Catechesis. Browse online catalog to view titles.

DVD Presentations

In 2013, the Diocese of Fargo sponsored two presentations of part of the celebration of the “Year of Faith.” We are pleased to make the following resources available from these presentations:

Summary of Vatican II documents1. “The Documents of the Second Vatican Council” by Msgr. Paul Watson

2. “The Gift of the Catechism” by Dr. Petroc Wiley

  • A set of two DVDs of four talks given in Fargo is available. Each session is about 50 minutes long.
  • A Study Guide is also available. It contains questions, activities and discussion points for each of the four sessions.