DotSeptember 2014:
Recovery Month

DotOctober 5, 2014:
Respect Life Sunday

Dot October 16, 2014:
World Food Day


 Among the Wonderful ("Inter Mirifica")  


The Marks of the Church


 More Videos


 Synod on the Family


Lectio Divina Resource Saint of the Day
Test Your Catechism IQ Daily Prayer Online
Daily Mass Readings and Reflections Handing on the Faith: Catechetical Blog
Daily Mass Readings and Reflections Handing on the Faith: Catechetical Blog

Upcoming Events...

DotThe annual Catechetical Forums are being held again this year at Sacred Heart Church, Monroe, and Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx.  Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education, Parish Catechists and all people interested in Church teachings are invited.

Dot The five part webinar series, Building a Better Disciple, begins on Monday, October 13, 2014, with the topic, Jesus: The Face of Discipleship, which explores what a disciple is through the person of Jesus Christ. Registration is open.

Dot The Catechetical Annual Report will open for collection for religious education programs in the Archdiocese during the month of October.  Directors and coordinators of religious education should make sure that your parish program is represented in the final count due by Thursday, October 30, 2014.  Consult your regional director for more information.

 See our News and Events for all upcoming events 


Links to Explore 

Adult Faith Formation Website


NY Catholic Faith


World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families 2015 


Making All Things New

Making All Things New


Archdiocesan Liturgy Office


Archdiocesan Office of Liturgy


Technology and Safety


Faith and Safety


Religous Vocation Resources

What's Happening...

Dot The Catechetical Office has published a handbook Formation Handbookwhich details the Formation for Parish Catechetical Leaders and Catechists.  It is a handy guide for pastors, catechetical leaders and catechists to explore ways to enrich their faith formation ministry. 

National Parish Religious Education WeekDotNational Parish Religious Education week will be celebrated Sunday, November 2, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014.  It focuses attention on the parish as the hub of lifelong faith formation.  This year's theme is Encountering Christ Every Day ~ Encuentro con Cristo cada día.  Resources and other materials are available at the NCEA website.

Pray the RosaryDot October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  It's a time to remember to pray the rosary, a prayer of meditation and petition, asking the prayerful help of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  Need a refresher or resources to help teach someone to pray the rosary.  Here's some help.  

Stumbling OnwardDot Jeffrey Essmann, a catechist at St. Francis Xavier Parish in New York City, shares his experience "learning from his third graders" in a recent article called Stumbling Onward in America Magazine.