Catechesis for Adults, Youth, and Children

“The catechesis of adults … is the principle form of catechesis … all other forms of catechesis are oriented in some way to it …” (National 74432 1678454080338 1207105411 1897405 5200446 nDirectory for Catechesis, 48 A).

The Office of Religious Education makes adult faith formation a priority. It strives primarily to enable adults to share their Catholic faith with other adults, youth, and children. The Office offers a variety of services to form adults and to help them form others in the faith:

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities Fall/Spring offers courses in both foundational and contemporary theological topics ONLINE and at various locations throughout the diocese.

Library and Media Center offers an extensive selection of resources complementing a variety of ministries and faith formation opportunities. Click here to browse:

Evangelization and Catechesis Conference provides a full day of faith formation opportunities for a variety of catechetical and pastoral ministries. 

Scripture Reflections follow the lectio divina method of Scriptural prayer for the Sunday Gospels. Published seasonally, this prayer aid is appropriate for individuals and small faith sharing groups.  

Select Websites for Catholic Faith Formation includes links to a variety of websites helpful for the faith formation of adults, youth, and children.  



Library & Media Resources-Office of Religious Education

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholic Conference of Ohio

Vatican: The Holy See



American Catholic

At Home with Our Faith

Black and Indian Mission Office

Blest Are We

Boston College C21 Online Network

Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America

Catechist Magazine Online Resources

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Coalition on Climate Change

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

Catholic Extension Society

Catholic Relief Services / Fair Trade   /

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

Catholic Teaching on Economic Life

Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Center for Media Literacy

Center for Ministry Development

Cornerstone Media, Inc.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Creighton University Online Ministries

Creative Catechist: A Religion Teacher’s Journal

CyberFaith: Catholic Resources for People of Faith

Digital Catechesis: A Global Network of Faith-based Ministers

Duquesne University: Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Echoes of Faith

Education for Justice/Center of Concern

Environmental Justice Program: Caring for God’s Creation

Faith First

Faithful Citizenship

Fashioning Faith

For Your Marriage

Franciscan Radio

Good Ground Press Online Retreats

Gospel for All Ages

Greymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute

John Carroll University: Undergraduate/Graduate Programs    


Justice for Immigrants: A Journey of Hope

Keeping Our Promise to Protect

Lectio Divina

LifeLong Faith

Liturgy of the Hours

Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry

Lutheran-Catholic Covenant

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Mexican American Cultural Center

National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry

National Association for Lay Ministry

National Association of Catechetical Media Professionals

National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders

National Association of Pastoral Musicians

National Catholic Partnership on Disability

National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

National Cursillo Center

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

National Initiative for Adolescent Catechesis

National Institute on Media and the Family

National Issues Forums

Network for Inclusive Catholic Educators

North American Forum for Small Christian Communities

Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy

Once Catholic

Oregon Catholic Press: Spirit and Song

Our Sunday Visitor    

Pauline Center for Media Studies

Pastoral Center: Resources for Life Long Faith Formation

Paulist Evangelization Ministry

Pax Christi USA

Pontifical Mission Societies: Holy Childhood Association

Religion & Ethics News Weekly

Renew International

Sacred Space: Daily Prayer Online

Saint Mary’s Press Online Resources

Saint Paul’s Tube: Promoting Knowledge of Religious Faith

Search Institute

Society of Saint John Chrysostom

Little Rock Scripture Study

Taize Community

Teaching Tolerance

Transforming Our World: Our Catholic Faith in Action

U.S. Catholic Magazine Online

University of Notre Dame Satellite Theological Education Program

Villa Marie Education and Spirituality Center

Ursuline College: Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

Walsh University: Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Whole Community Catechesis

Young Neighbors in Action