Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

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Preparing for the Fall – Reimagining Faith Formation for Leaders (FREE Webinars)  - (by RCL Benziger)

 Join us for a series of thought provoking and inspiring webinars focusing on ideas and models for parish faith formation leaders in light of the pandemic.  What’s next as parish life continues to evolve and catechetical leaders look for ways to engage and accompany families.

1.  Thursday May 27th 3:30 pm Eastern, 2:30 Central, 12:30 Pacific

      - Faith Formation Beyond the Pandemic

      - What are the core faith formation principles?

      - What is the role of the catechetical leader and catechist?

      - How do we engage the heart?

      - What are some alternative faith formation models to choose?

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2.  Thursday June 17th, 3:30 Eastern, 2:30 Central, 12:30 Pacific

      - Witnesses or Teachers?  Ways for Leaders to Engage Mom’s and Dad’s

      - What is the difference between a teacher and a witness?

      - What are ways Parishes can partner and accompany families?

      - What are suggestions to help parents and grandparents witness their faith?

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speaker: Dr. Patrick Donovan (Diocese of Bridgeport Director of The Leadership Institute )

Patrick Donovan is a Catholic husband and father. He has been a teacher, retreat leader, workshop presenter, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry, and now serves the Diocese of Bridgeport as the director of The Leadership Institute. He has authored or co-authored four books and more than fifty articles on using movies in ministry. In addition to his day job, Patrick is an adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  He holds a degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in theology from La Salle University.  Patrick is married to Maureen Gross and they have four children.


- Explanatory video about Pope Francis' new Motu Proprio letter on the catechist:                                      (Released on May 11, 2021)

      - Restarting Parish Life after the PandemicTuesday, May 18th at 2:00 pm Eastern, Register now                                                                       (Paulist Evangelization  Ministry)

      -Connecting Families to Faith Formation  (Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston)

      - Weekly Articles (by John Roberto)   -- begins February 1, 2021



In keeping with our call as Catholic Christian disciples to protect the most vulnerable among us and in a desire to be responsible actors in our society, the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is taking reasonable and prudent steps to help to slow the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19. Therefore, we have made the decision that all office-sponsored formation, which has been suspended since March 13, will continue to be suspended through at least May 11.

This is a dynamic and evolving situation. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will be taking seriously the recommendations of public health officials. It may be the case that future conditions will warrant a further extension of this suspension of activity. Decisions about how the missed sessions will be made up and any adjustments to future schedules will be made as the situation is further clarified. Please be assured that we will communicate with you regularly as time moves forward.

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The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) is guided by the Mission Statement of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Catechetical documents of the Church. We assist catechetical leaders in parishes and schools in furthering the evangelizing catechetical mission of a family-oriented, multi-cultural church of adults, adolescents, and children. We provide services to promote lifelong formation so that each person's faith becomes living, conscious and active.


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Opportunity for Advanced Adult Formation

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has entered into a formal partnership with the University of Dayton's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF). As a result, the full complement of online courses offered as a part of VLCFF are now available to all Catholics in the Archdiocese at the reduced rate of $40/course.

This is an excellent opportunity:

  • for those who have already finished FTCM/FPMC who are looking to "do more,"
  • for fully certified catechists who are seeking advanced opportunities for courses to use toward their renewal,
  • for parish catechetical leaders looking for professional development opportunities.

Available courses include those coverings such topics such as theology and scripture, leadership in ministry, adult formation leadership, and youth ministry. 

Visit for a complete listing of available courses, schedules, and information on how to register.


En consonancia con nuestro llamado como discípulos cristianos católicos de proteger a los más vulnerables entre nosotros y con el deseo de ser actores responsables en nuestra sociedad, la Oficina de Evangelización y Catequesis está tomando medidas razonables y prudentes para ayudar a frenar la propagación del virus responsable. para COVID-19. Por lo tanto, hemos tomado la decisión de que toda la formación patrocinada por la oficina se suspenderá de inmediato al menos hasta el 11 de Mayo.
Esta es una situación dinámica y en evolución. Continuamos monitoreando la situación y tomaremos en serio las recomendaciones de los funcionarios de salud pública. Puede darse el caso de que las condiciones futuras justifiquen una mayor extensión de esta suspensión de actividad. A medida que se aclare la situación, se tomarán decisiones sobre si las sesiones perdidas y cómo se pueden recuperar y cómo se realizarán, y cualquier ajuste a los cronogramas futuros. Tenga la seguridad de que nos comunicaremos con usted a medida que avance el tiempo.​



Vistazo General

La Oficina de Evangelización y Catequesis está guiada por la Declaración de Misión de la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston y los documentos catequéticos de la Iglesia. Ayudamos a los líderes catequéticos de parroquias y escuelas a cumplir con la misión evangelizadora catequética orientada hacia la familia, de una iglesia multicultural de adultos, adolescentes y niños. Ofrecemos servicios que fomentan la formación durante toda la vida para que la fe de las personas se torne viva, consciente y activa


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Oportunidad Avanzada para la Formación de Adultos

La Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston ha establecido un acuerdo formal con la Universidad de Dayton Comunidad Cibernética para Formación en la Fe (CCFF). Un programa de enseñanza a distancia en la Red que apoya la catequesis y formación en la fe para adultos en la Iglesia. Debido a esto, una variedad de cursos en línea se ofrecen como parte de CCFF y están ahora disponibles para todos los católicos de la Arquidiócesis a una tarifa reducida de $40/curso.

Esta es una oportunidad excelente para aquellos que:

  • Ya han terminado FPMC/FTCM y buscan "hacer más,"
  • Son catequistas plenamente certificados y que están buscando oportunidades de formación para utilizar en su renovación catequética,
  • Para los líderes catequéticos parroquiales que buscan oportunidades de desarrollo profesional.

Los cursos disponibles incluyen toda una gama de temas como teología, Sagrada Escritura, liderazgo en el ministerio, liderazgo en la formación de adultos, y pastoral juvenil.

Visita para obtener una lista completa de los cursos disponibles, los horarios y la información sobre cómo inscribirse.