We Are:

The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, guided by the Holy Spirit, serves the Archbishop in directing and moderating the evangelizing and catechetical activity of Galveston-Houston in order to draw people into a deeper communion and intimacy with each other and Jesus Christ.

We Believe That Sound Catechesis:

  • reflects gospel values and church teaching to encourage discipleship,
  • enables the spiritual growth and giftedness of all people,
  • is a lifelong, on-going process of education, formation and transformation,
  • reflects sensitivity to the multiple expressions of the family and supports the enrichment of the family,
  • responds to all ethnic groups in all diocesan geographical areas.
  • invites and empowers the community to assume responsibility for the ownership of its faith formation.

We Serve One Another Through:

  • witnessing to gospel values,
  • prayerful support, availability and presence,
  • offering opportunities for spiritual development,
  • providing ministry formation programs and processes,
  • offering guidelines and resources,
  • planning and program development,
  • providing placement services,
  • networking and collaboration,
  • consultation and support.

The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is guided by the Archbishop of the Archdiocese and follows the directives of the National Catechetical Directory, #218, #238 and #259.