Adult Faith Formation
“We are called to deepen our own appreciation of our faith, renew our confidence in its truth and be prepared to share it with others.”
-Cardinal Donald Wuerl
God’s call to conversion and discipleship unfolds in our lives with immeasurable potential for maturing and bearing fruit. The calls to holiness, to community, and to service of God and neighbor are “facets of Christian life that come to full expression only by means of development and growth toward Christian maturity.”
(Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, USCCB)
Adult Faith Formation is available to support parishes in the following areas:
- Planning adult formation events, such as lectures, discussion groups, Bible studies and other large or small group programs.
- Fostering long term commitment to small Christian communities within parishes.
In addition, the Office provides resources for parish enrichment courses as well as organizing and sponsoring large events to further adult faith formation within the Archdiocese. Young Adult Ministry falls within the purview of the Office.
For current events please view the Archdiocesan Events Calendar.
Office for Catechesis
Implements the religious education policies of the Archbishop and serves and supports the catechetical personnel and programs in the parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Washington.
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Coordinator, Hispanic Catechesis:
Coordinator, Children's Catechesis and Curriculum:
Sara Blauvelt, 301-853-5385