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Called to Discipleship

Called to Discipleship is composed of the sixteen hour Core Course and Skills Formation & Retreat Day. It is not necessary to participate in both components of the program unless you want Diocesan Basic Catechist Certification. Many people who take the Core Course are parishioners who want to learn more about their faith. For your convenience, the Core Course: An Introduction to Theology is offered online through the University of Notre Dame STEP Program.

Called to Discipleship is intended for

  • Catechists in parishes and Catholic schools
  • Youth Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • RCIA Team Members
  • Anyone in parish ministry
  • Parishioners interested in enrichment

Core Course

The Core Course is a sixteen hour course consisting of a variety of theological areas of study including Old Testament, New Testament, Sacraments and Liturgy, Morality and Profession of Faith. The course is based on the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults and is offered throughout the Diocese according to published schedules in either a series of eight week nights, e.g., every Wednesday, or a series of three Saturdays.

Local Options


Diocesan Administration Building, Manchester
February 4, March 4 and 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Core Course–Online!

The University of Notre Dame’s Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) has partnered with the Diocese of Manchester to create an online version of the Called to Discipleship Core Course. STEP is an online learning community focused on bringing quality faith formation resources to the faithful for the enrichment of catechists, teachers, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, diocesan administrators, and parishioners. The Core Course is the first component in the Called to Discipleship Program and is open to all adults from the Diocese of Manchester interested in enriching their faith. Visit step.nd.edu for more information.

Online Options for the Core Course only

Receive a 50% discount when registering for online courses through The University of Notre Dame’s Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP). From the discount menu, select Diocese of Manchester.

    Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith 

    Three course dates are offered online through STEP:
    • January 9 - February 24, 2017
    • June 12 - July 28, 2017
    • CLICK HERE to register.

Core Course for Catholic School Teachers
Upon recommendation by Bishop Libasci, all principals and teachers of religion in grades PreK-12 in diocesan Catholic schools must obtain Basic Catechist Certification prior to September 2014. Principals or teachers hired after September 2014 will have one year to complete the requirement. Teachers with advanced degrees in theology should confirm with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools regarding an exception to this policy.

    Catholic Faith and Tradition
     is the Core Course adapted for Catholic School Teachers. 

    Three course dates are offered online through STEP
    • January 16 - March 3, 2017
    • June12 - July 28, 2017
    • CLICK HERE for more information about the program and instructions on how to register.
    • CLICK HERE to register.

Camino - Formación Teológica por Internet 

"El Camino de la Fe" en 2017

Este introducción dinámica a la fe católica basada en el Catecismo Católico de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos se ofrece en línea  tres veces este año:

  • 20 febrero – 7 abril 2017
  • 12 junio – 28 julio 2017
  • 2 octubre – 17 noviembre 2017

Inscribase en la página web: camino.nd.edu, (574) 631-3526

Skills Formation & Retreat Day

The Skills Formation Day is for both parish catechists and Catholic school teachers. The skills formation part of the day includes a keynote address and catechetical and liturgical workshops designed to meet the needs of the participants.The retreat part of this day gives participants an opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to discipleship.

Date & Location: TBD

Fee: $20

For more information, please contact:
Mary Jane Silvia
Director of Adult Faith Formation
(603) 663-0172

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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