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The Diocese of Manchester, Parish Faith Formation, is committed to supporting life-long faith formation to our parishes, children, youth and families.

Through prayer, study, and professional development we invite people to a personal and intentional relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Catechetical Sunday 2017

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 17, 2017. The 2017 theme will be "Living as Missionary Disciples." Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. ~ ”USCCB” ~


Sirach 27:30-28:7

Romans 14:7-9

Matthew 18:21-35


Leadership Institute – USCCB

The Leadership Institute is offering a series of webinars on “Living As Missionary Disciples”. The webinars will offer diocese, parishes and church ministries a road map for developing principles that can be applied to creating a new path of evangelization.

Living as Missionary Disciples Webinars
Free downloadable Catechetical Sunday Resources
Prayer for Catechists

Restore, Renew Proclaim: the Hope that is Christ

The Diocese of Manchester has launched a new initiative for strengthening and renewing lifelong faith formation, known as “Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ.” The Secretariat for Catholic Formation has developed five announcements, to be inserted in parish bulletins starting on Catechetical Sunday (September 17), to inform parishioners about the initiative.

Download Sample Bulletin Announcements
Get Other Lifelong Faith Formation Resources

Safe Environment Training for Catechetical Leaders

Safe Environment Training for Catechetical Leaders in the Diocese of Manchester