Parish Faith Formation
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.
Catechetical Sunday is Sunday, September 20, 2020. This year’s theme “I received from the Lord also what I handed on to you,” is from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. The theme focuses on the primary substance of catechesis. It is intended to inspire all those who hear the Word to share it as witnesses of the true and living God.
Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all parishioners to rededicate themselves to serve in this ministry as a community of faith.
The blessing and commissioning of catechists may look different in each parish this year. Please visit the USCCB website for the Commissioning Service, prayers and additional resources to help celebrate Catechetical Sunday at your parish.
Catholic Formation Materials
Please refer to the letter from Bishop Libasci regarding the materials to be used for Parish and Catholic School Faith Formation AND Sacrament Preparation with children and youth in grades K-8 and for Parish Family Faith Formation.
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.”