Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Catechetical Services

NEW! Speak in the Light - Lenten Scripture Journey  A collaboration between the Diocese of Dallas and the American Bible Society

Courses for Catechists or Interested Adults

  • Events Directory.  Search for faith formation opportunities throughout the Diocese. Busca clases de formación usando varios parámetros de búsqueda (idioma, lugar, clase, fecha, etc.)
  • Calendar of Courses Search by date. Busca clases usando el calendario.
  • New!  Certificate of Pastoral Ministry offered at four locations starting this fall

Diocesan Catechetical Guidelines

Sacramental Resources

 Catechetical Policies

 Catechetical Documents

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Catechetical Services is to direct catechetical activity in the Diocese by providing parish leaders with guidance, support and resources that enable them to carry out their catechetical mission of forming Disciples of Christ.

The office assists parishes in fulfilling the Six Tasks of Catechesis:

  1. Knowledge of the Faith
  2. Liturgical Education
  3. Moral Formation
  4. Teaching to Pray
  5. Education for Community Life
  6. Missionary Initiation (NDC #20)

Catechetical Services Contacts:

Joe Fredrickson
Associate Director, Parish Outreach and Evangelization
(214) 379-3171 |

Sr. Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND
Associate Director, Continuing Catechetical Formation
(214) 379-2852 |

Kevin Prevou
Associate Director, Adult Faith Formation
(214) 379-2848 |

Maria Varela
Administrative Assistant
(214) 379-2847 |

Cheryl Orwig Whapham
Director of Catechetical Services
(214) 379-2851 |

Beth Wright
Associate Director, Children's Ministry
(214) 379-2850 |