Everyone’s faith journey is strengthened and deepened in a variety of ways throughout their entire life-span. Catholic Education Ministries assists parishes and staffs by providing support and resources to enhance meaningful, effective faith experiences at every age and stage of life.

2023 – 2024 Information

Looking for current happenings from the Catholic Education Ministries Office?  Check out our brochure and fall letter using the links below. 

2023 – 2024 Events Brochure

New to Catechesis?

This page offers resources for ministers in Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at all levels.   Watch here for links to resources to help you get started in ministry.  

Family Formation Options

Pathways for Family Formation

The Diocese hosted Fr. Tim Donovan and Pam Hurwitz from Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries in May 2023. They shared their philosphy behind the need to start faith formation with parents and gave some practical tips on how to get that started in parishes. To watch the videos click on the following links. The video descriptions have a breakdown of the topics covered during each session for your reference.

Morning Session YouTube Video Link

Afternoon Session YouTube Video Link


Engage Every Family

Author and ministry coach Denise Utter joined Catholic Education Ministries for a four-session book study on her book, Engage Every Family: A Parish Guide to Integrated Faith Formation. Denise covered the guiding essentials for ministry with families, what’s already working and where to start. She ended each session with time for questions. Feel free to use the study guides provided to follow along with each YouTube video.

Week 1: Guiding Essentials (Video Link)

Week 1 Study Guide (PDF)

Week 2: What’s Working (Video Link)

Week 2 Study Guide (PDF)

Week 3: What’s Working Continued (Video Link)

Week 3 Study Guide (PDF)

Week 4: Vision and Design (Video Link)

Week 4 Study Guide (PDF)

Additional Resources (PDF)

For more information about family formation, contact Christine Pinto.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Office of Worship and Catholic Education Ministries worked together to provide videos to help with the RCIA process in parishes.  Please contact Catholic Education Ministries for the password to these resources.  

Trainings and Gatherings

Catholic Education Ministries offers gatherings throughout the year for minsiters in all areas of formation. Use this page to see the multiple groups that advise our office.

There are also many options for lay ministry formation. These include:

Youth Ministry Events

This page will offer a snap shot of the diocesan sponosored youth minsitry events in the Diocese of Saint Cloud.