The Office of Catechetics exists to form catechists so that they may faithfully participate in the Church’s mission to “make disciples of all nations.” We strive to prepare catechists who possess a confident knowledge of Church doctrine; who have a proper understanding and skill in right pedagogy; and who are themselves faithful disciples of the Lord.

From the Office

Welcome to the resource site for the Office of Catechetics. While designed and maintained with catechists in mind, this website is for everyone, whether you formally teach the Faith or not.  We hope you find this site helpful.

Here you will find recommended resources for further reading about the Faith, links to Church documents, recommendations for notional hours for the Catechetical Formation Program, and links to help you prepare your lessons and inform your heart and mind.

May God bless you in your efforts for His Church!

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The Office of Catechetics

Sister Mary Rose, O.P.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Jason Gale

Director of the Catechist Formation Program

Aquinas College

4210 Harding Pike

Nashville, TN 37205

615-297-7545 ext. 469

Contact the Office

Catechetical Formation Program Online Courses

  1. Fall Schedule:  Courses 1 and 3

  2. Enrollment - September 15 - October 8

  3. Courses begin October 6

  4. Courses end November 24

  5. Spring Schedule: Courses 2 and 4

  6. Enrollment - February 9 - March 4

  7. Courses begin March 2

  8. Courses end April 27

  9. Click Here for More Information!

Pope Francis

& the Day of Catechists for the Year of Faith

Address to Catechists
(September 27, 2013)

(September 29, 2013)

Nashville Diocesan Catechetical Conference

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Embassy Suites, Franklin, TN