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Training Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to engage catechists and Catechetical Leaders in on-going formation. This is a critical task in order to insure that we are able to bring the message to others while also deepening our own understanding of the faith and teachings of the Church.

Note: The following are non-diocesan training programs.

Augustine Institute

Distance Learning

Increasingly, Catholics are recognizing a need to be well formed in their faith. Our students include catechists, recent college graduates, parents, lay leaders, educators, clergy and religious, and Catholics from a variety of professions. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment, catechetical certification, continuing education credits or a graduate degree in Theology, the Augustine Institute is your resource for growing in your Catholic faith.


Franciscan University of Steubenville

Distance Learning

The Franciscan University’s Distance Learning Program brings educational resources to the thousands of people who desire to learn more about God and His Church, but who cannot come to the campus in Steubenville, OH.


The Dallas Ministry Conference

The yearly conference offers Catholics an opportunity to receive exceptional faith formation from nationally recognized speakers who will address relevant topics of faith, catechesis, education, theology, prayer and ministry. Participants will attend keynote addresses and ministry-specific breakout sessions, participate in Mass and prayer services, visit the exhibitions, admire the liturgical art display, and listen to Christian musical performances.


University of Dallas School of Ministry

Offers carefully designed undergraduate and graduate programs as well as graduate certificates and Continuing education programs to help students acquire a deeper appreciation for the wisdom and beauty of Catholic tradition while developing the pastoral skills necessary for effective ministry.


St. John Bosco Conference

In a time when sharing the Gospel and teaching the faith can be challenging and may seem fruitless, Christ calls you to an even deeper hope and trust. If you have been called to ministry, then God will provide all you need. Come to the St. John Bosco conference and be renewed in your hope as you spend three days being blessed by an amazing ministry team, dynamic presenters, and fellowship with those that share your passion for Christ and the Church. The John Bosco Conference offer very comprehensive certification programs in a variety of fields (Catechist, DRE, RCIA, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry).


Catechetical Institute - Franciscan University

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional or volunteer. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis.




Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant

The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.

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