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Welcome

to the Office of Christian Formation

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Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Office of Christian Formation exists to promote the evangelizing mission of the Church:  to form disciples of Jesus Christ by assisting the Bishop, as the unifying head of the community and teacher of doctrine, to direct and moderate all catechetical activities of the diocese.  (National Directory for Catechesis #59 C)

Vision Statement

The Office of Christian Formation provides information, support, resources, and service to every catechetical leader, ordained or lay, throughout the Diocese of St. Augustine. 

Action Statement

The Office of Christian Formation fulfills its mission and vision by assisting parishes and institutions in accomplishing the five tasks of catechesis with the following:

            Consultation, evaluation, and training in the areas of:

                        † Adult Faith Formation

                        † Catechist Formation

                        † Religious education for children and youth

                        † OCIA

                        † Sacramental Preparation

                        † Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation

                        † Parish Pastoral Councils

Value Statements

The Office of Christian Formation values:

♦  Life-long age-appropriate catechesis

♦  Conversion of individuals and communities to the Gospel

♦  Faith that does justice

♦ Spirituality rooted in prayer, worship and community

♦  Diversity

♦  Service that is personal, consistent, competent, and collaborative

Division of Offices

Within the Office of Christian Formation, there is a distinctive branch office:

The Office of Ministry Formation.

The Ministry Formation Office (MFP) provides a three -year comprehensive program of study for lay ecclesial leaders.  This program assists parishes, schools, and diocesan agencies by offering quality formation and practical experience to their leaders.  The MFP focuses on the five areas of formation outlined in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (2005):   academic, human, spiritual, personal, and pastoral.

MEET OUR STAFF

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Erin McGeever, M.A., M.Ed

Director of Christian Formation

904.262.3200 x 118

emcgeever@dosafl.com

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Lauren Eavenson

Coordinator of Lay Ministry Programming

(904) 262-3200, ext. 103

layministry@dosafl.com

Matthew Kozicz

Echo Apprentice 

904.262.3200 x 162

echo@dosafl.com

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