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Our Mission

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

The office promotes 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)


What we do:

The Office of Christian Formation provides assistance to parishes and institutions in accomplishing the six tasks of catechesis with the following:

consultation, evaluation and training in the areas of:

  • religious education for children and youth

  • adult faith formation

  • evangelization

  • OCIA

  • Catechist Formation

  • Sacramental Preparation

  • lay ecclesial ministries

  • and for parish pastoral councils and other advisory boards


Additionally, the Office of Christian Formation provides the following resources:

  • access to a variety of catechetical materials for previewing

  • a variety of catechetical and liturgical books for sale at discount

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