Contact Us
Erin McGeever, M.Ed.
Director

(904) 262-3200, ext. 118
Matthew Kozicz
ECHO Apprentice

(904) 262-3200, ext. 162
Lauren Lillie
Lay Ministry Program Coordinator

(904) 262-3200, ext. 103

Welcome to the Office of Christian Formation Our 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.

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Ministry Formation

The Ministry Formation Program shares in the ministry of leadership and service to the people and parishes in the Diocese of St. Augustine through a comprehensive program of spiritual, human, academic and pastoral formation of lay ecclesial ministers. Click here to learn more

Catechist Certification

The Catechist Certification Program in the Diocese of St. Augustine was developed to assist catechists who have heard God’s call to share the Gospel with others. In order to be effective in this ministry, the catechist must understand, love, live and proclaim the Christian message with enthusiasm and a sense of conviction. This proclamation of the Gospel in the parish community strives to lead students to a deepening knowledge about the faith, a greater participation in the liturgy, a prayerful connection to their God and a dedication to service to others. Click here to learn more

The Catholic Faith

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)

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Becoming Catholic

Life is a journey that continually calls us to search for meaning. The human heart yearns for relationships that nourish the soul and satisfy the need to love and to be loved. Often when people reflect on these needs in their lives, it is not unusual for them to realize that perhaps it is God or a good relationship with God that is missing within their lives. This awakening to the need leads people to seek a worshipping community to guide them on their faith journey.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the normative way for unbaptized persons and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition to become Catholic.

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Upcoming Events


NEC Pilgrimage Gathering

St. Joseph Catholic Church

5:30pm


CRHP and Welcome Retreat

San Juan del Rio Parish

8:00am