Adult Faith Formation – Ministry Resources

Save the Date: Missio, The Faith Formation Congress!

The OEEC is pleased to announce Missio: the Faith Formation Congress of the Archdiocese of Hartford. It is open to ALL in catechetical ministry (ranging
from PCLs to RCIA coordinators, pastoral associates to youth ministers, and everyone in between!)

Missio will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Saint Paul Catholic High School in Bristol from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The theme for 2019 will be Ignite Hearts:

An essential mission in the realm of ministry is to ignite hearts for Jesus. In order to do that, we must spread the Gospel message with a joy and zeal so as to light hearts on fire. Join us for a day of inspiration, wisdom, learning, and prayer as together, we seek to ignite hearts.

Please be sure to save the date – registration is coming soon.


Digital Resources

GEMS: Great Endeavors Min2w.jpged and Shared is a monthly newsletter of best practices for adult faith formation. You can sign up to receive the GEMS monthly newsletter direct to your email, as well as access the archived newsletters, by visiting Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP’s website.

The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) provides a monthly magazine online called Catechetical Leader. It is chock-full of excellent pieces by national experts, and this summer was no exception. An article entitled How to Put Adults at the Center of Formation was very clear and practical. You can read CL, as well as other excellent blogs on matters of adult faith formation, by visiting the Blog section of the NCCL website.

Other helpful blogs include:


Archived Webinars

Ave Maria Press runs a number of excellent webinars on a variety of catechetical matters, and they are archived as far back as 2013, still accessible for viewing. Some excellent adult faith formation options include:


As you become aware of other resources and opportunities for adult faith formation, please do share them with the OEEC, by contacting:
Nicole M. Perone
Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
860-242-5573 x2677