Catholic School Faith Formation

Forming Faith at School

The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis is deeply committed to helping teachers grow in faith in order to animate the mission of Catholic education across the Archdiocese of Hartford in every one of our Catholic schools. Faculty members at every Catholic school will participate in the following activities each year:

  1. A retreat day with your colleagues;
  2. Two half-days of professional development dedicated to adult faith formation;
  3. A full day of adult faith formation hosted by the OEEC and including teachers from across the Archdiocese.

Individual Formation

To deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of further study. A 7-week, online course called “Catholic Faith & Tradition for School Teachers” is required of every Catholic school teacher. The course is offered through the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. For more information and how to register, click here.

All catechists, catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, and everyone interested in deepening their faith are invited to take a an online course in theology or ministry through the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. The Archdiocese of Hartford has a partnership with the McGrath Institute for Church Life which provides a 50% discount so that the cost of the course per individual is $49.50. Course participants gain a rich overview of Catholic beliefs and faith practices and grow in their personal faith.

Courses Begin January 4, 2020

Course Begin January 18, 2020

Cursos en Espanol

Courses Begin January 4, 2020

Courses Begin February 15, 2020

Christus Vivit Virtual Study Group

The OEEC will be breaking open Christus Vivit, the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis to young people and to the entire people of God. This document challenges each of us to consider the ways we can serve young people enthusiastically and joyfully, and invites them into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. 

All who have a heart for serving young people (both youth and young adults) and engaging them in the life of the Church are invited to attend!

We especially invite priest chaplains to high schools and colleges, Catholic school teachers, administrators and campus ministers.

Due to recent changes within the structure of the OEEC, we are postponing these meetings until early 2021.  Please feel free to register, we will send you an email announcing the dates as soon as they are set.  They will be hosted on GoToMeeting with this recurring link, but we ask anyone interested in attending any session to please complete this simple registration form for our own record-keeping. 

Those dates are as follows: 

  • *Postponed* : Introduction and Overview
  • Theme 1 – The Holiness of the Young
  • Theme 2 – The Spirit of Synodality
  • Theme 3 – The Journey of Accompaniment
  • Theme 4 – The Now: Reality and Response
  • Theme 5 – The Gospel Message
  • Theme 6 – Pathways of Ministry
  • Theme 7 – The Wisdom of Generations
  • Theme 8 – The Call to Leadership
  • Theme 9 – An Invitation to Discernment
  • Theme 10 – Our Pathway to Mission

The Faith Formation directors will alternate serving as facilitators, using the NFCYM study guide Christus Vivit: The Pathway to Accompaniment as a resource. (It is also expected that attendees will have read Christus Vivit itself, freely accessible by clicking.)

We look forward to this rich series of conversations and hope you will join us! We look forward to this rich series of conversations and hope you will join us! If you have any qestions, please contact us