Office of Religious Formation and Training

P. O. Box 7417  •  Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 445-6424, Ext. 221
FAX: (318) 448-6121


The Office of Religious Formation and Training seeks to guide others into a lifelong encounter with, and formation in, Jesus Christ.  We assist disciples of all ages in their journey to full maturity in the Roman Catholic Church through human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral growth.

We accomplish this through Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, and Religious Education on the parish level. We also offer resources and ministry helps including events on the parish, deanery, and diocesan levels. See the Diocesan Calendar for current events and resources available.

YOUTH MINISTRY - See what's going on in Youth Ministry, including updated resources.   Also check out our information on the STEUBENVILLE SOUTH YOUTH CONFERENCE, "Chosen", to be held June 21 - 23, 2013!

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY - See the Diocesan calendar for upcoming Young Adult events, including the 12th annual YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE, "Wake Up!", to be held March 28 - 30, 2014!  Also get contact information for local Campus Ministries on the Louisiana College LSU-Alexandria campuses.

Other ministries provided through our office include GABRIEL'S CRY and UNIFIED.  Gabriel's Cry is a group of gifted musicians and singers who have been brought together over the past few years to share their ministry of music with others.  UNIFIED is a community gathering created to bring people of all ages closer to Christ by incorporating the gifts of evangelization and catechesis.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - The Office of Religious Formation and Training offers many resources forall educators and learners.

For a list of catechetical textbooks that are found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, click here  This list is updated regularly.

RESOURCE CENTER- The Office of Religious Education is excited to offer the Diocesan Resource Center, as well as materials for all ages! Contact our office for more information on resources available or to learn how to donate materials to the Resource Center.

- Adult Faith Formation functions will be offered throughout the diocese during the year.  Sessions will include presentations on the Faith given by captivating Catholic priests or religious.  Click here or see the Diocesan Calendar for dates in your area!

Contact us for more information on any of the above at (318) 445-6424 ext 221 or by cnorris [at] diocesealex [dot] org (email).  Also check out the Diocesan calendar for upcoming events and our updated Resources and Ministry Helps page, coming soon!