Programs and Information

Programs and Information

Timeless: Annual Bible Conference

will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. All catechists are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone desiring a deeper knowledge of Sacred Scripture. This 1-day conference will consist of engaging presentations on the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) and the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Andrew Swafford, Senior Fellow at Scott Hahn's St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. The cost is $25 per person.



The Office of Religious Education and Training assists the Bishop in supporting catechetical leadership, and  parish ministries for the Diocese of Alexandria. Working with pastors, parish, and school personnel, we endeavor to help develop and affirm catechists as well as offer resources in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Opportunities for catechist formation are offered through the diocesan office and in some parishes.

Youth Ministry


The Diocese of Alexandria is committed to providing youth with ample opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ in ways such as gathering at rallies and coming together for retreats. We strive to provide our youth with resources to support them in their faith journey. Our office also seeks to ensure that the youth of our Diocese are led by men and women who are faithful to their relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ by providing training opportunities for leaders and youth ministers.

Office of Religious Formation and Training

The 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.

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