Programs and Information



The Office of Religious Education and Training is hosting a training workshop in Teaching Skills for all catechists will be held on Sat., Sept. 13, 8:30am to 3:00pm, in the large Conference room at the Diocese of Alexandria Office at 4400 Coliseum Blvd.-Hwy. 28 West. The purpose is to help Catechism teachers become more effective.

(This is the same training that was held last year.)

The cost is $10, including lunch.

 Registration is required by Sept. 10.

To register, email or leave a message at (318) 445-6424 ext. 251.

The catechist workshop will cover subjects such as: Classroom Management, Rules for effective Discipline, Lesson Planning, Teaching Techniques, Understanding Students at Different Age Levels and with Different Learning Styles, Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities and Other Disabilities, and Resources for Catechists

(A VIRTUS Safe Environment training will be held immediately following the Sept. 13 workshop for anyone interested.)


Catechist Conference 2015 - A Day of Learning and Renewal for all Catechists

Offered by: Diocese of Alexandria Office of Religious Formation and Training

The Office of Religious Education and Training offers an annual conference for all catechists the first Saturday in February.  Catechists of every type are invited to hear a dynamic speaker as they spend time with other catechists from parishes around the Diocese.

Who is invited: Pastors, Religious Ed leaders, CCD Teachers, RCIA & Confirmation leaders, Youth Ministers, and all others involved in the New Evangelization

When: February 7, 2015, 8:30am – 1:00pm (lunch included)

Where: Diocese of Alexandria Office – Large Conference Room, 4400 Coliseum Blvd. – Hwy. 28 West

Cost: $15.

Registration: Required by Monday, February 2, 2015.

To register, call (318) 445-6424 ext. 251 or email



The Diocese of Alexandria Catechetical Quiz Bowl will be held on Saturday morning, March 14, 2015, at the Holy Savior Menard Central High School, 4603 Coliseum Blvd.  The quiz will consist of 250 general questions from the Bible.  A list of the questions and answers may be obtained from the Office of Religious Formation and Training at the Diocese Center by calling (318) 445-6424 ext. 251 or emailing, so that students may begin studying.  

A parish or school can have any number of teams.  A team is made up of four members, 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade students from Catholic Schools and from parish CCD programs.  There is a registration fee of $10 per team.  Dress is casual.   

First Prize is a cash award of $500 and a trophy.  Second Prize is $200 and a trophy.   Lunch will be provided. 

Come cheer for your favorite Bible students!       


Religious Education Text Books in Conformity with the Catechism:

Click here for a list of catechetical textbooks and series that are found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This list is updated regularly. Copies of most of the texts can be viewed in the Diocese of Alexandria Resource Center located at 4400 Coliseum Blvd. (Hwy 28 West).


Adult Faith Formation

For information regarding current Adult Faith Formation opportunities, call 318.445.6424 ext. 251. Or, click here.
Also, many parishes have small groups meeting to study and deepen their faith.  There are great resources available at the Diocese of Alexandria Resource Center located at 4400 Coliseum Blvd. in Alexandria (Hwy 28 West).  If you would like help with this or any other resources, call 318.445.6424 ext. 251 or email

Please let us know how the Office of Religious Formation and Training can best meet your needs. The office oversees Adult Faith Formation, Young Adult Ministry, Campus Ministry, and Youth Ministry, as well as catechetical support for all ages. For more information call 318.445.6424 ext. 221.