Programs and Information

ANNUAL CATECHETICAL CONFERENCE - 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. 

Catechist Conference 2014 - A Day of Learning and Renewal for all Catechists

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

Presented by: Deacon Ralph Poyo

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

When: February 1, 2014, 8:45am – 1:00pm (lunch included)

Where: Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Holy Family Hall

Cost: $15.

Registration: Required by Monday, January 27, 2014.

To register, call (318) 445-6424 ext. 221 or email cnorris [at] diocesealex [dot] org


CATECHETICAL QUIZ BOWL - The Diocese of Alexandria Catechetical Quiz Bowl will be held on Saturday morning, February 22, 2014, at the St. Joseph Catholic Center on 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 emccullough [at] diocesealex [dot] org, 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!       


BASIC TRAINING FOR ALL CATECHISTS – The Office of Religious Formation and Training offered  catechetical training in basic teaching skills for all catechists in the fall of 2013.  The training will be offered once more in the fall of 2014.  For more information, please call 318-445-6424 ext. 257 or ext. 221 or email: emccullough [at] diocesealex [dot] org.

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.
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 318.445.2401 ext. 251 or email emccullough [at] diocesealex [dot] org.

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 318.445.2401 ext. 221.  See the Diocesan Calendar for a listing of SALT Retreats and other Religious Formation events.