Programs and Information


The Office of Religious Education and Training is hosting 'Workshops on the Teachings of the Catholic Church' for all catechists on Aug. 22, 2015 & again on Sept. 19, 2015 from 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 deepen their knowledge of their Catholic Faith. (The workshops are identical.)

The cost is $10, including lunch.

Registration is required by Aug. 19 for the Aug. 22 workshop, and by Sept. 16 for the Sept. 19 workshop.

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

The catechist workshops will cover the following topics, going deeper every year for the next five years: Church History, Sacred Scripture, Liturgy & the Sacraments, Prayer & Spirituality, and Moral Teachings of the Church


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.
Also, many parishes have small groups meeting to study and deepen their faith.  There are great resources (DVDs, books, etc.) available at the Diocese of Alexandria Resource Center located at 4400 Coliseum Blvd. in Alexandria (Hwy 28 West). 

If you would like help with these 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.