"The catechesis of adults is the principle form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibility and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form."

- Pope John Paul II, Catechesis in Our Time

CERTIFICATION & FORMATION . . . Welcome! And congratulations on starting or continuing a journey of formation, certification and renewal designed to help you grow as a person and a Catholic educator. Whether a lesson translates in a direct way to a concrete use in your ministry, or focuses more so on your appreciation of the Faith, this Forming Coworkers in the Vineyard effort is very practical; one way or another it will have a positive impact—by God’s grace and mercy—on how you fulfill your calling to serve in the ministry of Catholic education, faith formation or youth ministry. May God continue blessing you on what will be an ongoing journey of growth in knowledge, wisdom and effectiveness for those who serve God’s children and youth in parish programs and Catholic schools throughout our local, archdiocesan Church.