Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation
“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
The Office of Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation is committed to an active partnership between clergy, parish staff, catechists and families. We provide consultative services directly to parishes—in both English and Spanish—for parish religious education programs, for young adult ministry, adult faith formation resources and the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (the process for adults wishing to become Catholic). The Office sponsors numerous events and workshops and offers audio, video and text resources for all ages, available year-round.
For a full schedule of opportunities and venues to learn more about the Catholic Faith please visit DiscoverCatholicFaith website.
The mission of catechesis is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as handed on in the Roman Catholic tradition, by inviting the faithful to a more personal relationship with God characterized by living a sacramental life, a lifelong pattern of prayer, Christian service, and growth in understanding of the Catholic faith.
“The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is the privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church §2226)
RCIA – Dates
Rite of Election – March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM, Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence
RCIA Retreat – April 6, 2014, 1:00 PM, Our Lady of the Rosary, Providence
For Candidates: Confirmation with Bishop Tobin is Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:00 PM, in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence. Please note that participation in Confirmation is by approval of the pastor only. All calls relative to participation in Cornfirmation are to be received by the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation from a pastor and/or deacon only.
For Parishes: Pastors/Catechetical Leaders may print registration forms for the Confirmation Classes, Rite of Election, RCIA Retreat, and Rite of Confirmation from the Diocesan Employee Intranet website.
Please click on the links below for more information about the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation
- Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation Website
- Catechist Formation & Enrichment
- Faith Formation
- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
- Special Religious Education Office (SPRED)
- Young Adult Ministry
Lisa M. Gulino, Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation
Michelle Donovan, Coordinator Faith Formation
Edward Trendowski, Coordinator of Catechetical Resources
34 Fenner Street
Providence, RI 02903