The Seventh Annual Catechetical Congress will be held on April 6 at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. This will be an opportunity for us to continue to build on the successes of the July 2017 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Convocation for Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida; the Diocesan Assembly on Evangelization and the Celebration of the V Encuentro this past April; and this past October’s Magnificat Day. Register Today!
Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis Inclement Weather Policy 2019
The general policy is that if New York City Public Schools are closed, all Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis classes and events will be canceled.
In other situations, a decision will be made as soon as possible. Notice of cancellation or postponement will be posted on our website at www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/secretariat-for-evangelization-and-catechesis and registered individuals will be notified by email. No telephone calls will be made.
Secretariado de Evangelización y Catequesis Política implementada sobre las inclemencias del tiempo 2019:
La política general es que si las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York están cerradas, todos los eventos y clases auspiciados por la oficina del Secretariado de Evangelización y Catequesis serán cancelados.
En otras circunstancias y situaciones, se tomaran decisiones lo más pronto posible. Noticias sobre cualquier cancelación de clases o eventos serán anunciados en el http://www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/secretariat-for-evangelization-and-catechesis y a las personas que ya están registrados para dichos eventos y clases, se les enviara una notificación por su correo electrónico. NO SE HARAN LLAMADAS TELEFONICAS.
Evangelization is more effective when it is carried out with oneness of spirit and with sincere teamwork among the various ecclesial communities as well as among missionaries and local clergy: this requires courage to seek out ways of working together and offering mutual help in the areas of catechesis and Catholic education, as well as integral human development and charity.
~Pope Francis, September 21, 2014, Vespers
The mission of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis is to assist parishes, families and Catholic academies/parish schools provide formational and educational opportunities that lead people to missionary discipleship.
Established on June 23, 2017, by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio. Ph.D., D.D., the Secretariat for Evangelization and catechesis has four departments:
- Adult Faith Formation
Living and Leading by Faith Catechist and Catechetical Leader Formation Program (LLF)
Holy Spirit Institute for Service and Leadership (HSI)
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Small Faith Sharing Groups
ARISE: Together in Christ
Living the Eucharist
Other adult faith formation programs
- Youth and Young Adult Faith Formation
Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative (CYMI)
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
- Children’s Faith Formation
Special Needs Religious Education
- Marriage, Family, and Respect Life Education
FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding, and Study)
Respect Life Committees
Our Guidebook contains current information regarding our initiatives, department offerings, Living and Leading by Faith Catechist and Catechetical Leader Faith Formation Program courses, calendar, and resources.
Search the site directory to the left for information regarding each department of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis.
~ Theodore J. Musco
Secretary for Evangelization and Catechesis
Administrative Assistant to the Secretary
Facilitator, Catechetical Program Outreach
Reverend Joseph Gibino
Coordinator, School of Evangelization
Liaison with the Polish Community
Reverend James Kuroly
Chaplain for Youth and Young Adult Formation
Specialist, Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative
Director, Youth, and Young Adult Faith Formation
Director, Marriage, Family Formation and Respect Life Education
Director, Adult Faith Formation
Catholic Youth Organization Staff
CYO Administrative Assistant
CYO Sports Coordinator