Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis



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 to provide formational and educational opportunities that lead people to missionary discipleship.


Vicar for Evangelization and Catechesis
Very Rev. Joseph Gibino
Christine Georgi, Interim Administrative Assistant for the Vicar and Registrar

Adult Faith Formation
Joann Roa, Director

Children’s Faith Formation and Catechesis
Nelsa Elias, Director

Marriage, Family, and Respect Life Education
Christian Rada, Director

Youth and Young Adult Faith Formation
Reverend James Kuroly, Director
718-592-6800, ext. 107

Lucia Morales, Associate Director

Diaconate Formation
Deacon John Cantrinio, Coordinator

Maria Plasencia, Administrative Assistant

Catholic Youth Organization Staff
Reverend James Kuroly, Director
718-592-6800, ext. 107

Keith Goldberg
CYO Sports Coordinator

George Simone
Technology/Sports Coordinator

Annmarie Creighton
CYO Administrative Assistant


We also offer online learning and leadership formation via local courses and educational events (register at and work with several formation partners.