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 for 2017-2018 contains current information regarding our initiatives, department offerings, Living and Leading by Faith Catechist and Catechetical Leader Faith Formation Program courses, calendar, and resources.
We also offer online learning and leadership formation via local courses and educational events – click here to register. We also work with a number of formation partners.
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