Family Catechesis-Parish Leadership Support








Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Could you not spend one hour with me?

What is Perpetual Adoration?

Download the flyer of all the Perpetual Adoration locations in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Professional Development Day For Catechetical Leaders

Sacramental Preparation with Children with Special Needs

November 13th, 2014
9 am - 12 pm
@ Diocesan Pastoral Center



St Paul Street Evangelization

Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3550 E. Knox Rd Phoenix, AZ 85044



Featuring Q & A Session and Mass with Bishop Thomas Olmsted

$120/person early registration December 15th

Registration includes 5 star accommodations at Lost Canyon Camp in Williams, AZ, linens, 5 meals, retreat production, and a worship band for the weekend



Family Catechesis

400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 354-2323

(602) 354-2432 (FAX)

Angela Gaetano

Director of Parish Leadership Support

(602) 354-2321

Victoria Smith

Senior Administrative Assistant

(602) 354-2323


Supporting the Mission of Evangelization & Catechesis

Faith begins in the family, the domestic church. As part of the Division of Education and Evangelization, the Department of Family Catechesis provides support, services, and on-going formation to parishes, pastors, priests and leaders to enable them in the Church's mission of evangelization and Catechesis.

Printable Brochure with more information about the Department of Family Catechesis.

2014-2015 Calendar for Catechetical & Youth Leaders

In the great commission Jesus sent His Apostles to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:20). This commission to evangelize; that is share the Good News of God’s saving plan for us, and the call to catechize; that is to put people not only in touch, but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ, exist as the central mission of the Church. The Department of Family Catechesis/Parish Leadership Support seeks to support parish leaders and parents in their task of evangelization and life-long catechesis.

Please find resources above for Catechetical Leaders, and specific resources for Adult Faith Formation, Children’s Catechesis, Youth and Young Adult, Pastoral Care, and Disabilities. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or need assistance.

Family Catechesis - Parish Leadership Events & Announcements

ACTS 2:42

Oct 2, 2014

Monthly gathering for Youth Leaders -Prayer, Fellowship & Support for those who work with the youth.

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am
Oct 2, 2014 - Blessed Sacrament
Nov 6, 2014 - St. Theresa
Dec 4, 2014 - St. John Vianney
Jan 8, 2015 - St. Benedict
Feb 5, 2015 - St. Timothy
Mar 5, 2015 - St. Vincent de Paul
Apr 9, 2015 - St. John Vianney
May 7, 2015 - St. Maria Goretti


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Professional Development Day: Reconciliation Prep for Children with Special Needs Training

Nov 13, 2014 (9:00a - 12:00p)

(Download Flyer)

at Pastoral Diocesan Center

** Please note times have changed

Catechetical Leaders, Sacramental Prep Coordinators and Catechists are invited to join us for a 3 hour in-service on preparing children with special needs for the Sacrament of Reconciliation using Loyola’s new Adaptive Reconciliation Preparation Kit. This informative workshop will also review the US and Canonical Standards for preparation and reception of the Sacraments for children with special needs.

$15 per parish (includes kit)

Register HERE.

For more information, contact Angela Gaetano, 602-354-2321 or Victoria Smith, 602-354-2323.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA

Nov 18, 2014 (8:00a - 5:00p)

Presented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix and the Office of Child and Youth Protection


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8th Annual Multi-Parish High School Youth Retreat at Williams, AZ

Feb 27, 2015 to Mar 1, 2015

Parish Registration Form
Online Registration

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