Diocese of Tyler

Sacramental Catechesis & Christian Initiation

The Office of Faith Formation, inspired by the life and mission of Jesus, and embracing the opportunities of our time and culture, serves to educate, evangelize and empower others through lifelong and ongoing faith formation. We respond to the needs of Faith Formation leaders, Christian Initiation coordinators and catechists through education formation and resources. We further work to equip and empower the faithful to exercise their baptismal call to evangelize. 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.

   

   

   

Catechist Formation

Sacramental Formation

Christian Initiation

Faith Formation

Leadership

Additional Resources

Useful Web Sites

Linda Porter's Published Articles

News & Events

August 12 - All Day
Diocesan Catechetical Conference: Celebrating Sacramental Grace
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September 23 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Training Session for New Christian Initiation Teams and Leaders
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October 28 - 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Annual Training Day for Christian Initiation Teams
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Faith Formation Contacts

FOR CATHOLIC CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD (Catechesis, Sacramental Formation)
Sister Angelica Orozco, EFMS
903-534-1077 x145
sistera@dioceseoftyler.orgFOR CATHOLICS OVER 12  YEARS OLD (Catechesis, Youth Ministry, Sacramental Formation):
Mark Knox
903-266-2143
mknox@dioceseoftyler.org

CHRISTIAN INITIATION (Non-Catholics Adults or Children)
ci@dioceseoftyler.org
(If you need a quicker reply, for questions about the process, please contact Father Gavin Vaverek either at the above e-mail or call him at St. Patrick’s Parish at  903-634-6833 x224)

CATECHIST ENDORSEMENT
Sister Angelica Orozco, EFMS
903-534-1077 x145
sister@dioceseoftyler.org

OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT FAITH FORMATION, ADULT EDUCATION, ETC:
ffl@dioceseoftyler.org 

Staff


Sr. Angelica Orozco, EFMS
Director of Sacramental Catechesis
903-534-1077 x145
sistera@dioceseoftyler.org

Blanca Espinoza
Administrative Assistant
(903) 534-1077 x169 
bespinoza@dioceseoftyler.org

Informacion in Espanol