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Senior Director of Children and Families
Mrs. Joyce Blum
Phone: 919-821-9702

Doorways to Formation in the Faith

Aware of the importance of forming catechists in the Catholic Faith, the Diocese, through the Doorways to Formation in the Faith program, offers catechist certification courses based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The framework currently in place offers six courses, each twelve hours in length, for Basic Level catechist certification. Advanced courses (Level II) of varying length are also offered for those seeking to receive or renew Master Catechist certification. All courses are offered in two learning formats: Courses in the Diocese of Raleigh are available at selected sites in each deanery (offered in English and Spanish), and Online Courses are available through our partnership with the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community program, the University of Notre Dame Satellite Theological Education program, and for youth ministers, with Ministry Training Source.