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Foundations of the Faith

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The Office of Lay Formation's Newman Institute offers "Foundations of the Faith" at parishes throughout the diocese.  "Foundations" is a series of mini-courses focused on evangelization, the universal call to holiness and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  These courses are open to any interested parishioner for ongoing faith formation and catechist certification.

Who Are the Instructors?

Highly qualified members of the Diocese of Joliet who have advanced degrees in Theology, who have experience in ministry, and who have completed the Newman Institute's training and formation process.

How much will it cost?

There is no cost to the participant or the hosting parish or school since the instructor's stipend will be covered by the diocese.

What is expected of participants?

Courses are designed in an "adult learning" model.  Participants should be prepared for a variety of activities and small group discussions. 

Can sessions be taken out of sequence?

Sessions are designed to stand alone and can be taken independently.


Next steps:

Parishes:  Please contact the Office of Lay Formation at layformation@dioceseofjoliet.org to schedule a session.

Individuals:  Please check out our calendar to see if a parish near you is hosting one of our sessions!