Catechesis and Christian Initiation

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The Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation provides oversight of and resources for comprehensive faith formation in the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. Ranging from pre-kindergarten age through adults, people in parishes and schools throughout the state of South Carolina are touched by the religious education programs supported by this office.

The office provides guidelines for the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), focusing on those preparing for initiation into the Catholic faith; sets standards for sacramental preparation programs, particularly the sacraments of Penance (Reconciliation), Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation; provides curriculum guidelines for parish and school religious education; and offers, on the diocesan or deanery level, training and continuing education for catechists, directors of religious education, and other parish personnel.

Upcoming Webinars for Catechist Certification

The Diocese of Charleston offers free webinars for catechist formation. These webinars cover a a range of topics that fall under the requirements for catechist certification in the Diocese of Charleston. These webinars are FREE of charge, but registration is required for access. To register contact Mrs. Cathy Roche in the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation at (843) 261-0504 or

Date Time Live Webinar Topic
May 16, 2019 3:30 pm
The Letter to the Hebrews
More webinar topics coming soon

Webinars for Catechist Formation

Are you unable to attend a live webinar? You can watch webinars from our archives.