Although the diocesan offices are closed, we are still available to serve you by email or telephone.  If you’d like information on conducting religious education instruction remotely, please contact Dr. Michael Martocchio,

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Catechesis is the task of passing on the faith.  It is an essential part of the evangelizing mission of the Church.  The Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation provides oversight of the catechesis of persons of all ages within the Diocese of Charleston.  Additionally, the office provides formation and support for those engaged in this vital ministry.

Got A Minute Daily Reflections

Got A Minute?

Dr. Michael Martocchio, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Christian Initiation, offers 1-minute reflections on the daily readings.
Got A Minute Daily Reflections

Celebration for the Sacraments of Initiation and Reception into Full Communion

In response to COVID-19 concerns, Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone has named the vigil of Pentecost as the celebration for Sacraments of Initiation and reception into full communion for those in the RCIA.

Please read more in this April 9 article from The Miscellany:

Catechist Formation Webinars in the Diocese of Charleston

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


Webinars for Catechist Formation

Check out our schedule of upcoming live webinars.  Are you unable to attend a live webinar? You can watch webinars from our archives.