ministries + services

Faith Formation

mission statement

The Office of Faith Formation proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ by planning programs and supporting ministries which strengthen Catholic Faith within the Diocese of Orange.


The Office of Faith Formation offers in-services, education, training and support for ministers and teachers who serve in:

  • Parish Faith Formation
  • Catholic Schools
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry
  • University Catholic Chaplaincy
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Institute for Pastoral Ministry


  • Administrators and Faculty in Catholic Schools
  • Parish Faith Formation Directors & Coordinators
  • Religious Education Directors & Coordinators
  • Confirmation Directors
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministers and Volunteers
  • University Chaplains at UCI, CSUF and Chapman University
  • Adult Faith Formation Ministers
  • Lay Ministers and those who seek to work as lay ministers
  • Adults seeking ministerial certification or spiritual enrichment


  • In-services, education, training and support for parish and school personnel in Catholic Schools, Faith Formation Programs, Youth & Young Adult Ministry and the Institute for Pastoral Ministry
  • Diocese-wide programs and spiritual enrichment for students, youth, adults and other groups