ministries + services

Parish Evangelization and Faith Formation

mission statement

To provide resources and spiritual enrichment for parish Catechetical Leaders while promoting unity of purpose among the various cultures in the Diocese of Orange.



Parish Evangelization and  Faith Formation provides information, assesses needs, promotes dialogue, and facilitates networking for parish staff members involved in Faith Formation ministries serving children (Pre-School to 8th grade) as well as adults. We foster evangelizing catechesis through the training and support of Catechetical leaders. .


  • Parish staff members involved in Faith Formation ministries
  • Missionary Disciples serving in evangelization and catechetical ministries for all ages.


  • Trainings including:
    • Called and Gifted Workshops
    • ALPHA training and support
    • Catholic Christian Outreach
    • Discovering Christ/Following Christ/Sharing Christ
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • One on one consultation and support for parish leaders and volunteers
  • Annual meeting and ongoing communication with parish Catechetical leaders through the deanery structure
  • Annual Day of Prayer and 3-day retreat for parish Catechetical leaders
  • Networking meetings for those who coordinate
    • Adult Faith Formation
    • Middle School Ministry
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Faith Formation Handbook and consultation on policy & procedures
  • Resources for First Reconciliation and Eucharist preparation

To view the Faith Formation Handbook, click here.

To submit speakers for clearance, follow the process outlined here.


Katie Dawson, Director



Viridiana Serrano, Administrative Assistant