Fall Formation Sessions Sacraments 

Annual Fall Formation September Session are held for all catechists, coordinators, and those that walk with others in faith.  

Catechist Fall Faith Formation 2017 topic was Sacraments for all catechists and those in catechetical leadership.Thank you for to all participants. Click here to read an article by Denise Wallyen about the fall formation days 2017.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level I

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a program of Christian formation, for children 3-12 years of age, which is based on the Bible and liturgy of the church. Inspired by the principles of Montessori education, it was begun in Rome in 1954 by Sofia Cavalletti, author of The Religious 

If you would like to learn more about this formation please contact the archdiocesen serice fo Catechetics or see the brochure link below. There is a new format this year - one Saturday a month (with one Sunday to accommodate starting in October) over a period of 9 months.  Participants will  complete the course in just one year!  

The course is a wonderful formation for anyone wanting to grow in their faith! The course will be facilitated by Heather Lampman and Nancy Wood, with the assistance of Sr. Bibiana, Regina Ramos-Urbano, and Maureen Foster-Fernandez.  Minimum 10 participants in total is required, so please register ASAP for planning purposes. Some bursaries are available through CGS.

Click here for CGS Level I Brochure 2017-18  

 A parish's perspective...


 Online & Distance Faith Formation Courses

St. Paul's College - University of Manitoba

  Click here to learn more about St.Paul's College situated on the University of Manitoba.


Newman Theological College (Edmonton, AB)

Newman Theological College offers a comprehensive selection of courses on various aspects of the Catholic faith. All are offered online, so you can study from the comfort of home and work around your personal schedule. Take an individual course for interest, or work toward one or all of the six specialized Certificates in Catholic Studies.

This program is open to adults and youth of all backgrounds and education levels.

College has recently created the Benedict XVI Institute which offers a Certificate in Catechesis through non-academic on-line courses. To see about the program and courses offered click here ...



University of Notre dame (Notre Dame, IL)

Catechetical Check-Up Tool  

 Click here to use the Powerpoint 

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Click here for the Powerpoint version you may edit 

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Planning a retreat for Confirmation, Youth Group, or Families?

Here are some links to ministries that provide retreats for youth and others:

CSE (local)


RUAH (local)

Brochure          Archbishop's letter

NET Canada (National)


FACE 2 FACE (in Saskatoon, SK)

Website Newsletters


Three Minute Retreat

Click here or on the photo below for the Loyola Press Three Minute Retreat: A Work in Progress.

Additional Formation

 Called to be a catechist?


Shannon tells you brieflly what you need to know about the Church year on this edition of Saints & Seasons. 



Catechist Online Support & Webinars from Home

Thank you for saying yes to the ministry of the catechist!

Today, growing as a catechist can be convenient and customized to fit your personal schedule.  If you have your own family or a demanding work schedule or aging parents to care for, your vocation as a catechist can still be a nourishing and fulfilling response to God's call.  A vareity of formation opportunities await you.  Just a click away there is information, support and formation ready to meet you where you are in your journey of faith as you hear and echo the Word of God to others. 

 Finding God 2013 (Loyola Press)

Our ongoing parish and home catechism program Finding God has many online support resources for catechists and coordinators (DREs).  There are also parent materials available.  Click here to explore the support materials available.

In this series of seven webinars, parishes and catechists Loyola Press presents ways to introduce you to the program for grades 1--6 and assist you in planning a successful, and reflecting on a faith-filled year using Finding God.



3-Dimensional Catechist (Catechist's Journey)

In this pre-recorded series of Webinars, Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist, Joe Paprocki leads catechists through formation exercises designed to help them grow in these three critical areas: Being, Knowing, and Doing.  Published on 3 Sep 2013 Learn more at



Documents and Reference Materials

General Directory for Catechesis (IntraText)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Catechesi Tradendae

Evangelii Nuntiandi

 New Resources for Formation 

 Visit our Resourse Library Section of the website for New Arrivals and to reserve materials.

The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Resource Library contains a wide variety of religious materials: videos, DVDs, cassettes, CDs and books. These materials are available to enrich any religious education program as well as one's spiritual journey.