Catechesis, Faith Formation, and Religious Education are all terms that describe efforts to pass on the Catholic Faith to children and youth.  This endeavor aims to form disciples of Jesus Christ into an integrated life of virtue and deepen their participation in His Church. Parishes in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis strive to provide this comprehensive formation through a wide variety of offerings.


Role of the Parent in a Child’s Formation


Parents are the primary teachers of their children. The family is the first and most important place where children learn about who they are and how to love God and each other. In Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Archbishop, clergy and lay leaders support parents and families in a partnership to provide a Catholic education for their children.