The mission of the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries is to help parishes form intentional disciples and holy families.

The Office serves our Archbishop and the people of Northern Colorado by coordinating a range of ministries, producing media resources and training, and administering archdiocesan-wide events. In cooperation with the Holy Spirit, our goal is to empower you to better know, live and share your faith.

Here you will find the resources you may need in your ministry!

Professional Development & Catechetical Training Opportunities

“Franciscan at Home” is the digital formation platform created by the Catechetical Institute. Through a robust catalogue of formation modules, the Catechetical Institute provides mentored training in all areas of catechesis and evangelization. The Archdiocese of Denver has partnered with Franciscan University to provide “Franciscan at Home” to our parishes for an extremely low cost of $300/year. This annual subscription allows for an unlimited amount of “learners”to benefit from the high caliber of training in catechetics and evangelization. Consider providing on-going formation for your catechists, parish staff, or yourself. Click the link to be taken to the Archdiocese of Denver landing page from which you can learn more about the subscription.

Franciscan At Home | Website

The Lay Division of the St John Vianney Theological Seminary here in Denver offers formation in both Biblical Theology and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The two separate “schools” are fantastic opportunities for lay ministers and volunteers to grow in their knowledge of scripture and the catechism.

St. John Vianney Theological Seminary - Lay Division | Website

The Archdiocese of Denver encourages all lay individuals seeking to serve in a role as catechist to receive formation in how to catechize. Lay individuals who complete the full set of trainings provided by the Archdiocese of Denver can receive a certification.

Catechist Certification OverviewCatechist Certification Progress and Completion FormArt of Catechesis Course Required ReadingVideos

Restored Order   Reconciliation, Confirmation, Eucharist

Saints Denver is a website designed to provide resources in support of the restored order of the sacraments of initiation for the Archdiocese of Denver. This site provides general information on restored order, a two year curriculum covering Reconciliation, Confirmation, and the Eucharist, and resources for parents to understand and pray about the sacraments through the Bible.

SaintsDenver.comPurchase Saints Among Us CurriculumSaints Among Us Adapted Curriculum

Archdiocese of Denver Restored Order Learning Objectives

Reconciliation Learning ObjectivesConfirmation Learning ObjectivesEucharist Learning Objectives

Restored Order Programs from Catholic Publishers

"Signs of Grace - Augustine Institute""Encounter with Christ - Our Sunday Visitor""God's Gift - Loyola Press"

This is not an exhaustive list – please let us know if you’ve found another resource that’s been effective!

Marriage Prep

Marriage Prep Workshops

Faith Formation

Ascension Press – Faith Formation programs for children and adults
Formed – Augustine Institute’s faith formation platform for children and adults
Family of Faith – Sophia Institute’s Family Catechesis Program
RCL Benzinger – Parish and School programs for religious education
“Alive in Christ” – Our Sunday Visitor’s children’s faith formation program
Loyola Press Faith Formation programs for children
St Mary’s Press Faith Formation programs for children

This is not an exhaustive list – please feel free to contact us with suggested additions!

Archive of Faith Formation Leader Newsletters

Young Adult Ministry

Denver Catholic Young Adult