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Adult Faith Formation Office

Events and Initiatives from the Office of Adult Faith Formation

Click on the button below to see important details about the Man Up New York conference, the ChristLife series, the NYS Eucharistic Congress and the Formation Day.

Catholic High Schools of the Archdiocese of New York

TACHS – Test for Admissions Into Catholic High Schools

Office of Family Life

First Annual Gathering for Empty Nesters

An event for parents whose children have moved away at any time as well as adult relatives of those children.

Hispanic Heritage Evening of Prayer and Reflection for Families

The Office of Family Life will be hosting an evening of prayer and reflection to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic community, not only to our nation but also to our Church.

Office of Respect Life

Walking with Moms in Need

If you haven’t done so yet, Respect Life Month is a great time to launch Walking with Moms in Need at your par-ish. The Respect Life Office is happy to help!

Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month and Oct 1st is Respect Life Sunday– for ideas on how to celebrate in your parish, see Respect Life Month Action Guide below.

Let the Respect Life Office know if your parish is planning to host a Life Chain or other event during Respect Life Month. [email protected].

Office of Youth Faith Formation

Resources for Catechetical Sunday – September 17, 2023

Catechetical Sunday is September 17, 2023. Parishes are encouraged to honor all those who are in catechetical ministry, including baptismal formation leaders, religious education catechists, youth ministry team members, and adult faith formation and RCIA leaders. Resources are available at

Opportunities for Formation for Catechists and Youth Ministry Team Members

Formation for catechists and youth ministry team members is free through the Archdiocese! Formation is available in English and Spanish. Here are the courses that are being offered in the coming weeks. Register at

• Tuesday, September 12: Understanding the Apostles’ Creed (Zoom)
• Monday, September 18: Prayer and Spirituality (Zoom)
• Wednesday, September 20: Methodology (in person, Wurtsboro)
• Wednesday, October 4 : The Church in the World (Zoom)
• Thursday, October 5: Understanding the Apostles’ Creed (in person, Manhattan)