Foundations of Faith Course

See below for Fall 2023 course information and registration!


The Foundations of Faith Course (formerly the Education for Ministry Program) is open to all catechists of the Diocese: Catholic School teachers, Directors of Religious Education, Parish Catechists,  Youth Ministers, R.C.I.A. teams, Adult Faith Formation leaders, and those who are charged with handing on the faith to others (which includes all Catholics!).

Fall 2023 Course Registration

Registration for fall is now closed. Please contact Janice Martin (scroll down for contact information) if you would like to join the course and complete any upcoming units. Thank you!


Instructors for Units 1 – 4                                                                                              Fort Wayne Area: Ms. Cynthia Wolf                                                                           South Bend Area: Deacon Mel Tardy

Instructors for Units 5 – 8                                                                                         Fort Wayne Area: Mr. Tom Kenny                                                                             South Bend Area: Mr. Tommy Kostielney

All classes in Fall 2023 will meet in-person on                                         Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.


Fort Wayne Area

South Bend Area

Unit 1: Prayer and Worship

August 31

August 31

Unit 2: Revelation and Scripture

**September 21

September 14

Unit 3: Who is Jesus Christ? 

September 28

September 28

Unit 4: The Mission of Jesus

**October 5

October 12

Unit 5: The Church

**November 2

October 26

Unit 6: Sacraments I

November 9

November 9

Unit 7: Sacraments II

November 30

November 30

Unit 8: Life in Christ

December 14

December 14

**Class dates shifted due to schedule conflicts.


Can’t remember the courses you’ve already taken? Registration questions?

Janice Martin WP
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

More questions about the Foundations of Faith Course?

Jonathan Kaltenbach, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Catechesis
[email protected]