The Department of Evangelization & Catechesis assists the bishop in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
through evangelization, catechesis, and faith formation programs for children, youth, and adults in the Diocese of Trenton.
The ministry of the “New Evangelization” seeks to initiate a joyful, faithful, and fervent re-proclamation of the saving message of the Gospel to the world. Through on-going prayer, training, catechesis, and formation, the lay faithful are equipped with the means necessary to live vibrant lives as disciples of Jesus Christ and become witnesses to the ends of the earth.
The ministry of Catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, education in prayer, education for community life and missionary initiation in the church through its catechetical ministry in parish religious education programs, Catholic schools, and training and formation of Catechetical Leaders.
The ministry of Adult Faith Formation serves to foster further conversion, Catechesis, and discipleship for adult Catholics through various formation, training, and catechetical programs and events. Lay faithful discover the importance of a prayerful life, faithfulness to the Gospel, and a dynamic sacramental life.
Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Whether you are seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church, or entrance into the Church from another Christian tradition, RCIA helps you respond more deeply to the movement of God in your life and prepares you to take your place in the Catholic community. RCIA is designed to form disciples of Jesus into the fullness of Christian Life.
Through this scholarship program, those who currently work (paid and unpaid) in a parish will be supported financially in their efforts to attain a master’s degree in Theology or Religious Education, or practical certificates in undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.
Holy Innocents Society
The Holy Innocents Society is a Diocesan Society consisting of a federation of the six centers in the Diocese of Trenton. Holy Innocents Centers throughout the Diocese provide those persons age seven or above with intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, with religious education geared to their individual learning ability.