Faith Formation Ministry

Following the call to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus, Faith Formation promotes, nurtures and offers life-long formation for those ministering to children and adults by providing courses on faith formation and catechetical topics, catechetical certification and retreats in both English and Spanish. Faith Formation also oversees the implementation of policies of Catholic Faith Formation for parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Catechetical and Lay Formation Programs

Catechetical Certification Program (CCP)

A foundational, sequential pastoral program for parish staff, volunteers, adult learners and parents of homeschoolers.

Ongoing formation

Programs and courses to promote competent, professional and spiritual catechists and adult faith formation.

Pre-K to High School Religious Education

Pre-K to 8th grade

Curriculum with grade level expectations for all children participating in parish and school faith formation, and listing of approved textbooks.

9th to 12th grade

Approved textbooks for youth in parish and school faith formation programs, USCCB doctrinal framework and chaste living documents and resources.

Sacramental policies and preparation

Approved resources and information on catechetical preparation for the sacraments of penance, first Communion, baptism, confirmation and the Rite of Christian Initiation.

Formation resources

Videos and other resources for your faith formation ministry, from knowledge of the faith to help with supplementing a lesson plan.

Classes and Events


CCP English Banner
Date: February 4
Location: Online

Two types of certification are available: Adult Faith Formation – foundational understanding of the faith Catechist Certificate – formation/training on how to pass on the faith Two English cohorts will be offered in 2020-2021, with classes occurring on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings.  Participants may choose to attend either day.


Annual FF Retreat
Date: March 25
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online

JESUS WAS MOVED WITH PITY Consider the look of Jesus on us through praying with Gospel passages Presented by Sister Moira Debono, RSM Director for the New Evangelization St. Pius X, Mountlake Terrace Current CCP participants who attend will fulfill the retreat component of the program.

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Tech Tools for Catechetical Leaders

Find helpful resources to make your online formation classes, meetings and events successful. Tips on how to prepare for an online event, templates, and other curated resources can be found here.

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Carlos Carrillo

Director of Faith Formation