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
Pre-K to High School Religious Education
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.
The Faith Formation Office is offering Confirmation retreats for parish Confirmation preparation groups. If your parish would like to attend one of these retreats located at Camp Hamilton in Monroe, please contact Lisa Hillyard at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
These retreats are one-day events ending with Mass, by 5:00 pm.
Depending on the size of your group, capacity limitations, and your Confirmation date at the parish, a suggested date will be determined. Scheduled dates are below, and we are also looking at scheduling two retreats in the fall. More information will be provided for those dates and locations. For programming questions, please contact Carlos Carrillo at email@example.com.
March 5, 2022 (Middle School at Camp Hamilton, Monroe)
March 26, 2022 (High School at Camp Hamilton, Monroe)
April 23, 2022 (Middle School at Camp Hamilton, Monroe)
Confirmation age revision
In late 2019, the Archdiocese of Seattle made the transition for the age of Confirmation from eleventh grade or sixteen years of age to seventh grade or the equivalent age. In order to help our parishes with the transition process, the Confirmation policies were revised and a variety of resources were made available in order to facilitate the various programs and age levels in our parish communities. Please visit the Confirmation Revision page for more information.
Catechist Tools and Resources
Events and Workshops
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Archbishop Brunett Retreat and Faith Formation Center at the Palisades
Annual retreat for faith formation ministers and catechists, whether paid or volunteer.
Ron Ryan Presentations
Invite Ron to present on a variety of faith formation topics for your parish or faith community.
Ministry Clearance for Visiting Laity Information
Faith Formation Newsletters
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.