Diocese of Baker
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The Diocese of Baker and My Catholic Faith Delivered have partnered to provide online training and Catechetical Certification. To participate and take advantage of special discounted rates please register and purchase programs through our Diocese of Baker Web Portal.

Barry M. Metzentine

(541) 388-4004

About the Director

David Bisono

Assoc. Director
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Mission of the Office of
Evangelization and Catechesis

To equip, train, and provide resources to parishes, schools, and missions throughout the Diocese of Baker so that we all may fulfill the Great Commission transmitting the Roman Catholic faith in accordance with the magisterium under the direction of the bishop.

Training and Discussion Forum
The Offices of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Youth Ministry are happy to provide access to online training videos and discussion forum.
Training for the New Evangelization

Catechetical Certification (Now Available!)
A top priority of Bishop Cary is to improve catechetical competencies across the Diocese of Baker. In support of this goal we are implementing the beginnings of a catechetical certification program during the 2014-15 ministry year.
The primary people expected to participate in this certification program is parish and school employees (full and part-time)  serving in a catechetical role (e.g. Children’s Religious Education, Sacramental Preparation, Youth Ministry, Young Adults, Adults, and RCIA). Volunteer catechists for children, youth and adults are highly encouraged to participate as well.

Catechetical Account Setup Instructions

  On the New Evangelization

The New Evangelization is a call to each person to:

·      deepen his or her own faith life,

·      know and have confidence in the Gospel,

·      and possess a willingness to share the Gospel.


Pope Benedict XVI named Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013 a “Year of Faith” to spark Evangelization efforts that could continue for years to come.


On June 29, 2013, Pope Francis released Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith) , an encyclical letter, or teaching document. The encyclical reflects on the light of faith during the Year of Faith and beyond.


On November 24, 2013 Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World).


USCCB documents by Fr. James A. Wehner,
President of the Pontifical College Josephinum.


 What is “new” about the New Evangelization?


¿Qué es “nuevo” en la Nueva Evangelización?
A Primer on the Theology of Evangelization: Implications for The United States


Introducción a la Teología de la Evangelización: Implicaciones para los Estados Unidos



in Faith



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Sept 2015
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Events &

Media Links


Helpful Links
Catholic Answers

Catechism of the Catholic Church Online
Papal Documents Online

Institute for

The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Fathers of the Church Writings


Evangelization & Catechesis Symposium


Fifth Annual
Evangelization and Catechesis Symposium

“Abiding in Faith”


August 11-13, 2017


Greetings fellow servants in Christ – Shalom!

This year we have an extraordinary opportunity with a special all day training on Friday, August 11, provided by four experts from the Augustine Institute.

Please do your part to ensure parish staff and volunteers who work in any catechetical capacity are encouraged to attend the general Symposium Friday 6 PM to Sunday 12 PM. Attendees will be able to bring back to your parish information and insights for application towards our ongoing evangelization and catechetical endeavors.


 Symposium Poster (bi-lingual)                                     Online Registration and Payment

Symposium Flyer Insert (bi-lingual)                            Download Registration Form

                                                                                                     Letter to Parish Leaders


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