“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.”

-Pope Saint John Paul II

Catechesi Tradendae, No. 5





Hello and welcome to the Catechesis page of the Diocese of Steubenville. If you are a parochial catechist, parent, teacher or simply an interested individual, we hope that you find something helpful on this page! 

The Diocese strives to ensure that authentic catechesis takes place within our parishes and that catechists have the formation and resources they need to carry out the beautiful task which they have been entrusted with. For this reason, the Office of Christian Formation and Schools coordinates a number of Catechist Seminars throughout the year at different locations in the Diocese. Below, you will find the current list of Catechist Seminars which are being offered. You will also find the Catechist Formation Handbook and a number of forms which you may need as a DRE or catechist.

If you have any questions, please contact Emmanuel Ambrose (Coordinator of Catechetics and Youth Ministry) at the Chancery. Phone: (740) 282-3631, ext. 155 or Email:


Catechist Seminars 


There are no scheduled catechist seminars coming up at this time. Check in regularly to stay updated.  If you have questions, please contact Emmanuel Ambrose at the Office of Christian Formation & Schools.

Phone: (740) 282-3631, ext. 155






Catechist Formation Handbook


The Catechist Formation Handbook outlines the expectations for all catechists and Catholic school teachers with regards to completing Catechist Certification.

You can download the full text of the Handbook right here.

Appendix B contains many of the forms that will be utilized.  These forms can also be downloaded and filled out individually below:



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