Paul VI Programs and Staff

pp-paulus-vi.jpg We are named after Blessed Pope Paul VI (Pope from 1963-1978) who completed the Second Vatican Council and began the implementation of its teachings in the Church. Inspired by his vision of catechesis we seek to "deepen, consolidate, nourish and make ever more mature" the faith of our students through "a catechesis full of gospel vitality and in a language suited to people and circumstances" (Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi 54)

Paul VI Catechetical Programs:

  • The Pontifical Paul VI Institute of Catechetical and Pastoral Studies

    • We offer courses in both online and face-to-face classroom formats covering Theology, Morality, Scripture, Spirituality, Religious Education and more. Courses are accredited by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy and meet requirements for certification by the Archdiocesan Education Office for both school and parish teachers as well as for Coordinators and Directors of Religious Education. Paul VI offers a Catechism Certificate for those who complete the four courses on the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. All Catholics of the Archdiocese are encouraged to take these courses for their personal faith enrichment and for life-long learning and ongoing faith formation. Click on Paul VI Institute Courses on the menu for more information.
  • Catechetical Retreats

    • The Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart on staff at Paul VI provide a full range of retreats for schools and parishes. These include sacramental preparation retreats for first communion and confirmation, all school retreats, familty camps, and retreats for school faculty and parish staff. Click on Catechetical Retreats on the menu for more information.
  • Lay Formation Program

    • Paul VI offers a 3-year lay formation program to form men and women intellectually, spirtually and pastorally to grow into a deepening relationship with Christ and His Body the Church. Participants are selected by parish pastors for particpation in this program. After completion of the program participants are commissioned to serve 3 years in their parish. Click on Lay Formation for more information.
  • Other Programs

    • Oremus - 8 week program of formation in Catholic prayer

Paul VI Admininstration and Staff