The word catechetical comes from a Greek word meaning echo. All who hand on the Faith echo the Word of God, Jesus Christ, as proclaimed in Scripture and in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Our mission is that of the first disciples, whom Jesus commanded, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28: 19-20).
We provide support and training to catechetical leaders and catechists, who are involved in the ongoing faith formation of over 100,000 adults, youth, children, and persons of all ages with special needs in parishes throughout the archdiocese. We do this from our offices at the Catholic Center in Manhattan and from our regional offices in the counties of the Archdiocese of New York.