Franciscan At Home Catechetical Formation




What is Franciscan at Home? is an online learning platform that is specifically designed to help form those who are working in the ministry of the Catholic Church – clergy, catechists, school teachers, youth ministers, adult group leaders, volunteers, even (and especially) parents. There are currently have over 800 workshops available the platform, with new releases each month!

Whether you would like to simply learn more about the faith or want to be a better catechist, teacher, or parent, this is a top notch resource for you!

Franciscan At Home is a resource created by the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute out of the renowned Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

Officially launched in 2016, the Franciscan University Catechetical Institute seeks to serve Christ and his Church by forming those Catholics entrusted with the formation of others. This includes priests, deacons, and parents, as well as lay ecclesial ministers, teachers, religious, and parish catechists.  Through conferences, online courses, personal support, and new catechetical resources, we make the riches of the Catholic faith more available and accessible to clergy and lay catechists alike.

Franciscan At Home is made free to all parishes in the diocese through Diocese of Green Bay!

What is great about Franciscan At Home is that you are not left to do this alone.  Each learner is assigned a mentor to accompany each learner as they journey to learn more about the truths of the faith.

If you have any questions about Franciscan At Home, feel free to reach out to Shileng Yang at

Workshop Instructors Include:

Bob Rice

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. Scott Hahn

Kimberly Hahn

Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM, PhD

Dr. Petroc Willey

Tracks Include

Catechist (CT) Track

Catechumenal Ministry (RCIA) Track

Catholic Schools (CS) Track

Español: Certificación Básica Para Catequistas

Español: Especializaciones Ministeriales

Eucharistic Renewal (ER) Track

Familia y Fe Hispana (Hispanic Faith and Family Track)

First Proclamation and Evangelization (FPE) Track

Forming Faith at Home (FFH) Track

Four Pillars of the Catechism (FPC) Track

Mentor Formation (MF) Track

Ministry of Parenting (MP) Track

Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) Track

Pastoral Accompaniment (PA) Track

Young Adults (YA) Track

Youth Ministry (YM) Track


Individual Workshops Include:

A Foundational Vision: The Community of the Family

A Foundational Vision: Theology of the Body

A Guide to Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis

An Introduction to Objective Truth

Analyzing Doctrine with Doctrinal Keys

Catechesis: Echoing what God has Revealed

Catholic Social Teaching

Christ: His Person and Works

Confirmation Preparation

Essential Link Between Liturgy and Catechesis

First Penance and First Eucharist Preparation

Holy Spirit, Converter of Hearts

Introduction to the New Testament

Introduction to the Old Testament

Jesus: The Christocentricity of Catechesis

Our Life in Christ: The Basics of Catholic Morality

Pedagogy of Revelation and the Response of Faith

Prayer: Introduction to the Spiritual Life of the Catechist

Praying with Scripture: Lectio Divina

Sacramentals in the Life of the Church

Sacred Scripture: The Big Picture

Teaching Catechesis for Conversion

Ten Commandments and Beatitudes

The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church: Dispenser of the Mysteries and Guardian of the Deposit of Faith

The Deposit of Faith: An Introduction to the Catechism

The Father: Origin and Desire of All

The Four Last Things

The Human Person

The Human Person in God's Loving Plan

The Kerygma: Delivering the Gospel Proclamation

The Kerygma: Key Doctrines

The Sacrament of the Eucharist

The Sacramental Economy

The Trinity

The Universal Call to Holiness

The Vocation of the Catechist

Understanding the Liturgy

Unlocking the Rich Treasure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 1

Unlocking the Rich Treasure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 2

Unlocking the Rich Treasure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 3

Unlocking the Rich Treasure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Part 4