Adult Faith Formation



The Catechetical Institute is a non-credit adult religious education program offering adult Catholic catechesis for those interested in growing in knowledge of their faith. It is also the program that provides catechist training for those who teach the faith.

Courses are non-credit for those taking the courses for their own personal enrichment. As such, they are open to all parishioners. This program is coordinated by the Religious Studies Division of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Registrations are accepted online through the Seminary website. You may register for courses through the first night of class. The cost is $50.00 per course. Each course consists of four 2 ½ hour sessions for a total of 10 hours. All courses are currently held on Wednesday Evenings.

The current course schedule may be found here. Courses are being offered at the Seminary and a variety of Archdiocesan High Schools located throughout the Archdiocese. Summer courses are only being offered at the seminary due to the accomodations of an air conditioned environment. Each summer session runs for one week – Monday to Thursday from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.

What a great and affordable opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Faith! Sign-up today at St. Charles Seminary, or call 610-785-6287 for more information. Email inquiries to

Adult Faith Formation Seminars, Retreats & Reflections

Periodically throughout the course of the year various seminars, retreats and reflections are offered to parishioners that address varied themes and issues of importance to our Catholic faith. Please check our Current News and Events for information about current program offerings.