Department for Adult Education & Evangelisation



“To all whom I send you, you shall go” (Jer 1:7)


A very warm welcome to all of you who have expressed an interest in, or who have signed up to one of our on-going formation courses. We are delighted that you are here, and we look forward to working with you as we journey together, seeking to grow in our ministry of service so that our parishes can be truly missionary, evangelising and outward looking as called for by Pope Francis. On this page you will find links to each of the courses we offer. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Sarah Adams – Director for the Department of Adult Education and Evangelisation:

Message from Bishop Declan:

Our faith should make us joyful as we respond to the call of Christ, to go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News. If we are to do this effectively, we need to know Christ Jesus as well as knowing about him.

These courses are intended to bring you closer to Jesus, to enable you to carry out your mission as members of the Church and wider community.

Let the message of Christ live in your hearts and minds.

Loyola Chicago Certificate Course

Loyola University Chicago Certificate Course in Pastoral Ministry

Clifton Ministry Skills Course

A programme of formation leading to declaration of readiness for pastoral ministry

Catechists - Formation

Throughout the year the department will offer a variety of courses and opportunities for catechists and those interested in becoming catechists to discover more and to grow in this very special ministry


‘Go Make disciples of all the nations!’ – Resources for parishes to engage in the work of evangelisation