The Diocesan Catechetical Office

“The diocesan catechetical office (Officium Catechisticum) is the means which the Bishop as head of the community and teacher of doctrine utilizes to direct and moderate all the catechetical activities of the diocese. Catechesis is so basic to the life of every diocesan church that no diocese can be without its own Catechetical Office."

- National Directory for Catechesis, #59 C

To learn more about the Office of Catechesis, our goals and whom we serve, select "About Catechesis" from the menu below.

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Calendar of Events Calendar of Events Curriculum Special Needs


  • July 17-20: St. John Bosco conference
  • August 5: RCIA Workshop
  • August 5-6: SPRED summer retreat @ Benedict Inn

Get details on our events page!


  • Prayer for Archbishop-Designate Charles C. Thompson
  • Survey of Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment
  • Living as Missionary Disciples: National Directory for Catechesis Worksheets

Get details on our resource page!

photo of Bishop Charles C. Thompson

Prayer for Archbishop-Designate Charles C. Thompson


O God, eternal shepherd of the faithful,

who tend your Church in countless ways and rule over her in love,

grant, we pray, that your servant

Archbishop-Designate Charles Thompson,

whom you have set over your people,

may preside in the place of Christ

over the flock whose shepherd he is,

and be faithful as a teacher of doctrine, a priest of sacred worship

and as one who serves them by governing.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.




Ken Ogorek, Director of Catechesis
Office of Worship and Evangelization
1400 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367
Local: 317-236-1446
Toll Free: 800-302-9836, ext. 1446
Fax: 317-592-4032


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