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 Welcome to the Office of Faith Formation and RCIA!

Sr Mary Juanita Gonsalves, RSM
Diocese of Winona
55 W Sanborn St
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987l
Phone (507) 858-1273
Fax (507) 454-8106

Please click a link below for more information.

Adult Faith Formation
Circle of Grace - Safe Environment
Curriculum - USCCB
Media Center

 Lenten Message of Our Holy Father Francis 2014

“It is important … that the catechesis of children and young people, permanent catechesis
and the catechesis of adults should not be separate watertight compartments…
it is important that their perfect complementarity be fostered.”   
#72 General Directory for Catechesis (GDC)


 Adult Faith Formation

USCCB goals for Adult Faith Formation

Please see list below for resources.

Circle of Grace

Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and forming youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.


USCCB Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series


Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is a Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society. Endow offers small study groups as a primary means of connecting women and girls in faith and friendship while exploring Catholic teachings with trained facilitators. In the Diocese of Winona, Endow also hosts various retreats and seminars to create focused opportunities for study and devotion. CONTACT: Theresa Martin, ENDOW Coordinator for the Diocese of Winona, at

please visit the ENDOW page to learn more about upcoming events.


Media Center

Please visit out Media Center Page.



Catechism of the Catholic Church


Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church


Code of Canon Law  


Fathers of the Church

Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (English)


General Directory for Catechesis

Congregation for the Clergy

August 11, 1997


Guide for Catechists

Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

December 3, 1993

Joy of the Gospel: Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father, Pope Francis

Strange Notions
The Sower Review

Adult Faith Formation

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States. USCCB, 1999.

Ascension Press Study Programs:
The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study (Media library item)
The Mass (Media library item)
Pillar I: The Creed (Media library item)
Pillar II: The Sacraments
Church History

Pillars of Faith Series. Author: Peter J. Vaghi. Publisher: Ave Maria Press

Word on Fire Study Programs. Fr. Barron.

from the Augustine Institute
Video: Introduction to the R.C.I.A.

To find out how you can receive handouts of RCIA session plans included in ACM publications, including the Leaders' Manual, Catechist Manual, and Participant's Book, please contact the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation. Discount rates available for ACM resources published by LTP through Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and RCIA.


April 3, 2014. Director: Rev. Andrew J. Beerman. Location: Annunciation Hermitage, Austin.  Please find the retreat flyer here.



Contact Us

Diocese of Winona
55 W. Sanborn
PO Box 588
Winona MN 55987

Contact: Joel Hennessy

Phone:(507) 454-4643
Fax:(507) 454-8106