Catechist and Adult Formation

The RC Diocese of Scotland, Aberdeen is partnering with Catholic Distance University (CDU) to provide high quality online programs and courses in adult faith formation. The online option from CDU gives each person in the diocese the opportunity to study the Catholic Faith alone or with a group using a convenient, flexible, and adult-friendly format.

Members are also invited to work towards receiving one of CDU’s noncredit certificates. The courses and seminars required for each of the noncredit Certificates provide a systematic way to grow in knowledge of the Catholic Faith. As a subsidy partner you can take the required seminars and courses at a discounted tuition rate of $30 (@£25) per module.

All new Catechists and Children’s Liturgy leaders are encouraged to take the 3-lesson module:

RELED N001 Basic Catechetics for Discipleship

to assist in understanding their formative role and provide practical information for planning and running a successful catechetical session.

In addition to the support provided by CDU’s excellent staff, the Dominican Sisters at Greyfriars Convent are happy to assist those taking the CDU courses in any way, from walking them through the process of registration to understanding lectures more clearly. Please contact us via the contact form with questions.

For more information:

Catechist Formation Events:

Catechist Retreat 2019: Baptised and Sent – David Wells

An Engaging and Inspiring day on living and passing on the Catholic Faith on Saturday 21 September 2019 at St Francis of Assisi Church (231 Deeside Gardens Aberdeen AB15 7PR)

10:00 – 11:00 – Holy Mass and Tea
11:00 – 13:00 – Encountering Christ and Witness of the Saints
13:00 – 14:00 – Bring a Packed Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 – Our Catholic Mission
Use the form below to Register:



Other Adult Formation Links:

    • Discerning Hearts – A treasure of faith formation podcasts and articles on every area of spiritual interest, free!
    • Dynamic Catholic – Be inspired by the engaging videos, books, and other resources, offered free or at very little cost.
    • St Paul Center – Dive into the Holy Bible using state-of-the-art resources developed by international speaker and teacher, Dr. Scott Hahn, free!
    • Faith Cafe – Wonderful videos and resources developed here in the UK.