Catechist Initial and Ongoing Formation

The diocese proudly partners with Catholic Distance University to provide online continuing education certificate programs and courses that fulfill the CEU requirements for those involved in religious education and ministry and all diocesan members interested in deepening their faith knowledge. To access these continuing education offerings, visit and bookmark the page for easy access. Be sure to enter the diocesan access code, CDU17ABERDEEN, to receive discounted pricing.

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:

2021 Events Coming Soon!


Other Catechist 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.