Community, support, classes and workshops
in the main areas of Catholic Theology and Scripture
to help each of us respond to Christ’s call
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19)
The Center for Evangelization and Catechesis is just the sort of effort of renewal that is needed at the grass-roots level! -- Dr. Christopher Blum, Augustine Institute
GREAT NEWS! New short-form classes are now available!Learn More
A special THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our Fall 2022 survey!In response, CEC now offers two of our popular classes in short-form format! Check out our offerings below
(3 SESSIONS - Instructor: Thomas Ryan) Based on both student feedback and ongoing discussions with exorcists, this class has been signficantly updated and revised since it was first offered during Summer 2021.OVERVIEW: After decades of focusing on this world, we need to open our eyes to the reality of the spiritual realm; and doing so, we need to have a plan for stepping up to the war that is already breaking around us on all sides. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand.We need to be grounded with a solid understanding of the spiritual realm; but equally important, we need training to prepare ourselves and an engagement strategy so we can battle alongside St Michael and the heavenly hosts to reclaim the heritage won for us through Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. Offered in-person on three consecutive Tue evenings (6:30-8:30) starting April 18th at St Peter Catholic Church Parish MinistryREGISTER
(3 SESSIONS - Instructor: Thomas Ryan) OVERVIEW: This is a new class that directly confronts the dark cloud that seems to be hanging over us; the fear and the anger, the despair and oppressionThe question is...what can we do about it?For starters, we must recognize that for these problems to so pervasive, the root causes must be foundational and deeply embedded in society. We must discover those roots.Then, we need a tangible, practical and proven strategy that enables us to shift the playing field so we can restore the light of Christ in ourselves, our families, and our communities. We need to reclaim JOY! Offered in-person in a weekend retreat format (Fri evening/Sat morning/Sat afternoon) at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, New Braunfels, TXDates to be announcedREGISTER
CEC's Catechetical Courses have passed diocesan review! Students who successfully complete all four Catechetical Courses will receive special recognition in a personalized letter issued by the Diocese of Colorado Springs Congratulations to our Catechetical instructors for their hard work in bringing together an outstanding Catechetical Formation progam
Welcome to the CEC, promoting Catholic adult faith formation across the Diocese of Colorado Springs. We hope you will journey with us as we work together to live our faith more fully and serve more effectively in the various ways God calls us to serve.
CEC courses are highly interactive, designed to engage you in your faith. CEC programs are not video-based nor do we leverage distance-education models. Rather, we believe that live instruction and person-to-person interaction holds a privileged place of blessings for evangelization and catechesis. All courses focus on deepening our understanding of God acting in and influencing every facet of our lives from our participation in Mass and the Sacraments to our prayer life and how we go about our daily activities.All instruction will be in strict fidelity to magisterial teachings and our Bishop’s diocesan plan.
CEC instructors are fully qualified including several clergy and lay individuals with advanced degrees from the Augustine Institute or other accredited institution. CEC employs a team-facilitation strategy. At this time, CEC has two teams:
More than just live classroom interaction, CEC seeks to build a community of people on fire for their faith, working with others to fulfill the call of Vatican II for a New Evangelization. When possible, classes are scheduled to enable people participating in different programs to interact during common break-times. CEC also hosts evening events, dinners, and workshops encouraging all our fellow journeyers to get to know each other beyond the classroom.
The Center for Evangelization and Catechesis is just the sort of effort of renewal that is needed at the grass-roots level throughout the country: practically minded, warm-hearted, and energized by a great deal of charity. Long may its work prosper! -- Dr. Christopher Blum, Augustine Institute
Keep the Fire Going came at the right tim in my life. I was able to meet new people and share our faith journey through the Scriptures, group discussions, and powerful talks. -- Debbie Rocco
The Christian Prayer class was wonderful! I learned so much and am so glad that I took the course. My instructor, Margit McCarthy, brought so much energy and excitement to the subject and was so committed to her students' learning. I will definitely be taking more courses. -- Margaret A Kinney
CEC’s goal is to help adult Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs to
toward our ultimate mission of building a strong Catholic community willing to face the increasing secularization of our society by answering the Church's call to the New Evangelization.