Diocese of Brooklyn

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CDU is partnering with the Diocese of Brooklyn to provide an online option for the Living and Leading by Faith formation program. The online option from CDU gives each person in the diocese the opportunity to study alone or with a group the Catholic Faith using a convenient, flexible, and adult-friendly format . Consequently, all  members of the diocese are able participate in short, non-credit, online seminars and courses at a discounted tuition rate. 

Click here for a list of the Online Three-Week Group Seminars

Click here for a list of the Online Independent Study Courses

Click here for a list of Noncredit Certificates


Diocese of Brooklyn Catechetical Programs

Initial Faith Formation Component

The courses in this category are for those who are new to the Diocese of Brooklyn, have no previous catechetical experience, or need to complete a program of initial faith formation. For the granting of the Initial Faith Formation Certificate of Completion, 50 hours of faith formation during the first four years of service are required. The four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - Creed, Prayer, Morality, and Sacraments - need to be taken through the diocese. The Catholic Identity component may be taken online using this seminar.


Seminar Number Seminar Title Date Offered Area of Study CEUs
RELED N066 The Catholic School: The Challenge, The Culture, The Charism To be announced Catholic Identity, Pastoral Apologetics 1


Ongoing Faith Formation Component

After catechists have received the Initial Faith Formation Certificate of Completion, they will begin participating in the Ongoing Faith Formation component. To earn the Ongoing Faith Formation certificate, a minimum of 50 additional hours during a five year period is required. The CDU online noncredit courses and sminars may be used to attain these additional clock hours.

Enrichment Faith Formation Component


After catechists have received the Ongoing Faith Formation Certificate of Completion, they have the option of choosing from a variety of seminars or courses, depending on their position, ministry, area of need, etc. Ten hours of catechist faith formation will be required each year.

Approved seminars and courses for Ongoing Faith Formation and Enrichment Faith Formation


See the links above for online three-week group seminars and online independent study courses

Click here to register for CDU courses. Forgot your promo code? Visit your diocesan page to find it.