Formation for Mission

Formation for Mission (FFM) is a team of diocesan volunteers all passionate about helping the baptised members of Christ to fulfil their mission of evangelisation by offering formation, enabling them to bring people closer to Jesus Christ through his Church.
One of FFM’s main task is to offer support for catechists and to provide for catechetical formation throughout the diocese.


Formation for all Adults

Download our Resource Evaluation Tool to help you evaluate the content of catechetical resources. This tool lists essential truths of our Faith that should be present in some form in catechetical resources, in a way adapted to the age of the participants. Where they are not evident in resources, these elements can be supplemented by catechists and/or by using complementary resources.

This evaluation tool is limited to the content of resources. The method of catechesis, varying according to resources, is open to choice according to audiences and circumstances.

General Directory for Catechesis

Catechesi tradendae (1979 Encyclical on Catechesis by St John Paul II)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church




Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP, Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, SO41 8NH. Tel. 01590 681 874. email:  ffm @ 
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