Learn about the many educational programs and ministry training opportunities within the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Catechetical Programs

The Archdiocese encourages all catechists to complete a certificate in their chosen ministry area in order to facilitate effective catechesis at the parish level.  Four times a year, the Formation Institutes offer all courses needed to complete the following 3 Catechetical Certificate Programs.

Marriage Preparation

The Marriage Preparation program is intended to be one of the most meaningful learning opportunities of your relationship, prior to entering the vocation of married life through the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an attitude toward family planning and fertility awareness in accordance to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.   Click here to learn more about Catholic Teaching on Natural Methods and Fertility Awareness classes in the Vancouver area.


ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) brings women together to discover their God-given dignity and to understand their role in humanizing and transforming society.   Learn more.

Special Needs

VanSpec, or Vancouver Special Education and Catechetical, offers Catholic catechetical instruction to children and adults who are challenged by intellectual disabilities or Specific Learning Disabilities.   Learn more.


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