St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Faith Formation & Education

Faith Formation & Education


The Christian life and growth in Catholic faith is a lifelong journey. At St. Mary’s Cathedral, both children and adults are encouraged to participate in educational programs through Cathedral School, faith formation classes, OCIA, and other events/ministries offered at our parish. 

Please visit our website tab "Resources" to find apps, book recomendations, podcast suggestions, media and more!


Faith Formation


FORMED is a highly engaging online platform for all ages consisting of talks, audio books, movies, and more to help cultivate knowledge as well as love for of our Catholic faith. To register, simply follow the 3 steps below:

1. Click on the image or go to FORMED.org/signup 

2. Enter our parish zip code (97209) or enter name of parish (St. Mary’s Cathedral)

3. Enter your name and email to register

4. A link will be sent to your email

You’re all set!

*you can also download the FORMED app for your phone or mobile device


2) Bible Study

The Cathedral Parish periodically holds Bible Studies to dive deeper into Sacred Scripture.  Please check our bulletin to see our next offering. 

For more information please contact Jenna Slotnick at jslotnick@cathedralpdx.org or 503.770.4791.

3) Archbishop Sample's Youtube Channel


4) Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) - Search keywords from this online version: Catechism of the Catholic Church | St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Picayune MS | Picayune, MS (scborromeo2.org)

5) CatholicChat

Click on the image below to start asking questions of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church!

6) CatholicAnswers

Search the world's largest database of answers about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith. Learn more about Catholicism through articles, books, videos and more.

Catholic Faith, Beliefs, & Prayers | Catholic Answers

7) Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC)

Search this internet resource library to relating to anything and everything about our Catholic faith. https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/



Augustine Institute: The Augustine Institute exists to help Catholics "understand, live and share" their faith. Located in Denver, CO, the Augustine Institute offers a 2 year program with in-person and online options for a master's degree in Theology, Pastoral Theology, Leadership for the New Evangelization and Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture. For more information, please visit their webiste. Augustine Institute | Masters of Catholic Theology, MA Theology | Online Distance Education

Foundational Certificate: The Archdiocese of Portland offers a full catechesis program to fully form Catholics to witness and serve in parish life. For more information, please visit their website. Foundational Certificate - Evangelization - Portland, OR (archdpdx.org)

Pontifical John Paul II Institute: This institute offers master's degrees in marriage and family. Located in Washington, D.C. this institute is associated with Catholic University of America. For more information, please visit their website. Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America


Ascension Press

This includes programs, books and talks to grow in faith



Word on Fire

Checkout Bishop Robert Barron's webpage here!