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Office of Lifelong Faith Formation

The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation serves the parishes of the Diocese of Portland in the efforts of evangelization and lifelong faith formation. The OLFF staff provides ongoing support and resources for pastors, parish staff, ministry volunteers and parishioners to participate fully in the life and mission of the Church. 


The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation:

  • Encourages and supports parishes in following the universal call of all Christians to evangelize

  • Assists Parish Catechetical Leaders and Pastoral Life Coordinators in their formation and ministry

  • Supports Parish Youth Ministry and offers programs that lead youth closer to Christ

  • Serves parishes by supporting the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

  • Assists parishes in Baptism and Marriage preparation, Project Rachel and Divorce Ministry

  • Helps parishes promote and strengthen marriage and family life

  • Encourages Adult Faith Formation throughout the diocese that forms the laity in their Catholic faith, relationship with Christ and role as disciples in the mission of evangelization

  • Strives to utilize technology and modern media as an evangelization and lifelong faith formation tool to better meet the geographic challenges of the diocese and lifestyle of today’s Catholics.