The diocesan Curia collaborates and shares in the ministry of the Bishop. The curia has both instrumental and ministerial characteristics. It is instrumental in that the various offices exist and operate according to the ministry of the Bishop, acting on his authority and in accordance with his priorities and plans. It is ministerial in that the curia approaches the pastors and the parishes with a servant mentality.
The office of Faith Formation provides resources, training, policy guidance and oversight for catechetical, missionary and youth ministries for children, youth and young adults ages preschool through college in parishes and institutions throughout the diocese in a non-school setting.