Northern Region


Regional Coordinator:

Sister Betty Paul, SP
The Franciscan Center
233 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone/Fax: 336-271-2917

The Northern Region includes two Vicariates:

  1. Greensboro
  2. Winston-Salem

Catechist Formation Opportunities:
The Northern Region Office of Faith Formation sponsors workshops for catechist certification. Please check out the following links:

2020-2021 NROFF Calendar

  • 2020-2021 Day-Long Catechist Formation Dates
  • Lighting the Fires of Faith XXVI: Saturday, October 10, 2020 – St. Leo the Great Parish, Winston-Salem  (Cancelled re Covid-19)
  • Catechist Formation Day 2021: Saturday, February 6, 2021 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, High Point
  • Catechist Formation Workshops November 19, 2020
  • Catechist Formation Workshops March 23, 2021



The Northern Regional Office has a small resource library of videos/dvds in Spanish and English that are loaned to parishes/missions. The coordinator builds community with the various parish catechetical leaders and youth ministers in the region by holding meetings; strengthening catechetical endeavors by organizing ongoing catechetical training in the region; assessing catechetical needs and educational materials. She advises parishes regarding diocesan catechetical and sacramental policies. She facilitates adult faith formation, sacramental prep catechesis, and confirmation program workshops and retreats in various settings.



The Northern Region Office of Faith Formation has scheduled two day-long Catechist Formation events for 2019-2020. Those confirmed dates and sites are:

Lighting the Fires of Faith XXV: Saturday, October 12, 2019 – St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Greensboro
Catechist Formation Day 2020: Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Holy Family Parish, Clemmons

Plan to attend these events which offer workshops needed to complete the Catechist Certification Process in the Diocese of Charlotte.

For additional information, contact Sr. Betty Paul at or 336-271-2917.