The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is a growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet. The goal is to support the church's professional ministry of religious education and faith formation in cyberspace.

The VLCFF is coordinated and sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) at the University of Dayton - a Catholic Marianist Institution.

Our mission is to mobilize the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

From Hawaii...

Jayne Mondoy, DRE in the Diocese of Honolulu tells us that she's getting a lot of interest in our Certificate in Catechesis program. Pictured is recently completed student, Kristoffer Angobang, with Fr. Efren Tomas, MS, pastor of St. Joseph Church, and Jayne. Jayne states, "Whenever a person completes the entire program I ask permission of their pastor to present the certificate and a lei at Mass. It's a great opportunity to give thanks to God and to celebrate with the community who has and will continue to support our new Master Catechist. A great blessing we've experienced is that following each presentation, several more catechists have expressed their interest in entering the certificate program."
Thank you and Mahalo, Jayne!

From Trinidad...

We're excited to have our partners in Trinidad use the VLCFF in their mission to train young catechists! The Catholic Youth Commission in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain is leading the initiative with great success. Pictured is a group of recent graduates of our Leadership in Ministry course. Read more...

An Overview of the VLCFF

Getting Started with the VLCFF

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The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation is a non-profit organization at the University of Dayton. Your tax deductible gift can help further our mission of religious education and faifh formation.

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