Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE)


On-going formation and education in parish communities may be attained by taking part in CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) .



CaFE is a flexible process designed to create:-

DISCIPLESHIP - helping Catholics get more enthusiastic about their faith in Jesus Christ.

COMMUNITY - creating and nourishing small groups where people can share and grow together. 

EVANGELISATION - empowering Catholics to make more of a difference in the world around them.


CaFE groups begin by using videos, which are enjoyable and stimulate discussion.

CaFE is flexible and can be adapted to the needs of individual parishes.

CaFE modules usually consist of six or eight sessions.



Interested adults who want to learn more (or re-learn) about the faith of Catholics, who may desire to share their faith stories, who would value belonging to a group of like-minded people, who wish to pray together and—who want to grow in holiness.

CaFE videos are available from Faith Development Ministries (Phone: 03 383 7994; Fax 03 3837995; E-mail:;


Alternatively, the following Modules may be borrowed from Catholic Education Office:

  • Module 1: Knowing God Better and Knowing God even Better
  • Module 2: Exploring the Catholic Church
  • Module 3: Catholics Making a Difference
  • Module 4: Reaching Out Parents — you, your children and the Catholic Faith
  • Module 5: Catholics Listening to God
  • Module 6: Drink from the Wells of the Church
  • Module 7: Life in Christ
  • Module 8: Pass It On
  • Baptism: Helping your child get the most out of life.


Please note: You will discover that the Diocesan Pastoral Plan's headings of Holiness, Communio, Collaboration and Mission are contained within the CaFE presentations.

If a parish community wishes to borrow one of the above CaFE videos please conatct:

Wendy Clark, Parish Sacramental/PPRE Adviser, Catholic Education Office, PO Box 4544, Christchurch 8140 (Phone: 03 353 0757;  Email: