Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute

Explore the Catechism!

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church has had about 80 graduates of the Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute since 2010.

Let’s keep the tradition strong!

 For more information see their website at:

Congratulations to Michael Heinks who graduated from the 2023 Catechetical Institute Class of St. Joseph.  He is pictured at his graduation with his wife Jane Heinks who is a 2013 Graduate Class of John Paul II.


The Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute is an ongoing information resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation. Classes are held at the St. Paul Seminary and parishes around the diocese.

Join the Class of St. Therese the Little Flower

starting in September 2023 in person or via satellite

Applications for the Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute are now being taken for the in-person 2-year foundational Pillars Program beginning fall 2023.

The two-year class will be held in person on Monday evenings at St. Patrick’s in Edina.

The course is also available at the following CI Satellite Sites, where students will gather at the parish for in-person small groups and watch the lectures via live stream. For more information on individual satellite sites and to get an application, click on the links below.

The deadline for applying is August 1, 2023. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. All components of the application are due at this time and MUST be mailed in together.

  • Completed and Signed Application (for appropriate location)
  • Personal Statement
  • A Letter of Recommendation from your pastor
  • $20 Non-refundable application fee 

Completed Registration packets must be sent to:

Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute

Registration Department

The Saint Paul Seminary

2260 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN  55105 

Questions about the application process or scholarships can be directed to Teresa Gockowski at

Learn more here


Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute (651) 962-6890, website or contact Jill Fink.