The Risen Lord calls everyone to labor in his vineyard, that is, in a world that must be transformed in view of the final coming of the Reign of God; and the Holy Spirit empowers all with the various gifts and ministries for the building up of the Body of Christ.
(United States Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, 7.)
In January 2017 Bishop Scharfenberger established the Vicariate for Catholic Faith Formation and Education. The Vicariate includes three departments: the Catholic Schools Office, the Office of Lay Ministry and Parish Faith Formation, and the Office of Campus/Youth and Young Adult Ministry. While each office has a distinct focus, they collaborate together to support parishes and schools in the formation and education of adults, youth, and children as evangelizing disciples of Jesus Christ.