Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership
Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership Office
The mission of the Office of Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership is to support, assist, and guide parishes and schools in an integrated approach to the religious formation of children, teens, adults, and lay leaders throughout the diocese through education, curricula, materials, training, and resources.
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Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership Office Resources
Religious education is centered on the knowledge of our faith. It must focus on the first Kerygma. The first proclamation must ring out over and over: “Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.” This first proclamation is called “first” not because it exists at the beginning and can then be forgotten or replaced by other more important things. It is first in a qualitative sense because it is the principal proclamation, the one which we must hear again and again in different ways, the one which we must announce one way or another throughout the process of education at every level and moment.
Religious Education and Catechetical Leadership Resources
CATECHETICAL LEADERSHIP WEBINARS
CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR THE MOVIE "THE STAR"
OPENING CONSIDERATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION RESOURCES AND LINKS
We provide support and training to catechetical leaders and catechists, who are involved in the ongoing faith formation –religious education and catechesis of adults, youth, children, and persons of all ages with special needs in parishes throughout the diocese.
Doctrinal Elements for High School Age
Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis
Catechism of the Catholic Church (Spanish)
Compendium to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Spanish)
Declaration on Christian Education Gravissimum Educationis
Development Stages of Faith
APPROVED TEXTBOOK COMPANIES
Here are some links to approved textbook companies: