Religious Education Guidelines


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Workshops, Inservices, and Conferences

The Office of Catechesis, along with other members of the Department of Education and Catechesis, conducts education commission workshops for parishes which want them. The workshop covers what an education commission is, what it is not, and practical tips for making an education commission effective.

A family religious education inservice describes a variety of approaches to family religious education, many resources available for families to enhance at home the religious education their teens and children receive in Catholic schools or parish religious education programs, and a process for program leaders and selected parents to use in determining a concrete approach for developing this aspect of parish life.

The Parish Catechetical Review Inservice is a one session workshop to assist a parish working committee as it begins its work of reviewing a parish's faith formation programs for adults, teens, and children and determining ways in which those programs can be developed over the next 5-7 years.

High school religious education curriculum inservices on each of the 10 themes of the Diocesan High School Religious Education Curriculum are available to parishes as a way to enrich their high school program leaders, catechists, and adult youth ministry team members.

Diocesan Catechetical Day, held every two years, is a diocesan conference offering workshop for program leaders, catechists, and volunteers for adult education, RCIA, youth ministry, high school religious education, grade school religious education, and religious education for persons with disabilities. The program includes a keynote presentation by a national speaker and 80 workshop modules.