The Office of Catechetical Ministry promotes an approach to catechesis which is parish oriented, family sensitive and which calls us to proclaim the message of Jesus, to foster community, to prepare for worship and which motivates to Christian witness and service.
Dr. Kristy Swol,Â Director of Catechesis
The most successful parish religious education programs are directed by fully qualified personnel. A DRE has a master’s degree in the field of Sacred Studies. A CRE has a bachelor’s degree. An ARE has at least a certificate in catechetics from the Diocese of Venice. The pastor is ultimately responsible for catechesis in the parish and he hires personnel for the total Christian formation. Resumes are obtained through the Office of Catechetical Ministry.
The Office of Catechetical Ministry offers policies and guidelines for hiring catechetical personnel, celebration of sacraments, and catechetical curriculum guidelines.