The Diocese of Venice in Florida promotes an approach to catechesis that is parish oriented and family sensitive. It calls us to proclaim the message of Jesus, foster community, prepare for worship ,and motivates to Christian witness and service.
– Ashley Fox, 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 hires personnel for the total Christian formation. Resumes are obtained through the Office of Religious Education.
The Office of Religious Education offers policies and guidelines for hiring catechetical personnel, celebration of sacraments, and catechetical curriculum guidelines.