- Responsible for connecting and maintaining communications with parish directors and coordinators of religious education and being a resource for them.
- Develops, implements and updates catechetical policies.
- Provides formation, talks, retreats and workshops to parishes and Vicariates along with consultation, guidance and support to parish catechetical programs and parish DREs/CREs.
- Oversees the Basic Catechist Certification program, which includes training facilitators and certification of coordinators. Maintaining a list of courses throughout the diocese, managing the lists of participants, and processing all certification paperwork.
- Represents the diocese at state meetings of California Diocesan Directors of Catechetical Ministry.
Resources for Parish Faith Formation Programs / Recursos para Programas de Formación de la Fé
- How to provide Virtual Catechesis-links
- Como Dar Clases Virtuales
- Creating Distance Learning Packets
- Creación de un paquete de aprendizaje a distancia
- In Person Registration for Catechetical Ministries
- Registros presenciales para ministerios catequéticos
- Basic Structure of a Catechetical Curriculum
- Estructura básica de un currículo catequético
- Basic Steps in Creating a Lesson Plan
- Pasos básicos en la creación de un plan de lección
Resources for Religious Formation at Home…
During the next few weeks, while children are at home and there are no religious education classes available, publishing companies are offering resources to be used at home. If you hear of any other companies offering similar, please let us know so we can add the information.
Pflaum Publishing Co is offering free resources for use at home. Parish coordinators of religious education can download their weekly reflections and activities for different age levels from preschool to grade 8, and email to parents for their home study. Use the link below for more information. If you have trouble setting up an account, please email me at [email protected], and I will connect you with our representative. Other resources are free as well to coordinators of faith formation. Link: https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/lesson-downloads/
Sadlier Religion also has some activities and lessons in their blog section for Lent. These are free, and some include a downloadable activity. Link is here: https://www.sadlier.com/religion/blog
Free Resources from Publishers
THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH