Catechetical Ministry

  • 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


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:

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:


Free Resources from Publishers

Free Lent Resources from RCL Benziger

Free Advent Resources from St. Mary’s Press

Free webinars from Sadlier School – William H. Sadlier, Inc.:  Spanish and English, family, youth, children, and adult formation topics.

RCL Benziger – A Kendall Hunt Company: Free Catholic Resources

Our Sunday Visitor – Free at home resources

Pflaum’s Online Resources for Parishes and Schools through COVID-19

Pflaum: Free online resources to use at home during Covid-19 outbreak


The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Flipbook)

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church



Catechetical Ministry Coordinator  Roman Flores