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Supporting Catholics who Pass on the Faith

Office of Evangelization & Catechesis - Childhood

Supporting Catholics who Pass on the Faith to the Next Generation

The Office of Childhood Evangelization & Catechesis:

  • provides guidance for parish catechetical programs and sacramental preparation for children
  • promotes parent engagement
  • oversees catechist formation and certification
  • supports catechetical leaders and provides guidance for their ministry and ongoing formation
  • offers resources for Catholic scouting



The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis produces a newsletter to support catechetical leaders in their work. 

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To access a previous newsletter (HTML or PDF), click here



Download the Office Calendar to stay up to date on events.


Programs & Services


Support for Catechetical Leaders

Essentials for Catechetical Ministry – for newer catechetical leaders

Annual Catechetical Conference & Staff Mission Days

Training, guidelines, and consultation on child ministry and sacramental preparation

Family Perspectives training and customized parish consultations

Technology in Faith Formation resources and technology day

Let the Children Come e-newsletter

Deanery meetings and networking gatherings


Catechist Formation

'Forming the Catechetical Spirit' parish-based program

Annual Catechetical Conference

Formation opportunities for catechists

Certification of catechists & teachers

Approval of programs for certification clock hours


Consultation Services

Consultation with catechetical leaders

Evangelization & Formation Commission support

Family Perspectives Consultation

Research and data collection on parish programs and practices


Catholic Scouting

Liaison to Catholic Committees on Scouting

Official source for Catholic scout emblems and awards

Annual Celebration of Catholic Scouting


Catechetical Resources

Directory for Catechesis, Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization

Grade-Specific Religious Education Curriculum

Sacramental Guidelines for First Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Christian Inisitaiton or Children

Parish and School Policy Manual – policies, forms and related resources

Links Library – a guide to online catechetical resources

Listing of Approved Catechetical Resources



Catechetical Conference

Essentials for Catechetical Ministry for New Staff

Technology in Faith Formation: G3 for Formation Leaders

Gatherings for Evangelization and Formation Commissions

Launching/Strengthening a Family Faith Formation Program

Celebration of Catholic Scouting

Family Focus training days

The Finish Line


Connections & Collaboration

Mareda – the Association of Catechetical Leaders in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Mareda.org

National Community of Catechetical Leaders (NCCL) - promoting evangelization and catechesis in the U.S. Catholic Church www.ncclcatholic.org

Publishers of Catholic catechetical textbooks and resources

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) – ncpd.org

National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS), National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NCCGSCF), American Heritage Girls National Catholic Committee



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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408