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Catechetical Leaders

Resources & events for directors of religious education and youth ministry


Catechetical LeadersDirectors of Religious Education / Faith Formation

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee provides resources for catechetical leaders, formation and networking opportunities, and certification standards.

Events - View Catechetical Calendar


New Directors Kick-Off Session
August 26, 2021

Catechetical Conference
August 27, 2021

New Directors Session (In Person)
September 9, 2021

Catechetical Sunday
September 19, 2021

New Directors Session (Virtual)
September 21, 2021

Celebration of Catholic Scouting
September 25, 2021


Office of Catechesis News

Catechetical Sunday
Articles and downloadable materials


Formation and Support

New Directors Institute
Program for catechetical leaders

Organizations for Catechetical Leaders
Local and national associations

Formation for Catechetical Leaders
Degree programs, certificates, institutes and spiritual formation

Code of Ethical Standards for Church Leaders 
Guidance for parish staff, catechists, clergy and all who exercise leadership

Certification of Catechetical, Youth Ministry and Evangelization Leaders
National certification of lay ecclesial ministers


ResourcesPolicy Manual

Parish and School Policy Manual and Frequently Used Forms
For Parish Programs

Safety Training Programs
Online training for leaders, catechists, drivers, coaches

Publishers of Catechetical Materials
Websites and online resources

Salzmann Library at St Francis de Sales Seminary
Serving the archdiocese, open to public, TOPCAT online catalog

Future and archived webinars for catechetical leaders and catechists

Link Library
Resources around the Web

Technology in Faith Formation
Exploring the opportunties and challenges of technology

Church Documents
On Catechesis & Youth Ministry

A Director's Reference Shelf 
Essential resources for Catechetical Leaders

Forms and Reports

Application for Approval of Programs for Religious Ed Certification
Online form to apply for clock hours for eligible programs

Survey of Parish Catechetical Programs
Biennial survey of parish programs for children and youth




Catechetical Leaders

The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader.
- National Directory of Catechesis, 224

Evangelization & Catechesis - Childhood 

Gary Pokorny

Jennifer Murphy
Program and Event Coordinator

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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