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Catechetical Leaders

Resources & events for directors of religious education and youth ministers.


Catechetical LeadersDirectors of Religious Education & Youth Ministers

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

Events - View Catechetical Calendar


Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catechetical Conference
September 15-16, 2017



Office of Catechesis & Youth Ministry News

Confirmation Resources
Confirmation schedule, liturgy forms, and more

Catechetical Sunday
Articles and downloadable materials



Textbook and Material Exchange
Books for donation or sale

Email Update
Add, update, opt out of emails


Formation and Support

New Directors Institute
Program for catechetical leaders and youth ministers

Organizations for Catechetical & Youth Ministry Leaders
Local and national associations

Formation for Catechetical and Youth Ministry 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



Youth Ministry
Programs and resources for ministry with teens

A Director's Reference Shelf 
Essential resources for Catechetical Leaders & Youth Ministers

Publishers of Catechetical Materials
Websites and online resources

Archdiocesan Resource Center at Mount Mary University
Current religion textbooks and materials, in the Haggerty Library

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

Downloadable Forms and Publications
For Parish Programs

Links to webinars - future and archived - for catechetical leaders and catechists

Links on Specific Topics
Resources around the Web

Technology in Faith Formation
Exploring the opportunties and challenges of technology

Church Documents
On Catechesis & Youth Ministry

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

Safe Environment Education Reports
Forms for Reporting on Child/Youth Education Component



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

Catechesis and Youth Ministry Contacts

Gary Pokorny

Jennifer Murphy
Administrative Assistant

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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