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Services and Programs

Services and programs of the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry

Overview of Programs and Services

 

Catechist Formation

  • Training opportunities for catechists
  • 'Forming the Catechetical Spirit' parish-based program
  • Certification of catechists & teachers
  • Approval of programs for certification clock hours

Support for Catechetical Leaders

  • New Directors Institute
  • Annual Welcome Back Day & Spring Gathering
  • 'Gigs, Geeks and God' technology conference
  • Training days and network gatherings for DREs & DYMs
  • E-newsletter

Guidelines for Parishes

  • Catechetical standards and policies
  • Curriculum guidelines, elementary and high school
  • Sacramental preparation guidelines for Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation
  • Religion Assessments for grades K-8

Consultation Services

  • Consultation with parish staff
  • Christian Formation Committee support
  • Family Perspectives Consultation
  • Research and data collection on parish programs and practices

Youth Ministry

  • National Catholic Youth Conference
  • 'Reach Out Reach In' service program
  • CYM volleyball & basketball leagues
  • Registration of youth-serving organizations

Catholic Scouting

  • Liaison to Catholic Committees on Scouting
  • Official source for Catholic scout emblems
  • Annual Celebration of Catholic Scouting

Catechetical Resources

  • Textbook review and evaluation
  • Online resources at archmil.org
  • Cooperation with Archdiocesan Resource Center at Mount Mary College , 
    and Salzmann Library at St. Francis de Sales Seminary
  • Contact with catechetical publishers
  • Parish Library network and resources

Connections & Collaboration

  • Consultation and joint programs with other archdiocesan offices
  • Liaison to Mareda & WDREF, the archdiocesan and state-wide associations of catechetical leaders
  • Archdiocesan affiliation with national organizations:
    • National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL),
    • National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
    • National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD

 

 

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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