Essentials for Catechetical Ministry
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Essentials for Catechetical Ministry

Essentials for Catechetical Ministry (Previously called New Directors Institute) is designed to provide information, support, materials, and resources that will be helpful to a new youth minister or director of faith formation as their ministry unfolds. All directors of religious education, youth ministry and lifelong faith formation who are new or nearly new to ministry, or new to archdiocese are encouraged to join us.

This program provides information about Archdiocesan guidelines and resources, and offers opportunities to ask questions, reflect on experiences, and become more familiar with the personnel and services of the Archdiocese. 

Topics include:

  • Catechetical Roles
  • Church Documents
  • Family Involvement
  • Curriculum Guidelines
  • Catechist Training & Support
  • Certification
  • Sacramental Preparation
  • Catechetical Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Safe Environments
  • Budgeting. . . and more

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2023 Schedule


Thursday, September 7

Thursday, September 14 

Thursday, September 21

Thursday, October 12

Thursday, November 9

Thursday, December 14


All sessions held from 9:30am -2:00pm

Location:  Mary, Mother of the Church Pastoral Center,  3501 S Lake Drive, St Francis, WI

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

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