Key Elements in Vital Catechesis
Religious Education Supplemental Handbook (working draft)
A deeply personal and communal relationship with Jesus Christ and his body, the Church, is the desired outcome for all the youth of the Archdiocese. We seek to form Catechists and youth leaders that disciple youth into a first generation relationship with the three persons of the Trinity. We offer certification and enrichment opportunities for Catechists and direct programing like Camp Tekakwitha and the Junior High Youth Rally for elementary and middle school students. We delight in assisting parishes in developing meaningful and engaging catechetical instruction that kids love and that look forward to. We see this fruit from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and many other excellent parish based programs. We strongly support parents as the primary and first catechist, and encourage vibrant discipleship within the family and experiencing the Sacraments as a family frequently. We offer extensive high school programing, opportunities for college age students to receive advanced discipleship training through serving as Camp Tekakwitha summer staff and internships through Prairie Star for college grads. We look forward to supporting your ministry and journey closer to Christ.