Formation & Professional Growth
for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Renewal, Learning & Growth
Are Crucial to
with God's People!
"The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader."
for Catechesis, 224)
Generations and Parish Ministry
(National Pastoral Life Center Generations Demographics Resource)
Faith Formation 2020 Resources
(Lifelong Faith Associates Materials and resources from John Roberto)
COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY DEGREE PROGRAMS
Need Financial Aid?
DOJ Leaders for the Future Funding
Benedictine University, Lisle
Catholic Distance University
Catholic Theological Union - Chicago
Felician College - Online
Lewis University - Romeoville
Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) Online
Loyola University - Chicago
St. Mary of the Woods - Indiana- Online
Regional DRE Cluster Meetings
Scripture Study Resource Center
ONLINE LEARNING ANYTIME
Dayton VLCFF Online Courses
(Joliet is a Member Diocese)
Certificate programs available
Boston College C21 Online
Curriculum & Certificate Information
(Certificate of Basic Catechesis)
Catholic Theological Union Click to Connect
University of Notre Dame - STEP
The REO's primary ministry is to serve the needs of parish catechetical leaders. Support, guidance, and resources of a personnel nature are provided. Formation opportunities are offered through diocesan sponsored Leadership Days and ministry area workshops. The Director is available to help develop personal and professional growth plans.
Hiring a Parish Catechetical Leader
Renewing a Parish Catechetical Leader's Contract
Parish and Staff Directory
MORE CATECHETICAL LEADER FORMATION RESOURCES
National Certification Standards
Click here to learn more about National Certification Standards
Catechetical Leadership Ongoing Formation Links
Office for Catechesis (Archdiocese of Chicago)
National Conference for Catechetical Leaders
For information and resources on Protecting God's Children, diocesan policies, lesson plans and more visit the Diocese of Joliet's safe environment resource center.
LETTERS FROM THE DIRECTOR
Tom Quinlan, Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Joliet, has authored some letters on catechetical issues, which can be used with parish families by Catechetical Leaders. Topics include Outreach to Inactive Families, First Eucharist, and Faith and Sports. Copyright permission is granted to leaders in our diocese. Click here.
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