Children's Ministry

Key Documents

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Catechetical Services is to direct catechetical activity in the Diocese by providing parish leaders with guidance, support and resources that enable them to carry out their catechetical mission of forming Disciples of Christ.

The office assists parishes in fulfilling the Six Tasks of Catechesis:

  1. Knowledge of the Faith
  2. Liturgical Education
  3. Moral Formation
  4. Teaching to Pray
  5. Education for Community Life
  6. Missionary Initiation (NDC #20)

Key Documents

Catechism of the Catholic Church

 http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

General Catechetical Directory

 http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_cclergy_doc_11041971_gcat_en.html

National Directory for Catechesis

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/adult-faith-formation/our-hearts.cfm