Catechesis & Youth Ministry


Supporting Catholics who Pass on the Faith

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Certification, training and resources for catechists.

Catechetical Leaders

Standards, events and formation for directors of religious education and youth ministers.

Youth Ministry

Programs and resources for ministry with teens.

Technology in Faith Formation

Exploring the opportunties and challenges of technology.

Child & Family Religious Education

Programs and resources for children K-8 and their parents.


Church documents, publications, forms and newsletters, and resource center.

Guidelines for Parishes

Curriculum and program policies for religious education.

Christian Formation Committees

Resources and guidelines for Formation commissions.

    The Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry

    • assists the archbishop in directing the catechetical mission of the archdiocese
    • provides guidelines for parish catechetical programs, sacramental preparation, and comprehensive youth ministry
    • oversees catechist formation and certification
    • supports catechetical leaders and provides guidance for their ministry and ongoing formation
    • offers resources for those who pass on the faith – catechists, youth ministers, directors of religious education, parents, lay leaders and clergy

    Services & Programs

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    Catechesis and Youth Ministry

    Gary Pokorny

    Bonnie Bresnahan
    Administrative Assistant

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