3432.1 Regulation

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville

Regulation 3432.1

BUSINESS AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

Budget and Expense Reports/Parish Catechetical Programs

Because of the critical nature of catechesis on the quality of parish life, every parish shall consider its catechetical duties as some of the most important activities in the faith community.  This importance demands adequate funding for programs, and the parish leaders should articulate the need for such funding to the parish council and parish community.

Catechetical budget information shall be provided to the Office of Education as requested on the Yearly Parish School of Religion/Catechetical reports.

The catechetical budget shall contain some or all of the following line items:

  1. Revenues
    1. Tuition
    2. Fees
      1. General (Retreat fees for various sacramental preparation, especially
      2. Confirmation)
      3. Special (Service opportunities, social trips for community building, etc.)
    3. Miscellaneous
      1. Bible Sale Income - Text
      2. PSR Teacher Salary Donations
      3. Parenting Books and Magazines
  2. Expenses
    1. Salaries
      1. Catechetical Leader
      2. Part-time Secretary
    2. Payroll Taxes
    3. Lay Retirement
    4. Health Insurance
    5. Disability Insurance
    6. Contract Services
      1. PSR, teacher stipends
      2. Copy machine
      3. Teen PSR Aide stipends
    7. Capital Outlay
      1. Equipment Purchased
      2. Equipment Repair
      3. Equipment Rental
    8. Supplies - Office
      1. Postage
      2. Postage to return A/V library videos
      3. Paper - Stationary, envelopes, thank you notes, etc.
      4. Paper - Colored for parent packets, handouts
      5. Computer paper, etc.
      6. Miscellaneous
    9. Rent Equipment/Telephone
    10. Supplies - Classroom
      1. Report cards
      2. Permanent Record Cards
      3. Videos - PSR and Parent/Adult
      4. Resource books
      5. Crayons, paper, markers (equipment)
      6. Field trips
      7. Batteries (for music stereo, etc.)
      8. Cassette tapes
      9. Books for children for classroom
    11. Supplies - Textbooks
      1. Texts
      2. Liturgical catechetical materials (ex., Pflaum Gospel Weeklies)
      3. Bibles
      4. Confirmation Textbooks
      5. Confirmation Manuals
      6. ACRE Tests
      7. Videos
      8. Resource book - Eucharist/Reconciliation
    12. Supplies - Other
      1. Mini retreats for sacramental preparation (Eucharist, Penance, Confirmation)
      2. Special Mass supplies (banner materials, etc.)
      3. Supplies for parent sacramental meetings
      4. Certificates for sacramental completion
      5. Refreshments - parent meetings
      6. Catechetical Sunday resource book
      7. Catechetical Sunday gifts for catechists
    13. Dues and Subscriptions
      1. NCCL or NPCD membership
      2. Religion Teacher's Journal (one for each catechist)
      3. Catechist Magazine (1)
    14. Continuing Education for Catechetical Leader
      1. Workshops for DREs
      2. DRE Tuition Assistance
      3. Special In-service/Workshop Fees
    15. Activity Fees
      1. Special events for youth

Approved:       July 1, 2007

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