2122.1 Policy

Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Policy 2122.1


Parish Catechetical Leader - Appointment and Functions

“The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained catechetical leader (National Directory for Catechesis p. 224). Parishes should strive for a full-time professional Director of Religious Education or Director of Faith Formation who has a Master’s Degree is Catechesis, Theology or Pastoral Studies. Parishes that cannot afford a professionally trained catechetical leader should have a Coordinator of Religious Education who is receiving on-going faith formation earned at a Catholic School of Theology.

Adopted: May 20, 1976

Revised: November 16, 2010

The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton

Bishop of Belleville

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