A great deal of information helpful to catechists (such as classroom teaching techniques, safety procedures, discipline procedures, etc.) can be be found in the Catechist Handbook.
Beginning two years ago, our Diocesan Religious Education Office asked us to track the hours that catechists spend in formation. Credit is given for any catechetical workshop, Bible study, adult faith formation program, etc. that you attend, and for any faith-related book or article you read or video you watch. Click Catechist Record of Formation to download the form you will need to record your hours. Please turn in completed forms to the Religious Education Office.
The Religious Education office has over 800 books that can be used for teaching R.E. classes. books.pdf and books.xls contain the list of books sorted by title and booksBySubject.pdf and booksBySubject.xls contain the list of books sorted first by the subject and then by the appropriate grade or age level of the book. We also have a selection of Advent-Christmas Books.pdf and Lent-Easter Books.pdf .
New this year are Jesse Boxes.pdf -3D dioramas which teach our faith through the visual portrayal and narrative of many stories, including "Creation", "Noah's Ark", the "Nativity" and many more.
The Religious Education office also has over 300 videos that can be used during class.Click the appropriate category you wish to view: Movie Library Title Order Movie Library Category Order Movie Library Lent Easter Movie Library Advent Christmas
Audio cassette tapes and CDs are available for class use. Please contact the Religious Education office for more information.