Resources

  • Bishop Cunningham's 2013 Pastoral Letter
  • The Catechetical Leader in the Third Millennium: a collaborative effort of the New York State Bishops and the New York State Council of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, it states, in part, “The Church in New York State…needs a renewed commitment to the call, recruitment, and affirmation of woman and men of faith as parish catechetical leaders.” It also echoes and affirms the statement in the National Directory of Catechesis, from the United States Bishops, “The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader.” The document focuses on five core competencies: Evangelization; Changing Parish Landscape; Family; Culture; Technology.  Click here to read the document. 
  • Catechist Certification in the Diocese of Syracuse: click here for information on the Catechist Formation Program 
  •  Revised Catechetical Handbook
  • Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation 
  • Sacramental Guidelines

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