Religious Education Secretariat
The main objective of the Religious Education Secretariat is to oversee and assist in the effective implementation of the Bishop's approved and mandated Religious Education programs for the diocese within Catholic schools and parishes.
The office also oversees the formation process involved in preparing children for the Sacraments of Initiation and acts as a resource to parishes, families and schools involved in this process.
The department provides ongoing opportunities for Catechist formation as well as workshops and seminars for all called to the ministry of Catechises in the Church.
Catechetical Certificate Program
The Catechetical Certificate Program will resume September 28, 2013. To Celebrate the Centennial Year of the RC Diocese of Calgary, the Religious Education Secretariat is also providing other activities and Faith Formation opportunities. Please follow the Diocesan website to view updated information on these activities.
Together Enabling Adults in Ministry
This 3 year program is designed for lay persons and religious who are called to engage in collaborative ministries, to qualify them to serve in a credible, competent and effective manner in whatever ministerial role they are called to serve. Graduates currently are involved in a variety of parish ministries: RCIA, Catechetics, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, Parish Leadership, Street Ministry and various agencies dealing with the marginalized. Some have moved on to the priesthood, the diaconate and religious life. Read More
On Good Soil
Discover relevant reflection, constructive suggestions, and sound orientations for effective, life-giving evangelizing and catechetical ministry with adults in the newly published resource by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled: "On Good Soil"! For more information about "On Good Soil", click on the link below: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops To find out what throughts the Canadian Catholic Schools Trustees' Association provide on this new resource, click on the link below: CCSTARead More
The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC), published by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy in 1997, outlines clearly and succinctly the role and mandate of the diocesan Office of Catechesis: The organization of catechetical pastoral care has as its reference point the Bishop and the Diocese. The diocesan catechetical office (Officium Catechisticum) is "the means which the Bishop as head of the community and teacher of doctrine utilizes to direct and moderate all the catechetical activities of the diocese". (GDC 265) Read More