Office of Religious Education

The religious education office facilitates information, training, retreats, support, and fellowship, especially for those who teach in or administer parish religious education/PRE programs.

With their daily example of life, we affirm and believe parents have the most effective capacity to transmit the beauty of the Christian faith to their children. The Office of Religious Education will help and support our parents and catechists to grow in their faith. 

Whether an experienced teacher and catechist of several years or a beginning teacher, catechesis promotes growth and development and provides a structure for recognizing such.

Catechetical Sunday-September 17th

“Come to me all you who labor and are burdened”

Matthew 11:28

This year’s theme reminds us of the invitation we receive from the Lord Jesus to follow Him and the promise that He doesn’t want to add to our burdens; he wants to lighten them. (Click the link below to access the resource)

2023 Catechetical Sunday – Certificate2023 Catechetical Sunday – Posters
2023 Catechetical Sunday – Commissioning Service2023 Catechetical Sunday – Prayer for Catechists
Diocesan Forms

Catechetical Certification Opportunities

The Salina Diocese offers two ways for our Education Leaders and Catechists to continue learning more about their faith and earn certifications.

Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University.

We are excited to announce a partnership with the Franciscan University of Steubenville beginning this fall. This is an opportunity for everyone in the diocese. The diocese will cover the program’s cost so that everyone has an opportunity to grow in their faith, grow in skill and knowledge needed to help others, and even earn certifications. The program is at home, at your own pace, and has guidance/mentorship available. I am excited about what this could bring to our diocese.

There will be opportunities for you to earn three different levels of certification.
Basic level Certification
Advanced level Certification
Master-level certification.

Directors of Religious Education Certification
Catholic School Administration Certification
Catholic School Catechist Certification
Parish Religious Education Catechist Certification
Jr. CYO/CYO Leadership Certification
Parents as Catechist Certification

Pastoral Ministry Formation (Salina Diocese)

Helpful Resources