The Department of Catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, education in prayer, education for community life and missionary initiation in the church through its catechetical ministry in parish religious education programs, Catholic schools, and training and formation of Catechetical Leaders.
Bishop O’Connell and the Diocese of Trenton are pleased to announce the adoption of a new safe environment program, RCL Benziger Family Life Series for all our religious education programs and Catholic Schools. Please read Bishop O’Connell’s letter of promulgation.
Formation Days for all in catechesis are offered twice a year. Please contact Doreen Griffin-Gallway at 609-403-7144 or email@example.com for more information.
Catechists are encouraged to pursue the diocesan Certificate in Catechesis. Call Jill Kerekes at 609-403-7133 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Bishop Reiss Scholarship funds courses in theology or a related ministry field. Any catechist, teacher or a catechetical leader may apply. Scholarships are awarded annually. For more information on this scholarship fund, contact Doreen Griffin-Gallway at 609-403-7144 or email@example.com.
The Department of Catechesis convenes the parish catechetical leaders for an annual gathering. For more information about this annual event, contact Doreen Griffin-Gallway at 609-403-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
T.R.E.D. is an organization made up of parish catechetical leaders (Directors, Coordinators, or Administrators of Religious Education). The purpose of the organization is to provide professional support to catechetical leaders and a communication link with the Department of Catechesis. Please contact TRED President Mary Ann Dempkowski 609-657-2348 or email@example.com for more information.