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Basic Leadership Training

For all Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education
New to the Archdiocese
    

This Course is required and must be completed within a 2-year period.
At entry level:

Here is a complete listing of the entire Basic Leadership Training Course


 

Catechetical Program Development 2
  • January 17, 2015

single candle2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Theresa's Parish, East Bronx 

 

 • Pre-school Catechesis and Catechesis of Good Shepherd

• Catechesis for Adolescents: 

The Young Adolescent Learner,
Teachng the Archdiocesan Junior High Guidelines,
Textbooks and Curriculum Materials,
Preparation for Confirmation
 

Presenters:
 
Mrs. Linda Sgammato
Director of Special Religious Education
 
Mrs. Peg Hoblin
Regional Catechetical Director
  
Mrs. Katherine Hamilton
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook
Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis for Junior High
Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 
Catechesis for Sacraments
  • February 06, 2015

single candle 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
 Maryknoll Sisters' Center, Ossining

 

• First Penance and First Eucharist: Essential Elements of Programs
• Texts and Curriculum Materials
• Role of Parents, Pastor, Parish Community, School Personnel
• Preparation: Liturgy
• Introduction to RCIA and Preparation of Children and Youth
• Confirmation: Theology and Practice

 
Presenters:
Mrs. JoAnn Griffin
Cerified Coordinator of Religious Education
Ms. Patricia Manuli
Cerified Director of Religious Education
Mr. Oscar Cruz
Director: Adult Catechesis and the Catechumentate 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
For Directors: pages Pro-13 # 3
For Coordinators: pages Pro-29 # 3 
Entire Administration:  entire Sacrament section: pages A-33 to A-46

 

Catechetical Program Development 1
  • March 06, 2015

single candle9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Maryknoll Sisters' Center, Ossining 
 


• Catechesis for Students with Special Needs (Developmental, Learning, Behavioral, Physical, Autistic):
           Effective Teaching Methods,
           Sacramental Catechesis,
           Working with Families

• Textbooks & Curriculum Materials: Elementary through Sixth
• Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis:
• Six Essential  Goals of Catechesis

 
Presenters:
 
Mrs. Linda Sgammato
Director of Special Religious Education
 
Ms. Virginia Layne
Special Education Teacher
 
Mrs. Linda DeMarkey
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Handbook Section on General Director:  GD-11 to GD-12;
Profiles for Director:  Pro-12 to Pro-14; 
Profiles for Coordinator:  Pro-28 to Pro-31 
Administration:  Entire Section on Students with Disabilities (A-55 to 62)
Booklet at end of Sacrament Section entitled:
"Celebration of Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities"
Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis:  Elementary through 6th 

 

Spirituality of Mission for Catechetical Leaders
  • March 21, 2015

single candle2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Maryknoll Sisters' Center, Ossining


Prayer & Sharing on the Mission of  the Catechetical Leader
as expressed in the Logo of the NY Catechetical Office
 

Leaders from Catechetical Office: 

Sr. Joan Curtin, CND
Director:  Archdiocesan Catechetical Office

Sr. Teresita Morse, RJM
Director of Formation for Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education

Mr. Oscar Cruz
Director of Family Catechesis and the Catechumenate
 
Mrs. Frances De Frange  
Catechetical Office Consultant
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Handbook:  GD-1 and DC-1 - Prayerful Reading 
Relationship with Catechist
  • April 11, 2015

single candle2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Theresa's Parish, East Bronx
 (also offered in Orange County, April 25, 2015)

 

• Vocation of Catechist
• Direction by Church & NY State Bishops
• Catechist Formation Program
• Recruitment & Selection of Catechists & Catechetical Personnel
• Personnel Management
• Regular Supervision of Catechists
• Formation of Faith Community 

 

 

 

Presenters:
 
Mrs. Nancy Doran
Director of Catechist Formation
 
Mrs. Mary Rose
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Sr. Teresita Morse
Director of Formation for Catechetical Leaders
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders: Pro-5 to Pro-6; 
For Directors: pages Pro-10 &  for Coordinators Pro-26;
Catechist in Third Millenium, page 4 
Administration (job description section): pages  A-11 to A-12;
Catechist Formation: entire section 
Personnel Guidelines: pages P-7 to P-10;  P-39 to P-61

 

Relationship with Catechist
  • April 25, 2015

single candle8:30am to 3:00pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, Orange County 
(Also offered in the East Bronx,  April 11, 2015)

 

• Vocation of Catechist
• Direction by Church & NY State Bishops
• Catechist Formation Program
• Recruitment & Selection of Catechists & Catechetical Personnel
• Personnel Management
• Regular Supervision of Catechists
• Formation of Faith Community 

 Presenters: 

Mrs. Nancy Doran
Director of Catechist Formation
 
Mrs. Mary Rose
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Sr. Teresita Morse
Director of Formation for Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders: Pro-5 to Pro-6; 
For Directors: pages Pro-10 &  for Coordinators Pro-26;
Catechist in Third Millenium, page 4 
Administration (job description section): pages  A-11 to A-12;
Catechist Formation: entire section 
Personnel Guidelines: pages P-7 to P-10;  P-39 to P-61
 
 
 

 

Educational Basics
  • May 08, 2015

single candle9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Maryknoll Sisters' Center, Ossining 
(also offered in Orange County, June 20, 2015)

 
 

• Assisting Catechists in Managing the Learning Environment
• Assisting Catechists in Lesson Planning and in Using the Catechist Manual
• Assisting Catechists in Using Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis
• Student Homework, Evaluation  including Testing, Record-keeping,
• Working with Parents to assist Student Learning & Behavior 

Presenters: 

Ms. Maria Gaudelli
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Mrs. Virginia Tannacore
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Ms. Janis Batewell
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
for Directors: pages Pro-12 #1 & #2,  
for Coordinator: Pro-28 #1 & #2 
Administration Job Description  A-13 to A-15
Catechist Formation: pages CF-19 to CF- 22
Parish Handbook: pages H-12 top; H-14; H-21 to H-27; H-31

 

Communication Skills
  • June 13, 2015

single candle2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Theresa's Parish, East Bronx 
 

 

• Relational Skills of Director/Coordinator
• Catechetical Presentations: Public Speaking and Written Communications
• Organizing and Conducting Meetings for Catechetical Staff and for Parents
• How to Prepare & Lead Prayer for Parents, Catechists and Other Adults

 

Presenters:
 
Pam Hammond
National Coordinator of Christopher Leadership Course
 
Mrs. Louise Pisano
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Mrs. Virginia Tannacore
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Sr. Teresita Morse, RJM
Director of Formation for Catechetical Leaders
 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
for Directors: pages Pro-17 to Pro-21
for Coordinators: pages Pro-33 to Pro-37
Administration (job description section)  A-16; A-25 to A-29 
 

 

Educational Basics
  • June 20, 2015

single candle8:30 to 3:00pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, Orange County
(Also offered at Maryknoll, May 8, 2015)

 

• Assisting Catechists in Managing the Learning Environment
• Assisting Catechists in Lesson Planning and in Using the Catechist Manual
• Assisting Catechists in Using Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis
• Student Homework, Evaluation  including Testing, Record-keeping,
• Working with Parents to assist Student Learning & Behavior 

Presenters: 

Ms. Maria Gaudelli
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Mrs. Virginia Tannacore
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Ms. Janis Batewell
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education 

 

 

 

Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
for Directors: pages Pro-12 #1 & #2,  
for Coordinator: Pro-28 #1 & #2 
Administration Job Description  A-13 to A-15
Catechist Formation: pages CF-19 to CF- 22
Parish Handbook: pages H-12 top; H-14; H-21 to H-27; H-31