These web pages are designed to support and encourage you, the director/coordinator of Religious Education, in developing your professional competencies and skills as you answer the call of the Lord Jesus to leadership in the Catechetical Ministry.
The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader. (NDC # 53)
Administrative Handbook for Parish Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education (aka "the red book")
Educational Requirements to Become
a Director or Coordinator of Religious Education
These resources will help you understand and participate in leadership formation:
Basic Leadership Training Course: for directors and coordinators new to the Archdiocese of New York.
Advanced Catechetical Leadership: for coordinators who are taking any of the courses in the Advanced Leadership Formation.
Certification as a Director or Coordinator of Religious Education: for directors and coordinators who are on the path to certification.
Renewal of Certification: for certified directors and coordinators who are committed to maintaining their certification.
Certification-Related Events: for directors and coordinators who are certified or are in the supervision process for certification.
Travel Directions to Professional Formation: All Locations