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Catechetical Office

The Catechetical Office helps the parishes of the Archdiocese of New York develop the leadership, policy, guidelines, and structures for catechesis and offers formation and training for those who serve as parish catechists and parish directors or coordinators of religious education.

The word catechetical comes from a Greek word meaning echo. All who hand on the Faith echo the Word of God, Jesus Christ, as proclaimed in Scripture and in the teachings of the Catholic Church, following Jesus command, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” 
(Matthew 28: 19-20)

Guidance for Opening  Parish Religious Education Programs in September 2020
Letter from Sister Joan Curtin, CND, Director of the Catechetical Office
Agreement/Application in English/Spanish for Family-Based Parish Religious Education Approach
Introductory Parent Presentation Outline on the Family-Based Parish Religious Education Approach
Directions for Maintaining a Safe Environment

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