Youth Ministry and Religious Education Goals Published

March 23, 2006

JOHNSTOWN,  PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, has announced the creation of two new diocesan guidelines for Youth Ministry and Religious Education which are now available on line.

The first document, created by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth, under the chairmanship of   Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, is entitled, Encouraging Christ Likeness.  This pamphlet provides an overview of the nature and scope of the new Youth Ministry initiative in our Diocese. It is a must reading for all parish priests, youth workers and parents. In the months ahead concrete programs and outreach initiatives based on these guidelines will be established to meet the needs of our diocesan youth.

The second document, Curriculum Guidelines For Religious Education - Preschool to Senior High School, was created by the Diocesan Religious Education Commission, under the chairmanship of the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky. This working document was prepared to assist our diocesan parishes in providing quality religious education to our diocesan youth. Within this document is a mission statement for diocesan religious education, a comprehensive outline of the desired curriculum, as well as guidelines for each grade/age level, sources for purchasing textbooks, a listing of on-line resources and other useful reference materials. This document is an invaluable resource for parish priests, church school coordinators and teachers and parents.

You may view these documents on line and download them at the following links:

Encouraging Christ Likeness- Diocesan Youth Ministry Goals

Curriculum Guidelines For Religious Education - Preschool to Senior High School

 

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