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Religious Education Committee

Name Title Email Phone
Becherer, Teri Parish Council Liaison 262-623-1675
Knight, Erin Religious Education Committee Chairperson 262-224-4157
Schnorenberg, Joan 262-673-7427
Vlasak, Dennis Director of Religious Education Email 262-673-4831 ext. 406
Weibel, Dan 262-397-8388
Willer, Connie 262-673-0602

 

The Religious Education Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm from August through May in the St. Clare Room of the Parish Center. Meetings generally last 1 ½ hours. Agenda is emailed to Committee Members a week in advance, for their preparation. Occasionally, a special project may require additional preparation or meeting time(s).

The Religious Education committee supports parents in their role as the primary educators of their children by providing age-appropriate faith formation sessions and activities which develop an understanding and practice of discipleship. The committee works closely with the Director of Religious Education to identify suitable materials and resources for use with this age group and their parents. The committee monitors the programs and activities in this ministry as well as attend to any issues which arise. Ongoing formation is encouraged. Contact: Director of Religious Education, Dennis Vlasak, 262-673-4831 ext. 406, dre@stkiliancong.org. (Safeguarding Certification is strongly recommended)

The Religious Education committee is responsible for these tasks:

1. Participate in the development of strategies and programs for the religious education of children, including an age-specific curriculum and sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation which is consistent with Archdiocesan policies and guidelines.

2. Monitor and evaluate the programs and activities.

3. Assist in the development of long-range parish and collaborative plans for children of nursery, preschool, elementary, middle and high school ages as well as the involvement of their parents.

4. Coordinate and cooperate with the parish school especially in the areas of sacramental catechesis and celebration.

5. Communicate and promote religious education programs and activities to the parish and civic communities.

6. Develop strategies for the recruitment, training and recognition of catechists.

7. Review and monitor the religious education budget in conjunction with the Director of Religious Education and participate in the budget process.

 

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