Catholic Education Ministries

  • serves as the catechetical office for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. This office provides service to Catholic Schools, Religious Education/Faith formation for Preschool through adults, Sacramental Preparation and Youth Ministry.
  • assists Catholic schools in curriculum development, accreditation process, leadership, board of education in-services and teacher training including the integration of technology in the curriculum.
  • provides ongoing opportunities for faith formation for Directors of Religious Education, Youth Ministers, Principals and Parish staffs. This office coordinates youth involvement in retreats, national conventions, youth rallies and service opportunities.

The mission of the Catholic Education Ministries Office is to journey with and empower parishes in visioning and providing excellence in life-long Catholic Faith Formation.


Catholic Education Ministries Scholarship

The Diocesan Scholarship Fund exists as a Catholic education grant program within the Diocese of St. Cloud to help in the qualifying training of religious education coordinators, youth ministry coordinators, Catholic school personnel, and others preparing for ministry in parishes, schools, and offices of the Diocese of St. Cloud.

Applications will be processed three times a year. Application deadlines are: April 15, July 15, and November 15, with the committee meeting as soon as possible thereafter.

Individual Grant Application Form Revised July 2019 (DOC)


2018 Catechetical Survey

Summary 1: (PDF)

Summary 2: (PDF)


2019 Catechetical Survey

(Link to Survey)


Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Events

Download the 2019-20 Schedule for Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Leaders

Beginning of the Year Letter to Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders