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.


Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Events

Opportunities Brochure for 2018-2019.

Download the schedule here FFYM Schedule 2018-2019.

Download the Beginning of the Year Letter to FF/YM Leaders

Download the Beginning of the Year Retreat Invitation and Schedule

Much more info found on our EVENTS page

Works of Mercy Online Lessons

These online lessons contain many resources, and may be used:

  • by individuals anytime, anywhere.
  • in group settings — families, faith sharing groups, faith formation programs, and schools.
  • in “flipped” classroom situations for people to view before meeting face to face.

You may just want to use a suggested video, story, or question in anyway that helps us recognize that God’s mercy is anytime, anywhere, and we are called to be merciful as well.

The structure of the lesson is based on Msgr. Francis Kelly’s Ecclesial Method.

Pray for the Living and the Dead
Bear Wrongs Patiently
Admonish Sinners
Counsel the Doubtful/Instruct the Ignorant
Visit the Sick
Bury the Dead
Clothe the Naked
Feed the Hungry and Give Drink to the Thirsty
Forgive All Offenses/Injury
Comfort the Afflicted (Sorrowful)
Shelter the Homeless/Welcome the Stranger