Diocese of Columbus Department for Education
We are called to serve the Catholic community in the shared ministry of education, through mission, academic excellence, leadership, governance, financial viability, and advocacy, to form disciples who live fully the message of Jesus Christ.
The Office of Religious Education and Catechesis is dedicated to providing authentic, effective and lifelong catechesis. Our focus is the support of catechetical leaders in their responsibility to form Disciples of Christ.
The office serves parish and school leaders by providing support and direction for a variety of ministries: parish youth ministry, high school campus ministry, Catholic Scouting (BSA and GSUSA), Recreation, parish young adult ministry, and college/university campus ministry.
The objectives of our program are to unite the youth of our parishes and to help promote their spiritual, physical and social welfare by bringing Catholic truths, principals and ideas into their everyday life.