Religious Education Office

Catherine V. Abeyta, Director - 831-8127,  Email:

Mary Ann Holland, Director, Catechetical Support - 831-8128, 

Mary Armijo, Administrative Assistant - 831-8129

Priority of This Task

The more the Church, whether on the local or the universal level, gives catechesis priority over other works and undertakings, the results of which would be more spectacular, the more she finds in catechesis a strengthening of her internal life as a community of believers and of her external activity as a missionary Church. As the 20th century draws to a close, the Church is bidden by God and by events - each of them a call from Him - to renew her trust in catechetical activity as a prime aspect of her mission. She is bidden to offer catechesis her best resources, in people and energy, without sparing effort, toil or material means, in order to organize it better and to train qualified personnel.

Catechesi Tradendae- #15
Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
On Catechesis in Our Time - St. Paul Editions, 1979)

 Mission Statement: 0ffice of Religious Education

 The Religious Education Office operates in the context of the ongoing evangelization and conversion process that is the goal of the Church for every Christian. It will provide for pastors, parents and pastoral teams, DREs, CREs, Catholic school principals and teachers, leadership, enablement, support and coordination through which they may effectively grow in and find success in catechetical ministry. It will provide the encouragement, means, and challenge for continuing growth in vision, purpose and commitment for the catechetical ministry of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Three Archdiocese of Santa Fe Pastoral Goals implemented by the
Religious Education Department 

1. Leadership Development

2. Communication and Collaboration 

3. Resources

Four Fundamental Tasks of Catechesis

1. To PROCLAIM Christ's message...

2. To participate in efforts to BUILD community...

3. To INSPIRE persons to worship, prayer, celebration... 

4. To MOTIVATE persons to serve others...

National Catechetical Directory
Sharing the Light of Faith

Documentation from which Philosophy and Content are Drawn for Catechesis 

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National Catholic Educational Association

National Conference of Catechetical Leadership

General Catechetical Directory

Sacramental Policies Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Home-based Religious Education Policies Archdiocese of Santa Fe

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