"The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love."
- Prologue to the Catechism, CCC 25; Roman Catechism Preface 10
The Diocese of Birmingham Office of Religious Education (ORE), following the pastoral leadership and initiatives of the Bishop, serves those involved in parish religious education and faith formation programs to assist in accomplishing the goal of catechesis, leading people closer to Christ and deeper into the sacramental life of his Church. The ORE supports the catechetical leaders and the catechists of this diocese, as they in turn lead and accompany their students and families on the journey of faith.
Daniel McCormick is the director of the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Birmingham, a husband, and the father of three. Mr. McCormick has been serving in catechetical ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham for over 10 years, in positions ranging from RCIA, Catholic schools, to parish religious education programs. He earned his master's in theological studies from Spring Hill College.
Daniel is dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and his Church, serving the catechetical community, and building life-giving relationships among God's people in the diocese of Birmingham.
Dede Tynes is the administrative assistant to the Director of Religious Education, she is a wife and mother of two children. Dede has been serving in the Diocese of Birmingham since 2013 and is a parishioner at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Birmingham. Dede grew up in Mobile, AL and attended school at St. Pius X and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. She earned her bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Auburn University. She enjoys running, going to the beach and spending time with her family.