The ORE develops and maintains teaching standards for religious education in diocesan parishes and schools, publishes the Bishop's approved curricula series. Through the Catechist Institute, the ORE offers continuing catechetical formation to diocesan religious educators. The Office assists parents, teachers, and administrators in student assessment, as requested, through Family Faith Online materials.



The Religious Education Standards and Benchmarks provide a foundation for progressively introducing students in grades 5K-8th grade to the teachings of our Catholic Faith; the Bishop's most recent letter approving certain RE textbooks series is also listed below: 

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