continuing education

Continuing education is provided for religious education leaders in the following ways:

1. The department meets monthly with leaders in regional gatherings. For dtails about these gatherings and schedules please see:

Regional gatherings

Regional contact information

2. The department sponsors a formation program for religious education leaders based on the National Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers. This program is called Silo'am. For details about this program:

Silo'am Process

3. The department also maintains a relationship with the Pastoral Studies Department at Gannon University for those interested in pursuing an advanced degree in religious education. For more details.

Advanced Degree Program Information


spiritual formation

In addition to the Spiritual Formation days that are offered each year, the Department of Religious Education hosts an annual retreat. This is an opportunity to build community with other diocesan leaders, to spend some time in reflection and to re-center yourself in God's care.

Olmsted Manor Retreat Center

Video - Geri Hadlock invites you to our retreat

Video - Terri Clarkson invites you to our retreat

Check out other opportunities

Local resources

Online resources