Religious Educators

DRE/CRE Duties

Verify that the following information is kept (in a locked file if possible) for each catechist either in the parish office or in the religious education office:

  • Background check
  • Code of Conduct that is signed every three years
  • Volunteer Application form and reference check (under Background check)
  • Certificate of completion for the online session of “Shield the Vulnerable”
  • Documentation of courses completed for Catechist Certification and Ongoing Education


Safe Environment


USCCB Conformity Review 


National Organizations

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

National Catholic Educational Association 


Permission Slips

The short version of the permission slip should be used for local day trips that do not require an overnight stay.
(Download PDF) (Download Word Document)

The longer version of the permission slip should be used for all overnight trips.
(Download PDF) (Download Word Document)


Minors Volunteer Form

This form is to be filled out by those minors (under 18) who wish to volunteer in a parish.

It is available in two formats:

Fillable PDF form

Word form


Sacramental Record Keeping