School and Parish Programs

The Saint Clare Center provides a wide range of programs for Catholic parishes and schools.

Saint Clare Catechist Academy

Passing on our Catholic faith to the next generation by serving as a catechist is a vitally important task.  It is also a wonderful opportunity to develop relationships with students, and to grow in one's own faith.  Like all lay ministers, catechists both need and deserve high quality formation.

The Saint Clare Catechist Academy offers a systematic program that provides a basic foundation of knowledge about our Catholic faith and how to share it with others.  


Sustaining the Mission

Sustaining the Mission is the designated/official program for the religious education certification of Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

More than 2,000 elementary and secondary school educators working at all of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese are participating in the program. Sustaining the Mission provides a systematic, coherent curriculum, delivered “in the field” during scheduled teacher in-service days.

If you missed your school's second Sustaining the Mission in-service day this year, you can register here for the May 17th make-up session.


Faith Formation Team Training

The Faith Formation Team Training program (FFTT) is a program designed for those ministering in Catholic elementary or secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

Teams are trained and formed to work with the spiritual needs of adult colleagues and the ongoing need of Catholic schools to foster healthy and informed Christian communities of educators.  Participants learn how to effectively develop a yearlong plan of adult formation for their school community.


Parish Adult Education Programs

In the document Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, the U.S. Catholic Bishops remind us that adult faith formation must be situated not at the periphery of the Church’s educational mission, but at its center.  Many parishes, though, feel they need support and partners to help them to deliver adult religious education.  Parishes looking for quality adult education programming can collaborate with the Saint Clare Center to bring in speakers on a variety of topics.