Sustaining the Mission

Faith Formation for Catholic Educators

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, replacing the less structured religious education “clock-hour” tradition that had been operating in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for the past several decades.

The program is being delivered “in the field” and during scheduled teacher in-service days as schools partner for shared professional development and religious education certification.

The curriculum is organized under six core theological areas:

  • Scripture
  • Creedal and Doctrinal Concepts
  • Justice and Morality
  • Liturgy Sacraments and Prayer
  • Church History
  • Formation for Mission

Sustaining the Mission has been developed by the Cardinal Stritch University Saint Clare Center for the Office for Schools.

For more information about the Sustaining the Mission program, contact Michael Coffey at

If you missed your school's first Sustaining the Mission in-service day this year, you can register here for the January 10th make-up session.