Saint Clare Center: Catholic Schools Programs

Supporting faith formation for 2400 Catholic School educators in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Sustaining the Mission is the designated/official program for the religious education certification of Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Sustaining the Mission provides a systematic, coherent curriculum, delivered “in the field” during scheduled teacher in-service days.
MT STMThe 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
If you missed one of your school's Sustaining the Mission in-service days this year, ask your principal about make-up opportunities, or contact us.

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The faith life of faculty and staff is an essential support for the mission and ministry of any Catholic school – and it needs the attention and energy of a team of dedicated people if it is going to thrive.


The Faith Formation Team Training (FFTT) program is an annual program designed to form leaders and train teams to work with the spiritual needs of their adult colleagues. With the help of the Saint Clare Center, participants develop a systematic, intentional plan of adult faith formation that they will implement with their school’s faculty and staff for the upcoming school year.


The FFTT program is intended to complement and complete the Sustaining the Mission program. STM provides educators with knowledge of Catholic theology. FFTT takes the next step to help local faith formation teams support the spiritual life and Catholic identity of their schools.

For more information, download the FFTT Overview.  You can also access the FFTT Registration Form.