Office of Religious Education in Schools

Address: Kaptol 31, 10001 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 4894 817
Fax: +385 1 4816 095
Mobile: 099 2004 452
Head of the Office for Religious Education in Schools: Blaženka Valentina Mandaric
Advisor: Ivanka Petrović
Secretary: Sanja Plevko

Bearing in mind that religious education in schools and preschools is one of the most important fields of interest of the Church in present-day society, in 2006 His Eminence Cardinal Josip Bozanić, founded The Office for Religious Education in Schools of the Archdiocese of Zagreb.

The basic duties of the Office for Religious Education are:
  • coordination of catechists employment,
  • promotion of the quality of religious education,
  • monitoring and evaluating the work of catechists,
  • providing pedagogical, didactical and methodological help to catechists,
  • organizing various forms of continuous formation for the catechists (seminars, forums, supervisions, retreats and spiritual exercises),
  • co-organizing and conducting school competitions in religious education,
  • publishing scientific literature and other additional materials.
The Office for Religious Education in schools cooperates with the National Catechetical Office at the CBC, the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Education and Teacher Training Agency, Catholic Faculty of Theology of the University of Zagreb and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Institute.

The Office especially encourages cooperation with the headmasters of primary and secondary schools and preschools.
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