Families & Schools of Discipleship

Office of Children & Youth Faith Formation

Revised MEMORANDUM - HR Guidance
Extension of Timeline
Information for catechetical and youth ministry leaders in the Diocese of Green Bay to assist them in their ministry.
First: HR Update . . .
Good Afternoon,
Earlier this week you received the document MEMORANDUM - HR Guidance . This document has now been revised and is linked below.

Revisions include:
  • Clarification on Employee Quarantine (p.3 #5)
  • Further restrictions for Child Care Settings (p.2, #5)
Please note: this revised document is dated March 18, 2020 and the changes are in red /highlighted.

Again, if you need clarification or have a unique circumstance that you would like to discuss, please reach out to the points of contact on the original message. Thank you.
Second: the Timeline
Dear Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers,

Gov. Tony Evers has directed the Department of Health Services to close all K-12 schools -- public and private -- beginning Wednesday, March 18. He has further directed that all schools will remain closed for the duration of the public health emergency or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction.

In light of this, we too are extending the cancellations of all in-person religious education classes, in-person sacramental preparation (First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation), in-person youth retreats and in-person youth ministry events for the duration of the public health emergency or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction .

If you are able to utilize technology to continue having in-services via digital platforms for catechists or even to continue religious education and youth ministry virtually, we encourage you to do so.

If you are looking for some great resources please see our new

Also there are several free webinars from NFCYM that you might also find helpful.

We hope and pray that you, your families and your parish communities are well and safe. As your neighbors, we too share in the challenges and stretching that you are experiencing. We are all in this together, and even now, God is with us.  You are all in our prayers. Please remember to pray for us as well. We will get through this together. After all, Our God reigns!

God bless,
Maximus Cabey
John 3:8
Child and Youth Faith Formation Director
and Ecumenical Officer
Phone: 920-272-8288

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