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Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis

Action Research Project Focus Group photo

The Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis cultivates a multidisciplinary approach to applied research and reflective practice in religious education and catechesis that best responds to current needs. Grounded in the Roman Catholic tradition, and embracing all Christian traditions, the Centre seeks to partner with the faith-based agencies working in a variety of ways for faith development and catechesis across Canada.

Pictured here is the research team for Phase III of our "Where Faith and Life Meet, Action Research Project in Adult Faith Education/Accompaniment in Canada" from top left to bottom right: 

  • Murray Watson, Adult Faith Formation Animator, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic-District School Board, Barrie, On. 
  • Carol Kuzmochka, Co-director, CREC and lead researcher
  • Charlene Peters, chair ACA and catechetical director, Diocese of Charlottetown (also a member of Focus Group for Phase I) 
  • Anne Walsh, chair ACCAF and program director, Redemptorists and Adult Faith Education Archdiocese of Saint John’s, Nfld 
  • Alessandra Santopadre, Program director, office of culture and ritual (devoted to newcomers) Archdiocese of Montreal 
  • Koreen Hrizai, chair, WCCRE and Coordinator, Office of Catechesis, Archdiocese of Saint Boniface 
  • Daryold Corbiere Winkler, pastor, Archdiocese of Ottawa, co-chair Archdiocesan Committee for Indigenous/Non-indigenous relations and Anishinaabe, Cree from Manitoulin Island  
  • Lorraine Ste-Marie, Co-director, CREC and Co-researcher
  • Marilena Beradinelli, Director of Faith Formation, Saint Basil Parish, Toronto