Join us online for an evening of education, sharing, and spiritual reflection. Our theme is: FAMILY & FAITH IN FOCUS.
Bishop David will be joining us to share a vision of family-focused ministry and ways that we can serve families of all shapes and sizes especially in this “Year of the family” as declared by Pope Francis. Come prepared to share some of your own ideas and brainstorm some new ones.
Seminarian Alex Pankiw will share what he has learned about facilitating small faith-sharing groups. Then we will review resources that will help us in our work for the church and her people. A link to join via ZOOM will be sent out.
April 9, 2021 – Catechist Conference – Family Focus
6:00 – 6:10 pm – Prayer, Welcome
6:10 – 6:30 pm – Check in
6:30 – 6:55 pm – Facilitating small faith-sharing groups – A presentation by Alex Pankiw
6:55 – 7:25 pm – Bishop David
- The year of the family – March 19, 2021 – June 26, 2022
- Family and life ministries
- Lay formation and permanent Diaconate programs.
7:25 – 7:45 pm – Catechist input and discussion, Year of the Family, what have you done for families, what can you envision? What do you need from the pastoral office?
7:45 – 7:55 pm – What’s new
Directory for Catechesis, The Year of the Family – Eparchy website, Dicastery website, Social Mission webpage, online resources, summer camps.
7:55 -8:00 pm – Closing Prayer
Good Night and God Bless!