Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP as he reflects on what Pope Francis' most recent encyclical, Laudato Si, can teach us about how ecological crises relate to the central message of the Gospel.
September 11, 9:00 AM - September 12, 3:30 PM
These days will give you an opportunity to rediscover the value and purpose of family catechesis parish ministry. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own ministry experiences with family catechesis as well as to learn about some new “best practices” that may help you enhance your efforts with the families in your parish community.
Saturday, September 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
This course be offered beginning September 2015. Participants who fulfill course requirements will become eligible to receive CGS Level I certification.
Thursday, September 17, 9:00 PM
Speaker, Adil Khan, Ph.D., Assistant professor of Islamic studies at Loyola University New Orleans, with an interest in contemporary Islam, Muslim identity, the Muslim intellectual tradition, presents.
Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whether facing a death, divorce, or engaging in dangerous activities, ministry leaders are often called upon to provide a pastoral presence for people experiencing crisis and difficult situations. Participants will be presented with scripturally-based pastoral care guidelines and practical tools to better accompany a person in crisis.
Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.