Our first meeting we will kick off the new catechetical year, focusing on how our ministry plays a part in making missionary disciples. During the year, we will be exploring several documents that relate to this theme for our own professional development, as well as starting to dive into the new NCCL/Loyola Press series, "The Effective Catechetical Leader'. I am also planning this year to have Paul Welch come to one of our meetings to share the partnership work with CRS. But most importantly, I want you to share the wonderful things you are doing or planning!
First Meeting - Mark your calendars!!!!
September 14 Evening Gathering (6:30PM) / September 15 Morning Gathering (9:30AM)
Both gatherings will include lite meals and snacks.
Please note the form to complete for Confirmation Retreats located at the top of the side bar. This form will be located here to complete all year. If you are looking for a retreat, please request access to the listings.
How can you bring the saints into this year's catechetical theme?
This can be a fun activity for students to look up their heritage and learn about some of the customs from those countries.
As we talk this year about missionary disciples, who were some missionary saints? Have students research catholic missions today and ways to help them.
Patron Saints http://www.catholic.org/saints/patron.php
Google Images for Saint Fun Facts (like the one pictured above)
Catholic Missionaries - List https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_Catholic_missionaries
Catholic World Missions - https://catholicworldmission.org/
Catholic Mission - Projects around the world http://www.catholicmission.org.au/catholicmission-projects
Catholic Relief Services - CRS.org
USCCB World Mission Organizations - www.usccb.org/about/evangelization-and-catechesis/world-missions/world-mission-organizations.cfm