Called to Echo the Good News: Summer 2022

Called to Echo the Good News - DETAILS TBD



(see our Summer workshop flier also posted in the resource section at the right.)


Kerygma Encounter

All day retreat; this is the first step in Catechist Formation  9:00am - 3:15pm

Kerygma Encounter is a day spent with our loving God; Father, Son, and Spirit, going deep into the heart of the saving promise of God, fulfilled in the Gospel of Jesus.

The day is spent in quiet listening, and gentle rejoicing listening to the essential Gospel proclaimed in brief talks, listening to the Lord speak directly to you throughout the day's many silent prayer times, including Eucharistic Adoration, sharing joy with each other in opportunities for quiet conversation.  All of this infused and enlivened with the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit.

Kerygma Encounter is so essential and so transformational, the Diocese has placed it at the forefront -- the first or next step -- of several lay ministry formation programs, including Catechist Formation.  If you haven't experienced Kerygma Encounter yet, this is the very next step (or the very first step!) on your path to Catechist certification!

We are deeply grateful to God for calling you into deeper union with Him through catechetical ministry.  We're humbled and privileged to participate in your growth in this personal and catechetical work by sharing the Kergyma with you in this ever-new/ever-ancient way.




Ecclesial Method:  Lesson planning for those called to lead children to Jesus

All day workshop  9:00am - 3:15pm

Every good catechist seeks in some organized fashion to give growth to the seed of faith, to nourish hope, and to develop a deeper desire to love God and neighbor.  In this introduction catechetical (teaching) workshop you will learn a way of planning and teaching that will enable you to successfully share your faith with your students.  You will experience how to prepare yourself, your students, and your classroom for effective catechesis.  We will explore the practical steps of lesson planning within a method that will help you achieve your goals as a catechist and have an opportunity to do some planning for the upcoming year.  Please bring your teacher's edition text, a Bible, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  A laptop or tablet is optional.



Sign up to attend one, two or all three of these individual workshop sessions.

Session 1 -    9:00am - 10:45am


Session 2 -    11:00am - 12:45pm


Session 3 -    1:30pm - 3:15pm




Contact:  Cheryl Olsen or Tim Carpenter

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Phone:  517-342-2479