Spring 2014 Regional Gatherings
The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will again be hosting regional gatherings to bring all parish catechetical leaders in the diocese together to reconnect and consider important catechetical topics.
While we have plenty of good ideas for the Spring 2014 Regional Gatherings, we would very much like to hear from our colleagues in the parishes on what they believe the OEC can do to better provide them with further support in their critical mission of Evangelization & Catechesis. What priorities in this mission of Jesus Christ and His Church should we be presently addressing in the Diocese of Madison? Or, what practical ideas are there for helping better facilitate this mission? All ideas and suggestions are welcome. If you have an idea to offer, please write Patrick at Patrick.Delaney@straphael.org or call him at 608-821-3161. Final topics to be covered will be provided in January.
It is expected that all full-time catechetical staff will be in attendance at one of the days. It would be wonderful if someone were present from every parish in the diocese. As always, pastors are most welcome. In addition to parish catechetical leaders, please feel free to invite anybody else who contributes to the catechetical mission of the Parish.
For optimum convenience we have again scheduled and offered multiple dates and locations. Parish catechetical leaders are free to attend any session, but there is value in attending with neighboring parishes. Sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to no later than 2:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Dates and locations are as follows:
- Janesville, St. John Vianney Parish—Tuesday, March 18, 2014
- Lancaster, St. Clement—Tuesday, March 25, 2014
- Madison, Bishop O'Connor Center—Thursday, March 27, 2014
- Madison, Bishop O'Connor Center—Tuesday, April 1, 2014
- Ft. Atkinson, St. Joseph—Thursday, April 3, 2014
- Montello, St. John the Baptist Parish—Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Please register below by February 21st. If you have any questions, contact Patrick at Patrick.Delaney@straphael.org or 608-821-3161. We very much look forward to being with all of you in March or April!