On Monday, August 29, parish Directors and Coordinators of Faith Formation gathered to kick off the new school year. In addition to affording them time to reconnect and network, they heard from several diocesan department heads who updated them on new and updated programs to assist them in their ministries on the parish level as well as assist their own continued formation as catechetical Leaders. Among them was Patrick Donavan (shown here), director of the Diocesan Leadership Institute, which was formed in response to synod initiatives.
The highlight of the day was the keynote talk from Dr. Michael Carotta, a well-known national catechetical Leader, educational consultant and author. His topic focused on discipleship…the call and the challenges. Each attendee received a copy of his book of the same title. All left renewed and inspired ready to begin the year with passion and excitement!