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Evaluating & Moving Forward – Session 1

“Evaluating & Moving Forward” is a three-session webinar being presented by the McGrath Institute for Church Life of Notre Dame University. This is Session 1 – The Directory for Catechesis: Why It Matters. Its focus will be an exploration of major themes from the Directory for Catechesis. These themes will be introduced with an eye toward the renewal of the mutual work of evangelization and catechesis after the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a free virtual training open to clergy, parish personnel, catechists, volunteers and parishioners.
To take part, please register here.

Presenting from the McGrath Institute will be Timothy P. O’Malley and Katie Diltz. O’Malley is the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, where he is also the academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in liturgical-sacramental theology, catechesis, and spirituality. He is the recent author of Real Presence: What It Is and Why It Matters (Ave Maria Press, 2021). He is married to Kara and has two young children, ages 8 and 4.

Diltz is an associate director of Echo, a graduate service program in the McGrath Institute for Church Life that forms young adults as catechetical leaders. In her role, she oversees the area of professional formation for Echo students. She worked in parish and school ministry for five years before joining the Echo staff in 2013, and she remains actively involved in parish life as the leader of her local parish council.

Other sessions are planned as follows:
Session 2 – Mission-focused Catechesis
May 19, 2021; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Session 3 – Creating a Catechetical Action Plan
May 26, 2021; 3:30 to 4:30p.m.

“Evaluating & Moving Forward” is part of the Forward Together Fall Planning Initiative of the Fall River Diocesan Faith Formation Office.