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Evaluating & Moving Forward – Session 2
May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
“Evaluating & Moving Forward” is a three-session webinar being presented by the McGrath Institute for Church Life of Notre Dame University. This is Session 2 – Mission-focused Catechists. This workshop-style webinar will give participants tools to evaluate their catechetical offerings and identify areas in need of attention. Participants will be asked to assess both pre-pandemic and current programs in order to develop a plan for the upcoming year.
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.
The final session is planned as follows:
Session 3 – Creating a Catechetical Action Plan
May 26, 2021; 3:30 to 4:30p.m.
“Evaluating and Moving Forward” is part of the Forward Together Fall Planning Initiative of the Fall River Diocesan Faith Formation Office.