In light of the current climate, the OEEC has suspended many previously scheduled in-person events. However, this time of physical distance will not stop us from continuing to connect using virtual means! Check out this list of upcoming webinars, meetings, and conversations which will be taking place virtually.

"Virtual Conversations" and Webinars on RCIA

Liturgy Training Publications’ Catechumeneon will be facilitating 3 upcoming virtual conversations especially for those involved in Christian initiation (specifically, RCIA, but all sacramental coordinators would benefit!).

Join this exploration of how to best return to initiation ministry, with new ideas for reorienting practices. These virtual conversations will take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Click each link below to register: 

May 27: The Vision for the Laity: Preparing for Full Community Participation When We Return

June 3: Should Initiation Ministry Go Back to “Normal” After COVID-19?

Attention Parish Leaders of Faith Formation

On June 4 at 1:00 p.m., John Roberto of Vibrant Faith will be hosting a webinar on the critical conversation faith formation during these unique and uncertain circumstances. This webinar is entitled:

From Pivoting to Innovation: Faith Formation in 2020-21

In March churches undertook a massive effort to move Sunday worship and faith formation for all ages into homes and daily life using a variety of virtual spaces and digital methods and media. With coronavirus still very much present in our world and vaccines still in development, how should we plan for faith formation in the 2020-21 program year. In these past weeks, we worked hard to pivot, recreating our face-to-face ministries either online or in other creative ways. But we will not be going back to the same world—we will emerge from this pandemic in a world that has been profoundly changed. Pivoting is not enough, we need to embrace innovation and use this time to reinvent faith formation for the new world. This Webinar will explore how to design faith formation for 2020-21 (and beyond) using virtual spaces and blended spaces (virtual and physical) that promote lifelong faith growth and discipleship.
 
For the link to this webinar, please contact Kelly Henderschedt.


Attention Parish Faith Formation Leaders: Virtual Deanery Meetings 

Deanery 6 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders

Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/886235941 
You can also dial in using your phone (+1 (571) 317-3112) Please use access code: 886-235-941 

Deanery 4 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/340539061 
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (646) 749-3131). Please use access code: 340-539-061

Deanery 1 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/633855013 
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (571) 317-3112) Please use access code: 633-855-013 

Deanery 7 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders 

Monday, June 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/765500293 
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (571) 317-3112). Please use access code: 765-500-293 

Deanery 2 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/942031013 
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (312) 757-3121). Please use access code: 942-031-013 

Deanery 3 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/501567653
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (872) 240-3311). Please use access code: 501-567-653

Deanery 5 Meeting for All Parish Faith Formation Leaders 

Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/119293765
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (872) 240-3212). Please use access code: 119-293-765

Evening Deanery Meeting for All Deaneries  

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Click this link to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/246721909
You can also dial in using your phone: (1 (312) 757-3121). Please use access code: 246-721-909

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis at Kelly.Henderschedt@aohct.org.


Christus Vivit: Pathway to Accompaniment Series

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is hosting a series in celebration of one year since the release of Christus Vivit!
 
This is an outstanding opportunity to unpack this outstanding document with some of the best contemporary minds from around the country in the field of Youth Ministry!  Please follow the links below to register for the upcoming sessions!
 
It is recommended, but not required, that you obtain a copy of the study guide to use as a tool while partaking in these sessions.   The guides are found here.
 
Session 2 – Pathways to Ministry
Featuring Paul Jarzembowski and Brenda Noriega
Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Session 3 – Pathways to Leadership
Featuring Brian Henriteze and Tracey Lamont
Tuesday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Session 4 – Pathways to Mission
Featuring Katie McGrady and Father Rafael Capo
Wednesday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m.