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So, How Do We Do It?

The Necessity of Engaging Parents in the Process of Faith Formation: A Workshop for Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Youth Ministers & Catholic School Educators

Tuesday, August 27, 2019           7:00 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford

Speaker: Maureen P. Provencher, Saint Mary Press
To register, click here.

How do we effectively invite and provide the tools to support and accompany today’s parents?
If you minister to and with children, come and learn why engaging parents in the process of faith formation is not an option, but a necessity. Together, we’ll explore a recent study on Catholic parenting and a number of very practical, and relatively simple ways to engage parents both at church and at home. Let’s help them connect and belong!

Maureen P. Provencher has served professionally in ministry for almost three decades in parish, regional, and diocesan settings, in the areas of adolescent ministry, catechesis, liturgy, and pastoral ministry.  She has presented workshops at various events, institutes, and conferences, as well as retreats, throughout the years.  She has authored and contributed to various publications through the dioceses in which she has served, the N.F.C.Y.M., and Saint Mary’s Press.  Maureen has a passion for ministry in the Church, and a desire to help others discover and respond to the holy within and around them. Maureen serves on the Ministry Care Team at Saint Mary’s Press, lives in southern Maine, and enjoys being an aunt to five nieces.

Questions? Contact 
Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Education
Kelly.Henderschedt@aohct.org \ (860) 242 - 5573 X 2663


Lisa Orchen, Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives
Lisa.Orchen@aohct.org \ (860) 242 - 5573 X 2652

Youth Ministry Accompaniment Day

September 21, 2019           9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saint Aloysius Parish, 254 Burritt Street, Plantsville

Keynote Address: Dr. Bob Rice
Separate Breakout Sessions designed to address the needs of both the experienced youth minister and for those who are just starting out.
Lunch is included.  $10 per person. Sign up by filling out this form or contacting:

Michael Wellington, Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
(860) 242 - 5573 x2678 or Michael.Wellington@aohct.org.

Connecting Families to Sacramental Ministries for Children and Youth

Friday, October 18, 2019
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

$10.00 per person, payable by check or credit card. Click here to register.


Waterbury School Transitions March 2019

For staff use only