OEEC Virtual Events

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 hosted by the OEEC which will be taking place virtually. Looking for information about our in-person events? Click this page.

Women's Conference 2020 - Going Virtual!  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocesan Women's Conference, scheduled for November 7, 2020, has been postponed in-person. However, the experience of the Women's Conference will take place in an extended virtual format, from this fall to next spring. The evening will be a little taste of the Women's Conference experience: a workshop followed by a unique prayer experience. 
We invite you to register in advance for the virtual event and come as you are - yoga pants or sweatshirt or stilettos, glass of wine or cup of tea - to partake in spiritual nourishment and time in community as a taste of the experience of the Women's Conference in this socially distant time.... and of course, you can save your registration fee for the next in-person conference in 2021, because this year will be free of charge! Please feel free to share this event with anyone who would benefit from participating. All women of faith, of every age and stage, are welcome!
More information about the virtual conference and the schedule of speakers is available on the Women's Conference webpage. Click here if you would like to register for the March 3, 2021 session.

Celebration of Sacred Scripture

The Biblical Roots of the Apostle’s Creed

All are Welcome! Free of Charge!

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a break from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Brian Schmisek, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

The Apostles' Creed is the most ancient statement of the Christian faith still in regular use in the church today. Children are taught to memorize it, anyone who prays the rosary says it at the beginning of each set of mysteries, and it remains one of the basic prayers in the Catholic canon. Yet where did it come from, what does it actually mean, and why are we called to believe it? Dr. Brian Schmisek will engage what the church calls the twelve "articles" of the Apostles' Creed and explore their meaning for a twenty-first century faith. We'll examine the scriptural roots of each article and punctuate the presentation with questions designed to elicit and share faith. Our time together will connect Scripture and the Creed to lived faith today.

Catholic Biblical School students in Years 2, 3 and 4 are required to register and attend as part of their studies this year.

Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact us

Christus Vivit Virtual Study Group

The OEEC will be breaking open Christus Vivit, the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis to young people and to the entire people of God. This document challenges each of us to consider the ways we can serve young people enthusiastically and joyfully, and invites them into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. 
All who have a heart for serving young people (both youth and young adults) and engaging them in the life of the Church are invited to attend!
We especially invite:
  • pastors and parochial vicars;
  • priest chaplains to high schools and colleges;
  • Catholic school teachers and campus ministers;
  • youth ministers;
  • leaders of young adult ministries;
  • parish catechetical leaders and catechists;
  • sacramental preparation coordinators;
  • and beyond!
If you have ever said “Where are all the young people??” or “I wish we had more young people engaged in our parish,” you are welcome too! 
Due to recent changes within the structure of the OEEC, we are postponing these meetings until May 2021.  Please feel free to register, we will send you an email announcing the dates as soon as they are set. 
We will be using the NFCYM study guide Christus Vivit: The Pathway to Accompaniment as a resource. (It is also expected that attendees will have read Christus Vivit itself, freely accessible by clicking.)
We look forward to this rich series of conversations and hope you will join us! If you have any qestions, please contact us