OEEC Virtual Events
Attention Parish Faith Formation Leaders and Youth Ministers
Please click here for information about returning to in-person catechesis this fall. Click here for Directivies for Return to In Person Faith Formation and click here to access the template for completing your parish action plan if you are choosing to gather children in person this fall.
New England Faith Forum - October Session
Join us on October 20 at 7:00 PM for this second gathering of the virtual New England Faith Forum, presented by Mary Mirrione. National Director for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
The capacity for silence, for reverence and for contemplation needs to be nurtured within children for them to have a lifelong encounter with the One who loves them. For over 60 years the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has studied and served this encounter with ages 3-12. CGS is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.This workshop will provide an overview of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as well as strategies for implementing and sustaining this work in a parish setting. This workshop will also provide practical tools for approaching prayer with children in any setting.
Click this link to register to attend, OR to register to receive a recording after the event.
The OEEC will again host a post-event debrief, discussing the local application of this Forum in our Archdiocese. That discussion will take place on Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to access that discussion in GoToMeeting.
Save The Dates: Women's Conference 2020 - Going Virtual!
Some difficult news - the Archdiocesan Women's Conference, scheduled for November 7, 2020, has been postponed in-person due to coronavirus concerns.
Some wonderful news - the OEEC is prepared to extend the experience of the Women's Conference in a virtual format, running from November 2020 to May 2021 (when registration will open for the 2021 conference). Instead of a full-day event, a chance to "attend" a workshop or prayer experience will be available monthly. These virtual events will take place on the first Wednesday of every month in the evening. Attendees will register in advance for either a virtual workshop or a virtual prayer, and are welcome to come as they 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, attendees can save their registration fee for the next in-person conference in 2021, because this year will be free of charge!
Be sure to check out our Women's Conference webpage, where all information will be available soon!