Virtual Events from Our Partners

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! On this page, the OEEC has curated connections with other organizations and ministries who are offering excellent virtual content.
Looking for more information about virtual events hosted by the OEEC? Click here.
Looking for information about our future in-person events? Click here.

Outstanding Formation Opportunity for All Young Adults

The Catholic Apostolate Center continues accepting applications for Apostles on Mission online, which will run from July 14 through August 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During these five weeks, participants will learn the necessary skills to live out their baptismal calling to be apostles of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This online version of Apostles on Mission will emphasize meeting the needs of the Church and the world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will be facilitated by Colleen Campbell, the Center’s Coordinator of Formation Programs. Cost for the ten sessions is $20 and includes all materials needed to fully participate in the sessions. 
To learn more and register, click here.

One Mission, No Limit – Young Disciples Serving Together – A Virtual Service Trip Experience

July 26-27, 2020

Mission trips have been cancelled this summer, but service to those in need and the witness of young disciples are needed now more than ever. The Center for Ministry Development responds to this need by offering this unique experience as a gift to parishes and Catholic schools. Join with teams of young people, adults, and families from across the United States in a national service and prayer experience.
This event is designed for middle school and high school age youth, their leaders, and families.
Parishes and schools will be provided with live-stream sessions and resources to help provide an event for communities gathering as families at home, or gathering in small or large groups on-site. Live-stream sessions will be recorded so communities can participate at an alternate time.
Click this link to register to receive the resources and live-stream links. For more information, contact Susan Searle at susan@cmdnet.org or visit www.CMDNET.org.

"Virtual Conversations" and Webinars on RCIA - All Summer Long! 

Liturgy Training Publications’ Catechumeneon will continue to offer 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. Click the links below to register:  
List of Recorded Past Sessions: Click here to access the previous webinars hosted by LTP. This is a great way to catch up on webinars you might have been unable to attend! 
Note: The document at this link is updated after each session. If you do not see the most recent document, you may need to try another web browser or refresh your computer’s cache. 

The University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life is once again offering their online course on the RCIA, The RCIA: Can We Get the Rite Right? this summer. The course will explore the Rite, using the stages of the Rite as the guide for the course, looking to the various stages of formation and also invite participants to reflect on ways his or her parish implements the Rite.
 
The course will run from June 15 - July 17. A 50% discount is available to those who minister in the Archdiocese of Hartford!