Office of Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC)

Children, Youth, and Adult Faith Formation

Christine Taylor, Director
catechetics@padiocese.ca  
306-922-4747 ext. 227

OEC Assistant​

ecassistant@padiocese.ca

306-922-4747 ext. 228

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Fall 2021 Events

This fall the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is offering three in-house events for all catechists encouraging the development of accompanying and facilitation skills. These events will offer opportunities for learning and sharing each person’s wisdom gathered from personal experience of ministry. As well, there will be two adult faith opportunities offered to deepen our faith experience of the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Please see below for the description and time of each of these virtual events.

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ALL these events are possible due to the generosity of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supporters. A huge bouquet of thanks to all who donate.

If you have trouble registering for any of the events below, you can call or email Nicole, the Evangelization and Catechesis Assistant at ecassistant@padiocese.ca or 306-922-4747 extension 228 and she will assistant. 

Growing in Faith Together: Three one-hour Zoom sessions are being offered this fall for clergy and catechists. Each session will offer a little learning and time to share with others from across the Diocese about the ministry topic. 

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 21 FROM 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Learning the Art of Accompaniment: Adult Faith Formation. This session will offer 6 tools to help create an adult faith environment that encourages adults to take the next step on their faith journey. The goal being to help the adults we accompany to bridge the faith-life gap so prevalent in our society. This session would be of interest to those facilitating RCIA (for older children, youth, or adults), bible studies, and other adult faith formation gatherings. Click on the following link to REGISTER

THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 FROM 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Partnering with Parents for Sacramental Formation will look at some of the challenges and opportunities when journeying with parents who desire to initiate their children into the Catholic Church. This session would be of interest to those who facilitate baptism and confirmation-first Eucharist sacramental formation. Click on the following link to REGISTER

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4 FROM 7:00 - 8:00 pm
I've Taken Ananias Training: Now What? will provide a review of the path to intentional discipleship and an opportunity to share with others, who also took the training, how it can be applied in one's ministry and community. If you have taken Ananias Training and are wanting to go deeper, this session will be of interest to you. Click on the following link to REGISTER

 

You may also register by calling Nicole at 306-922-4747 extension 228. How ever you do it…register for one or all these evening sessions. Then when we gather via Zoom come with your friend, come with your coffee, your questions, and ideas about how we can grow our ministry practices to help others grow their faith.

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Wednesday, November 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
What Are We Waiting For? Finding Meaning in Advent and Christmas. Once again, we are pleased to announce that Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ will be joining us via Zoom. This time to help us prepare to enter the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas. Through a series of stories and reflections, we will be invited to consider anew the gospel stories heard during these days. The presentation will be both thoughtful and challenging, an ideal aid to prepare us to enter into these holy seasons. Click on the following link to REGISTER

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November 24 to December 22 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

5-Week Advent Virtual Bible Study. This bible study will begin the week following the presentation by Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ. The bible study content will be the Advent Sunday and Christmas Eve Gospels using Lectio Divina and small group sharing. Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's word. Click on the following link to REGISTER

However, you do it…REGISTER for one or all these Adult Faith evening sessions. Then when we gather via Zoom come with your friends, come with your coffee, and an open heart ready to grow in our faith.