Catechist Formation Day
Saturday August 28, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.(CST)
Catholic Diocese of Evansville
4200 North Kentucky Avenue
Cost: $20 by August 15, $25 after
Sponsored by The Office of Catechesis,
Diocese of Evansville
Schedule for the Day:
8-8:30 a.m. Registration/ Snacks
8:30- 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Prayer
9:10-10:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker Becky Eldredge
10:20- 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35- 11:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:35- 12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions & Evaluations
1:45 p.m. Closing Prayer
Vendor tables will be available with a variety of resources and gifts.
1. Orando con los Santos/ Praying with the Saints- Bertha Melendres
Reunámonos para reflexionar sobre el papel de los santos, aprendiendo por qué todo católico debe orar a los santos. Al final de cuentas, somos "La Iglesia Militante, la Iglesia que sufre y la Iglesia Triunfante". En este taller encontraremos maneras en que nuestra oración a los santos no sólo puede hacer la diferencia en nuestra vida, sino también nos ayudará a encontrarnos con nuestra propia llamada a la santidad.
2. Getting Started as a Catechist-Katie Vollmer
This session will appeal to the veteran catechist as well as someone who is just starting. The basics will be discussed –environment, class management, preparing content for a session, place of prayer and most importantly- establishing relationships with those you minister.
3. Praying with the Saints- Fr. Tyler Tenbarge
The greatest teachers of the Catholic faith have been the Saints. They taught by their own learning and by their very lives. In this presentation, Fr. Tyler Tenbarge will be sharing inspiring stories and practical ideas from these holy women and men that we might learn to teach-and live-like they did.
4. Let the Liturgy Come Alive! – Fr. Alex Zenthoefer
The Liturgy is often referred to as “the work of the People” reminding us that through the gathered Body of Christ something is being accomplished -the ritual is dynamic, not static!
5. The Reason for Prayer: the Birth of Good Works –Becky Elderedge
Prayer sends us forth. The gifts we receive in our inner chapels are not just for us. We are called to generously share what God gives us with others. Our good works are how the Good News continues to spread to the world today. We will look at how God is uniquely calling each of us to share the Good News in our church, our communities, and our world.
6. Great Ideas!–Bonnie Meadows and Debbie Schmitt
Sometimes all we need is a spark to of inspiration to get our creative juices flowing! We want to provide gatherings for our ministry groups that are fresh and engaging. We want to present something in a new way with different activities but we may not have the time discover what that may be. Bonnie and Debbie will provide you with specifics that can help.
7. Sacraments and our Spiritual Life- Jeremy Goebel
This session provides catechists a look at sacraments with a broader scope. It will look at how the reception of the sacraments touches, informs and transforms all areas of our life.
8. Bautismo: Ilamado a la santidad/ Baptism: A Call to be Holy - Fr. Martin Estrada
Atravez de la historia de la salvacion Dios ha querido estar en medio dr su pueblo y ofrecer la salvacion. Ser bautizados con el Espiritu Santo, nos convertimos unaIglesia de alianza y misio’n. En nuestro bautizo estamos llamados a participar en la renovacion del mundo lo cual nos lleva ha ser santos.
Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author who invites people deeper in their walk with Christ. Becky is the author of two books: Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017), and The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020). Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray, Becky leans on her twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite them into deeper relationship with God. She offers weekly reflections on her website, www.beckyeldredge.com. Becky lives in Baton Rouge, LA, with her husband and three children.
What people have said about
"I love the Spirit that is alive among the folks who attend."
"I enjoyed the whole day. The keynote was great. The breakouts were great. Lunch was great. Thank you for putting this day on."
"The speakers were phenomenal. Their topics were relevant."
"Got me fired up for the new year! Thank you!"
"I love gathering every year for this!"