PCL Skills Series
















Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) Skills Series

Parish leaders often give of themselves so selflessly to the parishes and communities they serve that taking time away from parish life to meet their own needs seems almost impossible. Yet, the formation of professional leaders, whether paid or voluntary, is an important part of enhancing the work they do each day. The Office of Catechesis wants to provide you, the local parish catechetical leader, with the tools you need to be as successful as possible!

Each fall and spring the Office of Catechesis offers a day-long Skills Series formation event for parish catechetical leaders. Our current series began in the fall of 2017 with the first of six topics.

This series is designed so you can attend any series gathering, even if you have not attended the previously offered sessions. So join us when you can in Edinburgh, IN!

Who can attend?

All parish catechetical leaders, including paid and volunteer, full-time and part-time DREs, CREs, youth ministers, pastoral associates, coordinators of adult faith formation, RCIA, and sacrament preparation. If you work in ministry at a parish, this probably will benefit you!

When is this and what topic are we exploring with the help of an experienced facilitator?

Our Spring 2018 date is Tuesday, February 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fall 2017 – Called by Name: Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetical Leader
Spring 2018 – Catechetical Leadership: What It Should Look Like, How It Should Work, and Whom It Should Serve
Fall 2018 – Developing Disciples of Christ: Understanding the Critical Relationship between Catechesis and Evangelization
Spring 2019 – Cultivating Your Catechists: How to Recruit, Encourage and Retain Successful Catechists
Fall 2019 – Excellence in Ministry: Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership
Spring 2020 – All God’s People: Effective Catechesis in a Diverse Church

Holy Trinity Church in Edinburgh, IN is hosting this event for the Office of Catechesis – and we are grateful!

More information on the book series forming a basis for our sessions can be found here, www.loyolapress.com/ecl.

What does this cost?

Parishes will be assessed $70 for your participation in each series event. This registration fee covers the cost of the book, which will be mailed to you prior to the day, lunch and our speaker.

How do I register?

To register for the PCL Skills Series, simply email Rose Ruiz in the Office of Catechesis at rruiz@archindy.org and let her know you plan to attend.


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