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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Lay Leadership Formation

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For parish leaders/open to the public

"Relit: The Heart of Evangelization"

Wednesdays, September 20 & 27; October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017    6:30PM-9:00PM
St. Jude, Joliet

St. Jude parish invites you to join in this exciting and integrated set of talks which help to form the participants theologically, spiritually and practically so that they can be active evangelists in the Church.  Cost is $25 to cover materials. Please register by September 6th.  To register please contact Sarah Reznicek at re@stjudejoliet.net
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For parish leaders

"National Convocation of Catholic Leaders: Reflection and Discussion"

Thursday, September 28, 2017  12:45-3:00PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

This is the Adult Faith Leadership Association (AFLA) first event of the year.  Join us for this opening gathering to learn what was experienced by the Diocese of Joliet delegation to the July National Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando FL.  Members of the delegation will be present to report and to invite discussion about what was learned at this important and inspiring gathering on how to promote Missionary Discipleship in the American Church.  Register online for September 28th or contact Karen in the REO at 815-221-6147. See flyer HERE.
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For pastors and parish leaders

"Be My Witness"

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  2:00-3:30PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

Save the Date! Please note date change (from Wednesday, October 4th).  We are pleased to hold another information session for those pastors and parish leaders who may still be interested in bringing the Be My Witness program to their parishes.  It's not too late to join the dozens of other parishes in the Diocese who have chosen to bring this Christ-centered, spirit-led approach of transformation to their parish to form disciples for the New Evangelization.  For more information about the program visit www.renewintl.org or call Greg Kremer at 908-242-0447. 

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For parish bereavement leaders

"Bereavement Ministry Training"

Wednesday, October 21, 28  9:00-4:00PM
and November 4, 2017  9:00-12:00PM

Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

This facilitator training is designed for those who have never attended a Ministryof Consolation workshop.  Time will be devoted to grief, communication skills, setting up the parish program (including the Order of Christian Funerals), caring for the minister, facilitating support groups, healing and meditation, and ulticultural issues.  Participants are required to attend all three sessions.  $75 fee includes manual, handouts, breakfast and lunch.  See flyer.  Call the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334 with questions.

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For parish leaders

Adult Faith Leadership Association presents:
"How the Mass Transforms Us" with Timothy P. O'Malley


Thursday, October 26, 2017  12:45-3:00PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

Plan to spend an afternoon with Timothy P. O'Malley, Academic Director of the Center for Liturgy at the Univesity of Notre Dame and author of "Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Can Save Your Life".  O'Malley, a popular professor of liturgy at Notre Dame and highly-demanded presenter, will share how faithful participation in the Mass can help transform us into people of self-giving love.  He will also give examples of how to help others to open themselves to receive the evangelizing benefits of the Mass, even when it seems "boring".  Register online for October 26th or contact Karen in the REO at 815-221-6147.
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For parish leaders

Adult Faith Leadership Association presents:
"Advent-What Are We Waiting For?"
with Sr. Janet Schaffler, OP


Thursday, December 7, 2017  12:45-3:00PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

It is very true that Advent is a time of waiting.  What are we waiting for?  Perhaps, it's deeper and broader than what we usually think.  Perhaps, it includes some extravagant promises-more than we ever imagined. We'll take time during this Advent afternoon to reflect from a perspective which might shed new light, offer some further reasons, and provide us with memorable celebrations for the season.  Register online for December 7th or contact Karen in the REO at 815-221-6147.
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For parish leaders

Adult Faith Leadership Association presents:
"Missionary Leadership" with Keith Strohm


Thursday, January 18, 2017  9:00-3:00PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

The greatest need in the Church today is for leaders who are able to build and sustain cultures of discipleship and mission in the parish.  This is not only a matter of personal conversion, but pastoral conversion, a fundamental rethinking of our assumptions, attitudes, and approaches to ministry.  Join us for Keith Strohm who will provide participants with a framework to journey through this pastoral conversion and wrestle with its implications on a personal and communal level.  Coming soon: Online registraiton and Flyer.  Form more information contact Karen in the REO at 815-221-6147.
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