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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Lay Leadership Formation


For parish leaders

Adult Faith Leadership Association presentation
Sponsored by the Joliet Diocesan Young Adult Ministry &
the Religious Education Office
"The Millennial Church Conference"

Thursday, February 22, 2018  9:30-4:00PM
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

How can my parish reach the millennial generation?  Join us for a unique day-long conference the will empower clergy, church staff, and lay leaders reach out to young adults in practical and personal ways.  Check out FLYER for more information.  Register online HERE.  For more information contact Karen in the REO at 815-221-6147.

For parents and catechists

"Building a Culture of Life with Children"
St. Michael, Wheaton

Thursday, March 8, 2018  6:30PM

Come learn how to equip your children to navigate cultural pressures that oppose human dignity, chastity and the family. Brief presentations from John Jansen, Chastity Speaker from Pro-Life Action Leage; Dawn Fitzpatrick, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Human Dignity and President of March for Life Chicago; and Mitch Striedl, former Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Rockford. Q&A follow.  See FLYER.  For more information contact Christine at christine.kania@gmail.com.  Childcare available.


For parish leaders
"When we Pray"
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

April 26, 2018 - 10AM-3:00PM

An observation has been made that Church leaders regularly encourage people to pray, but do not teach people how to pray.  A morning session will focus on definitions, purpose and forms of prayer, with special attention to meditative and contemplative prayer according to the traditions of Carmelite Saints.  In the afternoon we will accompany St. Teresa of Avila on her remarkable spiritual journey!  For more information call the REO at 815-221-6147. 


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