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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Lay Leadership Formation


For parish leaders
"Nuevas Generaciones: Doing Teología y Pastoral en / de Conjunto"
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

May 25, 2018 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

Join Catholic Theological Union Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program (HTMP) honor the legacy of Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, STD, a recipient of the CTU honorary doctorate in ministry with the Nuevas Generaciones: Doing Teología y Pastoral en/de Conjunto.

 Bañuelas is one of the founders of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). He is a theologian and pastor who is noted for his activism with immigrants, his theologizing on the border, and his work in the formation of laity for ministry.

The morning conference will feature a new generation of scholarship at the intersections of Latin@ theology and ministry, including the research of two of CTU's own Doctorate in Ministry (DMin) students who have concentrations in Hispanic Theology and Ministry.  (William Becerra, Associate Director of the Office Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet will be one of the presenters). 

More information and registration can be found HERE.


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For parish leaders
"Run Alpha"
St. Walter, Roselle

June 2, 2018 - 8:30AM-3:00PM

Gather with other churches across the region for an interactive training to experience what it is like to run an Alpha. See FLYER for more information. Register HERE.

For parish leaders
"Credible Catholic Workshop"
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

June 14, 2018 - 10AM-2:30PM

Join retired Army Colonel Michael K. O'Hara and Anthony Lemus, Ph.D. (Astrophysics) from the Magis Center for a program overview, discussion and training about this flexible plug-in and play program that has recieved impressive results in helping youth find the truth about their souls and our faith. See FLYER for more information or call 815-221-6147. Register HERE.

For parish leaders
"RCIA Institute: Making Disciples"
St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield

July 13-14, 2018

As the Catholic Church, we have the perfect tool for making disciples—the RCIA process. What if we could maximize the potential of the RCIA so that every person who was touched by the process—catechumens, candidates, team members, the entire parish—became passionate disciples, committed to fulfilling Jesus’ mission to bring all people into God’s loving embrace?
All of the RCIA teams of the Diocese of Joliet are invited to gather for a weekend to learn exactly how to do that.  See FLYER for more info.  Register HERE.


Fr Ronald Rolheiser

For parish leaders
"Mayslake Ministries Annual Fall Conference"
St. Margaret Mary, Naperville

October 27, 2018 - 9AM-12:00PM

Join Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, one of the greatest spiritual writers of our time as the keynote speaker for the Annual Mayslake Mnistires Fall Conference. See FLYER for more information.  Purchase tickets at mayslakeministries.org or call 630-852-9000.


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