The Office for Parish Life is planning a one-day Catechist Camp for everyone involved in catechetical ministry or family-oriented faith formation.  The one-day camp will be presented in five parishes of our Diocese, between August 3– 9, 2019.

Who could attend Catechist Camp…

  • A person who loves God- And, desires a deeper knowledge of the father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • A person who has a childlike spirit-And, understands the wisdom of teaching children by example, and using words, when necessary
  • A person who ponders the Gospel-And, finds the joy sharing life stories that echo the Good News of Jesus
  • A person who participates in the Eucharist- And, is humbly aware of living the Works of Mercy
  • A person who is a practicing Catholic-And, feels an inner nudge to learn more about our faith
  • A person who is a parent, grandparent, godparent, single person, college student-And, is not necessarily a person who has studied theology and Scripture, or an experienced teacher 

Saturday, August 3, 2019  (8:30am-3:30pm)
Resurrection Parish, Muncy

Monday, August 5, 2019  (1:00-7:30pm)
St John Parish, East Stroudsburg  

Tuesday, August 6, 2019  (1:00-7:30pm)
St Eulalia Parish, Elmhurst

Thursday, August 8, 2019  (1:00-7:30pm)
Holy Name of Jesus, Hazleton

Friday, August 9, 2019  (1:00-7:30pm)
St Elizabeth Ann Seton, Swoyersville 

FORMAT:

  • Welcome Prayer followed by the general session:
    “To Every Creature“  Father Brian J T Clarke
  • Breakout Session-Five Stations
  • Practical Steps to Living Our Mission According to the Church-Jacki Douglas
  • Camp-inspired Dinner (lunch on August 3)

BREAKOUT STATIONS:

Becoming a Family for Others                                                                        Catherine Butel(Red)

Don’t Be a Voluntourist…Creating Mission Trips with a Purpose          Shannon Kowalski(White)

Gente Puente(People Bridge)                                                                          Luis Rivera(Green)

Ordinary Holiness on the Journey of Extraordinary Mission                  Kitty Scanlan(Yellow)

Let’s Talk Politics…Forming Faithful Citizens                                               Katy Windels(Blue)

CLOSING:

Living your Gift!                                                                                                 Jennifer Hayes Housel

If you are a parent, a parish or school religion teacher/catechist, a youth minister or a volunteer in any parish or school ministry involving children, youth and families, this day is designed for you.  Please join us at the location that is most convenient for you.   Cost for the day is $20.  For more information, contact Jacki Douglas: (570) 207-2213 or jdouglas@dioceseofscranton.org

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