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Circle of Grace Workshop

Gather with Circle of Grace national trainer Mary McGuire and peers from across Maine to learn and enhance your skills for providing this important Catholic safe environment program.

A Train-the-Trainer Workshop will be held at three locations on September 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.



St. Mary of the Visitation Church Hall
112 Military Street, Houlton

Catholic Charities Maine
St. Michael's Office, 1066 Kenduskeag Avenue, Bangor

Holy Martyrs of North America Church
266 Foreside Road, Falmouth

Why should you attend?

  • You are a new parish catechetical leader, youth minister, or Catholic school teacher.
  • You will receive a review of the overall program.
  • You will learn about updated Circle of Grace program components.
  • You will have a chance to share questions and insights after using the program for one year.
  • It will help you better support local families in creating safe, faith-filled environments for everyone.

Please note:

  • Anyone attending the workshop will be considered a Circle of Grace trainer for their parish or school and will be expected to train local catechists/teachers to present the Circle of Grace program.
  • While this no-fee workshop is open to new and long-serving parish catechetical leaders, parish youth ministry leaders, and Catholic school leaders serving the Diocese of Portland, no-shows may be invoiced $15 for food.

This workshop is sponsored by the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation through the assistance of a Catholic Foundation of Maine grant.

Click here to download the flyer.