Monthly Leader Learning Sessions

Click to download 2023-24 schedule of sessions and topics.

The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation staff facilitate monthly learning sessions for those currently leading parish efforts in catechesis, youth ministry, and sacramental formation. 

WHEN: The sessions will usually take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m. 

HOW: Virtually via Microsoft Teams / Sessions will be recorded for later viewing on Vimeo.

WHY: Leaders matter in helping people recognize and share their encounters with Christ! Regular focused skill-building over time is one of the proven ways to increase the confidence, competence, and effectiveness of leaders in forming missionary disciples.

Upcoming Schedule (virtually via Microsoft Teams)

March 20, 2024 - Communication (including social media and copyright)

April 17, 2024 - Inclusion Forum recap and insights

May 15, 2024 - Assessment and evaluation of learning for program planning

June TBD - regional day-long retreats looking at research and trends in evangelization and catechesis


Recordings of past sessions are available in a Vimeo Showcase

July 25, 2022 - Circle of Grace

August 22, 2022 - Ministering to/with Gen Z

September 26, 2022 - Sacramental Imagination as a Second Language

October 24, 2022 - Christus Vivit: Christ is Alive

November 28, 2022 - Identifying and Training Small Group Leaders

February 27, 2023 - Applying for Lay Continuing Education and Formation Grants

March 27, 2023 - Modes and Methods of Evangelization

April 24, 2023 - Working with Learners with Diverse Needs

May 15, 2023 - Program Assessment and Evaluation

June 26, 2023 - Recruiting Volunteers

September 20, 2023 - Working with Children and Youth (policies and best practices including travel)

October 18, 2023 - Circle of Grace requirements and Mandated Reporting

November 15, 2023 - Inclusion Initiative Framework (working with persons with disabilities)

December 20, 2023 - Preparing for Annual Parish Faith Formation Report

January 17, 2024 - Pathways toward Sacraments

February 21, 2024 - Ministerial development and grant opportunities