Evangelization and Catechesis Conference Scheduled for Oct. 19, 2013
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 19:19

     Open the Door of Faith is the theme for the Evangelization and Catechesis Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at St. Michael Family Life Center in Canfield, Ohio. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Youngstown Offices of Continuing Education of Priests, Evangelization, Religious Education, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Sister Maureen Sullivan, OP, keynotes the Conference with The Church as Mystery: Reflecting on the Presence of God in our Midst and offers two workshops: Baptism: Conversion and Commitment and Pursued by God, The Hound of Heaven Revisited. Charlotte McCorquodale, featured speaker, presents three workshops: Faith Formation 4.0: Utilizing Media in Forming All Generations, Reaching Beyond the Physical Classroom: Using Online Educational Technology to Offer and Enhance Formation for Adults, and Using Social Media with Youth. Local presenters join them in offering workshops on bullying prevention, creative catechesis, parish hospitality, praying with children and more.  

            Sister Maureen Sullivan, OP, Ph.D., is a Dominican Sister of Hope from New York. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and is a religion consultant for RCL Benziger Publishing Company. Sister Maureen received her Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from Manhattan College and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Fordham University. She is author of two books on Vatican II: 101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II (2002) and The Road to Vatican II: Key Changes in Theology (2007) both published by Paulist Press. RCL Benziger Publishing Company is sponsoring Sister Maureen.

            Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D., is an international educator, researcher, and consultant for the fields of lay ecclesial ministry, youth ministry, and e-learning. She is co-founder of Ministry Training Source, an organization committed to the education and formation of ministry leaders by providing customized ministry formation solutions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from McNeese State  

a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University.

            Conference Exhibitors include Catholic publishers, religious goods stores, diocesan offices, and the Work of Human Hands fair trade. The fair trade products are handmade by artisans or grown by farmers living in developing regions around the world. The Work of Human Hands Program, a partnership between Catholic Relief Services and A Greater Gift is a non-profit program of SERRV International, an alternative trade and development organization. The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society supports olivewood and mother of pearl artisans in the Holy Land through the sale of olivewood collectibles. Every fair trade purchase helps the producers maintain steady work and a sustainable income so they can provide for their families.

            The $30.00 per person Conference registration includes lunch, morning refreshments, and parking.   Registration is $25.00 by October 10. Participants are eligible for up to five hours of religious education certification credit. Catholic school teachers employed by the Diocese of Youngstown may be eligible to earn professional development credit for State of Ohio certification.

            For registration information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education by phone: 330-744-8451, fax: 330-744-5899, web site: www.doy.org, or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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