Ohio Catholic Education Association Convention
Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT October 12, 2015
SUBJECT         Ohio Catholic Education Association Convention
MORE INFO     Office of Religious Education   330.744.8451

"Weaving God's Gifts Into the World's Future" is the theme of the 27th Biennial Ohio Catholic Education Association, (OCEA) Convention scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center. The Convention gathers Catholic School and Parish Administrators, Teachers, and Catechists from the State of Ohio and neighboring states for an opportunity for growth and formation, and is sponsored by the Catholic Conference of Ohio.

The Diocese of Youngstown will be represented by Most Reverend George V. Murry, Diocesan staff, Catholic School Administrators and Teachers and Parish Catechetical and other Pastoral Leaders and Catechists. Persons from the Diocese of Youngstown presenting workshops includes: Reverend Michael Balash, Director, Diocesan Office of Worship, Mrs. Patricia Campbell, Director of Music and Worship, Blessed Sacrament, Warren, Alan DiGianantonio, Ed.D., Professor, Walsh University, and Monsignor John Zuraw, Chancellor, Diocese of Youngstown. Planning and program committees membership includes: Cindee Case, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Lori Crofford, Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Maggie Matune, Ursuline High School, Kathy Stoops, Holy Family School, Joe Vagedes, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and Barbara Walko, Diocesan Director of Religious Education.

Special features of the OCEA Convention are Mass with the Bishops of the participating dioceses, keynotes Todd Whitaker, author and national presenter on teacher and principal effectiveness, and Ralph Martin, leader of renewal movements in the Catholic Church. A one day, "Bridges Out of Poverty" Seminar and a one day Young Adult Catholic School Teachers Retreat, 154 Breakout sessions, and a large Exhibit Hall are additional highlights.

Registration for the two day event is $125.00. Online registration and hotel reservations are completed online at www.oceaconvention.org. Additional information is at same website. On site registration during the convention will be accepted at $175.00 per person. For local contact: 330 744-8451, Office of Religious Education.