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Catechetical Leaders

“On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: "Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you… nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wisdom-filled than that initial proclamation."

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium


Upcoming Enrichment 

Summer Enrichment Series

As we engage in the work of creating post-pandemic ministries for children, youth and families, the OEEC will be hosting a virtual SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES with national speakers through LifelongFaith. These will be 90 minute presentations with group interaction, opportunities to collaborate and application activities. This series also includes resources created to accompany each webinar and assist parishes in designing faith formation. Videos from each presentation will also be available after the presentation to share with your team and volunteers.

Designing Adolescent Faith Formation for the Post –Pandemic World

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Presenter: Sarah Jarzembowski

The Adolescent & Emerging Adult Faith Formation webinar engages leaders in designing faith formation with youth and emerging adults (high school through the 20s) that puts the primary emphasis on their lives and needs today, and how to best nurture their grow in faith and discipleship. This webinar explores the unique life tasks, needs, interests, and spiritual journeys of youth and emerging adults today; and presents practices and strategies for designing faith formation in today’s that reinvents current programming and develops new and innovative approaches to faith formation.

Sarah Jarzembowski is a native of Philadelphia, with a BA from Wagner College in New York, she began her church career in the Archdiocese of Chicago where she met her husband Paul and is currently working toward her Masters of Pastoral Studies with the Loyola Institute for Ministry. Sarah began her ministry volunteering for religious education in her home parish and participating in retreat leadership at a young age. Sarah has worked in youth and young adult ministries in the parish, college and diocesan levels including the Diocese of Joliet and most recently for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Sarah has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops across the country.

To register click here. We will email you the link to join the webinar a few days before the day. 

Recordings and More

Did you miss a webinar in the summer series? Were you there and want to share it with your faith formation team? Click on the links below to visit the LifeLong Faith website for the recordings.  

For more information contact: 

Kelly Henderschedt
Archdiocesan Director of Faith Formation
860 - 242 - 5573 ex. 2663