“How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!”

                     Pope Francis, July 26, 2014 Angelus


Thursday, February 26, 2015

from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PST

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The Church of the Transfiguration
4325 Jarvis Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118


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Center for Ministry Development

At the workshop, you will hear about resources for supporting family faith. Resources will be available for purchase during the workshop day. 

Today’s Catholic parents are unique and very different from preceding generations. Brought up in the post-Vatican II Church, they view faith, Church and spirituality in new ways. Yet studies show that parents are still the most crucial influence on the faith of their children. Our Church has made family faith formation a priority, as witnessed by the Synod on the Family which Pope Francis convened in the fall of 2014. The Center for Ministry Development is excited to announce our new workshop series for 2015: Engaging Parents—Forming Family Faith. This workshop will share effective ways in which parish communities are engaging parents and helping families grow in faith together.  

 People who are in the role of parenting children, youth and young adults deserve our support as they strive to share faith at home and participate as families in our parishes.

This workshop will give leaders:

  • A better understanding of today’s parents;
  • Strategies for reaching out to this new breed of parents;
  • Ways to support parents in deepening their own faith;
  • Strategies to strengthen family faith at home and in the parish;
  • Ways to involve parents in faith formation, sacramental preparation, and youth ministry;
  • Strategies for engaging families through technology;
  • Strategies for motivating families to do service and outreach together.

The day begins with registration at 8:30 AM and is followed by the workshop from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Cost to attend is $54.00, which includes lunch and a handout packet rich in practical ideas and resources.

We hope you join us!

2015 Workshop Presenters


Cancellation Policy: Registrations may cancel and receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to the scheduled workshop date.  Registration cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled workshop dates are non-refundable.  If for any reason a workshop is cancelled by CMD, the registrants may have the fee applied towards another workhsop in the area or receive a refund in full.

Registration Notes:

1) The registration system allows only a single entry at a time.

2) Each registrant MUST have an email address specific only to them to register.

3) To register online, please click above.  You will be directed to a registration page.  You will have the option to either pay via credit card, or via check to mail in prior to the workshop.

4) If you are using a credit card for payment, please make sure to follow each step.

5) If you want to register a group of 10 or more, please call the CMD office at 253-853-5422.

For more information about the content of the workshop, go to www.cmdnet.org, or email joanweber@cmdnet.org. If you have questions regarding the on-line registration process, please contact Patrick at patrick@cmdnet.org.