Diocese of Duluth 


Annette Merritt 
Diocese of Duluth 


Saturday October 10, 2015 
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Check-in & breakfast starting at 8:30 AM
Concluding Vigil Mass at 4:00 PM

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Marshall School
1215 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811

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 8:30 - Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Vendors & Exhibitors
 9:30 - Welcome and Opening Prayer
10:00 - Keynote - "The New Evangelization: The Extraordinary Mission of our Time"
11:00 - Breakout Sessions -  Part 1
12:00 - Lunch
 1:00 - Breakout Sessions - Part 2
 2:00 - Breakout Sessions - Part 3
 3:00 - Keynote - "Being Imitators of Christ"
 4:00 - Vigil Mass with Bishop Paul D. Sirba

Vendor and Exhibitor tables available during breaks.

Breakout Sessions

Catholic Educators Track
1.  The Family as the Way for the New Evangelization
2.  "Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us:  A Biblical Paradigm for Evangelization and Catechesis"
3.  Teaching for Discipleship

Adult Faith Formation Track
1.  Adult Faith Formation and the New Evangelization
2.  The Baptismal Catechumenate as Model and Blueprint for Adult Faith Formation
3.  Practical Realities and Resources for Implementing Adult Faith Formation

RCIA Track
1.  Forming Lifelong Disciples: An Overview of the RCIA
2.  Minor Rites, Major Grace: The Transforming Power of the Minor Rites
3.  Building and Forming an Effective RCIA Team

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Breakout Sessions for:



  • Catechists
  • Catholic School Teachers
  • Principals
  • DREs
  • Youth Ministers
  • Discipleship Leaders 
  • Parents 

 Bring the transforming power
of Jesus Christ into the lives of
children and youth. 


  • Directors / Coordinators
  • Volunteers
  • Bible Study Leaders
  • Men’s and Women’s Group
  • Parish Evangelization Team
  • Pastoral Council
  • Anyone starting Adult Faith
    Formation in their parish

 Develop a pastoral plan that
re-evangelizes the adult faithful
and forms intentional disciples.


  • Directors /
  • Team Members
  • Catechists
  • Sponsors
  • Clergy
  • Potential Team

 Implement a dynamic RCIA
process that forms life-long


 Presented by:  The Augustine Institute 

  Lucas Pollice              Martha Tonn               Douglas Bushman              Scott Solom
 Lucas Pollice               Martha Tonn            Douglas Bushman           Scott Solom

Cost:  General: $30 until Sept. 28 / $40 after Sept. 28
               Student: $15  until Sept. 28 / $25 after Sept. 28
               Clergy & Religious: Free (but please register)
Includes participant materials, continental breakfast, and lunch

Receipt of payment completes your registration.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds are available until September 28, 2015, less a $10 processing fee.  Since food counts need to be confirmed and materials purchased, refunds are not available after this date. To avoid a cancellation, you may send an alternate with no additional charge. Notify Annette Merritt (amerritt@dioceseduluth.org or 218-724-9111) of any cancellations or changes.


Online Registration is Closed.  
Walk-In Registration is Welcome.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.!