Archdiocesan Catechetical Office

The 2016 Forum




Cardinal Spellman High School
Bronx, New York

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Cardinal Spellman High School
Bronx, New York

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sacred Heart Parish
Monroe, New York

Sacred Heart Church
Monroe, New York

Online registration is closed.  We look forward to seeing you at the Monroe Forum on Saturday, at which time you may purchase tickets.

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meeting group

Plan which workshops you will attend!
talleres que va a asistir!

Workshop Descriptions @ Monroe


Workshop Descriptions @ Bronx /
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Mrs. Linda Fitzsimmons
Forum Registrar
Catechetical Office Archdiocese of NY

This Fall, Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education,Parish Catechists and all people interested in Church teachings are invited to this year's premier event for personal and professional development and enrichment.

Ms. Kathy Hendricks
National Catechetical Consultant
William H. Sadlier

Keynote: Monroe

Kathy Hendricks is the National Catechetical Consultant for William H. Sadlier and a contributing writer to many of Sadlier's  programs.

As part of her work as National Catechetical Consultant, Kathy offers keynote presentations, workshops, leadership seminars, and retreats throughout the United States and has spoken numerous times overseas. Her audiences include catechists, catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, principals, pastoral ministers, parent groups and families.

Kathy is author of several books as well as articles for various periodicals. Two of her latest books are Prayers and Rituals for the Home and Pocket Prayers for Parents, both published by Twenty-Third Publications.

Ms. Nancy Bird
Director of Training and Development
RCL Benziger

English Keynote: the Bronx

Nancy Bird has been involved in religious education for over 30 years as a catechist, parish catechetical leader and youth minister.  She combines practical experience, creativity and motivational enthusiasm to energize those called to embrace and live their Baptism joyfully.  Nancy has been a featured speaker, workshop presenter and retreat facilitator across the US and Canada.  Presently she serves as Director of Training and Development for RCL Benziger Religion Publishing Company, resides in Tallmadge Ohio and continues to be a volunteer catechist.

Ms. Sori Govin
Bilingual Sales Specialist

Orador Principal en español: the Bronx

Sori Govin is a Bilingual Sales Specialist for RCL Benziger Publishing.  She worked at the Archdiocese of Atlanta as Associate Director for Catechetical Ministry in the Religious Education Office and has been a Director of Religious Education at a parish level. Sori is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and has served for over 20 years in catechetical ministries in a multi-cultural community.  She was born in Cuba, lived and studied in Miami, Florida, lived in Atlanta, Georgia for over 30 years and now lives with in Miami, Florida.

Sori Govin es una represéntate de ventas y asesora bilingüe para la editorial RCL Benziger.  Ella trabajo en la arquidiócesis de Atlanta como subdirectora para la catequesis y ha sido directora de educación religiosa al nivel parroquial.  Sori ha trabajado por más de 20 años en la catequesis y comunidades multiculturales.  Ella es nacida en Cuba, vivió en Atlanta, Georgia por 30 años y actualmente vive en Miami, Florida.

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            ~ Schedule / Horario ~
Monroe Bronx

9am - 10:05am
Mass / Misa

9am - 10:15am
Mass / Misa
10:20am - 11:20am
Workshops /Talleres #1

10:30am - 11:30am
Workshops/Talleres #1

11:35am - 12:35pm
Workshops/Talleres #2
Group 1: Lunch / Almuerzo
and Publishers / Les Exhibiciones

11:30am - 2pm
Lunch / Almuerzo and
Publishers / Les Exhibiciones

12:50pm - 1:50pm
Workshops/Talleres #3
Group 2: Lunch / Almuerzo and
Publishers / Les Exhibiciones

11:45pm - 1:00pm
Discurso de Apertura
Sra. Sori Govin

2:05pm - 3:20pm
Keynote: Ms. Kathy Hendricks

11:45am - 12:45pm
Workshops #2

Closing Prayer / Raffle
Oracion / Rifa

1pm - 2pm
Workshops #3

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Talleres #2

2:15pm - 3:30pm

Keynote Speaker
Ms.Nancy Bird

  2:30pm - 3:30pm
Talleres #3

Closing Prayer / Raffle
Oracion / Rifa