2019 National Workshop Series for Catholic Leaders 



Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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St. Paul the Apostle
2733 Albany St.
Schenectady, NY 12304

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2019 Workshop Presenters:

Tom East, Susan Searle, Joan Weber, and Angel Barrera


Nancy Colvill
Center for Ministry Development

Connecting Families to Sacramental Ministries-Diocese of Albany 


Families are the school of love and the place where children learn to live the truth of Baptism,
Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Parishes and Catholic schools have an opportunity to
connect families to the sacramental ministries as children and youth prepare for, celebrate, and live out the grace of the sacraments. This workshop will provide vision and practical resources for leaders to know, welcome, engage, and empower parents as they share faith and sacramental life with their children. Topics include:
  • Knowing and Welcoming Today’s Families
  • Engaging Families in Sacramental Ministries
  • Empowering Family Faith Sharing, Service, and Prayer at Home
  • Gathering Families and Supporting Parents
  • Connecting Families with the Life and Ministries of the Parish
All leaders whose ministry touches the lives of children, adolescents, and families are invited to
participate, including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, principals, coordinators of faith formation, coordinators of youth ministry, catechists, teachers, sacramental preparation team members, leaders in initiation ministries, and liturgical ministry leaders.

The cost is $54.00, which includes lunch, handouts, and other materials.

Please join us for interactive learning, conversation, prayer and discovery around connecting families to sacramental ministries for children and youth. The day begins with registration and check-in at 8:30 AM and the workshop is from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Lunch is provided.

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 the Register Now! button above left. You will be directed to a registration page, with 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 to completion. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation of payment via email.
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 tomeast@cmdnet.org.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants 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 to anonther workshop in the area, a re-scheduled workshop, or receive a full refund.