22. October 2019 - 8:30 till 14:30
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ENGAGING PARENTS FORMING FAMILY FAITH | Christ Our Shepherd Center | Tuesday, 22. October 2019

Sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg Office of Faith, Family, and Discipleship
A workshop on 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.   
“How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!”
                                                                                    Pope Francis, July 26, 2014 Angelus
This workshop, provided by the Center for Ministry Development, will provide leaders with:

A better understanding of today’s parents;

Strategies for reaching out to parents and ways to support them in deepening their own faith;

The Church’s vision for family from Scripture, Church teachings, the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis;

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 workshop is designed for all parish, diocesan, and Catholic school leaders whose ministries touch the family—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation and catechists, sacramental preparation leaders, family ministers, service/social concerns leaders, Catholic school principals and teachers.

Presented by Tom East
Tom is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services, and Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies. Tom holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. Tom served as editor and author for numerous publications including, Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry (Twenty-Third Publications, 2013) and Effective Practices for Dynamic Youth Ministry (Saint Mary’s Press, 2004).