For Parish Leaders

Welcome and thank you for your work with the children, youth and adults of your parishes!

Below you will find links to the general resources and offerings of the Office of Discipleship & Evangelization.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything that we can do for you!

 

 

Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

Date:

  • February 4, 2023 at Holy Name Parish in Watertown, SD (check in will begin at 9:30am at the Parish hall)

The Diocese is providing a Confirmation Retreat on February 4th.  Lunch will be provided.  All registrations are done through your parish.  The layout of the day is games, talks, time for small groups, lunch, and a holy hour. The retreat will wrap up around 4:30pm.  The parish is required to send adult helpers with their youth attending to assist with small groups. There must be one adult for every 5 youth.  (For example if a parish sends 2 youth they must send one adult with them, and if a parish sends 7 youth, 2 adults).  The parish is responsible for ensuring these adults have all met the Safe Environment requirements laid out by the Diocese and are capable and willing to lead a small group.  The parish will send the list of students and adults attending to the diocese prior to the retreat along with payment.  The registration form for the parish to fill out can be found below as well as a printable flyer.

 

Registration form Flyer

 

 

Confirmation Retreat Ideas and NET Teams 

If your parish is interested in hosting a confirmation retreat and is looking for assistance, the Diocese is willing to partner with you to put one on by suggesting a format, helping to find presenters, assisting with promotion, etc.  Please reach out to our office at discipleship@sfcatholic.org with your inquiries. 

Another great option for parishes looking to host a retreat is to request a NET Ministries team to come in for a day. NET is an international ministry out of Minnesota and their information can be found at netusa.org. The point of contact for you would be Molly Gallagher who is the Eastern Regional Office Administrator.  She can be reached at 651-450-6833  ext. 203 or at mollyg@netusa.org  

 

Request a 2023 Summer Lumen Christi team

We are now taking requests from parishes for Summer Lumen Christi teams for 2023.  Please click the button below to find out more information and to request a team.  Keep in mind that decisions will be made based upon how many missionaries we are able to hire and teams we will be able to make.  Final decisions will likely not be settled until early 2023, once we have hired missionaries and have an idea of how many teams we will have.  So I ask your patience with us during this process and in the delay of confirming and solidifying your team requests. 

Request a team

 

 

Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCL) Email List

If you are not already receiving the Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCL) Emails, click the “PCL Email Signup” button below to get on the list!  This email list is used to keep you informed about the many things happening in the Office of Discipleship and Evangelization and throughout the Diocese.  We are striving to send out updates as we get them in lieu of a newsletter.

PCL EMAIL SIGNUP

 

Weekly Parish Leader Zoom Meetings – Power Hours

Tuesdays at 1pm during the school year there will be a meeting for all parish leaders and pastors around the diocese.  Meetings will be one hour long. These meetings are recorded and available upon request.  These meetings are not held during the summer months of mid May – early September

To get involved in these meetings, please ensure you are on the PCL email list . If you have topics or ideas to bring to the meeting, please let Dr. Chris know by emailing  cburgwald@sfcatholic.org 

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