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!

PCL Day 2023

Date: November 10th, 2023

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Holy Family Parish, Mitchell, SD 

All current Parish Catechetical Leaders, please join us on November 10th for a PCL Day.  In light of Set Ablaze, this year’s day will be more of a Day of Recollection, including a panel discussion with some of our peers.  Click the button below to Register today. We ask that you RSVP by November 3rd. 

Lumen Christi Summer Team Requests now open!

We are excited to announce that we have opened up requests for Lumen Christi teams for the summer of 2024.

To find out more about Lumen Christi and to request a team for next summer please visit the Lumen Christi website linked in the button below:

Diocesan Confirmation Retreat


Date:  January 27th, 2024 –  10am-4pm – Holy Name Parish, Watertown

The Diocese is partnering with Holy Name Parish in Watertown to provide a Confirmation Retreat on January 27th that is open to the diocese.  Lunch will be provided.  The day will consist of testimonies, talks, games, times for small group, lunch, and a holy hour. 

Each parish is responsible for sending at least one adult with their youth to assist with small group facilitation. These adults must meet all the Safe Environment requirements laid out by the Diocese.  

Please forward this information on to all the families in your parish that have youth in need of a confirmation retreat. All adult helpers that you invite to attend as small group helpers can also register (for free) at this link. 

Registration for the adult helpers and youth can be found linked to the button below.

Other Confirmation Retreat Opportunities in the Diocese

The Diocese is more than happy to advertise parishes and other organizations Confirmation Retreat opportunities that are open to the public.  Please send us the information and we will share them with our audiences and the other parishes. You will find a list of the active ones below:

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 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 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  

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.

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 



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