September 21, 2023
Summer Specialties for Catechists, Lake Ronkonkoma
800 Portion Rd
Take time this summer to be enriched and encouraged in your ministry as a Catechist in Faith Formation. We are offering three opportunities for you to hear from people who have done great things and they are able to give you ideas, tools and inspiration as you begin another year in your ministry. Please feel free to register for all three presentations or any one or two! All are welcome!!
“In the Beginning is the Teacher’s Manual…But YOU Spark the FIRE of Faith”
Thursday, August 11 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Lake Ronkonkoma
Tapas and beverages included, thanks to Lynn Wilson, Sales Representative of Sadlier Publishing
Description: Yes, there is the book, the manual, the lesson plans and ideas…all good and necessary. But it’s the catechist who can ignite that “spark” of faith in the students. Join us!
A prayer experience to call on the Holy Spirit to “kindle in you the fire of his love.”
An opportunity to reflect on your role of forming disciples…“fanning the flame in you” …allowing your faith to fire up your life and role in the classroom.
A wealth of ideas, strategies, and activities for the classroom to help kids allow the light of Christ to shine brightly through them.
John Collins is a retired elementary school principal, former Director of Curriculum and Professional Develoment and elementary school teacher. He is also a former DRE and catechist. John has worked with Sadlier in the northeast for many years. He is now a full-time National Religion Consultant with Sadlier. He is a keynote speaker and presenter at both national and regional catechetical congresses, and provides catechist training in parishes giving practical ideas, strategies and activities on how to teach and be a catechist. His presentations always bring the practical and realistic to catechesis with his experience as both a professional educator and a catechetical leader.