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Catechetical Sunday, September 21

Our Lady of Sorrows, Monday, September 15, 2014

St. Cyprian, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Robert Bellarmine, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Thursday, September, 18, 2014

St. Januarius, Friday, September, 19

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions, Saturday, September 20


Question of the Week

For the Feast of Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Catechetical Sunday), September 21

“What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Are you envious because I am generous?”

Are you?

Johannes Hofinger Conference RENAMED

The 33rd Annual Johannes Hofinger Conference will now be known as the





2015 Hofinger Gulf CoastThe conference, sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in collaboration with the (Arch)dioceses of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, is an important part of catechetical formation of our parish leaders and catechists as well as Catholic School teachers in ministry today. Returning to the original name is more inclusive of the surrounding dioceses in the five states that border the Gulf Coast: Alabama, Florida (panhandle), Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This year’s conference drew participants from Pensacola, Florida to Brownsville, Texas. We believe the change will help to promote the conference as a broader regional conference with the potential to return to a conference of national status once again.

It is important to honor the past and, at the same time, envision the future. We do not want to forget Johannes Hofinger and his contribution to religious education. For that reason we would like to establish the Johannes Hofinger scholarship fund for those who wish to attend the conference but are unable to afford to do so. It seems appropriate to us that we can best honor Fr. Hofinger by opening doors for others to learn more about ministry and our Catholic faith.


LOCATION & DATES:  Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, LA., January 8-10, 2015.
Conference details will be posted as they become available on the new conference website:   
www.GulfCoastFaithFormationConference.org  and on the previous website:  www.HofingerConference.org  


We look forward to your participation in the 2015 Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference

PDS Parish Data System FORMATION OFFICE Workshop

PDS  5   20140807 113328 5 Above: Beth McCabe, PDS Presenter

A PDS Parish Data System FORMATION OFFICETM Workshop, for Religious Education and  Formation, was held in the Westerfield Center at the Catholic Life Center for DREs and CREs, August 7th. Beth McCabe of PDS gave the presentation at the workshop organized by the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis.

2014-2015 Evangelization & Catechesis, Youth & Young Adults Reference Guide & Directories Now Online

DRES, CREs & Youth Ministers will now be able to access the Reference Guide online through this website.

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