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Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference

Registration Information ReminderGroup registrations for the Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference will end on November 27, 2014. After this date, only individual registrations will be taken. Check the website for details on both group and individual registration fees with their respective fee deadlines. (The registration fee will increase on December 17th for individuals). Complete registration information can be found on either of these websites. www.GulfCoastFaithFormationConference.org or www.HofingerConference.org   

Keynote Speaker for Friday Afternoon. Reverend Steven A. Bell, CSPPaul Turner, January 9, 2015. 

Facilitating the Christ Encounter. Pope Francis' Easter homily this year remarked that we are all invited to a life-changing encounter with the Risen Lord. As wonderful as that sounds, how do we as ministers facilitate that encounter in th midst of the everyday concerns and realities that we face. This session will give tips designed to help create a space and a heart amenable for the Christ Encounter.

Rev. Steven A. Bell, SCP, recently accepted a position as the Pastoral Associate, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbus, OH. He was formerly the associate director of Busted Halo. While with Buysted Halo, Fr. Bell was writing, podcasting, leading retreats, fulfilling speaking engagements at a young adult retreat and enhancing media outreach to the Busted Halo audience.

Morning of Reflection - December 11, 2014

Morning of Reflection for DREs, CREs, & Youth Ministers will be held on December 11, 2014.

Gathering is at 9:00 a.m. The retreat begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with lunch at noon. Registration through November 21, 2014

 carole eipers

Dr. Carole Eipers, Executive Director of Catechetics for William H. Sadlier, Inc., has served in parish ministries for over twenty years as a teacher, Director of Religious Education, Youth Minister and Pastoral Assciate. Her book, Sending Out Roots: Helping Parents and Teachers to Share the Faith as published by Veritas Publishers, Dublin, Ireland. 

 --Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc.

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Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference

 Keynote Speaker for Friday morning. Reverend Paul Turner, January 9, 2015. 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. 

"I Witness.  Everyone who believes has experienced God. AFter we each profess our faith in church, how do we bear witnwess to it in the world"?

Rev. Paul Turner is pastor of St. Munchin parish in Cameron, MO and its mission, St. Aloysius in Maysville. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Saint Anselmo, iin Rome. He is the author of numerous books and is a leading scholar on the Catechumenate. He is a former President of the North American Academy of Liburgy and a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commisson on English in the Liturgy.

Charis Young Adult Retreat held at St. John the Baptist, Brusly, LA on November 1-2

ChARIS Young Adult retreat  Nov 3 group 2

 (Charis Young Adult retreat group shown here).

 The retreat was titled "The Spirit at Work".

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