The U.S. Bishops Conference chairman of evangelization and catechesis is calling the Vatican’s recently instituted ministry of the catechist a “beautiful thing” to try to evangelize an increasingly secularized nation.
The new leaders were completing a three-year program conducted by the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis that included theology courses, workshops and ministry projects that were offered in English and Spanish.
About 150 persons gathered at the Dyker Beach Golf Course on Nov. 5 for the fifth annual fundraiser, “Celebrating Lay Ministry: Working in the Vineyard of the Lord.”
The School of Evangelization/ Pastoral Institute will be offering its 10-week, 20-hour Foundations for Ministry Program in three languages beginning in September at various host sites around the diocese.
At two recent full-day orientation sessions, the School of Evangelization’s Pastoral Institute welcomed 75 new participants into the diocesan Lay Ministry Program.