A Durable Hope: Sustaining Faith in a Time of Darkness
All parish clergy, staff, lay leaders and school leaders are invited to attend. This Formation Day will be a time of reflection for parish leaders to consider times of turmoil and division in the Church, and where we find faith and hope. What is the role of parish leaders in guiding parishioners to find a durable hope during times of division and darkness? Featuring: Bishop Robert Lynch and Dr. Catherine Cory. Cost: $25 (early-bird) until November 9. $35 after November 9. Registration closes November 26.
The Office for the Protection of Children and Youth invites you to our elementary curriculum fair to learn more about newK-5 personal safety curricula choices for the 2017-18 program year. Do not miss this opportunity to hear directly from the Executive Directors of VIRTUS and the Monique Burr Foundation on the unique elements of their curriculum, and learn about the newest edition of NCMEC’s KidSmartz. After presentations, there will be time for questions, curricula samples to review, and even door prizes!
Following the fair, parishes and schools will be able to order their chosen curriculum electronically. Also note, the new curriculum replaces all existing elementary curricula currently in use. Curriculum orders are due to OPCY by June 26, 2017. More details to follow. (A link to order will be sent via email after the fair.)
Please register either an administrator or representative for one of the sessions at the link below; space is limited to approximately 150 per session. In addition, please answer a few general questions concerning access and delivery of curriculum as it pertains to your parish or school.
Murray Institute is an endowed institute of the University of St. Thomas. Our governing board, the Murray Institute Faculty Committee, consists of faculty committed to Catholic education in its many forms and representation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The Murray Institute is pleased to announce the start of
an undergraduate Certificate in Lay Ministry
beginning in Fall 2017
This is a tuition-free undergraduate certificate program for parish ministers and religious educators of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who are not eligible to enroll in a graduate theology or pastoral ministry program, because they do not have an undergraduate degree. Second-career people who are transitioning into parish ministries but who have no theological education are also welcome to apply. Open to full-time or part-time Archdiocesan employees or people who do substantial volunteering in their parish. Program details can be found under the Current & Upcoming Cohorts tab on the Murray Institute website. You may also click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about the Murray Institute.
Note: Applicants to undergraduate programs at the University of St. Thomas
must have a high school degree or its equivalent.
Information sessions will be held at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul campus,
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, McNeely Hall, room 108, OR
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, McNeely Hall, room 233.
Attendance at one of these information sessions is required in order to obtain application materials.
Please join us as we gather for our annual retreat day! We’re excited to announce that our retreat leader will be Dan Mulhall, sponsored by RCL-Benziger. Our retreat will be on the topic: More Than Words: Catechesis and Evangelization — Reflections of a Guilty Bystander.
See our retreat brochure for detailed information about the day, and send your registration in today!
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The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office for the Mission of Catholic Education along with Our Sunday Visitor invite you to a presentation by Dr. Joseph White: “The Way God Teaches – Catechesis and the Divine Pedagogy”
A message from Holly Raab: Because of low registration numbers, we are unable to proceed with the Saturday Sept. 17 event. Please note that the same event is scheduled for school principals on Friday, September 16 and you are invited to attend that day in instead. Details are below. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you are able to attend.
Please join us on Friday, September 16th at the Hayden Building on 328 Kellogg Blvd.
8:15am – Gathering and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – Welcome from Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Opening Prayer and Session 1
10:30am – Session 2
11:45am – Lunch
12:30pm – Session 3
2:00pm – Adjourn
To register, send an email with Name, Parish & Email Address to: Holly Raab at firstname.lastname@example.org
JoAnn Paradise: Disciple or Theologian? Forming the Hearts and Informing the Minds of Our Children
Thursday, September 22, 2016 – St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Brooklyn Center