Arch Regina Congress 208 - "Be Joyful in Hope" and Archbishop's Appeal Kickoff
Saturday, September 22, 2018
(for priests, pastoral assistants, and other parish staff, parish leaders including finance council members , ministry leaders and volunteers)
8:00 AM: Mass at Resurrection Parish - 3155 Windsor Park Rd.
9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Arch Regina Congress at St. Elizabeth School, 5149 Green Brooks Way, Regina SK
Finance - Administering Church Finances and Goods - Facilitators: Deacon Barry Wood and Jennifer Ochieng - This session will overview topics of interest to finance council members, treasurers, and bookkeepers including the role of the finance council, expenses requiring approval of the Archbishop, investing in the Inter-parochial Sharing Fund, insurance program, financial reporting, and cemetery policies. Time will be provided for question and answers. One session will be oriented to the needs urban parishes and one session oriented to the needs of rural parishes.
Catechetics and Sacrament Preparation Facilitator: Laura O-Reilly, Christ the King Parish, Regina - Laura has been coordinating Sacrament Preparation for 3 years and is passionate about bringing children and their families closer to Christ and His mission. In this session, participants will be provided with ideas, examples and stories that show how to evaluate their current parish program and what to consider when beginning a new program. The session will be relevant for a parish of any size.
Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation: Equipping and Empowering our Storytellers: Facilitator: Deacon Eric Gurash - Deacon Eric Gurash will examine evangelization as the essential storytelling mission of the Church and discuss the vital role of adult faith formation - from Bible and faith studies to the RCIA process - in forming disciples who not only know and live the story of faith, but confidently tell our story of salvation in Jesus Christ and invite others to come to know, love and serve him with their lives.
Pastoral Council - Facilitator: Lisa Polk, Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Regina - Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Pastoral Council Chairs from various parishes around the Archdiocese. Presentations will include what is working in their model of Pastoral/Parish Council, some difficulties that have been worked through and some ongoing challenges. Some invitation to discussion and further sharing will be an option if time permits.
To register email mgurasharchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca or call 306-352-1651 Ext. 237 by September 10, 2018.