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1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Catechesis

2018 Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference

Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1 

Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur, Illinois

Registration beginning July 1:  $45 one day or $55 for both days.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Amy McEntee is Pastoral Associate for Youth & Young Adult Formation at St. Helen Parish in Dayton, Ohio.

Previously, Amy served as an assistant director in the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis for McEntee Amy127x200the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Amy earned her MA in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton, and has ministry experience in the area of faith formation for children, youth, and adults. Amy has served as a consultant and presenter, most frequently in the areas of the use of social media in ministry, creative approaches to catechesis, and ministry to young adults. She is an amateur photographer, reluctant runner, and expert Ikea furniture builder. Amy lives with her husband, Patrick, in Dayton, Ohio. 

Amy will be presenting her daily keynotes to reflect the them of the conference: "Who Do You Say That I Am?"  Her Sunday session explores who Jesus is and how that is proclaimed in our parishes and homes. And Monday, reminds us that our call to be missionary disciples is rooted in our relationship with Jesus Christ. 

SUNDAY EVENING CONCERT

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BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

and their session's topic

Stephen Binz
Stephen Binz

"Knowing Jesus by Knowing the Bible"

Vicki Compton
Vicki Compton

"Growing Disciples in Your School"

"Maintenance to Mission: What's a Catechist to Do?"

Donna Dausman
Donna Dausman

"The Family, Discipleship & Families of Faith"

Kim Diaz
Kim Diaz

TBA

Scott Elmer
Scott Elmer

"Transitioning to Restored Order in Denver: The Ups, Downs, and Everything in Between"

"Evangelizing Parents of Children in Sacrament Preparation"

Christine Feller
Christine Feller

"Digital Safety by Grade Level"

"Online Decisions: Cyber-bullying & Sexting"

Sue Grenough
Sue Grenough

"Making Scripture Stick"

Tim Hogan
Tim Hogan

"The Gift of Cultural Hurricanes - Part 1: Waking Up to the New Cultural Landscape of Today's Catholic"

"Part 2: How to Build Bridges that Empower Parents and Transform Catholic Families"

Anita Houghton
Anita Houghton

"Effective Strategies for Evangelizing Children in a Catechetical Setting"

"How to Observe Spiritual Growth in Children"

Anthony Lemus and Michael O'Hara
Anthony Lemus and Michael O'Hara

"Father Spitzer’s Seven Essential Modules"

"Proving the Existence of God through Science"

Denis McNamara
Denis McNamara

"How to Make a Church "Look Like" A Church: The Bible and Church Architecture"

ODDWALK:  Cerneka & Johnson
ODDWALK: Cerneka & Johnson

"Darkness and Light: Breaking Open Bullying and Dignity for Teens"

"Here I am, Lord: Powerlessness and Yes"

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

“The Art of Dying in God’s Grace: Bishop’s Post-Synodal Pastoral Letter”

Bishop Joseph Perry
Bishop Joseph Perry

"The Sainthood Cause of Father Augustus Tolton"

Tom Quinlan
Tom Quinlan

"Being Sent on Mission: The Evangelized and Evangelizing Catholic "

Kristin Schmitz
Kristin Schmitz

"Stewardship in Action at Magdalen Catholic School - Time, Talent and Treasure Can Really Work!"

Patty Schneier
Patty Schneier

"God, I Really Don't Have Time for This!"

"Unlock the Treasure"

Jonathan F. Sullivan
Jonathan F. Sullivan

"The Art of Accompaniment in Parish Life"

"Meeting Jesus in the Old Testament"

"When You’re Banging Your Head Against the Wall: Rethinking Parish and School Challenges"

Suzanne Walsh
Suzanne Walsh

"Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life: Helping Families to Follow Jesus"

Ken & Nanc Weis
Ken & Nanc Weis

"Celebrate the Catholic"

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