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A Catechist Conversation: Part II

A Catechist Conversation: Part II

The Catholic Rite of Baptism calls parents “the first teachers in the ways of faith.” If mom and dad are the first teachers, perhaps the catechists in our parishes are the second. This year, our conversation with Bishop Caggiano focuses on the important role that parents play in the formation of young people. All parents are welcome to join, as are catechists from our parishes and schools. Space is limited to 450, so please register early. Light Breakfast will be served.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 8:30am – 12:00pm Noon. (Doors open at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.)

Where: Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Hall (35 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883)

Space is limited! Continue below to register!


(Click here to see last year’s conversation!)

A Catechist Conversation


Bishop Frank Caggiano recently shared his powerful vision for the future of Faith Formation through his presentation A Catechist Conversation. Each of the two sessions gathered more than 300 catechists and instructors, where Bishop Caggiano pointed out some of the biggest challenges facing catechists in our modern world, and how we can face them by reimagining catechesis, formation, and mission.

You can watch a recording of Bishop Caggiano’s November 7th 2017 session below:

You can also download an MP3 of an audio recording, as well as a PDF of the transcript, below:

(To download, right click on the icon and choose “Save As…”)

Also be sure to check out the following articles:

1. A Catechist is a “Witness to Faith”
2. Bishop: There’s An Urgent Need To Re-Imagine How We Pass On The Faith

Department Contacts

Rose Talbot-Babey
Parish Engagement/Coordinator of Religious Education

Maureen Ciardiello
Coordinator of Respect Life and Project Rachel

Deirdra Kearney
Office Administrator

Main line: 203.416.1670
General email: OfficeofFaithFormation@diobpt.org