Eucharist is the center of Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation
A Retreat and Workshop for Ministry Leaders in Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and Youth Ministry
Eucharist gathers us, nourishes us, and sends us out in mission to become Christ’s presence in the world. Parish communities can transform the faith formation and sacramental preparation of children, youth, adults, and families by placing the Eucharist as the center of all formation. This workshop and retreat will provide an opportunity to reflect on the richness of the Catholic faith’s teaching about Eucharist along with a chance to explore ways to implement a Eucharistic vision for ministry to engage people of all ages who seek to grow in faith and receive the Sacraments. This will include practical ways to help members of our parishes to encounter Christ and live the Eucharist as disciples.
Presented by Tom East
Tom is a national speaker and serves as the Pastoral Assistant for Initiation, Grief, and Marriage Ministries for Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma. Previously, he was the Director of the Center for Ministry Development, Director of Youth Ministry, and the Associate Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Tom is the editor and author for numerous books and resources including the Catholic Faith and Family Bible and Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry. Tom also provides ministry workshops, retreats, and parish missions for parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
$25 per participant fee will cover refreshments and lunch.