Diocesan Ministry Day 2020: From Encounter to Accompaniment

March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
All Saint School in Norwalk
CT 06851

Join us for the Diocesan Ministry Day,  Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at All Saint School in Norwalk.

The day begins with check-in/registration at 8:30 am. Bishop Caggiano will celebrate Mass at 9 am.

The rest of the day will be filled with a variety of workshops. Workshop presenters include clergy and women religious, speakers from around the country, and our musical guest, Tony Melendez!

Workshop topics will includes:

  • A special track just for parish pastoral Council members
  • Estate planning
  • Funeral planning
  • Using technology in ministry
  • Engaging parents in catechesis
  • Making the shift to family catechesis
  • Christus Vivit
  • Ministry with children with special needs
  • Getting the most from your time, life, and career
  • New ideas in catechesis
  • New ideas for confirmation and first communion
  • Understanding the living Rosary
  • A primer for Catholic social teaching
  • How to bring young people back to church
  • What is a missionary disciple?
  • Young adult ministry that works
  • Keeping kids safe online
  • And more!

The day will conclude at 4 pm, and lunch will be provided! Registration is $20 per person. (You can pay when registering below, or pay later by sending us a check or pay at the door.)

Register here!

About Tony Melendez

A thalidomide baby, Tony was born without arms because his mother was prescribed thalidomide a drug used to help calm morning sickness during her pregnancy. He was brought to the Los Angeles area from Nicaragua to be fitted with artificial arms. He wore them until he was ten, when he disposed of them. “I didn’t feel comfortable,” he explains, “I could use my feet so much more.”

Today, Tony is a highly talented composer and musician. He travels internationally, moving people with his stories and song. He is known everywhere he goes as someone who beats the odds, works with the gifts God gives him, and changes the world – one song at a time.