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August 29, 2011

 SIDNEY DEANERY — The 36th annual Northern Area Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.


This year’s theme is “Drawing Adolescents and their Families into a Life of Faith: a Practical Blueprint.” Gregory “Dobie” Moser, executive director of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office and CYO Office for the Diocese of Cleveland since 1995, will be the keynote speaker. Building on the positive assets of teenagers, Moser will explore ways to involve parents and the whole family in the faith formation process.


After the keynote address, there will be three workshop sessions, allowing each participant to choose three workshops from a total of 31. Workshops are recommended for teachers or catechists of various age levels, as well as sacramental preparation, RCIA, Education and Worship Commissions and general enrichment.


For more information or a brochure, contact the director of religious education at your parish or the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in Sidney at 937-498-1198, or [email protected]. The registration deadline is Sept. 9. The full brochure is available online at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/evangelization-and-catechesis. Click on “Brochure of information.”



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