Diocese Of Metuchen To Offer Lenten Faith Formation Workshop

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PISCATAWAY — The Diocese of Metuchen has rescheduled  a Lenten faith formation workshop for parish and school catechetical leaders for Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane in Piscataway.

Co-sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Catechesis and Office of Schools, the hands-on session, Gather In My Name, is designed to provide attendees with a better understanding of three traditional Lenten practices of the Catholic faith – prayer, penance and good works, also known as almsgiving.


Led by three consultants from Sadlier, a nationally recognized and respected company known for its outstanding catechetical and educational publications, the three-hour evening workshop will provide religious educators and leaders of the diocese with practical ideas and materials to help them create a more meaningful and memorable Lenten experience in their own parishes and schools.

“Lent is a significant and powerful liturgical season for Catholics and many of us need guidance along our personal Lenten journey,” said Celia P. Regan, director, diocesan Office for Catechesis.

“The Gather In My Name workshop will provide our catechists with fresh ideas and resources so that they may continue to teach the Gospel messages in a positive, interactive way that truly resonates with people, young and old, within our school and parish communities; hopefully, it will heighten their collective Lenten experience as well,” she added.

The program, which includes a meal of fellowship, is free but registration is required by Jan. 5. For more information, visit www.diometuchen.org or contact the Office of Catechesis at 1-732-562-1990 ext. 1310 or catechesis@diometuchen.org.

Updated Jan. 10, 2011 to reflect the revised workshop date. The program was originally scheduled for Jan. 12, 2011.

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