April 2019
Hebrews "Unplugged" : Thursday St. Norbert Abbey
Today's (April 1) your last day to register!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 9am-2:30pm

$17/person *(if you paid for the Feb 7 event, select the "pay by check" option; no additional payment necessary)

Questions? Please e-mail cfountain@gbdioc.org
Save the Date: May 16th
In-service specifically for DRE's & YM's about accommodating special needs students in parish programs
Leading All People to the Kingdom of God:
How we can better serve students with special needs

Presenter: Susan Perrault (Pastoral Minister, Resurrection Parish, Green Bay) Special guest in attendance: Bishop Ricken

Thursday, May 16 (5:30-8pm) Dinner included in registration.
Diocesan Campus, Green Bay

Sacrament of Confirmation
at the Cathedral
Bishop Ricken celebrates Diocesan-wide Confirmation liturgies at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, every spring and fall.

These liturgies are for any candidate unable to participate in their parish's Confirmation liturgy or for those who have been prepared as adults through a Diocesan or Parish process and are prepared for the sacrament.

Each liturgy is limited to approximately 60 confirmands (candidates).
2019 Dates:
  • Saturday, June 8; 6:30pm
  • Sunday, June 9; Noon and 5pm
Upcoming Dates of CES:
  • July 29-31, 2019: Phase I Discover Jesus. Foundations of the encounter with Christ, focusing on the kerygma and the person of Jesus Christ. Fee: $175
  • August 5-7, 2019: For those who have taken CES I, this course focuses on healing, accompaniment and formation within the discipleship process. Fee: $175
Hear What Your Peers Are Saying about Catholic Evangelization Studies (CES)

The Office of Discipleship Formation in partnership with Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is committed to furthering and deepening your education and formation in new evangelization.
Becoming protagonists in the New Evangelization with a Franciscan heart . . .Rediscovering 2,000 years of the Catholic Christian tradition!

These courses are designed for:
  • Those involved in Diocesan or Parish Ministry/Leadership
  • Those who volunteer in parishes
Looking for Catechist Formation in 2019?
Host an FCC Component at Your Parish/School
Four Easy Steps . . .

  1. Choose which class to host (Bible; Creed; Sacraments & Liturgy; Prayer & Spirituality; Morality; Methods)
  2. Secure an instructor (list of possibilities available at gbdioc.org/fcctrainers)
  3. Set calendar and invite people (catechists, teachers, parish members)
  4. Contact Education Department for assistance with preparations.

Love Begins Here!
Registrations Due May 1st . . .

UPDATE: We welcome Lynn Terrien as the LBH Summer Coordinator!

Lynn Terrien is a recently retired high school and middle school science teacher. She and her husband Bernie are members of St. Bernard’s parish in Green Bay where Bernie serves as a deacon, and their love of service grows from the diaconate. In addition to serving St. Bernard’s, they travel to Nicaragua to do service work there with an organization called Amigos for Christ, whose mission includes bringing clean water to rural communities. So she’s dug a lot of ditches for water lines and isn’t afraid of getting dirty!
St. Bernard’s hosted LBH two summers ago and she and Bernie have been a part of it every year as chaperones. She looks forward to applying the skills she has developed to organize student groups and mission trips to working as Coordinator for the Love Begins Here Summer Mission this summer.
Steubenville Youth Conferences
Two Opportunities this Summer . . .
Deadline to Register: May 1st
NORTH (MINI): St. Paul, MN
This conference is sold out, BUT WE STILL HAVE SPACES!

Dates: July 26-28, 2019
​Cost: $300/student or chaperone
(Scholarships available)


EXTENDED: Steubenville, OH

​Dates: July 17-23, 2019
Includes visits to Mundelein Seminary, University of Notre Dame + Basilica, Cedar Point! 
Cost: $570/student    ​$470/Chaperone

Sharing Catholic Faith is the the official internet site of Catholic author and speaker, Dr. Joseph White. Among many other articles, there is one titled :Helping Children Understand the Mystery and Meaning of Jesus' Death and Resurrection.

The Catechists Journey website offers a variety of articles about teaching children about the Easter season, including Pentecost activities and looking ahead to Ascension.

Quick Catholic Lessons w/Fr. Mike Schmidt are a set of lesson plans that can accompany the popular youtube videos produced by Ascension on topics for teens like " Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?" Try a free sample of the student worksheet.

Augustine Institute offers " What's So Great about Being Catholic?", a CD of Jason Evert's thoughts of the real riches of the Church. Listen to a free sample.

Knights of Columbus has produced a documentary called, " The Face of Mercy". Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, this film weaves theology and history with modern testimonials. $17.95

Apr 4: Hebrews Unplugged (see above)

Apr 18-22: Diocesan Offices closed in observation of Holy Week/Easter.

May 1: Registrations for Love Begins Here due!

May 1: Registrations for Steubenville North due!

May 1: Registrations for Steubenville Extended (Franciscan University, OH) due!

May 16: In-Service: Special Needs Students (see above)

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2019 GBYC at the Shrine of Our lady of Good Help (9am-6pm)

*Complete information,, about the Diocesan Catechetical Certification process (FCC and Ongoing Formation), including schedules, can be found at www.gbdioc.org/fcc
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
- St. Pope John Paul II 
Online FCC (Foundational Catechetical Certification)
Component Registration Links

Online courses follow the same lesson plan as classroom sessions and may be used to take the entire course or specific sessions as make-ups. Participants are responsible for submitting completion form.

Department of Education | Diocese of Green Bay | 920.272.8309 | education@gbdioc.org