5th Annual Catechist Congress

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
Department of Family Catechesis
In partnership with the following excellent
Catholic venders and publishers:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: William J. Keimig
William Keimig is currently the Director of Religious Education at St. Mary’s of Piscataway Catholic Church in Piscataway,
Maryland. His duties include directing adult formation, RCIA,
oversight of the youth group, sacramental preparation, catechist training, and catechesis of the parish’s children in the day
school and Sunday school. Mr. Keimig also serves as a master
catechist in the Faith Foundations Catechist Formation Program for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. In addition to
his in-diocese work, Mr. Keimig serves as a speaker and writer
in many other venues. He served for nine years as the Director
of the Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM), which
assists dioceses in training clergy and laity to do RCIA ministry. Mr. Keimig holds a BA in Government and Politics, a
Master’s Degree in Public Management from the University of
Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Theology and Christian
Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, and is
completing a doctorate in ministry at Catholic University of
America. He and his wife, Heather, have six children running
around, Rose, William, Julianna, Theodore, Elizabeth, and
5th Annual
St. Mary’s
High School
St. Mary’s Way (formerly Sheridan St.)
Thomas Rd
7th Street
Virginia G.
3rd Street
For more information contact:
Angela Gaetano 602-354-2321 [email protected] or
Victoria Smith 602.354.2323 [email protected]
McDowell Rd.
Fr. Keith Kenney, Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glendale, and Chaplain at St. Mary’s High
School, Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Jo Ann Paradise, National Catechetical Consultant
for Our Sunday Visitor.
Eric Schoonover, consultant with Ignatius Press.
Sean Dalton, Associate Director, YDisciple.
William Haley, Headmaster, Archway Classical
Academy, Phoenix, AZ.
Sr. Anthony Mary Diago, Director of Office of Consecrated Life, Diocese of Phoenix.
Fr. Matthew Henry, Parochial Administrator, Christ
the King Parish, Mesa, AZ.
Sr. Martin Therese, Sister of Mary, Mother of the
Eucharist, and teacher at St. Mary’s High School.
David Portugal, Director of Parish Catechesis, St.
John Vianney Catholic Church, Glendale, AZ.
Anne Marie Kresge, Special Education Coordinator,
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chandler, AZ.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
8am - 4:00pm
St. Mary’s High School, Phoenix, AZ
I dream of a
missionary impulse
capable of transforming everything.
-Pope Francis
All are invited!
Join us for this wonderful day of
formation, fellowship and prayer. We
particularly welcome parish catechetical
leaders, DREs, youth leaders, volunteer
catechists, and all who wish to deepen
their Catholic faith.
 Learn new skills
 Be inspired
 Be renewed in your service to Christ
February 7, 2015
St Mary’s High School
2525 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ
Register with your
Catechetical Leader or
online at
Cost: $25/person
Includes Materials morning hospitality &
lunch,, and admission to all talks
February 7th, 2015
8:00 am: Mass with Fr. Oliver Vietor in
Chapel (Limited Seating)
8:45 am: Registration
9:15 am: Opening Session
9:30 am: Keynote Presentation in
Auditorum (P100)
10:30 am: Break
10:45 am: Session 1 talks
12:00pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: Session 2 talks
2:30 pm: Break
2:45 pm: Session 3 talks
Each year Pastors and Catechetical Leaders help identify which
core areas the Congress should focus on. This key should help
you choose presentations that meet your needs, as well as those
of your ministry.
Partnering with Parents (PwP):
Skills to successfully empower parents in their
responsibility as the primary educator of their children.
Mystagogical Catechesis (MC):
Strategies for Post-Sacramental Catechesis.
The Essentials (E)
What every catechist should know.
Personal Development (PD):
Going Deeper (GD):
For personal growth, spiritual growth and enrichment
William J. Keimig
P100 (Auditorium)
A Church Which Goes Forth: Pastoral Activity
and Conversion
Session 1
P100 William J. Keimig
Discipling Adults (GD)
P106 Fr. Keith Kenney
The Proclaiming of the Gospel: Reverence
for Truth and Personalizing the Word (E)
P107 Dr. Jo Ann Paradise
Evangelizing the Family: Sacramental Initiation for
Children and their Parents (PwP)
P108 Eric Schoonover
Transforming Weak Faith into Strong Faith (PD)
Session 2
P100 Fr. Matt Henry
The Social Dimension of Evangelization: Life in
Community (GD)
P106 Sean Dalton
Parent Driven Youth Ministry (PwP)
P107 William Haley Life in the Spirit (E)
P108 Sr. Anthony Mary Diago
Personal Accompaniment in Process of Growth (PwP)
Session 3
P100 Sr. Martin Therese Education in Virtue (E)
P106 David Portugal
Spirit Filled Evangelizers: Creating New Disciples Within
Your Parish Programs though Internships (PD)
P107 William Haley Telling the Great Story (E)
P108 Anne Marie Kresge Religious Education for
Special Needs Children (GD)