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Parish Catechists Workshop: Supporting Parents in their Ministry as Primary Catechist

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Supporting Parents in their Ministry as Primary Catechist

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Parish Catechists Workshop

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Liza Peters, Lisa Orchen and Kelly Henderschedt

Join us for an interactive workshop for catechetical leaders, parish catechists, and Catholic school teachers.  This workshop will focus on developing and sustaining a strong partnership between parents and catechists and/or teachers.  Recognizing that parents are the first teachers of the faith for their children, we will present strategies and tips on how to better engage parents in the faith formation of their children.  The evening will include the opportunity to learn and connect with others. We will close with a beautiful liturgy.

Offering: $40 (includes dinner)

Presenter Profiles

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Liza Peters

Liza Peters has been the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Family since 2011. Prior to joining the retreat team, she spent four years as the Director of Religious Education at a parish in Dayton, Ohio. Liza also lived in community and worked at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, IN. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in West Hartford with her husband and four children.


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Lisa Orchen

Lisa Orchen currently serves as the Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She is a certified Catholic chaplain as well as a spiritual writer, parish catechist, and leader of diocesan workshops and retreats. Lisa also works for the STEP program at the University of Notre Dame, developing and facilitating online continuing formation courses in theology and ministry. She has both a B.A. and Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame.


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Kelly Henderschedt

Kelly Henderschedt is the Director of Catechetical Education for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She has spent time as a catechist, the Director of Faith Formation for St. John Fisher Parish of Marlborough and as a school teacher for the Wethersfield Public Schools. Kelly has been leading retreat experiences for adults, teens and children for the past ten years. She has a Masters of Art in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Religious Education at Fordham University. Kelly lives in Marlborough with her husband and four children.


Earlier Event: January 11
Men's Retreat
Later Event: January 18
Men's Retreat