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Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas
Email for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
June 21, 2017 - Summer Solstice

Department of Catechetical Services
Welcome Kevin Prevou!  
New Associate Director
for Adult Faith Formation 
We are so delighted to have Kevin on board!  Kevin has been on staff since May 10th and he has already started making parish visits.  Kevin has been out to St. Mary in Sherman, St. Gabriel in McKinney and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano.  He is interested in getting to know those of you who minister in the area of Adult Faith Formation and to families and learning more about your parish community.  

Kevin will be reaching out to parishes to schedule visits.  If you would like to invite Kevin to come visit your parish, please contact him at  or 214-379-2848 (work) or 817-808-4831 (cell).  I trust that you will give him a warm welcome to the Diocese of Dallas!
#NCCL2017 - Dallas
The above photo is just a few of the 32 Catechetical Leaders from our Diocese that participated in NCCL May 21-25, 2017.  I think we were all richly blessed by the experience and I am grateful to God that we had the opportunity to attend.
We are preparing to have an online gathering on August 3rd from 10:00 -11:00am with those of you who attended the Conference.  
The goal will be to unpack the experience and identify some action steps that we may want to take as a Diocese to promote Transformative Leadership.  We will be using Zoom as the online platform for our discussion.  You can learn more about Zoom by clicking HERE.  We will be sending invites to all who attended NCCL.  
If you didn't attend the Conference, but would like to participate in the discussion, please email  and he will send you an invite. 
We have a lot of wonderful Continuing Catechetical Formation courses being offered throughout the Diocese this summer.  Please view the links below and check back frequently for updates.  Make this a summer of formation!
CLICK HERE for upcoming CCF Courses - English, Spanish and Vietnamese
The Catechetical Theme for 2017-2018!
We will begin the new Catechetical Year with a Diocesan Catechist Kick-off on Saturday, August 5, 2017 hosted at St. Ann Parish, Coppell.  
Jared Dees of Ave Maria Press will be presenting in English and Martin Lopez of Loyola Press will be presenting in Spanish.  Please come join us for this great start to the year!
The Office of Worship is sponsoring 
TeamRCIA Catechist School
August 18-19, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish.
For informational flyer CLICK HERE or
contact Sylvia Garcia at 
Please join us on August 30, 2017 from 9:30am - 12:30pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the 2017 Parish Minister Mass, Commissioning and Brunch. 
Parish Catechetical Leader
General Meeting
September 26, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
Guest Speaker - Steven Ellair from St. Mary's Press
Steven has been in Catechetical Ministry for 26 years and he will address how we can
Bring Sacramental Preparation to LIFE!

Full agenda to follow. 

2017-2018 Catechetical Services Calendar
All Parish Catechetical Leaders should have recieved an Access Database that contains the catechetical course status of the active catechists in your parish.  
1.  Please update the database if some of these people are no longer catechists
2.  Please use this database to encourage catechists to take course that they need to complete for certification and to determine which courses you would like to host at your parish this year.  
For questions regarding the database, please contact
For questions regarding courses, please contact .  
Thank you for your dedication to Catechist Formation!
This is a new ministry certificate program co-sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas.  This formation program is intended for all parish catechists and parish catechetical leaders.  
Missionary Disciples: Witnesses of God's love
Diocese of Dallas - November 18, 2017
Don't miss out! 
Resource Corner
Information that may help you in your ministry
This is an interesting article from a website called the Search Institute.  We thought that some of you might find it helpful in your ministry to families.  Blessings!
To check it out - CLICK HERE! 
Prayer Intentions
   For Bishops Edward Burns and Greg Kelly, we pray to the Lord...

   For all who are victims of violence and live in fear, we pray to the Lord...

   For the safety of those traveling and on summer vacations. we pray to the Lord...

   For the sick and those who care for them, we pray to the Lord...

   For the faithfully departed, especially the granddaughter of Kay Elliott and Brian      Johnson from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, we pray to the Lord...

   Lord Hear Our Prayer!

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