Crux Article: Conference equips pastoral leaders as parishes begin to reopen

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Conference equips pastoral leaders as parishes begin to reopen

Nick Mayrand

May 26, 2020

“As questions swirl around plans to resume public liturgies, hundreds of ministry professionals tasked with implementing those plans gathered online for two weeks of dialogue and training on mission and the sacramental life.

Witness – a virtual edition of the annual meeting of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) – drew more than 650 registered participants.

“We honestly weren’t sure how this year’s conference would be received because people in ministry have been losing jobs and there’s an overall sense of uncertainty that’s manifesting for each person differently,” Victoria Radleigh Smith, director of mission integration for NCCL, told Crux.

“We were happy to see that the overall tone did shift to one of joy as many spoke of feeling re-energized for where we’re going as a Church and as an organization, and feeling empowered thanks to the new skills they picked up,” she said.

Read the full Crux article here.


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