Affirm your Call…then Nurture your Catechists – Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM, EdD


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Affirm your Call…then Nurture your Catechists

Enter into a reflective session designed to meet two goals: (1) to intensify your personal catechist-vocation and (2) to replicate a mini-retreat for your catechetical staff. The session will focus on the threefold aspects of the catechist-vocation that lead to effective evangelization: (1) witnessing, (2) mentoring, and (3) teaching. Participants will relate each aspect to Pope Francis, a pre-eminent catechist. Reflection on his example will offer realistic, easy-to-imitate practices.


Sister Patricia M. McCormack, IHM, Ed.D. is Program Director of the IHM Office of Formative Support for Parents and Teachers, Philadelphia, PA. Adult practices that foster the formation-education of children are the primary focus of her ministry. Her ministry also provides professional, spiritual, motivational, and formative support for teachers, catechists and administrators. Her style of public speaking blends Catholic spirituality with psychology and the wisdom gathered from parents, teachers and students.For two decades she authored the “Parent Partnership Handbook” and currently “Psst! – Parent and Student Support Tips” and “Middle-School Student Chat” – all three series-features of Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine. She published numerous other articles as well and several books, the most recent being Embrace the Mission – Be the “I” in Evangelize! NCEA (2018), Engaging the Parking Lot Parent, Twenty-Third Publications (2017), and Parental Love Is . . . , The Pastoral Center (2016).

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