Tentative Schedule 2019

Below is a tentative calendar for 2019 — once candidates are accepted into the Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry process, regular communication and calendar updates will be provided, along with information for course enrollment. This calendar applies for new and continuing candidates. 

December 5, 2018- Evening of Theological Reflection for Advent; 6:00PM-9:00PM; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

January 20-February 23, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 1

January 26, 2019- 9:00AM-2:30PM - Orientation Retreat for New Candidates, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

February 22-23, 2019- Annual Overnight Retreat for Candidates; St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, PA

March 10-April 13, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 2

April 6, 2019- 9:00AM-2:30PM - Ministry Skills Workshop: “Pray and Proclaim!”; Dr. Teresa Grettano and Kitty Scanlan; St. Monica Parish, West Wyoming

April 28-May 18, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 3 (3-Week ‘Seminars Only’ Cycle for Special Topics)

May 11, 2019- 9:00AM-3:00PM - Ministry Skills Workshop: “Ministry of Presence: Group Dynamics and Boundaries in Ministry”; Dr. LeeAnn Eschbach, Ph.D., NCC, LPC; Dr. Julie Cerrito, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC, and Dr. John Lemoncelli; Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit

 June 2- July 6, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 4

June 19, 2018- 5:30PM-9:00PM – Summer Evening of Theological Reflection; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

June 27, 2019- 7:00PM - Commissioning Mass & Reception for Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry Candidates; Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton

July 21-August 24, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 5

August 3-9, 2019 – Catechist Camp (Locations TBA)

September 8- October 12, 2019 - VLCFF Cycle 6

October 5, 2019- 9:30AM-2:00PM - Orientation Retreat for New Candidates; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

October 26, 2018- 9:00AM-3:00PM - Ministry Skills Workshop: “Service and Justice: An Extraordinary Mission”; Katy Windels and Jennifer Housel; St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top

October 27-November 30, 2019 - VCLFF Cycle 7

November 16, 2019- 9:00AM-3:00PM- Ministry Skills Workshop: “Becoming Faithful ‘Curators’: Discovering and Evaluating Resources for Serving a 21st Century Church”; St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton

December 4, 2019- 5:30PM-8:30PM - Evening of Theological Reflection for Advent; Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton

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