Formed In Faith

Mid-South Catholic Leadership Conference Nov. 2-5, 2014

“Catholic Leadership: Sharing the Joy”

Come and join us for a relaxing and refreshing Conference at beautiful Lake Barkley.
Reservations at Lodge   Registration for Conference


Conference Schedule Cumberland Room in Convention Center Sunrise Room in Lodge Elizabeth Hooks Room
in Lodge
Sun., Nov. 2
Registration 3:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 2
Opening Liturgy: 6:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 2
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bob McCarty

“Called to be Prophets and Poets”

Mon., Nov. 3
Mass 8:30 AM
Mon., Nov. 3
10:15 AM – 12:00 Noon
Nancy Bird

“The Power of Prayer: 10 Ways to Pray with Children & Families”

Jim Mattingly

Catholic Schools Forum

Bob McCarty

“How to Talk with Young People About God”

Mon., Nov. 3

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Ken Richard, RCL / Benziger

Presentation of FILM CLIPS for Catholic Youth Faith Formation

Mon., Nov. 3
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Rob Wahl

“Improv Comedy for Catholics”


Susana Solorza

“Joy of Collaborating Cultures”

Sr. Janet Schaeffler

“The Catechumenate as a Model for all Catechesis”

Tues., Nov. 4
8:30 AM
Morning Praise
Tues., Nov. 4
9:00 AM
Nancy Bird

“Jesus, Joy and Discipleship”

Tues., Nov. 4
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
John Angotti

“Using Word and Song to Reveal the Truth that God is Here”

Rob Wahl

“The Sacraments of Initiation: Learn to Love Our Faith With a Little Laughter”

Bernard DuMond

“Enrollment Management and/or Development”

Tues., Nov. 4
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Fr. Larry Hostetter

“Morality in Leadership”

Tues., Nov. 4
4:30 PM


Wed., Nov. 5
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Sr. Janet Schaeffler

“7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders”

Wed., Nov. 5
10:15 AM
Closing Liturgy

Images from the Synod 2014


Click on the link below to watch a video with Most Rev. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz about synod expectations.


October Formation Opportunites

There are two upcoming formation and education opportunities from OLFE/Faith Formation.  These sessions are open to all persons; not just catechists.  They might especially interest anyone on a worship committee, music minister, other lay ministers and all of us in the pews.

Foundation of Liturgy: Thursday Oct. 9, 7-9:30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.                     This session will be led by Berry Mudd, Liturgical Consultant, Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Louisville.  This session is a brief overview of the historical development of the liturgy, the basic principles of celebrating liturgy and the introduction/concluding rites of the Mass.

Overview of the Mass: Thursday Oct. 23, 7-9:30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.                     This session will be led by Judy Bullock, Ed.D, Director of Worship, Archdiocese of Louisville.  This session focuses on the Mass, the “source and summit” of all the Church’s activity, as well as,  the meaning and purpose of the primary elements of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Worship Office, Barry & Judy

Barry Mudd and Judy Bullock from the Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Louisville.

The cost for each session is $10. Checks need to be made payable to ALMI, 1935 Lewiston Dr., Louisville, KY 40216.  To register contact Linda McLemore at or call her directly at 502-448-8581.

Mr. Art Turner, the Director of OLFE’s Faith Formation at “Encuentro 2014.”

Archdiocesan Faith Formation staff was well-represented and took part at the recent Encuentro 2014 day on September 27 in Louisville. These pictures show Mr. Art Turner, the Director of OLFE’s Faith Formation division, leading a workshop for Hispanic youth.

Art Turner Workshop 1 (9-27-14) Art Turner Workshop 2  (9-27-14)

Encuentro 2014 — The 2nd annual Encuentro Day was held on Saturday, September 28. The workshop/celebration was sponsored by the Hispanic Ministry division of the Office of Multicultural Ministry in Louisville. Pictured here are Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Fr. Joe Rankin (Vicar for Hispanic Affairs), Fr. Rafael, the keynote speaker from SEPI in Miami, and Encuentro participants of various ages and parishes.

All ages and types of families, from many Hispanic cultures, and many parishes, were drawn to the Archdiocesan Encuentro 2014. Fr. Rafael, Director of SEPI, gives a keynot addressAn evangelizing, family moment during El Encuentro de 2014. Archbishop Kurtz presides at Mass with Rev. Joseph M. Rankings, our new Vicar for Hispanic Ministry SEPI team give a retreat  to young Encuentro participantsArchbishop Kurtz with 2 boys after massArchbishop Kurtz with St. Edward participants Archbishop Kurtz with Fr. Rafael, the Encuentro keynote speaker, and young ministry team members from the SouthEast Pastoral Institute of Miami FL.

Fatih Formation Celebration 2014

Arcbishop with bat2 Arch. Kurtz pose with bat2 Arch. Kurtz & Art  Arch. Kurtz speaking with batRoncalli Recipients (Barbara & Andy Hall)photo (7)Debbie Minton & others at tableArch. Kurts with bat and Discipleship  at tables

Many people were recognized for their achievements in Catechetical Ministry, Initiation Team Training, Specialization in Discipleship, Certificates in Youth Ministry, national Certificate in Youth Ministry, Catechist magazine honors and the Roncalli Award during last night’s celebration. Congratulations to all the award recipients.
This year the Discipleship group gave a special award to Archbishop Kurtz as a thank you for his support of lay ministries and their ongoing formation.
Our Archdiocese is blessed to have so many lay ministers who are dedicated to faith formation in their parishes and communities.

Thank you, to all of you!

Archbishop Kurtz Calls for Day of Prayer


Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (, has joined Pope Francis and the Office for the Synod of Bishops in calling for a universal day of prayer, on September 28, for the upcoming Synod on the Family.

This extraordinary Synod will take place on October 5-19 at the Vatican.

Archbishop Kurtz, the head of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., has called the meeting in Rome “an important moment for the church and for families.”

Faith Formation Celebration — Sept. 25 at 6:30 PM

Awards Ceremony 2 -- 9-27-12

Appreciation Dinner 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, our annual Faith Formation Celebration will be held at the Flaget Center at 6:30 PM.  At this event we recognize the achievements of those who have continued or completed formation in a variety of areas.

Congratulations to all those who will be recognized at this event!

And thank you to all catechists and other ministers who work in and for our parishes.

Workshop for Catechists (Parish and Schools) — Oct. 25, 2014



On Oct, 25, 2014 the Office of Lifelong Formation and Education will host a workshop with guest speaker Nancy Bird.   This workshop will give participants insights regarding the nature of sin and reconciliation, forgiveness, and God’s boundless mercy.

Invite all your catechists and religion teachers to this even  —  at St. Agnes Parish Center, 9 AM – 1 PM.  The fee is $15 (includes snacks and  beverages).

To register, contact  or  502-448-8581 Ext. 1324.

 Flyer for Workshop — Picture: Nancy Bird

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