Doug Tooke, a leading national expert in multi-parish collaboration, will be coming to the Diocese of Saginaw to offer two workshops for parish leaders, who wish to collaborate in youth ministry, catechesis, Christian Service, etc.
WHAT: Building Communication and Relationships for Multi-Parish Ministry
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.
WHERE: Video-conference & the Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Doug Tooke will share steps on how to begin to build relationships between parishes so that ministry can be made even more fruitful. Two parishes will also be host sites for a live video stream of the presentation: Ave Maria Parish, St. Mary Church, Port Sanilac and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Roch Church, Caseville. Participants can also attend via a personal computer. Online registration is required: www.saginaw.org/m-18-2015.html. Those with further questions may call 989-797-6635. There is no cost to attend this event.
WHAT: Multi Parish Ministry: Making It Work in Practical Ways
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Doug Tooke leads a practical day assisting parish leadership teams to more effectively carry out multi-parish ministry. The trend of nearby parishes collaborating in youth ministry, catechesis, Christian Service, etc. is growing rapidly throughout the country. This day will be of great help to pastors, pastoral administrators, pastoral associates and assistants, DRE's/CRE's, youth ministers, and parish Christian Service leaders as they seek to takes steps forward in multi-parish collaboration. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.saginaw.org/images/stories/PDFs/youth_ministry/RegistrationMPM-fillable.pdf. Those with further questions may call 989-797-6639. The cost is $40 (which includes lunch), and if a parish registers five people, the fifth person attends for free.