Catechist Enrichment!

On Saturday, October 14th the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary hosted a Catechist Enrichment gathering for the Cape Fear Deanery. Over 50 volunteer catechists from parishes located within the Cape Fear Deanery attended.

The morning included a wonderful keynote address given by Fr. John Lyle, OSFS, (pictured above) which focused on the catechetical theme for this year, “Living as Missionary Disciples,” followed by breakout sessions offered by various DRE/Youth Ministers from local parishes.

Here at St. Mary we have over 200 children enrolled in our Kindergarten through 5th grade faith formation program alone. Please take a moment to pray for the following catechists, who give so generously of their time, talent and treasure to our children and youth every week: Christine, Silvio and Sarah Coco, Jaqueline Chandler, Jack and Anne Boyle, Chris and Tara Colligan, Shannon Vaughn, Brenda Gibson, Marisol Quintana, Donna Dallmer, Andrea Stough, Jessica Gann, Savannah Williams, Amanda Amodio, Matt Williams and all the parents who volunteer in the classrooms throughout the year.

In Christ,

John Walsh

The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, DRE