What's been happening
I must apologize for the long absence. My wife and I took a new foster child into our care in October; we now have two toddlers in the house so needless to say, things have been quite busy for me. I will catch you up on all you need to know right now.
First off, let me say, if you have a story you would like to share, whether it is of an event you attended for the archdiocese or a fun ministry activity you did; please contact us in the comment section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to share it with the rest of the community. This is a place for sharing ideas and our ministries. For example, you are a youth minister and you go to NCYC and have a great time, or you are a chaperone on that trip, and want to share a short story about your experience. We would LOVE to hear from you and have you post here.
The APCL Board met again last week. You can see the minutes here. We discussed a number of things that are coming your way. One major discussion is about defining who we are now. In this ever changing world, it is good to evaluate our goals and mission against what we are actually doing for this community. In light of the discussion we are planning long term goals to accomplish in the next three years; if you have some suggestions please share them in the comment section.
Also, your representatives on the board have planned a Winter Workshop. This workshop will be a time for us to gather together and share the good of our ministries as well as those things that need improvement. The main goal is to collaborate on the topics at each table. Some of those topics are: RCIA mystagogy, confirmation, and how to address/avoid professional burn out. You can find more information here. It will take place on Tuesday January 30, 2018 from 10am-3pm at St. Agnes Parish in Nashville, Indiana.
That is all for now. Until next time, Peace and God Bless,