Gloria Reinhardt Majerus, religious education consultant for Our Sunday Visitor’s Curriculum Division, leads a workshop titled “It’s 9 am and My Religious Ed Class is About to Begin” at the annual Religious Education Congress Nov. 3 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.
The theme of the congress was “Catechists and Teachers: Agents of the New Evangelization” in keeping with the Year of Faith that opened on Oct. 11. Pope Benedict XVI declared the Year of Faith, which continues until Nov. 24, 2013, as a way to help Catholics reawaken and deepen their faith.
The Religious Education Congress was attended by about 350 catechetical leaders, catechists, youth ministers, coordinators of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, adult faith formation coordinators and others interested in catechetical ministry.
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell celebrated the Mass. A variety of workshops, including some in Spanish, was offered. There also were exhibits featuring materials and resources for participants to take home.
The event was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Religious Education.