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Catechist Conference 2021

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The 2021 virtual Catechist Conference of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington will convene over Zoom on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. Speakers will be:

Bishop StoweBishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. “Why Black Lives Matter: A Catholic Perspective on Racism” — Bishop Stowe was ordained the third Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington on May 5, 2015. He joined the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation at St. Bonaventure Friary in St. Louis and began studies in philosophy and history at St. Louis University. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in each in 1990 and earned a Masters in Divinity and a Licentiate in Church History from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

Timothy Matovina “Passing on the Faith to Hispanic Catholics”Timothy Matovina is a professor and chairperson of the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent books are “Theologies of Guadalupe: From the Era of Conquest to Pope Francis” and “Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church.” In addition to his scholarly work, Matovina offers presentations and workshops on U.S. Catholicism and Hispanic ministry and theology throughout the United States. His most recent books in Spanish are “Ministerio Hispano: Una introducción” and “María en la fe Católica,” both pastoral leadership publications with Ave Maria Press.

Timothy O'MalleyTimothy P. O’Malley “Real Presence: What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?” Timothy O’Malley is the academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and director of online education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. At the University of Notre Dame, he is also a concurrent professor in the Department of Theology, specializing in liturgical-sacramental theology, catechesis, and Catholic education. He is the author of six books, most recently “Real Presence: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?” (Ave Maria Press, 2021). He is married to Kara and has two children, ages 8 and 4.

Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, OP “Practical Prayers for Extraordinary Educators” Sr. M. Paul McCaughey is a Dominican Sister of Springfield, IL who currently serves as the coordinator for the Catholic Educational Leadership Programs of DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to graduate teaching at DePaul, she was the superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago for almost 7 years following 25 years of Catholic secondary school principalship in Illinois at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School (Springfield) and Marian Catholic High School (Chicago Heights). A past member of the USCCB Committee of Education Advisory Board, she currently provides oversight for several planning initiatives for the NCEA. She holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Quincy College, a MA in Theology from St. Louis University and MSA in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Opening Remarks — 9 a.m.

Bishop Stowe — 9:15 a.m.

Timothy Matovina — 10:30 a.m.

Leadership lunch: “Technology in Parish Leadership” with Father Rob Adams — 11:45 a.m.

Timothy O’Malley — 12:30 p.m.

Final remarks — 1:45 p.m.

To sign up, follow the registration link below.

Venue Name: Zoom
Organizer Name: Rod Stearn