Catechists Encouraged to Make Disciples at Annual Conference

“Our job is to take Christ out and reach all those who have fallen away.” These opening words from Peter J. Murphy, PhD, opened his keynote address to the more than 300 men and women who gathered for the annual Diocesan Catechetical Conference on Nov. 9. The event, hosted by the Diocesan Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, was at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg.

Murphy, the Director for Families and Schools of Discipleship Mission Team for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the former Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the catechists gathered that there are really only two things they need to do to evangelize – listen to the Holy Spirit and go do it.