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Catechetical Conference

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened…” (Mt 11:28)

All are invited to join Bishop Timothy Senior and catechists from throughout the diocese on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg for the annual Catechetical Conference. Keynote speaker Colette Lienhard will address “Care for the Catechist’s Soul.” Bishop Senior will celebrate Mass to open the conference, which will include additional presentations, lunch and the opportunity for Confession.

Cost: $30

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2024

Walk-In Registration: $50

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Schedule for the Day

8:00 a.m.                  Doors Open  (Sacrament of Reconciliation available from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.)

8:45 a.m.                  Welcome

9:00 a.m.                  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Most Reverend Timothy Senior, principal celebrant and homilist

10:00 a.m.                Break

10:15 a.m.                Keynote Address: Care for the Catechist’s Soul – Colette Lienhard

11:00 a.m.                Break

11:15 a.m.                Don’t Forget to Wonder! – Mike Creavey

12 noon                     Lunch (Sacrament of Reconciliation available from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

1:00 p.m.                  Faithfully Teaching the Faith and Preparing Future Saints: The Mission and Work of the Catholic Education Center – Colette Lienhard

1:15 p.m.                  Catholic Anthropology: The Full Story of the Human Person – Kathy Alton

2:00 p.m.                  Break

2:15 p.m.                  Keeping the Sabbath Holy – Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC

3:00 p.m.                  Final Acknowledgments and Closing Prayer


If any special accommodations are needed, contact Ryan Bolster at rbolster@hbgdiocese.org or (717) 657-4804 ext. 225.



February 3
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Diocesan Center
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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Ryan Bolster
717-657-4804, ext. 225