Walking through the Rite of Christian Initiation 

A presentation for parishes who want to begin the process of Christian Initiation with its implications for parish life and for catechumenate teams who want to deepen their understanding of the Rite of Christian Initiation. This workshop includes practical suggestions that includes music and liturgical environment. 

This workshop requires one full day that should include a meeting space for discussion, worship space with an organ or piano and includes a lunch break for participants.  

Denise Morency Gannon 


The Ministry of the Reader: A Well Trained Tongue

“The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Morning after morning God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” Isaiah 50: 4

What prompts a person to leave the pew within a worshipping assembly and volunteer to proclaim the God’s word as a reader? The reasons vary with every person’s story. Whatever draws you to this ministry, know that God will accept your motivation and accomplish the goal of speaking to people’s heart through your ministry. God depends on your growing love and passion for the word of God to take root in your own heart so that God’s voice will be the one that the assembly hears when you proclaim God’s word. 

A workshop for ministers of the Word for St. Clare Parish in Westerly, Rhode Island, 2012. 


THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL, 50 YEARS LATER The Conciliar Documents and their Implications in Our Post-Modern Age  

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.  This prompts three principle questions in this Year of Faith:

1. What happened at the Second Vatican Council?

2. How did the documents that the Council produced impact the church in the modern world from their inception until now?

3. What does the Second Vatican Council mean for Catholic Christians as people of faith in this time and place?

A presentation for parishes, schools, catechists and faith formation teams, pastoral councils and ministry leadership groups. 

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