Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg


The Office of New Evangelization exists
To support parishes in forming
Joy-Filled, Intentional,
Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ
So that On Fire with the Holy Spirit
They will be witnesses that
transform the culture around them.

Resource of the Week: LEAD


190816 LEADThis week's highlighted resource is a workshop series offered by the Diocesen Department of Faith Formation called LEAD.  LEAD stands for Leadership for Evangelization and Discipleship.

Each year the program offers three diocesan-wide events  and several regional workshops geared to train and support parish ministers in their various apostolates to accomplish the diocesan priorities and goals.  The LEAD events help parish ministers to develop their personal and professional skills as well as offer opportunities for prayer and networking with fellow ministers from across the diocese.  There is a great opportunity to learn from each other and for collaboration. 

 Parishes can sign up for LEAD  for an annual fee of $100 for which they can send one person from their designated leadership team, the most of the LEAD events are open to anyone working/volunteering in parish ministry for a nominal fee.

This year's (2019-2020) events include workshops built around the theme of "Holiness is possible by collaborating with God to create one holy moment at a time."  The first of the three diocesan workshops is this weekend, but the other two events are:

March 9-10: The Catechumen's Journey: The Initiation Process  in Lake Plaza

June 17-18: Recognizing the Challenge: Accepting the Mandate to Create Vibrant Parishes in Alex Bay. 

In addition there will be three Easter Regional Events and three Western Regional Events.


For Details, see this brochure, check eNotes the month before events, or contact your regional Catechetical Office.