Confirmation proposal topic of regional gatherings Print
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Thursday, Apr. 30, 2009 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Regional gatherings of parish catechetical leaders in the Diocese of Madison will continue in May with a focus on the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Specifically, those gathered will discuss a new proposal from the Office of the Bishop for regional celebrations of this sacrament, discuss policy requirements and liturgical guidelines, and examine underlying sacramental theology.

Catechetical leaders are free to attend any session, but there is value in attending the same session as neighboring parishes. All interested in this topic are invited.

Register online via the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis Web site at All gatherings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, May 5 -- St. John Vianney, Janesville
  • Wednesday, May 6 -- Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison
  • Thursday, May 7 -- St. Mary, Platteville
  • Tuesday, May 12 -- Bishop O'Connor Center, Madison
  • Thursday, May 14 -- St. John the Baptist, Montello
  • Tuesday, May 19 -- St. John the Baptist, Jefferson