2013 Annual Gathering is June 27 — 29 in Chicago at Techny Towers/Divine Word Seminary.
The theme is "Stirring the Waters: Reclaiming the Missional, Subversive Nature of Baptism" with keynote speakers Ben Stewart and Ruth Meyers, and practical workshops and inspiring worship. Click here for online registration.
In 2013 the North American Association for the Catechumenate (NAAC) will hold its Annual Gathering concurrently with the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission (APLM) in Chicago, IL. APLM is an organization that, among other goals, "champions the centrality of baptism as the foundation for Christian ministry and has worked for the restoration of the Catechumenate within the life of the Church." Link to the APLM website here.
NAAC and APLM will share program and worship, with time for the NAAC membership to fellowship and hold its membership meeting.
Plans for the 2014 Annual Gathering are just beginning. We will meet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver School of Theology. Save the dates of August 5 — 8, 2014. Watch for details here as plans take shape. The Annual Gathering 2014 will offer a wide and rich range of workshops on catechumenal themes and practices.
Brochure for the EventClick here for the detailed brochure of the APLM and NAAC event in Chicago.
Scholarships Available for Chicago Gathering
Please contact Registrar Devra Betts at email@example.com by June 1 if you are interested in a partial scholarship for this event (amount to be determined). Priority given to seminarians, other students, and Mission Developers. And for those local commuters interested in a one-day registration, you may make arrangements with Devra for payment of $125 per day. In addition to emailing her, you can call or text her at 702-232-8383.
Daily Schedule for the Event
1:30 – 3:15 pm Registration
3:30 Opening Worship; Welcome & Opening Remarks
4:00 Keynote Speaker 1
7:00 Affinity/Small Groups
8:30 Night Prayer (followed by Social Time)
9:00 Morning Prayer
9:30 Keynote #2
11:15 Affinity/small groups
3:30 NAAC Meeting
4:30 Free Time
Evening Eucharist with Bishop Jeff Lee
9:00 Morning Prayer
9:30 Keynote #3
11:00 Small Discussion Groups
2:15 Closing Liturgy
3:00 Head for home
Questions and Registration
For further information about the 2013 Gathering, contact one of the following:
Rick Rouse, NAAC President. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell phone: 612-710-7959
Jay Koyle, APLM President. Email: email@example.com Cell phone: 519-852-2203