The Catholic Foundation in April 2018 provided an education grant for a one-day workshop, “Families at the Center of Faith Formation,” featuring John Roberto, a national leader in the area of family catechesis.

He shared practical ideas and suggestions with 100 representatives of 42 parishes in the Diocese of Erie. The faith formation leaders were able to immediately use the information in their ministries with parents and families in the Diocese of Erie.

Sister Nancy Fischer, SSJ, director for small faith communities and interim director of religious education in the diocese, arranged the program. “Funding from the Catholic Foundation made it affordable for people in parishes to attend,” Sister Nancy says.

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