Pastors, pastoral associates, pastoral councils, parish evangelizations teams, staff, and parishioners are invited to participate in a series of evangelization workshops, scheduled throughout the diocese in upcoming weeks.
Sponsored by the Office of Evangelization, the workshops will provide practical tools to aid in evangelizing families in parish communities, and, in turn, enabling them to evangelize others.
The presenter will be Caroline Gambale-Dirkes. A 1993 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, she has been active in evangelization and youth ministry for 23 years.
She was the Eastern Regional Director for Life Teen, Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark, and Director of Evangelization at St. Joseph Church in Hillsborough, N.J. In 2013, she received the National Evangelization Team Distinguished Alumni Award for her ongoing commitment to evangelization.
Gambale-Dirkes has spoken internationally at numerous diocesan rallies, retreats and conferences, including the National Charismatic Leadership Conference, Steubenville Youth Conference, National Catholic Youth Conference, and Life Teen Adult Training Conference. Presently she does multi-generational evangelization.
The first session took place on Thursday, April 16 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville.
Upcoming workshops will be on Tuesday, April 21 at St. Joseph Parish, Somers Point; and Wednesday, April 29 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown.
Both workshops are from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m, and admission is free.
For registration or more information, call 856-583-6170 or e-mail [email protected]