“Catechesis: The Plurality of Methods”: Office of Religious Education to host Catechist Workshop Aug. 14

The Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh’s Office of Religious Education will sponsor a Catechist Workshop 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14, 2021 at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The title of this year’s workshop is: “Catechesis: The Plurality of Methods.”
The Seminary is located at 3605 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214.


Marie Nester, M Ed.
Marie revised the God With Us catechetical texts for grades 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. She also contributed meditations for Journey Through the Great Fast and Christ is Born, published by the Office of Religious Education. Marie is Adjunct Instructor of English at Harrisburg Community College and adjunct instructor at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary. She and her husband Luke are members of St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg, Pa.

Amanda Singel
Amanda received a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, she is the Assistant to the Director of the Office of Religious Education and the Business Manager for the Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education (ECED). Amanda, her husband and son are members of St. John Chrysostom in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Although the Church upholds the primacy of grace, she has a sense of responsibility and sincere educational passion when it comes to catechetical processes and methods. Catechesis does not have a single method, but is open to evaluating different methods. Since the Church does not have a method of her own for proclaiming the Gospel, an effort of discernment is needed so as to test everything and keep what is good.”
(Directory for Catechesis 2020)



9:15 a.m.

10 a.m.
Opening Prayer/Introduction
ECF Past/Present Experiences
& Going Forward —
Group Sharing

11 a.m.

11:15 a.m.
Part I – Marie Nester
“The Traditional

Organizational Structure of ECED & God With Us Online Amanda Singel
12:15 p.m.

12:50 p.m.
Quiet Time – Chapel

1:10 p.m.
Part II – Marie Nester

2 p.m.
Considerations in
Making Changes
Sister Marion and Marie Nester

2:45 p.m.

3 p.m.