ECF and Family Life: Making the Connection

The 2015 World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia, September 21 – 27. Catholics from all over the world will come together to pray, reflect and learn what it means to be a “family of faith” in the 21st Century. With the coordinating theme “ECF and Family Life: Making the Connection,” the Archeparchy’s Office of Religious Education (ORE) will present a workshop for catechists and interested adults Saturday Aug. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, Pa.

Principal presenter Ann M. Koshute, MTS will give suggestions on how the Catechists can communicate better with the parents of our ECF students, involve them in the program and help them keep the faith alive in the home.

Ann Koshute is a Byzantine Catholic speaker and writer, focusing on marriage and the family as Domestic Church. She holds a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family Life in Washington, D.C. She is an adjunct faculty and instructor of Theology at St. Joseph College and Immaculata University respectively, and is an instructor for the Archdiocesan Catechetical Ministry Institute at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia). She and her husband are members of St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg, Pa.

A complimentary copy of “Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox” will be given to all participants. To register,  click this event brochure and registration form via e-mail to


9:30 a.m. Registration/Coffee
10:00 a.m Prayer & Introduction
10:15 a.m Session I: ECF & Family Life – Ann Koshute
11:00 a.m Break
11:20 a.m. Session II: ECF & Family Life – Ann Koshute
12:05 p.m. Box Lunch
12:45 p.m. Session III: Catechesis & Technology – Leia Shilobod
1:00 p.m. The Catechist Toolbox, Take it to the Next Level – Sr. Marion Dobos
1:15 p.m. Beyond the Catechist’s – Toolbox – ECF Coordinators
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. Report on Spring 2015 – ECED Meetings
2:30 p.m. Announcements – Sr. Marion