02 May 2016

Called and Sent: Missionary Discipleship Training

When I served as Associate Director of the Office for Vocations of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, the Office for Vocations took over, for lack of a better phrase, the Catholic Leadership Institute, which had previously been the Christian Leadership Institute. We made various changes to CLI and discerned more changes were needed to better help high school-aged Catholics grow deeper in their faith.

With this in mind, Father Brian Alford, Director of the Office for Vocations, together with Mrs. Becky Bauerle and Mrs. Missy Mark, reformatted the Catholic Leadership Institute into Called and Sent: Missionary Discipleship Training and incorporated various aspects from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki's pastoral letter Ars crescendi in Dei gratia on building a culture of growth in the Church.

A promotional video for Called and Sent was released just a few days and is worth a few minutes of your time:

Called and Sent will be held this coming July 10-15 at the Villa Maria Catholic Life Center in Springfield, Illinois, for which you can download a brochure here.

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