Foster the Good

Realizing that ministry has radically shifted in the past year, the Office for Evangelization, the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life, and the Office of Social Ministries are presenting a new monthly speaker series:  Foster the Good.  In his Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti (paragraphs 77-78), Pope Francis writes that we are all constantly presented with new opportunities to care for our brothers and sisters.  He encourages us to act locally, out of a sense of fraternity, and as part of a community.  Those that serve the church:  Youth Ministers, Social Ministers, Campus Ministers, and Volunteers, have found themselves pushed in new directions, and this series looks to build up the skills needed to truly serve the Church in this particular period of time.


The last week of each month will feature a lunchtime speaker who will present on a relevant issue or method of ministry.  Following the event, we’ll post online references and guides for how to utilize the topics discussed.  Additionally, we’ll provide training opportunities for people who want to further learn and grow in these areas.


Our next Foster the Good session will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 with Jen Settle, from Theology of the Body Institute, discussing theology of the body. Jen has been part of the Institute since 2008 serving as Certification Course Manager and Managing Director. She now serves as the Director of Programs for the Internship, Certification, and Clergy Enrichment Programs. She teaches TOB throughout the country. In 2017, Jen became a Consecrated Virgin in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and credits Theology of the Body as integral to discerning and forming her in her vocation.

Click here to view past Foster the Good Sessions.


Click here to register in advance