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.


On Tuesday, January 26th at 12:30pm, we’ll have our first speaker, Anne Tetor.  Anne is a licensed counselor and for many years worked for Catholic Charities in Fredericksburg.  She runs a private practice and will speak to us about the place of counseling in ministry.  How do you identify good counselors?  How do you know when to refer someone?  How can you support someone in moments of crisis?  Whether you are a paid minister, a weekly small group leader, or a mentor of any type, this topic applies to you.  Following her talk, we will have a Q&A period, and we will also post her video for those who cannot attend.

Every Foster the Good zoom will be open to all parish staff and volunteers, so please spread the word!


Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 932 3863 8043
Dial In Number: 1 929 205 6099