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PCL Check-In Calls

Friday, March 19: PCL Lenten retreat: Kerygma.

What is the Gospel?  Have we really heard it? Can we proclaim it in a way that overwhelms and transforms lives, so that we and others can be brought into a life-changing Encounter that is discipleship?  Join us as we unpack the Extraordinary News this Lent. We will see Jesus Christ on the cross in a transformative way.  Meditations will be guided by Monica Oppermann, our Associate Director of Evangelization. 

Friday, March 19, *NOTE LONGER MEETING TIME: 10-11:15 a,m.  Zoom link here.

Friday, March 5: PCL networking and planning. Recording and notes found here

PCL Service Awards Recap

The full recording of the award ceremony can be found here

COVID-19 Updates from the Archbishop

Additional guidelines for upcoming Lenten liturgies can be found on the link below.

See here and scroll down to view these latest guidelines.

2021: Year of St. Joseph

The Vatican has officially declared 2021 to be the year of St. Joseph. Learn more about what this means here and at our archdiocesan webpage.

“Though you have recourse to many saints as your intercessors, go especially to St. Joseph, for he has great power.” —St. Teresa of Avila    

The Archdiocese of Atlanta will kick off the Year of St. Joseph with a Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Friday, March 19.
What is the celebration of St. Joseph’s table? Find out here.

Plenary Indulgences Available for the Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis Letter

Vatican News Story

St. Joseph Activities Pack

Families Forming Disciples Training

Families Forming Disciples (FFD) is moving forward with plans to supply two additional years of content! Interested in finding out how your parish can implement this program?
Contact Patrice Spirou or Michele McHale-Pickard at OFD.
Past catechist trainings in English and Spanish can be found here

Check out this Facebook group for the Domestic Church: Catholic HŌM--Family Discipleship

New Adult Formation Leadership Cohort

New Adult Formation Leadership cohort starts Sunday, April 11. 

Adults in parish ministry wishing to learn how to design, implement and facilitate adult learning and faith formation as adult faith formation leaders, coordinators, catechists and facilitators, contact Michele McHale-Pickard at

Rite of Election 2021 Photo Gallery

Please note: As of this newsletter, the RCIA newsletter updates will be incorporated here. If you have not signed up for the Faith InFormation Newsletter, see how to sign up here.

Team RCIA Resources

Theme: Implementing the RCIA Adapted for Children
August 4-5 in English | August 6-7 in Spanish

From now until Monday, April 5, enjoy the early bird registration fee of $55 per person for either the English or Spanish event. Seats are limited, so make sure to register today.
Look for LTP's free webinars.

Resource from RCL:
Apprentices in Faith
An online RCIA Program for Adults:

Coronavirus and the RCIA Scrutinies and Presentations

RCIA Open Forum

Upcoming Open Forum: May, TBD 
Topic: Marriage issues that affect the RCIA

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 23: Directory for Catechesis Webinar Series: From Programs to People: Reimagining Adult Faith Formation. Learn more here.
  • Saturday, March 27: Augustine Institute Virtual Bible Conference. FREE. Learn more here.
  • Thursday, April 8: Catechesis as a Missionary Going Forth. Learn more here.
  • Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11: The Way for Women. Learn more here.
  • Wednesday, April 21: World Down Syndrome Day. Learn more here.
  • Saturday, April 24-Sunday, April 25: Safe Haven Sunday. Learn more here.
  • Thursday, April 29: Senior Ministry Check-In Call. Link here.

Save the Date: Southeastern Catechist Conference
Formerly the Atlanta Catechist Conference)

August 12-15, 2021
Learn more here.


To see the latest updates from OFD, check out “OFD Now.”

PCL Facebook Group

PCL Facebook Group: Please feel free to join this closed Facebook group for PCLs in the Archdiocese of Atlanta moderated by OFD for sharing and networking.

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