Paul Canavese, who is pictured with his wife and daughters, will be the presenter of an online webinar for parish catechetical leaders of the Diocese Oct. 22. Photo from Paul Canavese's Facebook page
Paul Canavese, who is pictured with his wife and daughters, will be the presenter of an online webinar for parish catechetical leaders of the Diocese Oct. 22. Photo from Paul Canavese's Facebook page
The annual convocation for parish catechetical leaders in the Diocese will take place as planned Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, participants will attend via computer. 

The convocation will focus on how to engage families through faith formation in their parishes. The featured speaker will be Paul Canavese, director of the Pastoral Center, a family-owned business and ministry that assists colleagues in the pastoral ministry field.

“Paul will give some practical tools to engage families now and past the pandemic,” according to Denise Contino, director of the diocesan Department of Catechesis, the host of the convocation along with the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Canavese will also discuss resources that the Diocese had purchased for all parishes. 

Another highlight will be the presentation of the Chick McGinty Award for Excellence in Catechetical Leadership. The award is named after Rosemarie “Chick” McGinty, director of the diocesan Office of Catechesis from 1986 to 2003.

Registration details and more information on the webinar may be found at dioceseoftrenton.org/PCL-Convocation or by contacting Debbie D’Agostaro at ddagos@dioceseoftrenton.org.