Category Archives: Lifelong faith formation

Lifelong Faith Formation Speakers’ List

The following list has been compiled and is still in its formation stages.  It lists for you anyone who has given presentations in a parish or diocese.  This list is still in the making and we are always ready to update.  If you have a particular topic in mind and you do not see it listed here, please contact us at 856.583.6123 and we will be happy to see if that need can be filled.

Thank you so much for your patience.  We hope to organize this list to make it more user friendly and we will continue to add suggestions so that the list and offerings can be broader for everyone.

                SPEAKERS’ LIST

SueAnn Jeral
Pastoral Associate for Lifelong Faith Formation
St. Simon Stock Parish
178 W. White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ 08009
Phone: 609-605-2577

Parenting Issues
 Family spirituality
 Sacramental Preparation
Catechists:  retreat evenings of refection for the liturgical seasons
Scripture and Prayer

Kathleen Rando
Pastoral Associate
St. Mary’s Cherry Hill
112 Dorset Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053

Contemporary Understanding of Mary
Our baptismal Vocation
A Walk Through the Mass
Advent and Lenten reflections
Contemporary Understanding of sin and the sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation

Sister Joanne Burzichelli, RSM
64 Cooper St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Topic:        Sacraments

Sr. Maria Metzger, ssj
Our Lady Star of the Sea
525 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ  08204

Catechist Formation:
Praying with Children
Diving into the Word of God

Days/ Evenings of Reflection
Advent days/Nights of reflection
Lenten days/Nights of reflection
Angels All Around Us
Having Jesus as a Friend
How Do I Know God’s Will?
Discernment and Making Life choices
Discernment in Our Everyday Life
Jesus the Healer
Joseph, the Man Closest to Christ
Mary, the Wise Widow
The Heart of Jesus
The Mercy of God
The Women Who Hung Around Jesus
Who is Your God? Our Changing Images of God
Why Do We Go to Mass?

Marian Apparitions and Their Place in the Church
The Changing Church  How Did We Get to Where We  Are Today

A Day/Evening with a Saint
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Saint John of the Cross
Saint Joseph
Saint Julian of Norwich
Saint Padre Pio
Saint Paul
Saint Teresa of Avila
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Saint Therese and Her Devotion to Mary

Praying with the Scriptures
Praying with our Life Experience
Praying Contemplatively
Centering Prayer

Rev. Gerard Marable
751 Kaighns Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103

Racial Justice
Cross Culture Competency


Joseph Zagarella          Brother Tom Orsorio
609 254 5266                 St. John of God Community Service
                                          1145 Delsea Drive
                                           Westville, Grove, NJ 08093

Confirmation Retreats
Youth Ministry retreats


Sr. Kathy Burton,ssj

Sacramental Preparation Meetings for parents
Evening of reflection for families preparing for First Eucharist
Evening of reflection for families preparing for First Reconciliation
Coaching parents: handing on the faith
The Sacramentality of Family Life

Topics in:  Prayer, Spirituality, Days and or Evenings of Reflection
Specifics should be addressed with the presenters

Sister Ruthann O’Mara, SSJ   Sr. Joannie Cassidy, ssj
St. Stephen’s Convent   Assumption Hall
Pennsauken, NJ    Philadelphia, PA
856-665-5227     215-247-3665
email:    email:

Sr. Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ   Sr. Roseann Quinn, SSJ
St. Thomas Convent    Bishop’s Delegate for Lifelong Faith Formation
Brigantine, NJ
609-266-4153     856-583-6124
email:  email:
The Saints

Staff Building and Personal Spirituality
Sister Marcy Springer, SSJ
Francis House of Prayer
PO Box 392
Rancocas, NJ 08073

Parish Council Retreats
RCIA Retreats
School/faculty Retreats

Personal spirituality
Lectio Divino
Centering Prayer Program
Spiritual Direction
Retreat weekends
7 day retreats

Intern Program for Spiritual Directors
For more program information, please visit the website:

Sr. Kathy Burton,ssj
Who You Are Is How You Pray  
My personality and my prayer life are they related?

Contact the speaker to obtain specific requests or programs

Sr. Margaret Christi Karwowski, OSF (Syracuse, NY)
Topic:  Psalms

Sr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, OSF
109 Colonial Dr.
Shillington, PA
Topic:  Labyrinth

Jane Kopas, author, retired theology, Prof at University of Scranton
Associate Member of the Allegany Franciscans
Topic: Spirituality and Care for Creation

Judy Principe, MA, PHR (Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner)
Woodbury, NJ

Works in team building, career guidance, spirituality
Topic:  “Personality Types (MBTI) and Prayer”

Cathy Ayers
Millville, NJ
Topic:2BOrganized “Organize Your Life” and other titles

Christine Scalfo-Glover, HHC AADP
Vineland, NJ
Eating for Energy
“Sugar Blues”

Roseanna Bodner
Catholic Charities in Vineland
Topic:  “The Dancing Body at Prayer”

Eileen Kozak, RN (OLL Med. Cntr), CMT<CA
Bernadette Schuler
Topic: Aromatherapy
“Watering gardens, Nurturing Our Inner selves”
A women’s morning of reflection

Lifelong Faith Formation: Everyone’s Journey Everyday

Lifelong Faith Formation: Everyone’s Journey Everyday

DEFINITION:   This toolkit, entitled “Lifelong Faith Formation: Everyone’s Journey Everyday,” is designed to be an introduction to the concept of Lifelong Faith Formation (LFF) at the parish level.  A 45-minute to one-hour PowerPoint presentation helps parish folks to understand its meaning, as well as its theology, history and pedagogy.  A definition of Lifelong Faith Formation is provided and explained, as well as a brief history of CCD and Religious Education.  The presentation also provides an overview of nine (9) principles or characteristics of LFF.

The session concludes with a handout or booklet of all diocesan LFF staff with brief descriptions of their particular ministries, including contact information.  They are ready and willing to work with parish staffs and parents on any aspect of LFF.  Some online resources are also named in this booklet for use by parish staff and/or parish communities who are considering new ways to do faith formation for parishioners of all ages.  Questions and conversation then will be welcomed from participants.

The session will conclude with prayer. 

APPROACH:   Call or email Sr. Roseann Quinn, SSJ, Delegate for Lifelong Faith Formation, at 856-583-6124 or  to discuss the particular needs and requests of your parish community.

Schedule a presentation date for “Lifelong Faith Formation: Everyone’s Journey Everyday” for your parish staff, those interested in bringing this new lifelong approach to your parish community, or the parish community itself.  Please call or email Debbie Cutter, Administrative Assistant for Lifelong Faith Formation, at 856-583-6123 or

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   The parish assumes responsibility for publicizing the session locally and for providing an appropriate meeting room with tables and chairs to accommodate the expected number.  A sample of a flyer can be requested from the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation to announce this event via the parish bulletin and possibly email lists or US mail.

Assign a parish contact person to work out presentation details with Debbie Cutter, Administrative Assistant for LFF,

FORMATION:   Beyond this introduction of LFF, continuing parish formation sessions can be arranged with diocesan personnel listed on the handout/booklet.

Parish formation for Lifelong Faith is also available through Lifelong Faith Associates at  Additional resources (videos, books, DVDs) are available through Twenty-Third Publications at or

EXPECTED RESOURCES:   The parish is expected to provide hospitality to participants from the parish (and perhaps, neighboring parishes as well).  The presenter will bring sufficient handouts, based on the number of respondents to the RSVP on the flyer.  This presentation is offered at no cost to any parish, although a trip to Ireland would be nice…

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