Faith Formation Gatherings & Events
The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation gathers people in a variety of ways to equip, train, and serve the mission of the Church and the parishes of the Diocese of Portland.
Whether it's a training or a retreat or a liturgy, the purpose of all of our gatherings is to lead people closer to Christ and build up his Body, the Church.
Different ways to find info about OLFF offerings:
- Click to download a list of the OLFF offerings planned for FY24 (July 2023- June 2024)
- Go to the Diocesan Calendar and search by "Event Type" or by "Office" for the most up-to-date offerings.
- Check out the list below
- You can also find a link here to see faith formation events posted in the diocesan calendar.
September 17 - Catechetical Sunday “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened.”
September 20 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Working with Minors"
October 10-11 - Fall NCCL Regional Convocation - Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT
October 15 (2-3p) - Prayer Service for Healing from the Loss of a Child - Lewiston
October 18 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Circle of Grace"
October 28 - ABIDE for Middle Schoolers - Houlton
October 29 - ABIDE for Middle Schoolers - Waterville
November 15 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Inclusion Framework"
December 9 - Advent Retreat for High Schoolers - Frenchville
December 10 - Advent Retreat for High Schoolers - Brewer
December 20 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Annual Faith Formation Report"
January 17 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Sacrament Pathways"
February 17 (4p) - Rite of Election - Presque Isle
February 18 (4p) - Rite of Election - Winslow
February 18 (5p) - Rite of Election - Portland
February 24 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Ministerial Growth"
March 2 - Catholic Men's Conference - TBD
March 16 - Catholic Women's Conference - Portland
March 20 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Communications"
April 5-7 - Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
April 10 (2-7p) - Inclusion Forum - Falmouth
April 11 (12:30-5:30p) - Inclusion Forum - Calais
April 11 (10a-3:00p) - Inclusion Forum - Caribou
April 17 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Inclusion Initiative"
April 20 - Diocesan Youth Day for High Schoolers - Frenchville
April 21 - Diocesan Youth Day for High Schoolers - Waterville
May 15 (1-2p) - Leader Learning Session "Program Evaluation"