Catechists, ministers gather

Photos from the annual catechetical conference at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace on Nov. 3. The conference is a yearly gathering for those involved in catechesis and youth ministry in the archdiocese to pray, share and network. This year's theme, "Live Your Faith Boldly," focused on the Year of Faith, declared by Pope Benedict XVI that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Presentations were available in English, Polish and Spanish.
Kim McMillan from St. Celestine Parish, takes notes on her iPad. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Edison Patino, Sylvia Munoz, Jacquelin Maciel and Guadalupe Maciel, parishioners from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish on the South Side, discuss a topic. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Father Anthony Pizzo greets Maria Baltazar from St. Francis of Assisi and Beatriz Corona from St. Francis de Sales. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Emma Valenzuela from St. Anthony of Padua and Maria Melgar from St. Rita of Cascia form a dialogue. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)