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 Pathways | Called and Gifted by God for Others

​"In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the people of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19)." - Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium #120
Adult Catholic laity are called to fulfill a critical role in an ever changing world where they bear the primary responsibility for evangelization. Pathways represents the Diocese of Greensburg's long-standing commitment to adult faith formatio​n and nurturing mature discipleship. To this end, Pathways participants are invited to explore what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in our own historical time and place; to know the faith, to make it our own, and to share it with others.
The 2016-17 schedule includes the topics for the twelve evening sessions held at each site. Three workshops and the closing retreat are held at the Bishop Connare Center, Greensburg. The workshops address the vocation, different gifts and the roles of disciples in the mission of Christ and his Church.  The closing retreat offers participants the opportunity to gather together a final time and reflect upon their Pathways experience, their identity as Christian disciples and how they will continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus and be witnesses to the risen Lord.
Pathways is underwritten in part by The Anselm Fund.​​​

 Certificate of Completion

The Pathways Certificate of Completion is awarded to a participant who has attended all 12 sessions, three workshops, the retreat and paid the course fee in full by the due date of the year of registration. From the year of registration, participants have four years to complete the program without any additional cost. Certificates of Completion are awarded at the retreat. A Pathways Certificate of Completion satisfies all requirements for the basic certification of diocesan catechists.

 Pathways Resources

Resource information for current and returning participants is listed below. Returning participants must contact the Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry at 724-837-0901 before making up a class or workshop.

 Course and Workshop Sites

There are two course sites for Pathways 2015-16. The first is St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon, and the second location is St. John de La Salle Parish, Delmont. The workshop is located at the Bishop William G. Connare Center, Greensburg.

The two sites for Pathways 2016-17 are St. Edward Parish, Herminie and Christ the King Parish, Leechburg. All workshops and the closing retreat are located at the Bishop William G. Connare Center.

 2017 Registration

​Participants have three options to register for Pathways:  
  1. Complete the registration process online. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted.
  2. Download and complete the registration form and submit it to the diocesan Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry either by email or postal mail.
  3. Brochures with registration forms included are also available at your parish for those who prefer to use postal mail.

 Financial Assistance

Participants are encouraged to apply to the Francis Fund to cover the cost of the balance due.

Applications for a scholarship for Pathways 2016-17 from the Francis Fund are due no later than November 2, 2016.

If your Francis Fund application is rejected by the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation, you are responsible for the $125 balance.