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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 2017-18 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

The two sites for Pathways 2017-18 are St. Mary (Nativity) Parish, Uniontown and St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Indiana. All workshops and the closing retreat are located at the Bishop William G. Connare Center.

 Financial Assistance

The registration is $175.  $25 is due at registration.  Participants are encouraged to apply to the Francis Fund to cover the cost of the balance due.

Applications for a scholarship for Pathways 2017-18 from the Francis Fund are due no later than November 2, 2017.

If your Francis Fund application is rejected by the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation, you are responsible for the $150 balance.

 Contact Information

​If you have any questions, contact the Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry.


Phone: 724-552-2598