90-minute Vocations Workshop for DREs and Catechists
October 2023 (Stay tuned for exact date and time)
Reviews of new resources for promoting vocations
Interact with catechists nationwide
AMPLIFY is a short, dynamic online workshop to help DREs and catechists to amplify God’s call in their Faith Formation programs.
Short presentations from vocations experts:
Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR
Mother Clare Matthiass was born in Germany and spent her childhood moving from post to post while her father served in the military.
She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, and joined the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (CFRs) in 1998. (Wow–almost 25 years ago!) Her primary mission, like all CFR sisters, is hands-on work with the poor and evangelization.
She was instrumental in producing the film For Love Alone and is the author of the widely-used book Discerning Religious Life and the new children’s series Little Convent in the Big City.
Founder of Vianney Vocations, Sam has worked in Catholic communications for over twenty years, serving hundreds of parishes, schools, and dioceses. Sam edited the influential books To Save a Thousand Souls, Discerning Religious Life, and A Living Sacrifice and has developed many other vocation resources used in Catholic schools and parishes.
Sam has degrees in English Literature and writing from Berry College and also attended Franciscan University of Steubenville.
He lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife Michele and their children and attends St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral parish.
Amy Lowe is a Catholic educator who has worked in local parishes, as well as the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Grand Island.