Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Enrichment

The 40th annual Spring Enrichment will be held at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, from Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16th. A total of 136 separate 2-hour workshops and classes are being offered. For schedule, full brochure, registration and other information go to or call the Office of Evangelization, Catechesis & Family Life at 518-453-6630.

While regular registration will close on Wednesday, May 8, when possible we will accommodate walk-in registrations at St. Rose during the program itself. The fee is $12 per class, with a maximum of $108 for 9 or more sessions.
For forty years the Albany Diocese has had an annual gathering each spring which provided attendees with a wide variety of opportunities to find out more about their faith and, if they were engaged in a church ministry, to deepen their skills and understanding of that ministry. With the Year of Faith’s call for Catholics to study and reflect on the work of the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to deepen their knowledge of the faith and renew their relationship with Jesus and his Church, this year’s Spring Enrichment is a wonderful opportunity to do just that with its 136 different workshops and courses spread out over the four days of the conference.
The theme of the 40th Spring Enrichment is "Filled with the Spirit", which is the theme of the third and final year of our Diocese’s three year evangelization initiative, Amazing God. As such the program’s schedule includes a variety of sessions dealing with the Holy Spirit, Vatican II, evangelization and both basic and advanced theological and scriptural topics. There will also be numerous opportunities for spiritual renewal, culminating with a concert Thursday evening, May 16. For most of the four days participants will be able to visit our "Marketplace" and check out the products and services available from various publishers, artists, service providers, crafters, retreat/spiritual centers as well as diocesan offices and programs.