The 10th Annual Gainesville Area Faith Formation Day

Abiding by the Eucharist of the Lord

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville for the 10th Annual Gainesville Area Faith Formation Day. This spiritually enriching day is dedicated to deepening our connection with the Eucharistic Lord. The event is open to lay Catholic adults, clergy, and ministry leaders who seek to strengthen their faith and understanding of the Eucharist.

Schedule for the Day

  • 9:30 a.m. | Doors open
  • 10 a.m. | Opening prayer and remarks
  • 10:15 to 12:15 p.m. | Part I
  • 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. | Part 2
  • 2:15 p.m. | Closing reflection and prayer

Registration Details

Take advantage of our special group rates: 3/$60 or 5/$100 from the same location or $25/person. Your registration includes a light breakfast, a delicious lunch, and a refreshing beverage to keep you energized throughout the day!

Register now by visiting If you plan on using the special group rates, please choose the “bill the parish option.”

Choose from the following inspiring topics:

Abiding with Jesus: The Gospel of Matthew

Presenter: Pat Cook, M.A.

In this workshop, Pat Cook will explore several themes found in Matthew’s Gospel, including the Sermon on the Mount, Building on Rock, and the connection with the Old Testament. This workshop is a great way to abide with the Lord through reading, studying, and reflecting on the Sacred Scriptures.

Basic Certification (Level 1) Liturgy & Sacraments

Presenter: Matt Kozicz, ECHO Apprentice

Delve into the essential aspects of liturgy and sacraments to enhance your understanding and practice of the Eucharist. This workshop will provide a deeper appreciation for the role of liturgy and sacraments in the Catholic faith.

Presenter: Erin McGeever, M.A., M.Ed.

Discover the legal aspects of catechesis and religious education while exploring innovative ways to engage students using games in the classroom. This workshop is ideal for ministry leaders and catechists who want to enhance their teaching methods and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Take, Bless, Break, Give: Claimed by the Eucharist

Presenter: Alex Groppe, Ph.D.

Join Dr. Alex Groppe as he leads participants through a reflection on the four action verbs of the Eucharist: Take, Bless, Break, and Give. This workshop will help you deepen your understanding of the Eucharistic Lord and strengthen your focus on the significance of these actions.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in faith and understanding of the Eucharistic Lord. Reserve your spot today for a day of spiritual enrichment. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

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