Cultural Offerings

Building a culture requires more than formal catechetical training, which is why CCMA is dedicated to offering people from all walks of life (families, catechists, young adults, priests, and religious) opportunities to grow in the Faith and fold the Catechesis into their lives. Whether through handwork or liturgical arts, parent information classes, retreats, or specialized material-making classes, our “Ora et Labora”™ offerings are designed to strengthen community and preserve a rich and bountiful culture, based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Regional Gathering for Catechists

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Where: CCMA Center, Nokesville, VA

Cost: $30

Join other catechists from private, parish, and school atria in our region for fellowship, inspiration, and practical advice. Hear from experienced catechists and share your challenges and successes in one of the discussion sessions. The day will include time to meet or reconnect with other area catechists, time for personal meditation in the atrium, and an opportunity to work with other catechists. Lunch included.


  • 9:00-9:30: Welcome and mingle

  • 9:30–10:15: Laura Accettullo – The Transformation of the Adult

  • 15 min break

  • 10:30–12:00: Jennifer Miller – Calligraphy and prayer card workshop

  • 12:00–1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00–1:45: Natia Meehan – Group discussion - Freedom and Discipline in the Atrium

  • 15 min break

  • 2:00–2:45: Afternoon breakouts

    • Annie Sheetz – Grace and Courtesy

    • Theresa Bruton – Sharing an Atrium Space with Other Catechists and Summer Preparation

  • 3:00–3:45: Maggie Radzik – Connecting the Child to Work

  • 3:45–4:30: Q&A panel