Catechetics Conference 2022 – Barbara Matera

Barbara Matera on An Overview of the Directory for Catechesis

At the Institute for Ministry Formation Catechetics Conference 2022, Barbara Matera provided an overview for the 2020 Directory for Catechesis.

Barbara Matera is a catechist for all levels of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and a Formation Leader who trains new catechists. She is a master catechist and lay ecclesial minister for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and holds a master’s degree in religious education from Duquesne University and law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Barbara directed CGS at her home parish, St. John Neumann in Franklin Park, PA, from 2003-2016. She is the author of several articles on liturgical catechesis for Pastoral Liturgy magazine, including “A Cause for Great Hope: The Directory for Catechesis and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” in the July/August 2021 issue and “The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: A Way of Experiencing God” in the 2012 issue. From 2016-2021, Barbara served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

You can watch Barbara’s complete talk as well as the other talks from the IMF Conference on Catechesis 2022 by clicking on the link below.

About the Conference

The Institute for Ministry Formation hosted an online Conference featuring the 2020 Directory for Catechesis.  Experts from across the nation participated in 16 talks on understanding and implementing various aspects of the Directory for Catechesis.  The teaching from these experts is outstanding and you can access the full videos for your ongoing study on Catechetics.  You can survey the full content of the conference through the IMF Mighty Network by clicking here.