We can now add “award winning” to our name!

Congratulations to Family Formation for being named the 2012 winner of the New Wineskins Award offered by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership!

This award is designed to:

  • highlight and celebrate extraordinary achievement occurring in parishes (or parish clusters) in the ministries of evangelization and catechesis.
  • share successful initiatives that may benefit other parishes.
  • encourage continued creative innovation in parish catechetical and evangelization efforts.
  • reflect the spirit of the “new evangelization” promulgated by Pope John Paul II and the General/National Directories for Catechesis.

To qualify, the parish ministry must exhibit:

  • a strong catechetical and/or evangelization dimension;
  • innovative qualities;
  • a history or track record of at least three years;
  • a demonstrated record of effectiveness;
  • fidelity to Scripture and Church teaching.

Thank you to Katie Dubas from the Fargo Diocese for nominating us and for the NCCL for recognizing our work!

Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.

Matthew 9:17


  1. Woo-hoo! Congratulations on your award! Keep up the good work. We’re looking forward to another fruitful year in the fall!

  2. So proud of all of you. It has been a great blessing to be associated with all of you and the great Family Formation Program. Rick

  3. Congratulations! May God continue to bless all of your work and that of the parishes engaged in Family Formation. God’s will be done!

    Mary Nawrocki

  4. I am so thrilled Church of Saint Paul has been recognized for their evangelization! You have helped our parish grow the past four years, and we are thankful to have you as a prayer/spiritual advisor. Blessings.

  5. What a great honor for the Church of Saint Paul. What a blessing Family Formation has been for St. Catherine’s parish for the past six years. Your guidance and prayers have been a big part of our success. Blessings. Gayle Coles

  6. Congratulations to everyone at St. Paul’s who put their heart into making Family Formation the best possible. The fruits of you labor have been recognized. St. Paul’s is so deserving of this award. We at Sacred Heart are excited for you.

  7. Very awesome! I’ve been saying all this stuff for years. So glad that you’re finally being recognized for all the fantastic work you’re doing!

  8. Congratulations on this “New Wineskins Award” Your team is very deserving of this. Our parish is reaping the benefits of your work!
    Thank you!

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