Modeling a Community of Faith

Workshop for Parish Pastoral Councils

Contact Liza Peters to schedule 

9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Liza Peters and Lisa Orchen


The parish is a community of individuals and households who believe in Jesus, follow the Gospel and try to live as faithful disciples in our contemporary society.  Those in parish leadership must be about the task of continued renewal and root their shared work in prayer. This workshop will explore how the parish pastoral council becomes and models a community of faith, looking at the centrality of prayer in the work of the parish council and utilizing the consensus model of decision making.  The day includes a continental breakfast, Mass and lunch can be scheduled at a time that fits your parish pastoral council’s needs.  Offering:  $40/per person.

For more information, or to schedule a day experience for your parish counsel, contact Liza Peters at or 860.760.9712

Presenter Profile

Liza Peters

Liza Peters has been the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Holy Family since 2011. Prior to joining the retreat team, she spent four years as the Director of Religious Education at a parish in Dayton, Ohio. Liza also lived in community and worked at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, IN. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in West Hartford with her husband and four children.

Lisa Orchen

Lisa Orchen currently serves as the Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She is a certified Catholic chaplain as well as a spiritual writer, parish catechist, and leader of diocesan workshops and retreats. Lisa also works for the STEP program at the University of Notre Dame, developing and facilitating online continuing formation courses in theology and ministry. She has both a B.A. and Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame.