Parish Catechetical Leader Training

Luminary is a professional leadership training & coaching for Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCLs) who are entrusted with evangelization and catechesis. Monthly sessions are based on The Effective Catechetical Leader series (2017), developed by Loyola Press in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.

Topics covered: Vocation of the Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL), Spirituality of the PCL, Developing Missionary Disciples of Christ, Best Practices for successful leadership, Constructive ideas for managing conflicts, Recruit, encourage and retain successful catechesis and Effective evangelization and catechesis in a diverse church.

The 2024 Luminary Cohort will open registrations on January 1st 2024. If you have any questions, please contact your regional coordinator (contact information is below).

This is a 6month program that begins with a 3-day retreat on March 12-14 and ends with a final session on Aug. 6th.

Please see the Luminary Calendar for complete details. View Calendar of Sessions Here! (PDF Version)

You can find all the registration details at the ADLA store. Register Here!

Please contact your regional coordinator for more information:

Our Lady of the Angels Region: David Lara

Santa Barbara Region: Juan Pablo Garcia

San Fernando Region: Dana Couso

San Gabriel Region: Nancy Nazarian-Medina

San Pedro Region: Terri Palmer

For general information: