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GalileeU Small Group Facilitator Training Sessions

GalileeU is training for ordinary Catholics who want to live extraordinary faith.

These training sessions are opportunities for you to go deeper in your faith and learn how to share your faith with small groups, friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.

Come find the more Christ longs to give you.


More Dates Coming Soon for 2024

All sessions are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration opens at 6:30p.m. 


Registration is required.
There is NO cost for registration for these sessions.


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GalileeU Session Descriptions


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  Small Group Facilitation Training

Whether you are a new small group leader, a leader-in training, or a veteran leader wanting to brush up on skills and best practices, this session will help you to hone your facilitation skills, learn how to respond to challenging small group situations, and explore ways to build your small group into a community which helps people fall in love with Christ, follow as disciples, and help others do the same.

  The Mission of the Church: Mission Essentials

It's not so much that the Church has a mission, as that the mission has a Church. In this session, we explore the essentials of this mission, how to get or stay on mission, and tools/resources for the mission.

  Accompanying Others in the Ways of Discipleship

Discipleship grows in relationship. Do you know how to meet people where they are and accompany them to the destination of a lived discipleship? This impact session is basic training for how to: person-to-person discipleship.

  Evangelizing Family, Friends, and Co-workers

When we know not just with our heads but with our whole being how much Jesus loves us and the gift he’s given us in the Church, we can’t help but want this for everyone we love. Those we are closest to are often the most difficult people to reach with our faith. This training will equip you for how to meet them where they are and invite them to their next step on the journey to a lived relationship with God and the Church.

  Welcome & Engagement Training

If a new person came to your church, would they feel welcomed, engaged, and loved by Christ and your community? This training provides practical tools to help you make your parish a place where every person is seen, known, and loved.

  Sharing Your Story

Every disciple has a story of how they have experienced God in their daily life. The world needs your story, and God longs to bless others when you share it. Come learn how to recognize and share the stories of God's loving action in your life.

  Sharing the Great Story: Practical Ways to Tell the Good News


The great story of God’s plan for His people has been told through the centuries and we, as missionary disciples, need to be able to tell it to others in a simple and genuine way. This session will equip you for sharing the Kerygma (the great story of Christ), and help you tell how the great story of Christ’s love has come alive in your life.

  How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion

This session will give you practical tools for both listening to understand where someone is in their journey and inviting that person to take the next step closer to Christ and his Church. Author Sherry Weddell calls this form of listening evangelism “the most fun you can have legally.”


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  School of Prayer: Discernment of Spirits

Discernment of Spirits is the prayerful practice of listening to our interior movements or the stirrings of our hearts to follow God’s will for our lives. This session will help participants listen for, discern, and respond to God’s promptings in their daily prayer.

  School of Prayer: The Disposition of a Missionary Disciple

Prayer is as essential to the disciple on mission as breathing is to life. This experiential learning session will help you practice daily prayer in light of the tradition of the Church, including how to relate to and listen to God as we seek to live as missionary disciples.

  Finding God in the Daily Tasks

This session explores how to live our call to engage in the ordinary circumstances of family, social, and professional life and “work for the sanctification of the world from within as a leaven.” (Lumen Gentium #31).

  Fruitful Catholic Discipleship

We often hear that we are all "called to be disciples" and "to make disciples", but what does this actually look like? This session introduces the Anatomy of a Catholic Disciple as a process to help you get to know Jesus better, follow him more closely as his disciple, and help others do the same.

  Praying the Mass Fully, Actively, and Consciously

The Mass is not a spectator sport. In the liturgy, we actively remember and participate in the offering of Christ’s Body and Blood for the redemption of the world. This session explores how we can more fully participate in this mystery, and pray the Mass for all its worth.

  Living Catholic Social Responsibility

Learn how to engage in the social issues of our day through the wisdom and practice of Catholic Social Teaching.

  School of Prayer: Praying Together as Spouses

It’s no secret that Catholic couples struggle to pray together. In this session, learn simple, practical tools for beginning and deepening a life of prayer together.

  Cultivating a Home of Discipleship

Parents are the first teachers of our Catholic Faith. Learn practical ways you can model discipleship and structure your home life to bring your children up to be happy, healthy, holy disciples, who will continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus and His Church into adulthood.

  Cultivating a Heart for Least

Jesus went to those on the margins and loved them as they had never experienced before. As a missionary disciple following in the steps of the Master, we will learn what it means to love and truly see those on the margins of our own neighborhoods, workplaces, and community. Participants in this session will seek God's grace to stretch their hearts to love the lost, the least, the last, and the lonely.


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  Evangelizing Apologetics

Do you know people who say, “I would be Catholic, but I just can’t believe _____”? Have you ever been at a party where Catholicism is brought up, but you do not feel confident to share the beauty of the Faith? Join us to learn how to firmly and gently explain the reasonableness and truth behind what we believe as Catholics, inviting others to walk with us in the Truth incarnate, Jesus Christ.

  Explaining the Eucharist

In this session, learn what we believe about Holy Eucharist, its centrality to our relationship with Jesus, common misconceptions or questions about these teachings, and how to charitably discuss and defend these truths with others.

  Answering: How can I trust the Church?

In this session, learn about the sources of the Church’s teaching authority, how we know we can trust the Scriptures and Tradition, and how to charitably dialogue with those who may perceive the Catholic Church as a series of man-made beliefs.

  Answering Atheism: The Case for Belief in God

In this session, learn how the existence of God can be known rationally (even without belief), how to charitably dialogue with those who may not believe in God, and how supernatural faith enhances our knowledge and love of God.

  Faith & Science

Learn the Church’s understanding of Science and Faith, common misconceptions or questions about Church teaching about Science, and how to charitably discuss and defend these teachings with others.

  The Catholic Response to Transgenderism

In this session, learn what the Church teaches about the human person, particularly the truth of sex and gender, how to cultivate empathy for those who struggle with their identity, and how to charitably advocate for a culture that acknowledges and affirms the truth of our creation.

  Salvation History in Scripture

Catholicism is a Scriptural faith - there is nothing we believe that is not grounded in the Sacred Scriptures. More importantly, being Catholic is about living the great story of redemption found in the Bible. Join us to learn about this story, what it means for you, and how you can live it daily.


  Basic Training: The Catechism of the Catholic Church & Sacred Tradition




GalileeU Schedule - All Upcoming Events

GalileeU Schedule PDF


Saturday, September 16, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Greenfield, WI

My Parish Matters Training


Called & Gifted at St. William Parish in Waukesha, WI - English & Spanish Workshops offered Simultaneously

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Register - SPAN

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Greenfield, WI

My Parish Matters Training 


Friday, December 1, 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023 - location TBA

Devoted Mom's Retreat

Register - link coming soon


Arrive 6pm Wednesday, July 31 -  Depart at 2pm Sunday, August 4, 2024, at Schoenstatt Retreat Center in Waukesha, WI

Healing the Whole Person: Into the Deep

Register - link coming soon


More Dates and Locations for 2024 TBA

  • Called & Gifted Workshop
  • "Devoted" Retreats and Workshops

In your Baptism and Confirmation you received gifts that our world needs. Do you know yours?

These gifts of the Holy Spirit, called charisms, are important clues to the particular mission God has for you. There is no greater joy than living by His grace in the blessed intersection of your gifts and the world's need! Join over 100,000 Catholics around the world who have begun to discern their charisms through the Catherine of Sienna Institute's Called & Gifted workshop

Every Catholic marriage and Catholic family needs moments of enrichment, renewal, and a deeper understanding having Christ at the center. These "mini-retreats" and workshops are designed to help married couples encounter Christ in a deeper way through the great gift of their sacramental marriage. Retreat and workshop themes include: Theology of the Body, Forgiveness, and Parenting.

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