GLOBAL.diocesan shieldThe cluster of St. Pius X, Solon Springs; St. Anthony of Padua, Gordon; and St. Mary’s, Minong, will host an informational workshop on their faith formation program Saturday, Aug. 23.

Religious education will be offered to all ages for the 2014-15 year. The workshop is at St. Pius X, 11651 S Bus Hwy 53, Solon Springs. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon.

Featured speaker Fran Erling is the founding directress of the Way of the Shepherd Montessori Catholic School in Blaine, Minnesota. She will speak on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, which will be offered for the first time to 3- to 8-year-olds.

Information on the first- through 12th-grade and adult education programs will also be presented. This year, adults will explore the spiritual, moral and intellectual riches of the Catholic Church in the “Catholicism” study series.

Lunch will be served after the workshop; parents and adult students will have the opportunity to chat with the staff of eight teachers. All, regardless of their individual faith journey, are invited to attend.

Anyone wishing to stay for lunch should contact the St. Pius office at 715-378-4431, ext. 3, for a head count. Walk-ins are also welcome.