Laity, Family, and Life Updates

We are sifting through the final details of the information just received from the Bishops’ Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis.

 

News for Ministry Leaders

 
Secretariat for
Laity, Family and Life
 
eBulletin 
February 10, 2016
In This Issue:     USCCB PILOT UPDATE
DCCP UPCOMING CLASSES
CELEBRATE MARRIAGE

    FREE YOUTH MINISTRY CLASS

 

Secretariat for Laity, Family and Life
Secretariado de Laicado, Familia y Vida

Diocese of Orlando 
50 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
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USCCB PILOT UPDATE

We are sifting through the final details of the information just received from the Bishops’ Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis. The pilot series “Prayer: The Faith Prayed” consists of eight facilitated sessions based on Part IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Chapters 35-36 of the United States Catholic Catechism for AdultsThis is the last chance opportunity for parishes who are still interested in participating to submit their name. Implementation information will be sent to participating parishes in a few days. For those parishes already committed and those who intend to join, you will need to identify a group facilitator and submit that person’s name and contact information. To sign-up, please submit your parish and facilitator information to djohnsonjr@orlandodiocese.org or call 407-246-4913.

WELCOME TO THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR SLFL TEAM!

Marjorie Durante joins the Secretariat for Laity, Family and Life as our new director of Whole Community Faith Formation.  Marjorie is new to our secretariat, but has been serving our diocese as station director for Buena Nueva for several years. She can be reached at mdurante@orlandodiocese.org or 407-246-4911.
 

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Catechist Formation Update

CATECHIST FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

We continue working to improve our registration process for all DCCP classes and Dayton Face to Face. Our goal is to have an efficient, effective and friendly user system which provides potential students and catechetical leaders a well-organized and fast procedure to register in our classes. If you need assistance with the registration, please contact us. We will more than happy to help you.

University of Dayton
The University of Dayton offers during the Cycle 2 a series of different topics. The cycle 2 is the short one called seminar which consists of only 3 weeks. Here is the list of topics:

  • Designing a Parish Catechetical Plan
  • Marianist Studies: Three Offices
  • Marianist Studies: Virtues for Mission
  • On Bended Knee
  • Our Hearts Were Burning
  • Overview of the GDC and NDC
  • Theological Reflection: Key to Connecting Faith and Life

To register for any of these classes go to: https://vlcff.udayton.edu/calendar/
Some of the seminars are available in Spanish.

Face to Face:
Many thanks to the facilitators and the hosting parishes of the cycle 1 of the Dayton Face to Face program which is almost finish. We are ready for cycle 2 in which we will offer the following:

English

Course offered Location Start Date To register
Theological Reflection Resurrection-Lakeland 02/25/16 http://theological.eventbrite.com

 
Spanish:  

Course offered Location Start Date To register
Introducción

a la Catequesis

St. John Newman, Lakeland 2/22/16 http://catequesis.eventbrite.com
 

 
June Clinics:
We continue preparing June clinics for the Catholic School teachers. In the upcoming week we will publish the complete calendar. If you have special requests for a class, please contact Tomas Evans Director of Catechist Formation at: tevans@orlandodiocese.org or call to 407-246-4912.
 
 


Catechist Formation DCCP Classes
 

To Whom:          Catechists, Catholic School Teachers, and Catechetical Leaders
Cost:                      $15 Registration Form.
Registration:   Ten days before the class meets. All registrations are online.
Class Times:    Classes are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm except where posted.
Contact:            tevans@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4912 or
                                eruiz@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4880.
 
Scheduled Classes through the end of the
2015-2016 academic year shown below
:
**Please contact the parish to enroll.

Family Ministry Update

CELEBRATE MARRIAGE

Happy World Marriage Sunday! This year it happens to fall on the same day as the more popularly known celebration, Valentine’s Day. Every year National Marriage Week leads up to the celebration of World Marriage Sunday on the 2nd Sunday of February. It is an excellent opportunity to honor the gift and blessing of God’s gift of marriage.
You can also celebrate marriage by attending the annual Diocesan Mass for Marriage. It will be held this Saturday, 10:00am in the Cathedral of St. James with Bishop Noonan presiding.  All married couples and their families are welcome!  Please plan on attending whether you have registered or not.  
Click here to Register

Youth Ministry Update
FREE YOUTH MINISTRY CLASS
The National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (NACYML) is hosting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) between February 21-March 19, 2016. The course is about “Being a Church of Mercy.” This course will reflect on our Holy Father’s teachings about being merciful and share resources to help you and your community in this jubilee year. Join hundreds of other ministry leaders from around the world for this free online learning event. Click the image below to register!



 



 



Don’t forget to check out our NEW Youth Ministry Leadership Facebook group!

 

Whole Community Update
BEGINNING NEW CHAPTER
Tomorrow is the beginning of a new chapter and I am very excited about it. Tomorrow I officially will be part of the Laity, Family and Life Secretariat serving in the role of Whole Community Faith Formation Director, and I am very excited for this opportunity to serve our Church in a new way. I look forward to meeting you and learn how we can collaborate together. Although I am sure it will be a learning process, I would love to count on your prayers and support.

Many blessings!

Bible Verse of the Week

Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment. 

Jl 2:13



Registration now available, Click Here.
 


A NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PROVINCE – NCCL IS COMING TO JACSONVILLE, FL.
The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership will be hosted in the Diocese of Saint Augustine. This is a unique gathering of catechetical professionals (parish, diocesan, academic, publisher, etc.). As the hosting-Province we have been given a special-rate as well as some additional scholarship support. 
CLICK HERE to register.




The Diocesan Calendar is now set up to include all Diocesan events. If you have an event which you would like the rest of the Diocese to know about, submit your event to the Communications Office using the link below. Once processed, your event will end up on the main calendar on the Diocesan website, categorized by ministry.
Use the color coded tabs along the bottom to view events pertaining to a particular ministry. We hope this will aid communication about events between different parish communities. Let us know what you think!

 

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Dennis L. Johnson, Jr.
Secretary, Laity, Family and Life
407.246.4913

Rev. Ben Berinti
Director, Campus Ministry UCF

Rev. Gaetan Boursiquot
Director, Haitian Ministry
407.246.4921
 

Tomás Evans
Director, Catechist Formation
407.246.4931

Lynda Monckton
Director, Family Ministry
407.246.4882

Kimberly (Kimmy) Zeiler
Director, Youth Ministry
407.246.4881

Marjorie Durante
Director, Whole Community Faith Formation
407.246.4911

 

Yahaira Olmeda
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4914

Tony Marco
Campus Ministry
, UCF
407-797-9972

Sheila Henry
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4922

Elizabeth Ruiz
Administrative
 Assistant
407.246.4880

Edna Miro
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4930

Diana Jiménez
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4865

 

 

 

 

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