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 Adults. This 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 407-246-4911.
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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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Scheduled Classes through the end of the 2015-2016 academic year shown below:
**Please contact the parish to enroll.
Family Ministry Update
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!
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.
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. “
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