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February 8, 2017
  
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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FOR ALL MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS
     Rise-Up! Men's Conference 2017

CATECHIST FORMATION
     Catechist Formation Calendar
     Prayer Intentions
WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS
     Small Christian Community Summit
FAMILY MINISTRY
     National Marriage Week Events
     Joyful Again
     Amoris Laetitia
     Marriage Preparation Calendar
YOUTH MINISTRY
     "Return to Me" Young Adult Event
     E3: Youth Ministry
     Vocations Annual Workshop
     Young Women's Retreat
     Events Calendars
SLFL STAFF
For All Ministry Professionals
RISE-UP! MEN’S CONFERENCE 2017 SAVE-THE-DATE…
Save-the-date and begin promoting our second-annual diocesan-wide Men’s Conference, Rise UP!... This year’s event will be hosted at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, 03 June 2017. Here is a Save-the-Date Flyer for dissemination, click here.

 
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Catechist Formation Update
 
For more information, please contact:
tevans@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4912
eruiz@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4880


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Whole Community Update
SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT

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Family Ministry Update
 

NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK
This is National Marriage Week!  What have you done for your marriage today? The week is celebrated February 7-14.  And what better way to wrap up the week than by celebrating the…
 
Annual Mass for Marriage! 
All married couples are invited to St. James Cathedral on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00am to celebrate Mass with Bishop Noonan.  There will be a reception immediately following Mass, with an opportunity for a photo with the Bishop.  Please click here for flier or click here to RSVP.

Fully Engaged Training
Strengthen marriage ministry in your parish by sending couples to become Fully Engaged mentor couples!  Fully Engaged is a premarital inventory similar to FOCCUS.

 
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Where: St. Peter Catholic Church
359 West New York Ave. Deland, FL 32720
Check in: 8:30am, Training from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Fee: $50 per couple
includes materials, light breakfast, and lunch

 
If you would like to attend this training, please Register Here.
 
Please contact Lynda Monckton at 407.246.4882 or lmonckton@orlandodiocese.org if you would like more information about the Fully Engaged inventory or parish-based Marriage Preparation.

 
“Together in Holiness”– An Inspiring Event for Couples!
March 11, 2017 * 11am-6pm
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Please click here for more information.
Learn more and register at www.TogetherInHoliness.org
 
Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan
Seven-day virtual (at-home) marriage retreat based on Amoris Laetitia (Pope Francis) and Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (USCCB).  Click here for more information.
 
Please check your local parishes for any additional activities.

 
JOYFUL AGAIN
When you have lost a loved one and would like to be Joyful Again:
After years of marriage and family life the death of a spouse often leaves one confused and unsure of how to move forward.  No one seems to understand the stumbling blocks you face.  Putting on a good front just doesn’t seem to comfort you.  Do you want to move forward with your family while still treasuring your memories?  Joyful Again is a national two-day retreat program that will bring understanding and hope to help you with your life’s new journey.  Next retreat scheduled for March 25, and 26th at San Pedro.  Contact us at JoyfulAgain-Orlando.org
 
AMORIS LAETITIA, TOWARD A BETTER EDUCATION OF CHILDREN: PASSING ON THE FAITH
Raising children calls for an orderly process of handing on the faith.  This is made difficult by current lifestyles, work schedules and the complexity of today’s world, where many people keep up a frenetic pace just to survive.  Even so, the home must continue to be the place where we learn to appreciate the meaning and beauty of the faith, to pray and to serve our neighbor.  This begins with baptism... Faith is God’s gift, received in baptism, and not our own work, yet parents are the means that God uses for it to grow and develop.  Handing on the faith presumes that parents themselves genuinely trust God, seek him and sense their need for him...This means that we need to ask God to act in their hearts, in places where we ourselves cannot reach...”couples and parents should be properly appreciated as active agents in catechesis...Family catechesis is of great assistance as an effective method in training young parents to be aware of their mission as the evangelizers of their own family.”
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  1. Relatio Finalis 2015, no. 89. 

For more information, please contact:
lmonckton@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4882
emiro@orlandodiocese.org, (407) 246-4930
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Youth Ministry Update
"RETURN TO ME" YOUNG ADULT EVENT
Thursday, March 9th 7:00pm-10:30pm
San Pedro Retreat Center

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart” Joel 2:12

Save the date! Join Bishop Noonan on March 9th for dinner, a keynote, workshops and adoration. Learn more about entering into the season of Lent. All young adults ages 18-40 are welcome! More info on the Facebook event page! Click here.


 
E3: YOUTH MINISTRY
March 11, 2017 9am-3pm
Nativity Catholic Church
Join us for this training to enliven, equip and empower adults to serve our youth! The workshop will intentionally rally and train adults to volunteer for youth ministry, focusing on the four areas of human formation.  This is an opportunity for Youth Ministers to accompany their ministry team in a day of formation and fellowship, but it’s also open to everyone wanting to learn more about ministering to our young church.  We encourage you to welcome adults who are not yet members of your parish ministry team, as well as your current ministry team members. Please note: This opportunity is made to be hosted in various deaneries throughout the diocese—email kzeiler@orlandodiocese.org if that interests you.   Click the image below for more information about this opportunity, and a link to register!



VOCATIONS ANNUAL WORKSHOP
April 22, 2017 9am-2pm
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

Inspiring young people to consider their vocation! Register here! Register here! 




YOUNG WOMEN’S RETREAT
April 28-30, 2017
San Pedro Retreat Center
“Fiat- Let it be done!” A retreat for Catholic women ages 13-18, to deepen their faith, learn more about he lives of religious sister, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. Contact Sr. Kathleen: kpower@orlandodiocese.org, or go to the Eventbrite page here


 
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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
407.246.4912

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


Edna Quiñones
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4865

    
   
   

 



 

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