FOR ALL MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS
Thank You Catherine of Siena Institute
Upcoming Ministry Resource Fair
New Ministers' Orientation Webinar CATECHIST FORMATION
Catechist Formation Calendar
Prayer Intentions WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS
Small Christian Community Summit FAMILY MINISTRY
National Marriage Week
Marriage Preparation Calendar YOUTH MINISTRY
Reinventing the Vision of Young Adult Ministry
Ministry Resource Fair
"Return to Me" Young Adult Event
Vocations Annual Workshop
THANK YOU CATHERINE OF SIENA INSTITUTE…
Blessings to all who attended the recent Ministry Professionals’ Gathering and Catechist Formation Opportunity and thank you to the parish community of Sts. Peter and Paul for hosting. I was pleased by the broad interest in the topic and the diversity of participants that took part – priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists and ministry leaders, English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, Haitian, Brazilian, Filipino, etc. Not surprisingly, discipleship-making attracts attention across all genres and cultures; it is the keystone of the Christian Life that once undertaken enables communities to thrive. On behalf of the SLFL-team thank you for taking-part.
We grappled with a lot of information and the data reaffirmed that ministry is a people-centered enterprise, that pastoral outreach is a process, and that relationship-building is essential to establishing a connectedness with Jesus and the Church. How to do this in today’s diverse, one-size-does-not-fit-all, pluralistic environment is a challenge, but the approaches and best practices shared certainly help us rejuvenate our sense of imagination and persistence.
ENGAGE YOUR PROGRAMATIC IMAGINATION AT OUR UPCOMING MINISTRY RESOURCE FAIR…
It is time to envision new programming as you look ahead to the coming catechetical year. One component in this endeavor includes making time to review resources in order to determine what best meets your needs. This event is designed especially for parish catechetical professionals and school administrators and those who help select the catechetical resources you use.
Participants will have the opportunity to…
Meet with publishing representatives and vendors.
Review religion and catechetical programming resources.
Attend various brief presentations from the publishers with regard to their product innovations and uses.
Who should attend?...
Parish catechetical professionals.
School religion program administrators.
Key catechists, parish leaders, school religion teachers and aides.
What will you take away?...
An introduction to the broad array of catechetical programming resources and supports.
Contacts with publishers and vendors.
The good feeling of being on target in your planning…
For more information or to RSVP, please click here or on the flyer above.
GROW YOUR MINISTERIAL PROFESSIONALISM WITH OUR FIRST-EVER, “NEW MINISTERS’ ORIENTATION WEBINAR”...
It is time to try something new and to embrace technology. Consequently, we welcome all NEW (and the VETERAN) ministry professionals to join us for our upcoming MinPro Webinar.
Instead of a day-long program we have decided to test this new approach. Our session will last one-hour (or maybe a little longer, but not to exceed 90-minutes). When you register you will be given a link to connect via the internet from your computer. Space is limited, so if demand exceeds capacity, we will offer additional sessions.
Here is what you need to know…
Login a few minutes early. There is a plug-in that may need to be downloaded to your computer in order to access our webinar-site.
We will begin promptly at 09:30AM.
The session will build-off the content from the Ministry Professionals Orientation I (where we reviewed catechetical guidelines and expectations, diocesan policies, and the Church’s vision of evangelization and discipleship, and had a chancery tour).
This session will provide a drill-down on the particular catechetical services within the Secretariat for Laity, Family, and Life (i.e. whole community catechesis, family ministry, youth ministry, and catechist formation).
Later this spring we will provide a round-table focused on catechetical planning and envisioning.
I hope you’ll give this a try. It provides a way for us to animate leadership without requiring you to travel. This format won’t work for everything, but it will for some things.
We have several classes planned around the Diocese and it is very important to register, especially if you are a school teacher or parish volunteer. We don’t want to cancel any classes due to low participants.
Please take this opportunity and register. To see which classes are available, please check the calendar by clicking here.
JUST A FEW MORE SEATS:
We still have few more spaces in the Ministry and Catechesis Cohort in Spanish that will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena. Please click here to register.
AMORIS LAETITIA CHAPTER 6
In Chapter 6 of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis continues his discussion on accompaniment after breakdown and divorce, including the simplified process for declaration of nullity. He also discusses other situations of mixed marriages and marriages between a Catholic and non-Christian. He closes the chapter with a discussion on accompaniment following the death of a loved one. I suggest taking the time to read paragraphs 244-258.
NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK
National Marriage Week will be celebrated February 7-14. The following are some planned events or activities that can help celebrate and strengthen your marriage.
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 flierorclick here to RSVP.
“Together in Holiness”– An Inspiring Event for Couples!
March 11, 2017 * 11am-6pm * Altamonte Springs, Florida
You are invited to the third annual Together in Holiness marriage conference in the Diocese of Orlando! This event inspires couples to grow together in holiness and empowers parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. It includes dynamic presentations, Mass, Eucharistic adoration, and Reconciliation. Speakers include the renowned “Doctor Ray” Guarendi; Bert Ghezzi, author and speaker; and Mary Caprio of the St. John Paul II Foundation. Registration: $49/couple thru Feb 9th then $59/couple; $29/$35 individuals; free childcare! (limited space). 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.
January 24, 2017 9am-1pm
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Join the Diocesan Communications Secretariat to learn 7 ways to use social media for evangelization. At this event, we will introduce “Sharing Faithful Media,” a new resource for helping parishioners grow in their faith this lent. RSVP to Robert Diaz: firstname.lastname@example.org
REINVENTING THE VISION OF YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
January 30, 2017 7pm-9pm
St. James Cathedral School
This free evening training will ask the hard questions about challenging the modern vision for young adult ministry and seek to offer practical methods for serving the dynamic demographic that is the Catholic young adult. RSVP to Kimmy: email@example.com
MINISTRY RESOURCE FAIR
February 4, 2017 9am-1pm
Holy Family Catholic Church
Discover the latest programming resources available and view select demonstrations on the most current catechetical materials from major Catholic publishers! Register here!
“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 coming soon!
VOCATIONS ANNUAL WORKSHOP
April 22, 2017 9am-2pm
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
Inspiring young people to consider their vocation! Register here!
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