FOR ALL MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS
National Black Catholic Congress XII CATECHIST FORMATION
June Clinic 2017
Class 310-C17 Confirmation Catechesis
Cydle 2 of UD-VLCFF
Catechist Formation Calendar
Prayer Intentions WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS
Small Christian Community Summit FAMILY MINISTRY
Pope Francis Received Members of Apostolic Tribunal
Annual Mass for Marriage
Fully Engaged Training
Together in Holiness
World Meeting of Families
Marriage Preparation Calendar YOUTH MINISTRY
"Return to Me" Young Adult Event
E3: Youth Ministry
Vocations Annual Workshop
Young Women's Retreat
THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS XII IS MEETING IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA THIS COMING JULY...
Please disseminate the following promotional materials to your parishioners and others with regards to the upcoming National Black Catholic Congress. This monumental event will gather people from across the nation and around the globe to celebrate the tremendous heritage of Black Catholic faith and culture which has enriched our Church for centuries and continues to do so today. In solidarity with one another, participants will ponder and reflect upon the challenges facing people of faith today. Inspiring presenters, including Cardinal Turkson, will offer insights to help shape the way we evangelize and live out the call of discipleship remembering that the “Spirit of the Lord is upon us” and that we must “act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with our God.” Limited scholarship monies are available based on need. Confidential requests can be made to, email@example.com.
JUNE CLINIC 2017
Time flies; we are already planning the 2017 June Clinic. As you know, every year June Clinic serves as an important resource for the Catholic school teachers and requires a very detailed and customized scheduling process to accommodate several classes and locations around the diocese in a limited time frame.
We need your help to start the process and accomplish the timeline.
4/15/17 Deadline to request a June clinic class 6/16/17 Last day to offer a June clinic class
I am sending you a complete report of your teachers with the intent of helping you in determining the classes you would like to request for the 2017 June Clinic.
If you would like to host a class at your school or parish, please complete the online request using the following link: CLICK HERE.
CLASS 310-C17 CONFIRMATION CATECHESIS
This class is only offered once a year. This sacramental course provides training for parish catechists so that they may lead their parish’s children, youth and adults to truly celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please take this opportunity and register now by using the following link: CLICK HERE
CYCLE 2 OF UD-VLCFF
Registrations for Cycle 2 of the University of Dayton VLCFF will be opening soon. If you plan to participate in the online courses, you will be able to register next week through the University of Dayton, CLICK HERE.
If your parish is interested in running the face-to-face version of these courses, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I may have some very good news regarding this initiative that can benefit your group.
We are working to update our web page to provide easier access to forms and information regarding Catechist Formation. The updates will be available soon.
POPE FRANCIS RECEIVED MEMBERS OF APOSTOLIC TRIBUNAL OF THE ROMAN ROTA
Pope Francis received members of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota on Saturday, January 21, for the inauguration of the judicial year. In his address the Holy Father spoke about the relationship between faith and marriage. The Pope stressed: "the experiences of faith of those seeking Christian marriage are very different." Faced with this situation, he said, "we need to find valid remedies."
Prescribing the first of two remedies, the Holy Father pointed out that young people needed to be trained through an adequate process of preparation aimed at rediscovering marriage and the family according to God's plan. He said, it was therefore necessary that operators and organizations in charge of the pastoral care of the family had the specific skills in order to make preparation more effective for the sacrament of marriage. The fundamental objective of the encounters is to help engaged couples realize a progressive integration into the mystery of Christ, in the Church and with the Church. In this spirit, the Pope reiterated the need for a "new catechumenate" in preparation for marriage. (Pease refer to Familiaris Consortio [No. 66]). Just as the catechumenate is part of the sacramental process for the baptism of adults, so too may the preparation for marriage form an integral part of the whole sacramental procedure of marriage.
The Holy Father's second remedy involved helping newlyweds to continue the journey in faith and in the Church even after the wedding celebration. "You need", Pope Francis stressed, "to identify with courage and creativity, a training project for young married couples, with initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of the sacrament received." The Christian community is called to welcome, accompany, and help young couples, by offering them opportunities and appropriate tools to look after the spiritual life both in family life and in the pastoral programs of the parish.
The Holy Father said, that these two remedies were aimed at encouraging an appropriate context of faith in which to celebrate and live marriage. What was needed, he explained, was to move from a purely legal and formal vision of the preparation of future spouses, to a sacramental foundation. Pope Francis said that this would require "the generous contribution of Christian men and women, who work with priests in the pastoral care of families, in order to build a loving family according to God's plan.
Source: Vatican Radio
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.
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
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.
The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) offers many resources for strengthening marriage and family life. Please go to NACFLM.org to see about membership and the annual conference. This year’s conference, to be held July 23-26 in Washington, DC will offer many helpful workshops and talks by experienced family ministers from around the country.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
I have been contacted by several travel groups about the next World Meeting of Families scheduled to be held from August 22-26 in Dublin, Ireland to see if there is interest in organizing a group from the Diocese of Orlando. If you or anyone in your parish may have any interest, please contact me at email@example.com or 407-246-4882.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com, or go to the Eventbrite page here!
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