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SEFL eBulletin 
December 9th, 2015


In This Issue: CATECHIST FORMATION EVENT
YOUTH MINISTERS RETREAT
YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES 
UDAYTON ONSITE COURSES
DCCP UPCOMING CLASSES

 
Secretariat for Evangelization & Family Life
Secretariado de Evangelización y Vida Familiar

Diocese of Orlando 
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A message from the Secretary...
FORMING CONSCIENCE: A CHALLENGE FOR TODAY'S CULTURAL PARADIGM
Being a practicing Catholic can be a difficult in today's secular "anything goes" culture. This is especially true for young people who often lack the consistent structures and stability that reinforce the daily living of our faith. As catechetical professionals we strive to influence this process by modeling or apprenticing discipleship. However, conscience formation is a complex reality which is seemingly different than it was in eras gone-by. Consequently, the SEFL-Team and I are pleased to announce an upcoming Catechist Formation Opportunity on Saturday, January 30, 2016 aimed at helping us understand conscience formation with youth and adolescence. This event will feature Dr. Joseph White, a leading expert on the topic and a longtime catechist formation leader. More details can be found below along with an event flyer for dissemination to your catechists, parents, and other interested adults. The event is free, but registration is required.
 
 
 
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Youth Ministry Update

 

Catechist Formation Update
Update - UDayton Onsite Courses, 2016

Taking Enrollment.  The UDayton Course Introduction to Liturgy is offered in five diocesan locations in Jan-Feb 2016.
 
     Church of the Nativity, Longwood.
     Tuesday evenings. Orientation Jan 5th, 2016

     Holy Family, Orlando.
     Monday evenings. Orientation Jan 4th, 2016

     St. Mary of the Lakes, Eustis.
     Monday evenings. Orientation Jan 4th, 2016

     Church of the Resurrection, Lakeland.
     Thursday evenings, Orientation Jan 7th, 2016

     St. Thomas Aquinas, Bartow.
     Tuesday evenings. Orientation Jan 5th, 2016

To register, visit  (https://vlc-cyc1-liturgy.eventbrite.com)

A parallel course in Spanish, Introducción a la Liturgia, is available in two locations.

     St. Francis of Assisi, Apopka.
     Monday evenings. Orientation Jan 4th, 2016

     St. John Neumann, Lakeland.
     Monday evenings. Orientation Jan 4th, 2016

Registration takes place online (https://vlc-cyc1-liturgia.eventbrite.com)

These 5-week courses examine the meaning of liturgy, delves into Mass as the center of liturgical life, and explores liturgical rites and the Liturgy of the Hours. They answer the question: who does what? and lay out the liturgical year. These courses are beneficial to all in ministry, to ordinary parishioners and to those involved in catechesis. 
For assistance with registration, or to volunteer your parish or school as a potential site for future onsite courses, please contact Mike Becker (407 246-4912, mbecker@orlandodiocese.org) or Tomás Evans (407 246-4931 or tevans@orlandodiocese.org). 

Upcoming Catechist Classes
While there is one more class in December before the holiday break (203 Christology, 12/12/15 at Blessed Sacrament, Clermont), now is the time to register for January classes:
  • 103-S1, Introduction to Scripture, Jan 9th, Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic
  • 201-E8 New Testament, Jan 9th, Prince of Peace, Ormond Beach
  • 204-N6 Sacramental Life, Jan 9th, Blessed Sacrament, Clermont
  • 105-E6 Catholic Moral Teaching, Jan 16th, St. Ann, DeBary

Added Classes
Two classes have been added to the schedule this week:
  • 103-C19 Introduction to Scripture, Feb 13, 2016 at St. Mary Magdalen, Maitland
  • 102-E19 We Believe, Thursdays Feb 18 and 25, 2016, 2pm-5:30pm at Fr. Lopez HS
Visit http://www.orlandodiocese.org//catechist-formation-classes to register.

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:             mbecker@orlandodiocese.org or (407) 246-4912.
 
Scheduled Classes through the end of the
2015-2016 academic year shown below
:
**Please contact the parish to enroll.
Family Ministry Update
Back Next Week
I will be out of the office from Friday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 15.  If you have any marriage related questions during that time, please contact Edna Miro at 407.246.4930 or emiro@orlandodiocese.org
Bible Verse of the Week

They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint
."
Is 40:31
 



 


 

 


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Dennis L. Johnson, Jr.
Secretary, Evangelization & Family Life
407.246.4913

Rev. Ben Berinti

Director, Campus Ministry UCF

Rev. Gaetan Boursiquot
Director, Haitian Ministry
407.246.4921

 

Kimberly (Kimmy) Zeiler
Director, Youth Ministry
407.246.4881

Tomás Evans

Director, Hispanic Ministry
407.246.4931

Lynda Monckton

Director, Family Ministry
407.246.4882

Mike Becker

Manager, Catechist Formation
407.246.4912

Yahaira Olmeda
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4914

Tony Marco
Campus Ministry
, UCF
407-797-9972

Sheila Henry
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4922

Diana Jiménez
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4865

Edna Miro
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4930

Elizabeth Ruiz
Administrative
Assistant
407.246.4880

 

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