Category Archives: Adult Faith Formation/Formación de Adultos en la Fe

Tomorrow: Catholic Campaign For Human Development Collection

For over 43 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.  For a family of four, that line is $24,257 a year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2015.)

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.

 

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious. She was the daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and wife of Duke Louis IV of Thuringia. She is famous for her great kindness and inexhaustible charity towards the poor and the sick. November 19 is the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in the Extraordinary Form.

To learn more, you can go to:

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-11-17

Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin. St. Cabrini is the first United States citizen to be canonized.  She was born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals.  To learn more go to: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-11-13

 

El Gozo del Evangelio – Mas allá de la muerte

 

Tratamos sobre lo que la Iglesia enseña sobre el mas allá. Las cosas del cielo, purgatorio y el infierno.

Scholarships Available

Each year Catholic Life Insurance proudly offers two scholarships worth $2,000 through the Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship Fund.  This scholarship is for Roman Catholics who have attained a bachelor’s degree and are now enrolled in Catholic graduate schools of theology or religious studies.   The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.  The application can be downloaded from www.cliu.com .  If you have any questions, please call 1-800-262-2548.

Dureza de Corazón-El Gozo del Evangelio

 

Les compartimos el tema sobre los desafios y retos que afectan al pueblo hispano y hacen

endurecer el corazon hacia la apertura de la fe.

El Gozo del Evangelio

No se olviden que este y todos los viernes a la 1pm CST transmitimos el programa “El Gozo del Evangelio” a través de Radio Maria Houston. Siempre compartimos con ustedes temas para su formación en nuestra fe católica. Las maneras más fáciles de escuchar es a través de las aplicaciones para tu teléfono inteligente.

Para conseguir la aplicación para dispositivos Apple, pulsa aquí:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radio-maria-world-family/id848153139?mt=8#

Para dispositivos Android pulsa aquí:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radiomaria.v3&hl=en

O también, por computadora, sintonizanos por RadioMariaHouston.com

¡Bendiciones!

Tenemos disponible el archivo de varios programas pasados aquí:

 

Launching the New Curriculum!

 If you have not been trained on the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s new curriculum for grades 1-5, please email us at curriculum@archgh.org .  The new curriculum applies the newest learning techniques and assesses the learner’s knowledge. To date we have held three training sessions for Parish Catechetical Leaders and three catechist training sessions for those who use OSV and Loyola parish books.  The curriculum stems from the Archdioceses’ Catechetical Framework and six tasks of catechesis from the Catholic Church’s catechetical documents. Become familiar with the Four Big Ideas that will stretch across all phases of faith formation throughout the life cycle.  Email us at curriculum@archgh.org   or ask your DRE.

Top Reasons to Become a Catechist

Loyola Press has some great articles on recruiting.  Here is one that states the Top Reasons to Become a Catechist.  http://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2007/06/top-reasons-to-become-a-catechist/

Top Reasons to Become a Catechist

At this time of the year, many Catholics find themselves considering an invitation to become a catechist in their parish. Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education/Faith Formation, Pastoral Associates, Priests, and Deacons are all “on the prowl” seeking out those who have the potential to serve in this role. Perhaps you’ve been invited to be a catechist. Perhaps you know someone who is thinking about becoming a catechist. Or perhaps you are the one doing the inviting. Whatever the case may be, I offer the following reasons for becoming a catechist.

Top Reasons to Become a Catechist

  1. You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.
  2. Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry.
  3. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.
  4. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith.
  5. You have much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists.
  6. Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support.
  7. You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends.
  8. You’ll be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. (You’ll be evangelizing!)
  9. You’ll be handing on a 2000-year-old Tradition that changes lives.
  10. It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations.”

What other reasons would you include?

P.S. If you are considering the invitation to serve as a catechist, please send a comment to my blog and tell me (us, i.e. other catechists) what you’re thinking or ask any questions that you may have. There are lots of great catechists out there who would love to share their thoughts with you about this wonderful opportunity!

About Joe Paprocki  2139 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.