Category Archives: Resoundings

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.

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.

The Guidelines for the Celebration of Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities has been Revised.

The recent revision of this document, developed by the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was approved by the full body of the USCCB at their June meeting. View full text at http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/policies/guidelines-sacraments-persons-with-disabilities.cfm or download a pdf version at http://www.archgh.org/media/5921/ca072117guidelines.pdf.

Registration is Now Open for A Place for All 2017-2018.

A Place For All consists of seven all day interactive training sessions designed to teach effective behavior management strategies that can be implemented immediately in a variety of settings. Come have fun while learning how to meet the needs of diverse learners! Choose the Thursday or the Saturday track. Learn more and register online at https://archgh.cvent.com/APlaceforAll2017.

“13 Reasons Why” Netflix Series: What You Need to Know.

During May when mental health is highlighted the following resource-filled article from the National Association of School Psychologists regarding the new Netflix Series titled series 13 Reasons Why is certainly helpful. Read full text at http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators.

How to Preach Like the Apostles by Bishop Robert Barron

Read full text at https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/article/how-to-preach-like-the-apostles/5468/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_term=twitter-barron&utm_content=how-to-preach-like-the-apostles&utm_campaign=article.

Dates to Remember

Many of you are planning next year’s calendar.  Please add these dates to your calendar:

July 24-29, 2017    Basic Formation for Catechetical Formation (BFCL)

August 22, 2017     Genesis

September 30, 2017     Festival of Modules

November 14, 2017     Professional Growth Day

December 5, 2017     Certificate Ceremony

January 20, 2018     Module Workshops

February 1 & 2, 2018     Catechetical Retreat

March  14, 2018     Module Facilitator Training

April 16 & 17, 2018     Mentor Training

June 11-15, 2018     Catechetical Summer Intensive