Noted Catholic blogger Margaret Felice reflects on what the post-Holocaust reflections of German theologian Johann Metz might mean for us as Catholic Americans after the events this past weekend in Charlottesville. http://margaretfelice.com/2017/08/16/some-theology-after-charlottesville/
The OEC joins the many voices of those raising prayers to God for all those affected by the attack in Barcelona today.
The statement of the USCCB can be found at https://twitter.com/USCCB/status/898292975708581888/photo/1
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.
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If you have not been trained on the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s new curriculum for grades 1-5, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or ask your DRE.
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.
Take a moment to see which webinars will help meet your needs! For more information and to register visit http://www.sadlier.com/religion/resources/lifelong-learning-webinars.
Go to this website and watch the video at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/index.cfm
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/
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
- You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.
- Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry.
- Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.
- Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith.
- You have much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists.
- Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support.
- You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends.
- You’ll be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. (You’ll be evangelizing!)
- You’ll be handing on a 2000-year-old Tradition that changes lives.
- 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!