Tag Archives: formation

New Year Resolutions? What about Catechetical Modules?

Do you have your catechist certificate yet?  No?  Well, here is a chance to attend  classes to help you be the best catechist you can be.   Four Modules will be taught on Saturday, January 28th (8:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) at St. Michael Catholic Church (1801 Sage, Houston, TX  77056).  The four modules include:  Enculturating Catechesis, Vocation of the Catechist, Family: The Domestic Church and Introduction to the Catechetical Framework.  You must pre-register.  No registration will be allowed at the door.  See you there!

To register, go to http://archgh.cvent.com/catmod2016-17

RCIA Workshop on Conversion – November 19th

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The Office of Worship is holding a day of reflection for parish RCIA teams on November 19th with Dr. Jerry Galipeau from World Library Publications at St. Cecilia Parish.  Early-bird registration ($30) will close on October 28th and regular registration ($35) will close on November 11th. They will also take walk-ins ($45) if space allows. You may register online here:




As of July 1, 2016, the following modules will no longer count as modules.  Please stop teaching them. If you teach these old modules after July 1st, they will count as electives.  They are:

Cultural Perspectives

Role of the Family

Teaching Different Learning Styles

The new modules replacing these will be taught at this year’s Festival of Modules to be held on Saturday, July 23rd, here at St. Dominic Center. https://archgh.cvent.com/FestivalOfModules2016

Evangelizing Catechesis


Great tool—Had to share!  “In 2000 the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders commissioned a series of twelve articles to explore central themes from the General Directory for Catechesis. In 2015, the NCCL Evangelization Committee invited twelve catechetical leaders to revisit the original twelve articles and offer contemporary reflections on the original themes. Throughout the first half of 2016 we will be presenting the original article with the 2016 article. We invite you to share your reflections on both articles in the Comment Section after the articles.”  http://www.21stcenturycatholicevangelization.org/feature.html

“Merciful like the Father”


(Taken from the USCCB website) How can we show others the mercy of God? We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God’s mercy. To explore the different ways that you can live out that mercy every day go to: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/index.cfm