Watch this three minute video to learn about The V Encuentro.
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
Did you know that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a playlist on YouTube? Take a look. Next time you need a video go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/usccb
Today’s first reading is again about Jonah. At first, he ran away from God’s call. Today, we hear how he listened and answered God’s call. To what are you being called? Do you embrace God’s call or run from it? Why not watch Bishop Barron’s video on Intentional Discipleship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO0H0Cdn3C4
“The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes new materials each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups, schools, and other organizations.” For these materials and more information visit the USCCB website. It can be found at : http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/index.cfm
World Meeting of Families Catechesis Series
The USCCB is excited about the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) being held in Philadelphia in September 2015. We are presenting a series of short articles focused on the WMOF Catechesis Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive and its implications for our daily lives. We will follow the timing suggested by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by exploring one theme each month leading up to the World Meeting.
For more information go to: http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/category/world-meeting-of-families/
“St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them and was equally difficult, which proved a constant challenge to St. Monica. She had three children; Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua. Through her patience and prayers, she was able to convert her husband and his mother to the Catholic faith in 370. He died a year later. Perpetua and Navigius entered the religious Life. St. Augustine was much more difficult, as she had to pray for him for 17 years, begging the prayers of priests who, for a while, tried to avoid her because of her persistence at this seemingly hopeless endeavor. One priest did console her by saying, “it is not possible that the son of so many tears should perish.” This thought, coupled with a vision that she had received strengthened her. St. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrosein 387. St. Monica died later that same year, on the way back to Africa from Rome in the Italian town of Ostia.” (Catholic Online)
“Pope Francis made his intention to travel to the United States for the 2015 World Meeting of Families. . . public on November 17, 2014, in an address to the Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman at the Vatican.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the news. ”