Include Us! It's Easier than You Think!
Forming Followers: Not Fans Helping our Youth Meet Jesus
10 Ways That Technology Can Improve Your Religious Education Session
Best practices for including individuals with disabilities and their families in the full life of the Church will be presented.
Sacred Scripture and church documents call us to form the faith of all the baptized, especially those with special needs. And although we echo this view, we wonder how do we invite? How do we welcome or we include them? Where do we start? What are the most effective strategies out there? How do we know if we are ready to work with children with disabilities?
In this webinar, Peter Ductram will discuss the vision of the Church in the United States for catechesis with people with special needs and the effective implementation of that vision. He will share valuable resources to help start and build a more creative catechesis.
This Resource Booklet developed out of the Cultures of Formation conference hosted by the McGrath Institute at Notre Dame in March 2018. . It contains an overview of the conference, links to video recordings of all keynote sessions with synopsis and discussion questions, along with videos of each of the 27 breakout sessions. This is a great tool for exploring the themes of young people, the faith and vocational discernment.
There are two essential questions young people ask during their faith formation: 1. Who is Jesus? 2. How can I get to know him for myself?
Short of giving them a two hour lecture, what can we do to engage young people in practical, inspirational, and innovative ways that help them discover the answers to those questions and in the process actually form a relationship with the Lord? The answer is quite simple: teach them to pray, help them dive into Scripture, lead them to the Sacraments, and give them opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. When we help them do these things (pray, read, receive, and serve), then Jesus becomes far more than a fairytale figure or concept in a textbook. He becomes someone with whom they can have a real, personal, and authentic relationship.
Religious Education has yet to catch up with the ubiquitousness of technology. In this workshop, we will discuss the 10 ways media can enhance our Religious Education sessions—each one with a practical application that can be implemented today! In the end, we will see that technology/media is the real "New Evangelization."
Catechists and teachers play a privileged role in the life of the Church! Tom Quinlan explores the call to be a catechist/teacher and the need to be proclaimers of the Good News of Jesus. Discover 20 practical suggestions to help catechists and teachers become evangelizing difference-makers in their ministry
Learn new ways to prepare youth for the sacrament of Confirmation.
Sr. Janet Schaeffer identififes the characteristics and spiritual needs of our mature adults along with offering practical ideas of how to serve them.
We know the Gospel message is for everybody, but how can we make it more accessible for children and teens with special needs? Discover what our Church teaches about inclusion of persons with disabilities and learn basic skills that catechists and catechetical leaders can use to ensure that everyone can encounter Christ in our Church
During a speech in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, Pope Francis called upon young people to go out and make a mess – Hagan Lío. Dr. Bob Rice and Miriam Hidalgo, primary authors of The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis, will provide insight on how to focus adolescent catechesis toward missionary discipleship and accompany others in the journey of faith, especially among a diversity of cultures today. The 2017 theme for Catechetical Sunday will be "Living as Missionary Disciples." Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. These webinars are offered for us to grow in our role as missionaries.
How can we serve as an evangelizing presence in our parishes and with our programs related to catechesis? This special webinar discusses how we can be a welcoming presence in parishes and ministries
Life & Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design takes an in-depth look at this encyclical and compares it to other Church documents that speak about God's plan for marital love, marriage, children, family, and the community at large. Despite the largely negative response to Humanae Vitae, she shows that this encyclical does not stand alone, but rather, the Church has consistently taught that contraception is intrinsically evil, as evidenced in other Church documents.
Take a closer look at how emulating the Blessed Mother can help bring us closer to Christ during the Advent season and beyond. We will look at the importance of the three R's: reflecting, rejoicing, and responding.This webcast will help you dial down the activities and the noise in your life and develop some good habits that will help re-direct focus on Christ during the hectic holiday season.