Dr. White proposes 5 "new" models for the delivery of faith formation programming in our parishes. Beginning at slide 7 you will see the information shared by Dr. White.
Our gathered Catechetical leaders both on Thursday evening and Friday morning had very lively conversation about how these models for catechesis (and others) may or may not work in our particular settings. As a result of our conversation several Catechetical Leaders began planning to gather post our meeting to discuss further how they might use this new information to come up with plans for their individual parish settings. My desire is to gather all catechetical leader again in June for an opportunity to continue our discussion about alternative models for catechesis. I challenged those leaders present to look at making a small change this coming year in the way they deliver faith formation program so as to better reach families.
St. Francis of Assisi and St. Ambrose parishes have generously donated the following books for you to give to your catechists. Act soon if you desire to distribute any of these titles to your catechists. The supply is limited as you can see! The titles and the amount of books I have left can be found below : Why Be Catholic - by Michael Leach (34)
Habits of the Soul - by Linda Perrone Rooney (24)
Perfectly yourself - by Matthew Kelly (14)
The prayer aid and two alternative catechesis model handouts can be found in theApril 2018 folder.
(Click on the words April 2018 to have access to the folder)
NEW INFORMATION - also in the folder you will find an Earth Day Prayer Service
June 8/9 - Formation for Ministry Retreat Christ the King Retreat House, Syracuse - contact Eileen Ziobrowski for details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 14/15 - Catechetical Leaders Retreat, Christ the King Retreat House, Syracuse - Flyer and Registration available soon.
June date - TBA Catechetical Leaders the conversation continues - Alternative Models for Catechesis
June/July - Technology workshop featuring Andrea Slaven Instructional Technologist