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When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 7 pm Central Time
Details: Presented by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Assistant Professor, Loyola Institute for Ministry Research who will speak about a book she is writing on digital media.
Contact: Webinars are free and open to the public, but attendance is limited to 100 participants and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to: www.lim.loyno.edu/webinars for instructions for signing in.
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Details: Msgr. Charles Murphy, who has served as pastor of four parishes, distills from the examples of the saint who was commissioned to "Rebuild my Church" and of the pope who took his name ten practical ways we can rebuild the Church in our day. These lessons include a conception of ministry that focuses on one-on-one, personal witness. The lessons also re-emphasize the freshness and beauty of the Gospel, its central teachings, and a preaching that is more sharply focused upon a call to conversion of heart.
Contact: Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/191219465
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Where: Manhattan College, Scala Room, Leo Hall, 3825 Corlear Avenue at 238th street, Bronx
Time: Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m.
Details: Band of Sisters follows two nuns during the course of four years as they work for the rights of immigrant detainees. The film illuminates the cutting-edge work of other sisters in housing, health care for low income people, and in the movement to close the School of the Americas. It also explores how new understandings of the universe story have led sisters to a deepening understanding of our roles and responsibilities as humans on the planet. The film’s goals are: to make known and keep alive this dramatic story that is so important to our country and to the Catholic church; to help the sisters in their mission and to give them well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments; and to inspire others to work for justice for all of God’s creation.
Contact: Margaret Groarke, Associate Professor, Government, Phone: 718-862-7943, Email: email@example.com
When: Youth Day (Thursday, March 13, 2014) Congress days (March 14 - 16, 2014)
Where: Anaheim (California) Convention Center
Details: The RECongress is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. With 40,000 people attending each year, the four-day event is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, a department of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Begun in 1968 and an "institute" primarily for religious educators, Congress still today keeps the same focus -- to teach more about the Catholic faith as well as to advance personal growth. And today the event is open to people of all vocations and all different faiths.
Contact: See their website at http://www.recongress.org/
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Where: Four locations:
• St. Clare Church, Staten Island, 3:00pm Directions
• St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, 2:00pm Directions
• Transfiguration Church, Tarrytown, 3:00pm Directions
• Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church, LaGrangeville, 3:00pm Directions
Details: His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan also invites those candidates who have participated in their parish Catechumenate (RCIA) process and are ready to complete their Christian initiation this Easter to formally celebrate the Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 16, 2014 at one of the four churches above. Registration is online and begins on February 1, 2014. All parishes must register by Friday, February 28, 2014.
Contact: Oscar Cruz, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 646-974-2692
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Where: American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 Directions
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Event is free and open to the public
Details: You are invited to a forum, celebrating the First Anniversary of His Holiness, Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome. Presenter: His Eminence, Sean Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, OFM
Archbishop of Boston, Moderator: Kenneth Woodward, former Religion Editor of Newsweek, Panel: Rev. Fr. Matt Malone, S.J. Editor in Chief, America Magazine, R.R. “Rusty” Reno Editor of First Things magazine and Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, Associate Editor, Commonweal Magazine.
Contact: Please Respond by March 14th to Margaret Sarci, MSarci@AmericanBible.org
Where: Good Shepherd School Hall, New York City
Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Details: There are many children in our parishes who have reached the age of reason (7 years or older) without receiving one or all of their primary sacraments. For some, it may be appropriate to start an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process adapted for children. For the other children who have already been baptized and need First Eucharist and Reconciliation, we have to design a catch-up process. The goal of this workshop is to provide helpful ideas and practical ways to address that need. The importance of bringing parents into the process in an intentional manner will also be discussed.
Contact: Sr. Catherine Ryan, fsp, E-mail: email@example.com, Phone: 212-923-0950
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 3pm ET
Details: In this informative webinar based on his book The Heart of Catholicism, Bert Ghezzi presents a vivid picture of what it means to be a Catholic. He describes in a lively popular format seven practices that shape us as Catholics. You will leave the webinar with a clearer and more confident sense of your identity as a Catholic.
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Where: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Center, Ossining, NY Directions
Time: 10am to 3pm
Details: All Catechetical Leaders, parish catechists, RCIA Team members, parish staff members and interested adults are invited to join us for our annual Lenten Day of Prayer and Reflection. Our presenter will be Ms. Marta McGlade, from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, sponsored by RCL Benziger. The day will end with the celebration of the Eucharist.
Contact: Oscar Cruz, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 646-794-2859
When: Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Where: Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus – Keating Hall
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Cost: $15.00 (lunch is included)
Details: Speakers include: Dr. Kieran Scott: "Are Our Hearts Still Burning Within Us? Is Adult Faith Formation on Hold?"; Dr. Harold Horell: "Welcoming Children"; Dr. Lope Lesigues: "Digital Catechesis in the Parish Setting";Dr. Donna Eschenauer: "Educating the next Generation Religiously: Implications of the Baptismal Catechumenate for Catechesis”.
Contact: Please visit for more information and registration: http://www.fordham.edu/academics/colleges__graduate_s/graduate__profession/graduate_school_of_r/resources/newsevents/religious_education__94196.asp