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Adult Faith Formation: Discovering What We Need to Know

Sadlier ReligionWhen: Monday, January 12, Wednesday, January 28 and Monday, February 9, 2015
Where: Online
Time: 1pm to 2pm ET
Cost: Free

Details: Join us for this 3-part Webinar series that helps you evaluate your Adult Faith Formation program and offers you realistic next steps that are easy-to-implement. Co-sponsored by NCCL’s Adult Faith Formation Committee and Sadlier.

  • Session I (Jan 12): Adult Faith Formation: Assessing the Landscape
  • Session II (Jan 28): Connecting and Responding to Those We Serve
  • Session III (Feb 9): Survey Options: Practical Applications

While attendance is not required at all three sessions, we hope you'll be able to join us each time.

Contact: Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6984339016301265410

 

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools WeekWhen: Sunday, January 25 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

Details: he theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 25 -31. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.

Contact: For more information, visit the National Catholic Education Association.

Bronx & Manhattan RCIA Network Meeting

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Where: St. Francis De Sales' Parish Hall, 135 East 96th Street, NYC
Time: 11-12:30pm
Cost: Free

Details: Your local RCIA Network gatherings is a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues in ministry for prayer, fellowship, and the sharing of your concerns, hopes and dreams for the Catechumenate ministry. These network gatherings will give you the chance to discover best practices for the full implementation of the RCIA.

Contact: Jayne Porcelli, E-mail: auntjaynie@aol.com, Phone: 212-289-0425
 

 

Archdiocesan Catechetical Office Adult Confirmation Program
Manhattan Location - First Session

Adult ConfirmationWhen: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Where: Our Lady of Peace, Manhattan Directions
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $75 per person

This is a PDF document More Information and Registration

Details: The Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program is designed for practicing adult (18+) Catholics seeking preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, who have been baptized, have received their first Holy Communion and have been educated in the Catholic faith through catholic schools or parish religious education programs. This program is not for adults who are not baptized or baptized but uncatechized (no practicing Catholics); who would benefit from participation in their parish's RCIA process. Pastor permission is required to register.

Contact: Oscar Cruz, E-mail: oscar.cruz@archny.org, Phone: 646-794-2692
 

 

Digital Discipleship Boot Camp

Digital Boot CampWhen: Begins Tuesday, February 3, 2014
Where: Online
Time: See Schedule
Cost: $140 - $170

Details: Digital Discipleship Boot Camp (DDBC) is an opportunity for YOU to gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Digital Disciple. Why? We often hear about many wonderful digital tools. However, often we do not know how to use them. We are in the midst of a new culture, a new language, and new skills that we must learn in order to teach and evangelize.

Contact: Please see their website: http://ddbcformation.org/

An Invitation to Conversion: Seven Practical Ways to Invigorate the Sacraments

Victor ValenzuelaWhen: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Where: Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan
Time: Lunch: 12pm – 1:00pm; Presentation: 1pm –4:30pm
Cost: Free

Event Flyer

Details: COUNTDOWN 25 days before our Saturday afternoon Workshop with Victor Valenzuela in St. Paul the Apostle Parish at Columbus Avenue and 59th Street sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Contact: Please send Sister Catherine Ryan (manhattan@nyfaithformation.org) the names of your catechists who will be attending this event. This event is free, but registration is absolutely necessary!

 

Basic Leadership Training for the Catechumenate (RCIA) - Session 7

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Where: St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, NY Directions
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $340 for the course ($40 per session)

This is a PDF document Letter of Invitation  This is a PDF document Registration Form

Details: This is the basic leadership training course for all parish directors and coordindators of the Catechumenate (RCIA) of the Archdiocese of New York.

Contact: Oscar Cruz, E-mail: oscar.cruz@archny.org, Phone: 646-794-2851

Mid-Atlantic Congress

Mid-Atlantic ConferenceWhen: Thursday, February 12 – Saturday, February 14, 2015
Where: Baltimore Hilton Hotel in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD Directions
Time: 1pm Thursday to 12 noon Saturday
Cost: Registration opens in mid-summer.

Details: Come celebrate your faith at the new Mid-Atlantic Congress, a gathering for all pastoral ministers. Skilled presenters will take you to new places through dynamic, spiritual, and theologically sound presentations, using new ways of presenting enhanced by music and multi-media technology. Come and share "best practices" in creative and contemporary ways including Facebook and Twitter! Come for the joy and the challenge of witnessing hope together, and come away inspired, informed, and more involved in your pastoral ministry!

Contact:  See the Mid-Atlantic Conference web page for details.
 

Westchester RCIA Network Meeting

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Where: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY 10562 Directions
Time: 10am- 12noon
Cost: Free

Details: Your local RCIA Network gatherings is a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues in ministry for prayer, fellowship, and the sharing of your concerns, hopes and dreams for the Catechumenate ministry. These network gatherings will give you the chance to discover best practices for the full implementation of the RCIA.

Contact: Suzanne Gallagher, E-mail: suegal45856@verizon.net, Phone: 914-941-4686
 

 

Catechist Communion Breakfast

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Where: The Riverview Directions
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: $15.00

Event Flyer and Registration

Details: Join with those in the Catechetical Ministry from across the Archdiocese to celebrate the Liturgy with Most Reverend Gerald Walsh and to enjoy a brunch overlooking the beautiful Hudson River as we reflect upon our partnership with the family in our work for the Church.

Contact: Nancy Doran, E-mail: nancy.doran@archny.org, Phone: 845-638-4215
 

 

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