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Catechetical Forum (Upper Counties)

Teaching God's ForgivenessWhen: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Where: Sacred Heart Parish, Monroe, New York
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: $25 for 1 ticket / $100 for 5 tickets

Details: This Fall, Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education, Parish Catechists and all people interested in Church teachings are invited to this year's premier event for personal and professional development and enrichment.  For more information and registration, please visit the 2014 Forum Webpage.

Contact: Sister Kevin John Shields, O.P., E-mail: kevinjohn.shields@archny.org, Phone: 845-292-9100.
 

 

Basic Leadership Training for the Catechumenate (RCIA) - Session 2

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, NY Directions
Time: 9:30am - 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

Jesus: The Face of Discipleship

Sullivan Webinar SeriesWhen: Monday, October 13, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 8:30 ET
Cost: Free

Details: This is part of a free webinar series entitled “Building a Better Disciple.” Over the course of five webinars we will explore what it means to be a Christian through the lens of Acts 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Part One: Before understanding how to become a disciple we must first know what a disciple is. Through the person of Jesus Christ we will come to know what it means to claim the name “Christian.”

Contact: To register please go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/961033874

The Immigrant Church: Yesterday and Today

Loyola University New OrleansWhen: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 9pm ET
Cost: Free

Details: Hosffmann Ospino, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education, Boston College and Principle Investigator of National Study of Catholic Parishes in the United States and Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes will speak on, "The Immigrant Church: Yesterday and Today."

Contact: To register go to: http://lim.loyno.edu/webinars
 

Catechetical Forum (Lower Counties)

Teaching God's ForgivenessWhen: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx Directions
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: $25 for 1 ticket / $100 for 5 tickets

Details: This Fall, Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education, Parish Catechists and all people interested in Church teachings are invited to this year's premier event for personal and professional development and enrichment.  For more information and registration, please visit the 2014 Forum Webpage.

Contact: Sister Kevin John Shields, O.P., E-mail: kevinjohn.shields@archny.org, Phone: 845-292-9100

Newburgh RCIA Network Meeting

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: Sacred Heart Parish Rectory, 301 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY Directions
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Cost: Your time

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: Sr. Mary McCarthy, (845) 561-2264, smmc.pbvm@verizon.net 
 

Scripture and Tradition: The Boundaries of Discipleship

Sullivan Webinar SeriesWhen: Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 8:30 ET
Cost: Free

Details: This is part of a free webinar series entitled “Building a Better Disciple.” Over the course of five webinars we will explore what it means to be a Christian through the lens of Acts 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Part Two: Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition – passed on through the biblical authors, the apostles, and their successors – form the deposit of our faith. As the basis for all of the Church’s teaching they also provide the boundary lines for discipleship by illuminating the path that followers of Christ must follow.

Contact: To register please go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/932598546

A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization: New Ardor, Methods, and Expression – A Webinar

Loyola PressWhen: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
Cost: Free

Details: Catechists are at the forefront of the New Evangelization. We are called to “re-propose” the Gospel to the world, relying on an approach that is “new in its ardor, methods, and expression.” (St. John Paul II)  In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki, DMin, will explore what a “new catechesis for the New Evangelization” should look like, using as an example, the newly revised Christ Our Life New Evangelization Edition (Loyola Press). Joe will also be drawing from his most recent book, Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ and Pope Francis’ book, The Church of Mercy to capture and illustrate how catechesis can take on new ardor, methods, and expression.

Contact: To register go to http://www2.loyolapress.com/l/39532/2014-09-03/41jmr
 

Staten Island RCIA Network Meeting

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Where: Our Lady of Pity Parish Center, 1616 Richmond Ave., Staten Island Directions
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Your time

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: Vincent Violetta, (718) 761-5421, Cookvin1@aol.com 
 

Christian Community: The Foundation of Discipleship

Sullivan Webinar SeriesWhen: Monday, October 27, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 8:30 ET
Cost: Free

Details: This is part of a free webinar series entitled “Building a Better Disciple.” Over the course of five webinars we will explore what it means to be a Christian through the lens of Acts 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Part Three: Faith is nurtured and sustained in the context of a community of believers. This session will explore how the Church in various contexts (family, parish, school, etc.) sets the stage for a life of discipleship.

Contact: To register please go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/222598314

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