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When: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Deadline
Where: Submissions accepted online
Details: Pro-lifers who are between 15 and 25 years old and like making movies, can make a video that changes the world! National Right to Life is hosting its first annual Video Contest for young people to show off their talents in a short video that promotes respect for human life. Video submissions must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes and should promote the respect for life form conception until natural death. Participants are encouraged to make their submissions creative and entertaining, whether they are serious or funny. Videos must focus exclusively on abortion, euthanasia, or infanticide. Submissions that do not adhere to this requirement may be disqualified.
Contact: For more information, please see the National Right to Life video contest webpage: http://stoptheabortionagenda.com/convention/video-contest/
When: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2013
Where: Virginia Theological Seminary, Arlington, VA Directions
Cost: Friday Bootcamp, $99; Weekend Conference, $239; Boocamp + Conference, $299
Details: Join us for a three-day immersion into the latest thinking, approaches, and tools for creating faith formation in a connected, digital world. Develop skills for digital faith formation. Explore faith and spirituality in the digital age. Learn how to integrate digital approaches into faith formation with all ages and generations. Join with leaders from a variety of Christian denominations: clergy, faith formation
leaders, educators in schools and seminaries, media professionals, chaplains and campus minsters, regional and national church leaders, and publishers. Sessions in English and in Spanish.
Contact: Visit the website http://www.eformationvts.org/ for more information, schedule, details and registration.
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Details: School's out, but that doesn't mean teachers and catechists can't use the summer to become the best teachers and leaders they can be next year! Jared Dees, author of the new book 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, will share thirteen exercises and scriptural reflections for religious educators to increase their effectiveness as master-teachers. Participants will renew their sense of mission as they reflect on this past school year and look ahead to the next school year. All registered participants will get a handout with exercises to share with their colleagues over the summer.
Contact: Register for this webinar by following this link.
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Where: Our Lady of the Assumption, Bloomingburg, Sullivan County
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Archdiocesan AFF Network Schedule
Details: Gatherings of parish adult faith formation directors / coordinators, team members and catechists. An opportunity for ongoing formation, prayer, and sharing of ideas amongst colleauges.
Contact: Gary Texter, E-mail: email@example.com, Phone: 845-733-1477
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Where: Online Webinar
Details: Paulist Evangelization Ministries invites you to join us in a series of webinars celebrating The Year of Faith. Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP, and Ryan Multer, offer some practical strategies and resources for sharing our faith with others in a way that touches on many of our deepest human longings.
Contact: Register Now
When: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Where: Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, Manhattan
Details: You’re Invited! Please join us for a monthly Special Needs Mass welcoming families with loved ones on the
autism spectrum and other challenging behaviors.
Contact: Please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Friday, June 21 to Thursday, July 4, 2013
Where: In parishes throughout the Archdiocese
Details: The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. Last year, we saw a great diversity of events promoting religious freedom across the country. In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate; potential Supreme Court rulings that could redefine marriage in June, causing serious religious liberty issues for Catholic adoption agencies and many others; and religious liberty concerns in other areas, such as immigration and humanitarian services.
More information: www.Fortnight4Freedom.org
Details: This is our annual day for all those interested in learning more about the Holy Scriptures and ways of promoting its use with the Catholic community. The day is co-sponsored by the American Bible Society and the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office. There will be presentations in English and in Spanish.
Contact: Oscar Cruz, E-mail: email@example.com, Phone: 646-794-2851
When: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2013 (Part 1), and Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18, 2014 (Part 2)
Where: Church of the Magdalene, 525 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
Time: See Scheduled Dates
Cost: $400 per person, $200 for each additional person from the same parish
Details: This two-part intensive course with formation leaders Linda Kaiel and Sr. Mary Anne Maceda, O.S.F., will be offered in two consecutive summers, beginning in July 2013. The course content includes
- All presentations made to the 6 to 9 year-old child in the Level II atrium
- The child’s preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
- The theological and pedagogical backgrounds for the presentations
- Guidelines and assistance in preparing a catechist’s album
- Materials making for Level II
Contact: Linda Sgammato, E-mail: Estela.Guevara@archny.org, Phone: 646-794-2692
When: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Where: Online Webinar
Details: Paulist Evangelization Ministries invites you to join us in a series of webinars celebrating The Year of Faith. Frs. Frank DeSiano, CSP, and Kenneth Boyack, CSP, highlight the vital importance of Catholics witnessing to their faith in an increasingly secular culture. They will show how Catholics who truly live the Eucharist become more aware of the great gift of their own faith and become more committed to sharing their faith with others.
Contact: Register Now