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SpiritualiTEA and a Birthday Cake

SpiritualiTEAWhen: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Holy Family Church Parish Hall, New Rochelle
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Cost: Free

Note: This event has been postponed.

 This is a PDF document Event Flyer with Registration and more information

Details: This is an event sponsored by The Central Southern, Northern Westchester Catechetical Regional Offices and Loyola Press to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, together with directors and coordinators of parish religious education.

Contact: Peg Hoblin & Sr. Zelide, MSCS, E-mail: Rockland@nyfaithformation.org and zelide.ceccagno@archny.org Phone: 914-965-0490 for more information regarding this event.


NYCYD (New York Catholic Youth Day)

NYCYD 2014When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Where: St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: $15 for early bird; $25 at the door

Details: Do not miss to join us on THE CATHOLIC YOUTH and YOUNG ADULT EVENT of the YEAR!!! Will you be there???  DOORS OPEN at 8AM!!!!  Entrance is $15 if you register online BEFORE May 2, 2014. $25 at the door. Entrance includes: Lunch, Tshirt and a bag. We are also teaming up with Catholic Charities, Feeding our Neighbor Campaign. We kindly ask that your group brings canned goods to help stock the pantries that serve so many of our disadvantaged brothers and sisters. The group that brings the the most pounds of food wins a prize.

Contact: Please see the Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry website: http://oymny.org/events/nycyd2014


Ministering to Youth in a Busy World

Loyola University New OrleansWhen: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 8 pm Central Time
Cost: Free

Details: Presented by Theresa O'Keefe, Assistant Professor, Boston College.

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.


RCIA Network Gathering - Staten Island

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where: Presentation Center, St. Clare's Church, Staten Island 10308
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

Details: All Staten Island parish directors and coordinators of the RCIA (Catechumenate) along with their RCIA Team Members are invited for prayer, sharing and ongoing formation.

Contact: Terri Miyamoto, E-mail: liturgy@stclaresi.com, Phone: 718-984-7873


78th Annual NCCL Conference

2014 NCCL ConferenceWhen: Sunday, May 18 through Thursday, May 22, 2014
Where: Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri
Cost: $289 for members

Details: The Annual NCCL Conference and Exposition is the Professional Development Conference for Catechetical Leaders in 2014 with conferences, exhibits, networking and more.

Contact: Consult the NCCL Conference website: http://www.nccl.us/home.html 

Neophyte Mass

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkWhen: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Where: St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC
Time: 10:15am

Neophyte Mass Information and Registration

Details: All those who received the three sacraments of Christian initiation at this year's Easter Vigil are invited to join Cardinal Dolan for the annual Neophyte Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.  For more information, please consult the Neophyte Mass Letter of Invitation.

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

30th Anniversary Celebration

30th Anniversary of the Catechetical OfficeWhen: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Details: All parish catechetical leaders and catechists are invited to join the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of the office. Mark your calendar and plan to participate in one or both of the following events:



St. Patrick's Cathedral

2:00pm: Join Cardinal Dolan for a Mass of thanksgiving at St. Patrick's celebrating 30 years of faithful catechetical ministry in the Archdiocese. Mass will be followed by a reception at Cathedral High School. In order to make proper preparations, parish catechetical leaders should register people from their parish for the Mass and reception using this online registration form.


6:30pm: Join us for a dinner cruise on the Spirit of New York yacht at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River at 23rd Street. The evening will feature dining, lots of fun and some unforgettable views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty. Please read the cruise invitation and print out registration information.

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2014 RCIA Summer Institute

Dutchess County Site

Part One: Saturday, June 7: 10am – 4pm
Part Two: Sunday, June 8:  2pm – 6pm
Holy Trinity Church
553 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

Manhattan Site

Part One: Saturday, July 12: 10am – 4pm
Part Two: Sunday, July 13: 2pm – 6pm
St. Francis De Sales Church
135 East 96th Street
New York, New York 10128

Staten Island Site

Part One: Saturday, August 2: 10am – 4pm
Part Two: Sunday, August 3: 2pm – 6pm
Holy Rosary Church
80 Jerome Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

Bronx Site (En Espanol / In Spanish)

Primer Parte: Sabado, 9 de Agosto: 10am – 4pm
Segunda Parte: Domingo, 10 de Agosto: 2pm – 6pm
Iglesia de San Antonio
4505 Richardson Avenue (East 239th Street)
Bronx, New York 10470

RCIA Archdiocese of New YorkThis is a PDF document Event Flyer  External Link Online Registration

Cost: Free

Details: This summer institute will offer introductory training to those with no or little experience with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (the Catechumenate). Participants will be presented with the history, the order and the best pastoral practices for the full implementation of the Catechumenate process in the parish setting. The training will cover the ministries needed for the Catechumenate; methods for evangelizing, liturgical catechesis; and an experience of an adapted combined Rite of Acceptance and Welcome, a Rite of Sending, a Breaking Open of the Word session, and a Scrutiny.

Contact: Oscar Cruz, Phone:646-794-2851, rcia@nyfaithformation.org

New York Catholic Bible Summit

New York Catholic Bible SummitWhen: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Where: New York Catholic Center, Manhattan
Time: 9am - 4pm
Cost: $40/person

This is a PDF document  More Information and Registration

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. Registration and more information will be available after April 1st.

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


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II Intensive (ages 6-9), Part 2

Catechesis of the Good ShepherdWhen: Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, 2014
Where: Church of the Magdalene, 525 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10691
Time: Monday: 9:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.; Friday: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Cost: $400.00 per person; $200 for each additional person from the same parish

This is a PDF document Event Flyer and Registration

Details: 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 and Materials making for Level II.

Contact:  Linda Sgammato, E-mail: Linda.Sgammato@archny.org, Phone: 646-794-2852


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