Prayer

The December Resources for Creative Faith Formation Newsletter has been posted.  This month focuses on DVDs available from the Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis’ Media Center dealing with Prayer.  DVDs are available for all age groups on different forms of prayer.  Also available are DVDs that can be used for meditation and reflection.  Contact sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org for further information.

CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

The 36th Annual Northern Congress to be held September 17, 2011 offers a variety of workshops.
Workshops 7 and 19 deal with adolescents.
Workshops 12 and 23 are on up-coming changes in the Mass.
Workshops 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 21, 24 and 25 offer innovative teaching ideas.
Workshops 16, 20, 26 are for those catechists teaching sacraments.
Workshops 14, 15 and 17  are about prayer in the classroom.
Workshops 8, 9 and 27 pertain to Scripture.
Workshops 3, 11, 28 talk about Saints and Angels.

To find out more about these and other workshops offered or to register go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.

RCT Monthly Newsletter

Be sure to check out the Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter page for books, DVDs, videos and other resources available through the Northern Area Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  The first issue for 2011-2012 is posted and gives suggested resources available explaining the upcoming changes in the Roman Missal.  Other topics covered will be Mary, Apologetics, Saints, Prayer, Parables, Lent, Penance and Eucharist.  The new resource page is posted the first week of each month August – April.

REGISTER EARLY

Register for the Northern Area Congress to be held September 17, 2011 before August 15 to receive your first choice selections for workshops.  Some workshops reach room capacity limits fast, so there is no first choice guarantee after August 15.  If you do not have a Congress brochure go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf  for this years’ brochure.  The theme this year is Drawing Adolescents and Their Families into a Life of Faith: A Practical Blueprint with Dr. Gregory “Dobie” Moser as the Keynote Speaker.

 

NEW BOOK FROM JOE PAPROCKI

Joe Paprocki’s new book, Practice Makes Catholic, from Loyola Press is perfect for young families teaching the faith to their children, those in RCIA and catechists who need a good reference book.  It covers what makes us Catholic:  sacramentals, liturgical year, fasting, prayer, stewardhip, gifts of the Holy Spirit, justice, saints, Ten Commandments, Scripture and Tradition.  Check it out in the Sidney Media Center.  Contact us at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.

PREPARING FOR THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL IN SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

Renew International presents “Lifting Up Our Hearts,” a six-session faith-sharing process to learn about the Roman Missal and appreciate the liturgy.  Materials include:  Participant’s Book, Music CD, Pew Cards,Leader’s Guide and free bonus materials to download.  Go to https://www.renewintl.org/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vLaunch/Home?OpenDocument&MainLink=/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vNewProductsCategorywCart?OpenView&Cat=Lifting Up Our Hearts&Count=-1 to see materials and register for webinars.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

The Center for Ministry Development offers “Just Five Days” for teens entering seventh, eighth and nineth grades.   This is a  five-day experience of service, hands-on learning activities, prayer and liturgy, and community building designed for groups of middle school youth and their adult leaders from Catholic parishes and schools.  One site is Cincinnati, Ohio.  Go to http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?id=775F3652-1517-61B4-48F3DB10958CA568 for more information.

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