Faith Formation Learning Exchange

John Roberto is very happy to announce the launch of the Faith Formation Learning Exchange (FFLE) – a one-stop website where you can find the most current information, research, practices, and resources in faith formation for all ages and generations. And best of all its FREE! The website will be updated monthly, so you’ll always have access to the most current information.

The Learning Exchange is organized around nine Faith Formation Centers: children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families & parents, lifelong & multigenerational, ethnicity & culture, online & digital media, and leadership. 

Click here  www.faithformationlearningexchange.net

NEW ROMAN MISSAL RESOURCE

Become One Body One Spirit in Chirst interactive DVD contains five sections of video clips and essays to explore the Mass, the Liturgy, the translation and living a Eucharistic Life.  Great of the whole Catholic Commuity.  Borrow it from the Northern Media Library.

CELBRATING SAINTS AND SEASONS

Celebrating Saints and Seasons by Jeanne Hunt from St. Anthony Messenger Press contains prayers and creative activities appropriate for the family or the classroom for every month of the year.  Catechists of any age from Pre-School to Adults will find a it a valuable resources.  Reserve a copy to borrow from the Northern Media Center by contacting us at 937-498-1192 or sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org 

NEW LECTIO DIVINA RESOURCES

Stephen J. Binz, author of the Threshold Bible Study, has now written six books called Ancient-Future Bible Study for publisher Brazos Press.  This new series follows the Lectio Divina process while focusing on one person or group from the Bible.  The resources can be used individually or in a small group.  It has several reading plans with instruction for contemporary contemplative study of the Bible.

New Roman Missal Videos and Transcripts

 The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy now has videos and transcripts of talks for background catechesis for implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal by noted liturgists such as Fr. Jan Michael Joncas, Fr. Paul Turner and Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman.  These talks would be good for Worship Committees, Catechists and parish groups.  Find them at http://liturgy.nd.edu/webcatechesis/#turner.

VOCATION LESSON PLANS

Use this packet of vocation awareness activities from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for all aspects of life in the parish all year round.  Go to http://www.cincinnativocations.org/additional-resources/vocation-awareness-week/ to download.

VOLUNTEER YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS:

 Get trained and ready to minister effectively thourgh On-Line Basic Training in planning, service, legal issues, relationship with Chirst and prayer from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at  http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/training/Online.htm