36th NORTHERN CONGRESS AT THE PIQUA JVS

Once again the Northern Congress will be held at the Joint Vocational School on Looney Road on the northern edge of Piqua.  Except for the first few years, the JVS has been home to the Congress each September.  The school is easy to find (just 1/2 mile off I-75) with ample parking and easy accessibility.  The lecture room is perfect for  prayer and the keynote address while the expanded dining area is perfect for morning coffee and lunch and also has a spacious area for the exhibits.  The classrooms of various sizes work well for the break-out workshops.  Each year the staff of the JVS is most gracious and helpful.  See the brochure for the Sept. 17 Congress online at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.

LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION CONFERENCE SET!

The sixth annual FASHION ME A PEOPLE conference is set for Jan. 5 – 7, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  See http://www.cmdnet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=145 for preliminary information.

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.

CONGRESS BROCHURES ON-LINE

The Information/Registration Brochures for the 36th Annual Northern Congress are on-line at

Dobie Moser

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.  Hard copies of the brochure will be sent to parishes and Catholic Schools shortly.  The keynote address on on enhancing the faith formation of adolescents and their families will be delivered by Dobie Moser.  Register now to get your choice of of workshops.  The popular ones fill up fast.  For more information contact the Office of Evangelization at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.

CONGRESS BROCHURES ARE AT THE PRINTER!

The 36th Northern Congress Registration Brochures went to the printer today!  It will also be on the OEC web page shortly!  I’ll keep you posted!  Register early to get the workshops you want.

VIDEO GUIDE TO CHANGES IN THE MASS

Catholic Update’s Guide to Changes in the Mass offers a DVD with 18 short segments on the changes in the Mass, 6 two-page reproducible handouts and a Leader’s Guide.  Contact sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org to borrow DV 0430. 

2011 CATECHETICAL SUNDAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Materials for Catechetical Sunday 2011 are available online in English and Spanish at www.usccb.org/catecheticalsunday/. Catechetical Sunday 2011 is September 18, and its theme is “Do This in Memory of Me.”   

Materials available for free online include a reflection on the Eucharist, two catechist/teacher in-services, teaching aids on the Eucharist and Mass, bulletin inserts, family resources and an intergenerational retreat. The Catechetical Sunday website also includes numerous articles in English and Spanish and the document, “Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist,” by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).