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.

Hospitality as the Heart of Renewal: An Evening Retreat

Come join us on Tuesday evening, OCtober 18 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein from 7:00-9:00 pm.

This evening is for all parish leaders and others interested in fostering an evangelizing heart.  Hospitality flows from a heart that knows God’s radical and unconditional love.  That heart needs ongoing nourishment so that love and joy will be evident in service and welcome.

Join us as we pray and reflect on the moments when Jesus welcomed us through the undeserved kindness and hospitality of our fellow human beings.

Come and learn how to use this process in your parish to awaken the hearts of others to the joy and love within them that is longing for release.

Call 937-498-1192 or 419-925-4522 to register.

Or e-mail sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org

Will There be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples

By Thomas H. Groome, HarperOne, 2011.

Thomas Groome advocates for a life to faith to life approach to Christian formation.  He recognizes the challenges and obstacles parents and educators face as they lead people toward lives of faith.  This book is a guide/road map for reenergizing the fiath community and family from the bottom up.

The Church and New Media

Catholic Web Solutions offers a critique of Brandon Vogt’s new book, “The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops who Tweet”, released in August 2011 by Our Sunday Visitor.

http://www.catholicwebsolutions.com/?p=1994

FAITH AND ACTION: HISTORY OF CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CINCINNATI (URBAN LIFE & URBAN LANDSCAPE)

FAITH AND ACTION: HISTORY OF CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CINCINNAT (URBAN LIFE & URBAN LANDSCAPE)Rogern Fortin, Ohio State University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2002)

It is important to know where we have come from in order to know where we are going.  The history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is fascinating and full of drama and hope for the people of God.  Do you know how significant a role Bishop Fenwick and Bishop Purcell played in forming the faith of southwest Ohio and in forming a parochial school network that is the 8th largest in the county?  Do you know why that was important?

If you don’t this is the book for you!!!

Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide

The Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide... [Book]Reggie Joiner, David C Cook, 2009

Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences.

The premise of this book is simple:  as long as churches do only what churches are doing, they will get only the results they are presently getting.  And as long as families do only what families are doing, they will produce only the outcomes they are presently producing.  To expierence a different outcome, we have to embarce a different strategy.

When the “yellow” church works with the “red” family, we get orange!

What to learn more about orange???? Click here  http://www.whatisorange.org/