Northern Area Congress is coming!

DRAWING ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES INTO A LIFE OF FAITH:  A PRACTICAL BLUEPRINT

Please register soon for the Northeren Area Congress on Satuarday, September 17.  It is a day filled with learning opportunities to hone your skills in catechesis as well as explore faith content.  It is a day of excitement as people meet old friends, make new friends, and spend time browsing the displays from pulishers and book sellers  This year Cards by Anne and Deidre & Company (http://www.deirdreandcompany.com)/ will join us.

Dobie Moser will offer us some new insights to reach out to adolescents and their families. 

It is a MUST ATTEND event!

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf

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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.

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).

PODCASTS ON THE ROMAN MISSAL

Beyond the Words, a new podcast for MP3 players or direct download, is availabel through iTunes or at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/worship/the-new-roman-missal/media-information.  The sytle is conversational with special guests and interviews.  The changes to the Roman Missal and other cultural and sacramental topics make the episodes appropriate for listeners of all ages.

PREPARING FOR THE CHANGES IN THE ROMAN MISSAL

Now is the time to plan how you will catechize your parish or school children, teens and adults about the changes in the Roman Missal next fall.  On the left, click on the category, “Roman Missal,” for a variety of resources to do the job.