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.


Northern Area Congress is coming!


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!



Dr. Moser

If you work with adolescents and their families in faith formation, here’s a day for you!  The 36th Northern Congress happens on September 17 at the Piqua, Ohio  JVS.  The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Gregory “Dobie” Moser, Director of the Youth and Young Adult Minsitry and CYO Office for the Cleveland Diocese since 1995.  Dr. Moser will address practical ways to draw adoelscents and their families into a life of faith.  Twenty of the thirty-one workshops will be of interest to catechists and youth ministers working with teens.   The registration  brochures have been sent to parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  You can print your own at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf or contact us at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org  for copies.


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.


From Ave Maria Press:

TEENS AND CHASTITY presented by Sr. Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D.  May 10, 2011

Click Here for information and registration. 


THE CHANGING FACE OF CATHOLIC PARISHES presented by Mark Gray and Neil Parent  May 13, 2011

Click Here for information and registration.


As adult faith formation catechists plan sessions to prepare parents for the Baptism of their child or RCIA Catechists plan sessions for Catechumens or parish or school catechists plan sessions for their students, they re looking for new videos to show the rite and explain the sacrament’s meaning.  Here are some you may want to borrow from the Sidney Media Center.  Search the Media Catalog at www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/catalog and make your reservation at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.  

DV0389  Sacraments (1 episode each)  – Junior High-Adults

DV0354  One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism – Adults/Parents

DV0318  Exploring the Sacrament of Baptism – Junior High – Adults  (Uses stories)

Dv0180  Initiation Sacraments for Young Poeple – Primary – Junior High

DV0159  Sacrament of Baptism:  Past and Present – Adults (History and Develpment of Baptism)

Dv 0091   Your Baby’s Baptism – Adults (For Parent Preparation)

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/