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.

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

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!!!

A WHOLE DAY FOR $25.00!

That’s the cost of attendance at the 36th Annual Northern Congress on Sept. 17, 2011.  Where else can you get get coffee and fresh donuts, Morning Prayer, a Keynote Adddress, Choice of 31 Workshops, Lunch and fifteen Exhibits?  Go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/evangelization-and-catechesis and click on “Brochure of Information” and “Speakers’ Biographies” for all the information on this energizing day to start the religious education year!  The most popular workshops fill up quickly, so get your registrations sent in as soon as possible.