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!

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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).

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR REVISED ROMAN MISSAL

The Archdiocese of Washington presents eight segments on video or Mp3 for training for liturgical Church interpreters, deaf adult faith formation discussion groups or deaf religious educaiton classes.  Find them at http://www.adw.org/service/NewRomanMissal_InterpreterTraining.asp.

Understanding the Mass: New Resources

Understandidng the Mass:  100 Questions, 100 Answers by Mike Aquilina offers definitions (Mass, Transubstanctiation, Viaticum, Alleluia, etc.), the Biblical and Jewish roots of the Mass, the stuff of the Mass (vestments, vessels, how to recieve, the communion fast, etc.) and explains the parts of the Mass with the new Roman Missal prayers of the people.  Use the table of contents to find the answer to your question or read it straight through. 

Catholic Update Guide to The Mass from St. Anthony Messenger Press gathers the best material from thier best-selling Catholic Updates by noted authors into one small book to use with Adult Faith Formation Groups, RCIA, Sacrament Preparation Groups and Ministry Training.  The Chapters are:  What is the Mass?  Why Do We Go to Mass? and How Do We Go to Mass?

Borrow these books from the Sidney Media Center at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org to see if they would be good additions to your prepartion for the changes in the  Roman Missal and enhanced appreciation of the Eucharist.

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.