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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SUMMER RCIA TRAINING

Now that the Easter Season is over, it is time to start thinking about training your RCIA Team Members.  The slower pace of summer is a perfect time to take advantage of training in a retreat-like atmosphere.  RCIA in the Parish is an intensive two day experience to learn about and experience the rites and periods of RCIA.  Go to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/RCIA2011Brochure.pdf for the information and registration brochure for this valuable experience for leaders, catechists, team members, musicians, deacons and priests.

NEW BOOK FROM JOE PAPROCKI

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.

CONGRESS BROCHURES ON-LINE

The Information/Registration Brochures for the 36th Annual Northern Congress are on-line at

Dobie Moser

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.  Hard copies of the brochure will be sent to parishes and Catholic Schools shortly.  The keynote address on on enhancing the faith formation of adolescents and their families will be delivered by Dobie Moser.  Register now to get your choice of of workshops.  The popular ones fill up fast.  For more information contact the Office of Evangelization at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org.

PREPARING FOR THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL IN SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

Renew International presents “Lifting Up Our Hearts,” a six-session faith-sharing process to learn about the Roman Missal and appreciate the liturgy.  Materials include:  Participant’s Book, Music CD, Pew Cards,Leader’s Guide and free bonus materials to download.  Go to https://www.renewintl.org/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vLaunch/Home?OpenDocument&MainLink=/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vNewProductsCategorywCart?OpenView&Cat=Lifting Up Our Hearts&Count=-1 to see materials and register for webinars.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

The Center for Ministry Development offers “Just Five Days” for teens entering seventh, eighth and nineth grades.   This is a  five-day experience of service, hands-on learning activities, prayer and liturgy, and community building designed for groups of middle school youth and their adult leaders from Catholic parishes and schools.  One site is Cincinnati, Ohio.  Go to http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?id=775F3652-1517-61B4-48F3DB10958CA568 for more information.

VOLUNTEER YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS:

 Get trained and ready to minister effectively thourgh On-Line Basic Training in planning, service, legal issues, relationship with Chirst and prayer from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at  http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/training/Online.htm