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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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.

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.

CONGRESS BROCHURES TO ARRIVE SHORTLY!

The 36th Annual Northern Congress information and registration brochures are back from the printer and will be sent to parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati shortly.  The bochure gives information on the schedule, the keynote

Keynote Speaker Dobie Moser

address, lunch, two workshops for catechist certification credit and 31 skills workshops in three sessions.  To receive your own brochure contact us at sidneymediacenter@catholiccincinnati.org or find it online at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.  Place your reservation early because the most popular workshops fill up quickly.

BACK IN PRINT!

A Child’s Journey by Rita Burns Senseman covers every stage and liturgy of the RCIA process for children. Each stage includes sample sessions for the catechist to use as a guide. And also included are sample interviews for beginning the process and for transitioning between stages. The best parts of the book are the actual examples of situations with children that Rita draws upon from her own parish experience.  Order the book from www.teamrcia.com.

HEAR & SEE WEBINARS FOR FREE!

Go to https://www.avemariapress.com/webinar-videos/to  see the Power Point Slides  and hear episodes of  Ave Maria Press’ Professional Development Webinar Series of the past year.  These Webinars for Catechetical Leaders, Catechists and Catholic School Teachers includ topics such as Technology Tips, Pastoral Leadership, Digital MInistry & Social Media, Pillars of Faith, Supervision, Teens & Chastity, etc. led by noted experts on the topics.

36th NORTHERN CONGRESS AT THE PIQUA JVS

Once again the Northern Congress will be held at the Joint Vocational School on Looney Road on the northern edge of Piqua.  Except for the first few years, the JVS has been home to the Congress each September.  The school is easy to find (just 1/2 mile off I-75) with ample parking and easy accessibility.  The lecture room is perfect for  prayer and the keynote address while the expanded dining area is perfect for morning coffee and lunch and also has a spacious area for the exhibits.  The classrooms of various sizes work well for the break-out workshops.  Each year the staff of the JVS is most gracious and helpful.  See the brochure for the Sept. 17 Congress online at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011CongressBrochure.pdf.