Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NCCL's New Episcopal Advisor

NCCL is pleased to announce that Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has been appointed Episcopal Advisor to NCCL. Bishop Coyne is the latest in a distinguished line of Bishops who have served in this capacity. The appointment was made by Archbishop Leonard Blair, Archbishop of the Diocese of Hartford, who serves as the chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. Archbishop Blair served for the last six years as NCCL’s Episcopal Advisor.
Bishop Coyne, one of seven children of William and Rita Coyne, was born in 1958, in Woburn, MA. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston in 1986. In addition to various assignments as a pastor for the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop Coyne also served as professor of Sacred Liturgy and Homiletics at the diocesan seminary. He was ordained a Bishop in 2011 to serve as the Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In addition to his strong theological and pastoral background, Bishop Coyne brings a wealth of experience in communications to his new role, including maintaining his own blog. Additional details regarding Bishop Coyne can be found by visiting the website of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Mini Faith Formation Day

There will be a mini Faith Formation Day in the western part of the diocese on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am – 2:15 pm. The day will be held at Queen of Peace Parish and registration forms will be available as soon as I have speakers confirmed. Our Sunday Visitor will sponsor part of the day. Proposed schedule for the day:
9:30 am Doors open
10:00 am Opening Prayer and short presentation
10:30 am Session I
Noon Lunch
12:45 pm Session II
2:15 pm Day closes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Living the Eucharist

Living the Eucharist is a six week parish based small group sharing program offered through Paulist Evangelization Ministries for the season of Lent. It has a Spanish component, a family component, and a teen component as well as the English adult component. They also have many resources offered online, including facilitator training and additional materials. Please visit the website to learn more Currently they are running a 15% off special on the kits. Use the code PEMFRIEND.

Sister Marie Celinie Joubert Award for Catechetical Excellence

The National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) calls for the recognition of excellence in catechesis. I am pleased to announce that the Diocese of St. Augustine will have an annual recognition of those involved in catechesis within schools and parishes who are exemplary in their mission of forming disciples. These annual awards will be determined by nominations submitted by pastors, DREs and school principals and are being named in honor of Sister Marie Celinie Joubert, one of the original 8 Sisters of St. Joseph invited by Bishop Agustin to teach the African American students. Sr. Celinie served in all areas of the diocese as both a teacher as well as a nurse. She was chosen because of her widespread service in all areas of the diocese. It is most appropriate that as we prepare for the 450th anniversary of the diocese, that we recognize those who have had a tremendous impact on the spread of the Catholic faith. Nomination packets will be mailed shortly.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Eucharistic Congress Basic Schedule

Friday, March 13, 2015

6:30 p.m. Official Opening by Bishop Estévez

6:45 p.m. Presentation by Scott Hahn

7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross with Parish and Ministry participation

9:00 p.m. Young Adult Track

Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (throughout Congress)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Procession with parish and ministry banners

9:00 a.m. Keynote address by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York

10:00 a.m. Mass with Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Estévez and Bishop Snyder concelebrating

12:30 p.m. Spanish, Children, Tweener, Youth and English tracks running simultaneously

4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Forget to order?

Did you forget to order those lector workbooks or the Sourcebook or Living Liturgy? I have a few of each left in the office. or 904-262-0661

Friday, October 24, 2014

31st Annual Faith Formation Day

The Diocese of St. Augustine 31st Annual Faith Formation Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th. Our Sunday Visitor will be our main sponsor and Dr. Joseph White will provide the keynote as well as a breakout session. You might want to check out some of Dr. White's work.