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.

All Saints Activities Courtesy of Kathleen Glavich

For any religion teachers out there, or those who know religion teachers, I've just added a list of creative activities about the saints on my blog (www.kathleenglavich) under "Articles" for "Saintly Assignments." This will help with the celebration of the Feast of All Saints, November 1.

Guided Meditation Courtesy of St. Mary's Press

Another good resource for the upper grades...they love guided meditation...a chance to God speak to them. This guided meditation communicates the Gospel message of simple living in a way that engages the imagination and inspires young people to actively simplify their lives: http://bit.ly/1nrc9ga Image via our resource center: http://bit.ly/1CsnGO0

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Parish Religious Education Week: November 2-8, 2014

 Download a pdf version of NCEA’s celebration guide containing resources to help in your celebrations in English and Spanish. The guide is available and free to everyone through the NCEA website.  The webinar “Education for Community Life” will be offered free of charge to anyone on Thursday, November 6 at 1 - 2 p.m. ET and again at 7 - 8 pm ET p.m. Further details and registration are available on the NCEA website. www.ncea.org

October Respect Life Month Theme: “Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation”

Respect Life Month is an excellent time to particularly reflect on life issues and to pray for and promote greater respect for all human life. New resources, produced by the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, are available to assist parishes in the presentations of life issues. Program packets include a folder with this year’s theme on the cover; a set of three horizontally-oriented, letter-size “mini posters”, a catalog of Respect Life resources; a bilingual flyer exploring the theme; and six new articles on varying topics, such as adoption, miscarriage, and healing within marriage from an abortion. Printable versions of these materials, the 2014 statement for Respect Life Month, liturgical resources, and ordering information are available at www.usccb.org/respectlife

Adults Micro-lessons: “Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness”

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has produced a resource for adults for the upcoming catechetical year. This resource takes the Catechetical Sunday theme, “Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness”, and develops it over 9 micro-lessons. Parish groups could use this resource for as little as 5 minutes a month for intentional adult catechesis. Available in English http://www.archgh.org/OEC/Catechetical-Framework/Framework-Resources-for-PCLs/ and in Spanish http://www.archgh.org/OEC/Marco-Catequetico/Recursos-para-Lideres-Catequeticos-sobre-el-Marco/

Confirmation Prep Project

Just a reminder for those who are engaged in the Confirmation Prep Project should be looking at their own selected enhancement as well as the universal enhancement of the Call to Discipleship. The mid-point gathering will be held at Sacred Heart, Jacksonville on Saturday, December 13th from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Mike Carotta will again be leading us in evaluating and enhancing what we are doing in the area of sacramental preparation for Confirmation. It is not too late to get involved with this… call the office at 904-262-3200, ext 118