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Franciscan University has produced a prodigious amount of material over the years that can help you be a better catechist. Here, you will find videos, audio clips, magazines, books, brochures, and other resources produced by University faculty, conference speakers, and an array of collaborators. We are pleased to make much of it available for free, with a handful of items requiring a subscription or purchase.
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Presented by Sam Mauck and Dcn. Jeff Drzycimski of the Diocese of Memphis. A strong diocesan formation effort is not simply one geared to form individuals well in the faith, but one that seeks to foster intimate ties in Christ among the faithful, providing distinctively Catholic and ongoing encounters with Jesus through devotions, Confession, education, and fellowship, so participation in the Mass is experienced as it should be, as the summit of a wider movement towards the Lord. A strong parish community is one that aims to foster sacrificial accompaniment within structures of continuity of care – to foster and deepen the vocation to others, knowing that the faith is most effectively passed on via pathways of familial trust, personal witness, vulnerable friendship, genuine sharing and reciprocal sacrifice, within the strength of a community. This webinar will discuss ways to foster, at a diocesan level, ongoing formation that encourages this experience of the Lord in local communities of faith.
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Presented by Sean Ascough and Eithne Nic Giolla Cathain of Youth2000 Ireland, Ulrike Heckl of Youth2000 Germany, Andre Regnier of Catholic Christian Outreach, and Katrina Herlambang of the Catechetical Institute. The vision of St. John Paul II in inaugurating World Youth Day, developed into a decades-long challenge to the Church to call each generation of youth and young adults to the heights of sainthood. This apostolate to the future is at the heart of renewal. Yet, for 21st century people, many of our ministry strategies towards young adults seem to produce meager results. Catholic leaders want to make disciples, evangelize well, and be fruitful. Many just don’t know how to do it intentionally. Any effort to evangelize and make disciples of young adults must start with a carefully-formed Catholic worldview and a genuine missionary mindset, with particular attention is given to sustained long-term growth in the spiritual life, not just short-term gains. This webinar will focus on a candid discussion of the realities and challenges in ministry to young adults, and some strategies and skills to reach young adults for Jesus.
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Presented by Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, OP and Sr. Athanasius Monroe, OP of the Dominicans Sister of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist of Ann Arbor. “And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. . . . They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?’” (Luke 24:27, 32). The hearts of the disciples burned within them as Jesus opened the Scriptures to them. The hearts of those entrusted to us can also burn with a desire and hunger for the Lord through the catechesis they receive. Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis is an incredible resource that stems from the heart of a true catechist. Barbara Morgan became a catechist at the age of fourteen, and spent the majority of her life teaching the faith, and forming others to be catechists. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan collaborated with Barbara Morgan in order to develop this resource. This webinar offers a walk-through of this uniquely beneficial resource that helps us teach in such a way that the hearts of those entrusted to us may burn within them. This guide for unlocking the Deposit of Faith is a superlative resource to all in the catechetical field, be they priests, parents, teachers, parish catechists, youth ministers, and so on.
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William H. Sadlier, Inc
In this FREE, 3-part Masterclass, learn what The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church means for you from Deacon Matt Halbach and special guest Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Evangelization & Catechesis. You’ll leave the Masterclass inspired by the Eucharist.
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William H. Sadlier, Inc
Rooted in a rich history of Catholic publishing, Sadlier Religion is dedicated to innovative, quality catechesis and sacramental preparation content that faithfully presents the teachings of the Catholic Church. Our commitment to you is steadfast in serving the growing and ever-changing needs of religious education and faith formation. We are dedicated to providing technology solutions and content that support catechetical formation for Catholic schools and parishes. Our well-established parish and school catechetical programs for K–8 are grounded in sound catechesis and available in bilingual (Spanish/English) editions to fully address the needs of parishes serving Catholic Hispanic families. Sadlier Religion provides saint activities and prayers appropriate for children on anti-racism, diversity, discrimination, and social injustices.
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