The Office of Evangelization and Discipleship is offering Wednesdays @ 1, online faith enriching opportunities on a variety of topics for parishes and families at home.
Recently, Joe Paprocki from Loyola Press presented "Communicating the Vision," easy and effective ways to communicate the vision and plan in an ever-changing environment. He shared how to bring about a paradigm shift in communities. Paprocki addressed ideas on how communities that can no longer be together to share faith can collectively empower broad-based action for all to be witnesses and teachers who foster, encounter and deepen relationships with Jesus Christ.
Watch Communicating the Vision webinar.
Faith enrichment sites mentioned in the 20-minute webinar included the following:
- Catechists Journey Blog
- 10 Tips for Teaching Religion Lessons at Home
- Communicating the Message Powerpoint
- Preparing Hearts and Minds - 9 Simple Ways for Catechists to Cultivate a Living Faith
- 3-Minute Retreats
- Sunday Connection
- Adaptive Finding God for Children with Special Needs
The next Wednesdays @ 1 is August 19 and features Dr. Matthew Halbach, who will present “Rediscovering the Joy of Catechesis.” Registration is required.
Dr. Matthew Halbach, author and catechetical expert shares why evangelizing is integral to catechesis, practical ideas on accompaniment as a process within catechetical ministry and how mercy is at the core of the character in bringing hearts to Christ. These visionary ideas stem from his most recent books: "The NEW Directory for Catechesis: Highlights and Summary for Catechists and Pastoral Leaders," "Becoming a Parish of Mercy: A New Vision for Total Parish Evangelization," and "Missionary Discipleship: Pope Francis's Heartfelt Call to Catholics Today" (Twenty Third Publications). Dr. Halbach was ordained a deacon in 2018 in the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, and is the Executive Director for Catechesis for William H. Sadlier, Inc. Event is Sponsored by Sadlier Religion.