Formed In Faith

August ALMI classes

An Evening with Dr. Carolyn Woo

An Evening with Dr. Carolyn Woo 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 6 p.m. Central Time 

(7 p.m. Eastern Time) 

Join us for a virtual gathering with Carolyn Woo, PhD, to discuss her new book, Rising:  Learning from Women’s Leadership in Catholic Ministries

Carolyn is the retired President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.  Her conversation partner will be Kimberly Baker, PhD, faculty member at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. 

Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments for the discussion. 

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, email info@womenofthechurch.org by Monday, July 25th. 

Hosted by Women of the Church. 

 www.womenofthechurch.org    

TEAMRCIA VIDEO MARATHON!

Move to a Year-Round RCIA:
A Step-By-Step Process

VIDEO MARATHON
  If you’ve wondered how to shift your community from a September to May program to one that is always ready to welcome seekers and form disciples any time of the year—without adding more sessions to your schedule!—then this Video Marathon will get you started. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the process.
In this free video training series, you’ll learn five steps to move your parish to an ongoing initiation process
Step 1: Identify the Urgent Need for Year-Round RCIA
Step 2: Create Your Dream Team to Implement Year-Round RCIA
Step 3: Develop a Strategy for Year-Round RCIA
Step 4: Communicate Your Vision for Year-Round RCIA
Step 5: Smash the Barriers to Your Year-Round RCIA

How the Video Marathon works
On Monday, July 11, go to teamrcia.com/marathon to view the first video.

Return the next day to view the second video.The videos will be short—about 15 minutes each.Don’t wait, because the videos will only be available for five days.Tell your team members and colleagues so they don’t miss it.
Click here to sign up for the marathon!

Happy 4th of July. Our office will be closed until July 5th.

Upcoming Classes, Retreat and Workshops in July and August

June Formation and PD Opportunities and a Retreat in July

A Catholic Leadership Forum

Join other leaders of the Church June 17-19, 2022 for a Catholic Leadership Forum
on the beautiful Saint Meinrad Archabbey campus. The Forum
offers an opportunity to learn from other women leaders in the
Church, to reflect on your own leadership call and gifts, and to
bring your experiences into conversation with others.
This gathering is open to women at all stages of the leadership
journey, from those discerning their initial steps to seasoned
veterans. We do want to offer a special invitation to those who
are new to a leadership role or beginning to navigate their sense
of leadership within the Catholic Church.
$250 Registration includes housing and meals; $100 registration
for those commuting. Scholarships are available.
You can find more details at:
https://womenofthechurch.org/item/2022-regional-forum/
Registration will be limited to 50 participants. Registration
deadline is June1, 2022.
For more information contact Jane Cruthirds at (502) 445-1940 or
Janet Millen at (502) 457-6370.

“Do I Need to Offer Sacramental Preparation for Persons with Disabilities in My Parish?”

This NCPD blog post features an excerpt from NCPD’s first course, “Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities” which will be launched in June! If you would like to be contacted when the course launches, sign up here

I’m willing to bet that some of you who will take NCPD’s course on the sacraments may have some mistaken ideas about access to the Sacraments and those with disabilities. Some of those ideas might include that those who cannot articulate belief in the Real Presence cannot receive the Eucharist.

To debunk this idea, I would like to first of all assure you that even those who are not able to verbalize belief in the Eucharist can and should have the opportunity to receive this Sacrament, especially if there are other (nonverbal) ways for them to express their belief.

Remember, the sacraments (especially the Eucharist) are more than just doctrinal beliefs –they are encounters with the living God. When you are looking to assess Sacramental readiness, you should first of all (as the above documents state) err on the side of the right of the Baptized person with disabilities to have access to the Sacraments. Click here to continue reading this article from ncpd.org.

PCLI July 10-14, 2022

We have experienced seismic shifts in daily life, in practicing and living our Catholic faith, and in connecting with those whom we serve. How do we make sense of these changes? What do they require of us as catechetical leaders? How do we plan in the midst of uncertainty?

To help explore these and similar questions, the planning team adjusted the format and content of PCLI to include plenary sessions, and more reflection time – both for individuals and for the different cohorts. There will be specific gatherings for our Year 1, 2, & 3 Cohorts, to keep people moving through the three-year process and graduates will form a single group for these gatherings as well.

Come, connect and reconnect with fellow parish catechetical leaders; rest, renew and recharge yourself on the beautiful campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey!
We welcome PCLI “graduates,” as well.

Developed in partnership with the Dioceses of Evansville and Owensboro, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology offers an intensive formation opportunity to equip you for catechetical leadership in the 21st century:

  • based on the four dimensions of formation outlined in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord for lay ecclesial ministers
  • guided by the National Directory for Catechesis, and
  • aligned with the National Certification Standards for Catechetical Leaders. The three-year cycle of five-day intensive workshops addresses intellectual, human, spiritual and pastoral formation, and provides a bridge between theory and practical applications.

INSTITUTE FACULTY

Presenters include faculty members of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, diocesan leaders and specialists in pastoral ministry.

Register Now

Have a blessed Triduum and a happy Easter!

Our office will close Thursday at 4:30pm and will not reopen until Easter Monday, 4/18.

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