CNA Staff, May 5, 2021 / 06:20 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist.
The Holy See press office said May 5 that the papal letter, issued motu proprio (“on his own impulse”), would be presented at a press conference on May 11.
It described the apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, as the means “by which the ministry of catechist is instituted.”
The Italian section of the Vatican News website said: “The motu proprio therefore will formally establish the ministry of catechist, developing that evangelizing dimension of the laity called for by Vatican II.”
It noted that in a 2018 video message, Pope Francis said that the vocation of catechist “demands to be recognized as a true and genuine ministry of the Church, which we particularly need.”
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he Catechism of the Catholic Chur The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that parents are supposed to be the primary catechists and educators of their children (2223), but childbirth does not a catechist make. How do parents become the primary educators—especially in matters of faith—in a post-Christian culture? How do parishes ensure that they are equipping and empowering parents to walk their children into a lifelong relationship with Christ and his Church? What are some resources and tips parents can use when leading their own families more deeply into the faith? Join Life Teen’s Mark Hart as he shares a few of the things he’s learned through parenthood and more than twenty-six years of youth ministry experience.SIGN UP
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Join the 2021 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ Summer Virtual Workshops™ —this year’s event will be virtual! This event will be offered in both English and Spanish.
Whether you’re a parish leader, initiation minister, or work in a diocesan office, the NGCI Summer Virtual Workshops™ will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through the interactive Adobe Connect platform, participants will break open the vision of the RCIA as it is adapted for use with children of catechetical age, as well as have opportunities to gather for prayer, a virtual happy hour, and optional free pre-sessions.
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Theological Exegesis on Pandemics, presented by Dr. Tom Malewitz, Theology Teacher at St. Xavier High School
Wednesday, March 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m.—online
Catechist Credit: 1.5 hours applies General Theology
This session will discuss how to respond to human catastrophe through faith.
Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, presented by Fr. Goodwin, CJM, Parish Advocacy School Engagement Coordinator for Catholic Charites of Louisville
Monday, March 15, 3:30- 5:30p.m.- online
Catehist Credit: 2 hours applies toward Theology in the content area of Catholic Social Teaching
This session will take a brief look at the history of the Church’s social doctrine and look at the seven principles of Catholic Social teaching which are the foundation of the Catholic Church’s vision of social justice.
Faith Development, presented by Maureen Grisanti Larison, Consultant for Adult Formation and Initiation with the Archdiocese of Louisville
Thursday, March 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.—online
Catechist Credit: 2.5 hours applies toward the Associate Level under Faith Development or toward the area of Catechetics.
This is a study of the developmental nature of faith and the diverse expressions of faith formed by tradition, culture, and life experience.
Classes are limited to 20 participants. One week prior to class date registered persons will be sent links to join the classes and any additional information (i.e. assignments to be completed before class). To register contact Lynn at email@example.com to register. Cost: $10/class