As you know by now, we will be celebrating a Year of Faith beginning this October, 2012, through November, 2013. I’m happy to announce that I will be offering 2 very important opportunities to prepare for the Year of Faith in the coming months.
- Online Summer Retreat: Preparing for a Year of Faith – Beginning Monday, July 30, 2012 (on the eve of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola!), I will be offering an online retreat right here on Catechist’s Journey. The free retreat is titled Preparing for a Year of Faith. Over the course of 4 weeks (July 30 through August 24), you are invited to take a few minutes each day at your convenience to “gather” here on my blog as we seek to encounter Christ and to deepen our understanding of the truths of our faith as given to us in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We will be drawing from my book A Well-Built Faith devoting a week to each of the 4 pillars of the Catechism: the Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. We will be reflecting on the themes and topics of our faith as a means to encountering Christ more deeply. In doing so, we will be preparing for the Year of Faith when we may be participating locally in more formal studies of our faith and the Catechism. More information about the online retreat, Preparing for a Year of Faith, will be available right here on my blog in the weeks to come.
- A Free Webinar: Teaching During a Year of Faith – On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, (7:00 pm CT), I will be offering a free Webinar – Teaching During a Year of Faith – designed for catechists to focus on our task of teaching during this extraordinary year. The focus will be on how we can more effectively teach in such a way as to foster transformation of hearts and minds and not just the passing along of information. The Webinar will focus on how to make our catechesis more evangelizing. This Webinar experience will be a great opportunity for all catechists, including those who are new to the ministry. Registration information will be available soon right here on my blog!
Please join me as, together, we attempt to spice up our faith lives so that our hearts burn within us in preparation for the Year of Faith.