Mission Matters: Jan. 17, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Effective faith formation; MAC 2017; ChristLife webinar; Christendom amid political discord; plus this Thursday’s blog post.

Vibrancy and Richness in Liturgy, by Sarah Jarzembowsky, Coordinator of the Office of Young Adult and College Campus Ministry

•   Mid-Atlantic Congress approaching: Come join us to be “blessed as living witnesses” during MAC 2017! For six years in a row, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has offered pastoral leaders the opportunity for skills development, networking, and prayer. We look forward to welcoming all of the pastoral leaders to Baltimore on February 16-18, and pray that all will be renewed, connected and energized for our mission. Visit the Mid-Atlantic Congress website for information on registration, schedule, speakers, and more!

MAC 2017 logo

•   Effective Faith Formation: Much has been said and done about Sunday school by parish leaders and volunteers. Nevertheless, religious education is not yet accomplishing its purpose: to hand on the faith from generation to generation. This article discusses eye-opening data and innovative models of catechesis for implementing a family-focused and “relational process of faith formation.”

•   Christendom amid political discord:  As conditions for Christendom have been exacerbated by a caustic and divisive election season, Stephen Adubato, religion teacher at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey, argues that the monastic life can serve as a model for civil life.  He poses the question: How are Christians to enter into a society whose values and general framework seem hostile to those of the Christian tradition?

•   ChristLife Introduction Webinar: Do you desire to be part of an evangelizing parish? ChristLife is offering a free webinar on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2 P.M. focusing on how the ChristLife evangelization process can be used as an effective parish evangelization tool to lead to changed lives and a transformed parish.

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