Mission Matters: May 10, 2016
This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Sunday Celebrations workshop cancellation; The violence of bullying; Resources for adult faith formation; Retreat House annual raffle; Transitions – Deaf Ministry; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post: Parish Survey Series #4
Nothing Else Matters, by Craig Gould, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
- EVENT CANCELLATION: The Sunday Celebration in the absence of a priest workshop scheduled for Saturday, May 14, has been cancelled.
Bullying as a social justice and pro-life issue: Parish catechetical leaders are invited to a workshop by Kevin Dowd on A Christian Ministerial Response to the Violence of Bullying on June 8 at St. Joseph in Buckeystown, or June 9 at St. Ursula in Parkville. For more information click on the flyer linked above, and to RSVP please contact Rosanne Deludos at 410-547-5405 or e-mail RDeludos@archbalt.org.
Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House Annual Raffle: Since its opening in 1963, this beautiful house located in northern Baltimore County has hosted hundreds of thousands of people in countless spiritual retreats. On Friday, June 3, 2016 the house will have its biggest fundraiser of the year. Consider purchasing a ticket (or two!) to attend this night of fellowship and fun! All donations will ensure that the O’Dwyer Retreat House keeps serving the youth of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For tickets and more information, please contact Michael Downes at 410-472-2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith formation for the 21st century: If you are looking for innovative articles, models, and planning for faith formation, you might want to check out LifelongFaith Associates‘ 21st Century resources for age-specific groups, bible study, videos, family faith formation, among other subjects that will help strengthen your ministry.
This week, we welcome our new Coordinator of Deaf Ministry, Sue Gudenkauf. Sue, who is a professional national certified sign language interpreter, comes to us from the Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin with more than 15 years of experience as a community-based sign interpreter. She has a profound passion for religious interpreting and prays that she will be able to bring a “deaf heart” to the service of this position. You can reach her at 410-547-5419 or email@example.com. Please join us in welcoming Sue to our Archdiocesan family!
Do we have a subscription to Churchnext? Also I am a little confused as I started viewing the site I questioned the teachings of the instructors. I watched a trailer video and on the FAQ it stated
“Who’s teaching this course?
Our instructors come from a variety of traditions, mostly mainline Christianity – Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian. They meet two criteria: 1) they are well-studied, even experts, in their fields, 2) they offer a moderate viewpoint.
Do we have and Catholic teachings we can use for Bible Study? Please advise.
The Archdiocese does not have a subscription to Churchnext. We have a partnership with University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation for lay ministry formation (http://www.archbalt.org/evangelization/equip/index.cfm)
As to Bible Study resources, there are many great Catholic programs. Here are a few you may consider: