This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Pope Francis’s message to catechists; Respect Life Sunday; Deaf Ministry equipment; The business of Youth Ministry; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Single By Default by Edward Herrera, Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life
• Preach the kerygma!: A great reminder to each of us and all catechists as we begin a new year of religious education at our parishes. Pope Francis shares a message to catechists during the Jubilee for Catechists for the Year of Mercy: “We are being asked not to tire of keeping the key message of the faith front and center: the Lord is risen,” he tells us.
• Respect Life Sunday: Respect Life Sunday is this Sunday, October 2nd. The USCCB has materials in this year’s Respect Life Program, “Moved by Mercy.”
• Deaf Ministry equipment: Does your parish have a hearing loop system or assistive listening devices for those who are hard of hearing? If so, consider checking them to make sure devices are on and working. Also, it is always important to advertise availability in your bulletin, website, and signage.
• The “business” of Youth Ministry: Social entrepreneurship paved the way for this innovator to a whole new vision of doing things in Youth Ministry. A youth minister who is thinking about youth ministry an entrepreneurial enterprise: Is it possible?