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Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas
Email for Adult Faith Formation Leaders
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
August 23, 2016
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Registration questions? Contact: Lauren Masty  972-721-4077

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Monday, September 12, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | St. Thomas Aquinas
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Taste of Alpha
Alpha is a tool for the New Evangelization.  It is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.  On Sept. 12, learn everything you need to know to plan and run an effective Alpha in a Catholic Context.  Join Deacon Steve Mitchell, National Director of Alpha in a Catholic Context, as he  shares the encouraging impact of Alpha on Catholic churches and how it is helping to spread the Good News of Jesus.
Workshops in English and Spanish on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Facilitators will train participants to teach and encourage others at the local parishes to exercise their political rights and duties according to the teachings of the Church.
Dates and Locations
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry at the University of Dallas Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

This certificate program is a collaborative effort between the Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas.  It is designed to be the primary formation program for all ministry leaders, who will share a common core of courses and then specialize in a ministry area.  For example, one of the ministry endorsements is Adult Faith Formation.  Please share information about the certificate program.   Courses are offered in four locationsClasses start Aug. 30!

How it Relates to the CCF
Online Courses for the Diocese of Dallas' Continuing Catechetical Formation Plan
Courses in the Continuing Catechetical Formation plan´s Basic Certificate will be offered in online modality in both English and Spanish, with the exception of Old and New Testament.  These courses are open to any adult interested in growing in the faith, as courses include introductions to the Creed, Morality, Scripture, and others.  Catechetical credit will be granted to the facilitated online courses listed in the flyer´s schedule.
University of Dayton VLCCF
The Diocese of Dallas has a partnership with the University of Dayton VLCFF (Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation) which offers online adult faith formation in English and Spanish.  The next cycle of courses is August 28 – October 1, 2016.  Registration closes Thurs. Aug 24.  Some offerings this cycle:
Catechetical Sunday Resources
This year's theme "The Faith Prayed" invites all the baptized to devote themselves to a deeper study and practice of prayer.  As you plan your faith formation gatherings or as you create your communication content (bulletin, email, Facebook, newsletter, etc.), consider implementing and sharing the resources which are intended not only for Sunday Sept. 18, but for use throughout 2016-2017.

Various digital tools exist to assist catechists in the ongoing journey to deepen their prayer lives.  For example, the USCCB Leadership Institute has webinars and vignettes (brief videos such as To Sing is to Pray Twice) to help unpack the theme.

Villanova Church Management Webinar Series
Webinars on applying sound management practices in a faith-based environment. Participants in the full webinar series have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Church Management from Villanova's School of Business.
More Information
Catechetical Resource Calendar
Catholic Relief Services has published a calendar with links to resources to support catechesis.  For example, in September:
- 4th. Canonization of Blessed Mother Theresa.  Resources such as informational flyers on her life and videos.
- 5th. Labor day. Focus on the Rights of Workers. Resources.
-12th. New CRS Education website launch.  Activities, prayers, etc., broken down by theme (Hunger, Water, Migration, etc.)
Lindee Greer is the RCIA coordinator at Holy Spirit, with experience and passion for adult faith formation.  In May 2016, she graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from UD, which she pursued while working at Holy Spirit.  Lindee writes about her "non-traditional" journey from physical therapy to catechetical ministry.  We praise and congratulate Lindee on her commitment to her personal and professional formation.
Read Lindee's Journey

Department of Catechetical Services
Diocese of Dallas
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas TX 75219
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Call Us  :  1-214-379-2848

The Mission of the Department of Catechetical Services is to direct catechetical activity in the Diocese by providing parish leaders with guidance, support and resources that enable them to carry out their catechetical mission of forming Disciples of Christ.



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