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Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
December 7, 2016
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NEW EVENT !  Save the Date!
Parish Catechetical Leader
Lenten Retreat
Teresita Gonzalez,
Executive Director of Amor En Accion
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Garland.
Reflection will be based on Pope Francis' call for us to be Missionary Disciples.  How can our Lenten journey help feed and nourish us for this call?
We will be treated to delightful Vietnamese hospitality throughout our visit and authentic cuisine for lunch!  Please join us!
More details coming soon!
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A Workshop with Dr. Joseph White of Our Sunday Visitor
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas.  
Topic:  Involving parents and engaging families during the Catechetical year of prayer.
This event is eligible for Catechist Certification Credit for Course #810.
Sponsored by OSV, the Department of Catechetical Services, and the Office of Family Life
More details coming soon!
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Parish Catechetical Leader
General Meeting - March 30, 2017
David Dziena, editorial director of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, will be speaking with us on the importance of prayer, catholic identity and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for us and those with whom we minister.
St. Rita Catholic Church, Dallas from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
More details coming soon!
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National Conference of Catechetical Leaders
May 21-25, 2017 - Dallas, TX
Calling all Parish Catechetical Leaders!  We are so happy that this annual conference is being held in Dallas in 2017!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to be energized, grow and network with your peers from accross the nation.  Registration is now open! 
Click here to register!
Catechist Retreat - The People Prayed!
The Holy Spirit was alive at St. Patrick Parish on Saturday, November 19, 2016!  We are so grateful to Marty Noel for hosting us and to the staff of the Ignacion Spirituality Institute for sharing their prayer-filled reflections with us.  
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for information CLICK here
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is designed for all parish ministers/leaders.  It is an avenue for certification as a catechist or parish catechetical leader.  Courses meet once a week for five weeks.  The registration deadlines for the upcoming five week sessions are:
January 6, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 24, 2017.  
Continuing Catechetical Formation Courses
Please promote the upcoming courses with your catechists.
Jan. 8 -14th
Person of the Catechist
Jan. 11, 18, 25
Feb. 1, and 8
Catholic Conference and Formation Center
Enero 24 y 26
Funciones del Catequista
St. Bernard
Register for the English Session
Register for the English Session
Registrate Para La Sesion en Espanol
For information regarding more courses please visit the Catechetical Calendar
It's time to return your Catechist Database to us!
Last month Maria Varela  sent you a database with all your catechists and asked you to kindly update it as needed.  Please complete the review your database and add / subtract volunteers as appropriate.  When you are finished, please emaill the database back to Maria.  Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support of Catechist formation.     
Do you want a Catechist Certification course at your parish?  Please contact Sr. Beatriz Martinez to schedule a course.  She is pleased to be of assistance.  
See more courses here!
Formation Resources
Not an endorsement
Christmas, Lent, etc.  
My inbox is full of parish resources for children and adults for all the upcoming liturgical seasons from a wide variety of publishers.  There are literally to many to post here.  If you need information or assistance, please contact the office.  
American Bible Society
ABS has hired Dr. Mike Carotta as their Catholic Consultant.  Mike has produced lectionary resources on the Gospel of Matthew for this years liturgical cycle.  Contact Mike  for more ways the American Bible Society can aid in your ministry.  
Matthew Study Guide English
Matthew Study Guide Spanish
Prayer Intentions
For our colleague Cecilia Cabello from Nuestra Senora del Pilar as she recovers from surgery and all who are ill, we pray to the Lord...

For all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, we pray to the Lord...

For a welcome reception of the Advent graces of hope, faith, joy and peace in our hearts, in our families, in our parishes, in our country, and in our world, we pray to the Lord...

Lord Hear Our Prayer!

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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