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Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas
Email for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Department of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Dallas
November 11, 2016
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Department of Catechetical Services
Catechist Retreat
Prayer: The Faith Prayed - Not only the theme for the Catechetical year, but a beautiful way to prepare our hearts for Advent.  Please encourage your catechists to participate in the wonderful day of prayer and reflection on Saturday, November 19, 2016!
Register For the English Session
Regístrate Para La Sesión en Español
Catechist Retreat - Volunteers Needed
We are in need of some PCL's to volunteer to help us staff the Catechist Retreat on Saturday, November 19th.  We are looking for a few kind souls to help us with:
Set-up/morning hospitality - 7:00am-9:00am
Registration/hospitality -8:00am-10:00am
Lunch - 11:00am-1:00pm
Clean-up - 2:30pm-4:00pm
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Please email  the time slot during which you wish to serve.  
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.
Nov. 16 and Nov. 30
Leadership Skills 

Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21
Diciembre 4 al 10, 2016
Introduccion al Catequizando, En Linea
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
Catechist Database Updates have been sent out!
Maria Varela  has worked diligently to update our catechist database.  Please review your database and add / subtract volunteers as appropriate.  When you have completed your task you may send the information back to Maria.  Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support of Catechist formation.     
NEW EVENT !  Save the Date!
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!
NEW EVENT!  Save the Date!
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 information is forthcoming
Formation Resources
Not an endorsement
Exploring "12 Little Ways" to Embrace the Evangelical Mission of the Church by Dr. Susan Muto
November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm central time
Click here to register
Alpha in a Catholic Context
A Run Alpha training will be hosted at St. Ann Catholic Church in Coppell on November 19, 2016.  Please contact Kurt Klement for more details.    
More details
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 our colleague Mariangela Byrne from St. Monica as she prepares to bring her new child into the world and for all those who are mothers, will be mothers, or desire to be mothers, we pray to the Lord...

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

For peace in our hearts, in our families, in our parishes, in our country, and in our world, we pray to the Lord...

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.
3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, 75219