Saturday, August 22, 2015

Created for Greatness Retreats

The Diocese of St. Augustine is providing weekend retreats to assist parents as their 7th grade students navigate the teen years.  Based on the teachings of St. John Paul II in Theology of the Body, these weekend retreats will focus on assisting the youth with their own call to greatness.  The dates and locations of the first four retreats are:
October 3-4             Blessed Trinity Parish on Beach Blvd
October 23-24         St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Palm Coast
November 7-8         Most Holy Redeemer on Normandy Blvd
November 14-15     St. Madeleine in High Springs

Parent information, brochure and registration on the Diocese of St. Augustine website...look for the banner, Created for Greatness.

31st Annual Faith Formation Day

The 31st Annual Faith Formation Day will be held at Bishop John. J. Snyder High School on Saturday, October 10th starting at 8:30 am.  Registration information will be available the week of August 24th.  Our Sunday Visitor is our main sponsor this year and the keynote presenter, Dr. Joseph While, will be presenting on, The Way God Teaches:  Catechesis and the Divine Pedagogy.  The day promises to offer something for everyone:  a bit of Spanish, some preparation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, some youth minister centered offerings and two works by Mary Birmingham of WLP. Registration information and a complete listing of workshops can be found on dosaformation

Friday, July 24, 2015

Eucharistic Congress Dates

March 11-12, 2016

March 24-25, 2017

March 16-17, 2018

Level I Offerings

The Office of Christian Formation will be providing Level I Catechist Certification:

August 8-9 and 29-30 at Sacred Heart in Jacksonville

Sept. 12-13 and 26-27 at St. Paul, Jacksonville Beach

Jan 9-10 and 30-31 at St. Mary Mother of Mercy in Macclenny

Registration forms on  DOSAFormation

NCCL Professional Conference

The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) will be holding its 80th annual professional conference in the Diocese of St. Augustine May 23-26th at the Hyatt Regency downtown Jacksonville.

Visit their website to register and take advantage of the early bird price.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Strong Catholic Family Initiative

This initiative, a collaboration of NCCL, NCEA, NFCYM, and NACFLM, created a simple 5 minute survey and have now shared the results in many different venues. The top 2 (by far) answers to the question, “What do you want the Church to hear?” are the following:

1 63% You are always welcome at our church.
2 54% How can the church help you/your family live out your faith in the world?

These are not surprising, but the sure % of respondents should give us pause as a Church…
To see the entire set of results, please click this link…

The Federation For Catechesis With Hispanics

New and updated website:

Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics