Friday, July 15, 2016

University of Dayton Virtual School (VLCFF)

The Diocese of St. Augustine has joined in a partnership with the University of Dayton in order to offer even more choices for adult faith formation.  For those who are unaware, UD is a Marianist University with an excellent reputation for adult formation.  As a diocese, we are quite interested in their certificate program for Special Needs Formation, one of the few options for formation in this area. We plan to utilize this certificate program to enable our schools and parishes to adapt to the needs of each individual child and adult.   To learn more about VLCFF, you may watch this short YouTube:

Encore through Boston College

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers a free video archive with over 100 titles.  It is searchable by author, date, or topic.  Some of their popular videos include:

"Thomas Merton:  A Prophet for our Times" by Colleen Griffith
"Reading the Hebrew Bible with Jesus" by Michael Simone, S.J.
"The Message of Mercy and its Importance Today" by Walter Cardinal Kasper

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Study Guide for Amoris Laetitia

I stumbled upon this nice study guide for The Joy of Love, written by Bill Huebsch through Twenty Third Publications.  It could easily be used for a 6 week study group.  P.S. There is also a guide for the Joy of the Gospel.  Quantity discounts for both...starting at $4.95 each.


An introduction to Alpha, an evangelization program used by thousands of parishes in over 70 countries, will be provided on Monday, August 8 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Parish in Jacksonville, FL  If your parish is looking for an engaging program to reach out to help people explore Catholicism, you might want to attend this information and training session.  Follow the link below for more information:


Think Diversity, Not Disability! Free Webinar

July 28, 2016   3 p.m. EDT

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Description: If lifelong catechesis and sacramental celebrations are a means of spiritual growth in one’s faith life . . . how are people with disabilities being catechized and prepared to celebrate sacraments at your parish?   In this webinar, you will gain strategies and resources to successfully include diverse learners in faith formation, especially individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental delays. It is for anyone interested in learning best practices that promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families in the full life of the Church.  

ABOUT THE PRESENTER     Charleen (Iannucci) Katra is an Associate Director in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For seventeen years, her passion and principal area of responsibility has been the ministry with people with disabilities.

If you have ever wanted to attend a Sadlier Webinar and were unable to, here is the link to their archives for all previously offered webinars: