No Meeting November, but lots of Notes!
We did not have our eastern region retreat, but that's okay. It is a busy time of the year. We still have much going on in the Eastern Region! Please see the November Notes files, that include flyers for upcoming events, information regarding the December CL & YM meeting, bookclub interest survey, and a special collaborative project for all to participate in using Google Slides!
Advent is just around the corner! Where is the year going? With all of the work, running around and seasonal stress...this is a good time to treat yourself to a morning of quietness, prayer, and friendship. Come to the annual Annual Morning of Reflection, this year held at Holy Family Church in Vernon on December 12, 9:30am-12:30pm. Andrea Schaffer, Southern Region director will be the facilitator. $15 includes lunch. Share with all your catechists, RCIA teams, and other ministries.
Google and Gather
One last Google & Gobble session scheduled for the fall series. Learn how to create Calendars in Google. Learn how to share, embed, and get some tips. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 797-4030. Two sessions to choose from on Nov. 20. either 11:30am-1pm or 5:30pm - 7pm. Lite meal is included. Winter Series, Google and Gather, begins Feb. 26 with G+ apps
Safe Environment Schedule ~ Safe Environment Day in Lee Center
A few more Safe Environment sessions are available.
November 22 St. Joseph's, Lee Center 9am-noon is Protecting God's Children (Register at VIRTUS.com)
November 22 St. Joseph's, Lee Center 1pm-2:30pm is Entrusted to Protect, Dedicated to Restore (recert) (Register email@example.com)
Online Course Schedule
Online sessions for Level I certification courses are going great! We have many participants again this year. Please let your folks know that a new round of courses will begin in January. "The Word ~ Foundation to Catechesis", begins session I on January 9th. There are five parts to this course. Also, "The Catechist ~ Call, Mission and Formation", begins session I on January 16th. There are three parts to this course. All the courses, information and registration can be found at faithformationevents.weebly.com. Please share this website with your catechists, RCIA teams, Children's Liturgy of the Word teams, and any other adults interested in learning.
December 4th & 5th Meeting
"High School & Confirmation Programs: New ones on the market and the good old ones!" Donna Prusko will share her experience with "Chosen" and show sample lessons. We are also going to show "Dynamic Catholic, Decision Point" being used by St. Mary's in Clinton, & "LifeTeens, One Eight Confirmation Program" which we just received some information. Share your own experiences of high school programs and Confirmation preparation, what works, what is the cost, how do you implement it, your review of it, etc. If you can create a document to share, that would be great!
Year Round Catechesis ~ Archived Webinar
Our first diocesan webinar went off without a hitch! Cathy Cornue discussed "Year Round Catechesis". You can view the archived webinar at faithformationevents.weebly.com under "Presenter Notes". The next webinar is scheduled for January 21. (This was scheduled before Cheryl and I were invited to a conference. The webinar might be rescheduled, but I hope to do everything possible to keep it as is.)
Tech Day In Syracuse
Diocesan Tech Day is November 19th ~ http://techday.syrdio.org/ Sponsored by the Diocesan I. T.
This is an activity for who ever wants to practice Google Slides. The link will go to slide presentation shared by all members here. Works really good if you have your syrdio.org account, but you don't have to have one to do this. Just click here or the title above to help create a slide presentation on Confirmation Programs. Include what you use, share images, cost, etc. You can do as many slides as you wnat to, but hopefully no more than 3 if possible. Let's give it a try, and then the information will be here for everyone to refer back to.
You can win $100!!!!!
"You can win $100 for your idea. To submit your Idea of the Month entry, click here. To read additional Ideas of the Month, click here.
IDEA OF THE MONTH: Share Your Ideas!Your Teaching Idea Can Win You $100!
Share your ideas with your fellow catechists and collect $100 if your idea is chosen as the Idea of the Month. Your teaching idea can be a simple prayer experience, a catechetical activity, or a lesson project appropriate for (or adaptable to) learners in kindergarten through sixth grade.
We will choose the Idea of the Month from all entries, regardless of when entries are submitted. So, if your Idea of the Month entry is not chosen in the month it is submitted, it will continue to be considered for future publication. Since many of your ideas will be seasonal (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.), we will publish ideas when they will be most meaningful for and useful to your fellow catechists. Feel free to submit your Advent teaching ideas during the Lenten season or submit several ideas in the summer months when you may have more time.
We encourage you to submit photos or other graphics to illustrate your teaching idea.
Our goal in offering the “Idea of the Month” in our print and online publications is to facilitate and encourage sharing among catechists and teachers around the country and world. Thank you for your contribution to the catechetical ministry!
Click here to view all the winning ideas.
Click here to submit your idea. Thanks for sharing!"