As you read through this, you will notice the poetry is written by Karol Wojtyla. You probably recognize this name...Pope Saint John Paul II. Before his ordination to priesthood, he was active in theatre and wrote dramas and poetry. I chose a few of the poems from his writing titled, "Songs of the Beauty of Water."
If you looking for Confirmation celebrations for students who can't be present for the one offered at your parish, please refer to this schedule and contact the parish catechetical leader. Some things to keep in mind:
- Sacrament Registry Book - should be at the parish with student information logged in. The Bishop will sign this.
- Please make sure students do not have gum!
- Refer to the Sacramental Guidelines for additional information regarding the liturgy.
The next Faith Formation Leaders' meeting is April 27 & 28. Please note this will be held at Mt. Carmel's Salerno Room. Kevin Dowd is being sponsored by Pflaum Publishing Group. Kevin will present “Using Scripture in Catechesis”. Dave Barocsi, the area representative from Pflaum will offer dinner and breakfast to "lift your spirits!"
- Structured & Comprehensive
Christine Gray, youth minister from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, has put together an incredible faith awareness event highlighting participating parishes in the Utica area. A bike riding event on April 29th to visit various parishes and learn something special at each parish. With the help of the Good News Collaborative Parish grant which has helped the Eastern region parishes develop youth events, Christine has organized a true "whole community" event. Working the police departments of 3 jurisdictions, the bike route is safe and monitored by the police. At each parish, there will be a short teaching as well as snacks. The participating youth are also collecting donations for the Mother Marianne Soup Kitchen. No bike? No problem! Please see the flyer for all the details!
For glossy printed brochures, please contact Anne Elacqua at firstname.lastname@example.org
The eastern region Collaborative Young Adults have begun a new working relationship with the already established young adult group from St. Louis Gonzaga. The group has done several young adult mixers and fund raisers. Over 100 young people raised $6000 for Children's Miracle Network and $3000 for the Good News Foundation.
The group from St. Louis Gonzaga is working now with Dick Vetere to have a nice evening of socializing and networking.
Please invite the young adults from your parish.
To get large posters or distribution postcards, please contact Dick Vetere at email@example.com
We would really appreciate posters being placed around the community, ie grocery stores, colleges, etc.
- 2017-18 Planning Template & form Survey
- Regional Calendar Planning Workshop in May
- Pathways - A whole NEW event! It's getting a complete makeover! Come celebrate! It's not just for certification!
- New & Nearly New Catechetical Leaders - Evening Under the Stars Part II: Sacramental Prep (sometime this summer?)