Monday, April 23, 2012

A Clever Picture and 1,000 Words Too!

There are several new resources available on the  New Evangelization.

One is a clever cartoon online. The other is a document from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.

Here is the web url that will take you to an expanded

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Free Webinar -- 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness

A free webinar on the "7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness" will be presented by author and catechist Dr. Joe Paprocki.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sponsored by the Loyola Press

Based on Dr. Paprocki’s new book, participants will explore 7 key ways by which all can be renewed by the God's grace.

     Seeing Yourself as You Really Are
     Actively Seeking the Good of Others
     Thinking Before Acting
     Holding on Loosely
     Recognizing and Setting Limits
     Channeling Desires
     Unleashing Your Imagination

For more information and/or to acess the webinar sign-in page, right click here:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

An Ever-Changing Laity -- What Concerned Leaders Should Do

While the Why Catholic? model is on hiatus until Fall 2012, you really should take a look @ a short piece by Dr. Neil Parent on the spiritual sentiments and needs of our ever-changing Catholic laity in the USA.
Here is the Archdiocesan blog page on which you can find the Parent article:

Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, April 9, 2012

5 Steps: Plan Your Parish's Social Media Use

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Have you heard? Catholic bishops are tweeting. Facebook and Google+ look interesting. Texts and Tweets are careening thru virtual space. So you decide to give it a go.

But, at first, nothing seems to be happening . . .

Don't forget to first plan your overall parish social media strategy, as you would envision a great party.  Common business approaches don't work so well. So, have a successful launch for your social and online strategies by trying 5 practical steps.

Access the highlighted link above!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter to All

Happy Easter to one and all from the Archdiocesan Faith-Formation staff.

Easter Prayer

by RENEW International

Your love, O God, embraces all creation, from the tree of the cross.
You have broken open the barriers of sin and selfishness
that separate us from one another and from you.
Remain with us and work through us
that others may come to see that love in us
that they saw and loved in Jesus-
a life freely given for the life of the world.
Until that great day, when your love will reign and all will be one,
may we walk in peace, work for justice,
live in gratitude, and celebrate unceasingly the wonders of your love.
Draw us all to you, O God, through the dying and rising of Christ,
in the power of the Spirit.