Catechist Formation Opportunities now available to all parishioners!

The Ignatian Spirituality is focused on appreciating and understanding that God is always with us and calls us to grow in our awareness of God’s presence and involvement in our lives. Our responsibility as believers is to be aware and conscious of God’s imminence and power in shaping and sharing with us God’s love, and our responsibility to be conscious and credible witnesses to God’s presence in our lives. In order to help us shape our awareness of God’s life in us, and how that might translate into appropriate strategies as catechists, will have invited to work with us Ms. Dee Papania, the DRE at St Alphonsus Church, in Woodstock. She is a Doctoral candidate in Ignatian Spirituality at Catholic University. Together, we will enhance our appreciation of how Ignatian spirituality can support our formation efforts with the children during this year ahead. For more information, please contact the Faith Formation office: 410-923-6953.

 

Dear Catechists:

During this past year, our curriculum review committee studied a variety of curricula designs, and we selected the Finding God series by Loyola Press. That series is based on the spirituality and learning processes fashioned by St Ignatius Loyola in the 1500s which has been a cherished spiritual resource in the Church for hundreds of years. The Ignatian Spirituality is focused on appreciating and understanding that God is always with us and calls us to grow in our awareness of God’s presence and involvement in our lives.

Our responsibility as believers is to be aware and conscious of God’s imminence and power in shaping and sharing with us God’s love and our responsibility to be conscious and credible witnesses to God’s presence in our lives.

In order to help us shape our awareness of God’s life in us, and how that might translate into appropriate strategies as catechists, we have been working with Ms. Dee Papania, the DRE at St Alphonsus Church, in Woodstock. She is a Doctoral candidate in Ignatian Spirituality at Catholic University. She will continue to work with us to enhance our appreciation and awareness of how Ignatian spirituality can support our formation efforts with the children during this year ahead.

We are currently planning for the 2017-2018 curriculum.  Stay tuned for more information!

Kind regards,
Andrea