June 1, 2012
Thank you all for your gift of self as you continue to answer God’s call to discipleship and our work as missionaries. We are blessed to have a clearer vision of our mission from Pope Benedict in his declaration of a 'Year of Faith'. I invite you to read Pope Benedict’s message as we prepare to work under the direction of Bishop Ochoa and our priests to serve God’s people. You can read the message on, http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/vatican-releases-year-of-faith-guidelines
We have new resources available to aid Directors, Coordinators and Catechists as they prepare to teach the faith. One series guides us in methods where our children can encounter God through the world of art. The following resources have been introduced to us from Paraclete Press:
Praying in Black and White
Praying in Color
Journey to the Heart “Centering Prayer for Children”
Praying with the Body “Bringing the Psalms to Life”
Writing to God “40 Days of Praying with My Pen” (Adult)
Writing to God (Kid’s Edition)
The Jesus Creed for students
Please contact Rosie Navarro to check out these resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purity at all Cost = a message that will change your Heart and Your Life
Praying with the body “Bringing the Psalms to Life”
The Jesus Creed
Please visit our website for information on upcoming events,
such as, formation dates, Diocesan Congress, retreats and other valuable information. I am in the process of making the required yearly reports available on-line for submission.
I invite those called to minister to our children with hearing challenges to please contact me at Josie@dioceseoffresno.org
for training opportunities.
Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry