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This presentation was given on August 10, 2013 to the parish catechetical leaders in Savannah, GA. The first half is the importance of continually forming yourself and the second half is about …

This presentation was given on August 10, 2013 to the parish catechetical leaders in Savannah, GA. The first half is the importance of continually forming yourself and the second half is about forming your catechists . Ongoing formation is important for all of us.

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  • Now we are ready to pray and we are going to engage in a practice tat could be adapted by a family as part of their preparation for Sunday. It’s quite simple. There are four parts: Reading, Meditation, Prayer and Contemplation We are going to do an abbreviated version tonight.
  • Listen to the reading and when yo hear a word or phrase that strikes you, just keep repeating it over and over to yourself. When the reading is complete we will start (Indicate who will start and how you will go around the room) and go
  • It will be read a second time and you can even follow along as the words will be on the screen. When the reading is finished please contemplate these questions, which will appear on the screen. After you have had some time to reflect, you will be invited to share in small groups of 4 or 5. Invite reader forward and switch to next slide.
  • After a minute or so, invite them back into their small groups of 4-5 people.
  • This is the final step we will use this evening. Sometimes people will write after this but we are just going to take a little time to contemplate. Once again you may read the words while you listen. Once again the questions will appear after the reading is done. Switch slides
  • It might be advisable to play some meditation music at this time but not necessary. Please encourage people to respect the silence , especially for the introverts. Allow at least a minute before inviting anyone to share in their small group. You can invite anyone to share with the larger group or you can do small groups first but watch your time.
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    • 1. CATECHETICAL FORMATION Setting Aside Time to Foster Our Own Relationship with Christ.
    • 2. Setting Aside Time to Listen to Your Heart and Soul Sisters, Brothers Take your time, go slowly Listen deep inside yourself Every hour is holy.
    • 3. PRAYER Lectio Divina Divine Reading Accepting the Embrace of God • LECTIO (Reading) • MEDITATIO (Meditation) • ORATIO (Prayer) • CONTEMPLATIO (Contemplation)
    • 4. LECTIO – Reading Reading of the Day – 2 Cor. 9:6-9 St Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians LISTEN for one word/phrase that seems to speak to you tonight almost jumps out at you Keep repeating it to yourself
    • 5. Meditatio - Meditation • IT WILL BE READ A SECOND TIME • You can read along as well as listen. • Ponder and ruminate on what was read. • Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire. • What, in particular, strikes you? • What, if anything, raises questions? • What, if anything, can you affirm?
    • 6. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8 Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sad- ness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.
    • 7. Meditatio - Meditation • TAKE A MOMENT OR TWO BEFORE MOVING INTO A DISCUSSION • Ponder and ruminate on what was read. • Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire. • What, in particular, strikes you? • What, if anything, raises questions? • What, if anything, can you affirm?
    • 8. ORATIO- Prayer CONTEMPLATIO - Contemplation Contemplatio •What is God saying to you? •What is God asking of you? •What are you being asked of in your being and in your doing?
    • 9. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8 Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sad- ness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.
    • 10. ORATIO- Prayer CONTEMPLATIO - Contemplation Contemplatio •TAKE TIME TO CONTEMPLATE AND LISTEN FOR THE VOICE OF GOD •What is God saying to you? •What is God asking of you? •What are you being asked of in your being and in your doing? •SHARE if you so desire.
    • 11. Saint Lawrence (d. 258?) • Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. SAINT LAWRENCE Patron Saint of Cooks & the Poor
    • 12. • Saturday, August 10, 2013 • Feast of Saint Lawrence • “These are the • treasures of the • Church.”
    • 13. Pope Francis • “The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.“ • “…never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity.“ • Committed himself shortly after his election in March to the vision of a "poor church for the poor."
    • 14. Mother Teresa • I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. • Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. • To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
    • 15. Mother Teresa • “Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?” • “. . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm
    • 16. You are God’s Witness Be always Joyful Pray without ceasing and Give Thanks in all circumstances, For this is the will of God for you. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
    • 17. B E L I E V E Aaron Neville Steer Me Right, Sweet Jesus Steer me right. Don’t let me fall. Steer me right, Sweet Jesus Be my all in all.
    • 18. Center of My Life Refrain: O Lord, you are the center of my life I will always praise you I will always serve you I will always keep you in my sight
    • 19. So What If . . . Mattie Stepanek, February 1998 What if the world fills up with so many people that the earth can’t hold us all? Is that a reason for war? No. Is that a reason not to love unborn babies? No. Is that a reason to let sick people die? No. It is a reason we need to make extra room, first in our hearts and then into our world It is a reason to make room for prayer because God is the only “I AM.” Who can answer such a “What If?”
    • 20. T A I Z E Ubi caritas, et a-mor Ubi Caritas, Deus ibi est Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom
    • 21. Sharing the Abundant Love We must go out because we want to share with all people the abundant love and hope, joy and peace that Jesus brought to us. We want to "proclaim the unfathomable treasure of Christ" and "throw light on the inner workings of the mystery kept hidden through all ages in God, the creator of everything" St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 3:8-9
    • 22. Give Thanks Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ His Son (repeat) And now let the weak say "I am strong" Let the poor say "I am rich" Because of what the Lord Has done for us. (REPEAT)
    • 23. The Patience of Ordinary Things Pat Schneider It is a kind of love, is it not? How the cup holds the tea, How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare, How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes Or toes. How soles of feet know Where they're supposed to be. I've been thinking about the patience Of ordinary things, how clothes Wait respectfully in closets And soap dries quietly in the dish, And towels drink the wet From the skin of the back. And the lovely repetition of stairs. And what is more generous than a window?
    • 24. Catholic Anthropolgy • With what kind of eyes do you look out upon the world? • Elohist • Yahwist
    • 25. Creation Stories Elohist • • Does God Have a Big Toe?: Stories About Stories in the Bible Authors: • Rabbi Marc Gellman, • Oscar De Mejo (Illustrator)
    • 26. Creation stories Yahwist • Ethiopian Tattoo Shop • Author: Father Edward Hays
    • 27. What story do you like best? TODAY – Right Now! • What story best describes your view of life and the way you approach every day with God? • Which story symbolizes your view of God the Creator? • Which story would you choose to tell and why? Sharing one’s faith is catechesis
    • 28. The Creation: The Story of How God Created the World Authors: Sheila Cassidy, Emma Hunk (Illustrator)
    • 29. All Things Considered August 7, 2006 Betsy Chalmers Faith in a God who has not abandoned me; faith in a man who loves me; faith in myself. I believe in faithfulness.
    • 30. God is constantly knocking at the gate of my heart to invite me to go beyond the state I have reached, because my whole life should be a journey on the way to Love. - Charles Cardinal Journet
    • 31. F O R M A T I O N “To set high standards,” said Pope John Paul II, “means both to provide a thorough basic training and to keep it constantly updated. This is a fundamental duty.” Effective formation methods address the whole person: emotions, imagination, will, heart, and mind. It is the whole person who ministers, so the whole person is the proper subject of formation. - Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord
    • 32. Those Who Catechize Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord STANDARDS •Human Formation •Spiritual Formation •Intellectual Formation •Pastoral Formation The Church has always required proper preparation of those who exercise a ministry. -Code of Canon Law
    • 33. What’s common to all? Bishop , Diocesan Staff, Pastors, Priests, Deacons, women and Men in Consecrated Life, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, Campus Ministers, Catechists, Catholic School Principals, Religion Teachers, Catholic School Teachers, Others Who Catechize •Recruitment, FORMATION, ON- GOING DEVELOPMENT, and Evaluation •Attention to their own personal, spiritual and professional development
    • 34. …informs, forms, and transforms. • Grow in your relationship with God throughout your lives • Live as disciples of Jesus Christ at home, in the workplace, in the community and the world • Develop an understanding of the Bible and your particular Catholic faith Tradition • Deepen your spiritual life and practices • Engage in service and mission to the world • Relate the Catholic Faith to Life today • Participate in the life and ministries of your faith community
    • 35. I am with you always • Incarnation: New and Selected Poems for Spiritual Reflection • Author: Irene Zimmerman
    • 36. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when you’re running out of wine at your child’s wedding feast and you know the shame of it will last forever. I will be for you the Best Wine of all.
    • 37. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you in your storm-tossed boat when joy, hope, life seem lost at sea and you come close to falling overboard. I will still the storm, restore you to tranquility.
    • 38. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when you’re caught out on a limb – a social climbing tax collector, treed! I too will climb a tree and be mocked on it. I will honor you by coming to your house to eat.
    • 39. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when your body is so bent that friendly faces, trees, sky are lost to view and all you see are feet hurrying by. I will empower you to stand up straight again.
    • 40. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when men catch you in adultery and your death is but a stone’s throw away. I am the Gate to the sheepfold. I will lay my body down between your enemies and you.
    • 41. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when you claim you do not know me. I have prayed that you will overcome despair and bring the heavy burden of your sin to me. I have forgiven you ahead of time.
    • 42. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) I am with you when your dearest friend and brother Passes through the dark door of death, leaving you disconsolate. I know the pain of loss. I AM the Resurrection and the Life.
    • 43. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20) • I will be for you the Best Wine of all. • I will still the storm, restore you to tranquility. • I will honor you by coming to your house to eat. • I will empower you to stand up straight again. • I will lay my body down between your enemies and you. • I have forgiven you ahead of time. • I AM the Resurrection and the Life.
    • 44. Go forth and teach all nations… The four pillars of the Catechism remind us of a symphony that has four movements. The fullness of the faith and the fullness of the symphony share this wholeness. Symphony of Faith • Woodwinds • Brass • Strings • Percussion
    • 45. G R A T E F U L A Song of Giving Thanks • By John Bucchino • Illustrated by Anna- Liisa Hakkarainen • Recording by Art Garfunkel
    • 46. Grateful, Grateful I've got a roof over my head I've got a warm place to sleep Some nights I lie awake counting gifts Instead of counting sheep
    • 47. Grateful, Grateful I've got a heart that can hold love I've got a mind that can think There may be times when I lose the light And let my spirits sink But I can't stay depressed When I remember how I'm blessed.
    • 48. Grateful, Grateful Grateful, grateful Truly grateful I am Grateful, grateful Truly blessed And duly grateful
    • 49. Grateful, Grateful In a city of strangers I got a family of friends No matter what rocks and brambles fill the way I know that they will stay until the end
    • 50. Grateful, Grateful I feel a hand holding my hand It's not a hand you can see But on the road to the promised land This hand will shepherd me Through delight and despair Holding tight and always there
    • 51. Grateful, Grateful Grateful, grateful Truly grateful I am Grateful, grateful Truly blessed And duly grateful
    • 52. Grateful, Grateful It's not that I don't want a lot Or hope for more, or dream of more But giving thanks for what I've got Makes me happier than keeping score
    • 53. Grateful, Grateful In a world that can bring pain I will still take each chance For I believe that whatever the terrain Our feet can learn to dance Whatever stone life may sling We can moan or we can sing
    • 54. Grateful, Grateful Grateful, grateful Truly grateful I am Grateful, grateful Truly blessed And duly grateful Truly blessed And duly grateful
    • 55. GRATEFUL A Song of Giving Thanks • By John Bucchino • Illustrated by Anna- Liisa Hakkarainen • CD with an original recording by Art Garfunkel included
    • 56. Alleluia to Pachelbel Canon in D • Alleluia to Pachelbel Canon in D • Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song
    • 57. Let’s Go for a Walk I’m choosing your partner Talk about four (4) Things •How has the day been for you so far? •What is something good that has happened to you today? •What is something you learned today that you can use? •What are your hopes for this afternoon? Done or not, when you hear the chimes, make circles of eight (8)
    • 58. Names for God • Person with the most jewelry goes FIRST • Speak a name or phrase that is used for God or to speak about God or any one of the three persons in God. • Go clockwise, you must respond every time with either a name or say “PASS” • Names cannot be repeated, HOWEVER using another language is acceptable. • Keep going until either you all pass in a row or your hear the chimes. Be
    • 59. Names for God • In God’s Name • Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sassso, Phoebe Stone (Illustrator)
    • 60. God is Defining Beauty Danielle Rose
    • 61. God is You want to know me? You want to see my face? I do not age with time; I do not fit into a space I transcend the capacity of your eye, so who am I?
    • 62. God is It is the question of the moment; It is the question for all time I am you and you are mine I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • 63. God is I am your father; I am your mother I am the man who cannot cry I am the story in your eyes I am the orphan of war I am the leper begging on the corner I am the black slave in chains I am the Muslim bride who cannot show her face I’m the cross you carry again
    • 64. God is I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • 65. God is I’m all you have forgotten I am all this you have not been I am in you – all that is within you Let the journey begin. Amen I am in you, Amen.
    • 66. Which one of the eight (8) statements speaks to you? Stand if you wish to share – I will give you a partner. I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • 67. NDC, no. 21 C, p. 65, The Catechist • Has encountered Christ • Has been converted by Christ • Follows Christ • Shares in Christ’s life and mission • Possesses a living social conscience • Well-rooted in the cultural environment
    • 68. First Requirement • How do we love as Christ did? • Christ has a thousand disguises • When was the last time you encountered the Risen Christ? • What is the first encounter you recall with the Risen Christ?
    • 69. Live and in-person • Most catechists prefer to have their formation LIVE and IN PERSON. • Therefore, the options are: – You – Someone on the parish team – A colleague – Another parish catechist (one of your own) – A local expert – A consultant (60 miles or more away) – A combination on-line content/group
    • 70. Catechists’ Need for Formation • Like all Christians, catechists are called to continual conversion and growth in their faith and, for this reason, are called to ongoing spiritual formation. • In addition to spiritual formation, the catechist is also in need of pedagogical formation, especially as society, teaching methods, and culture change.
    • 71. C A U T I O N • Inadequate and faulty formation harms rather than helps the mission of the Church. – Co-Workers in the Vineyard • Under no circumstances should the initial formation of new catechists “be improvised or left to the initiative of the candidates themselves.” – NDC • The ongoing formation of catechists is to include all aspects of the catechist’s life. - NDC
    • 72. Context and Meaning National Directory for Catechesis Chapter 2 Evangelization • The six principle tasks of catechesis –Knowledge of the Faith –Participation in liturgical and sacramental life –Moral Formation –Learning to Pray –Preparation and participation in faith community
    • 73. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level I • The punishment and obedience orientation • Avoidance of punishment and unquestioning deference to power are values in their own right, not in terms of respect for an underlying moral order. I don’t want to get in trouble.
    • 74. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level II • The instrumental relativist orientation • Reciprocity is a matter of "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours", not loyalty, gratitude, or justice. I want a reward.
    • 75. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level III • Interpersonal concordance or "good boy-nice girl" orientation • Good behavior is what pleases or helps others and is approved by them. One earns approval by being nice. I want to please somebody.
    • 76. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level IV • The "law and order" orientation • Right behavior consists in doing one's duty, showing respect for authority, and maintaining the given social order for its own sake. I follow the rules.
    • 77. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level V • The social-contract legalistic orientation (generally with utilitarian overtones) • Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society. I am considerate of other people.
    • 78. Lawrence Kolberg’s Six Levels of Moral Development Level VI • The universal ethical-principle orientation • Ethical principles that appeal to logical comprehensiveness, universality, and consistency. These principles are abstract and ethical (the Golden Rule); they are not concrete moral rules like the Ten Commandments. I have a personal code of behavior and I follow it.
    • 79. New Evangelization • When the pope talks about evangelization that is new he states "evangelization can be new in its ardor, methods and expression.”
    • 80. Blessings • It was the last words she ever said to him. • When she came out, she made a vow. • “I walked out into life. I will never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing I will ever say.”
    • 81. Dead Man Walking "I want the last face you see in this world to be the face of love, so you look at me when they do this thing. I'll be the face of love for you." -Sr. Helen Prejean
    • 82. The elements of a blessing The first element in any blessing is that there has to be a relationship with God. When we bless, when we ask for goodness, we ask from the source of all goodness, we ask God. When things are going well in our lives – when the road seems to rise and meet us – our relationship with God will be positive. Cursing is the furthest thing from our minds.
    • 83. The elements of a blessing When things are not going so well in our lives – when the road does not rise to meet us – everything in life can seem like an uphill struggle. It is during these times that we run the risk of losing our relationship with God. If we allow this to happen, we are unable to bless. We become like the embittered psalmist who can only curse. Relationship with and belief in God are essential to blessing.
    • 84. The elements of a blessing The second element in a blessing is the ritual of transfer of the blessing or the goodness. Historically, this transfer of the blessing takes place physically through words that we pronounce and gestures that we make, such as uplifted arms or actual laying-on of hands. The person giving the blessing transfers the blessing in such a manner that it will somehow be experienced by the receiver.
    • 85. The elements of a blessing The sense of touch, whether it is the wind at your back, the sun shining upon your face or the firm hand of a person signing your forehead, can convey an enormous life-sustaining power. A blessing is the bridge between heaven and earth. The transfer of the divine that occurs when we bless is truly a sacred moment.
    • 86. The elements of a blessing The third element of a blessing is the enhancement of the receiver, wherein we envision the goodness of the blessing. Even Jesus, when he pronounced the Beatitudes, envisioned a goodness that would give comfort and hope to millennia of believers. We have in our possession the ability to envision virtually any future for humanity. The power to bless is incredibly awesome. It is the vision of divine enhancement, of a people resting in the palm of God’s hand, that is the hallmark of a blessing.
    • 87. Y O U R T U R N NEVER dismiss w/o a Blessing Bless (Give) and be Blessed (Receive) •Form groups of seven (7) •LEADER – Birthday closest to today (either) •Get envelope with blessings •Take TWO, Don’t look/choose, Pass envelope •One for you, ONE to bless others •Hand on shoulder, pray blessing, sign cross on forehead, AMEN. Next
    • 88. Helpful Hints and Reminders • Go clockwise • LOOK at the person when you pray the blessing • Don’t start to bless until the person on your right blesses you and moves on so there is no one on your immediate right. • Person on the Leader’s right will be the last person to bless everyone. • When you are all done, please be seated, wait quietly for the others to finish. • Thanks for coming – SAFE TRAVELS
    • 89. You will be my witnesses
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