Evangelization & Catechesis
CLADD Kick Off-Fall 2013
At Glenwood-Holy Rosary on Thursday, August 15th. More details to come later.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level One catechist formation is currently open for sessions beginning on Aug 1st--5th at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale. Please contact Mary Heinrich at 515-278-5684, extension 130 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration, more information or a brochure. Attached is the poster that can be printed and forwarded to your catechists or placed on your community bulletin board.
Evangelization, Adult Faith Formation, Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Save the Date!
Stirring the Fire of Faith: From Spark to Flame Save Saturday, Oct.12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch provided) and plan to be at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in West Des Moines. Join us for a day that will reignite your faith and your efforts to evangelize and catechize the adults in your parish! Nationally recognized speakers Dr. Gerard Baumbach and Sr. Maureen Shaughnessy will lead the day. Plan now to attend! Click here for more information
Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry
NOVOS on High –August 8 & 22
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to gather together for a diocesan Mass at 7 PM in the chapel at St. Ambrose Cathedral (607 High Street) in downtown Des Moines followed by fun and drinks at Legends American Grill (216 Court Avenue). Doors open at 6 PM with confession being offered, the Rosary prayed at 6:30 PM, Mass at 7 PM, followed by socializing at Legends in downtown Des Moines! Everyone is welcome to park in the lot on the corner of 7th and High, just west of St. Ambrose Cathedral. For more information, contact Tessa Schealler at 515-237-5098, e-mail her at email@example.com or go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/143948725270/.
Youth Ministry Fall Kick Off & Core Training
Saturday, August 24th at St. Thomas More Center. More details to come.
National Catholic Youth Conference
NCYC Parish Commitment Forms and deposits were due April 26, but registrations will still be accepted up until Aug. 16, when the balances on final payments are due. We highly encourage parishes to continue to promote NCYC and turn in their parish commitment forms and deposits as soon as possible. We suggest trying to get them in by mid-May to give students time between paying their deposit and the first installment of the payment on June 21. With questions, contact Tessa Schealler at 515-237-5098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable & Non-Profit Organization Directory 2012
Central Iowa locations
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations.
For the first time in recent history, the number of religious priests has increased!
Emphasizes Importance of Studying the Faith as an Organic Whole
The 2012 celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed in the United States on the weekend of Feb. 4-5.
Mass with Seminarians, August 20, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI gives guidance and support to seminarians for their years of formation.
VATICAN CITY, 27 SEP 2011 (VIS) - On Saturday 24 September, during the course of his apostolic visit to Germany, the Holy Father met with seminarians in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, whom he addressed off-the-cuff in German. Extracts of his remarks are given below.
MAYNOOTH, Ireland, OCT. 18, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answering the "call" is getting a little easier these days, and in a surprising place. Those who want more information on joining the Catholic priesthood in Ireland need look no further than their smart phone.
The clergy topped the list of the Ten Happiest Jobs found in an article
at Forbes.com, as reported a General Social Survey by the
National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago.
Read the whole article here: