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This is a great online opportunity for anyone employed by the Diocese of Syracuse, including teachers, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and anyone involved in ministry that would appreciate more online tools. The certification level course is $170; however, if employees register with the diocese we are able to receive a 20% discount. For more information please visit the resources below or contact Andrea Slaven at email@example.com:
Click here to register for catechist formation courses, webinars, and other Faith Formation events: http://faithformationevents.weebly.com/
The Catechetical Leader in the Third Millennium
A collaborative effort of the New York State Bishops and the New York State Council of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, it states, in part, “The Church in New York State…needs a renewed commitment to the call, recruitment, and affirmation of woman and men of faith as parish catechetical leaders.” It also echoes and affirms the statement in the National Directory of Catechesis, from the United States Bishops, “The single most critical factor in an effective parish catechetical program is the leadership of a professionally trained parish catechetical leader.” The document focuses on five core competencies: Evangelization; Changing Parish Landscape; Family; Culture; Technology. www.nyscatholic.org.
Catechist Certification - Diocese of Syracuse, NY: click here for information on the Catechist Formation Program
Click here to browse an online resource center and catalogue: http://rcfaithquest.weebly.com/
To view the video series from the North American Forum on the Cathechumanate, click here.
Circles of Care Curriculum - Review and Download Curriculum
Click here for Revised Catechetical Handbook
Faith Formation for Children and Teens with Special Needs:
The Office of Special Needs for Catechetics has resources available for people with a variety of special needs. Adaptive Sacramental Kits for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation: Gifts for All (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation) published by Dayton University, 1000 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s are among the many resources that may be borrowed from any of the four regional Resource Centers. For more information concerning catechesis for those with special needs contact Connie Armstrong at 315-596-4014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechists in the diocese were honored at the annual Pathways to Ministry celebration, held June 1. View a complete list of honorees here.
Mission Statement: We, the Office of Faith Formation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, inspired by the life and mission of Jesus, and embracing the opportunities of our time and culture, commit ourselves to educate, evangelize and empower others through lifelong and ongoing faith formation.
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