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To: Priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters, principals and parish staff
From: Andy Lichtenwalner, Director, Office of Formation and Discipleship
Blessed New Year. Below are updates from the Office of Formation and Discipleship (OFD):
- Senior Adult Ministry Networking Call (January 21, 10 a.m.): Please join us for a special session, “We Are Because God Sustains Us in God’s Memory”: A Pastoral Response to Dementia, co-presented by Maggie Rousseau, M.Ed., Director of Disabilities Ministry and Mary Cohen, MPH, Associate Director of Senior Adult Ministry. All ministry leaders are invited. Zoom meeting info is available here.
- January 24 is the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time and is also Sunday of the Word of God. Please see these resources from the USCCB and consider ways to promote reverencing, reading and praying with Sacred Scripture. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact OFD staff.
- Families Forming Disciples: The January and February sessions of our family faith formation program are available in English and Spanish on the website. This material remains free for any parishes to utilize and adapt.
- Check-in calls for parish catechetical leaders and other ministry leaders continue each month, as well as check-in calls specifically for youth ministry leaders. Please check the OFD calendar for dates, times and call-in info for upcoming calls.