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Contagiously Catholic: Evangelizing Small Groups Workshop

Everyone says that small groups are integral to evangelization. Yet often we become discouraged when small groups have a short shelf life, or they become insular. Join us on one of two full day workshops to learn practical skills in facilitating an effective evangelization small group that encourages on-going conversion and consistently reaches new people. This workshop is for Pastoral Ministers who are interested training others in evangelizing small groups and for any small group facilitator interested in making their group more evangelizing. More Information

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Contagiously Catholic: Evangelizing Small Groups Workshop

Everyone says that small groups are integral to evangelization. Yet often we become discouraged when small groups have a short shelf life, or they become insular. Join us on one of two full day workshops to learn practical skills in facilitating an effective evangelization small group that encourages on-going conversion and consistently reaches new people. This workshop is for Pastoral Ministers who are interested training others in evangelizing small groups and for any small group facilitator interested in making their group more evangelizing. More information

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The Art of Accompaniment: One on One Evangelization

The Church will have to ini­tiate everyone—priests, religious and laity—into this ‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other (cf. Ex 3:5). (Evangelii Gaudium, 169)

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The Art of Accompaniment: One-on-One Evangelization

The Church will have to ini­tiate everyone—priests, religious and laity—into this ‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other (cf. Ex 3:5). (Evangelii Gaudium, 169)

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Contagiously Catholic: Increase

For those involved in Evangelization Ministry – Join us for Contagiously Catholic: Increase. Our goal is simple: Ever increasing communion with Christ. Join us for: Shared Prayer and Lectio Formation Guest Speaker: Rev. Steve Dos Santos CPPS Topic: Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus Lunch *recommend $5 donation Adoration More information

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When the Trinity Crashes a Beer Run

Recently, I teamed up with two friends of mine to enter a costume contest and road race in which teams of three competed for the chance to win Skyline Chili for a year for the most creative contest (providing all three members of the team stayed tethered together throughout the race). The race started and ended at a festival beer tent and I’ll get back to that in a minute. My always-creative wife thought it would be great if the three of us dressed as members of the Holy Trinity, and since it’s hard to …

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Are You a Dynamic Catholic?

If you went to Mass at any parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this past Christmas, chances are you were handed the book Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. Many parishes hosted book studies this year in which participants reflected on the various ways Catholicism helps us become the best-version-of-ourselves. If you are looking for a good summer read, I would recommend another book by Matthew Kelly called “The 4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How Engaging 1% of Catholics Could Change The World” (Beacon Publishing, 2012). In this book, Matthew cites research that seems to …

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Rediscover Catholicism Book Discussion: Now is Our Time

Thank you for participanting in our on-line Book Discussion. Once you finish the book, we recommend that you pass it along to someone that you know would benefit from it. It is an easy way to share your faith!   OPENING PRAYER Loving Father, Open our hearts and minds and allow us to see the beauty of our faith. Show us what is possible and fill us with the grace, strength, and wisdom to live all the good things we explore here together. Send your Spirit upon us so that we can discover your dream …

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A Living Gospel

 Several years ago, when my eldest daugther was an infant, I purchased the revised edition of Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers for my family (which I now highly recommend for everyone). As I perused through the plethora of ritual blessings, thematic scripture readings, and prayers for every occasion, I noticed a ritual blessing for members of a household, traditionally set on the Epiphany. So, on the feast day, I gathered my wife and 11 week old baby girl around the Christmas tree to pray this blessing and begin a new family tradition. As I began to read …

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On Becoming Missionary

It has been approximately one year and four months since I moved to the Northern part of the Archdiocese. I made this move from ministering in a large suburban Cincinnati parish-itself a past move in my life just nine-plus previous years ago.    I have learned that when a person makes a life-changing move or is impacted by life-changing events, this person’s previous reality may not immediately serve their newfound situation. William Bridges, author of the book Transitions-Making Sense of Life’s Changes, says “you must realize that some significant part of your old reality was …

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