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Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples Book
Author : Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2012-07-01
ISBN : 9781612785905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these trends for the United States:

Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide

Forming Intentional Disciples   Study Guide Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN : 9781612788005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide Spanish

Sherry Weddell s Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide  Spanish Book
Author : Ximena Debroeck
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2016-03-23
ISBN : 9781681920375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now the most-talked-about book in Catholic parishes across the country, Forming Intentional Disciples, has a study guide that will help you change your parish or small faith community. Sherry A. Weddell's Forming Intentional Disciples Study Guide provides tools and resources to "break the silence," initiate conversations, share the story of faith, and begin walking the path of discipleship together.

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples Book
Author : Sherry Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9781612788340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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""It is not the same thing to have known Jesus as not to have known him, not the same thing to walk with him as to walk blindly, not the same thing to hear his word as not to know it . We know that with Jesus life becomes richer.""-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel In her first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, Sherry Weddell, cofounder of the Catherine of Siena Institute, captured the attention of Catholics across the globe as she uncovered the life-changing power that accompanies the conscious decision to follow Jesus as his disciple. Now, in the groundbreaking Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples, she has gathered together experienced leaders and collaborators whose exceptional field-tested wisdom and enthusiasm for transforming Catholic parishes into centers of discipleship and apostolic outreach is both inspiring and practical. The authors consider: The role of intercessory prayer in parish transformationHow "fireside chats" can help a pastor connect with his parishioners and call them to personal discipleship and missionThe co-responsibility of lay people andpastors in the work of making disciplesThe revolutionary impact of a discipleship approach to youth ministryHow one parish successfully fostered a culture of intentional discipleship, and much more As Sherry asks in her own chapter, "Are we willing to answer the call and pay the price necessary to become a new generation of saints through which God can do extraordinary things in our time?"

Forming Intentional Disciples

Forming Intentional Disciples Book
Author : Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN : 1612789439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

Fruitful Discipleship

Fruitful Discipleship Book
Author : Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2017-06-20
ISBN : 1612789730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As faith-filled Catholics, we are called to go out and spread the good news of the Gospel, build up the Church, and fuel its mission. We are supernaturally empowered by God to do this through the charisms we receive at Baptism. Learn about each charism, what they are, and how discipleship unleashes these powerful gifts to produce fruit that lasts.

Jesus

Jesus Book
Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2017-04-20
ISBN : 1681920786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you restless and looking for more out of life? Do you desire a deeper experience of God’s love and mercy? Have you been searching for freedom, peace, fulfillment, and joy? You can find all of these things in the story of Jesus Christ. But be aware—it’s nothing like you’re expecting. In Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew, Deacon Keith Strohm invites you not just to read about Jesus, but to have a transformative encounter with him. This isn’t a book of theology, or an abstract story with little impact on your real life. It is the story that can and will transform you if you’re open to it. In these pages, you will discover who you truly are and what you were created for. You will meet Jesus, not simply as an historical figure, but as our living and present Savior and friend. Encounter – again, or for the first time – Jesus Christ, who lives ... and changes lives. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Deacon Keith Strohm is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization in Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love, and power of Jesus Christ. Deacon Keith has extensive experience in creating and sustaining processes and programs of evangelization and formation at the group, parish, and diocesan level that focus on the making, maturation, and missioning of disciples of Jesus Christ. He is also a long-time teacher and collaborator with the Catherine of Siena Institute. He is a co-author, along with six other collaborators, with Sherry Weddell for the book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples—a follow up to the bestselling book, Forming Intentional Disciples.

Preaching for Discipleship

Preaching for Discipleship Book
Author : Michael E. Connors
Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
Release : 2021-01-25
ISBN : 1618332708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The homily is a primary way that pastors and deacons can communicate how the whole parish community forms the catechumens. Many parishioners are not aware of their role in the Christian initiation process. In Preaching Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation, Michael E. Connors, CSC, provides homilists and catechists with the tools to evangelize not only the catechumens present, but also to capture the imagination of the parish community so that they too realize their own role in the Christian initiation process. This resource will help the homilist: Build a homily Foster a deeper appreciation of the call to discipleship on the part of the assembly Instruct the assembly on their role in the Rite of Christian Initiation so that right from the outset the catechumens may feel that they belong to the people of God Bring the baptized and catechumens into a deeper personal relationship with the Lord Provide specific insights during the period of Mystagogy

saints Who Transformed Their World

saints Who Transformed Their World Book
Author : Sherry Weddell
Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Release : 2019-10-10
ISBN : 1593253036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our history is filled with the stories of ordinary men and women who were raised up by God for the people and needs of their times—people through whom God did extraordinary things as they followed Jesus in the midst of his Church. In saints Who Transformed Their World, Sherry Weddell presents stories of laypeople who said "yes" to God and shared the spiritual gifts given to them by God. Be inspired by the stories of lay saints: women and men whom God has powerfully used as channels of his beauty, mercy, wisdom, healing, and provision. In these short stories, you will discover people you can relate to. Their inspirational ways of living their faith can help you to recognize your spiritual gifts and help you live every day as an intentional disciple. When each one of us faithfully answers God’s unique call in our lives, the fruit that you and I bear will be the answer to someone else’s prayer. — Sherry Weddell

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership

Preaching as Spiritual Leadership Book
Author : Michael E. Connors, CSC
Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
Release : 2021-05-15
ISBN : 1616716355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this unique resource, Fr. Michael E. Connors gathers and expertly guides the collective wisdom of experienced preachers and homilists to provide a unique resource that examines the preacher’s unique role as shepherd and a spiritual leader. The chapters will investigate these dual roles according to the roots of the Catholic spiritual tradition and provide practical advice for priests, deacons, seminarians in homiletics classes or preaching classes, retreat leaders, RCIA catechists—all who preach. Preaching as Spiritual Leadership provides solutions to the following questions: How is preaching embedded in the Church’s pastoral mission? What does it mean to be a shepherd and spiritual leader for others? How can a preacher flourish in the role of spiritual leader? How can we lead others into committed discipleship through preaching? To be a shepherd and spiritual leader, the preacher must be in some sense a mystic, who is filled with the Lord’s gracious presence, a presence to be shared with others. Homilists are a sacramental people, they must also be a mystagogues: ministers who can both lead the community’s ritual celebrations, and help the People of God to plunge into the liturgy with lively faith, to touch the holy realities behind them.

Saints Who Transformed Their World

Saints Who Transformed Their World Book
Author : Sherry Weddell
Publisher : Word Among Us Press
Release : 2019-10
ISBN : 9781593253554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Sherrys new book, saints Who Transformed Their World, you will discover fascinating short stories of laypeople who, because of their yes to God and the charisms and gifts given to them by God, lived their faith in ways that will inspire you and teach you how to live every day as an intentional disciple. These captivating men and women bore great fruit in the world around them and became extraordinary in their love for God and others.

Developing Disciples of Christ

Developing Disciples of Christ Book
Author : Julianne Stanz
Publisher : Loyola Press
Release : 2017-10-01
ISBN : 0829445293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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St. Pope John Paul II reminds us in Catechesi Tradendae that catechesis is a moment—“a very remarkable one—in the whole process of evangelization.” In other words, catechesis is an essential part of evangelization, not something separate from it. Therefore, it is critically important that catechetical leaders recognize how to effectively catechize in a way that advances the Church’s primary mission to evangelize. To that end, this third volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader will explore a Catholic understanding of evangelization grounded in Scripture and Tradition, how the New Evangelization supports and enhances today’s catechesis, the inseparable nature of content and methodology in catechesis, the absolute importance of adult catechesis, and so much more. The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God’s word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

How to Win Friends for Christ

How to Win Friends for Christ Book
Author : Fr. Thomas Cavanaugh,John Love
Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Release : 2017-04-01
ISBN : 159325492X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his entertaining and engaging style, Mark Hart (also known as "The Bible Geek") shows readers why Scripture should be central to our life with the Lord. When we become immersed in Scripture, he says, we allow it—not the secular culture—to form our minds and hearts. In the story of the Bible, we find our own story as we discover how much God loves us and desires to save us and dwell among us. This book also considers the place of Scripture in the liturgy, introduces the practice of lectio divina, the prayerful reading of Scripture, and shows how the Scriptures connect to the sacraments.

Effective Preaching

Effective Preaching Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Liturgy Training Publications
Release : 2019-06-17
ISBN : 1616714867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Effective Preaching: Bringing People into an Encounter with God is a practical collection of essays, featuring leading preachers, homilists and homily instructors. Compiled by Michael E. Connors, CSC, the Director of the John Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics at the University of Notre Dame, this imaginative book focuses entirely on the practical side of Catholic preaching. It will provide imaginative, hands-on, tested advice to help homilists develop preaching effectiveness, using techniques that will turn satisfactory preaching into exceptional preaching. This practical resource will be essential for priests, permanent deacons, seminarians in homiletics classes; retreat leaders, RCIA catechists; all who preach.

Called to Christian Joy and Maturity

Called to Christian Joy and Maturity Book
Author : Gordon C. DeMarais,Daniel A. Keating
Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Release : 2021-05-21
ISBN : 1593253885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than ever, Christians must be grounded in their identity and purpose to reach a hurting world. This groundbreaking book brings together the latest best practices for how to be (and help others become) mature, balanced, and joyful Christians today. Evangelism experts Gordy DeMarais and Daniel Keating lay out thoughtful actions for effectively bringing Christ to the world. A must-read for every follower of Jesus.

Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century

Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century Book
Author : James C. Pauley
Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
Release : 2017-12-14
ISBN : 1616713607
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship, Dr. James Pauley explores the sacred action most essential to forming genuine disciples: the transformative encounter with God in the liturgy. Drawing upon important twentieth-century intellectual influences as well as the experience of several of today’s foremost catechetical leaders, this book will inspire readers with a promising new vision for sacramental preparation and mystagogical catechesis, one that places maximum emphasis on apprenticing people into an active and fruitful sacramental life in Christ.

Hurting in the Church

Hurting in the Church Book
Author : Fr. Thomas Berg
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN : 1681920468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Hurting in the Church provides a psychologically wise and spiritually profound path forward for Catholics who have been abused, traumatized, or wounded by other Catholics — especially those in leadership. Chapter 10 on how to recover one’s belief in and love for the Church is worth the price of the book alone!” -- Sherry Weddell, Best-selling author of Forming Intentional Disciples “An honest and much-needed book that addresses ... the many Catholics who feel marginalized, ignored, hurt, insulted and even abused by the Church.”—Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage “It took courage for Father Berg to write with such honesty and transparency, and his courage will give you courage—not only to confront sin and weakness within the Church, but also to give God another chance to help you rediscover him within the embrace of the Church despite the failings of her members.”—Fr. Jonathan Morris, author of New York Times Bestseller, The Way of Serenity “Here is an unflinching examination of the Church’s brokenness ... along with practical advice and the promise of hope for the challenging path forward. Fearless in his assessment, Father Berg is equally confident that in Jesus and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can move toward healing and wholeness.”—Cardinal Timothy Dolan ABOUT THE AUTHOR Father Berg is professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Rome’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. In addition to scholarly work in bioethics, he has also been published or quoted in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Crisis Magazine, First Things, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. An avid runner, hiker, and cigar aficionado, he escapes as often as he can to Cape May, New Jersey.

Ablaze

Ablaze Book
Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 1593252846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Catholic faith teaches that we should experience new life, abundant joy, and exuberant hope. Yet sadly, many of our parishes lack any of these. Drawing from decades of experience and service to over a hundred parishes, Deacon Keith Strohm breaks down the often complex and overwhelming task of parish renewal using a simple-to-understand framework that can help put your community on the path to vitality. Whether you’ve just begun the journey toward parish renewal or your parish is well on its way toward new life and mission, this book will provide critical insights and tools to help you on the way. “Ablaze gets to the heart of the matter in challenging parish and diocesan leadership to step up and, in spite of the cost, lead a transformation of the culture of their organizations.” —from the foreword by FR. JAMES MALLON, author of Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching Book
Author : Gerard V. Bradley,E. Christian Brugger
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-08
ISBN : 1316513602
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Few treatments of Catholic Social Teaching are as comprehensive as this, and none is nearly so devoted to a critical scholarly presentation and analysis of the whole corpus.

Discovering God Together

Discovering God Together Book
Author : Lisa Popcak,Greg Popcak
Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
Release : 2015-08-03
ISBN : 1622822463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research shows again and again that when families openly live and share their faith together, their marriages are stronger, children and parents get along better, and children are less likely to succumb to drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, or negative peer pressure. In this book, experienced psychotherapists Greg and Lisa Popcak show how you can transform your family into a joyful place where each member experiences life as a gift from God. From tapping into the rich beauty of Catholic traditions to mustering the motivation needed to deepen your spiritual life, you discover the practical, positive, and tangible difference our faith can make in your family life. You’ll also learn . . . The five marks of a Catholic family. Are you missing the most important? How to keep rituals fresh and alive rather than boring and routine. The four characteristics of teaching your children to have the heart of a disciple. The one thing children need to catch their faith on fire. How to shepherd your kids through the seven stages of faith. Six steps to helping kids develop individual prayer time How to discern your family’s charism – and what to do with it. How to foster your children’s sense of mission.