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Adult Education

New STEP 2020 Courses

STEP at the University of Notre Dame usees digital technology to offer theological education to pastoral ministers and other adult Catholics across the United States and beyond.

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Adult Formation

Basic Religious Studies Course Series (2020)

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.

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Advent 2019

When Your Family’s Advent Falls Apart

In this blog post from the USCCB’s For Your Marriage website, author Josh Noem finds solace in the centerpiece on the table during the Advent season. When life feels like it’s out of control, there are ways to stay grounded during Advent.

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Faith Formation

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This reflection about keeping the faith during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter: On The Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene by Pope Francis

The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder.

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Advent 2019

Family Reflection for Advent

This reflection for Advent can be a great resource for families in your parish. This reflection is part of a Catholic Relief Services series.

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Faith Formation

Benevolent Fictional Patrons of Important Christian Holidays

It’s easy for kids, especially, to get wrapped up in the stories of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Here’s a fun blog with tips for parents on how to bring the right messages home on the most Sacred of Catholic holidays.

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Advent 2019

The Season of Advent

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
6

Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) – Old Testament

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.

Monday, Jan 6, 2020
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Elementary School Building (Marian Room)
West Islip

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Jan
16

RCIA Level I – Bethpage

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall)
Seaford

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Feb
6

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Morning Location

A workshop addressing the changing cultural landscape in our Faith Formation Programs.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Frances Cabrini
Southampton

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Feb
24

Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) – New Testament

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.

Monday, Feb 24, 2020
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Elementary School Building (Marian Room)
West Islip

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Jan
15

RCIA Level I – West Babylon

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
Seaford

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Jan
22

Ministry of Consolation Level I

A foundation for understanding the general principles of the Order of Christian Funerals.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center)
Seaford

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Feb
10

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Evening Location

A workshop addressing the changing cultural landscape in our Faith Formation Programs.

Monday, Feb 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Southampton

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Mar
10

Catechist Training Level 2 – Religious Education

The series is designed for anyone who has completed Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. James, Setauket

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