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Jan
15
Wed
RCIA Level I – West Babylon @ Our Lady of Grace
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RCIA Level I - West Babylon @ Our Lady of Grace | Seaford | New York | United States

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

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Topics Will Include:

  • Theology of the Sacraments of Initiation. Historical overview of the rite.
  • Breaking Open the Word with Catechumens:
    • the importance of faith sharing and teachings, based on the lectionary readings.
    • apply and experience Breaking Open the Word of God and explore ways to implement in a parish.
  • RCIA Process During the Season of Lent
  • Liturgical Rites
  • Post-baptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy

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Location: Our Lady of Grace
666 Albin Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704
Dates: Wednesday, January 15 22, 29 (Room 109);
and February 19, 2020 (Room 106)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person

Please note: You must attend all sessions

For more information contact
Lucy Creed (516) 678-5800 ext 236 | lcreed@drvc.org

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Jan
16
Thu
RCIA Level I – Bethpage @ St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall)
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCIA Level I - Bethpage @ St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall) | Seaford | New York | United States

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

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Topics Will Include:

  • Theology of the Sacraments of Initiation. Historical overview of the rite.
  • Breaking Open the Word with Catechumens:
    • the importance of faith sharing and teachings, based on the lectionary readings.
    • apply and experience Breaking Open the Word of God and explore ways to implement in a parish.
  • RCIA Process During the Season of Lent
  • Liturgical Rites
  • Post-baptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy

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Location: St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall)
220 Central Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714
Dates: Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person

Please note: You must attend all sessions

For more information contact
Lucy Creed (516) 678-5800 ext 236 | lcreed@drvc.org

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Jan
22
Wed
Ministry of Consolation Level I @ St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ministry of Consolation Level I @ St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center) | Seaford | New York | United States

Location: St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center)
505 Willis Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596

When: Wednesdays, January 22, 29; February 5, and 12, 2020
from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Alice Piil, CSJ.

Cost: $40.00 per person

This is a Level I Course. Advanced registration is required.

A foundation for understanding the general principles of the Order of Christian Funerals. For the development and training of teams of lay ministers so they may provide the parish with a ministry
of consolation. Also ideal for new volunteers in existing ministry, this course will instruct on the methods of outreach to families at the time of death of a loved one.

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Feb
10
Mon
Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Evening Location @ Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry - Evening Location @ Queen of the Most Holy Rosary | Southampton | New York | United States

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A workshop for Catechists and Catechetical Leaders

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As we promote an understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural diversity and ethnic religious traditions which make up our Diocese, this workshop will equip our Faith Formation Leaders to build intercultural competences to answer the most often asked questions such as:

  • What do I need to know to approach a multi-cultural parish?
  • How do I engage families/parishioners from different cultures?

Instructors: Diana Pizarro and Lisette Robustelli

Cost: $40 per location (includes book)

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Morning Location

Location: St. Frances Cabrini
134 Middle Country Rd, Coram, NY 11727

Dates: Thursdays, February 6, 13, 27; March 12, and 19, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Evening Location

Location: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
196 W Centennial Ave, Roosevelt, NY 11575

Dates: Mondays, February 10, 24; March 2, 9, and 16, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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For further information please contact:

Diana Pizarro 516 678-5800 Ext 592 or email dpizarro@drvc.org
or Lisette Robustelli 516 678-5800 Ext 200 or email lrobustelli@drvc.org

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Mar
10
Tue
Catechist Training Level 2 – Religious Education @ St. James, Setauket
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Catechist Training Level 2 - Religious Education @ St. James, Setauket

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The series is designed for anyone who has completed Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Topics will include:

  • Understanding the role of the catechist
  • Developing methods/techniques for catechesis for children
  • Understanding individual topics
  • Developing prayer techniques with children

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Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:
St. James, Setauket
429 NY-25A, Setauket
East Setauket, NY 11733

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We Grieve With Hope @ St. Mary
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
We Grieve With Hope @ St. Mary

Upcoming Bereavement Support Program

Offered at St. Mary, East Islip

Support Groups are opened to anyone who has suffered a loss at least three months prior to the start of the group. Thee is no cost but a commitment to attend each meeting throughout the program is required. Groups are offered in a closed and confidential setting with highly trained facilitators and limited to 15 people.

Eight Week Group beginning Tuesday evenings at 7pm
March 10th through April 28th 2020

Pre registration is required
Call 631-581-4266 Ext 101 to register

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Mar
21
Sat
Bereavement Conference 2020 @ St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
28
Sat
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II – East Islip @ St. Mary’s (White House Conference Room)
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II - East Islip @ St. Mary’s (White House Conference Room) | West Babylon | New York | United States

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Facilitator training builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of Bereavement Ministry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This course will instruct on:

  • Self-Awareness of Dying and Death Attitudes and the Catholic Faith Experience
  • Overview of The Bereavement Process and Types of Grief
  • Viewing Grief from A Life-Span Perspectiye (adolescence through old-age)
  • Communication Skills Needed for Facilitators (understanding the Feedback Loop)
  • Establishing a Parish-Based Bereavement Group (closed group model)
  • Utilizing Journaling, Reflections, Prayer, and Guided Imagery Within the Group Process
  • Addressing Grief Within the Family Structure (children, adolescents, parents, etc.)
  • Enhancing Self-Identity and Overcoming Loss (goals-based model of help)
  • Practicum: Setting Up Your Parish Bereavement Support Group

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The goal of this training is to prepare volunteer
facilitators to deliver bereavement support groups
within their parish setting.

Dates: Saturday, March 28; April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and June 6, 2020
Attendance is required all sessions.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: St. Mary’s (White House Conference Room), 20 Harrison Ave, East Islip, NY 11730

Instructor: Dr. Chris Hayes and Margaret Peterson

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