I just got back from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. We were excited to share our new Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization materials. One use for this package is with newly initiated Catholics.
Many groups desire to keep meeting and learning beyond the official period of post-baptismal catechesis. As long as there’s also an effort to help new Catholics get integrated into the parish community, continuing to gather during the year following their reception into the Church is appropriate. But what resource might you use? I know some parishes could use a little help in this area, so here we are! Try our Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization.
This simple, practical resource will help Catholics live as disciples (and evangelists!) and embrace their role in bringing the Good News to life. Video segments and reproducible handouts flow from Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization (USCCB). These illuminate the methodologies of catechesis—ways we are formed in the faith so that we’re better equipped to share it with others—Discipleship, Commitment to the Christian Life, Parish Life, the Liturgical Life of the Church: Popular Devotions and Piety, the Christian Family, Catechists and Teachers of the Faith, and Human Experience.
The package also includes a leader’s guide to help you use the print and video resources with groups. Use this with your new Catholics to continue their formation in faith and to prepare them for sharing their enthusiasm and conviction with others!
Check out our Web site, which includes some other suggested uses for the Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization with others in the parish.