Monday, May 16, 2016

Linking You Up

It is my pleasure to serve the Diocese of Cleveland in being an instructor for the Catechesis and Evangelization course for the Diaconate Formation program.

At our last class, each person brought in a few of their favorite websites that could be used for Evangelization and Catechesis.  Impressed by the list, I thought I'd link you up too:

Official site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
-          Includes daily readings, saints and an all and all good source for solid material about the Catholic Faith. 

USCCB Evangelization and Catechesis page:

Pope Francis’ Twitter account:
-          Official news and words from Pope Francis
-          Good source for youth and young adults
-          Get the truth from the Pope directly

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
-          Deep thoughts and insights
-          Class lessons on Matthew, Mary, Book of Romans, Genesis to Jesus, etc.
-          Archbishop Charles J Chaput O.F.M. Cap

Fr. John Riccardo’s site:
-          Homilies, Theology of the Body, Podcasts from the Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth MI

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth MI – related to above site

Word on Fire:
-          Bishop Robert Barron’s site + more
-          Good Catholic Content
-          Easy to understand especially for difficult concepts

Dynamic Catholic:
-          Simple catechesis and evangelization tools
-          CD’s and books to share
-          Series activities for Advent and Lent
-          Decision point – free videos on many topics

Lighthouse Catholic Video:
-          Subscription to get 4 CD’s per month
-          Shareable CD’s and MP3’s e-mailable

Busted Halo – Content from the Paulist Fathers for Evangelization:
-          Catholic teachings on current topics such as “You don’t know Jack” with Fr. Jack Collins C.S.P.
-          Subscription available to push information out to you

Sacred Space:
-          Jesuit Irish Prayer Site
-          Daily prayer reflections

Catholics Come Home:
-          Evangelization site for those who have been away from the faith
-          Witness stories
-          Promotional ads for the Catholic faith

Diocese of Cleveland Facebook Page:
-          Bishop Lennon’s Easter message - Joni Johnson’s Blog:
- is a Catholic-focused article and information portal from Catholic writers and bloggers who write about things Catholics are interested in, with 3 main categories - Faith, Life and What's Going On, from a perspective consistent with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Catholics Returning Home:
-          Resources for Catholics Returning Home program developed by Sally Mews

Process for engaging a parish community in returning Catholics to the faith:

Paulist Evangelization Ministries:
-          Resources for reaching the unreached in faith
-          Good Catholic resources, books and programs for evangelization

-          Resources on how to reach out to those who do not know Jesus Christ

RENEW International:
-          Catholic resources for small groups or small Christian communities

Office of Evangelization – Diocese of Cleveland:
-          Office of Evangelization website for the diocese of Cleveland
-          Includes diocesan vision, goals and resources for evangelization
-          Facebook page for Diocese of Cleveland Office of Evangelization
-          Spiritual Gift reflections by Sunday readings of the liturgical year
-          Evangelization ideas from the Director

Continue the chain by adding your favorite catechesis or evangelization website and a short note about why you chose it in the comments below.

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