ACRE Winter Update

Hello, and warm greetings on these cold winter days! The ACRE Board continues to work collaboratively to bring you meaningful content and we hope you find the information contained here to be helpful.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ACRE RETREAT

Soul Collage with Barbara Sutton, sponsored St. John’s School of Theology March 1, 2018 Invite a ministry colleague to join you, and be sure to register everyone who plans to attend. Registration deadline is February 23, 2017.

Click here for online registration

Click here for a printable brochure

SAVE THE DATE

ACRE Appreciation Luncheon

Tbursday, May 3, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm

St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church, St. Paul

SPRING FORMATION DAY 2018

We are One Body in Christ: Growing Unity and Diversity in the Church

Featuring: Chris Lowney and Sr. Theresa Ricard

Thursday, May 24, 2018  9:30am – 3:00pm

Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie

All parish clergy, staff members, and parish and school leadership are invited!

Come and explore how parishes may foster greater participation of the all the faithful in the life and mission of the Church. How can parish leaders cultivate the diversity of gifts among our members and deepen our unity as the Body of Christ? How can we foster co-responsibility for the Church in the parish and in the world?

Registration will open on February 26!

Watch for more details at www.archspm.org/formationday.

NEWS and UPDATES

  1. The Archdiocesan Catechetical Report has been published and was sent via email to each parish’s main Religious Education contact last Friday. A copy of the report is also available on our website.  2017-2018 ACR FINAL
  2. In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis renews the idea that we are called to missionary discipleship. Last Spring, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops published a resource entitled Living As Missionary Disciples: National Directory for Catechesis Worksheets. The worksheets offer “Context and Tools to Assess and Enhance Catechetical Formation in an Evangelizing Spirit”. The worksheets are available online for free – get them here: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/living-disciples/upload/7-571-missionary-disciples-ndc-worksheets.pd
  3. The Coalition of Ministry Associations (CMA) is a collection of representatives from each of the member ministry associations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who work collaboratively to address the needs of their members. In August, CMA is sponsoring an event that will focus on Conflict Resolution in Ministry. As a member organization, ACRE is asked to submit case studies for use at the event. If you have an example you’d like to submit, please strip identifying information to the extent possible and email it to mn.1973@gmail.com. All examples will be compiled and sent onto the Coalition team, who will screen them for privacy and relevance before they are used at the event.

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