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“We are convinced that the energy and resources we devote to adult faith formation will strengthen and invigorate all the charisms that adults receive and the activities they undertake, in the Church and in society, to serve the Gospel of Christ and the people of today.  Every Church ministry will be energized through a dynamic ministry of adult catechesis.”

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,
The Priority of Adult Faith formation -Section 3
A Pastoral Plan For Adult Faith Formation in the United States
By the
U.S. Catholic Bishops
   

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“…in everything we do commending ourselves as ministers of God…”
                                                                                          2 Corinthians 6:4

Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
St. Patrick School Building
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 361-2000

Deacon Michael Russo
Ministerial Coordinator
E-Mail: mrusso@dioceseaj.org

Mrs. Marybeth Heinze
Administrative Assistant
E-mail: mheinze@dioceseaj.org

THE OFFICE OF ADULT ENRICHMENT AND LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY
ANNOUNCES THE 2018-2019 CLASS SCHEDULE

2018-2019  Class Schedules

  • Heart of Faith
  • Old Testament
  • Living Your Strengths
  • Christian Prayer and Spirituality

  • New Testament
  • Sacraments
  • Church History
  • “Discovering God’s Vision for Your Life” Retreat

Registrations are interactive and can be completed online.  Please print the completed form and mail it, along with payment made out to  “Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown” to:

 

Lay Ecclesial Ministry
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA  15902

 

Tony DeGol interviews Deacon Michael Russo and Marybeth Heinze from the Adult Enrichment/Lay Ecclesial Ministry Offices about upcoming classes. Watch Now

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ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

2018-2019 Class Schedules

2018-2019 RCIA Catechumenate Team Ministry Course
Lay Ecclesial Ministry 3rd Year Track and Adult Enrichment

Course Description:  This course is an overview and exploration of the application of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  The RCIA is the official rite of the Catholic Church for Adults desiring to be baptized and for the already baptized candidates who are asking to become full members of the Catholic Church.  The comprehensive course content is presented in an adult environment and is a combination experiential and traditional learning styles.

 

The 16 week course is presented within the format of the four-part phase and period process of the Rite itself.  Each of the four parts consists of four sessions for each RCIA phase.  The sessions are 2 1/2 hours long and are not scheduled during Advent, Christmas or Lent.

 

Requirements for Certification require that all course sessions and two annual workshops, Understand the Annulment Process and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Part II: Rites of Particular Circumstance,  are attended.

2018-2019 Class Schedule
Time: Thursdays – 6:30-9:00 PM
Location:  St. Michael Church Hall, St. Michael
For a full description of the sessions, please click on the session name.

 

2018 Part I: Pre-Catechumenate (also called Period of Evangelization)
September 6, 13, 20, 27

2018 Part II:  Catechumenate
October 4, 11, 18, 25

2019 Part III:  Purification and Enlightenment
January 10, 17, 24, 31

2019 Part IV:  Mystagogy
April 25, and May 2, 9, 16 (must be held during Easter Season)

Registration Form for RCIA Catechumenate Team Ministry

 

FOR ALL COURSE MEMBERS: WORKSHOP SAVE THE DATES 
UNDERSTANDING THE ANNULMENT PROCESS
Saturday, November 4, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel School Cafeteria, Loretto
Facilitator: Very Rev. John Byrnes, JV, JCL and Rector of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto

Workshop Registration and Description

 

 

2019 SPRING WORKSHOP – TBA

 

  For more information on the above classes, please contact:

 

The Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Mrs. Marybeth Heinze
Administrative Assitant
Telephone: (814) 361-2000
Email: mheinze@dioceseaj.org

 

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