THE GOOD NEWS PEOPLE PROGRAMGroup Day/Evening, Time and Room Assignments (as of Oct. 14, 2012)
|GOOD NEWS SCHEDULE--FACILITATOR AND ROOM ASSIGNMENTS|
|Youth Center||Sacristy||Home||Hall||Home||R.E. Center||Senior Center|
|12:30 pm - 2:00 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||2:00 pm - 3:30 pm||11:00 am - 12:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||9:30 am - 12:00 pm|
|Amanda Seon-Walker||Lola McAlpin Grant||Louise Meehen||Hortense Bradley
||Vincent Sulaitis||Donatus/Murglen||Sherry Wickman|
|Senior Center||R. E. Center||Youth Center||Hall||Upper Room?|
|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||3:00 pm -4:30 pm||10:00 am -11:30 am|
|Brad Germeroth||Hortense Bradley||Tiffany Lee||Msgr. Norm
|Home||Upper Room||R.E. Center||Vestibule|
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||9:30 am - 12:00 pm|
|Adrienne Toth||Jacqueline/Kim||Tom Lenert||Jim Drollinger|
|Parish Hall||Parish Hall||Senior Center||Senior Center|
|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||3:45 pm - 5:15 pm|
|Deacon Guy||Dr. Okoro||Susan Gillyard||Ruth Lawrence|
|Jackie Carr||Nov. 6: Senior Center|
|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
ON-LINE FACILITATOR TRAINING:
We are excited to tell you that the Spring Session of the Good News People Program has begun! Sessions resumed the weeki of April 7, and you still may join a group. (This item is being updated April 18 when most groups are into Session 9, with five more sessions to go before the final whole-group closing session on June 3.) Call the Rectory, 310-348-8212, or speak to Deacon Guy or Hortense Bradley for more information.) The Good News People Program is a parish-wide opportunity to grow in your faith, meet new people and build communities of faith, hope andl ove in action.
The program engages:
Video segments provide first-hand stories of people who are living their faith and making a difference in concrete and significant ways.
Experts in the Catholic Church offer commentary and provide deeper reflection on the faith tradition. Expert commentators include: John Carr, USCCB, Fr. Larry Snyder, CCUSA; Carolyn Woo, CRS; Marie Dennis, Maryknoll Global Concerns Office; Fr. Ray East, Archdiocese of Washington, DC and Fr. Anthony Gittins, CSSp, Theologian, among others.
You will meet in a small group of your choice at a day and time to accommodate your needs. You could meet with other members of your ministry, such as other Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Bible Study group, etc. You could meet with other young adults, widows, married couples, singles, a mixed group. You choose!
This program is a meaningful way to celebrate THE YEAR OF FAITH, to be inaugurated by Pope Benedict XVI in October.
SEE THE ATTACHMENT BELOW FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION ON THE GOOD NEWS PEOPLE PROGRAM SESSIONS.
October 11, 2012 marks the start of the Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. This year is intended to be a year marked by renewal and conversion. With this in mind, the GoodNews People Program is a wonderful way to mark the year and foster a renewal of mind and heart! Contact us for more information. We welcome your questions regarding our new Good News People program. We hope to see many of you sign up to help us launch this Fall. We also hope many of you will join us as we pray for the success of this program—to touch the hearts of participants and mobilize them to bring hope in hard times.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON AT ST JEROME?
Answers to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the "New Evangelization?"
It is the new direction of the Roman Catholic Church, calling on all Catholics to know their faith, live their faith, and share their faith.
What is the "Year of Faith?"
Declared by Pope Benedict XVI, it is a time for all Catholics to renew our commitment to Jesus Christ and his saving mission. It begins on October 11, 2012, and closes on November 24, 2013.
Why is there an emphasis on "Covenant" in our bulletin, on posters around the church, and at recent Sunday liturgies?
The St Jerome Evangelization Committee is reminding us of the "Covenant" relationship between God the Father and humankind, that began with the Hebrew people - the first to hear the Word of God - and culminating with God's self revelation in the person of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ - the New and Eternal Covenant - and how that Covenant should influence how members of the St Jerome Community interact with each other and the entire world.
What are the "Commissions" that have been publicized of late?
As part of the Evangelization Committee's efforts, and supported by our Pastor, the organizing of "Commissions" is part of a re-imagining of the St Jerome parish structure that is designed to facilitate better communication among ministries, committees, and councils, while increasing participation in parish governance as well as parish life.
What is the "Good News People Program?"
The root of all of the above - the call for a New Evangelization, the Year of Faith, the emphasis on Covenant, and the renewal of parish structure - is the perception that, throughout the Catholic world, our faith, or more accurately, the RESPONSE to our faith has become rather passive as opposed to active. A people that is "on fire" with their faith will more visibly live out their faith within the community and in the world. The institution of the "Good News People Program" at St Jerome is an opportunity to respond. Utilizing scripture, reflection, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Catholic teaching, this program will help us to live our faith more actively and openly in response to God's Covenant with humankind. It will help us to BECOME Good News People.
When is all this happening?