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The Evangelist
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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  • Faith formation students write their own prayers
    For the second time, students in the faith formation program at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Watervliet have penned their own prayers, assembled into a book that parishioners could read during a coffee hour after Mass that was hosted by faith formation classes.
  • BAMOFF educates catechetical leaders
    Becoming a Minister of Faith Formation, or BAMOFF, is an annual series offered by the Albany Diocese to train Catholics in becoming parish directors of faith formation, and to enhance the vocation of those already in that ministry.
    SPECIAL SECTION for Catechetical Sunday, on the parishes and people who pass the faith on to generations....

  • Crescent parish to try summer faith formation
    This summer, St. Mary's parish in Crescent will offer an alternative to traditional faith formation classes.
    A special section celebrating catechists, who pass on the faith to future generations....
  • New faith formation leader will really dig into her work
    For the new director of religious education and youth ministry at St. Mary's/St. Paul's parish in Hudson Falls, uncovering stories is second nature.
    Abigail Herlihy of Glens Falls is an archaeologist.
  • Faith formation students at Immaculate Conception parish in Glenville are receiving a new form of religious education. For the second year, the parish is exclusively using a "mini-session" style of catechesis for seventh- to 10th-graders.
  • Two local catechists talk about teaching the faith; the Diocese sponsors a support group for catechists who work with children with disabilities; and a columnist reflects on the connection between forgiveness and faith formation.
  • When the faith formation staff at St. Edward's parish in Clifton Park wanted to "jazz up" their hallway, students knew just the right artist to recommend.
  • For Catechetical Sunday, three columns talk about "teaching the teachers." See The Evangelist's print edition for a list of newly-certified catechists.

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