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Imprimatur from Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, CA
Sessions & Handouts for Exploring the Catholic Faith
"The Catholic Way achieves the perfect balance between formation and information. Each session opens with matters of the heart: prayer, faith sharing, and reflection. And each also includes matters of the mind: our rich Catholic history, tradition, and beliefs. It is shaped by the liturgical calendar of the Church. I'd like to put this resource into the hands of every director of faith formation in the Church—for confirmation, adult enrichment, and RCIA. Wonderful!" —BILL HUEBSCH, author of Our Catholic Life
The Catholic Way takes a down-to-earth, direct approach that will engage everyone from the young adult seeker to a life-long committed Catholic. It gives you everything you need to lead an engaging group experience: background information, step-by-step instructions, talking points, discussion questions, and handouts to send home.
Advent & Christmas
This resource gives you material to offer a faith formation session and/or handouts on Advent & Christmas. It includes:
- Leader guide for offering a short prayer session on Advent Wreaths, drawing on the themes of light and darkness.
- Leader guide for offering a general session on Advent & Christmas, including:
- Waiting for Jesus: overview and spirituality of the season
- Advent symbols
- Overview of the Christmas season
- Two reproducible handouts:
- The Seasons of Advent & Christmas
- Ideas for Honoring the Season of Advent
- A general leader overview, including "Session Preparation" and "Ground Rules for Group Sharing."
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The Pastoral Center
Ann Naffziger has her MDiv from the Jesuit School of Theology and MA in Biblical Languages from the Graduate Theological Union, both in Berkeley. Ann has worked in a variety of parish roles, as well as serving as a hospital chaplain, spiritual director, scripture instructor, and adjunct faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. She has written articles in the field of spirituality and scripture for America, BustedHalo.com, Commonweal, The National Catholic Reporter, Spiritual Life: A Journal of Contemplative Spirituality, and other publications. Ann is the author of The Catholic Way, annual Advent & Lent bookets, and a variety of other pastoral resources published by The Pastoral Center, which she co-directs with her husband Paul Canavese. She is also a Master Gardener and girls' softball coach. She lives in Alameda, CA, with her husband and two daughters.