[The Catholic Way] The Catholic Way - Believe + Pray + Live (Paperback): Sessions + Handouts for Praying, Learning, and Living the Faith

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[The Catholic Way] The Catholic Way - Believe + Pray + Live (Paperback): Sessions + Handouts for Praying, Learning, and Living the Faith

Available Fall 2018

Please note in your order comments if you want to receive the advance edition (shipping by the end of August) or the imprimatur edition (expected by the end of the year). Either way, you will receive the downloadable eResource edition by August 15. 

BELIEVE + PRAY + LIVE ♦ Sessions & Handouts for Exploring the Catholic Faith

Paperback edition ♦ Black & white ♦ Includes license and access to the downloadable eResource edition

"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

AN IDEAL TOOL FOR:

  • RCIA
  • Adult faith formation
  • Confirmation preparation
  • Parent formation
  • High school religion classes
  • Campus ministry
  • Bulletin inserts

As Catholic Christians, we have been gifted with a rich, powerful faith experience and tradition that has been passed down to us through the church for many generations. This flexible resource will help you pass on this faith to others, invite them to meet Jesus, introduce them to Scripture, and help them understand the wisdom found in church teaching.

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.

It includes:

  • Detailed leader overview, with helpful tips for scheduling, preparation, facilitation, and use in various ministry situations. This resource will empower both the experienced leader and those who are just getting started.
  • 25 rich prayer experiences—with leader guidelines, handouts, and discussion questions—that introduce a wide variety of approaches for connecting with God.
  • 38 topical sessions and handouts, covering Scripture, sacraments, morality, Christian living, liturgy, the church year, and more. The sessions include talking points, detailed references, and discussion questions. Use the handouts with sessions or as stand-alone resources.

Use this resource alongside The Catholic Way: Breaking Open the Word, a powerful two page per week process.

Note: The Catholic Way is currently under review for an imprimatur, but we have no firm timeline for completion of the process. We expect to ship the imprimatur edition by the end of the year. All purchasers of the resource will also receive electronic access to the imprimatur edition as it is available.  However, we cannot replace print editions for free.  Please contact us if you have questions.

License to Reproduce

This reproducible resource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email the electronic files to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: CW101
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 450 pages
Publisher:
The Pastoral Center
Written by Ann Naffziger

Praise

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
Today—fortunately—many people are seeking to learn more about their Catholic faith or are interested for the first time. Today—unfortunately—parish (and diocesan) leaders are not frequently responding because they’re not sure what to do and how to do it. The Catholic Way answers all those questions... and much more. We find here sessions which cover the basics of our faith, rooted in prayer experiences, conversations, and follow-up materials. And we find numerous suggestions and guidelines for planning, organizing, designing, scheduling and leading with gentleness and conviction. Invaluable and priceless for every parish leader today!
Janet Schaeffler, OP

Author

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 lecturer at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. She has written articles in the field of spirituality and scripture for AmericaBustedHalo.comCommonwealThe National Catholic ReporterSpiritual Life: A Journal of Contemplative Spirituality, and other publications. She is also a Master Gardener and girls' softball coach.

View all resources by Ann Naffziger