Bishop Boyea

Protect Children

Have you ever considered becoming a spiritual director? Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is a 2-year program held at Christ the King, Ann Arbor, and is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2014. The program is grounded in Ignatian spirituality, based on a Catholic worldview, with an emphasis on praying with Scripture. Classes are Tuesday evenings. Visit www.heartofchristspiritualdirection.com or contact Jeannette Barbacane jbarbacane@gmail.com or Tesa Fleming tesafleming@gmail.com.

CHOSEN is designed to offer teens a life-changing experience as they journey through their Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. This special day of formation offers leaders valuable insight and tools to confidently and inspirationally teach the program from Ascension Press. Colin MacIver will present a training for leaders, catechists and small group facilitators on September 13 at St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Saline, and September 14 at the Diocesan Center, Lansing.  Click here for online registration .  For more information visit : http://www.dioceseoflansing.org/catechesis or contact Brian Pizzalato , 517-342-2479.

Teens are facing unique challenges in the culture today, especially those concerning sexuality and human and divine love.  Today’s challenges need to be addressed with a “new language” that explains how authentic Christianity makes sense because it corresponds perfectly with the deepest desires of the human heart.  Bill Donaghy will present a training for leaders & adults on how to teach pre-teens and teens this teaching based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body on October 16 and 17, 2014. An Intro to TOB course will be offered on October 18.  Find more information at dioceseoflansing.org/vocations or contact Dawn Hausmann for further questions: 517-342-2506  dhausmann@dioceseoflansing.org