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Thursday, June 1, 2017

RCIA Training Seminar 2017

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
06/01/2017

No registration fee – registration required

Five training sessions will be offered on five consecutive evenings, beginning June 1. The sessions will be held at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway. Register online: http://diometuchen.org/offices-and-ministries/formation-and-leadership/rcia/rcia-events/

  • June 1: Overview - An overall summary of the RCIA process – describing the four periods of the Rite and the Liturgical Rituals that celebrate the movement from one phase into the next phase. 

  • June 8: Precatechumenate - Also called the Period of Evangelization or Inquiry. We will discuss what this period looks like and what we focus on during this period. We will also look at the principal involved in discerning when an Inquirer is ready to move into the next period. 

  • June 15: Catechumenate - We will begin with the Rite of Acceptance, and we will discuss this period as a period of apprenticship in discipleship. Using the four pillars of catechesis, prayer, community and apostolic activities we will give an example of how a catechumenate session might be conducted. We will also look at the principals involved in discerning when someone is ready to move into the next period. 

  • June 22: Purification & Enlightenment - The Lenten Period before the Sacraments of Initiation are received. We will begin with the Rite of Election, and then we will talk about the Scrutinies and what the sessions in this period could look like in order to prepare the catechumens for the Scrutinies. 

  • June 29: Mystagogy - We will begin with the Easter Vigil – how it should be celebrated. Then we will look at the period after the Initiation and what those sessions should focus on – how do we keep them interested enough to come back. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Sharlow at rcia@diometuchen.org.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage (Session Filled)

8:30 am – 1:00 pm
06/03/2017

Within Diocese $75.00 Outside Diocese $100.00 – registration required

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is designed to help today's engaged couples understand and embrace a Catholic vision on married love.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Daughters of Mary of St. Elizabeth and St. Brigid Parish Communion Breakfast

11:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm
06/04/2017

$40 per person – registration required

Daughters of Mary Communion Breakfast 9:30 am Mass at St. Brigid Church, Peapack, followed by breakfast at Basking Ridge Country Club.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mass for Home School Students and their Families

10 a.m.
06/07/2017

Home school students and their families are invited to attend a 10 a.m. Mass June 7 at St. Magdalen de Pazzi Parish, 105 Mine Street, Flemington. The Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, will be the celebrant. Light refreshments will follow. Registration is requested by May 31, 2017.

Register online at: http://diometuchen.org/HomeSchoolMass

If you have questions, call Erin at (732) 562-2463 or email communications@diometuchen.org.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

RCIA Training Seminar 2017

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
06/08/2017

No registration fee – registration required

Five training sessions will be offered on five consecutive evenings, beginning June 1. The sessions will be held at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway. Register online: http://diometuchen.org/offices-and-ministries/formation-and-leadership/rcia/rcia-events/

  • June 1: Overview - An overall summary of the RCIA process – describing the four periods of the Rite and the Liturgical Rituals that celebrate the movement from one phase into the next phase. 

  • June 8: Precatechumenate - Also called the Period of Evangelization or Inquiry. We will discuss what this period looks like and what we focus on during this period. We will also look at the principal involved in discerning when an Inquirer is ready to move into the next period. 

  • June 15: Catechumenate - We will begin with the Rite of Acceptance, and we will discuss this period as a period of apprenticship in discipleship. Using the four pillars of catechesis, prayer, community and apostolic activities we will give an example of how a catechumenate session might be conducted. We will also look at the principals involved in discerning when someone is ready to move into the next period. 

  • June 22: Purification & Enlightenment - The Lenten Period before the Sacraments of Initiation are received. We will begin with the Rite of Election, and then we will talk about the Scrutinies and what the sessions in this period could look like in order to prepare the catechumens for the Scrutinies. 

  • June 29: Mystagogy - We will begin with the Easter Vigil – how it should be celebrated. Then we will look at the period after the Initiation and what those sessions should focus on – how do we keep them interested enough to come back. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Sharlow at rcia@diometuchen.org.

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

St. Philip and James Life In The Spirit Seminar

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
06/10/2017, 06/11/2017

free will offering all weekend – registration required

Please call or contact Fr. Tom Ganley at dmhealing@aol.com or 908-338-2451

Open House at Resurrection Cemetery

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
06/10/2017, 06/11/2017

Please join us for an Open House Weekend at Resurrection Cemetery, Hoes Lane and Park Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, and view the newly constructed Mausoleum of the Holy Spirit. Our Memorial Counselors will be available to discuss pre-planning options while you enjoy light refreshments. Resurrection Catholic Cemetery offers mausoleum crypts, glass and granite cremation niches, private family mausoleums, cemetery plots. We encourage you to stop by on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please call (800) 943-8400 or visit www.diometuchen.org/cemeteries.

2017 Hispanic Pilgrimage

9:30am – 3:30pm
06/10/2017

The Diocese of Metuchen's Office of Hispanic Ministry will lead a grand pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. While the events of the day will be held in Spanish, all devotees of Mary are invited to attend.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

St. Philip and James Life In The Spirit Seminar

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
06/10/2017, 06/11/2017

free will offering all weekend – registration required

Please call or contact Fr. Tom Ganley at dmhealing@aol.com or 908-338-2451

Young Adult Holy Hour

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
06/11/2017

No fee

Young Adults (age 18 to 39) are invited to a Holy Hour, the second Sunday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., starting September 11 and lasting until June (except April 9 & May 14, 2017). The Holy Hour will include praise and worship, faith sharing and guest speakers. Reconciliation will also be available. The Holy Hour will be followed by fellowship and dinner at a local restaurant - individuals are responsible for their own meals.

For more information, visit the Youth and Young Adult Ministry page.