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Minute Meditations from Franciscan Media

The Tiniest Miracles in God's Creation | Image: Pixabay

 

 

Christmas can become a celebration of artifice and manufactured wonders. From the dangling icicle lights along the roofline to the inflatable cartoon characters on suburban lawns, we run the risk of treating this holiday as a time of one-upping not only the neighbors but also God. But we know deep down that no factory in China can produce something as wonderful as the tiniest miracle in God’s creation.

—from The Peace of Christmas: Quiet Reflections from Pope Francis
by Diane M. Houdek

 

 

SAINT OF THE DAY

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Saint of the Day for December 8

https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec08.mp3

 

The Story of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church. It is now recognized as a solemnity. Continue reading SAINT OF THE DAY

Links To Comprehensive Model, Catholic Scouting, Religious Ed. Website, Resource Center Ebooks, Schedule of Events, Quinceaneras, PMD Express etc…

Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of

Youth and Young Adult Ministry!

Please Note: A chaperone is a must for every six youth and should be 21 years of age or older and must have attended the Archdiocesan Abuse Awareness Workshop for all the Youth & Young Adults Events. Thank you.

Visit us on Facebook: Youth & Young Adult

INSTAGRAM: @ ASF_YOUNG_ADULTS

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/asfyouth/catholic-problems
Archdiocese of Santa Fe: www.archdiocesesantafe.org

 

Religious Education Website: http://asfre.org

2017-2018 Youth Scheduled Events
2017 Abuse Awareness Training for Adults Schedule  

VIRTUS On-Line Training  See Link Below:

https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=37415

http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ChildYouthProtection/PdfFiles/VIRTUS%20Model%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf

 

Spanish

https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/sp_reg_1.cfm?theme=0%20

http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ChildYouthProtection/PdfFiles/VIRTUS%20Model%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20Spanish.pdf

PMD December 2017
People of God
2017 Taize Dates Flier

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23rd Annual Archdiocesan Young Adult Appreciation Banquet

We are proud to announce that Saturday, January 20, 2018 marks our 23rd Annual Archdiocese of Santa Fe Roman Catholic Young Adult Appreciation Banquet. This is a wonderful time for Archdiocesan parishes to recognize and affirm the outstanding service that young adults provide. Many parishes are blessed with young adult’s acts of faith in action.

We invite all parishes to submit two of their outstanding young adults (ages 18 out of high School – 30) to receive a Certificate of Appreciation at the Annual Young Adult Appreciation Banquet. The Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to young adults from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Please See Attached Recipient Form YA RECIPIENT FORM 2018

 

Young Adults are commonly found serving their parishes as Extraordinary Ministers of the Most Holy Eucharist, Ushers, Lectors, participating in Choirs, Catechists, Youth and Young Adult Ministers, serving in Social Justice Projects, and many other ministries.

Please prayerfully reflect on where young adults are serving in your parish community. Once you have chosen two young adults, who deserve to receive the Certificate of Appreciation, please fill out the attached recipient forms and return them back to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. We request that the nomination forms be returned by Monday, January 8, 2018. We also request that you personally inform your recipients of the Appreciation Banquet.

 

The Annual Young Adult Appreciation Banquet is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph’s Pl NW Albuquerque, NM 87120. The event begins at 4:00 PM with check-in. Sunday obligation Mass begins at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM and followed by the Appreciation Ceremony at 7:00 PM. Attire is Business Casual.

The Appreciation Dinner is a gift to the recipients from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for their outstanding service to the Archdiocese. They may bring a guest (no more than two guests per nominee, also this is an adult event) and this year we have a reserved a seat for the Pastor and Young Adult Minister of their parish which will also be considered quests. There will be a charge for all guest’s, pastors and minister’s meals at $15 per guest(s). Please note Due to assigned seating we will not take any registrations at the door.

Please call the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for more information at (505) 831-8142 or email dmontano@archdiosf.org

 

YOUNG ADULT UPCOMING EVENTS

Young Adult Events Can Also Be Seen On Their Facebook site:

Young Adult Facebook: facebook.com/asfyoungadults

 Or Download the Young Adult App to also get this infomation

Link: http://myapp.parishapps.com/C%20Squared%20ASF

 

Advent Movie Night

Taize Prayer Service                                                                                                  (open to all ages and all Christian Denominations)

Date:  Friday, December 15, 2017

Time:  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Place: Norbertine Abbey 5825 Coors Blvd. SW Alb. NM 87121

No fee, Do not need to register

Taize-December

2018 Archdiocesan Confirmation Retreats

Archdiocesan High School Confirmation Retreats

 

These  retreats are designed especially for your confirmation youth as they journey into discipleship and prepare to receive their sacrament of Confirmation. Mass and Reconciliation will also be celebrated.

Below are the dates for the three confirmation retreats. Registration forms are below:

IMPORTANT: Please register early since space is very limited and we fill up all three retreats at least 1 month before the deadline of the February Retreat. Reserve your spots as soon as possible.

Please Note: Every youth must have an adult chaperone over the age of 21 and have attended the Abuse Awareness workshop. There is an acceptance if the youth is being accompanied by their parent or if they are coming as a group from their parish then the minister has already attended the workshop.
For Group registrations the adult ration is one adult for every six youth and chaperone must carry completed permission forms for each youth at retreat.
4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW Albuquerque NM 87120
  • 9:00 am is check-in
  • Retreat begins promptly at 9:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm
  • Fee: is 15.00 per person( chaperone will also need to pay)

Saturday February 17, 2018

2018 Confirmation Retreat Registration 2.17.18

Saturday March 17, 2018

2018 Confirmation Retreat Registration 3.17.18

Saturday April 14, 2018 (2nd Year Confirmation Only)

2018 Confirmation Retreat Registration 4.14.18

Please Note: The April 14th retreat will be for 2nd Year Confirmation.  We can put others on the waiting list.

Please contact Della @ (505) 831-8142 or dmontano@archdiosf.org for cancellations or to be put on a waiting list.

Why Do Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

The first prayer that most parents teach their children is the Sign of the Cross. This ancient gestural prayer customarily begins and ends our formal prayer, from grace before meals to the Church’s principal prayer, the Mass. According to the 1911 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia, the ancient origin of the Sign of the Cross is unclear, but its form has evolved over time: It’s now a large gesture rather than a small one; uses three fingers instead of two, and goes from left-to-right instead of right-to-left. Continue reading Why Do Catholics Make the Sign of the Cross

Why do we Kneel?

Why Do Catholic Kneel

Kneeling: Kneeling is the most profound sign of reverence and Roman Catholics kneel at the most sacred points of the Mass. In the United States, Catholics kneel throughout the Eucharistic Prayer, but in Europe and elsewhere, they’re only obligated to kneel during the Consecration. Eastern Catholics, such as the Byzantine, don’t kneel because standing is their normal posture for reverence.