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December 2014 Continuing Education

An important part of continuing education for Stephen Ministers is the ongoing growth in spiritual formation; therefore, we would like to introduce the works of Fr. John Riccardo. 

Part 1:

Please watch "How Do We Worship?" (28 min) and Discuss the video on SM Discussion Board below. 

Exceptional video on the Mass, the epitome of our Catholic faith! Fr. Riccardo shares a metaphor of our participation in sports as a liturgical form and compares it to our knowledge and participation of the Mass!

Part 2: 

Choose a second resource (choose only one from the following):

Fr. John Riccardo Podcasts

-Men's Conference - Courage Under Fire (52 min)
Witness given by Fr. John's dad, John J. Riccardo 

-What Scripture Teaches us about Family and Marriage  (14 min)
Homily: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Pre-read: (SIR 3:2-6, 12-14; COL 3:12-21; and MT 2:13-15, 19-23)

-The Importance of Thriving, Not Surviving-Planning is Essential for All Area of Life Including Marriage and Family  (10 min) 
Homily: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

-Or- for those who prefer, please listen to one hour of Catholic radio (60 min):

-Listen to Sacred Heart Radio WNOP, Channel 740 AM or FM 89.5 or
Tune in to Catholic radio for "Christ is the Answer"  at 11 AM any day Monday through Friday to listen and nurture your spiritual faith!