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Team lessons, formation guides and materials, etc.

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2016 – 2017 Team Formation Lessons – Reflections from:  In Intimacy with Jesus

Monthly Lessons
(Click for lesson file)

Scans of Book pages
(Click to see scans)

Author

 

September 2016 Lesson

 

Prayer (pp 17-33)

Leo Patalinghug

October 2016 Lesson

 

Meditations - (pp 37-49)

Frank Berna

November 2016

NA - Sector Days of Recollection

 

NA

December 2016– Focus on Formation (click to see message from Jamie)

 

Notes and Guidelines for entering or making steps in formation - 2016

Jamie Bono, Formation Director

January 2017 Lesson

 

Will of God (pp 53-62)

Joel & Carol Livingston

February 2017 Lesson

 

Charity of God – Christ (pp 65-76)

Bill Konicki & Bay State Team

 

March 2017

 

NA - Plenary Gathering (Newark, NJ)

 

NA

April 2017 Lesson

Presence of God – (pp 81-96)

 

Lenny Delgado

May 2017 Lesson

Absence of Criticism & Absence of Complaint - (pp 99-114)

 

Christopher & Nell Lauber

June 2017 Lesson

To Be of Service & Sower of Peace – (pp 117-129)

 

Alex Ibarra

July 2017– Summer Break

Self Reflection on Team Spirit & Commitment -
( pp 130-137)

 

Jamie Bono, Formation Director

August 2017

NA - Retreat & Summer Congress

 

NA

 

From the District Council:

1.Strategic Objectives from the 2014 District Assembly

2.District Ministries (Facilitators, organizers, committee chairs, etc.) - updated Summer 2015

3. Formation Guidelines - updated Summer 2015


 

Formation Materials:

Guidebooks for the steps in the formation process

 

 

Archive of past lessons and forms

 

2015-2016 Team Formation Lessons - Reflections from:  “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

September - Definition of the Presence of God (pp 10-18) - Jamie Bono .  
For those without books, see this scan of pages 10-18 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

October - Qualities of the Presence of God (pp 23-29) – John O’Neill
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

November -  Sector Days of Recollection (no separate lesson)

December - Focus on Formation (lesson time focused on formation steps and reflections)

January - Absence of Criticism (pp 33-49) – Leo Patalinghug
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

February - Unconditional Love of Our Neighbor (pp 51-65) – John Campoli
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

March  - Plenary Gathering

April - Absence of Complaint (pp 67-89) – Michael Cronin
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

May - Being of Service (pp 91-111) – Mary Buckman
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

June - Sower of Peace (pp 113-135) – Bill Konicki
For those without books, see this scan of pages 22-29 from “In the Footsteps of Jesus”

July - summer break

August  - Retreat and Summer Congress

 

2014-2015 Team Formation Lessons[The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis]

Introduction to the Joy of the Gospel [September Lesson prepared by Tony Ciorra]

Chapter 1 of the Joy of the Gospel [October Lesson prepared by Francis Berna]

Chapter 2 of The Joy of the Gospel [November Lesson prepared by Leo Patalinghug]

December Lesson - Focus on Formation. using "Formation Materials and Guidelines"

Chapter 3 of The Joy of the Gospel [January Lesson prepared by Tim Corbley]

An Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis [April Lesson prepared by Tim Sullivan]

Chapter 4 of The Joy of the Gospel [May Lesson prepared by James B.]

Chapter 5 of The Joy of the Gospel [June Lesson prepared by James B.]

 

2013-2014 Team Formation Lessons[Guided By the Vision and Mission of Vatican II]

June Team Lesson -
> Director's Report
for 2014 VDEI USA District Assembly
> Proposals for 2014 VDEI USA District Assembly

May Team Lesson - Renewal of Religious Life and Voluntas Dei

April Team Lesson - Pope Francis and the Church in the Modern World

February Team Lesson - Ecumenism and Inter-religious Dialogue - It is possible to get along

January Team Lesson - The Eucharist: Source and Summit of Communion with God and Each Other

December Team Lesson - Focus on Formation

November Team Lesson - A Community Within the Community of the Church

Sept/Oct Team Meeting Activity - Preparing Assembly Proposals

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Summary of the 2014 formation process with a focus on the yearly submission of forms