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2017–18 Team Lessons – It is Possible to Get Along with Others  

Monthly Lessons 
(Click for lesson file)

Scans of Book pages
(Click to see scans)

Author

 

September 2017 Lesson

 

It Is Possible to get along (pp 11-20)

Leo Patalinghug

October 2017 Lesson

 

It Is Possible to get along (pp 21-35)

 

November 2017

NA - Sector Days of Recollection

 

NA

December 2017– Focus on Formation (click to see message from Jamie)

 

Notes and Guidelines for entering or making steps in formation - 2017

Jamie Bono, Formation Director

January 2018 Lesson

 

It Is Possible to get along (pp 36-48)

XXX

February 2018 Lesson

 

It Is Possible to get along (pp 49-61)

XXX 

March 2018

 

NA - Plenary Gathering (Newark, NJ)

 

NA

April 2018 Lesson

 It Is Possible to get along (pp 62-75)

XXX

May 2018 Lesson

 It Is Possible to get along (pp 76-89)

XXX

June 2018 Lesson

It Is Possible to get along (pp 90-115)

 

XXX

July 2018– Summer Break

 It Is Possible to get along (pp 116-140)

XXX

August 2018

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

 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

 

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