Faith Formation

Baltimore Archdiocese educators encouraged to make ‘spiritual truths evident’ 

More than 1,300 Catholic school teachers and administrators assembled Aug. 29 at the Church of the Nativity with Archdiocese of Baltimore leaders to open the new academic year with a call to leadership. 
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Pastorate planning focuses on mission priorities

Over the past 18 months, nine pilot pastorates and eight Phase IA pastorates have taken Archbishop Lori’s pastoral letter and Pope Francis’ words in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) to heart, considering what it means to be a pastorate that is “suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her...
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Faith formation class focuses on children with special needs

“I just feel like they deserve to have sacraments and a relationship with Jesus like everyone else,” said Michele Poligardo, the CCASTA administrator for religious education. “These students with special needs are encountering Jesus through their teens (mentors) and through the acceptance and love they find in this program, and that’s what religious education should...
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Mercy High School alumna lives her Catholic faith by teaching others

One of the most important lessons of Christianity that Becky Egan Hogg tries to convey to her religion students at Mercy High School in Baltimore is God’s unconditional love.
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#IAmCatholic: Archdiocesan movement helps people share faith experiences

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has launched a new website to help people share their experience of the Catholic faith.
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Baltimore Archdiocese liturgical ministers gather for day of formation

A Ministry Enrichment Gathering, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Office of Divine Worship and facilitated by Liturgy Training Publications of Chicago, attracted participants from approximately 26 parishes March 30.
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More than 600 throughout Archdiocese of Baltimore seek entrance into the Catholic Church

In Annapolis, Baltimore and Emmitsburg, 611 people seeking full communion with the Catholic Church gathered for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion March 10.
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Annapolis family finds home in the Catholic faith

Nearly 700 catechumens and candidates participated in the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at three locations across the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Faith formation never ends

Being an Apostle means more than attending Sunday Mass and praying before dinner.
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Convocation delegates return to Baltimore energized for missionary discipleship

Several delegates to a historic July 1-4 gathering of nearly 3,500 Catholic leaders from across the country said they returned to the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a renewed commitment to helping people of every background develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Convocation of Catholic leaders will be historic event, bishops told

From the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori will lead a 22-person delegation to the convocation.
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How West Baltimore is rising to the challenge of ‘missionary discipleship’

“We basically took the archbishop’s pastoral (letter) and sort of stretched it apart,” explained Capuchin Franciscan Father Paul Zaborowski, pastor of St. Ambrose.
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