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The Diocese of Baker and My Catholic Faith Delivered have partnered to provide online training and Catechetical Certification. To participate and take advantage of special discounted rates please register and purchase programs through our Diocese of Baker Web Portal.

 

 

 

 

Barry M. Metzentine
 
Director
(541) 388-4004

 

barry@dioceseofbaker.org

About the Director

 

David Bisono
 
Assoc. Director
(541) 388-4004

davidb@dioceseofbaker.org
About the Assoc. Director (coming)

Mission of the
Office of Evangelization
and Catechesis


To equip, train, and provide resources to parishes, schools, and missions throughout the Diocese of Baker so that we all may fulfill the Great Commission transmitting the Roman Catholic faith in accordance with the magisterium under the direction of the bishop.

 


 
Training and Discussion Forum
The Offices of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Youth Ministry are happy to provide access to online training videos and discussion forum.
 
Training for the New Evangelization


Catechetical Certification (Now Available!)
A top priority of Bishop Cary is to improve catechetical competencies across the Diocese of Baker. In support of this goal we are implementing the beginnings of a catechetical certification program during the 2014-15 ministry year.
 
The primary people expected to participate in this certification program is parish and school employees (full and part-time)  serving in a catechetical role (e.g. Children’s Religious Education, Sacramental Preparation, Youth Ministry, Young Adults, Adults, and RCIA). Volunteer catechists for children, youth and adults are highly encouraged to participate as well.

 
 
Catechetical Account Setup Instructions
 


  On the New Evangelization

The New Evangelization is a call to each person to:

·      deepen his or her own faith life,

·      know and have confidence in the Gospel,

·      and possess a willingness to share the Gospel.

 

Pope Benedict XVI named Oct. 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013 a “Year of Faith” to spark Evangelization efforts that could continue for years to come.

 

On June 29, 2013, Pope Francis released Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith) , an encyclical letter, or teaching document. The encyclical reflects on the light of faith during the Year of Faith and beyond.

 

On November 24, 2013 Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World).

 

USCCB documents by Fr. James A. Wehner,
President of the Pontifical College Josephinum.

 

 What is “new” about the New Evangelization?

 

¿Qué es “nuevo” en la Nueva Evangelización?
 
A Primer on the Theology of Evangelization: Implications for The United States

 

Introducción a la Teología de la Evangelización: Implicaciones para los Estados Unidos

 

 

Forward
in Faith

eNewsletter

 

June 2016
Sept 2015
Jan 2015
 

Scheduled
Events &
Training


Save Environment Training
April 1, 2017
9AM - NOON
at the Chancery Office

Useful
Media Links

CNA
 
EWTN
 
ZENIT

Helpful Links
Catholic Answers

 
Catechism of the Catholic Church Online
 
Papal Documents Online

Sophia
Institute for
Catholic
Teachers

 
The Catholic Encyclopedia
 
The Fathers of the Church Writings

 

 
 
  • 12/3 – Central Deanery (Powell Butte Retreat Center)

Save the Date – Diocese of Baker Lay Ministry Leadership Retreat
May 6, 2017 at the Diocese of Baker Retreat Center in Powell Butte

 

 

 

 


Save the Date
NW Catholic Women’s Conference

June 23 – 24, 2017 at the Diocese of Baker Retreat Center in Powell Butte.

Women’s Conference Save the Date

 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker 
641 SW Umatilla Ave  .  Redmond, OR  97756  .  (541) 388-4004


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