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Donate Now! The Call To Christian Happiness CD Set Forming Intentional Disciples

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The Call To Christian Happiness CD Set


Christ promised his burden would be light. If you're more familiar with the burden end of that statement, it's time to experience the lightness. In this provocative, refreshingly original presentation, Fr. Michael and Sherry explore the meaning and method of Christian happiness. Drawing upon the teachings of C.S. Lewis, John Paul II, St. Thomas Aquinas, Venerable John Henry Newman, and others. Four hours - 3 CD's - Digitally mastered for clarity and quality. Includes notes and extensive outline all in an attractive bookshelf package.

Forming Intentional Disciples: Path to Know and Follow Jesus


How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples.
There are immense challenges facing the Church today.
Follow author Sherry Weddell through the steps that will help Catholics make the conscious choice to follow Jesus as his disciples, transforming parish life and ultimately the life of the whole Church.

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The Parish and the Apostolic Formation of the Laity: 1 hour.  Originally given at the theological symposium, Can You Tell Me What a Parish Is?, Loyola University, Chicago.   What is at stake in the evangelization and formation of our own at the parish level?  Salvation, transformation, vocation and mission, apostolic creativity, and the fulfillment of the pastoral office. 


The Parish:  Mission or Maintenance?  Based upon presentations that Sherry Weddell and Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP gave in Rome in 2000.  The theology behind the Called & Gifted workshop.


Making DisciplesEquipping Apostles:  One day.  Drawn from the Institute’s national seminar, Making Disciples, Equipping Apostles. The vision and building blocks necessary to make your parish a center of evangelization and formation for the laity.


Building Christian Community:   We were meant to seek God and we were meant to find Him together.  How nurturing a community of disciples in our parishes changes everything.