The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation staff and RCL Benziger are working together to rprovide a dynamic, multi-faceted, formation opportunity for adult Catholics in Maine.
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What: Diocesan-wide opportunity for adult faith formation utilzing the online tools of Echoes of Faith Emmaus Edition (11 learning modules total) Click to see module descriptions.
When: First cohorts begin in February 2021 with a new module starting every two months through November 2022. Ther next opportunities for participants to enroll are in March, May, July, or November 2021. Click to see full schedule from January 2021 through September 2024.
Who: Any fully-initiated (baptized, confirmed, sharing in holy Communion) adult Catholic 18 years of age or older who wants to deepen their own relationship with Christ, practice skills for sharing the faith with others, and support the Church's mission of evangelizing and catechesis. Especially suited for those who currently serve as catechists or teachers and leaders of any aspect of parish or Catholic school religious education and faith formation.
How: Register through local parish for one of two options:
(1) Community Track: participate in a local or regional small discipleship group with a faciliator and diocesan pre and post sessions working through the material and practicing skills over 2 years OR
(2) Self-Paced Track: work through material at own pace for a specified timeframe (up to 24 months depending on when start the process)
Registration and Fee: Adults will register through their local parishes. The fee is $20/person for Community Track ($300 value) OR $50 for Self-Paced Track ($100 value)
NOTE: Reduced cost to Maine adults made possible through contributions to the Catholic Appeal, a grant from the Lay Continuing Education and Formation Endowment with the Catholic Foundation of Maine, and the partnership of RCL Benziger.
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