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Archdiocesan news briefs for May 2020

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Enrichment Day 2020

The Office of Lay Formation’s annual Enrichment Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at SEPI (Southeast Pastoral Institute), 7700 S.W. 56 St., Miami. This year’s theme Mariology, with a focus on the role of Mary, Mother of God and the Church, in our liturgy. All current students, graduates and anyone interested in ongoing formation are invited to attend this morning of faith enrichment. Space is limited. Register at www.miamiarch.org/layformation; scroll down to “Upcoming Event,” click on “Register Here” and open registration form. Fill out the form and mail it to the address on the form; or fax to 305-762-1298; or email to [email protected]. If this event needs to be canceled due to COVID-19, participants will be notified, and their registration fee will be refunded.

 

Fully Engaged training coming in June

Fully Engaged is the official marriage preparation inventory required for the Archdiocese of Miami. Two Fully Engaged training sessions will be facilitated by Chris Codden in June. The one for priests will take place June 19, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Assumption Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Register at https://conta.cc/395DLBc. The training for mentor couples will take place June 20, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Gregory Church, 200 N. University Dr., Plantation. Register at https://conta.cc/32y4NyD.

 

Marriage prep date for July

Transformed in Love, the marriage preparation program used by the archdiocese, will be offered online in July due to the current situation with COVID-19. Couples must attend both days of the session to receive their certificate, which is required for sacramental marriage in the Archdiocese of Miami. The next Transformed in Love will take place Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This will be a live interactive webinar with real-time lectures, not a self-paced class. Register at: https://conta.cc/2K5pOsT. For more information email [email protected].

 

Grants available for parishes

Churches seeking to enhance their worship experience can apply for a grant from OCP Parish Grants to be used for liturgical and/or musical purposes. Grant applications are available online at ocp.org/parish-grants. The application deadline has been extended until June 30, 2020 and recipients will be announced in August.

 

Young professionals meeting online

Catholic Young Professionals in the Miami area continue meeting the first Monday of each month. This is a great way to network with other young professionals in Miami and be inspired by experts in various professions on how to excel in work and faith life. For the time being, gatherings are being held online: https://www.facebook.com/CYPmiami/.

 

Post your online events

Although all in-person events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Events Calendar on the archdiocesan website is now accepting online events for publication. Group meetings, faith formation classes and anything else offered online or in virtual meeting spaces by archdiocesan churches, groups or entities can be posted in the usual way. Go to My Account, sign in or create a free account, and click on “Events” on the right-hand side of the page, then “Request to publish an event” at the top. Simply choose “Online” under “Categories.” For additional information or troubleshooting, call 305-762-1131 or email [email protected].

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