INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS, AIDES AND MENTORS IN THE RELIGIOUS FORMATION PROGRAM.
51st Annual Diocesan Faith Formation Convocation
Saturday, March 17th at Bryant University 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
For more information please visit the Diocese of Providence and click on the events tab. There is a list of speakers and topics and all that is happening at the convocation. Please let the Religious Formation office know if you would like to attend.
The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. This year the first thirteen days of February fall during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green, the symbol of hope, is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The remaining days of February are the beginning of Lent. The liturgical color changes to purple- the symbol of penance.
The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of February 2018: That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Family. Between the events which marked Christmas and the beginning of Christ’s public life the Church has seen fit to recall the example of the Holy Family for the emulation of the Christian family.
The Feast of the Presentation(February 2) or Candlemas forms a fitting transition from Christmas to Easter. The small Christ-Child is still in His Mother’s arms, but already she is offering Him in sacrifice.
The saints that we will focus on this month and try to imitate are St. Blaise (February 3), St. Agatha (February 5), St. Paul Miki & Companions (February 6), St. Jerome Emiliani and St. JosephineBakhita (February 8), St. Scholastica (February 10), Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites (February 17),St. Peter Damian (February 21), Chair of St. Peter (February 22) and St. Polycarp (February 23).
The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11) will not be celebrated this year because it is superseded by the Sunday liturgy. The feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (February 14) is superseded by the Ash Wednesday liturgy.
Taken from Catholic Culture.org
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