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Hispanic Encuentro For Formation, Leadership And Response

Our diocesan encuentro process aims to listen, learn, and respond to the pastoral needs of Hispanic Catholics in the areas of formation, youth and social justice. MORE >

Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching / Examen de conciencia a la luz de la enseñanza social católica

This examination can supplement a traditional examination to assess how well your choices and actions reflect love of neighbor. MORE >

Yakima Seminarians Take On "The Smell Of Their Sheep"

Our seminarians learn to take on "the smell of the sheep" through a ministry to accompany migrant workers in the fields. MORE >

Baptism: Incorporated into Christ's Body, Sent on Christ's Mission / Bautismo: Incorporado al Cuerpo de Cristo, enviado a la misión de Cristo

With this handout, reflect on the meaning of your own Baptism, your membership in the community, and the mission on which you are sent. MORE >

Uniting A Community Through Reaching Out

We live the unity of the Body of Christ through reaching out in the community that surrounds our parish. MORE >

Confirmation: Strengthened by the Spirit, Called to Action /Confirmación: Fortalecidos por el Espíritu, llamados a la acción

This handout is on Confirmation, through which the Holy Spirit empowers disciples to witness to Christ in word and deed and carry out the Church’s mission of love and service. MORE >

Sister Parishes Create Joyful International Friendships

Our parish partners with a parish in an impoverished region of El Salvador and forms bonds of friendship and solidarity. MORE >

Marriage: United in Love, Strengthened for Service / Matrimonio: Unidos en el amor, fortalecidos para el servicio

This handout reflects on Marriage, in which spouses model the love and self-gift of Christ. MORE >

Seminarians Visit Farms, Learn About Rural Challenges

As part of a Rural Ministry Practicum, seminarians visit farms and learn about the issues rural communities face. MORE >

We Fight Poverty In Nicaragua As Parish Partners

We learned an important lesson in solidarity when our partner parish in Nicaragua raised $300 to help us rebuild our own parish after Hurricane Katrina. MORE >

Holy Orders: Ordained to Serve, Gather, Transform and Send / Orden Sagrado: Ordenados para servir, congregar, transformar y enviar

Those who are ordained model Christ’s love for the poor, preside at Eucharist, evangelize social realities, and help Christians imitate Christ’s mission of love and justice. MORE >

Penance: Reconciled to Right Relationship, Called to Heal and Restore /Penitencia: Reconciliados con la relación correcta, llamados a curar y restaurar

Penance is about restoring our relationship with God and with others, recognizing our own participation in the “structures of sin” that degrade others’ lives and dignity, and becoming vehicles of Christ’s love. MORE >

Young Adult Group Creates Space For Dialogue, Unity And Peace

Our cultural nights help foster unity in diversity. We share food, music, art, and customs and engage in discussion prompted by a movie about or from a specific culture. MORE >

Diocese Trains Rural Leaders For Discernment, Leadership, Evangelization And Social Justice

We responded to issues facing our rural communities by launching a leadership development institute including training in discernment, servant leadership, evangelization, and parish social ministry. MORE >

Anointing of the Sick: Joined to Christ, Witnesses of Hope and Healing / Unción de los Enfermos: Unidos a Cristo, testigos de la esperanza y la curación

This handout focuses on the witness of the person who is ill, as well as the Church’s participation in Jesus’ mission of compassion and healing through this sacrament. MORE >

Marriage: A Vocation of Service Together

This resource considers, "How do the choices you make about your wedding ceremony and reception reflect your commitment to serve others as a couple?" MORE >

Medical Mission Leaves A Lifelong Impact

Our parish medical mission helps us encounter the people of El Salvador and make lasting lifestyle changes when we return. MORE >

Building Relationships: Creating a Culture of Encounter through One-to-Ones/Crear una cultura de encuentro

One-to-one relational meetings are a tool that can help us build up the Body Christ by forming relationships among members of our faith community, or with members of a wider community. MORE >

Seminarians Follow The Path Of Migrants

Our religious order invites men in formation as brothers or for priesthood to participate in a summer immersion experience focused on migration. MORE >

Sant' Egidio Helps Children Become Socially And Globally Aware

Our Community of Sant' Egidio in Boston runs a children's afterschool program which organizes educational activities aimed at overcoming social barriers and pursuing peace. MORE >

Questions to Facilitate Encounter

These discussion questions can help members of a faith community “encounter” one another by sharing responses to questions around faith, mission, motivation, and issues of concern. MORE >

A Guide to Dialogue on Difficult Issues

This guide includes tips for facilitating dialogue on controversial issues. MORE >

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Leads To Respect, Understanding

We collaborated with our Muslim brothers and sisters to host a dialogue and recitation of a covenant of respect, brotherhood and mutual love. MORE >

Our Youth Encounter Their Brothers And Sisters With Disabilities

Our youth ministry visits a gym to play sports with young women with disabilities. MORE >

Encouraging Civil Dialogue / Fomento del diálogo cordial

In this short reflection, Cardinal Wuerl explains why we are called, as Catholics to discourse that is loving, respectful, and civil. MORE >