Come and join us in the Holy Land next January 5-18! Special guest, Chris Stefanick, is coming too on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We would be delighted to travel with you and show you the amazing holy sites. There is no place on earth quite like the stage of the Bible, where Jesus, Mary and the Apostles and all the saints of the Old Testament lived the most dramatic story ever! You will be blessed, inspired, make new friends, have fun and then return with memories to last a lifetime. Pilgrims tell us that they think about their experience everyday and that the readings at Mass come alive because they actually stood in many of the same places, Capernaum, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem. Registration is open and filling up, so send in your deposit to save your spot! More details can be found here.
We have been working for years to help people understand more about their faith through the scriptures. One missing component has been how to easily communicate God's plan of salvation to children. After adults have gone through the Great Adventure Bible Studies, many have asked, how can we pass this on to our kids? Through pilot programs and a great team of writers, Emily has launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds to make the first component in a full children's curriculum available.
It is called "Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible." It is a companion to the Catholic Bible that walks through the chronological story of salvation history from Genesis to Revelation in a simple format for parents and children to use. Families can read the Bible together and learn the Bible story and discover the 7 sacraments within sacred scripture as well as the mysteries of the rosary, the Creed and God's covenants. It's a critical link to taking the beautiful things of the Catholic church and pointing to their origins in sacred scripture.
The cover illustration depicts Jesus knocking at our door, ready to bring us the dinner of the eucharist!
If you can, please help make it happen! Click here to find Kickstarter project!
You have options! Ascension Press has just released the "Magalog." It's the perfect way to browse through the offerings of Ascension Press for Adult and Teen Faith Formation. Present it to your pastor or Adult Faith Formation Director to explain the need for Bible study as well as how to choose the right one for your parish or group. It contains contact information for Study Consultants equipped to help you with any of your questions. Gear up for next fall's classes now!
This Magalog also features the recently recorded, new intro study "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible."
Call a Study Consultant at 800-376-0520
We are looking forward to an exciting evening April 23 in Bloomington, MN because Relevant Radio (the radio station on which Jeff hosted Morning Air) is giving him the "Christ Brings Hope" Award for his efforts in Evangelization. It is a beautiful time for us to look back on all the amazing blessings God has given us as we've tried to follow his call and reach the world for Christ. We are hoping to see many familiar faces of those who have labored with Jeff in the Catechetical Institute, the Great Adventure Bible Studies, Relevant Radio, various local parishes where Jeff has taught, fellow Holy Land pilgrims, supportive family and friends.
This event is a fundraiser for Relevant Radio with guest speaker Fr. Rich Simon from Chicago. He's traveled with us to Israel and has been a fabulous promoter for the Great Adventure Bible Studies on his radio show, "Fr. Simon Says." Many other Relevant Radio personalities will also be present.
For those who contribute from the local archdiocese, a donor is giving matching funds designated to the local Catholic school of the donor's choice. For more information on this incentive or to register for the event, visit relevantradio.com