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Today an announcement was made in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis about a new position to which I have been appointed: Evangelization Director. To read the full press release, please click here!
Here is an excerpt from it:
'The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is pleased to announce that internationally known speaker and author Jeff Cavins has been appointed as the archdiocese’s Director of Evangelization.
Archdiocesan leaders say Cavins was a natural choice because of his deep love for Jesus Christ, his infectious enthusiasm, and his clear and engaging communication of the Catholic faith. The position was uniquely created in consideration of Cavins’ ongoing outside responsibilities.
“The Church exists to make the name of Jesus Christ known and loved”, said Archbishop John Nienstedt. “Jeff Cavins has dedicated his life to bringing others to God’s love through our Catholic faith. We are honored to have Jeff lead the evangelization efforts in this local Church; his calling reflects the core of our mission and his work has to date touched more than a million lives.”
“I am really excited to begin work right away in developing the new Office of Evangelization, which will oversee the archdiocese’s nationally recognized Rediscover: initiative and other faith outreach programs. There is no more important work than bringing the light of Christ to the world and bringing souls to the Lord,” said Cavins, who begins on March 17.'
For those of you who are attending "Jesus the Rabbi: Following Him Day by Day," at St. Vincent's, here is the list of the 12 periods of Bible history and the 14 narrative books that tell the story. At our class on Tuesday evening, Jeff spoke about the Tools of a Disciple, which include the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible. To know our story and our faith so we can "Go and make disciples," we have two amazing resources that explain it to us. The catechism explains the faith in an orderly way beginning with the Creed (our story), next the Sacraments (how to enter the story), Life in Christ (how to live in the story), and Prayer. Jeff taught how the narrative story of the Bible can read in 3 months by reading 4 chapters per day of the the 14 books listed on this download.
A full color chart of the 12 periods and 14 books that can tuck into your Bible is the basis for the Jeff's DVD series, "The Bible Timeline: the Story of Salvation." If you are looking for the chart, you can purchase it locally at St. George's Bookstore or order it from Ascension Press.
For those of you who would like to go deeper into the Catechism, the Archdiocese offers a two year program just on the catechism with many local dynamic teachers and priests as instructors at the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute.
Here in Minnesota we have been hit with one of the most cold, brutal winters on record! We're ready for the snow and ice to melt and the trees and grass to spring to life.
That also means the National Catholic Bible Conference will soon convene, this year in Philadelphia, on June 27-28, 2014 so be sure to register. Last year it sold out, so don't wait!
Full details found here!
Great line up of speakers including Dr. Scott Hahn, Mark Hart, Sarah Christmyer, Dr. Tim Gray, Mother Assumpta, Dr. Ted Sri, Thomas Smith and me -- Jeff Cavins. I will be the host again this year. The event is energizing, uplifting and inspiring. Hope to meet you there!
I am currently teaching a class, "Jesus the Rabbi: Following Him Day by Day" which will be filmed later this year for a new Great Adventure Study on discipleship. I taught on Tuesday night about Jesus the Teacher, but I had more to say than I had time for! As I told my students, I would make available for download an outline about how Jesus used questions in his teaching method. Anyone is welcome to download it if they wish. Jesus' Use of Questions
If you want to be notified when the new study is available, sign up here to receive an email from Ascension Press.