Elements of Formation

 
Whereas discipline without discipleship leads to rigid formalism, discipleship without discipline ends in sentimental romanticism.
— Henri J.M. Nouwen
 
 

Hours

Expected hours of involvement

Days

Expected Days of involvement

During this year you will be formed by your personal and communal prayer and study, by discovering the balance of spiritual and human disciplines handed down by the wisdom of the Church, by teaching, training, and equipping offered by great instructors, by relationships with other students, and by ministry. 

 

Formation in Spiritual Life:

  • Rooted in the Word of God and the teaching of the Catholic Church
  • Evoking spiritual response to the surrounding culture
  • Personal development based on the greatest teachers of Catholic spirituality
  • Growth in personal and communal prayer life: daily Lectio Divina and spiritual reading, participation in Sacraments, Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration, communal charismatic and traditional forms of prayer.
  • Development of spiritual discernment
  • Practicum in developing natural and supernatural charisms in the service for the Church
  • Lectio Divina: Hosea, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Psalms, Gospel of Mark, Acts of the Apostles and excerpts from Pauline's Letters, John's Letters. 

 

Formation in Liturgy:

  • Simple chant
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • The Paschal Mystery

 

Formation in Pastoral Theology:

  • Discipleship 
  • Identity and formation of laity
  • Faith and Reason
  • Evangelization: biblical, pastoral, practical. 
  • Forming of communities of faith
  • Mercy and the Catholic social teaching
 

Formation in Intellectual and moral Life:

  • Daily Bible reading and studying
  • Beatitudes
  • Catechism study of sections regarding revelation and faith, Christology, prayer, sin/grace/redemption, Christian life, Trinity, Holy Spirit, charisms, sacraments, ecclesiology, eschatology

 

Human Formation:

  • Theology of the Body
  • Basics of anthropology, metaphysics and personhood
  • Relationships
  • Vocations
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Creativity and arts
  • Freedom and society

 

Ecclesiology:

  • Church, parish, community of faith, family.
  • Ecumenism
  • Early Christian initiation, catechumenate in history of the Church and now
 
 
Every mystery of life has its origin in the heart.
— Hans Urs von Balthasar
 
 

weekly topics

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identity

Discipleship

Quarter 1: 41h

 

Fri, 09/08: Adoration and Banquet (3h)

Sons and daughters of the Father, disciples of Jesus, dwellers in the Holy Spirit. 

 

Sat, 09/16: Heartbeat (7h)

Knowledge of God and prayer. 

Lectio Divina. Singing LD. 

 

Tue, 09/19: Gathering (3h)

The experience of God.  Trinitarian life. 

 

Tue, 09/26: Heartbeat (3h)

Human heart. Metanoia. Intimacy. Personal revival.  

 

Tue, 10/3: Gathering (3h)

Man after God's heart. Worshipper: Lifestyle. 

 

Fri, 10/6: Adoration (3h)

Human Heart. From understanding to knowing. 

 

Sat, 10/7: Heartbeat (7h)

Ministry of healing & deliverance.  Mystery of suffering.

Emotional health in Jesus. 

 

Tue, 10/10: Heartbeat (3h)

Supernatural ministry in the world today: manual.  

 

Tue, 10/17: Gathering (3h)

Renewing of mind. Identity in Christ: Kings, Prophets, Priests. 

 

Tue, 10/24: Heartbeat (3h)

Walking in freedom. 

 

Fri, 11/3:Adoration (3h)

One thing: Mary/Martha dynamic.  

Holy Spirit

Ministry

Quarter 2: 67h 

 

Tue, 11/7: Heartbeat (3h)

Healing and Deliverance. Practicum. 

 

Fri-Sun, 11/10-12: Heartbeat Retreat (36h)

Hearing God's Voice. God's call on your life. Discernment 101. LOTH practicum. 

 

Tue, 11/14: Gathering (3h)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

Tue, 11/28: Heartbeat (3h)

Holy Spirit as The Gift.

 

Tue, 12/5: Heartbeat (3h)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

 

Fri, 12/8: Adoration (3h)

One Lord

 

Tue, 12/12: Gathering (3h)

Charisms. 

 

Sat, 12/16: Heartbeat (7h)

Praise and Worship, Beauty. 

LOTH and simple chant workshop.

 

Tue, 12/19: Heartbeat (3h)

Charisms of the Holy Spirit. 

 

Tue, 1/9: Heartbeat (3h)

Discernment. 

 

 
 
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of... We know the truth not only by the reason, but by the heart.
— Blaise Pascal
 
 

evangelization

Mission

Quarter 3: 71h

 

Sat, 01/13: Heartbeat (7h)

Evangelization in the current culture: new or old? 

 

Tue, 01/16: Gathering (3H)

Anointing.

 

Tue, 01/23: Heartbeat (3h)

Discernment in Evangelization.

 

Fri, 01/26: Adoration (3h)

One faith. #makeusone

 

Tue, 01/30: Gathering (3H)

Bringing people to Jesus or

Bringing Jesus to People?

 

Tue, 02/6: Heartbeat (3h)

Intercessory Prayer practice

Tue, 02/13: Gathering (3h)

Kerygmatic preaching

Sat, 02/17: Heartbeat (7h)

Alpha Training

 

Tue, 02/20: Heartbeat (3h)

Sub-Track Groups, Alpha feedback

Tue, 02/23: Adoration (3h)

One Hope.

 

Tue, 02/27: Gathering (3h)

Up, In and Out. Creating the culture of discipleship.

Tue, 03/06: Heartbeat (3h)

 

Fri/Sat, 03/9-10: 24h for the Lord (24h)

 

Tue, 03/13: Gathering (3h)

 

 

 

Power encounters.

Evangelization: personal and family.

Compassion and evangelization of mercy.

Kerygmatic preaching. Book of Acts lifestyle.

Transforming the culture through beauty, truth and goodness in supernatural encounters.

Revival. Intercessory prayer walks. Kids and youth evangelization. 

community

Leadership

Quarter 4: 68h

 

Tue, 03/20: Heartbeat (3h)

 

Sat, 03/24: Heartbeat (7h)

 

Tue, 03/27: Gathering (3h)

 

Tue, 04/03: Heartbeat (3h)

 

Fri, 04/06: Adoration and Via Lucis (3h)

 

Tue, 04/10: Gathering (3h)

 

Tue, 04/17: Heartbeat (3h)

 

Sat, 04/21: Heartbeat (7h)

 

Tue, 04/24: Gathering (3h)

 

Tue, 05/01: Heartbeat (3h)

 

Tue, 05/8: Gathering (3h)

 

Sat, 05/12: Heartbeat (7h)

 

Tue, 05/15: heartbeat (3h)

 

sat/sun, 05/19-20 (10h): Pentecost vigil

 

Tue, 05/22: gathering (3h)

 

Fri, 06/1: commissioning (4h)

 

 

Relationships: family, marriage, friendship.

Hospitality. Solidarity.

Biblical principles and current times.

Vision, mission.

Leadership that makes sense. Team building.

Kingdom mentality.

Spiritual ecumenism, unity of heart. Messianic hope.