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New Learning Opportunities Announced by the Diocese

The diocesan Spring Faith Formation Congress held March 15 served as the official “Kick Off” of My Catholic Faith Delivered (MCFD), a new initiative that provides in-depth learning programs and video tutorials on the web. It’s targeted for all levels of knowledge of the Catholic faith.

“This new way of learning is accomplished by combining Catholic content with innovative technology,” said Theodore Musco, executive director of the School of Evangelization and director of the Office of Faith Formation. “It is the ideal program for a school, academy or parish catechist looking for resources and courses, as well as for a person, Catholic or not, who simply wants a better understanding of the faith.

“These fantastic courses are available on the Internet anytime, anywhere – making learning convenient and fun.

“Our dynamic courses feature engaging lessons, interactive activities, and immediate assessments that give real-time feedback on learner progress.”

One also can register for local courses and events at www.bqonlineformation.org. Go to the Registration tab at the top of the homepage and select from the calendar.

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s School of Evangelization, in conjunction with MCFD, also can expand offerings by providing, at a reasonable cost to the participant, online courses that are aligned with its courses that are presented in classroom settings and other venues throughout Brooklyn and Queens. In addition, these online opportunities will assist the office in expanding its adult faith formation offerings. Since October of 2013, over 250 people have successfully completed a MCFD course online.

Visit www.bqonlineformation.org to find out more about MCFD, see the complete local and online formation and event offerings and to register for a course or event. Dial 1-866-981-8964 to contact MCFD directly.

Musco presented the opening remarks at the Congress held at The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates. Catechists and catechetical leaders from nearly 60 parish programs, schools, and academies began the day with prayer led by Father James Massa, vicar for evangelization and moderator of the curia, and listened to a keynote address by Deacon Greg Kandra of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish, Forest Hills.

Participants attended a variety of workshops related to the day’s theme “Open the Door of Faith: Using Technology to Advance the New Evangelization.”

Mass for the New Evangelization was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, vicar general.

Sister Alice Michael, S.U.S.C., Ana Puente, Paul Morisi, Christine Georgi, and Martha Hernandez from the diocesan Office of Faith Formation contributed to the day’s activities.

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