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July 22, 2021, Detroit – As a catechist or parent planning to teach the faith to children, how do you reach out to help your young students understand their lesson? What methods can you use to reach every student in your class?

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, noted author and speaker on religious education and faith formation, offers suggestions in her latest book, Sharing the Faith with Every Child: A Catechist’s Guide to the Many Ways We Learn. She explores nine major learning styles and offers practical suggestions on ways to engage those styles to help children grasp their faith at a deeper level.

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.

Sister Janet has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.

Sharing the Faith with Every Child is available from Twenty-third Publications or the Weber Center Shop. The Weber Center Shop is currently closed for personal shopping due to COVID-19, but can be reached at 517-266-4035 or at webershop@adriandominicans.org. 


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August 22, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – As fall brings the busy-ness of a new school year and increased activities, Weber Retreat Center offers a special program to enrich your faith and knowledge. 

In a nine-part series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and Evolving Faith,” Adrian Dominican Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, introduces participants to the ways in which our recent scientific knowledge informs and enriches our faith. Through the study of Catholic theologians and Christian thinkers, Sister Esther helps participants to discover a spirituality for our times. Participants read selected materials ahead of time, and together during the sessions watch a 20-minute video presentation and engage in guided discussion. 

Sessions are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Center. The first session, on Monday, September 9, 2019, focuses on “Healing the Rift.” Other sessions are on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Mondays, September 23 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. The cost is $30 for the series and $5 for each individual session.

Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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