- DEPARTMENT OF
DIOCESE OF JOHANNESBURG
11th DECEMBER 1999 ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER & WEBSITE UPDATE
"It is not enough to discover Christ--you must bring Him to others! The world today is one great mission land, even in countries of long-standing Christian tradition."
Pope John Paul II
The Jubilee 2000 Calendar
YOUTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES
The Catholic Y-Link December '99 Newsletter is now available
Youth Department Programmes for 2000
* Faith Adventure Camps
* Youth Conference 2K
* Youth Ministry Workshop 2000
* XVth World Youth Day
CHRISTIAN GROWTH AND FORMATION
We have added an extensive list of direct links to
various online audio visual teachings, seminars and presentations, which may be viewed at:
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Pope's wednesday Audience from ETWN
2000: The Great Jubilee
A series of audio programs reflecting the thoughts of Pope John Paul II to prepare the Church to live in the third millennium.
Father Novak teaches on God's Mercy
Vatican Radio - Online RealAudio news
Boston Catholic Television
The following resources may be found at http://www.catholic-jhb.org.za/links/index.html
Releasing the Power of the Holy Spirit with Fr Tom Forrest.
Using the Power of the Holy Spirit with Fr Tom Forrest
Power for the Impossible with Fr Tom Forrest
Year of God the Father - Fr. Tom Forrest has prepared a series of programs for this last year of preparation for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000
The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the life of the church - Fr. Tom Forrest, CSsR
Renewing the Church - Fr. Tom Forrest, CSsR, talks with us about the importance of living up to our baptismal promises.
The Holy Spirit in Our Lives - Leon Josef Cardinal Suenens, one of the four moderators of the Second Vatican Council, talks about a vision for a new Pentecost in our time.
The importance of ecclesial movements in renewing the Church - Archbishop Paul J. Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council COR UNUM in the Vatican
Padre Pio: He Bore Christs Wounds - Host: Fr. Andrew Apostoli
Evangelization Today - Hosted by Chris Noble - As Christians prepare for the Third Millennium, host Chris Noble discusses practical aspects of how to evangelize, and the importance of evangelization to Christians around the world
Listen to the RealVideo clip from The Way Home by Father Raniero Cantalamessa
God the Father
- A Reflection by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
with Fr Novak brought to you by Catholic Internet TV And Radio Network
RESOURCES FOR PRIEST AND RELIGIOUS
Aside from regular online links,we have added a database of resources for Priests, Deacons, Religious and Lay Ministers which may be found at:
Word of God Hour: This resource was developed by Fr. John Mole, O.M.I., to help afolk prepare for the coming Sunday's readings. A full three year cycle is gathered together in which a theme is presented that is particular to the given Sunday or Feast-Day and then is related to each each of the three readings. (Aug 99)
WordStudy: A Catholic Resource for the study of this
Sunday's gospel, the site includes a children's story as well as an adult study. Prepared
by Larry Broding and posted several days in advance. (Feb 99)
* Weekly Spiritual Reflection: by Father Patrick Umberger of Saint Bronislava Parish, these are posted Sunday for the coming week. Check as well the questions in "This Weekend's Readings" (May 99)
The Text This Week: Resources for students, teachers, and preachers of the RCL by Jenee Woodard, this new site attempts to provide comprehensive study and worship material related to each text for the upcoming Sunday, including historical and contemporary references to the specific texts from resources like the "Church Fathers". (Dec 98)
The Weekly Homily of Fr. Daniel Meynen: Sign up to recieve the homily in advance by e-mail (by Wednesday) and check the sermon archives on the site for all three years of the (Roman) RCL. Fr. Daniel is one of the first net ministers. (Nov 99)
This Sunday's Message: Lectionary sermons by Father George Griffin of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Mount Vernon., Virginia. Posted by Thursday.
This Weaks' Hermeneutic by Rev. Joseph A. Weaks, a Disciples of Christ currently working on a PhD in Biblical Studies. Joseph writes: 'To enhance my own preparation and spiritual renewal, I have developed the practice of journaling hermeneutical reflections on the current weeks' lectionary readings.". Posted normally by Tuesday. (Nov 99)
Sunday Homilies by Fr. Munachi Ezeogu: Father Munachi is a Nigerian Catholic priest who updates his site by the mid-week preceding the date of preaching. (Dec 98)
Preachers Exchange: Reflections On Next Week's Scripture: from Fr. Jude Siciliano, O.P., posted on the Dominican Central website on Sunday for the following week. Roman Variant of the RCL. Please note that a Spanish Language Reflection titled "Homilias Dominicales" is also located at the above URL. Another excellent site, is the Real Audio Homily From The Dominican Conference Centre in River Forest, IL - but the homily is "after the fact" rather than in advance. (Mar 99)
Meeting Christ in The Liturgy: The Word on The Web: Weekly reflections on the Sunday Gospels and the Catechism of the Catholic Church By Father Cusick. Follows the Roman variant of the RCL - in advance.
Andrew Greeley's Catholic Homilies: Short exegesis of one of the upcoming lection texts followed by a short story or illustration - posted in advance by one of America's most noted authors. Follows the Roman variant of the RCL. (Jun 98)
Catholic Homilies and Sermons: A meta site with abundant third party preaching resources organized "in advance" through the left side frame on your screen - which is very well done. Right frame features links to be examined and/or the page you have surfed to. (Apr 99)
Catholic Lectionary Homilies & Ideas: provided by Father Jim Mazzone. All homilies are posted by Friday night at the latest. This well designed easy to use site contains excellent homiletical materials for Sundays (and soon will have Holy and Feast Days). Father Jim is aiming to have a full three year cycle online soon. The site is searchable in various ways - though only a very few materials have been posted so far. (Jul 99)
The Catholic Calendar Page: Locate the liturgical event and texts for any day of the year according to the Roman variant of the Common Lectionary. Very Useful page that opens on the "daily lection". We recommend this page highly. (Mar 99)
The Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass: Prof. Felix Just, S.J. of Loyola Marymount University, provides comprehensive tables of scripture readings from several editions of the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass. (Jun 99)
Reflections on The Daily Lectionary: leads to "One Bread, One Body", a site with reflections on the daily Roman lectionary. Archived dates available.
Liturgy of the Hours - The
Divine Office: This excellent site gives you, according to your time zone - the daily
office -- a wonderful online system of doing your daily devotionals. (03/98)
We have also added selected FREE online books:
Building Christian Communities - Strategy for
Renewing the Church by Stephen B. Clark.
Covenant Community and Church : A Statement on
Catholic Covenant Community and a Selection of Documents Edited by Stephen B. Clark
Man & Woman in Christ: An Examination of the
Roles of Men and Women in Light of Scripture and the Social Sciences by Stephen B. Clark
EVENTS IN DECEMBER '99
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