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2015 Catechetical Congress to Present Creative Learning Strategies

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CFA’s Catechetical Congress and Workshop Seminar this year will be about “Creative Learning Strategies in Catechetics”.

The workshop will feature Sr. Paz Bandalan, FMA, who will focus on creativity applied in catechetics. Currently the department head of Auxilium Catechetical Center, Sr. Paz is also a retreat facilitator and trainor. CFA’s own Training and CRC Director Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC, will discuss “Catechesis: A response to the Call of the Church in the Year of the Poor.” Sean Herbert Siy, head of CFA’s Sales Department will teach advance PowerPoint production.

Held yearly in two batches, the first session starts April 12 and ends April 17, while the second batch is from May 10-15. Registration is now going on for both sessions. Registration fee includes lodging and meals for five days. Please click here to download the registration form.

Or contact CFA-CRC at 7132738 or 713-2981 to 85, locals 151 and 152. Or email: catechetics@cfamedia.org

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Tell Your Stories Through Photos

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The proliferation of visual technologies like cameras and online image editing tools has made storytelling more engaging. On July 26, 2014, the CFA Training Department will conduct a workshop on Photostories for Evangelization. It will be held from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at the Seminar Room of the Communication Foundation for Asia.

Visual storytelling and photosharing give people new ways to connect, collaborate and build community. Through this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to create visual stories using online comic-creating apps, share self-generated photobooks and photoalbums, and find, download and embed relevant photos.

Facilitating the workshop are Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC and Ms. Bob Lopez who have been conducting workshops on the use of social media for evangelization for bishops, priests, religious and lay leaders nationwide.

Here is a sample photobook that participants can create. To flip through the pages, click on the lower right portion of image.

To register, kindly follow this link: http://goo.gl/CUV4FW.

Social Media and the New Evangelization

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The book “Social Media and the New Evangelization” authored by Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC is available here at Communication Foundation for Asia. After many years of conducting workshops on social media all over the country and even in some Asian countries, Fr. Stephen has amassed a great deal of experience and know-how on the subject. He explains that the main mission of the book is “to help evangelizers develop social media fluency and show them how to refine, develop and nourish their creative abilities so that they will constantly reinvent themselves and offer new possibilities for the New Evangelization.”

Fr. Stephen’s book is full of original photos, illustrations, tips and insights, encouraging all to engage in social media: “Social media is a powerful way to proclaim God’s Word in an innovative, attractive fashion. You do not have to be a computer geek to do this. You only need to be fluent in social media – to be technologically and pedagogically proficient in the use of photosharing, videosharing, gaming, social networking, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). And, of course, you must also pursue a deep, prayerful life, have insatiable passion for evangelization, and always strive for world-class professional excellence in your work.”

The book responds to the challenge posed by the Catholic Church to its members. Pope Benedict XVI, in his message for the 47th World Communication Day, stated that the “digital environment is not a parallel or purely virtual world, but is part of the daily experience of many people, especially the young.” He stressed that social networks are “portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization. It is therefore an imperative that catechists and youth ministers engage in social media to become better evangelists and influencers of the young.”

For more information on the book, please contact the telephone numbers 713-2971 or 713-2981 to 85, locals 162 and 163, or email: sales@cfamedia.org or cfamagazines@gmail.com.