The Great Adventure

Great Adventure Kids Teaching Tips

For those of you who have purchased the Great Adventure Kids package that includes the 9x13 coloring book, the Timeline Chart, bookmark, prayer bead lanyard and Great Adventure Kids Timeline playing cards set, we would like to provide you with more instructions on how to use these materials in a teaching setting. Next fall, a full curriculum will be available from Ascension Press to go along with our great kids products, so until then, please refer to this teaching tip sheet. The curriculum will include a Teachers' Guide and workbooks for lower and upper grades. To order the Great Adventure Kids Pack from www.greatadventureonline.com.

National Catholic Bible Conference a Huge Success!

On June 26 & 27, over 700 people came together in Denver, Colorado to attend the National Catholic Bible Conference: Scripture in the Life and Mission of the Church. This two-day event offered a unique opportunity for all who attended to learn the power of Scripture, and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. Beginning the conference on an encouraging note of how we can grow personally and grow as a Church through the understanding of studying and doing God’s word, was Bishop James Conley. From there the pace was set, and admirably followed by some of the best Biblical teachers and scholars today. By presenting talks that focused on basic knowledge of the Bible, the transformative power of incorporating Scripture into your life, and how we can live the mission and evangelize the masses, these teachers ignited a passion in the crowd that was almost palpable.

I’d like to thank all the wonderful volunteers at St. Thomas More in Centennial, Colorado for their hard work and dedication. It was an outstanding conference and much of that was due to each person using his/her gifts for the greater good of His kingdom. What a blessing to see so many people open to letting God work through them; He certainly multiplied our loaves and fishes this weekend.

If you are interested in purchasing the 26 CD set of all the talks, Ascension Press has extended their conference special on the cost until July, 31. For more information visit:www.catholicbibleconference.com. Articles about the conference can be found at The Denver Catholic Register and on Zenit.

Blessings to all of you, and I invite you to join us for our future National Catholic Bible Conferences. You won’t be disappointed. I’ll be sure to post information on future National Catholic Bible Conferences as it unfolds. Know that my prayer is that you will come to know God’s words and deeds in such a way that they will transform your heart, your family, your work, and your life.

In Christ,

Jeff

Thank You Good Samaritan, Ambridge PA!

Good Samaritan Revelation in a DayThis past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting the Revelation In A Day seminar at Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and I want to thank all of those who worked so hard to make my time there truly memorable. The priests and parishioners of Good Samaritan are a beautiful example of the meaning of 1 Corinthians 12:12, "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ."

The people of Good Samaritan each brought their gifts and talents together through months of planning, weeks of preparation and hours of hard work to make a sunny Saturday afternoon explode with a passion for Scripture for anyone who had an yearning to learn more about the Book of Revelation, and for that I want to thank each and everyone of you.

First, a very big Thank You to Susan DiPietro for her vision, passion and energy!   Thank you Susan for all your hard work. You are such a gift to His kingdom.   Thank you Henrietta and Mikos for bringing me to your wonderful parish. Thank you to Rita and her crew who worked tirelessly to prepare an elegant dinner on Friday and feed 400 with an amazing lunch on Saturday. Thank you to Keith and Joy for their time chauffeuring and showing us the city and thank you to Abby who saw to it that I had all I needed for my talk.   Thank you Jymm and Harry for the gifts, the nails and the icon. I wish I had the names of all those wonderful volunteers in blue, for they kept the day flowing perfectly. To all of you in blue, Thank You! And, anyone else I am missing... Thank You!

Thank you Fr. Joe for your leadership, your parish a beautiful example of community, and Fr. John thank you for celebrating Mass and giving all of us the courage to truly look to see that which is in the inside of our brothers an sisters in Christ.

Thank you to all of you who had a part in making the day so great. You are all an inspiration to me.

Blessings!

Jeff