I have great news and disappointing news. The great news is that I had a fabulous meeting on Thursday with Noe Rocha, who works as the director of adult faith formation at St. William Catholic parish. St. William has a vibrant and dynamic adult faith formation program, with an integrated curriculum emphasizing discipleship and personal ardent love for Jesus Christ, and Noe is eager to incorporate IFTBAG into the AFF curriculum.
After I introduced him to IFTBAG, however, and he shared with me the vision for the intentional discipleship curriculum, we both agreed that IFTBAG does not quite fit under its umbrella. Its Fun To Be A Girl is its own mini-university, incorporating pre-evangelization for “average Jane” Catholics and practical feminine advice (fashion, food, makeup, fertility care) for devout girls, and is too big to be an elective in an AFF curriculum.
So, here’s what we decided, Noe and I. Its Fun To Be A Girl will be THE summer course at St. William next summer, as in the only ministry that the parish offers to women. That’s amazing! St. William is home to upwards of 10,000 people, and that’s a lot of young women to reach. I am super-thrilled! Imagine 500 young women discovering the truth about their femininity and rejoicing together in God’s plan.
Imagine the energy to evangelize! I can’t wait for next summer!
The disappointing part is that next summer is, umm, 10 months away, and I am bursting to offer this incredible program now.
Fraulein Maria reminds us that, “When God closes a door, He always opens a window”, and Noe agrees. He offered to personally recommend the IFTBAG program to his fellow adult faith formation directors at neighboring parishes, so it’s back to pavement pounding, as I now prayerfully approach the AFF directors at St. Thomas More Catholic parish, St. Albert the Great Catholic parish, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic parish. What does God want for this little program?
Please pray for us, dear ones, and for God’s will for Its Fun To Be A Girl.