“The Engaged Parish – the big picture” by Leisa Anslinger What does the Engaged Parish look like? How does it happen? Why does it happen? How do we work with clergy to bring this about? What are some practical examples of success stories in parishes? What are the major learnings from people’s experiences? Sponsored by Twenty-Third Publications and Catholic Life and Faith.
Leisa Anslingerbrings extensive experience in Catholic parishes and schools to her ministry as an author and speaker. She is the Director of Catholic Life and Faith and a founding team member of the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community.
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm PCL Forum
“Sustaining The Spirit: callings , commitments, and vocational challenges” by Mike Carotta This a personal renewal session will help you to privately revisit the callings of your life, the commitments you have made, and practices that can help you adapt to vocational challenges in order to sustain the Spirit fueling your commitments.
Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.
Dr. Michael Carottais a religious educator who has worked with the spirituality of adolescents for over 35 years in educational, pastoral, athletic, and clinical settings. He teaches graduate courses in adolescent spirituality at various Catholic universities and is a national consultant for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division, helping with the development of their new high school religion texts. Mike has authored two books for Confirmation candidates, Have Faith and Spirit and Truth (Twenty-Third Publications) as well as Lincoln Park a mystery series with spiritual insights for junior highers which he co-authored with theologian John Shea. (Our Sunday Visitor). Over the last ten years, Mike’s work has expanded into the area of vocational renewal. He and his wife Catherine are authors of Sustaining The Spirit: callings , commitments, and vocational challenges published by Twenty-Third Publications and facilitate renewal seminars nationwide.
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