11:30 am - 12:00 pm Roundtables, session 1 Town & Country Ballroom and 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm Roundtables, session 2 Town & Country Ballroom
Roundtables are small (up to 10) group discussions of programs, processes, or materials that the facilitators have found to be very useful to their ministry. Pre-ordered Box Lunches are available with tickets. If you did not prepay for a Box Lunch, visit the NCCL Registration Table to see if additional tickets are available. Refer to the listing below for titles, facilitators, and descriptions of the Roundtables.
Las Mesas Redondas son grupos pequeños de (hasta 10) para discutir sobre programas, procesos, o materiales que los facilitadores han encontrado muy productivos en su ministerio. Si no pagaron anticipadamente por la Cajita del Lonche, visiten el Área de Inscripciones para ver si hay boletos adicionales disponibles. Referirse a la lista de abajo para títulos, facilitadores, y descripciones de las Mesas Redondas.
List of Roundtables offered only once: 11:30 am
1a. Latino Catholics in USA, where are they going? (offered in Spanish in session 2) by Dulce Jiménez Abreu, Director of Spanish Programs, William H. Sadlier The statistics show that Latino Catholics are leaving the Catholic Church in the USA. Let's explore some insights about this trend that will affect the church.
2a. El Proceso de Evangelizacion en La Iglesia By Raul Navarro, Director de Sistema Integral de la Nueva Evangelización (SINE) Como participa la parroquia efectivamente en la mision evangelizadora de la Iglesia? Que proceso pudiese despertar o renovar la fe de nuestra gente y la de aquellos que no tienen parroquia?
3a. Seven Keys for Welcoming Catholics Back to the Lord's Table by John J. Boucher, Associate Director for Evangelization, Diocese of Trenton We are called to go and make disciples especially by "evangelizing as we go" through everyday life in our neighborhoods, towns, and parishes. Explore the seven keys to New Evangelization, helping inactive Catholics return to full participation in the parish: befriend people, share faith stories, the Christ story, invite to conversion, bring into community, discipleship, and stewardship. Everyone's gifts are needed and small action on our part can open a new door for those who have drifted away from the Church.
4a. Scripture Resources for Homeschoolers by Brian Singer-Towns, Editor, Author, Workshop Presenter, Saint Mary's Press While publishers focus on creating resources for classroom use, there are a number of great resources that can easily be adapted to a home school Catholic religion curriculum. Brian will review some of these resources - particularly those available from Saint Mary's Press - and suggest how they can be used to educate for biblical literacy. Participants will be encouraged to share other effective resources they have used.
5a. Service Learning - How service strengthens and grows faith, builds community and fuels passion for the Gospel! by Jane Angha, Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator Youth Ministry Services, Neenah, WI Participants will discover what makes for great service experiences, learn the pastoral circle as a tool and have the opportunity to design or redesign a powerful service experience for any age group.
6a. Confirmation vs Ministry by Tammy Mansir, Master Catechist, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Vista, CA How can we fulfill the mission of the USCCB of ministering to the whole teen during the confirmation process?
7a. Igniting Passion and Mission within your Volunteer Team by Margie Rapp, Director, All for God, San Diego, CA How can we empower volunteers to live their baptismal mission?
8. A Simple Way to Unlock Learning in the Liturgy by Lori Dahlhoff, Executive Director, Department of Religious Education, National Catholic Educational Association Have you ever considered inviting learners to enter the sacred mysteries of the sacraments as adventures? We will draw on the ancient practice of mystagogy to sketch a simple three question process for developing "curious liturgical people" of all ages who more actively engage in the liturgical life of the Church.
9. Making Room for Chastity Education in Your Catechetical Program By Daniel S. Mulhall, RCL Benziger, Director of Professional Development and Hispanic Catechesis The USCCB Chaste Living guidelines say that chastity education should be a mandatory part of all faith formation programming. Come discuss how chastity education can be made a part of your religious education curriculum.
10. First Steps in Faith: How a Religion Readiness Program Makes a Difference By Donna Glaser, RCL Benziger, Associate Director of Marketing We'll discuss the importance of religion readiness. Why does it make a difference? Because a basic understanding of faith is building in the child through themes and values, preparing the child for future religious education, and leading them ultimately to a lifetime of faith.
11. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship by Michael E. Steier, Associate Director, Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis, USCCB "…responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation …" In preparation for this election year, prepare yourself and those you serve to exercise faithful citizenship. Join your peers for a conversation and a review of resources available online at USCCB's Web site.
12. Weaving Scripture into Faith Formation at Home and in the Classroom by Joan Weber, Center for Ministry Development, Coordinator of Lifelong Faith Formation, Omaha, NE This roundtable will offer concrete strategies for engaging learners in breaking open the Word of God in the classroom. Participants will receive resources which catechists can send home to encourage families to read and pray with Scripture together.
List of Roundtables offered only once: 12:05 pm
1b. ¿A dónde se van los latinos católicos en USA? (offered in English in session 1) by Dulce Jimenez Abreu, Director of Spanish Programs, William H. Sadlier Las estadístics muestran que los latinos católicos en los Estados Unidos están dejando la Iglesia Católica. Vamos a explorar y a discernir en esta tendencia y como afectará a la la Iglesia.
2b The Evangelization Process in the Church By Raul Navarro, Director of Systematic Integral New Evangelization (SINE) How does the parish effectively participate in the evangelizing mission of the Church? What process can awaken or renew the faith of our own people and those without a church home?
3b. Christmas Carol Festival: A New Way to Reach Inactive Catholics by John J. Boucher, Associate Director for Evangelization, Diocese of Trenton The "Christmas Carol Festival" (CCF) project uses Jesus-centered carols to help us proclaim the Good News of God's love. Discover ways to invite others to rejoice in the birth of Jesus through an annual Festival event. Singing carols together can help us all approach the altar on Christmas day and beyond. Prepare them to hear God's voice echoing in malls, on car radios, at holiday gatherings, and in their daily lives.
4b. A Family-Intergenerational Approach to Studying the Books of the Bible by Brian Singer-Towns, Editor, Author, Workshop Presenter, Saint Mary's Press Our parish has adapted a family-based faith formation model. This year we experimented with something new- a monthly family faith formation event devoted to studying the Book of Exodus. The experiment has been enthusiastically received and Brian will share the format used, the planning involved, and the results experienced so far.
5b. Hospitality - How invitation and welcoming can change everything in your programs, events and gatherings by Jane Angha, Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator, Youth Ministry Services, Neenah, WI Participants will discover the importance of hospitality and why missing the mark comes at a high cost today as well as learn practical ideas and best practices for infusing it in all their ministry efforts.
6b. Develop a Culture of Listening by Tammy Mansir, All for God, Coordinator of One-2-One Ministry, Parish Partnering Manager, Vista, CA Learn systematic outreach techniques to treat people with compassion and shift from marginal involvement to commitment.
7b. Engaging Teens after Confirmation by Margie Rapp, Director, All for God, San Diego, CA Are they confirmed or are they disciples? Come and discuss ways of using our time for the best outcome of our teens.
13. Connecting with 21st Century Families by Jim Merhaut, Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator for Lifelong Faith Formation Services, Canfield, OH Participants will identify new ministry strategies which will help their parish catechetical efforts to become more relevant to families today. Each participant will leave with a ministry calendar planning tool.
List of Roundtables offered twice: 11:30 am and 12:05 pm
14. La eclesiología y la catequesis by Dr. José Antonio Medina, Consultant for Hispanic Affairs, Liguori Publications En el Concilio Vaticano II, por la acción del Espíritu Santo, la Iglesia definió su identidad y su misión en el mundo, pero 50 años después aun tenemos dificultades en la implementación de las principales decisiones conciliares. En esta sesión dialogaremos sobre la revolución ecclesial que trajó el Concilio Vaticano II y las repercusiones que esta revolución ha aportado a la catequesis.
15. Partners in the New Evangelization by Greg Kremer, Special Assistant to the Executive Director Hear about how you can bring the New Evangelization to life and bring people together with a well-orchestrated diocese-wide pastoral process from RENEW International: Why Catholic? / ¿Por qué ser católico?; ARISE Together in Christ / Levántate Unámonos en Cristo, and Renewing the Priestly Heart
16. Five Effective Ways to Communicate with Families through Technology by Kathy Hendricks, Contributing writer and national consultant, William H. Sadlier, Inc. Do you ever find yourself frustrated by your efforts to communicate with families who are often too frazzled to read the bulletin or listen to pulpit announcements? Come and discover five effective ways to communicate with technological tools that today's families use on a regular basis.
17. Preparing Children to Celebrate Liturgy: Catechesis for Active, Engaged Participation by Joyce Donahue, Catechetical Associate, Diocese of Joliet Children and youth often tell us Mass is boring, partly because they are not clear about their role at Mass. This presentation will propose specific ideas for how catechists can go beyond teaching exterior participation - words, postures and actions - to teaching interior participation in the liturgy - what should be going on in the child's mind and heart during the Mass, in light of general principles from the Directory for Masses with Children, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
18. Call to Discipleship by Ida Miranda, Bi-Lingual Catechetical Consultant, William H. Sadlier We will discuss the serious challenge to form disciples in the primary through high school level in our catechetical programs, and will give resources to help and support catechetical leaders.
19. The Making of a Saint by Christian Rocha, Coordinator of Communications, Publications and Marketing, and Lois DeFelice, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator for Vicariate VI and Black Catechesis, Archdiocese of Chicago We have developed a guide to assist catechists in explaining the process for canonization and the vocabulary used by following the process of contemporary candidates.
20. StrengthsFinder in Catechetical Ministry by Leisa Anslinger, The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community Share experiences and learn about StrengthsFinder, a research-based talent identification process that changes people's understanding of themselves and others. Through StrengthsFinder, catechetical ministry comes alive with people who know their talents and are willing to offer them in ministry and service.
21. Let's Talk! Ministry at the Parish and Diocesan Level for Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities by Jan Benton, Executive Director, NCPD, and Dr. Nancy Thompson, Director of Programs and Diocesan Relations, NCPD Let's talk! We'll address the catechetical, social, sacramental, service, and family needs of children, youth, and adults with disabilities and consider the Individualized Religious Education Plan's call for full participation in the life of the parish.
22.Faith Sharing: Experiencing the Year of Faith in Community by Sister Kass Collins, SFCC, assistant director of RENEW International Learn about the exciting variety of resources for parish and small group renewal that are perfect for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. Themes include: Lectionary-based resources for Advent and Lent, everyday spirituality, the Catechism, prayer with Mary, priestly renewal.
23. A Lenten Program of Spiritual and Ecological Conversion for Parishes by Sr. Mary Caroline Marchal, SC, DRE, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Louisville, KY The round table explores "Lent 4.5," a 7-week faith-formation program of conversion for Catholic (and Christian) churches. It inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God's creation, embrace Gospel justice, and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Gospel simplicity to their everyday lives.
24. Applying Brain Research to Catechetical Formation by Anne P. Battes, RCL Benziger, Associate Publisher How does brain research impact religious education and the role of the religious educator? Brain-based learning and its impact in religious education will be explored.
25 . Parish Marketing Essentials 101 by Maureen Wales, Catholic Marketing Initiatives, LLC, President/Founder, Hewitt, NJ Expand Your Influence! Increase awareness and participation in parish programs and events. Get practical and proven ideas for compelling messaging, eye-catching advertising, and easy-to-implement marketing plans. Leave with knowledge and confidence to successfully market your parish now.
26. Engaging Our Students in CaTECHesis by Sr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, Interactive Connections, President, Oldsmar, FL Where do I start with bringing technology into the program? What can I do? Can I do it on a bare bones budget? I'm the Digital Immigrant so where do I start? You will learn how to motivate and engage your catechists (as they are ready) to become Digital Disciples!
27. Easy to Use Options for Intergenerational Programs by Tom Rinkoski, Director of Religious Education, St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, Gainesville, FL Hear about several different options for intergenerational religious education programs. Some last as short as 1/2 hour; others are for 2 hour time frames. They cover a wide variety of topics from Church seasons, to believing in six impossible things before breakfast, including prayer, scripture and tradition. You will come away with basic principles for effective intergenerational catechesis and several different ideas that you can beg, borrow or adapt in your own place!
28. Confirmation Guidelines: a Network of Relationships by Brenda Kresky, Adult Faith Formation Consultant, Diocese of St. Cloud, MN The Diocese of St. Cloud recently developed new guidelines for Confirmation. Intentionally targeting key players in the development and sustainment of faith for adolescents, we created five essential elements as part of the preparation for Confirmation. Participants will walk away with a renewed sense of the role each person(s) plays in an integrated preparation for the sacrament.
29. Positive Communication with Parents, Teachers, and Students (in a multi-lingual parish) by Susan Ferraris, Director of Catechetical Ministry, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Vista, CA Practical suggestions for communicating with staff, parents and students regarding program activities, growth and spiritual development, and opportunities for becoming a worshipping small faith community.
30. Families Passing on the Faith by Deacon C. J. Donarski, Deacon and RCIA Coordinator, St. Mary Star of the Sea and Catholic communities of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA How is this done? What works?
31. The Next Generation of Echoes: What the Future Holds By Ed Gordon, Consultant for the Echoes Project, RCL Benziger The next generation of Echoes of Faith is in development. Come speak with Ed Gordon to hear what is being planned and offer suggestions to help shape the product.
32. Reaching Those in Their 20s and 30s By Pam Coster, Executive Director of Charis Ministries, Chicago, IL This Roundtable will focus on the power of retreats to reach those in their 20s and 30s, and act as a catalyst for successful young adult ministry. Participants will hear about Charis Ministries' Partner Program, with partners now in 29 cities providing retreats in the Ignatian tradition to young adults.
33. Understanding Sunday Mass: A Kid's Point of View by Nancy Hardy, Diocesan Director of Parish Faith Formation, Orange, CA With eye popping visual effects and great storytelling this innovative DVD is designed to help teach 7-12 year olds the meaning of Sunday Mass. Come view a sample of this brand new resource, filmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach.
34. ¡No Te Des Por Vencido Todos Los Alumnos Pueden Aprender! por Sr. Marilupe Mier y Teran, HMSS, Directora / Catequista de la escuela parroquial San Juan de la Cruz, Lemon Grove, CA ¿Se te hace difícil que los alumnos estudien y recuerden lo aprendido? ¡Cómo tomar notas en clase de manera fácil y rápida!
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