Tuesday, May 8th 2:00 - 3:15 pm Learning Sessions 100's
(Session descriptions, bios and pictures will be added as they arrive)
Diocesan and Parish Leaders Building Engaged Parishes Together
Twenty-Third Publications and Catholic Life and Faith
Espiritualidad Ignaciana: Encontrando a Dios en Todas las Cosas
Young Adults: Nomads of Parish Life
Sacramental Preparation: A Reachable Moment for Parents
Leadership and Mission: Creating Communities of Disciples
Essential Charisms for Spiritual Leadership
William H. Sadlier, Inc.
7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness*: Embracing Spiritual Health as a Catechetical Leader
The Parish – A Social Network
William H. Sadlier, Inc
If Evangelization is the Mission, Initiation provides the Job Description
Addressing Special Needs in Rural Parishes by
Dr. Nancy Thompson and Janice Benton
National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Knowing Jesus and His Message
Mobile Technologies In Your Ministry and Church
Liturgical Publications, Inc.
Learning Session Descriptions:
101 Diocesan: Leisa Anslinger Diocesan and Parish Leaders Building Engaged Parishes Together How do diocesan directors enable leaders in parishes to develop an engaging parish? Why would diocesan and parish catechetical leaders care about working with and in engaged parishes; how would it effect faith formation?
Sponsored by: Twenty-Third Publications and Catholic Life and Faith
102 Español: Martín López
Espiritualidad Ignaciana: Encontrando a Dios en Todas las Cosas Hay muchas maneras de expresar lo que se entiende por Espiritualidad. Nosotros lo entendemos como «el encuentro del espíritu humano con el Espíritu de Dios, de modo que Dios hace Su propuesta, y la persona humana responde al proyecto de Dios».
Patrocinado por Loyola Press. 103 Young Adult: Julianne Donlon-Stanz Young Adults: Nomads of Parish Life Young adults are the most mobile and diverse people in our society and parish communities. They are full of life, experiencing many transitions, and have incredible gifts to offer. Today, many young adults increasingly describe themselves as multiparishional. What does this term mean for young adult ministry? What opportunities and challenges does this present to those who seek to minister to them? This workshop explores contemporary issues and creative strategies to reach out to our young adult who come from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual realities. Participants will... (1) Gain a greater understanding of the changing landscape of religious diversity amongst young adults (2) Examine national and global trends that are influencing young adult ministry and identify creative strategies in ministering effectively and intentionally (3) Learn how to effectively target young adults utilizing classic and contemporary marketing strategies including social networking.
104 Theology: Tom McGrath Sacramental Preparation: A Reachable Moment for Parents The time of sacramental preparation can be a time of great grace and blessing in a family. It’s a major “reachable” moment as well as a teachable moment for parents. Tom McGrath, author of Together: Preparing at Home for First Eucharist, offers a list of ways to help parents nurture the tender faith of their children while deepening their own. Through stories, exercises, memory, and imagination, McGrath presents practical activities and tactics you can put to use immediately to make the time of sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation) a rich and sacred time in the lives of the families you serve.
Sponsored by: Loyola Press
105 Leadership: Daniel S. Mulhall Leadership and Mission: Creating Communities of Disciples According to both the GDC and NDC, the purpose of catechesis is to bring people to an intimate relationship with Christ. To build these relationships catechesis must include both instruction and formation. In order to accomplish this, catechetical leaders will need to develop new skills to achieve their goals. This learning session will explore this new mission of catechesis and the skills the leader needs to succeed going forward.
Sponsored by: RCL Benziger
106 Leadership: Essential Charisms for Spiritual Leadership by Ken Doran The challenges facing new catechetical leaders or those who have been around the block and back are like David facing Goliath. There are so many tasks that must be completed: the recruitment of new catechists; holding on to seasoned ones; the calls for increased accountability in the form of competency standards; certification programs in catechesis; outcomes and evaluations. The list goes on and on. It takes a wise leader to accomplish all of this without losing the heart and soul of the catechetical experience, not to mention hours of sleep. But the wise catechetical leader is also keenly aware of the spiritual leadership needed to enlighten the heart and soul of each young person, and catechist, as well as the families they serve. Serving all as they continue growing as disciples of Jesus Christ is critically important! This presentation will explore the essential charisms needed for this wise 21st century spiritual leader through a process of large and small group interaction, meditation and prayer. Participants: PREPARE TO BE INVOLVED!
Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc.
107 Leadership: Joe Paprocki, D.Min. 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness*: Embracing Spiritual Health as a Catechetical Leader As catechetical leaders, we can’t give what we don’t have. Maintaining our own spiritual wellness is key to our ability to serve the needs of others. In this workshop, Joe Paprocki, DMin, recovers and presents in a new and refreshing way, the Church’s treasury of spiritual wisdom that enables us to guard against threats to our spiritual wellness, empowering us to live in balance and harmony. In his unique, easy-going, simple-but-not simplistic manner, Joe unpacks seven enduring strategies for spiritual wellness – seven keys that will enable you to effectively serve as a catechetical and spiritual leader.
Sponsored by: Loyola Press
108 Technology: Paul Sanfrancesco The Parish – A Social Network Each parish is a social network. Catechesis in the parish begins by forging connections among active and inactive parishioners, school students and religious education students, single, married, divorced, and widowed, employed, under-employed, and unemployed, young and old. Use the tools of social media to create a parish portal meeting the needs of today’s parishioners in building the Body of Christ.
Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc
109 Evangelization: Jim Schellman If Evangelization is the Mission, Initiation provides the Job Description Through presentation and conversation, we will explore how the Church’s vision of evangelization is given flesh for the parish in its ministries of initiation.
Sponsored by: NA Forum
110 Rural: Dr. Nancy Thompson and Janice Benton Addressing Special Needs in Rural Parishes
Sponsored by: National Catholic Partnership on Disability
111 Leadership: Michael Wagner Knowing Jesus and His Message Originally formulated as a curriculum guide, Knowing Jesus and His Message was redesigned to be a comprehensive, catechist-friendly resource for use with both religion texts and lectionary-based materials. Participants will see how this creative resource was developed, the rationale behind the design and the multi-faceted ways it can be used and adapted for individual parish programs.
112 Technology: Joe Luedtke Mobile Technologies In Your Ministry and Church
The next generation of parishioners is growing up online, but it may not be with a PC. They surf the web, update their status, text and tweet all from their phone. The Church has an unprecedented opportunity to reach people where they are, whenever they need to. In this workshop we’ll explore mobile communication trends, the opportunity for the church, and solutions that can help get you there.
Sponsored by Liturgical Publications, Inc.
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