Wednesday, May 9th 3:45 - 5:00 pm Learning Sessions 300's
(Session descriptions, bios and pictures will be added as they arrive)
Putting it Together: Roundtables with a Purpose
Beisa Anslinger and John Roberto
La Eucaristía y la Catequesis: Integrando la Liturgia, la Catequesis y la Vida
Dr. José Antonio Medina
Ancient and Holy Truths Delivered in the Language of the New Generation
The Unfinished Business of Vatican II
What Do Catechesis, The New Evangelization, and Hispanics Have In Common?
Telling our Stories: Lighting the Fire!
Adult Faith Formation
Living the Grace: Living Our Catholic Social Teaching
Transforming Adolescent Catechesis - NIAC
The Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis (PAC)
The New Evangelization and Catechesis Working Together
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Embracing Grace: Standing in the In-Between
Jo Ann Paradise
Are We Awake to Grace?
Sr. Edith Prendergast
Ave Maria Press
The Sacraments: Challenges to Them; Evidence for Them in Scripture
Learning Session Descriptions
301 Diocesan Leisa Angslinger and John Roberto Putting it Together: Roundtables with a Purpose Return home from this conference with your plan already begun! Participate in this dynamic synthesis experience with our track presenters. Hear what others are thinking and leave the conference with a clear plan for your immediate next steps.
302 Español Dr. José Antonio Medina,SThD La Eucaristía y la Catequesis: Integrando la Liturgia, la Catequesis y la Vida En este taller ofreceremos pistas y recursos pastorales que permitan a los catequistas integrar la vida cotidiana, la liturgia y la formación en la fe de una manera dinámica y pedagógica. De esta manera buscaremos apoyar a las catequistas para que realicen su ministerio de una manera comprehensiva e integral.
Patrocinado por: Liguori Publications
303 Technology Dallas Carter Ancient and Holy Truths Delivered in the Language of the New Generation Hebrews 13:8 makes it clear that Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Utilizing advancing technologies and the power of social media we will take a look at how we have been empowered to engage in unprecedented opportunities to bring Christ's Truth and the beauty of Catholic tradition and culture to a new generation.
304 Theology Marcellino D’Ambrosio The Unfinished Business of Vatican II This discussion will look at the goals, objectives, and directives of the Council that have not yet been fully implemented and what we can do to bring them towards fuller realization.
305 Multi-cultural Martha Fernández-Sardina What Do Catechesis, The New Evangelization, and Hispanics Have In Common? We all know that the number of Hispanics continues to grow in the US and the growth of the Church in the US is largely due to the Hispanic presence. Yet many in the Church still struggle with knowing how to evangelize and catechize the Spanish-speaking among us. We will explore the role that monolingual and bilingual Hispanic immigrants and Hispanic-Americans can and must play in the new evangelization and the faith formation of children, youth, and adults, as well as the role of the non-Spanish speaking leadership and community.
306 Leadership Dr. Susan Grenough Telling our Stories: Lighting the Fire! What are the stories of our lives? How can these stories help us to discover our passions, our fire, our Abba God?
Sponsored by: Pflaum Publishing
307 Adult Faith Formation Jack Jezreel Living the Grace: Living Our Catholic Social Teaching The invitation of the Gospel to live abundantly is, paradoxically, connected to our embrace of the invitation to give ourselves away. This forms the foundation of what we call Catholic Social Teaching, a blueprint for how our spiritual path necessarily leads to the embrace of our sisters and brothers in harm’s way. Links between formation and social mission will be addressed along with some practical strategies about how to engage parishioners.
Sponsored by: JustFaith.
308 Youth Ela Milewska Transforming Adolescent Catechesis - NIAC The need is urgent. There is no getting around it. A Pew report recently found that two-thirds of Catholics who leave the church do so between the ages of 13 and 23. However, the National Study on Youth and Religion found a strong correlation between the ability to articulate one’s faith and being highly devoted to one’s faith. Catechesis – in our homes, our parishes, our schools, and our youth ministry programs – can nurture in young people the language and the experience of faith. This highly interactive gathering will focus on the findings of the National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis and the practical implications for parishes and schools. The session will include information on the Transforming Adolescent Catechesis – a process for parishes and schools that assesses the catechetical landscape and guide your community in the development of effective adolescent catechesis.
Sponsored by: the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis (PAC)
309 Evangelization Peter Murphy The New Evangelization and Catechesis Working Together The New Evangelization offers a unique opportunity for Catholics to grow in their faith and confidence in the Gospel so as to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world. The Holy Father’s vision for the New Evangelization (and the Year of Faith) calls for and includes a vibrant and robust catechetical element that is essential for the New Evangelization to flourish in the United States and around the world.
Sponsored by: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
310 Leadership Dr. Jo Ann Paradise Embracing Grace: Standing in the In-Between Do you find the joy of being a catechetical leader sometimes overshadowed by conflict and frustration? Do you find yourself caught between the ideal and the real, the way things should be in parish ministry and the way things are? This workshop will help you to gain insight and develop strategies for standing in that sacred place that bridges what actually is and all that could be.
Sponsored by: OSV Curriculum
311 Spirituality Sr. Edith Prendergast Are We Awake to Grace? Mindful that grace is personally transformative and at the same time make us agents of transformation for others; the session will discuss implications for our leadership and spirituality in catechetical ministry.
Sponsored by: Ave Maria Press
312 Theology Jim Blackburn The Sacraments: Challenges to Them; Evidence for Them in Scripture Many of the common challenges posed by non-Catholics and anti-Catholics concerning the sacraments - the life-giving signs of grace instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Catholic Church - will be examined. Jim will reveal the sacraments in Scripture in order to equip participants to charitably explain and defend these precious God-given gifts.
Sponsored by: Catholic Answers
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