Friday Schedule

Ongoing Clergy Formation 9:00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Session 1-01
by Rev. Michael Zampelli, SJ
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Effective Presiding 

Presiding at liturgical prayer is a challenging endeavor. Liturgy uses language, music and symbols to facilitate an encounter with The Divine. Consequently, presiding is an action of the entire person, bodily,
spiritually, and affectively. Fr. Zampelli brings his experience as a presider and university professor in performance studies to facilitate the development of presidential skills of participants.

Friday Keynote 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Session 1-02   Keynote
by Sr. Simone Campbell


Hunger for Hope

Pope Francis challenges us to new forms of holiness in the 21st century. In the process we discover that hope is a communal virtue anchored in the beatitudes. Dare we risk responding to this challenge?

Sponsor

Session 200 10:45 AM – 11: 45 AM

Session 2-01 
Rev. Michael Zampelli, SJ
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

Effective Presiding  

Presiding at liturgical prayer is a challenging endeavor. Liturgy uses language, music and symbols to
facilitate an encounter with The Divine. Consequently, presiding is an action of the entire person, bodily,
spiritually, and affectively. Fr. Zampelli brings his experience as a presider and university professor in
performance studies to facilitate the development of presidential skills of participants


Session 2-02 
Kathryn Bojczyk, Ph.D.

Faith Nurtured Early Lasts a Lifetime: Introduction to Early Childhood Faith Formation

Through early childhood faith formation, young children (ages 3-5) develop in their awareness of God and lay the foundation for a loving, personal relationship with God. Contrary to popular belief, early childhood faith formation is much more than just “fun and games” but involves a process of inviting children to experience God in concrete, age-appropriate ways. In this presentation, Dr. Kathryn Bojzcyk will take catechists inside the minds and hearts of children ages 3-5, will introduce basic principles of early childhood faith formation, and will identify strategies for effective learning at the early childhood level in order to nurture a faith that will last a lifetime.

Sponsor Loyola Press  


Session 2-03
Fr. Kenneth Boyack, CSP

Experience the Joy of Growing as a Missionary Disciple Through Participating in Sunday Mass

Participating in Mass enables Catholics to grow in holiness and missionary zeal. This presentation will highlight ways to prepare for Mass, enter more fully into the celebration, and leave Mass committed to “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.” The presentation will include an overview of Living the Eucharist, a Lenten spiritual renewal ministry that helps Catholics experience the joy of the Gospel through coming to know the risen Christ more personally in the Eucharist.(Witness)

Sponsor Paulist Evangelization 


Session 2-04
Paul Canavese

Stop the Stampede: How Engaging Parents Can Keep Kids in the Church

Do you have fewer families than you used to? How many do you still see at Mass after baptism, first Eucharist or confirmation? And how many of these children will we see as they enter adulthood? Study after study identifies parents as the most important factor in whether children will remain Catholic. Today the church needs us to become influencers who can convince parents why Mass and our faith has value. Learn how to speak their language, harness their motivations, and coach them to share faith with their children. Gain strategies and tools for attracting and influencing parents—especially around the touch point of First Eucharist—so Christ and the church can make a real difference in their lives. (Word/Worhsip/Witness)

Sponsor The Pastoral Center


Session 2-05
John Collins

Faith Formation Ideas, Activities, and Strategies with a Middle Grade Mindset

Despite the challenges (and opportunities) at this age level, students need (and want) to be engaged in learning, even though behaviors and attitudes may indicate they don’t want to be there. It’s not about reading a text, but providing an environment and experiences in which young people learn about their Catholic Identity…from you. You, the catechist, are the one who can make a difference. They don’t need another “BFF”, but they do need a witness to the Catholic faith. This session will provide suggestions, ideas, and strategies for faith formation with middle grade students in mind. 

Sponsor William H. Sadlier, Inc, 


Session 2-06
Jared Dees

How to Teach Faith with Fiction

People learn best through story. This is why Jesus preached with parables. Likewise, young people enjoy reading fiction today much more than their textbooks. So, how do we help teach them to have faith using the stories they love most? Using ideas from novels, short stories, fables, parables, and other forms of fiction, Jared Dees will offer a series of strategies to connect fiction with faith formation.

Sponsor Ave Maria Press


Session 2-07
Josie Logonria

Classroom Management

Pope Francis’ vision for Catechesis is to pass on the joyful message of the ‘Kerygma.” This joy is found in the foundation of Christian Life as Pope Francis eloquently describes; “Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.” Evanageli Gaudium I invite you to come and share three techniques to model “Kerygma,“ bringing the message of the Christian life and joy into your classrooms. (Witness)

 Sponsor Pflaum Publishing


Session 2-08
Brenda Noriega    

Growing Roots  

“I am not religious. I prefer to consider myself spiritual” is the increasing repetitive answer we hear from young people in the United States. The increasing numbers of young people going away from the church is alarming. However, there is hope. Although young adults are leaving the Church, they are still seeking for a community to grow spiritually. During this workshop, we will explore recommendations from Pope Francis to reach out and engage the disaffiliated helping them to be rooted in Christ. (Witness)


Session 2-09
Timothy O’Malley     

The Mundane Mercy of Catholic Faith Life

Modern advertising is driven by the possibility of excitement—novelty wins! Family life is often nearly absent from such advertising, since it’s far too mundane to cultivate consumer desire. In this session, we’ll see how Catholic family life can function as a medicine against consumer desire insofar as we cultivate the disposition to see God acting within the context of the mundane. Participants in this workshop will walk away with five ideas for doing catechesis on the Christian family that avoids the kind of idealism that often sneaks in when teaching about the family in the Church.  (Witness)

Sponsor Ave Maria Press


Session 2-10
Catherine Mifsud Heller    

It’s Not The Down, It Is The Out – Planning Successful Retreats

Much like jumping off a cliff, planning retreats can be terrifying, exhilarating or both. In most cases, it is the process of planning a retreat that truly can contribute to its overall success. It is jumping out far enough, because the down will happen. Whether it is a day-long or 3-day retreat, this workshop will offer retreat leaders practical approaches to their planning methods. From what ice breakers to use and when to use them, organizational tactics, to strategies for forming retreat leaders, this session will offer concrete ideas and sharing of best practices. [Catechists and Campus Ministers are both invited to attend]. (Witness)


Session 2-11
Anna Scally     

Bring New Hope to Your Ministry A New Approach to Getting, Keeping and Surviving Volunteers

It’s not just about what you can get from people; it is what you want for people. Elevate volunteering from an obligation to a privilege. Discover the “hidden gems” in your community. Grow your ministry by uncovering real ways to understand true needs and gifts of those you are trying to teach. This workshop will include five strategies that will result in more volunteers for your ministry. Real volunteers have more than time; they have hope and heart. (Witness)

Sponsor Cornerstone Media


Session 2-12
Brian Robert Taberski, Ed.D.

Catholic School Leaders as Ministers of Faith and Agents of Hope

The dynamic nature of Catholic education requires leaders at all levels with the skill sets to navigate the complexities of the this dynamism. The Catholic school at once seeks to ensure it faithfully lives out its mission, serves as an authentic experience of Church, maintains the standards of academic rigor, and focuses on the formation of the whole person. This task can be daunting. Catholic School Leaders as Ministers of Faith and Agents of Hope will provide a framework and points to consider as the Catholic school and its leaders find themselves living in a world experiencing globalization, exponential access to information, unbridled technological advancements, a crisis in the Environment, and a Church responding to crisis.

Sponsor Landings International


 

Session 2-15
Michael Ruzicki

Preparing Masses With Children, Not For Children

This workshop will assist school teachers (and others) in teaching children the language of the liturgy by including them in the preparation of the Mass. Doing so will reinforce their Catholic identity by breaking open the Word, selecting music, preparing liturgical environment, and serving in liturgical ministries. Participants will gain (or improve) the tools necessary for collaboration and communication while knowing they are doing the “right thing” liturgically.

Sponsor Liturgy Training Publications 


Session 2-16
Fr Chris Bennett

How Green is Green

How to maintain an appropriate environment, through the use of signs, symbols and rituals in Ordinary Time. Utilizing seasonal traditions of the liturgical year.

Session 300 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Session 3-01
Kathy Almazol

Introducing Build. Plant. Grow

Build. Plant. Grow is a free faith formation program for schools, parishes, and families. Engaging lesson plans pair scriptural readings with children’s literature to promote the spiritual and character development of children ages 5 -13. Fr.Tony Mancuso, a priest in the Diocese of San Jose, who holds an Ed.D, developed these gospel lessons. At this session participants will have the opportunity to see the program in its entirety, ask questions from teachers and catechists who use the program and learn how to access it to use with your school or parish group. Parents are also welcomed to learn how to incorporate this program for their family faith formation time. All three cycles of the gospels for the liturgical seasons are available. Modifications are made as necessary due to the movable calendar of our holy days. (Word)


Session 3-02
Laura Barker

Implementing Laudato Si’ in the Primary Classroom

This session will provide an overview of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home and its implications for teaching primary grade students in school and faith formation. The session will also review current CA state standards on Environmental Principles and Concepts and how this relates to our Catholic values of social justice. The session will also provide concrete examples and resources to incorporate into lesson plans across multiple subjects. Finally, the session will motivate participants to be a witness and to take a leadership position on caring for God’s creation.


Session 3-03
Nancy Bird

Disciple Power: Nurturing Young Disciples to Put Their Faith into Action

What can we do to foster the spiritual development of adolescents? What can we do to help them develop skills, practice habits and strengthen their faith to live as disciples of Jesus in today’s world? Join us for a lively and practical workshop to help your learners grow in their relationship with Jesus, accept the demands of discipleship, and choose each day to live as disciples!


Session 3-04
Maria Covarrubias

The Art of Accompaniment

Usually art expresses who the artist is, feels and thinks. The Art of Accompaniment in our faith is a sacred life-giving dynamic where the fragrance of Christ closeness and his personal gaze is experienced. In the road to Emmaus, Jesus teaches us the model of accompaniment that caused for the disciples’ eyes to be opened. Come and join in deepening the understanding of what Pope Francis is urgently callings us in this art accompaniment and learn key aspects of accompanying others in their faith journey.

Sponsor RCL BENZIGER


Session 3-05
Terry Cotting-Mogan

The Classroom Teacher as a Missionary Disciple

The goal of most subjects taught by a classroom teacher is to pass on facts. While passing on facts in your Religion class is important the goal here is to form practicing Catholics. Come explore practical ways that you can be a missionary disciple helping to evangelize your students and their families.(Witness)

Sponsor Pflaum Publishing 


Session 3-06
Douglas Leal

Adults at the Center: Understanding the Adult Journey of Faith

Our world and our faith demand an adult Christianity. Growth beyond a faith that may have served us well in youth is necessary to meet the demands of adult lives and our contemporary world, if we are to truly be disciples of Christ. Putting adults at the center of formation requires first that we understand what an “adult growing in faith” looks like, and how we might support that growth in ourselves as well.  (Witness)


Session 3-07
Jordan Lewis

Sustaining Hope – Using reading skills to break open scripture for students

At the end of this workshop, PCLs and Catechists will have seen and brainstormed strategies to ensure that students with lower reading levels can access scripture and participate in discussions. (Word)

Sponsor Diocese of Monterey


Session 3-08
Corinne Monogue                      

Encountering Christ with Young People in Our Parishes and Schools

Discover how the new USCCB pastoral response to Asian and Pacific Catholics, Encountering Christ in Harmony, can assist in your outreach and relationship with all youth and young adults as they face/navigate different cultural realities. This session will include framework and ideas for leaders to use in parish and school settings. (Witness)

Sponsor Encountering Christ in Harmony – Asian and Pacific Island


Session 3-09
Jayne Mondoy

“Take Five”: Basic Principles for Cultivating Catechists

Cultivating catechists takes so much more than holding a series of meetings throughout the year. It is an act of stewardship and a way of being expressed through a set of guiding principles that speak to mission, parameters, empowerment, recognition, and engagement. Let’s “Take Five” together!

 Sponsor Loyola Press


Session 3-10
Rosa Mosich

Bridging Imagination and Religion

Children love creative experiences! (Don’t we all?) Especially experiences that help us connect, or enhance our understanding and relationship with Jesus. In this workshop, we will uncover practical ways in which the Arts – drama, art, and music – can help children (and adults) embrace and connect with their faith and religious imagination. (Witness)               

Sponsor Our Sunday Press


Session 3-11
Maureen Provencher

Igniting the Hearts of a New Generation: Engaging and Accompanying Younger Disciples!

Children, today, think differently. Their interests and needs vary. They learn in a variety of different ways. Their attention spans are short and their energy levels are more than we can keep up with! And, their desire to know, love, and serve God is real and alive! They’ve evolved and so must our ways of sharing, teaching, and walking the journey of faith, together – with them and with their families! If you have the privilege of ministering with children and their families, then this workshop is for you. Together, we’ll delve more deeply into the mystery of understanding and embracing this generation and their gift to us. Then, we’ll look to effective approaches that are practical, fun, inviting, and achievable, to effectively engage them and nurture their hearts in faith and love. (Witness)

Sponsor Saint Mary’s Press


Session 3-12
Janèt Sullivan Whitaker

Sharing Faith in Everyday Ways

We are called to bear witness to the saving presence of Christ in our lives. This presentation explores everyday ways in which we can more generously share our faith with others, through Christian hospitality, gratitude, and sincere attentiveness. (Worship)

Sponsor OCP


Session 3-15
Lesa Truxaw

Celebrating Children’s Liturgy of the Word

How can you help children participate and understand scripture that is proclaimed at Mass? Should you be offering children a separate experience of the Word proclaimed at Sunday Mass? When can you use the Children’s Lectionary? What about school or class masses where children form the majority of participants? We will explore Church Documents regarding the participation of children at Mass as well as the pastoral implications. Come and explore best practices to breaking open the Word with Children at Sunday Mass and at other celebrations.


Session 3-16
Nancy Chinn

Holy Play, Act 1

By drawing on puzzle pieces we will create an image of the beauty of diversity to create a whole image that is delightful and astonishing. This technique is easily adaptable to many group experiences. (Hands on art project – limited space).

Session 400 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 4-01
Ana Barraza

Faith Formation for Special Needs: Basic Principles

A walk through the Church documents that have shaped the catechesis and evangelization of persons with disabilities. Learn different learning modalities, and of the many resources for your Special Needs ministry. (Witness)

Sponsor Loyola Press


Session 4-02
Paul Canavese

Whole Family Catechesis 101: How to Instill Faith that Lasts a Lifetime

The church teaches that parents are the primary educators of their children, but we generally foster a formation model in which parents outsource this responsibility to pass on faith to the parish or school. And it is not working. But hope is not lost! In fact, we already know what works. This talk highlights practical ways parishes and schools can evangelize, engage, and coach parents to embrace their essential role. We will explore key methodologies and specific tools you can put to use right away at each step of the faith formation process, from baptism through confirmation… and beyond.(Word/Worship)

Sponsor The Pastoral Center 


Session 4-03 
John Collins

Parent Involvement in Faith Formation

Not all parents take on their role as primary educators of the faith; unfortunately many do not have the capacity to talk about, model, and witness their faith with their children. They need faith formation too! In our programs we continue to nurture growth in faith in our students, but we can also consider opportunities to support parents and families…nurturing their growth along with their children as the primary educators of the faith in the home. It all depends on “how” we do “what” we do. In this session, John will share some ideas and suggestions for re-thinking what we do to involve and engage parents in their child’s faith formation. We need to take advantage of opportunities!

Sponsor William H. Sadlier, Inc. 


Session 4-04
Lori Harris

Becoming Daniels in Babylon   

Tired of being “the only one”? We live in a pagan, secular world, surrounded everywhere by those who claim to be Catholic and Christian. What does it mean to live out your faith and be unafraid of the consequences? Become the hands and feet of Jesus for those who don’t know He loves them. Raise the standard. (Word)

Sponsor Kerygama


Session 4-05
Bob Hurd

Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People: Exploring the Spirituality of the Liturgy

At every celebration of the Eucharist, the compassionate Christ gathers us to himself through the bread of the Word and the bread of the Eucharist. All this, so that we can become and enact his compassionate presence in our world today. Bob’s presentation shows how this spirituality shapes the liturgy and explores how our various ministries—music-making, presiding, proclamation of the scriptures—can better serve it. (Worship)

Sponsor OCP 


Session 4-06
Anne Kernion

Neuroscience and Spirituality: Tech, Our Brains, and Spiritual Practices 

How tech use is affecting our brains and our functioning. Then we explore spiritual practices which thwart these negative effects. (Witness)

Sponsor Cards by Anne


Session 4-07
Douglas Leal

Adults at the Center: Nurturing Adults to Grow in Faith

What do we need to do–and who do we need to be–as pastoral leaders, ministers, and catechists to nurture adults into an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ? Do we challenge and support adults to become disciples, or do we accept a stagnant faith? And how do we move this work to the center of parish life? We’ll review the challenges and explore the possibilities of putting adults at the center of formation. (Witness)


Session 4-08
Alrie Middlebrook

The Laudato Si Journey to Teach All Disciplines in the Outdoor Classroom

Take a visual and spiritual trip with Alrie Middlebrook, ecological garden and farm designer and educator. Can the outdoor classroom be transformed to teach stewardship of God’s creation while giving lessons in STEAM? Can a native, restored grassland garden provide inspiration to write an essay on social justice? How can eating school grown fruits and vegetables advance environmental engineering? Or improve math scores?


Session 4-09
Catherine Mifsud Heller

The Immaculate Misconception – 7 Things Catholics THINK They Know, but Don’t

Who are the 12 apostles? What are the Holy Days of Obligation? Seems easy, right? Not so fast – many of our students and parishioners THINK they know the answers to these questions, but over time misconceptions have clouded their knowledge. This workshop will unravel some of these errors and offer ways to teach the concepts to our audiences. Through anecdotes and catechesis, this session will not only right the wrongs, but offer clever ways to teach these inaccuracies. (Witness)


Session 4-10                                              
Fr. Mike Russo

Preaching in the Age of Social-Media

Social media has become a prime tool of persuasion and influence. How does a parish community employ these new communication tools along with traditional media as methods to advance preaching, build parish community and influence evangelization. Father Mike Russo will draw on his experience in developing “Sunday to Sunday,” a preaching project for America|Media, seminary and adult education. He will draw on examples of how parishes have expanded the reach of the Sunday sermon for an invitation to the local community as well as meaningful liturgical expression. Additionally, he will draw on those present at this session and ask their feedback about effective witness of the Gospel.        

Sponsor Sunday to Sunday


Session 4-11
Dr. Christauria Welland

Responding to and Preventing Partner Violence in the Families we Serve 

Are we prepared to respond to victims of domestic violence and their children who come to us for help at our parishes and Catholic schools? Worldwide, more than 100 million Catholic women have suffered partner violence! In this session we will learn to identify cases of domestic violence, as well as the basic facts of this issue, including in Catholic families. We will learn how to respond compassionately and effectively, and how to locate the resources in our communities. Dr. Welland will also provide a brief summary of the basic skills necessary for violence prevention that we can teach our parishioners and students, and material will be available for further information.(Word, Witness)


Session 4-12
Mary Wuertz von Holt

Teaching RCIA/RICA to Create Vibrant Witnesses and a Vibrant Parish

While teaching RCIA/RICA is a lot of work, team members know they get more benefits out of the class than the work they put in. The new members received at Easter become vibrant witnesses and renew the Church. Can we leverage RCIA to create a vibrant parish as well as vibrant witnesses? How can we structure RCIA so that the entire parish is involved and they grow in their faith? Attend this session and learn tips for catechizing not only your catechumens and candidates but also their sponsors, team volunteers, and long-time parishioners. (Worship)

Sponsor Ligouri Publication 


Session 4-15
Katie Wolf

Creating liturgical environment in a non church space, such as a classroom; creating sacred space 

Teachers, catechists, and other church leaders often lead prayer in classrooms, meeting rooms, and other spaces outside of the church building. In this workshop, you will learn practical strategies for transforming these spaces into environments rich with symbols that engage the senses, speak to the heart, and help lead your groups into deeper prayer.


Session 4-16
Nancy Chinn

Holy Play, Act 2 (Part 1 of a 2 hour session)

If you can print your name, you can do this. Participants will produce their own banner by learning to use a knife to cut patterns in paper that create a light filled image. Material cost of $xx includes paper, (2 1/2′ x 4′) pattern, dowel and knife. This project can be shared by up to three people per banner. Those interested can stay past the working time to discuss creating larger projects.(Hands on art project – limited space)

Session 500 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Session 5-01
Skip Bacon

Forming Families of Faith; Tools of Catechesis for the Domestic Church

The domestic church of the family is a model for all we do and are as church. It is also our primary model for catechesis; the way we pass on our faith. During this workshop we will identify ways in which your community already empowers families as the domestic church and explore ways for strengthening your current means of empowerment. We will also discuss new tools of forming families of faith; from technology to Scripture, ancient wisdom to good food!

Sponsor William H. Sadlier, Inc.


Session 5-02
Fr. Kenneth Boyack, CSP

Share Your Faith: Help Others Come Alive in Christ

This presentation will highlight key elements that equip Catholics to share their personal experience of faith in a powerful and effective way. The elements include the motivation to share faith, the content of the sharing, skills needed to communicate the Gospel effectively, and recognizing and overcoming fears. Participants will engage in a process of developing their own story of faith and discover how their faith is strengthened through sharing with others. (Witness)

Sponsor Paulist Evangelization


Session 5-03  
Jared Dees

Catechetical Lesson Planning for the Heart and Mind

To be effective as religious educators, we must inspire students not only to learn about God, but also to learn to love God. This makes catechetical lesson plans different from teaching anything else. Using a system he calls Lectio Divina Lesson Planning, Jared Dees will guide workshop attendees through a process of teaching the head and touching the heart.

Sponsor Ave Maria Press


Session 5-04
Lori Harris

Is That Really You God?” A guide to Prayer and Hearing God’s Voice

Help your students grow in their faith by learning how to discern His voice. Effective examples and ways to hear the voice of God and then learn to obey what He says. To have a relationship with God you need to listen. (Word)

Sponsor Kerygoma


Session 5-05
Deepu Kochuparambil

The 5 Mysteries of Volunteering – How the Joyful Mysteries Show Us How to Serve

Planning and executing lesson plans or being an adult presence to reach the ratio for youth ministry might be easy – but to serve in a way to allow others to encounter Christ is a bigger challenge. No prior knowledge of the Joyful Mysteries is required!


Session 5-06
Douglas Leal

Adults at the Center: Creating Communities that Engage Adults

Adult formation goes beyond programs; in fact, the entire parish is an adult formation program. How do we create communities that engage and evangelize adults and young adults? Are our communities places that invite and encourage growth? We’ll examine current trends in society and the church and discuss ways to create not just welcoming communities, but truly transformational ones! (Witness)


Session 5-07
Tim O’Malley

The Mercy of Marriage in a Hookup World

Young adults fall in love in a hookup world. The hookup isn’t just about sex. Instead, it’s a fear of real communion, sharing a life with another person, beyond the briefest physical encounter. In this session, we’ll explore the various characteristics of a hookup culture and why young adults participate in it. We’ll also turn to the sacrament of marriage, showing how the liturgical rite for this sacrament can serve as a medicine for a hookup culture. In marriage, we discover a restoration of communion that is fundamentally about friendship. (Witness)

Sponsor Ave Maria Press


Session 5-08
Anna Scally

Changing Lives, One Song at a Time

To effectively reach a culture, we must realize that the Church needs to focus on evangelization “not because we need more numbers,” but to let young people know they are appreciated and that their “gifts are important to building the Kingdom of God.” This may be easier to achieve when we realize that a significant key may lie in their music. Walk away with practical and achievable ways to make the Gospel relevant. Arrive ready to learn, laugh, and be inspired by the soundtrack of their heart. (Worship)

Sponsor Cornerstone Media


Session 5-09
Christina Serma

Relational Ministry

There are many ways of evangelizing: social media, mail, phone, TV, etc. We believe the most effective evangelization is done relationally: right there, one-on-one, face-to-face. This is a practical workshop designed to equip Catholics to share the good news of Jesus Christ wherever you go. This is not a workshop on apologetics- it will focus on relational evangelization. Workshop objectives: Learn to articulate the good news and to share your faith with anyone. (Witness)

Sponsor NET Ministries 

Session 5-10
Carolyn Trumble

Building Bridges of Hope in our Polarized World

Looking to find positive ways to minister in our polarized world? In this workshop we will look at ways we can be effective bridge building missionary disciples. We will also share resources from Maryknoll’s education program DiscoverYourNeighbor as a means of resourcing teachers & catechists to empower young people to live as missionary disciples. (Witness)

 Sponsor Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers


Session 5-11
Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, SND

Finding Your Resurrection: The Paschal Mystery in Your Life Today 

The saints were sinners, but they radiated Jesus. Jesus will live where we are when we unite our suffering, dying, and rising with His. The Paschal Mystery transforms us so we become on fire with God’s love. What does it mean to find your resurrection? What waits to suffer and die in you, and how can we love one another in ways that midwife their resurrection? We are in the midst of a new paschal mystery: a dying, a rising, to give way to a new hope, a new evangelization. God is depending on us. By reflecting on our experiences in light of the scriptures through contemplative prayer, we come to find God in a deeper way.

Sponsor Notre Dame Creations


Session 5-15
Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy and Deacon Modesto Cordero (Co-presenters)

Called to be collaborators in the vineyard of the Lord: Liturgists, catechists, and musicians working together in the celebration of the Holy Mass

The liturgy is the best expression of the faith of the Christian community. It is in her that we celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ. The preparation and celebration of the Holy Mass require the work of many people (liturgists, catechists, musicians, cleric among others). We ask ourselves, how can the catechist, the liturgist and the musicians collaborate in the preparations for the Holy Mass? In this workshop, we will study the importance of working together with these ministers of the Church to achieve a better formation and celebration of the incomprehensible Mystery of God. (Worship)

Sponsor Loyola Press


Session 5-16
Nancy Chinn

Holy Play, Act 2 (Part 2 of a 2)

If you can print your name, you can do this. Participants will produce their own banner by learning to use a knife to cut patterns in paper that create a light filled image. Material cost of $xx includes paper, (2 1/2′ x 4′) pattern, dowel and knife. This project can be shared by up to three people per banner. Those interested can stay past the working time to discuss creating larger projects. Hands on art project – limited space. (Worship)