Sessions

2019 Sessions

The three-day conference is broken up into 14 Periods and a Keynote Address in English and Spanish.

    • Periods 01-05 will occur in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 10.
    • Periods 06-10 and the English Keynote Address will occur throughout the day on Friday, October 11.
    • Periods 11-14 and the Spanish Keynote Address will occur throughout the day on Saturday, October 12.

2019 Session PDF Printables

For your convenience, we've provided PDF Printables of our sessions below - one sorted by Period and another sorted by Speaker Name.

PERIOD Name Session Title Description Date TIME Language
8  Dr. David Anders  "Called to Communion:" Reaching non-Catholics with the Hope that is in Us. All people are called to communion with Christ, a communion of life, charity and truth through the Church. Unfortunately, many do not know how to encounter Christ through the ministry of his church, including many who have left the Church. An important part of ministry to non-Catholics and fallen away Catholics is to give reasons to reconsider the faith and to answer common objections. But when new Catholics arrive or old Catholics return, they need to be welcomed and accompanied with pastoral concern. In this talk, I share some of my experiences in the evangelistic ministry of Catholic radio and the catechetical work of a Catholic diocese. I will discuss some of the challenges facing parish and diocesan ministers in receiving those converts and reverts and I will suggest some principles and strategies. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
11

Dr. David Anders

Sharing the Gospel in the Catholic Church Pope Francis has urged Catholics to make the Kerygma central to all the evangelizing activity in the Church. But what is the Kerygma and how do you share it? In this talk, I reflect on the mystery of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Drawing on Scripture and the tradition of the Church, I look at fundamental questions about why the son of God became a man, why Christ died and rose again, and what difference that should make to my life. I share some stories of those who have encountered new life in this transforming message and make some suggestions about how to pass it on. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
8

 Monica Ashour

*Sponsored by TOBET

Teaching Theology of the Body to Tots, Tweets, and Teens. 

 In the midst of cultural messages that often counter the truth of the human person, there is a pastoral, practical, and poignant response, given with hope and healing: St. John Paul's Theology of the Body (TOB). Former teacher, international speaker, and author of The Body Matters, Monica Ashour of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET) will present a brief overview of TOB, followed by concrete concepts and examples for educators in reaching children to help them see that the body matters. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm   English
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Monica Ashour

*Sponsored by TOBET

 A Theology of the Body Response to Sensitive Topics: Giving Truth and Love  Are you ever at a loss as what to say to children and youth regarding sensitive topics such as pornography and promiscuity. Former teacher, author, and international speaker, Monica Ashour of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET) presents a talk for educators, equipping them with pastoral and practical responses from a Theology of the Body (TOB) perspective. She will show how love and truth go hand-in-hand with the body as a guide.  10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
2

Dr. Ansel Augustine

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Walking Together in Faith We as a church are called to be ONE body of Christ, yet we are still divided. In this session we will look at the root causes and solutions to this issue. Come ready to be challenged and renewed as a people of faith.  10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English 
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Dr. Ansel Augustine

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Walking Together in Faith  We as a church are called to be ONE body of Christ, yet we are still divided. In this session we will look at the root causes and solutions to this issue. Come ready to be challenged and renewed as a people of faith.  10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English

 

3

John Barone 

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Including Diverse Learners Affirms Their Entire Family's Catholic Identity  We are all called to be in community; with Jesus Christ and one another. God’s vision of inclusion calls us to be Christ to others; especially to individuals who have greater needs. Having a sense of “belonging” in a faith community is foundational to our Catholic identity. When we include diverse learners in the full life of the Church we affirm their entire family’s Catholic identity. This roundtable discussion is for everyone wanting to learn best practices that will transform their parish to become more accessible; physically, attitudinally, catechetically. Come learn strategies and techniques to transform your parish ministries, to strengthen the Catholic identity of your parishioners and help ensure that all may be one in the Body of Christ.

 10/10/19

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English 
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John Barone 

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Including Diverse Learners Affirms Their Entire Family’s Catholic Identity (Round Table Session) We are all called to be in community; with Jesus Christ and one another. God’s vision of inclusion calls us to be Christ to others; especially to individuals who have greater needs. Having a sense of “belonging” in a faith community is foundational to our Catholic identity. When we include diverse learners in the full life of the Church we affirm their entire family’s Catholic identity. This roundtable discussion is for everyone wanting to learn best practices that will transform their parish to become more accessible; physically, attitudinally, catechetically. Come learn strategies and techniques to transform your parish ministries, to strengthen the Catholic identity of your parishioners and help ensure that all may be one in the Body of Christ. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English 
3

Chris Bartlett

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English
9

Chris Bartlett

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Chris Bartlett

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
9 Bruce Baumann  Cultivating a Mission Driven Staff   Distractions, personality differences, pet projects, insecurities and silo mentalities can all get in the way of what God has called us to do. Come join the conversation as we share ideas on how best to help build unity and focus in fulfilling the Great Commission! 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   English 
11 Bruce Baumann Building Your A-Team Ministry leader dynamics can be challenging. Inefficient meetings, sensitive feelings, personal agendas and lack of clear expectations can all lead to a group that is struggling. Come join us to explore practical ways to help your team fulfill the mission that God has intended! 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
8 Fr. Michael Baynham Entering the Darkness: Engaging Suffering as a Keystone of Effective Youth Ministry   Either out of ignorance for the real problems that youth face, or out of a desire to make youth ministry a refuge from the darkness of our world, we often look to keep our youth ministry programs light and cheerful. We fill our youth nights with fun games and light, uplifting talks, always keeping a smile on our face. However, youth are no strangers to suffering. Anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and the death of loved ones are but a few of the ways many of our youth are encountering the darkness of this world. Unless we are willing to be vulnerable and uncomfortable ourselves and engage youth in their suffering, the joy of the Gospel will never be able to bring light into the darkness of their lives. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
6 Candy Beideck Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
8 Candy Beideck Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
6 Dr. Kelly Bentel Identification and Intervention for Children and Adolescents Experiencing Anxiety and Stress  Today children are faced with increased pressures, including increased screen time, social media, and over-scheduling, which are impacting their daily lives. Anxiety and stress in children can present in numerous ways, including behavioral problems. This presentation will focus on recognizing the signs of stress and anxiety in children, as well as provide strategies to assist these children in the classroom. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
2

Nancy Bird

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Helping Young Disciples Live Their Faith: Service Ideas That Make a Difference  It’s not just for Confirmation anymore! The mission of the Church makes clear that service is integral to Catholics. Based on the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching, this presentation will assist you with easy ideas for service projects that will help all learners embrace service as a way of life. 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English
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Nancy Bird 

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Catechist Wellness as a Way of Life What do you need as a Catechist to accompany others on their faith journey? Take some time today to relax, renew and rejuvenate. Even on an airplane, the flight attendant states, “In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others.” So why do we, as ministers in the church, continually nurture others before taking care of ourselves? Join us as we explore wellness as a way of life for Catechists and look at the spirituality of self-care as a call to the integration of body, mind, spirit and emotions. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
8 Dr. Christie Bonfiglio All Are Welcome: Including and Serving Students with Disabilities in our Catholic Schools  Catholic school personnel recognize that many of their students, including students with disabilities, need and benefit from inclusive educational practices. This session will provide highlights from a new special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education on inclusion in Catholic Schools. Specifically, we will share five myths about inclusion, clarify key terms and laws, and highlights from a national survey of inclusion in Catholic schools as context for serving the academically diverse needs of students in our classrooms. Participants will receive (a) frameworks for academic and behavior supports that align building and classroom practice by considering multiple-tiers of service delivery, (b) examples and resources on evidence-based practices targeted to meet the unique needs of children, and (c) practical tips for meaningful inclusion in Catholic Schools. This session will be helpful to individuals supporting struggling learners and peers with disabilities in Catholic schools. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
8  Beth Burau Tech Tools, Not Toys: Effective Tech Integration in the K-12 Classroom  Using the latest flashy tech tools in the classroom can be fun, but some of those tools may not be the best at supporting learning goals. In this session we will explore a framework to help identify whether the technology integration in lessons is helpful or hurtful. Do the tech tools put learning first and technology second? We will explore some educational tech tools first-hand, so be sure to bring your mobile device to participate! 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
9 Beth Burau Tech Tools, Not Toys: Effective Tech Integration in the K-12 Classroom Using the latest flashy tech tools in the classroom can be fun, but some of those tools may not be the best at supporting learning goals. In this session we will explore a framework to help identify whether the technology integration in lessons is helpful or hurtful. Do the tech tools put learning first and technology second? We will explore some educational tech tools first-hand, so be sure to bring your mobile device to participate! 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English 
11 Padre Ernesto Maria Caro Peligros de la Technologia en la Familia y su uso en la Evangelizacion El siglo XXI se abre para los miembros de una familia como una gran oportunidad para facilitar la comunicación y el aprendizaje. En poco tiempo veremos cómo lo que nosotros conocimos como métodos de estudio y comunicación estarán totalmente en desuso y se habrá abierto una Nueva era. Esto que en si es maravilloso presenta serios peligros en el modo de relacionarnos entre nosotros y de convivir. Podemos quedar atrapados en el CIBER ESPACIO y perder nuestra esencia humana, social y familiar. El evangelio y la evangelización en la familia son y deben ser el antídoto a todo esto y permitir así un sano desarrollo de la tecnología en la sociedad y la familia. Nuestro tema toca este interesante tema presentando sus peligros, pero sobre todo los grandes retos que enfrentamos y la forma de solucionarlos con una correcta evangelización de nuestra familia. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  Español 
6 Aaron Castillo La Doctrina Social de la Iglesia y el plan de amor de Dios para la humanidad El mandamiento de Jesús es claro: "Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo" (Mc 1:28). Lo que suele no no ser tan claro es lo que hay que hacer en concreto para vivir ese mandamiento ante la infinidad de problemas sociales que nos rodean. ¿Cómo actuar cristianamente en medio de tanta polarización y conflicto? ¿Qué podemos hacer para no dejar de ver los problemas sociales con mirada de auténticos discípulos misioneros? Durante más de 100 años, la Iglesia se ha dado a la tarea de responder a estas preguntas mediante el cuerpo de doctrina moral que conocemos como su Doctrina Social. Su riqueza y profundidad son incuestionables, pero a su vez parece ser poco conocida y menos aún aplicada en la sociedad. En esta presentación nos acercaremos al ministerio reciente de los Papas Benedicto XVI y Francisco para entender las condiciones que se tienen que cumplir para que los cristianos puedan usar la Doctrina Social para seguir transformando el mundo conforme a plan de amor de Dios. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  Español
10 Aaron Castillo La Doctrina Social de la Iglesia y el plan de amor de Dios para la humanidad El mandamiento de Jesús es claro: "Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo" (Mc 1:28). Lo que suele no no ser tan claro es lo que hay que hacer en concreto para vivir ese mandamiento ante la infinidad de problemas sociales que nos rodean. ¿Cómo actuar cristianamente en medio de tanta polarización y conflicto? ¿Qué podemos hacer para no dejar de ver los problemas sociales con mirada de auténticos discípulos misioneros? Durante más de 100 años, la Iglesia se ha dado a la tarea de responder a estas preguntas mediante el cuerpo de doctrina moral que conocemos como su Doctrina Social. Su riqueza y profundidad son incuestionables, pero a su vez parece ser poco conocida y menos aún aplicada en la sociedad. En esta presentación nos acercaremos al ministerio reciente de los Papas Benedicto XVI y Francisco para entender las condiciones que se tienen que cumplir para que los cristianos puedan usar la Doctrina Social para seguir transformando el mundo conforme a plan de amor de Dios. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Español
 1

Jeff Cavins

*Sponsored by Ascension Press

The Great Adventure Bible in One Day  Join founding host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” show and best-selling Catholic author Jeff Cavins as he walks Catholics through the entire Bible in a day using the system that revolutionized the Catholic world, The Great Adventure Bible Timeline. Jeff’s presentation will inspire you to move beyond believing toward the very core of the gospel—to share it. Jeff will spell our the basic seven points to the proclamation of the gospel and show you how easy it can be to spread God’s word to those around us. With the confirmation of the Holy Spirit over the words you proclaim about Jesus Christ, amazing things can happen. You will be challenged to become an activated disciple and take your faith to the next level.  10/10/19 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm  English 
8 Andrea Chavez - Kopp Heart and Soul: Accompanying Youth in a Digital World In ministry, we often hear that we must “meet people where they are,” but at the same time we hear the frustrations about youth for being so connected to their digital devices. Instead of looking at technology as a barrier to reaching kids, we must embrace it as the powerful tool it is for communication, building relationships and enhancing our ministry practices. In this workshop, we will examine how to meet youth where they are in a digital space and share specific techniques to walk with them in their relationship with technology as well as empower them to become digital disciples.  10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
6 Jennifer Clay Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19

9:45 am - 

10:45 am 

English
8 Jennifer Clay  Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
2

Sonja Corbitt

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Healing the Father Wound It’s called a “father wound” because, whether from your mother or father, or someone else entirely, such a wound affects your relationship with your Heavenly Father. A Scriptural study of God as “Abba” through the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, we learn what it means to have a safe place to acknowledge weakness and receive strength. As we reach beyond our deficits to God, we learn from Jesus how to climb into the bosom of a loving Heavenly Father (Jn. 1:18). 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm   English 
9 Sonja Corbitt

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Exalted, Mary’s Song Verse by Verse, How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us Mary doesn’t sing the Magnificat, Mary IS the Magnificat. Find out why Mary's Magnificat is the song of the Church, and learn from her how to be a magnificat, too. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English 
11  Sonja Corbitt

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

How to Pray Like Mary

Pope Francis once called Mary the “mother of listening,” because she didn’t just hear (or read) the word, she understood how to interpret it in light of her own relationships, circumstances, and habits. Our Blessed Mother desires to guide each of us in her personal “listening” practice. We learn how to LOVE the Word® like Mary, from Mary. She teaches us a handy way of interpreting the Scriptures we hear and read through the landscape of our lives.

 
10/12/19   9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
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Sonja Corbitt

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

 Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism  Learn how to share your faith concisely. Discover the Old Testament tabernacle as the perfectly packaged biblical model for conveniently understanding and explaining seemingly arbitrary Catholic beliefs and practices that baffle and frustrate both fallen-away and non-Catholics. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
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Fr. Frank DeSiano

*Sponsored by Paulist Evangelization Ministries

Discipleship and the Future of the Catholic Parish Parishes today are facing a new set of circumstances from the broader modern culture. New emphases are needed if parishes will be able to thrive in the future. By turning explicitly to processes of discipleship, and making them part of parish organization and planning, parishes will be able to invite, involve, and engage new members in the future. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Sr. Mary Catherine Đỗ Minh Thư, OP 

Truyền Đạt Chân lý cách Hữu Hiệu Trong Thời Đại Kỹ Thuật Số Trong thời đại Kỹ Thuật Số (Digital Age) với nhiều thách đố về đức tin và cám dỗ về mọi phương diện, chúng ta cần phải làm gì để chính chúng ta và con em của chúng ta không những  giữ vững được niềm tin Công giáo mà còn sống đức tin cách mạnh mẽ, sống động và tràn đầy ý nghĩa hơn.  Khóa học hỏi này sẽ giúp chúng ta có cái nhìn rộng lớn hơn về chương trình ơn cứu độ, về truyền giáo và giáo lý (evangelization & catechesis), và mục vụ giáo lý gia đình (family catechesis). Chúng ta sẽ cùng nhau tìm những cách thức hữu hiệu hiện đại cũng như truyền thống để giúp “dẫn đưa họ không những đến gần Chúa, mà còn kết hiệp mật thiết với Chúa Giêsu vì chỉ có Ngài mới có thể dẫn đưa chúng ta đến với Chúa Cha trong Chúa Thánh Thần và làm cho chúng ta được thông phần vào cuộc sống Chúa Ba Ngôi” (CT 5).     10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  Vietnamese
10 Amy Ekeh  10 Positive Perspectives on Pain: Biblical and Practical Advice for Embracing Life's Challenges Pain and struggle are part of life. The suffering we experience, and the suffering we see around us, can cause us to question God’s care for us and can increase feelings of stress and discouragement. This session will offer some theological and practical ideas for understanding, enduring, and even embracing the struggles we experience in our families, workplaces, communities, and world. We can find strength in the weakness of our crosses! 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English 
11 Amy Ekeh 10 Positive Perspectives on Pain: Biblical and Practical Advice for Embracing Life's Challenges Pain and struggle are part of life. The suffering we experience, and the suffering we see around us, can cause us to question God’s care for us and can increase feelings of stress and discouragement. This session will offer some theological and practical ideas for understanding, enduring, and even embracing the struggles we experience in our families, workplaces, communities, and world. We can find strength in the weakness of our crosses! 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
8 Michael Fagella-Luby   All Are Welcome: Including and Serving Students with Disabilities in our Catholic Schools  Catholic school personnel recognize that many of their students, including students with disabilities, need and benefit from inclusive educational practices. This session will provide highlights from a new special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education on inclusion in Catholic Schools. Specifically, we will share five myths about inclusion, clarify key terms and laws, and highlights from a national survey of inclusion in Catholic schools as context for serving the academically diverse needs of students in our classrooms. Participants will receive (a) frameworks for academic and behavior supports that align building and classroom practice by considering multiple-tiers of service delivery, (b) examples and resources on evidence-based practices targeted to meet the unique needs of children, and (c) practical tips for meaningful inclusion in Catholic Schools. This session will be helpful to individuals supporting struggling learners and peers with disabilities in Catholic schools. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
9 Charles Finck  Living With Forgiving: Recognize What You May Be Doing Instead of Forgiving, Why It's Important to Forgive & The Prayer - Six Steps to Forgiving (First of 3 talks)  Forgiving is simple—it's just not easy. Discover what effect denial, false grace, anger, forgetting, understanding/rationalizing, and false refuges have on our ability to forgive. "If we really want to LOVE we must learn how to FORGIVE." Mother Teresa. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
11 Charles Finck Living With Forgiving: Why It's Important To Forgive (Second of 3 talks) After a short review from the first presentation we will discover in this second talk the reasons to forgive other then God's command. We will explore what it means to be in union with God, identifying with Jesus, restoring relationships and healing. We'll also discuss who to forgive and when, even when it seems impossible. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
13 Charles Finck L iving With Forgiving: The Prayer—Six Steps To Forgiving (Last out of 3 talks) "Everyone Thinks Forgiveness Is A Lovely Idea Until They Have Something To Forgive." C. S. Lewis. Short review from the previous two lessons. As Christians we are given the miraculous gift of prayer, a way to share our deepest most intimate selves and to have a relationship with God. Through prayer we can express our pain, confess our sins, and in love ask for God's help to forgive. This talk is organized around a "forgiving prayer," six biblical principles that I have used in my own life as well as for the thousands I have ministered to for the last 35 years. It is designed to be part of your life. Many have chosen to memorize it, print on their business cards, or attach it to the bathroom mirror, so it can be used daily. It is the source and inspiration for the book, "As We Forgive Those." 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
11 Fr. Richard Fragomeni Standing in Awe and Wonder and Praise: The Transformative Power of Humble Thanks At the center of our Catholic tradition is the celebration of the Eucharist. It is the third and only repeatable sacrament of initiation, crowning Baptism and Confirmation. The Eucharist serves as a "school of peace," according to the catechesis of Saint Pope John Paul II. Attend this workshop and ponder this wonderful gift of love. Appreciate anew the transformative power of giving humble thanks and praise, our duty and salvation, and the source and summit of true peace. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
13 Fr. Richard Fragomeni To Die Before You Die: The Promise of Peace the World Cannot Give There is a mystical saying: Die before you die, so that when you die there is not much left of you to die - if this proverb baffles you or blesses you, come and see why. This workshop engages the heart to imagine what life can be now and eternally, if we heed this wisdom: a grace of Christ.  10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
8  Ann Gohsman Leading Their Learning: Student-led Conferences In his Educational Leadership article, "When Students Lead Their Learning", Ron Berger describes the power of student-led conferences to build motivation, clarity, self-direction, and critical thinking in students. "When students must report to their families what they're learning - what skills and understandings they have, what areas still challenge them, and where they hope to get to - they must understand their own learning and progress...Education stops being something that is done to them and begins being something that they are leading." High-quality portfolios of student work, goal setting, and a culture of growth set the stage for this reflection and discussion. Have you tried student-led conferences yet? If so, how are they going? In this session we will identify the elements of effective student-led conferences and learn new ways to create high-quality portfolios. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
9  Ann Gohsman Leading Their Learning: Student-led Conferences In his Educational Leadership article, "When Students Lead Their Learning", Ron Berger describes the power of student-led conferences to build motivation, clarity, self-direction, and critical thinking in students. "When students must report to their families what they're learning - what skills and understandings they have, what areas still challenge them, and where they hope to get to - they must understand their own learning and progress...Education stops being something that is done to them and begins being something that they are leading." High-quality portfolios of student work, goal setting, and a culture of growth set the stage for this reflection and discussion. Have you tried student-led conferences yet? If so, how are they going? In this session we will identify the elements of effective student-led conferences and learn new ways to create high-quality portfolios. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
5 Cindy Gonzalez Visio Divina: Rezando con los Ojos Abiertos  "Visio Divina: La visio divina es parte de la lectio divina y una de las formas en las que meditamos las Escrituras. Se refiere a la práctica de rezar con imágenes visuales, como pinturas, íconos, fotografías o vitrales. Esta práctica espiritual se basa tanto en el texto de las Escrituras como en el arte para llevar al lector a un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios. La visio divina utiliza arte religioso o de las Escrituras e incluye el proceso de ver y visualizar para permitir que el participante "escuche y vea" la Palabra de Dios." Usaremos imágenes de The Saint John's Bible hecha en Collegeville, Minnesota.   10/10/19 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm  Español
10 Cindy Gonzalez Visio Divina: Rezando con los Ojos Abiertos  "Visio Divina: La visio divina es parte de la lectio divina y una de las formas en las que meditamos las Escrituras. Se refiere a la práctica de rezar con imágenes visuales, como pinturas, íconos, fotografías o vitrales. Esta práctica espiritual se basa tanto en el texto de las Escrituras como en el arte para llevar al lector a un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios. La visio divina utiliza arte religioso o de las Escrituras e incluye el proceso de ver y visualizar para permitir que el participante "escuche y vea" la Palabra de Dios." Usaremos imágenes de The Saint John's Bible hecha en Collegeville, Minnesota.   10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Español
12 Cindy Gonzalez Visio Divina: Rezando con los Ojos Abiertos  "Visio Divina: La visio divina es parte de la lectio divina y una de las formas en las que meditamos las Escrituras. Se refiere a la práctica de rezar con imágenes visuales, como pinturas, íconos, fotografías o vitrales. Esta práctica espiritual se basa tanto en el texto de las Escrituras como en el arte para llevar al lector a un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios. La visio divina utiliza arte religioso o de las Escrituras e incluye el proceso de ver y visualizar para permitir que el participante "escuche y vea" la Palabra de Dios." Usaremos imágenes de The Saint John's Bible hecha en Collegeville, Minnesota.   10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
14 Cindy Gonzalez Visio Divina: Rezando con los Ojos Abiertos  "Visio Divina: La visio divina es parte de la lectio divina y una de las formas en las que meditamos las Escrituras. Se refiere a la práctica de rezar con imágenes visuales, como pinturas, íconos, fotografías o vitrales. Esta práctica espiritual se basa tanto en el texto de las Escrituras como en el arte para llevar al lector a un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios. La visio divina utiliza arte religioso o de las Escrituras e incluye el proceso de ver y visualizar para permitir que el participante "escuche y vea" la Palabra de Dios." Usaremos imágenes de The Saint John's Bible hecha en Collegeville, Minnesota.   10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
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Dcn. Matthew Halbach  

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Mercy, Accompaniment, and Catechesis Catechists, today, tend to focus their ministry on the teaching of Christian doctrine to young people. While this is important, catechesis is a much broader activity--one that is rooted in mercy and accompaniment. Mercy, as Pope Francis teaches, is the character of evangelization. We evangelize and catechize in order to help others encounter Christ, “the face of the Father’s mercy” (Misericordia Vultus, no. 1). Pope Francis also teaches that accompaniment is how we ought to evangelize and, therefore, catechize. (Joy of the Gospel, nos. 169ff). So the question is: How do we accompany others as catechists and as Catholics? We will explore this question by looking at a few, key actions and attitudes of accompaniment from Pope Francis, which will be presented as easy, practical ways to refocus your ministry on building relationships with others and on mercy-making. What a refreshing change! Be ready for some story-telling and conversation. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm English
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Dcn. Matthew Halbach  

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Mercy, Acoompaniment, and Catechesis Catechists, today, tend to focus their ministry on the teaching of Christian doctrine to young people. While this is important, catechesis is a much broader activity--one that is rooted in mercy and accompaniment. Mercy, as Pope Francis teaches, is the character of evangelization. We evangelize and catechize in order to help others encounter Christ, “the face of the Father’s mercy” (Misericordia Vultus, no. 1). Pope Francis also teaches that accompaniment is how we ought to evangelize and, therefore, catechize. (Joy of the Gospel, nos. 169ff). So the question is: How do we accompany others as catechists and as Catholics? We will explore this question by looking at a few, key actions and attitudes of accompaniment from Pope Francis, which will be presented as easy, practical ways to refocus your ministry on building relationships with others and on mercy-making. What a refreshing change! Be ready for some story-telling and conversation. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
2 Tori Harris The Gifts & Charisms for Parish Evangelization   The importance of yielding to the Holy Spirit as part of successful Evangelization is well known; however, its healthy and practical ministry integration often presents pastoral challenges. Through the use of case studies, author Tori Harris shares specific and fruitful methods for fostering a culture of the Holy Spirit within the life of a Parish. 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English 
10 Sherry Hayes-Peirce Family Rules for Social Media Today's families struggle with creating boundaries for social media use and access. As our Church asks us to embrace the medium to be digital disciples, what are the do's and don'ts? In this session we will explore ways to help kids and parents harness the power of digital communication tools, while protecting them from the dangers of cyber predators and bullies. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Engllish
14 Sherry Hayes-Peirce Family Rules for Social Media  Today's families struggle with creating boundaries for social media use and access. As our Church asks us to embrace the medium to be digital disciples, what are the do's and don'ts? In this session we will explore ways to help kids and parents harness the power of digital communication tools, while protecting them from the dangers of cyber predators and bullies. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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 Sr. Miriam James Heidland 

*Sponsored  by Ave Maria Press

Your Life Matters: Transformation from the Heart The most powerful gospel you will ever proclaim is by how you live your day to day life. An authentic, vibrant love of Jesus Christ is captivating to behold and a sign needed in the world today. How do we practically live this out? What gets in the way of reflecting God’s mercy, love and truth in the world? In this talk we will explore the deepest desires of the human heart, how Jesus continually calls, pursues and heals each one of us and why surrendering our hearts and lives to Him every day is the most important decision we will ever make. 10/11/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm English
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Julie Hendry

Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
8 Julie Hendry Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
 9 Gabriel Hernandez  "Adorar a Dios en espíritu y en verdad": El trabajo espiritual como herramienta fundamental para el desarrollo del líder cristiano  Las "buenas intenciones" y las "ganas de ayudar" no son suficientes para ejercer el liderazgo en la comunidad, mientras que el continuo ejercicio de la espiritualidad cristiana sí lo es. En esta charla reflexionaremos en la importancia de la mística y la ascética cristiana como elementos fundamentales de la espiritualidad cristiana, conoceremos algunas prácticas espirituales ordenadas a ayudarnos en el crecimiento en estas disciplinas y analizaremos algunos ejemplos prácticos en los que aplicaremos dicho conocimiento. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
14  Gabriel Hernandez  "Adorar a Dios en espíritu y en verdad": El trabajo espiritual como herramienta fundamental para el desarrollo del líder cristiano  Las "buenas intenciones" y las "ganas de ayudar" no son suficientes para ejercer el liderazgo en la comunidad, mientras que el continuo ejercicio de la espiritualidad cristiana sí lo es. En esta charla reflexionaremos en la importancia de la mística y la ascética cristiana como elementos fundamentales de la espiritualidad cristiana, conoceremos algunas prácticas espirituales ordenadas a ayudarnos en el crecimiento en estas disciplinas y analizaremos algunos ejemplos prácticos en los que aplicaremos dicho conocimiento. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
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Adrian Alberto Herrera

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

La Frescura y Ternura de Jesucristo. Herramientas para el Liderazgo Servicial Jesucristo mismo a traves de sus gestos, palabras y actos nos da el modelo de liderazgo por excelencia. Descubriremos rasgos, caracteristicas y habilidades que todo lider eclesial debe de poseer para poder transmitir la frescura y ternura del Evangelio. (Presentacion para todo coordinador, jefe de grupo o lider) 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
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Adrian Alberto Herrera

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

¡Deja que tu fe sea mas grande que tu miedo! Has sido llamad@ pero ¿no sabes cómo comenzar o mejorar? ¿Quisieras ser mejor evangelizador(a)? ¿Quisieras ser mejor catequista? ¿Quisieras ser mejor persona? En esta sesión compartiremos reflexiones bíblicas, herramientas y estrategias para crecer en santidad y poder compartir mejor la fe con los demás. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
3 Ali Hoffman  For a Time Such as This  Is sanctity only reserved for adulthood? How do you inspire the next generation of youth and young adults to begin their personal pursuit of holiness? Through this presentation, we'll examine the necessity of your own personal sanctity and practical tips when engaging Youth in our Church and families. There's a reason why you live in 2019 and not 500 years ago. Now is the time to become the Saint God created you to be while inspiring those in your realm of influence to live out their personal call to holiness. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English
6 Ali Hoffman For a Time Such as This  Is sanctity only reserved for adulthood? How do you inspire the next generation of youth and young adults to begin their personal pursuit of holiness? Through this presentation, we'll examine the necessity of your own personal sanctity and practical tips when engaging Youth in our Church and families. There's a reason why you live in 2019 and not 500 years ago. Now is the time to become the Saint God created you to be while inspiring those in your realm of influence to live out their personal call to holiness. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
8 Mike Hopper, MS, ATC, LAT Head Games: Returning to the Classroom After a Concussion  The recognition and management of concussions is constantly evolving and has increased drastically over the last several years. An injury that was long viewed as only keeping a child out of athletic participation has crossed over into the academic world as well. Most kids are able to recover from a concussion in a relatively short period of time, while others may last significantly longer. This session will help teachers to better collaborate with the school’s counselors and involved medical staff for a successful return to the classroom for a student after suffering a concussion. The speaker has significant real-world experience managing concussions within the school helping to manage an average of 35 concussions per school year often from the initial injury through complete return to academics and return to athletics. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm English
2 Paul Jarzembowski Strengthening Ministry with Youth and Young Adults: Implementing Pope Francis' "Christus Vivit"  How will we respond to and implement the vision for ministry laid out in Pope Francis' most recent post-synodal apostolic exhortation, "Christus Vivit"? This landmark letter, focused on and addressed to young people around the world (and "to the entire people of God"), offers the Church a new way forward in encountering, accompanying, and journeying with youth and young adults. Coming at a time when young people are increasingly disaffiliating from the practice of the faith, "Christus Vivit" (which followed a three-year Synod process of global discernment and dialogue) offers something for people of all generations: families, ministry leaders, pastors, youth, young adults, and active Catholics in the pews - and gives us direction for our work with and pastoral care for young people. Now it's up to us to take the next step. 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English 
9 Paul Jarzembowski Finding Hope in the Ashes: A New Way to Strengthen Outreach to Young Adults Most people are aware of the sobering trend of the rising disaffiliation of young adults, compounded by the realities of societal pressure and church crisis. Yet there is hope. Studies show that, at key moments of return (in particular in Lent) disconnected young adults re-engage in the life of the Church for a brief time. How can families and church leaders use those critical moments and turn them into milestones on the road towards strengthening missionary discipleship? Using insights from Pope Francis' "Christus Vivit" and the U.S. bishops' work with young people, this session will explore the phenomenon of moments of return, and begin conversation about creative solutions and ideas for responding with the joy of the Gospel. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
3  Chris Johnson Trench Warfare : A Roundtable on the "New" Evangelization (Round Table Session)  Pope Francis called for a "bruised, hurting, and dirty" church in his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. Join us for a discussion on evangelization and what that looks like in our youth rooms, classrooms, and personal lives. We'll have an opportunity to share what's working in your ministry and to learn from others' good ideas.  10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English 
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Chris Johnson

Trench Warfare : A Roundtable on the "New" Evangelization (Round Table Session)  Pope Francis called for a "bruised, hurting, and dirty" church in his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. Join us for a discussion on evangelization and what that looks like in our youth rooms, classrooms, and personal lives. We'll have an opportunity to share what's working in your ministry and to learn from others' good ideas. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English 
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Charleen Katra

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

 Including Diverse Learners Affirms Their Entire Family’s Catholic Identity (Round Table Session)  We are all called to be in community; with Jesus Christ and one another. God’s vision of inclusion calls us to be Christ to others; especially to individuals who have greater needs. Having a sense of “belonging” in a faith community is foundational to our Catholic identity. When we include diverse learners in the full life of the Church we affirm their entire family’s Catholic identity. This roundtable discussion is for everyone wanting to learn best practices that will transform their parish to become more accessible; physically, attitudinally, catechetically. Come learn strategies and techniques to transform your parish ministries, to strengthen the Catholic identity of your parishioners and help ensure that all may be one in the Body of Christ. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English 
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Charleen Katra

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Including Diverse Learners Affirms Their Entire Family’s Catholic Identity (Round Table Session) We are all called to be in community; with Jesus Christ and one another. God’s vision of inclusion calls us to be Christ to others; especially to individuals who have greater needs. Having a sense of “belonging” in a faith community is foundational to our Catholic identity. When we include diverse learners in the full life of the Church we affirm their entire family’s Catholic identity. This roundtable discussion is for everyone wanting to learn best practices that will transform their parish to become more accessible; physically, attitudinally, catechetically. Come learn strategies and techniques to transform your parish ministries, to strengthen the Catholic identity of your parishioners and help ensure that all may be one in the Body of Christ. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English 
6  Anne Kelley Who’s Doing the Talking? Managing the Engaged Classroom “Conversations are powerful teachers. They engage, motivate and challenge. They help us build ideas, solve problems, and communicate our thoughts. They cause ideas to stick and grow in our minds. Conversations strengthen our comprehension of new ideas” (Zwiers & Crawford, 2011). Think about a time when your own thinking was clarified after talking it through with a peer. The same is true for our students – but we have to teach them how. Researchers, Zweirs and Crawford (2011), identified five core conversation skills that focus and deepen academic conversations: elaborate and clarify, support ideas with examples, build on and/or challenge ideas, paraphrase, and synthesize. In this workshop based on the book, Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings, we will explore some lesson activities for developing these five core conversations skills and design effective conversation tasks. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
8 Anne Kelley Who’s Doing the Talking? Managing the Engaged Classroom “Conversations are powerful teachers. They engage, motivate and challenge. They help us build ideas, solve problems, and communicate our thoughts. They cause ideas to stick and grow in our minds. Conversations strengthen our comprehension of new ideas” (Zwiers & Crawford, 2011). Think about a time when your own thinking was clarified after talking it through with a peer. The same is true for our students – but we have to teach them how. Researchers, Zweirs and Crawford (2011), identified five core conversation skills that focus and deepen academic conversations: elaborate and clarify, support ideas with examples, build on and/or challenge ideas, paraphrase, and synthesize. In this workshop based on the book, Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings, we will explore some lesson activities for developing these five core conversations skills and design effective conversation tasks. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
10 Dr. Peter Kreeft  How to Make Catholics out of Ex-Catholics  For every new Catholic today there are 6 who leave. In England it is 10. Why is the largest religious group in America now "ex=Catholics"? We need to answer that question (the diagnosis) before we can offer a prescription. Is there a method, a "spiritual technology," for evangelizing them? If not, what do we do? 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English
11 Dr. Peter Kreeft Moral Apologetics Today For 2000 years apologetics was primarily intellectual, or philosophical. Today, for the first time, it is primarily moral, since we live in the first culture which denies the natural moral law. All "dissent" is moral, and almost always sexual today. The "sexual revolution" amounts to a new religion. How do we deal with this? 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
13 Dr. Peter Kreeft Moral Apologetics Today For 2000 years apologetics was primarily intellectual, or philosophical. Today, for the first time, it is primarily moral, since we live in the first culture which denies the natural moral law. All "dissent" is moral, and almost always sexual today. The "sexual revolution" amounts to a new religion. How do we deal with this? 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
14 Richard (Rick) Lopez DMA The Continual Call for Hospitality Amid Diversity: Unity Through the Liturgy The presence of so many people of so many different cultures and religions in so many different parts of the United States has challenged us to a profound conversion so that we can become truly a sacrament of unity. We reject the anti-immigrant stance that has become popular in different parts of the country, and the nativism ethnocentricity, and racism that continue to reassert themselves in our community. Though a challenge, our parishes should embrace such diversity. It not only reflects our social reality, it represents the milieu which Christ calls us to proclaim the Gospel. A basic way we Catholics can respond to this challenge is in the context of the liturgy which is the "source and summit" of our common life in Christ. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English 
12 Richard (Rick) Lopez DMA El Continuo Llamado a la Hospitalidad en Medio de la Diversidad: Unidad en la Liturgia La presencia de tanta gente de tantas culturas y religiones diferentes en tantas partes diferentes de los Estados Unidos nos ha desafiado a una profunda conversion para que podamos llegar a ser verdaderamente un sacramento de la unidad. Rechazamos la postura anti-inmigrante que se ha hecho popular en diferentes partes de nuestro pais, el nativismo, el etnocentrismo y el racismo que continuan reafirmandose en nuestra comunidad. Aunque es un desafio, nuestras parroquias deben abrazar tal diversidad. No solo refleja nuestra realidad social, sino que representa el medio en el que Cristo nos llama a proclamar el Evangelio. Una manera basica en que los catolicos podemos responder a este desafio es en el contexto de la liturgia que es la "fuente y cumbre" de nuestra vida comun en Cristo. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
14 Vince Lujan Modern Music Mission: How to choose it, use it and not lose it You've tried everything... or have you? We'll talk about strategies that will empower you, parents, youth volunteers and leaders and others to support more contemporary music offerings. Learn how scripture informs and supports how and why we use our musical gifts in worship. We'll share resources and technology that will help with musicianship, music theory, basic ear training, and chart reading. You'll learn methods and practices for various liturgies using modern instrument settings and styles as well as how to use your gifts beyond the confines of the church building. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Elizabeth Madeo

*Sponsore by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Is your Joy-fuel tank full? We are first joy-full disciples....then joy-filled ministers. How can our joy overflow into our parish programs? What blesses your heart? What makes your soul smile? When do you feel your best? We must not only be aware of what brings us joy, but take the time to nurture those things in our every day life. That joy will lead to a joy-full discipleship and we must be rooted in discipleship before we reach out in ministry. Let us embrace the grace and celebrate the joy of discipleship! 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English 
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Elizabeth Madeo

*Sponsore by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Calling all WOMEN OF FAITH! What blesses your heart? What makes your soul smile? When do you feel your best? We must not only be aware of what brings us joy, but take the time to nurture those things in our every day life. Sometimes that means having some fun, sometimes that means saying no, sometimes that means stepping back and taking a look at the things that don't bring us joy. Our world promises us joy in many temporary ways but we know that true joy only come from God. Following Jesus is our joy, our life and our stronghold. Let us embrace the grace and celebrate the joy of discipleship as women of faith! 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am English
6 Kristy Martinez The Magic of 8: No-Prep Checks for Understanding Consistent and frequent checks for understanding are vital to ensuring students are on the right track to meeting their learning objectives. Knowing when and how to check for understanding increases teaching capacity to elevate and support student achievement. These checks require little to no preparation time and give teachers valuable tools for quick assessment of student understanding to keep learning meaningful and on target. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
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Kristy Martinez

The Magic of 8: No-Prep Checks for Understanding Consistent and frequent checks for understanding are vital to ensuring students are on the right track to meeting their learning objectives. Knowing when and how to check for understanding increases teaching capacity to elevate and support student achievement. These checks require little to no preparation time and give teachers valuable tools for quick assessment of student understanding to keep learning meaningful and on target. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Rita Martinez 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Ministerio con familias, que es eso? Hablaremos como hacer Ministerio con las Familias. Ideas de cómo empezar y como darle continuidad. Hay muchas maneras de hacerlo. Vengan, compartan y aprendan como hacer este gran Ministerio con las Familias en su parroquia. ¡Espero verlos! 10/10/19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Español
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Rita Martinez 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

 Ministerio con familias, que es eso? Hablaremos como hacer Ministerio con las Familias. Ideas de cómo empezar y como darle continuidad. Hay muchas maneras de hacerlo. Vengan, compartan y aprendan como hacer este gran Ministerio con las Familias en su parroquia. ¡Espero verlos! 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
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Robert J. McCarty, D. Min.

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Going, Going, Gone: Now What? In their study, Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics, Saint Mary’s Press provides extensive research on young Catholics who have left the Church, identifying the underlying dynamics that lead to disaffiliation. Now we need to identify the practical pastoral responses and strategies that can enhance affiliation and engagement with the faith community and examine implications for parish and school life, vocational discernment, liturgy, and pastoral ministry. Young people are crafting a religious identity in new ways, so how do we introduce young people to Catholicism as a comprehensive way of living authentically today? Come ready to enter into candid, honest, and realistic discussions, both as ministry leaders and as caring individuals, as together we explore what it means to accompany young people on their spiritual journeys. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English 
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Robert J. McCarty, D. Min. 

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Engaging Young People in God Talk! According to the research, a factor leading to disaffiliation is the lack of opportunity to talk about faith issues! This session will provide participants with practical skills on how to use symbols, analogy, and metaphors in engaging young people in God talk. These skills are applicable to home, school, parish classes, youth ministry settings, and in our conversations. Further, this session will identify spiritual practices, faith skills, and rituals that enable young people to ‘talk’ about God and faith and to live out their discipleship. Participants will also consider the importance of creating space for deep conversations for young people so that questions and doubts can be verbalized. Let’s talk about young people and about God! 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Katie Prejean McGrady 

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Millenials & Gen. Z: born with a phone in their hand

The current crop of youth and young adults in the Church today span the range of millennials and "Gen Z," and while both generations are social media savvy and technologically literate, they couldn't be more different in terms of thoughts, desires, plans, and attitudes toward the Church. What must we do to minister to and accompany youth and young adults in these generations, and how can we better approach them with the joy of the Gospel? 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
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Katie Prejean McGrady 

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Christus Vivit: The Essential Truths for Ministry to Young People Today

 

Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit, is 299 paragraphs long, presenting a new vision for how to walk alongside young people and introduce them to Jesus Christ. How does this document set up youth and young adult ministry for the coming generations, and how can we implement the vision of CV in our work today?

10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English 
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Katie Prejean McGrady 

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: Self-Care in Ministry Burned out. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Anxiety stricken. Tired. All those words describe people in ministry, usually multiple times a year. How do we take time, and make the effort, to thrive in our ministry, not just survive? 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English 
10 Luis Medina La Confirmación: Reafirmarse en la fe y hacerla propia Esta platica afrontará el problema del abandono de la comunidad católica o el refuerzo del
sentido de pertenencia a la Iglesia entorno a la recepción del sacramento de la Confirmación.
En la cultura latina es muy común escuchar que la Confirmación es el sacramento de la
decisión, es decir, cuando aceptas personalmente la fe que tus padres te transmitieron al
bautizarte. Si se prepara adecuadamente para la Confirmación, los estudiantes latinos tienen
una alta posibilidad de convertirse en auténticos católicos misioneros, discípulos y transmisores
de la fe.
10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Español
12 Luis Medina La Confirmación: Reafirmarse en la fe y hacerla propia Esta platica afrontará el problema del abandono de la comunidad católica o el refuerzo del
sentido de pertenencia a la Iglesia entorno a la recepción del sacramento de la Confirmación.
En la cultura latina es muy común escuchar que la Confirmación es el sacramento de la
decisión, es decir, cuando aceptas personalmente la fe que tus padres te transmitieron al
bautizarte. Si se prepara adecuadamente para la Confirmación, los estudiantes latinos tienen
una alta posibilidad de convertirse en auténticos católicos misioneros, discípulos y transmisores
de la fe.
10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Español
3 Deacon Alfred Mitchell Homiletics and Storytelling The authors of the Bible were excellent storytellers. They used stories in many ways; principally to describe the nature of the relationship between God and his people. Jesus, of course, was the master storyteller. His parables, a form of story, taught his disciples, and us, how to use story to make an important point. This workshop is designed to help the attendees use story in preaching, teaching and reaching out to others. It includes techniques for using stories to effectively communicate with all types of audiences, especially preachers, catechists and teachers. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English
13 Deacon Alfred Mitchell Homiletics and Storytelling The authors of the Bible were excellent storytellers. They used stories in many ways; principally to describe the nature of the relationship between God and his people. Jesus, of course, was the master storyteller. His parables, a form of story, taught his disciples, and us, how to use story to make an important point. This workshop is designed to help the attendees use story in preaching, teaching and reaching out to others. It includes techniques for using stories to effectively communicate with all types of audiences, especially preachers, catechists and teachers. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
4 Deacon Arturo & Esperanza Monterrubio Espiritualidad Misionera  El Papa Francisco ha convocado este mes, como el Mes Misionero Extraordinario. En El Gozo del Evangelio # 10, así mismo nos dice: "La vida se acrecienta dándola y se debilita en el aislamiento y la comodidad. Cómo puedo responder a esta llamada en mi propia vida y en mi parroquia? Cómo sería cambiar de una pastoral de mera conservación a una pastoral decididamente misionera? Reflexionaremos acerca de esta Espiritualidad Misionera y el reto de vivirla. 10/10/19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Español
9 Deacon Arturo & Esperanza Monterrubio Espiritualidad Misionera  El Papa Francisco ha convocado este mes, como el Mes Misionero Extraordinario. En El Gozo del Evangelio # 10, así mismo nos dice: "La vida se acrecienta dándola y se debilita en el aislamiento y la comodidad. Cómo puedo responder a esta llamada en mi propia vida y en mi parroquia? Cómo sería cambiar de una pastoral de mera conservación a una pastoral decididamente misionera? Reflexionaremos acerca de esta Espiritualidad Misionera y el reto de vivirla. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
12 Deacon Arturo & Esperanza Monterrubio Espiritualidad Misionera  El Papa Francisco ha convocado este mes, como el Mes Misionero Extraordinario. En El Gozo del Evangelio # 10, así mismo nos dice: "La vida se acrecienta dándola y se debilita en el aislamiento y la comodidad. Cómo puedo responder a esta llamada en mi propia vida y en mi parroquia? Cómo sería cambiar de una pastoral de mera conservación a una pastoral decididamente misionera? Reflexionaremos acerca de esta Espiritualidad Misionera y el reto de vivirla. 10/12/19

11:15 am - 12:15 pm 

Español
10 Fatima Monterrubio-Cruess Momentos Familiares: Hilos Que Tejen el Manto de la Santidad “Los momentos profundos y ordinarios de la vida diaria…todos son hilos que tejen el manto de la santidad” (Sigan el Camino del Amor). Exploraremos este mensaje pastoral de los Obispos Católicos de los E.U. a la familia y ofreceremos algunas prácticas para responder a la llamada de ser iglesia doméstica desde la perspectiva de nuestra vida familiar como papás (y abuelos) e hija. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Español
14 Fatima Monterrubio-Cruess “La Juventud” No Existe: Un Examen de la Realidad Juvenil de los Latinos en los Estados Unidos “La juventud no es algo que se pueda analizar en abstracto. En realidad, ‘la juventud’ no existe, existen los jóvenes con sus vidas concretas” (Christus Vivit #71). Esto es particularmente evidente en la diversidad de la juventud en los Estados Unidos—una diversidad de país de origen, estatus legal, e idioma. Todos estos elementos describen la realidad concreta que el Papa Francisco nos reta a considerar en nuestro ministerio a los jóvenes. Exploraremos esta realidad desde la perspectiva de una joven latina basada en su experiencia personal y su ministerio con adolescentes. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
13 Rev. Joseph Quang Nguyen Giới Trẻ hôm nay là ai? Họ đang cần gì? (Part 1) Thực trạng và thách đố của Giới Trẻ hôm nay đang là tiếng chuông báo động cho các gia đình đình nói chung và Giáo Hội nói riêng. Có rất nhiều bạn trẻ khi lên đại học đã không còn tha thiết giữ Đạo và tham dự Thánh Lễ nữa. Cũng có những bạn thì bị lôi kéo vào những thú vui xác thịt và những đam mê nghiện ngập. Là phụ huynh, thầy cô giáo, chúng ta phải làm gì đây? Thưa, trong bài chia sẻ này chúng ta sẽ được học hỏi với nhau về những thực trạng khó khăn con em chúng ta đang phải đuơng đầu và những phương cách chúng ta có thể làm để giúp con em của chúng ta vượt qua.   10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Vietnamese
14 Rev. Joseph Quang Nguyen Phương cách giúp tiếp cận và đối thoại với Giới trẻ hôm nay (Part 2) Thực trạng và thách đố của Giới Trẻ hôm nay đang là tiếng chuông báo động cho các gia đình đình nói chung và Giáo Hội nói riêng. Có rất nhiều bạn trẻ khi lên đại học đã không còn tha thiết giữ Đạo và tham dự Thánh Lễ nữa. Cũng có những bạn thì bị lôi kéo vào những thú vui xác thịt và những đam mê nghiện ngập. Là phụ huynh, thầy cô giáo, chúng ta phải làm gì đây? Thưa, trong bài chia sẻ này chúng ta sẽ được học hỏi với nhau về những thực trạng khó khăn con em chúng ta đang phải đuơng đầu và những phương cách chúng ta có thể làm để giúp con em của chúng ta vượt qua.   10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Vietnamese
14 Dana Nygaard, MA, LPC Strong Marriages: The Foundation of Strong Catholic Families  This workshop is ideal for engaged and married couples, and those who minister to them. At Cana Marriage Retreats we believe the wisdom of Father Patrick Peyton who said, “The family that prays together stays together.” At the heart of this presentation is why we need the Holy Spirit in our marriages and how to integrate prayer on a regular basis. A strong shared prayer life is integral to the perfection of a couple’s love and to sustain their indissoluble unity. Through the sharing of clinical training, personal experience, wisdom gathered from Catholic teaching, and humor, participants will learn how to lovingly increase their spiritual intimacy - the opposite of spiritual isolation. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   English
7 Monica Oppermann El Corazón del Discípulo: su formación en el seno de la familia y a lo largo de la vida. El corazón del discípulo se forma dentro del contexto de una relación vivida con Dios.  Esta formación inicia en seno de la familia y continúa a lo largo de la vida.   Escritores católicos han identificado etapas de conversion que van profundizando gradualmente la relación personal con Dios,  culminando en una decision de seguir intencionalmente a Jesucristo.  La conversion es obra del Espíritu Santo, pero tanto en la familia como en el ministerio parroquial podemos ayudar al caminar de otra persona.  En este taller, exploraremos herramientas para descubrir esas etapas de conversion en la propia vida, e identificar la mejor manera de acompañar a aquellos que servimos a lo largo de su propia conversion y camino de fe. 10/11/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Español
12 Monica Oppermann La Familia: Principal Agente de Evangelización A veces solo nos preocupamos de cómo la Iglesia puede servir a la familia; pero es una realidad que las familias también están llamadas a servir, a proveer ministerio y a dar testimonio.  La familia es un espejo de la imagen de Dios como una comunión de personas hechas para relacionarse: el esposo, la esposa y los hijos son una reflexion de la Trinidad.   La identidad de la familia es su misión:  ser una célula esencial de la sociedad, ser la iglesia domestica y ser un agente clave de evangelización.   En este taller reflexionaremos sobre esta realidad y exploraremos algunas herramientas para ser una familia evangelizadora y una parroquia orientada en la familia.   Las familias y parroquias evangelizadoras juegan un papel fundamental en la labor misionera de la Iglesia de hoy. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
6 Katie Owens Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
8 Katie Owens Virtues Based Restorative Discipline: Building Community & Relationships Across School Culture Helping our students build skills for authentic relationships within our school community and beyond is vital to the mission of Catholic education. In this workshop for classroom teachers and school administrators, we invite you to learn about Virtues Based Restorative Discipline or VBRD, a school wide initiative with goals of increasing faith practices and decreasing disruptive and bullying behaviors. As second year practitioners, we will discuss this character-based virtue system which prepares students to become servant leaders who make decisions guided by character. Learn how we introduced this system to our school community and hear about the immediate benefits we have experienced. Attendees will practice talking circles and learn how to incorporate restorative practices so vital for our schools, families, and society. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
8

Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

 Forming a Spiritual Child in a Secular World  How can parents and religious educators engage a child’s religious imagination in a way that enables them to develop as spiritual people in a world that is often toxic to spirituality? We will first explore what is a Catholic Spirituality and then discuss practical ideas for making room for the Spirit in both family life and classroom experiences. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
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Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

 Effective Family Catechesis Is More Than One Gathering  The question is no longer, “Should we do family catechesis?” The question is now. “What are the necessary elements of effective family catechesis?” We will explore the concept of integrated family catechesis that is systematic and intentional as it evangelizes, equips, supports and affirms parents. Dr Jo Ann Paradise will inspire you to meet your parents where they are and awaken in them the “holy longing” to live in relationship with God and his people 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm   English 
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Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

 Unlocking the Religious Imagination: Facilitating that Faith Formation of Adolescents   This workshop will focus on the need of junior high students to be actively engaged in reflection upon the Catholic life. Through exploring the world of religious imagination we will discover creative methodologies that help form the mind and heart of the a disciple 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
7 Rev. Jose Ramon Perez Martinez "Por qué siento como siento: la formación del corazón" Con frecuencia se nos olvida que nó somos solo inteligencia y voluntad sino también sentimientos. La importancia de educar en la afectividad en la familia. 10/11/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
12 Rev. Jose Ramon Perez Martinez "Nuestra Herencia: los Valores y las Virtudes" El tesoro más grande que pueden heredar los padres a sus hijos es una sólida formación humana,  espiritual y afectiva: integral. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
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Roy Petitfils

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

 "The Question Behind the Question": Tools Needed to Identify and Address the Real Fears, Questions, Hopes and Dreams of Today's Youth Things aren't always as they appear, is especially true in working with young people. Often the questions they ask us, are masking much deeper, meaningful and relevant questions that they have not identified or have the language or ego strength to articulate. The surface question, like "Why does the Church hate gay people" goes much deeper than this assuming, condemning, leading question first appears. If we can hold young people lovingly in their questions, and use a few tools to prove even deeper they will let us into their hearts exposing the real question, the real fear or the real hope.   10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
8

Roy Petitfils

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

The Art of Accompanying Hurting Young People As the emotional and mental health issues of our students increase, we find that the knowledge, tools, and practices are not fully meeting the complex needs of our students and their families. In this keynote you'll deeper understanding of the underlying causes of the youth mental health epidemic and how we as Ministers can evolve to play a unique role in helping young people.  10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
10 Maureen Pratt  Families and Disability: Praying Together, Staying Together Prayer is the wonderful glue that keeps us connected to God, Church, faith, and one another. Families with one or more members who have a disability can especially benefit from prayer and the support that flows from it. This workshop offers examples from Scripture, Church tradition, the saints, and other resources that apply in special ways to encouraging, sustaining, and growing our relationships with God and one another - with and in spite of the challenges posed by ongoing disability.  10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm   English
13 Maureen Pratt Disability, Aging, and Faith. The presence of disability as we age can bring deeper challenges for ourselves and our loved ones, but it can also bring more profound faith and opportunities for grace, fellowship, and Christian witness. Families and parishes that embrace their own and others’ aging in tangible ways truly reflect God’s love and serve as examples for others in society to follow. This workshop will offer ways to understand aging and disability through the lens of Catholic faith as well as practical suggestions for communication, balancing personal needs with those of others, and creative accommodations within a family or parish community.

10/12/19

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
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Maureen Provencher

*Sponsored by St. Mary's Press

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! 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm   English
10

Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

 “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, 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. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English
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Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

What's Your Story? Bridging Cultural Wisdom and Catechesis through Storytelling Jesus told parables to connect the content of His message to the lived experience of his disciples in a very personal way. Through applied storytelling and catechesis, we too can help to connect beloved stories, especially ones that convey essential cultural values and traditions, to Jesus himself in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
11

Diana Dudoit Raiche, Ph.D. 

Liturgical Catechesis: An Essential  Method in Catechesis  Liturgical Catechesis:  This ancient form of catechesis, highlighted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, given renewed importance in the General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis, is an essential element in catechesis and informs a deeper understanding of mystagogical catechesis. This session situates liturgical catechesis within the context of other catechetical forms and provides a road map for implementing liturgical catechesis as a method to be used in preparation for the sacraments of initiation, whether administered according to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or as discreet, separate celebrations as in First Eucharist or Confirmation.  10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
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Padre Rafael M. Ramírez

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

La sagrada familia en el Antiguo Testamento Aunque la sagrada familia de Nazaret no aparece estrictamente sino hasta los albores del Nuevo Testamento, sus raíces, sin embargo, vienen de lejos. En esta conferencia consideraremos el contexto histórico, cultural y teológico que la preparó, así como los textos principales del Antiguo Testamento que la preanunciaron. Esto, a su vez, nos ayudará a comprender mejor de qué manera la sagrada familia es un modelo para nuestras familias. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Español
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Padre Rafael M. Ramírez

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

La sagrada familia en el Nuevo Testamento Qué nos dice el Nuevo Testamento de la Sagrada Familia? ¿Cómo podemos aplicar esas enseñanzas en nuestro tiempo? La Sagrada Escritura nos habla con un lenguaje peculiar que necesitamos aprender a leer y entender. Esta conferencia intentará dar una visión de conjunto de la forma como el Nuevo Testamento retrata a la sagrada familia en sus características específicas y en cuanto  10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
3

Matt Rice

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English
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Matt Rice

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Matt Rice

*Sponsored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Tough but True: Navigating Difficult Topics as Ministry Leaders Speaking truth with love is a challenge when the culture often lays shame and blame on select teachings of Christ. Come learn how to navigate the rough waters of difficult topics in a round table setting. Come ready to share and empower others as well as learn best practices. Saturday's presentation will be a live podcast recording of Ministry Leaders Anonymous covering the same content. This session will be led by Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice, but will require audience participation. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
6 Chad Riley The Role of Trust in Leadership Succession Planning  Using the framework "The Five Faces of Trust" (Hoy & Tschannen-Moran, 1998), this presentation will discuss the crucial role that trust plays in the process of leadership succession planning for schools. An evaluation tool will also be shared that school leaders may use as part of the succession planning process.  10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   English
12 Ana Marcela Rodriguez, MS, LMFT Associate  No más, Mereces vivir en Paz. Una conversación de frente sobre la violencia dómestica  En esta conferencia se hablara de frente y sin tabús sobre uno de los temas más relevantes y que perjudican a nuestras familias hoy en día. Encontrarás que este tema esta hecho con las más recientes investigaciones. La terapueta Ana Marcela, experta en salud mental y relaciones de pareja y familia, hablará sobre las causas principales de la violencia domestica, así como los tipos de violencia, el abuso que causa más daño y el porqué se sigue propagando. También platicará de los efectos que la violencia tiene en el abusador, el abusado y la familia. Para finalizar, la terapeuta Ana Marcela, dará pasos concretos para poder salir de la violecia dómestica. Al final, siempre hay esperanza de un mejor mañana. No más, mereces vivir en Paz- es una invitación a está esperanza de que sí se puede salir de la violencia domestica. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
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Ana Marcela Rodriguez, MS, LMFT Associate 

No más, Mereces vivir en Paz. Una conversación de frente sobre la violencia dómestica. En esta conferencia se hablara de frente y sin tabús sobre uno de los temas más relevantes y que perjudican a nuestras familias hoy en día. Encontrarás que este tema esta hecho con las más recientes investigaciones. La terapueta Ana Marcela, experta en salud mental y relaciones de pareja y familia, hablará sobre las causas principales de la violencia domestica, así como los tipos de violencia, el abuso que causa más daño y el porqué se sigue propagando. También platicará de los efectos que la violencia tiene en el abusador, el abusado y la familia. Para finalizar, la terapeuta Ana Marcela, dará pasos concretos para poder salir de la violecia dómestica. Al final, siempre hay esperanza de un mejor mañana. No más, mereces vivir en Paz- es una invitación a está esperanza de que sí se puede salir de la violencia domestica. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    
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Gerardo Salazar

*Sponsored by Sadlier

 

¡Auxilio! Han cambiado al “párroco”; guía para el líderes y catequistas El cambio de un párroco en una iglesia para la feligresía, los líderes y catequistas, puede ser un momento de tensión e incertidumbre. La comunidad parroquial puede experimentar transiciones que requieren de un discernimiento y la disponibilidad personal/colectiva para aceptar y mejorar a partir del cambio pastoral. En este taller aprenderás de manera concreta a colaborar en conjunto con tu ministerio y el nuevo liderazgo parroquial a manera de preparase para el cambio que debe beneficiar a todos. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   Español
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Gerardo Salazar 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

El sano humor en la catequesis: ¡el poder de la alegría! La Escritura nos recuerda una y otra vez que como cristianos debemos de estar siempre alegres. ¿Por qué los catequizandos y los receptores se aburren durante una sesión? El poder sanador y transformador del buen humor puede permitir la disposición adecuada en la persona para recibir el mensaje con agrado. Deleitarse con una sabrosa risa y una abierta carcajada puede ser la diferencia en nuestro ministerio. Este curso te beneficiará al presentarte la manera amena como la catequesis requiere del sano humor como una herramienta útil para poder transmitir nuestra enseñanza católica. 10/12/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
5 Jake Samour Un Encuentro con Jesús en Nuestro Hogar - La Nueva Evangelización por medio de la Iglesia Doméstica  “Familia se lo que eres” nos animaba San Juan Pablo II en Familiaris Consortio. La familia tiene como don y tarea, la de formar a los hijos. Pero usualmente para los padres esto significa, contando con la parroquia y la escuela, ser colaboradores y co-responsables de la educación y formación de los niños. Tal vez nunca lo hayamos pensado de esta manera, pero los niños por ser niños tienen un aspecto catequético que es indispensable para sus papás. Si nosotros como papás supieramos que los hijos nos educan y forman a ser los papás que debemos de ser. Esta presentación ayudará a cambiar la perspectiva formadora del hogar y veremos como de esta manera la familia llega a ser plenamente una comunidad de amor, de vida y de fe. Como el hogar se convierte en el lugar privilegiado donde nos amamos, nos ponemos al servicio de todos y en el proceso nos evangelizamos los unos a los otros. 10/10/19 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm  Español
7 Jake Samour Parejas Caminando juntas en la Fe para realizar su Misión Cada pareja casada debe reconocer sus dones propios para servir en su comunidad. El amor que comparten los esposos es puesto al servicio de su matrimonio, de sus niños y de la comunidad en general. Durante esta presentación veremos prioridades claves a las cuales cada matrimonio está llamado a vivir y experimentar. También, examinaremos como parejas casadas pueden ayudar a fortalecer a otros matrimonios al acompañarlos y caminar juntos en la Fe. Ciertamente, la misión de cada pareja es antes que nada la de formar una comunión de vida y amor dentro de su propia familia pero también esta misión incluye el ser mandado a dar testimonio a otros. 10/11/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
12 Jake Samour  “Varón y mujer los creó”: La Teología del Cuerpo y La Cuestión del Gender Examinaremos el nuevo documento publicado por la Congregación para la Educación Católica, titulado "Varón y Mujer los creó". Utilizando la Teología del Cuerpo de San Juan Pablo II, la cual lleva el mismo título, esta presentación ofrecerá reflexiones que puedan orientar y apoyar a cuantos están comprometidos con la educación de las nuevas generaciones a abordar metódicamente las cuestiones más debatidas sobre la sexualidad humana, a la luz de la vocación al amor a la cual toda persona es llamada. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
3 Bernice Simmons, LPC, CCTP Tools for Our Catholic Journey - Strengthening families' mental and spiritual health  Mentally and Spiritually healthy families are vital for the good of the Church and society. This presentation connects mental health science and sound Catholic teachings and practices strengthen families in four primary areas. 1. Supporting parents as the primary educators of their children promotes security. 2. Connecting Mass and family meals builds positive, emotional memories providing a stronger foundation for members of The Church. 3.Understanding Developmental Morality helps parents raise healthy, faithful children. 4. Encouraging Forgiveness and Reconciliation at home and at Church promotes necessary healing for parents and children. All of these areas when formed with faith and sound mental health understanding builds stronger families. Strengthen your family and the families whom you minister to by increasing your understanding of the connection between your Catholic Faith and solid mental health. 10/10/19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm  English
13 Bernice Simmons, LPC, CCTP Our Story: As it Was in the Beginning, Is Now and how will it be. Trauma and the Brain  In mass we revisit stories of Christian history. Knowing these stories helps us live a better Christian life now. Similarly, each person has stored emotional memories (their personal history) that effects how they respond to their present. The more we are aware of how our and other’s histories effect us today the better able we will be to serve and receive others. Your actions and emotional responses today may be a window to your past. Traumas effect on the brain allows your past to influence your present and your present to heal your past. Join us to find out more about the effects of trauma on your brain and thus on your life. Knowing your stories is as important as Christians knowing our stories. This talk will aid anyone in any for of pastoral care. 10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
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Jacquelyn Smith 

*Sponsored by Catholic Pro-Life Community

 Assumption of Chastity: Vocation and Dating in Today's Culture  The social media driven, instant culture has our young people longing for authentic relationships. We are a people called to live the virtuous life in community with others. The assumption of chastity and mindfulness of vocation should be a part of the decision to date. When should exclusivity enter your dating life? Is God invited to the party? How can you reveal yourself to another without revealing too much? Does modesty matter? What forms of communication lead to authentic relationships? The Church in her wisdom 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   English
8 Sean Smith  All Are Welcome: Including and Serving Students with Disabilities in our Catholic Schools  Catholic school personnel recognize that many of their students, including students with disabilities, need and benefit from inclusive educational practices. This session will provide highlights from a new special issue of the Journal of Catholic Education on inclusion in Catholic Schools. Specifically, we will share five myths about inclusion, clarify key terms and laws, and highlights from a national survey of inclusion in Catholic schools as context for serving the academically diverse needs of students in our classrooms. Participants will receive (a) frameworks for academic and behavior supports that align building and classroom practice by considering multiple-tiers of service delivery, (b) examples and resources on evidence-based practices targeted to meet the unique needs of children, and (c) practical tips for meaningful inclusion in Catholic Schools. This session will be helpful to individuals supporting struggling learners and peers with disabilities in Catholic schools. 10/11/19 1:30 pm - 12:30 pm English 
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Haley Stewart

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Building Up the Domestic Church   We know that the faith of our Catholic families is essential to the life of the Church, but what are practical ways we can strengthen that faith? By centering life in the home as a “school of love” and observing the rhythms of the liturgical year in the domestic church, the family can grow in holiness. Holy families shine a light outward into the culture by nurturing hospitality and community. The Stewart family decided to nurture family life in a radical way by selling their house, getting rid of most of their possessions, and living for a year on a working farm. During this life-changing experience, they discovered that living counter to the “throwaway” culture and orienting their lives toward the Gospel strengthened their family and faith life. But building strong family life isn’t just for people who can move to a farm! As they’ve transitioned back to life in the city, they’ve brought the lessons they learned during their radical year with them to share with you. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  English
6 Barbara Sutton "Holy Seeing" with the Art of The Saint John's Bible Come and See!  The practice of "holy seeing" serves as a method for praying with the  illuminations of The Saint John's Bible using the monastic practice of lectio divina.  People will be invited to see the Scripture with the eye of their heart and to fix their sacred gaze on an illumination of the Bible using the method of visio divina--listening, meditating, seeing, praying, contemplating and becoming Christ-like.   10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am English
8 Barbara Sutton "Holy Seeing" with the Art of The Saint John's Bible Come and See!  The practice of "holy seeing" serves as a method for praying with the  illuminations of The Saint John's Bible using the monastic practice of lectio divina.  People will be invited to see the Scripture with the eye of their heart and to fix their sacred gaze on an illumination of the Bible using the method of visio divina--listening, meditating, seeing, praying, contemplating and becoming Christ-like.   10/11/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  English
11 Barbara Sutton "Holy Seeing" with the Art of The Saint John's Bible Come and See!  The practice of "holy seeing" serves as a method for praying with the  illuminations of The Saint John's Bible using the monastic practice of lectio divina.  People will be invited to see the Scripture with the eye of their heart and to fix their sacred gaze on an illumination of the Bible using the method of visio divina--listening, meditating, seeing, praying, contemplating and becoming Christ-like.   10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
13 Barbara Sutton "Holy Seeing" with the Art of The Saint John's Bible Come and See!  The practice of "holy seeing" serves as a method for praying with the  illuminations of The Saint John's Bible using the monastic practice of lectio divina.  People will be invited to see the Scripture with the eye of their heart and to fix their sacred gaze on an illumination of the Bible using the method of visio divina--listening, meditating, seeing, praying, contemplating and becoming Christ-like.   10/12/19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm English
2 Victoria Tanco  Religious but not spiritual: When routine leaves you wanting more  We have heard people describe themselves as "spiritual, but not religious". Sometimes, those of us that regularly go to church, receive the sacraments, and even pray daily, can find ourselves feeling like something is missing. We go through the motions, and might even think we are "religious, but not spiritual". Spirituality is that conscious and intimate relationship with God--the indwelling of the Spirit that gives deeper meaning to everyday life, integrates our interior with our exterior, blending our sense of individuality with our belonging in a community. 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English
12 Victoria Tanco 

Religioso pero no espiritual: Cuando la rutina te deja con ganas de más.

Hemos escuchado que algunos se describen a sí mismos como "espirituales pero no religiosos". A veces, aquellos de nosotros que asistimos regularmente a la misa, recibimos los sacramentos e incluso rezamos a diario, podemos sentir que nos falta algo. Pasamos por los movimientos, y hasta podríamos pensar que somos "religiosos, pero no espirituales". La espiritualidad es esa relación consciente e íntima con Dios: la morada del Espíritu que da un significado más profundo a la vida cotidiana, integra nuestro interior con nuestro exterior, combinando nuestro sentido de individualidad con nuestra pertenencia en una comunidad. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Español
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Dr. Mayra Thompson

*Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

The Bioethical Family

Scientists are achieving milestones that we never thought were humanly possible. But just because man can do something, does that make it morally right? This presentation will discuss bioethical developments such as Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Contraception, Invitro Fertilization, Gene Editing, and 3-D Body Parts, and how to respond to the ethical questions they create. Learn what the Catholic Church has to say about these issues, and how to guide families who struggle with the ethical decisions these scientific discoveries generate. 10/11/19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  English
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Dr. Mayra Thompson 

*Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

The Bioethical Family

Scientists are achieving milestones that we never thought were humanly possible. But just because man can do something, does that make it morally right? This presentation will discuss bioethical developments such as Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Contraception, Invitro Fertilization, Gene Editing, and 3-D Body Parts, and how to respond to the ethical questions they create. Learn what the Catholic Church has to say about these issues, and how to guide families who struggle with the ethical decisions these scientific discoveries generate. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   English
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Dra. Mayra Thompson

*Patrocinada Catholic Pro-Life Committee

La Familia Bioética

 Los científicos están alcanzando logros que nunca pensamos que eran humanamente posibles. Pero sólo porque el hombre pueda hacer algo, ¿eso lo hace moralmente correcto? Esta presentación discutirá desarrollos bioéticos tales como: Investigación de Células Madre, Clonación, Anticoncepción, Fertilización In-Vitro, Edición de Genes y Partes del Cuerpo de 3-D, y cómo responder a las preguntas éticas que crean. ¿Cómo guiamos a nuestros jóvenes que muy pronto podrían enfrentar las decisiones por su propia familia? 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 am   Español
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Sr. Janine Trần Ngọc Vân, CMR

Hướng về Lâu Đài Nội Tâm: Trẻ Mãi và Trẻ Thật

Làm sao để sống thân mật với Chúa?  Làm sao để đối phó với những sự chia trí cám dỗ trong giờ cầu nguyện?  Làm sao để giúp gia đình, bạn hữu, và giới trẻ tìm gặp được Thiên Chúa? Qua tác phẩm “Lâu Đài Nội Tâm” (The Interior Castle) Thánh Têrêxa Avila kêu mời chúng ta hãy bước vào lâu đài của linh hồn là hạt kim cương có 7 căn nhà, nơi Chúa Giêsu, Đức Vua Khoan Dung cư ngụ. Trong Tông thư “Christus Vivit”, ĐTC Phanxico chỉ lối cho tất cả, các bạn trẻ hay các bạn “tâm hồn trẻ” như thế nào để trẻ mãi: là luôn có Chúa trong cuộc sống! Nếu bạn muốn trẻ mãi, trẻ thật, trẻ và vui, hãy đến để tìm hiểu tác phẩm của Thánh Têrêxa và ĐTC Phanxico. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Vietnamese
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Alyssa Trutter

*Sposored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Empowered to Evangelize Anyone ever feel under-qualified to evangelize? Ok, so a few of us. During this roundtable discussion, we're going to unpack the fears we have about dialoguing with others about our faith. From there, we'll then put things in perspective. We'll take some time to be reminded that, while our role in the evangelization process is significant, the responsibility of moving and bringing the faith to others is ultimately a work of the Holy Spirit. God has given us everything we need to be co-laborers with Him. We're going to reconnect with the gifts and graces that He's already given us, and truly be sent out empowered to evangelize. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
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Alyssa Trutter

*Sposored by ABLAZE/NextLevel Ministries

Empowered to Evangelize Anyone ever feel under-qualified to evangelize? Ok, so a few of us. During this roundtable discussion, we're going to unpack the fears we have about dialoguing with others about our faith. From there, we'll then put things in perspective. We'll take some time to be reminded that, while our role in the evangelization process is significant, the responsibility of moving and bringing the faith to others is ultimately a work of the Holy Spirit. God has given us everything we need to be co-laborers with Him. We're going to reconnect with the gifts and graces that He's already given us, and truly be sent out empowered to evangelize. 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English
9 Mercedes Vallenilla La familia: el lugar donde se forma o deforma al ser humano.   ¿Sabes qué es una familia funcional? ¿Conoces la diferencia entre una familia funcional sobre una disfuncional? A través de esta conferencia conocerás cuáles son los parámetros que hacen funcional a una familia, cuál es su importancia para la formación afectiva de sus miembros que les ayudará a formar o deformar su afectividad haciéndolos seres humanos equilibrados o incapaces de vivir con madurez y equilibrio sus vidas. Al final, obtendrás herramientas para implementar en tu familia así como ayudar a otros pudiendo con ello cumplir el plan originario de Dios sobre ella. Una familia que funciona, hace funcionar la fe dentro de ella. 10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Español
12 & 13 Mercedes Vallenilla La familia: el lugar donde se forma o deforma al ser humano. ¿Sabes qué es una familia funcional? ¿Conoces la diferencia entre una familia funcional sobre una disfuncional? A través de esta conferencia conocerás cuáles son los parámetros que hacen funcional a una familia, cuál es su importancia para la formación afectiva de sus miembros que les ayudará a formar o deformar su afectividad haciéndolos seres humanos equilibrados o incapaces de vivir con madurez y equilibrio sus vidas. Al final, obtendrás herramientas para implementar en tu familia así como ayudar a otros pudiendo con ello cumplir el plan originario de Dios sobre ella. Una familia que funciona, hace funcionar la fe dentro de ella. 10/12/19 11:15 am - 2:30 pm  Español
2  Father Joshua Whitfield The Way of the Listener: 10 Steps for Listening to Homilies (even bad ones!)  How can ministry leaders, laity, and clergy help the Church improve preaching? Believe it or not, it’s not just the preachers’ responsibility; it’s everyone’s responsibility. Spiritually speaking, the quality of preaching depends as much on listeners as it does on speakers. Thus, for lay leaders and catechists, how we listen to homilies (and how we help others listen) is an important part of evangelism and parish ministry. So, how should we listen to homilies? How do homilies fit within the spiritual life? How do we listen to both good homilies and bad homilies and still grow spiritually? Fr. Joshua, author of The Crisis of Bad Preaching, offers The Way of the Lister: 10 Steps for Listening to Homilies (even bad ones!) to help those listening to homilies make the best of it! In preaching God speaks, so we'd better listen! So how can we keep from zoning out? How can we focus? How can we turn listening to homilies into a spirituality of sanctification and growth? If you thought the homily was time to take a nap, think again! Learn how to listen to homilies the right way! 10/10/19 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  English
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Father Joshua Whitfield

The Way of the Listener: 10 Steps for Listening to Homilies (even bad ones!) How can ministry leaders, laity, and clergy help the Church improve preaching? Believe it or not, it’s not just the preachers’ responsibility; it’s everyone’s responsibility. Spiritually speaking, the quality of preaching depends as much on listeners as it does on speakers. Thus, for lay leaders and catechists, how we listen to homilies (and how we help others listen) is an important part of evangelism and parish ministry. So, how should we listen to homilies? How do homilies fit within the spiritual life? How do we listen to both good homilies and bad homilies and still grow spiritually? Fr. Joshua, author of The Crisis of Bad Preaching, offers The Way of the Lister: 10 Steps for Listening to Homilies (even bad ones!) to help those listening to homilies make the best of it! In preaching God speaks, so we'd better listen! So how can we keep from zoning out? How can we focus? How can we turn listening to homilies into a spirituality of sanctification and growth? If you thought the homily was time to take a nap, think again! Learn how to listen to homilies the right way! 10/12/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   English
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Dr. J. Lee Whittington 

Reframing Work as Worship and Witness Work now dominates our lives as the source for earning a living, expressing our individuality, and serving as the primary source of social support. Although work plays a central role in our lives, it is important to keep work a proper perspective. In this presentation I discuss work from a biblical perspective and argue for an integrated faith that informs the way we view work in the context of our entire life. Drawing on key passages from both the Old and New Testaments, I argue that work is a gift from God. As such work has intrinsic value and has been designed to provide meaning and purpose, while also addressing the instrumental needs for earning a living and supporting our families. By design, work is intended to be a primary source for meaningfulness. The inherent meaningfulness of work is further enhanced when work is reframed as an act worship. 10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am   English
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Theodore James Whapham, Ph.D. 

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

 Anxiety & Depression in Family & the Community(Round Table Session) Round table discussion of the growing impact of anxiety and other mental health issues as they affect children and families in our schools and parishes. Come join the conversation as we seek to better understand and respond to this developing challenge.  10/11/19 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  English
6 Father James Yamauchi Engaging the Youth in our Church and Families: Reclaiming the Sacramental Life  The Church's sacraments are as relevant as ever to remind today's youth of their fundamental identity and purpose which is rooted in the person of Jesus Christ. This talk will renew our own appreciation for the sacramental life of the Church and offer ways in which we can instill in the future generations of Catholics with a fervent love of the seven sacraments.  10/11/19 9:45 am - 10:45 am  English

 

 

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The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership, the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

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