In this workshop, faith formation leaders will be guided in best-practice models, methodologies and resources. Mary O’Meara will use, “Forming Disciples for the New Evangelization,” as the teaching guide to better help special needs students and their families grow in the knowledge, understanding and living out their faith as valued members of their parish communities.Mary O’MearaMary O’Meara serv..
Pope Francis is eager for our parishes to become places of boundless mercy. In response, several popular books and seminars have proposed ways to “rebuild” and “renovate” the Church according to Francis’ vision. Unfortunately, these proposals require “rock star” pastors, large budgets and an upper middle-class demographic. In this workshop, pastoral minister, catechist, author and speaker Joe Papr..
In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis tells us what he learned from scientists about threats to the environment and why he thinks this is a moral issue. He explains the causes of the environmental crisis in our political and economic systems and how we should respond to what is the most important challenge of the 21st century.Thomas J. Reese, SJJesuit priest Fr. Thomas Reese is a senior ana..
How did Jesus do it? He met people and knew instantly what they needed. Could we claim this in our ministry with young people? Jesus is in tune with the soundtrack of their lives. His message is also constant as is the change in music teens listen to. Learn ways to incorporate the real needs of young people, honor their culture and tap into the music of their hearts to improve your ministry. Arriv..
“Generation C” is being defined as people who are under 25 years of age. The reason for the “C” label is that they are connected, creative, curious and seeking community and good content. One of the things that may be missing from the “C” generation is Christ. In the spirit of the New Evangelization, we need to develop new and engaging ways to connect with this generation and not just evangelize, ..
Harvard University and the Catholic Church are two of the most recognizable worldwide institutions and brands. Loyola Press author Matt Weber spends his day job as Director of Digital Communications Strategy for the Harvard Graduate School of Education – and his lunch hours and nights as a host and producer for the CatholicTV Network. Drawing from his experiences leading the Harvard University bra..
Lịch sử cứu độ cũng là lịch sử diễn tả lòng thương xót của Chúa đối với con người. Thiên Chúa của Kitô hữu được trình bày như Đấng Sáng tạo, Đấng Giải phóng và Đấng Che chở (Quan phòng). Lòng thương xót của Ngài thể hiện cách đặc biệt qua Chúa Giêsu Kitô, Đấng Cứu độ trần gian. Qua Đức Giêsu, Thiên Chúa đã trở nên gần gũi con người và đồng hành với họ. Chúng ta cần nhận ra lòng thương xót của Ngài..
Pope Francis has been making “culture of encounter” a theme of his papacy. What specifically does this mean? How do we do this in ordinary ways and in our evangelizing efforts/ministry in the Church?Mike Patin“Faith Horticulturist” Mike Patin lives in Lafayette, La., and has worked in ministry since 1984 as a high school teacher, coach and diocesan youth minister for the New Orleans Archdiocese. H..
It always takes courage to start something new. In this session, we will look at invitation, communication and evangelization strategies to help equip young adults to lead among their peers. We’ll explore dynamic and engaging strategies to start building Christ-centered community. Young adult ministry is an exciting place to be, so let’s get there together.Clarissa Valbuena AljenteraClarissa Aljen..
This talk addresses the two hottest topics on the planet: Sex and God. St. John Paul II “marries” these two topics through his compelling vision for love and life. Using a mix of real-life examples, theology and cultural references, Mary Bielski will answer questions about our deep desires for intimacy, sex, our bodies and provides a vision and path to fulfill our unique call to greatness.Mary Bie..
In America today, the loudest voice in the discussion of the Book of Revelation has been the “Rapturist’s” – a voice characterized by the “left behind” books and movies. This popular interpretation is at odds with mainstream biblical studies and does not attend to the apocalyptic genre of which the book is part. Yet, without understanding this peculiar style of writing, we risk misunderstanding th..
Hebrews 13:8 makes it clear that Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Utilizing advancing technologies and the power of social media, we will take a look at how we have been empowered to engage in unprecedented opportunities to bring Christ’s Truth and the beauty of Catholic tradition and culture to a new generation.Dallas Carter Jr.Hawaiian native Dallas Carter is a small business own..
Ever get stuck when it comes to prayer with children? Looking for new and creative ideas? Then sign up for this workshop! We will explore how essential prayer is for children and learn easy (and fun!) skills for creating powerful prayer experiences.Steven EllairSteven Ellair is a Senior Editor and National Presenter, Content Passioneer and Curriculum Manager with Saint Mary’s Press. He has been in..
As the Church of United States continues to celebrate this most beloved Latino tradition, parish ministers have realized that, in embracing this celebration, they have a unique opportunity to truly reach Hispanic families. In this interactive session, Santiago Fernandez will review the liturgical celebration step by step, present various musical options and discuss opportunities for evangelization..
This workshop will create an awareness about poverty and a heightened sensitivity about it. One of the objectives is to instill in everyone a sense of responsibility and empowerment to the tools and resources available to overcome or survive financial and other difficulties. Every..