Ai là người kitô hữu?Ai thuộc về dân của Chúa, về Giáo Hội: Ai là thành viên? Dựa vào Giáo luật, thuyết trình viên nhằm bàn thảo vài khía cạnh của giáo hội học về đề tài “Kitô hữu.”Who are the Christian faithful? Who belongs to the people of God, to the Church: who is a member? Using his canonical background, the presenter aims to discuss some ecclesiological perspectives on the topic of the “Chri..
Come and celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy, convoked by Pope Francis, with GIA artists Tony Alonso, Jeanne Cotter, Chris de Silva, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Fr. Michael Joncas, Liam Lawton, Donna Peña and friends, as they present beautiful songs on compassion, forgiveness and care, intertwined with moments of reflection, readings from Scripture and prayer. During this session, we will embody the Po..
There are dull and difficult moments in our week that make us blind to God’s mercy and grace. As young adults, we may find that our spiritual gas tank is always on empty. We will examine ways in our busy and over-connected lives that can draw us closer to God no matter how small or insignificant they seem. The guides for our conversation will be the lives of saints, Sacred Scripture and Scripture-..
This workshop will offer liturgical and pastoral strategies through the lens of mercy. By first identifying what the result of worship is, we are able to develop strategies that will create worship and catechesis relevant to the people of God in their everyday lives. John Angotti brings his experience in parish and school life, his expertise in pastoral studies, and years of traveling as a music m..
As people who lead or serve in our parish, we know how important it is to help others grow in faith and embrace living as good stewards, as people who recognize that all they are and have are gifts from God, and to return these gifts with gratitude. Explore how each of us, and our parishes, may build bridges to those around us, making a difference in the lives of family members, friends and fellow..
In this session, we will look at the “world” in which our youth live and how we can best reach them with the Gospel message so they can share it with their peers. We will look at the best ways to share faith with young people and how to empower them to do the same with those around them.Dr. Ansel AugustineDr. Ansel Augustine has worked for over 15 years in his hometown of New Orleans, and is prese..
This session will address challenges and strategies regarding the formation of unbaptized children and teens within the framework of the four periods of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We will explore what the RCIA intends: that there is only one catechumenate rite – not a separate rite for children and one for teens – adapted in an age-appropriate manner for each specific age group. W..
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we have been called to be “merciful like the Father” and to share the Good News that God loves us. John Burland will share a variety of engaging songs that celebrate and affirm God’s mercy and love in our world. These songs are suitable for children at the elementary level and incorporate gesture, traditional prayer and communal song. Come join us as we echo in song ..
Many catechetical leaders have started using social media as a great way to engage the New Evangelization. However, questions remain on how to reach the multitudes. In this session, we will discuss the most effective “traction” and “retention” techniques to build your online presence.Dallas Carter Jr.Hawaiian native Dallas Carter is a small business owner, Catholic apologist, national Catholic spe..
Changes and transitions, whether chosen or imposed, are an inevitable part of life. However, we can often confuse the two and experience unnecessary suffering and anxiety. In this workshop, we will look at the states of transition and develop a spirituality that will help us negotiate smoothly and happily the many changes we face as we progress through our lives.Rev. James Clarke, PhDFr. Jim Clark..
With over 23 million blended families in the United States today, one in three people is a member of a step-family. After marrying a widower with three young children, Robin Davis learned firsthand the unique challenges for communication, parenting and sharing faith in a blended family. She will share her experiences of how she used food to connect with her new family and how her new family restor..
God’s boundless mercy is the core of the Gospel we proclaim. How do we get this urgent message through the church doors and onto the streets? Come share how your rebuilt, amazing parish broadcasts the mercy message. We will share best practices.Msgr. Raymond G. EastThe grandson of Baptist missionaries to South Africa, Ray East was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in San Diego, Calif. Now a priest ..
Gender identity and expression – even the word “transgender” – have found their way into secular and ecclesial discourse. Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice will speak from a decade of experience ministering with transgender and other marginalized Catholics as he moderates a panel with Fr. Bryan Massingale and two transgender Catholics. Fr. Massingale will consider theological and pastoral perspectives, and t..
The Eucharist is the third and climatic moment of Initiation into the Body of Christ. It is the sacrament of God’s inestimable mercy, offered to the Church by Christ in the Holy Spirit. Examine the depth of this mercy and learn the seven gifts that are offered to us and to all creation as we “proclaim your death, O Lord, until you come again!” Consider this conference session, and walk in wisdom w..
One of the greatest challenges facing contemporary marriage is our culture’s obsession with romance and passion and a belief that God has chosen one perfect person to be our life partner. This workshop will challenge the issue with a more bracing and practical spirituality of marriage aimed at sustaining the marriage commitment for a lifetime.Dr. Richard GaillardetzDr. Richard Gaillardetz is the J..