In a multicultural environment, people of diverse cultures live side by side. But often, this can be described as “people living together – separately.” This is not what Jesus wanted and worked for. Intercultural living could be described as “people living together – together!” But it is demanding, and costly. We will look at the demands … and the cost. Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp Fr. Anthony Gittins..
With over 40 years of research on marriage and grounded in this research and existing programs in popular use today, we have a clear understanding of the critical factors that help promote marriage stability and satisfaction. This presentation will explore ways to implement effective and engaging approaches to parish marriage preparation and ongoing marriage ministry. You will walk away with clear..
Using his own paintings and stories, Bro Mickey McGrath will offer a colorful look at great women in church history, from Mary and Elizabeth to Dorothy Day and Thea Bowman, and show their deep spiritual connections to the four women who have been proclaimed Doctors of the Church – Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Ávila and Thérèse of Lisieux. Past, present and future unfold as we..
John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila and Mother Jones all knew what it meant to trust. As the old adage states, “Pray as though everything depended on God, but work as though everything depended on you – it does!” Or more contemporarily, in the famous war cry of Mother Jones, “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” How do we embody the two thrusts of trust: consolation and confidence..
Whether it be walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, or from one California mission to the next, or to raise funds for breast cancer research, pilgrimages have regained a place in the contemporary Catholic religious imagination. This workshop will dive into the biblical spirituality entailed in the journey to the Promised Land, to the temple mount, and to follow Jesus on “the Way.”..
God is constantly speaking to us. But many people have a hard time hearing God’s voice and knowing his will for their lives. Since we trust that God desires our good, we are confident that he wants us to know his will for our lives. What are the most basic tools we can have for knowing God’s will? Rev. Michael Schmitz Fr. Michael Schmitz is Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Dioce..
“If the Church is to continue to regenerate and renew its members, the training of young adults is key,” the U.S. Catholic bishops’ state in their pastoral plan for young adult ministry. How can college campus ministries provide tools for parishes in crafting young adult ministries that are effective and life giving? This workshop will discuss techniques on how parishes can welcome and empower you..
Early adolescence is the beginning of authentic discipleship for many youth. How are we challenging the diverse culture of young adolescents to grow in their authentic relationship with Jesus Christ? This workshop blows up the mythology of middle school youth ministry and lays the ground work for inspiring evangelization to, with, by and for junior high-aged believers! If you work with young adole..
Christian initiation is the responsibility of all the baptized. As such, each parish should involve a variety of people to participate in the many catechetical preparations and liturgical celebrations associated with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This workshop will offer ideas for involving priests in evangelization, catechesis, discernment and presiding for these liturgies. Rev. Pau..
Come and explore ways we can encourage children to enjoy, understand and take active part in liturgical cele¬brations. From school Masses and classroom prayers to Sunday worship – music is the key! Christopher Walker Christopher Walker is an internationally known church composer, speaker on liturgical music and choral conductor. Presently, he is Director of Music at St. Paul the Apostle Church in ..
In September 2015, at the request of his bishop, David Wells began a project in his own diocese to assist schools to develop their sense of mission and their confidence to proclaim the Gospel. Could the school itself become a locus for evangelization beyond the confines of the classroom? What is beginning to emerge from the project has implications not just for schools, but for parishes too. From ..
La célebre oración “Alma de Cristo” es aconsejada por San Ignacio en los Ejercicios Espirituales. Es un bello resumen de la fe en Jesucristo. Pero en ella, se encuentra un resumen de la comprensión del ser humano y de la espiritualidad Cristiana. Esta conferencia presenta este hermoso texto como una pauta para la oración y para la orientación de las actitudes morales de la persona. Rev. José-..
1) Valor es algo que atrae y se aprecia; 2) sin embargo, no todo lo que gusta, “vale” y es valor; 3) para captar el valor, tiene que darse una repetición de actos, para generar un hábito; 4) la exigencia por la que se está en disposición de arriesgar cosas importantes es lo más dirimente. Los valores humanos que vamos a trabajar son: Dignidad de la persona y de la tierra; la tolerancia; la ju..
Desgraciadamente sigue siendo un asunto preocupante el hecho de que las mujeres continúen siendo víctimas de sus parejas o ex-parejas. Hay que seguir en alerta. Los conflictos siguen ocurriendo aún después de años de información, de intentos de soluciones y de campañas para detectarlo y evitarlo. Algunas de las claves del origen y del mantenimiento de este doloroso problema se tratarán en esta..
Motive e inspire su programa de educación religiosa y grupos juveniles, con la música y sus ventajas pedagógicas. Descubra como la música y la educación en la fe, pueden conectarle con los demás, y fomentar conciencia de diversidad incluyendo raza, cultura, lenguaje, ubicación geográfica, discapacidad y más. Un conferencia dedicado a catequistas, educadores, lideres juveniles y todos los que ..