2014 Sessions

The three-day conference is broken up into 15 Periods and a Keynote Address. Periods 01-04 will occur in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 23 (new day -- included in conference registration!!), Periods 05-09 and the Keynote Address will occur throughout the day on Friday, October 24, and Periods 10-15 will occur throughout the day on Saturday, October 25! See a condensed schedule»

Note: The Period # is listed first, and the Session # is listed second.

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SPANISH SESSIONS - CONDENSED PRINTABLE FORMAT: COLOR  | B&W

Period

Speaker

 Title | Description

Location

Track

Language

09-PS

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Aguilera-Titus, Alejandro

Bio»

Los ingredientes secretos de la evangelización al estilo de Jesús

Ven y descubre los pasos que Jesús da en su labor evangelizadora. Esta sesión ayuda a los participantes a entender con mas detalle el estilo de evangelización de Jesús, y a ponerlo en practica en sus ministerios y en su vida diaria.

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 14

Hall A

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

14-PS

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Aguilera-Titus, Alejandro

Bio»

Jesus's Evangelizing Secret Ingredients

Jesus was quite methodical in the way he engaged people with the Good News. This presentation uses the biblical passage on The Road to Emmaus to describe the steps Jesus takes to bring the discouraged disciples back to a life full of hope. Come and see how Jesus' methodology and secret ingredients are quite relevant today in the work of the New Evangelization.

Also presented in Spanish during Period 09

Hall A

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

10-01

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Aguilera-Titus, Alejandro

Bio»

The Bible, the Domestic Church and the New Evangelization

This presentation uses Scripture to illustrate how the family is called to be a domestic church that shares in the parish's mission to evangelize. Participants will reflect on the different practices, attitudes and actions that build strong and loving families where faith is shared and discipleship is modeled.

Also presented in Spanish during Period 12

MR 1

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

12-21

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Aguilera-Titus, Alejandro

Bio»

La Biblia, La Iglesia Domestica y la Nueva Evangelizacion

Esta presentacion utiliza las Escrituras para ilustrar como la familia esta llamada a ser una verdadera iglesia domestica que hace su parte en la mision evangelizadora de la parroquia. Los participantes reflexionaran en distintas practicas, actitudes y acciones que construyen familias fuertes y amorosas, donde la fe es compartida y se da testimonio de discipulado.

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 10

GB 1-3

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

08-01

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Amore, Dr. Mary

Bio»

Eucharist: Journey of Transformation, Healing and Discipleship

In the New Testament, Jesus dined with saints and sinners alike, yet everyone who dined with Jesus walked away transformed and healed of their sins. Is this your experience of Eucharist? Join us as we explore our Eucharistic encounter with Jesus as a life changing event that holds the promise of spiritual transformation, healing and renewed discipleship.

MR 6

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

11-01

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Amore, Dr. Mary

Bio»

The Blessed Sacrament: Invitation to Oneness with Christ

The Church teaches us that the Eucharistic liturgy is the source and summit of our spiritual life, but we are also called to spend quiet time before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Join us as we explore the spiritual fruits that await us as we become one with the Lord through the private devotion of Adoration.

MR 2

General Faith Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

05-01

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ashley, Dcn. Frank

Bio»

Diaconal Ministry in the Marketplace 3.0: Have You Kept a Healthy Balance?

During formation for the diaconate, candidates are constantly reminded about the delicate balance that must occur between their ministry and their obligations to their family through the sacrament of marriage and their jobs. There are the horror stories of men who had put their ministry before their families and jobs and the drastic results of those choices. It has been often said that the deacon has one foot in the sacred word and one foot in the secular world with both worlds tugging at him very hard. It can be tough trying to balance a successful career with a successful ministry and maintaining a healthy balance can be challenging. In 3.0 we will revisit strategies for maintaining this healthy balance in or for deacons to live out their vows of their ordination and also fulfil their responsibilities to their families and employers.

 MR 7

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English 

11-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Ashley, Dcn. Frank

Bio»

What I Wish They Would have Told Me in Formation

My first year of teaching high school almost 40 years ago I asked a student in my class a question and gave the student gave me a pretty rude response. I remember sitting there going through all of my teacher prep classes that I had while earning my degree trying to figure out how to handle the situation. I came to the conclusion that I was never taught how to handle this particular situation. During your ministry you may be confronted with a similar situation and in reflection you might just say, "I wish they would have told me that in formation." This session will be light-hearted and informative dialogue on the many things that Deacons wish they had learned during their formation and also some of the things they discovered or learned since their ordinations.

 GB 8

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English 

09-01

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bagley, Dcn. Kevin

Bio»

Sponsored by Bagley Ministry

Baptism Preparation as an Evangelization Opportunity

Expectant parents often come to us to receive baptismal preparation having been away from the church for a time. This workshop will explore who is coming to us for baptism, how "churched" they are, and how we can be the catalyst for change in their spiritual life. Do they come away from their baptismal experience engaged and alive in the spirit, or feeling they just encountered another bureaucratic experience of forms, classes and rules? Let's engage, build relationships and welcome these new parents into the faith life of our community.

JB C-D

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English

11-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Bagley, Dcn. Kevin

Bio»

Sponsored by Bagley Ministry

Christocentric Customer Service

We often get caught up in the daily activities and tasks that come with the administration of a parish. Bulletin deadlines, requests for sacramental records, spiritual bouquets, scheduling of masses... the list can be endless. We can easily forget that it is our role as ministers to bring Christ into the encounter we have with our parishioners and fellow ministers. How well does your parish provide "customer service"? How well does your parish provide Christocentric Customer Service? This program will ask the question, "How well are we ministering to our parishioners in the administration of our parish. We will explore the ways the staff members interact with each other and with the parishioners to ensure that an encounter with a staff member is an encounter with Christ. Participants will come away refreshed and renewed in their quest to bring Christ into every administrative and pastoral encounter.

JB A-B

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

10-21

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

 

Orientaciones para la catequesis, la pastoral y la evangelización a la luz del Papa Francisco - HANDOUT

Francisco, el Papa del fin del mundo, una puerta a la esperanza. Su pensamiento, intuiciones e ideas fuerza para la Catequesis y la Pastoral. Salir a las periferias existenciales. Recomenzar desde Cristo. Discípulos misioneros. Diaconía de la projimidad y la cercanía. Pedagogía de los vínculos y la ternura. Un nuevo paradigma catequístico y pastoral para el siglo XXI: la dimensión gestual y testimonial.

GB 1-3

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Spanish

07-21

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

 

Cómo hablar de la muerte y otros temas difíciles con los niños - HANDOUT

Orientaciones generales. Cómo hablar de la muerte, el dolor, las separaciones, las internaciones, la llegada de un hermanito y otros temas difíciles con los niños. Cómo acompañar y preparar a los niños frente a situaciones difíciles. La esperanza y confianza en Dios: actitudes fundamentales de todo creyente.

También se presentará en la Period 14

GB 6

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

14-21

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

 

Cómo hablar de la muerte y otros temas difíciles con los niños - HANDOUT

Orientaciones generales. Cómo hablar de la muerte, el dolor, las separaciones, las internaciones, la llegada de un hermanito y otros temas difíciles con los niños. Cómo acompañar y preparar a los niños frente a situaciones difíciles. La esperanza y confianza en Dios: actitudes fundamentales de todo creyente.

También se presentará en la Period 07

GB 4-5

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

08-02

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Buonriposi, Sr. Ilaria

Bio»

Sponsored by Catholic Mobilizing Network

Death Penalty: A Pro-Life Issue

"We reaffirm our common judgment that the use of the death penalty is unnecessary and unjustified in our time and circumstances. We renew our common conviction that it is time for our nation to abandon the illusion that we can protect life by taking life. Ending the use of the death penalty would be one important step away from a culture of death toward building a culture of life". These are the opening sentences of "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death", a document of the Bishops of the United States. In this session, attendees will explore the social teaching of the Church on the death penalty and how –fed and moved by our faith- we can help our nation to move a step closer to a culture of life.

Also presented in Spanish during Period 14

MR 5

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - On-going Formation

English

14-22

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Buonriposi, Sr. Ilaria

Bio»

Sponsored by Catholic Mobilizing Network

La pena de muerte: un asunto pro-vida

"Reafirmamos nuestro juicio común de que el uso de la pena de muerte es innecesario e injustificado en nuestra época y circunstancias. Renovamos nuestra convicción común de que es hora de que nuestra nación abandone la ilusión de que podemos proteger la vida quitando la vida. Poner fin al uso de la pena de muerte sería un paso importante para alejarnos de una cultura de la muerte y dirigirnos hacia la construcción de una cultura de vida". Éstas son las frases iniciales de "Una cultura de la vida y la pena de muerte", un documento de los Obispos de los EE.UU. Durante esta sesión exploraremos juntos la enseñanza de la Iglesia acerca de la pena de muerte y cómo –alimentados por nuestra fe- podemos ayudar nuestra nación a tener una cultura de vida.

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 08

MR 5

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - On-going Formation

Spanish

11-04

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Buonriposi, Sr. Ilaria

Bio»

Sponsored by Catholic Mobilizing Network

A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice

Our beliefs about the sanctity and dignity of all human life must be at the center of our approach to violence and crime. The Church respects the humanity and promote the human dignity of both victims and offenders: both are children of God. "Restorative justice" repairs the harm caused when a crime is committed. It is a community-centered approach to justice that views crime as a violation of people and relationships, rather than simply a violation of law. Restorative justice focuses on the victim's needs and the offender's responsibility to repair harm and foster healing.

MR 6

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - On-going Formation

English

06-01

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Chamblee, Anna Marie

Bio»

Annulments: AKA "Why is the Church Making Me Do This?" - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 1 (Spanish) // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 2 (Spanish)

This session will provide basic information about what the process does and doesn't do and what it is and isn't; why the Church has this process; why one would want to seek an annulment; and how to find the help one needs to start the process. This session will also explain what to expect once the process begins.

Also presented during Period 13

MR 8

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

RCIA

English

13-01

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Chamblee, Anna Marie

Bio»

Annulments: AKA "Why is the Church Making Me Do This?" - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 1 (Spanish) // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 2 (Spanish)

This session will provide basic information about what the process does and doesn't do and what it is and isn't; why the Church has this process; why one would want to seek an annulment; and how to find the help one needs to start the process. This session will also explain what to expect once the process begins.

Also presented during Period 06

MR 7

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

RCIA

English

13-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Chan, Dr. Anthony

Bio»

New Evangelization through Eucharistic Adoration - HANDOUT

The Church is losing many Catholics who quit practicing each year. With the majority of Catholics today not practicing in Advanced countries, with the breakdown of families, and with human made economy problems today, re-evangelization is urgently needed. By loving and regularly visiting Jesus truly present in Eucharist, each of us can play an important role to heal the individuals, save the families, and save the country which is so obstinate in a culture of death. We can re-build the church: cold hearts will burn, fallout Catholics will return, and all ministries will strengthen. Teaching one at any age to Eucharistic adoration results in strong faith with a deeper love with Jesus. To guide the Catechumen to adoration, the Catechists and sponsors will need to learn and experience adoration themselves. This session explains adoration and its many benefits, and shares numerous personal experiences to help one overcome many common difficulties.

GB 8

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

15-01

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Collins, Rev. Christopher

Bio »

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

St. Ignatius' Rules for Discernment of Spirits and Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Defeating the temptations of The Enemy of Our Human Nature and keeping our hearts open to the love the Father has for us and offering that love to the world, even if it means getting pierced along the way. Some practical tips important for staying fresh in our own teaching and ministry and which are easily passed along to those we serve as well.

MR 8

General Faith Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

11-05

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Collins, Rev. Christopher

Bio »

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Living the Eucharist in Daily Life

If this liturgy is, as Vatican II put it, the source and summit of our lives as Christians, exactly how does that work when we look at the specifics of the liturgy itself, especially the offertory, consecration and communion? We can come to see that the liturgy is the perfect pattern for living our ordinary lives united to the Heart of Christ.

MR 8

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

07-01

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Curry, Carlos

Bio »

Increasing Students' Engagement through Technology — co-presenting with Sr. Sandra Helton, SSND

Technology changes the way teachers teach, offering educators effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means. It also enhances the relationship between teacher and student. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers 

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

08-03

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

De La Torre, Marlon

Bio»

How Should I Teach? What Must They Know? Ten Steps to Teaching the Catholic Faith

This workshop will concentrate on how to incorporate practical catechetical methods when teaching the Catholic faith at any age level. Emphasis shall be placed the transmission of doctrine at all stages of catechetical development.

JB C-D

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

General Faith Formation

English

12-04

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

De La Torre, Marlon

Bio»

Before You Go: Ten Things to Consider Before Leaving the Catholic Church

This workshop will draw on sound evangelization and catechetical principles in engaging someone who is considering leaving the Catholic Church. Emphasis shall be placed on how to effectively communicate with someone in this situation and how to continue a charitable dialogue with them.

JB A-B

General Faith Formation

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

01-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Della Bella, Sal

Bio»

Parish Impossible! - co-presenting with Dr. Marti R. Jewell

Does the parish mission guide your work or has your work become mission impossible? For administrative staff, creating an open door environment, as Pope Francis invites us, is a daily challenge. You care about the parish, love your school, but lately it seems as if there just isn't enough time or energy to do the job well. We have some great ideas for how you can make your work mission possible! Join us for this workshop and discover easy-to-implement skills you can use right away to make a difference for your parish or school, along with a variety of practical resources for creating an environment that is parish effective.

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

02-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Della Bella, Sal

Bio»

The "Francis Effect" and You - co-presenting with Dr. Marti R. Jewell

Every one of us can make a difference in the way people encounter. Every parish position significantly impacts parishioners. What do people encounter when they meet you? Is it the joy that Pope Francis always seems to radiate? What drives him? How does he do it? In the short time Francis has been pope, he has both modeled the way to be a missionary disciple and explained it to us in his letter, Evangelii Gaudium. Discover this call for yourself. Join us as this workshop focuses on you and the gifts and presence you bring to your role. Learn easily utilized strategies and resources to create the "Francis Effect" in your parish and/or school.

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

09-02

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Deuterman, Jason

Bio»

Discipling Boldly: Imagine a New Generation of Sacramental People - co-presenting with Linda Moses

In this workshop participants will learn how to form partnerships with parents and more effectively offer interactive, inter-generational sacramental formation resulting in unparalleled growth in faith and family life. Participants will recognize that Sacramental Formation is a life-style and not a "class." In order for parents to assume their essential role as primary disciple-makers, they must be empowered to be disciples of Jesus Christ themselves.

MR 3

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

General Faith Formation

English

01-01

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Digital Church Team

Featuring:

New Media, New Evangelization and The Most Important Question You'll Ever Ask

Sparked by Pope Paul VI, fueled by Pope John Paul II, and continued by Pope Benedict XVI, the New Evangelization is a call to spread the Gospel with "new vigor, new methods, and a new expression." This talk introduces the New Evangelization and shows how new media technology fits in. During this session, we'll be helping participants answer the most important question and doing a few exercises with them to give them a good and necessary foundation for the rest of the day.

Part 1 of the Digital Church "Master Class"

GB 1-3

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

02-01

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Digital Church Team

Featuring:

How to Create a Website that will Transform Your Ministry

Your website is the first -- and possibly only -- impression that people have of your parish, school, diocese, or ministry. What impression do visitors get when they visit your website? This talk covers the do's and don'ts of creating a dynamic website and includes the 7 keys to unlocking a website that will help transform your communication -- and ultimately your ministry.

Part 2 of the Digital Church "Master Class"

GB 1-3

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

03-01

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Digital Church Team

Featuring:

Turning Your Web Presence into a Social Network and Connecting with Your Flock

How to begin building your online community, engaging that community and making social media work for you. We'll also cover specific tips, tools and techniques to help you get started right away, including the use of email, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, video and more. This talk gets to the heart of how to truly use all of this technology effectively. Among other things, it covers how to write stuff worth reading, break through the noise & connect w/ your flock.

Part 3 of the Digital Church "Master Class"

GB 1-3

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

04-01

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Digital Church Team

Featuring:

Live Panel Discussion, Q&A Session and The Game Plan

This is one of the most valuable parts of the day, where anyone can ask their questions for the expert panel to weigh in. Bring all of your questions you have about using technology and new media in your work for our Church. We close out the day with some practical exercises and tips for helping you move forward utilizing everything learned from the day.

Part 4 of the Digital Church "Master Class"

GB 1-3

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

10-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Driscoll, Rev. Michael S.

Bio»

The Eucharist As the Embodiment of Love

Following the 2005 Synod of Bishops dealing with the Eucharist, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI penned an apostolic exhortation titled The Sacrament of Charity (2007). Drawing upon this document, this lecture discusses the Eucharist as a mystery to be celebrated, a mystery to be believed, and a mystery to be lived. Pope Francis has pursued this connection in his exhortation Gaudium Evangelii when he writes: "God's word, listened to and celebrated, above all in the Eucharist, nourishes and inwardly strengthens Christians, enabling them to offer an authentic witness to the Gospel in daily life." This lecture attempts to find the connection between cult, creed and code, to the extent that how we pray shapes what we believe and how we act as Christians living in the world.

JB A-B

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

08-04

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Driscoll, Rev. Michael S.

Bio»

The Art of Celebrating Liturgy

Pope Francis in his exhortation Gaudium Evangelii speaks about the way of beauty (via puchritudinis): "Proclaiming Christ means showing that to believe in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus." The American bishops in the 2008 document Sing to the Lord speaks about good and bad celebrations. The bishops' statement leads us to ask what constitutes "good celebrations." What criteria are available by which one can judge whether a liturgical celebration is good or bad? Is it determined by the style of music or by the quality of preaching? Is good liturgy simply a matter of following rules? The way of beauty requires an artful sense.

GB 8

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 

English

05-02

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Duke, Amy C.

Bio »

The First Year of Flipping — co-presenting with Bianca I. Trejo

This presentation will describe the process of flipping a mathematics classroom. However these methods can be used in any classroom. Flipping a classroom involves students learning content on their own at home by watching videos and taking notes. Homework is now done in class and teachers are able to give more guidance to students instead of lecturing. The presenters will describe their methods of flipping, student reactions, and software used to flip the classroom.

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

English

01-03

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Eggering, Sr. Dorothy

Bio»

The Lector a Mirror? Proclaiming with Your Life as well as Your Voice

Consider this presentation as a prescription for passionate proclaiming. It will include the requirements for being such a proclaimer from the Church and from the community, as well as the requirements for the lector personally.

Also presented during Period 03

JB C-D

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

03-03

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Eggering, Sr. Dorothy

Bio»

The Lector a Mirror? Proclaiming with Your Life as well as Your Voice

Consider this presentation as a prescription for passionate proclaiming. It will include the requirements for being such a proclaimer from the Church and from the community, as well as the requirements for the lector personally.

Also presented during Period 01

GB 4-5

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

05-03

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Fontenot, Pamela

Bio»

Let's Make it, Take it with Daily 5 ELA Centers! - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 — co-presenting with Ana Medina and Kyle Steele

Learn how to incorporate Daily 5 centers into your day by using your already established reading program with not much fuss. During this session we will make and take Daily 5 centers that can be used in the classroom tomorrow!

GB 4-5
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

03-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Fowler, Dr. Carol

Bio»

Managing Conflict in the Ministerial Workplace (part 1)

Conflict in ministry is sometimes a sign of creativity and pursuit of justice. However, sometimes interpersonal conflict is not constructive. Ignoring those conflicts or hoping they will just disappear with time is usually non-productive and can be very dispiriting to a parish or school. We will examine several kinds of conflict including conflicts between members of a staff and conflicts within the community whom we serve. The workshop will be practical and participative.

Part 2 of this session presented during Period 04

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

04-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Fowler, Dr. Carol

Bio»

Managing Conflict in the Ministerial Workplace (part 2)

Conflict in ministry is sometimes a sign of creativity and pursuit of justice. However, sometimes interpersonal conflict is not constructive. Ignoring those conflicts or hoping they will just disappear with time is usually non-productive and can be very dispiriting to a parish or school. We will examine several kinds of conflict including conflicts between members of a staff and conflicts within the community whom we serve. The workshop will be practical and participative.

Part 1 of this session presented during Period 03

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

 

English

05-04

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Fowler, Dr. Carol

Bio»

Managing Successful Transitions

Transitions within parish staffs have a profound effect on the parish, the pastor, the staff and the person in transition. These transitions may be voluntary or involuntary and how they are handled, communicated and processed influences the outcomes of these transitions. One of the most important of these transitions to examine is that of a change in pastor. We will discuss our experiences of transition with proposed strategies to assist all affected by the transition and we will discuss how to navigate these transitions positively, morally, legally and effectively.

MR 5

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

08-05

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Fowler, Dr. Carol

Bio»

The Healthy Church Workplace

Best Practices in Church human resources lead to a ministerial workplace that is mission oriented, effective and positive. We will look at many of those best practices that can provide the foundation of service for parish staffs and volunteers who know they are valued and who love what they are doing and know these ministries are successful.

GB 6

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

06-02

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Frasco, Emily

Bio»

20 Classroom Strategies to Simplify Your Life! — co-presenting with Diane Hill and Sarah Parker

These 20 strategies are designed to be used in any elementary classroom in any subject area. These strategies will provide you with the tools to manage classroom productivity, help increase both student and teacher organization, create smoother transitioning periods, and reach content objectives.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

08-06

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Gaffney, Brian

Bio»

Google Drive and PLCs

This session will demonstrate how to use Google Apps (docs, sheets, forms and drive) to help Professional Learning Communities.

MR 9
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Parish Management & Leadership

English

12-22

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Garcia, Sylvia M.

Bio»

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos Adaptada para Niños

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos Adaptado para Niños es un proceso de adaptación para niños en edad catequética. Aun cuando la catequesis es parte del proceso, es necesario facilitar un proceso que lleve a los niños hacia una conversión y una transformación. El propósito de esta presentación es ofrecer al participante una comprensión de la diferencia que existe entre el modelo escolar utilizado para impartir la catequesis y el modelo empleado para la catequesis como parte proceso de Iniciación Cristiana.

MR 3

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

14-23

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Garcia, Sylvia M.

Bio»

Proceso de Rito de Indicación Cristiana de Adultos

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos es un proceso de conversión y transformación que se realiza dentro de una comunidad parroquial. Esta sesión presenta los elementos necesarios para realizar una sesión detallada del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos para los catecúmenos.

MR 3

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

02-21

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Garcia, Sylvia M.

Bio»

Los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión

Los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Eucaristía tienen un papel esencial en la celebración de la Santa Misa y dentro de la comunidad de fe. Es necesario que ellos estén familiarizados con las enseñanzas de la Iglesia ya que su capacitación es primordial para la realización de este ministerio en las parroquias. En esta presentación revisaremos normas que deben observar los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Eucaristía, ya sea que vayan a comenzar este ministerio o que se encuentren activos en él.

También se presentará en la Period 04

GB 6

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

04-21

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Garcia, Sylvia M.

Bio»

Los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión

Los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Eucaristía tienen un papel esencial en la celebración de la Santa Misa y dentro de la comunidad de fe. Es necesario que ellos estén familiarizados con las enseñanzas de la Iglesia ya que su capacitación es primordial para la realización de este ministerio en las parroquias. En esta presentación revisaremos normas que deben observar los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Eucaristía, ya sea que vayan a comenzar este ministerio o que se encuentren activos en él.

También se presentará en la Period 02

GB 6

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

13-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

 

Garcia-Luense, Brian

Bio»

Adult Faith Formation Where Adults are Already Gathered - HANDOUT

Many parishes feel challenged, if not overwhelmed, when they learn that the Church calls for them to make the catechesis of adults the primary form of catechesis. How in the world are we supposed to get adults to come to more things at the parish? This workshop will present two models of how to do effective adult faith formation when adults are already gathered. What are needed are not more meetings, but some planning and intentionality. Concrete examples of each model will be given and participants will be invited to explore together things that might work in their parish communities.

MR 2
Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation


Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English

05-05

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Garcia-Luense, Brian

Bio»

Eschatology for Dummies - HANDOUT

This workshop provides a fundamental overview of Catholic doctrine Eschatology. Topics include an examination of the "Four Last Things" (death, judgment, heaven, and hell) as well as an examination of Church teaching on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

GB 6
RCIA


General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

13-04

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Giuliano, Gene

Bio»

Lumen Fidei: The Encyclical "Written with Four Hands"

Pope Francis described his first encyclical Lumen Fidei ("The Light of Faith") as a work "written with four hands" because it was begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who passed it on for Francis to complete. The encyclical emphasizes the popes' understanding that faith is a light capable of illuminating every aspect of human life, without which "all other lights begin to dim." This session reflects on the teaching of Lumen Fidei that faith can guide all people from the darkness of selfishness towards a more just and loving world; that faith means not merely gazing at Jesus, but seeing things as Jesus himself sees them; that the light of God's face shines on us through the faces of others; and that faith in the Risen Christ can lead us beyond our individual selves into the all-inclusive community of God's love.

GB 4-5

General Faith Formation

RCIA

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

15-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Glicksman, Dr. Andrew

Bio»

Challenges in Interpreting the Book of Job

The Book of Job is one of the greatest literary works that treats the problem of human suffering. The message of this masterpiece has been understood in many different ways over the centuries, partly because of the difficulties posed by the "wager" in Job 1-2 and the ambiguity of Job's final response in 42:1-6. This presentation will highlight the book's main storyline and theological themes, explore some of its primary difficulties, and offer ways to interpret and practically apply its overall message.

MR 9

General Faith Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

03-04

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Goodwin, Dr. Mark

Bio»

Preaching and Living Mark's Gospel (part 1)

Each of the four Gospels provides a distinctive narrative portrait of Jesus in answer to the fundamental question, "Who was Jesus Christ?" Mark's "answer" is distinctive in a number of fascinating ways, including his emphasis on Jesus as the misunderstood and suffering messiah. Further, these distinctive christological accents in Mark carry over to his vision of what it means to follow Jesus (the discipleship theme). These sessions on Mark, then, will draw out and highlight its distinctive accents as the foundation for preaching and teaching. The goal is to make the world of Mark's Gospel more familiar and facilitate its message for incorporation into the life of faith.

Part 2 of this session presented during Period 04

JB A-B

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

04-04

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Goodwin, Dr. Mark

Bio»

Preaching and Living Mark's Gospel (part 2)

Each of the four Gospels provides a distinctive narrative portrait of Jesus in answer to the fundamental question, "Who was Jesus Christ?" Mark's "answer" is distinctive in a number of fascinating ways, including his emphasis on Jesus as the misunderstood and suffering messiah. Further, these distinctive christological accents in Mark carry over to his vision of what it means to follow Jesus (the discipleship theme). These sessions on Mark, then, will draw out and highlight its distinctive accents as the foundation for preaching and teaching. The goal is to make the world of Mark's Gospel more familiar and facilitate its message for incorporation into the life of faith.

Part 1 of this session presented during Period 03

JB A-B

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

06-03

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Gray, Eric

Bio»

A Cross-Curricular Method of Making Ministry Effective - HANDOUTco-presenting with Troy Willhelm

Relevance is one of the biggest buzz words in the teaching profession in the last few years. At Nolan Catholic High School, Mr. Gray of Theology and Mr. Willhelm of English make classroom lessons relevant to the real life of a student by applying those lessons to a service project. They will walk you through the philosophy, process and execution of the service project that they use as a final exam. Participants will be exposed to a tried and true method used as a Final Exam Project for both juniors and seniors, which takes a student's normal volunteer experience, examines it to view a larger picture of what really is happening as a result of the work, and applies personal reflection and Catholic Social Teaching to the experience. This weds the three together: the work, the person, and the Teaching. In the English classes, this project reinforces the lessons of social justice, family spirit and service to fellow mankind studied through literature and makes it relevant to their own individual lives. Gray and Willhelm will also discuss how they collaborated to create a cross-curricular Final Exam and to ensure that one project fit the needs of two classes and subject matters.

GB 4-5
Catholic School Teachers

(HS)

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

English

11-06

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Hahnenberg, Dr. Edward P.

Bio»

Sponsored by Liturgical Press

Ancient History or New Life? Teaching Vatican II Today - HANDOUT

For many Catholics today—particularly young Catholics—the Second Vatican Council is as far removed from their experience as the Council of Chalcedon! As catechists, youth ministers, RCIA leaders, and teachers, how do we introduce the council in a way that suggests its ongoing relevance for the life of faith. In the midst of polemics, competing interpretations, and a general lack of understanding, how do we talk about Vatican II? Inspired by the new life breathed into the church by Pope Francis, this session invites us to reclaim Vatican II as offering the best of Catholicism.

GB 1-3

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

07-02

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Hannemann, Bruce and Jeannie

Bio»

Reclaim Sexual Health -- Overcoming Pornography and Other Unhealthy Sexual Behaviors - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5 // HANDOUT 6 // HANDOUT 7 // HANDOUT 8

There are many people talking about the pornography pandemic, but few speak of proven solutions. Using research from experts and lived experience of many, participants will learn the unique dangers of internet pornography and be given tools for healing from its harms. Bruce Hannemann will share his personal pornography addiction and recovery story. Together with his wife, Jeannie, they witness to God's restoration in their lives and marriage through a research-based brain science and recovery method that has been proven with thousands of people in more than 80 countries. Under the direction of Bishop Ricken, this secular program has been enhanced with Catholic teachings and faith practices. RECLAiM Sexual Health offers a professional, Catholic, anonymous, online recovery program and additional resources for spouses, parents, clergy and others. The Hannemanns will present a plan for diocesan, parish and individual efforts to mend minds, save souls and heal hearts hurt by pornography.

GB 7

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

05-06

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Hannemann, Bruce and Jeannie

Bio»

Rescuing Youth and Others from the Porn Trap - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5 // HANDOUT 6 // HANDOUT 7 // HANDOUT 8

With just a few mouse clicks, children can accidentally stumble across pornographic websites. In less than a second, those images can forever imprint themselves in their developing minds. Pornography can be one of the most damaging influences ever encountered by anyone and is at the forefront of addictive behaviors that threaten not only our children, but all of society. In this workshop, you'll learn how to protect and prevent youth from viewing some of the most vile and horrific images ever produced by mankind. Using research from experts and plainly describing pornography's effects, the presenters will provide you with powerful tools to avoid and, if necessary, recover from pornography fixation or addiction. Anyone seeking to better understand the pornography pandemic, provide protection for youth, or begin the path to healing with youth, or other loved ones, will benefit from the insight, research and methods taught in this engaging presentation.

Also presented during Period 13

JB C-D
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

13-05

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Hannemann, Bruce and Jeannie

Bio»

Rescuing Youth and Others from the Porn Trap - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5 // HANDOUT 6 // HANDOUT 7 // HANDOUT 8

With just a few mouse clicks, children can accidentally stumble across pornographic websites. In less than a second, those images can forever imprint themselves in their developing minds. Pornography can be one of the most damaging influences ever encountered by anyone and is at the forefront of addictive behaviors that threaten not only our children, but all of society. In this workshop, you'll learn how to protect and prevent youth from viewing some of the most vile and horrific images ever produced by mankind. Using research from experts and plainly describing pornography's effects, the presenters will provide you with powerful tools to avoid and, if necessary, recover from pornography fixation or addiction. Anyone seeking to better understand the pornography pandemic, provide protection for youth, or begin the path to healing with youth, or other loved ones, will benefit from the insight, research and methods taught in this engaging presentation.

Also presented during Period 05

GB 7
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

11-07

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Hannemann, Bruce and Jeannie

Bio»

What's the Big Deal about Pornography? - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5 // HANDOUT 6 // HANDOUT 7 // HANDOUT 8

Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. It is the secret sin we don't like to talk about, but need to! As porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable—and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. As porn has become more pervasive, destroying marriages and families, as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. This workshop is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture. This honest assessment of our increasingly pornographic world addresses the spiritual battle, how porn has infiltrated our lives, cultural conditioning and the science behind the problem. Participants will be given insights and tools for protecting and healing individuals, families and society.

GB 7

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

13-06

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Heines, Rev. Timothy J.

Bio»

Reforming Our Liturgical Imagination

When we think about the meaning of liturgical reform, we all too often think about translations, getting the rituals down pat, of ensuring that we are faithful to the forms of worship. Perhaps the next stage of liturgical reform should be more concerned with the formation of a people who can appropriate the meaning of our celebrations. How can those whose perceptions are shaped by modern media grasp the richness of ancient ritual? How can those who live off fast food appreciate the heavenly banquet? Fr. Heines will explore these questions and pose a few more in this talk about how we might help congregations undergo a conversion of the imagination that is so necessary in order to worship freely.

JB C-D

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

RCIA

General Faith Formation

English

07-01

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Helton, Sr. Sandra

Bio»

Increasing Students' Engagement through Technology — co-presenting with Carlos Curry

Technology changes the way teachers teach, offering educators effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means. It also enhances the relationship between teacher and student. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

14-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Henderson, Silas

Bio»

Sponsored by Abbey Press

Celebrating Initiation: Making the Most of the RCIA Rites

The RCIA is an invaluable part of the life of any parish and celebrating the proper Rites for Catechumens and Candidates is essential for truly understanding the power of the RCIA. This session will explore some of the most important themes and moments in the various stages of the RCIA process.

MR 6

RCIA

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

English

06-04

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Henderson, Silas

Bio»

Sponsored by Abbey Press

Developing a Liturgical Spirituality

For centuries Catholics have lived out their faith through the cycles and seasons of the Church year and a spirituality rooted in the Church Year and its liturgies is essential for liturgical ministers and catechists. This presentation will explore the foundations of the liturgical spirituality and how to make that part of your catechetical and ministry training programs.

MR 7

General Faith Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

11-08

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Hendey, Lisa M.

Bio»

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

The Grace of Yes - Cultivating Openness to God's Will for Our Lives

We will look together at the virtues that form a generosity of spirit, examining uplifting individual, saintly and ministerial models to encourage a climate of pastoral and personal generosity. Areas of concentration will include belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility & forgiveness, vulnerability, the "grace of no" or limit setting, and renewal. Unlock your potential to fully give your own "Yes" to God's amazing will for your life and learn to lead others into the grace that a life lived generously can bring.

GB 4-5

General Faith Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Parish Management & Leadership

English

08-07

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Hendey, Lisa M.

Bio»

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Solving the Social Media Mystery

With new social media solutions being launched at such a frenetic pace, this session will look at the most effective strategies for incorporating technology into your catechetical, ministerial, administrative and communications efforts. We will explore the latest solutions and trends and offer concrete examples of how dioceses, parishes and apostolates around the country have successfully harnessed the power of these ever-evolving tools.

Also presented during Period 13

JB A-B

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

13-07

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Hendey, Lisa M.

Bio»

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Solving the Social Media Mystery

With new social media solutions being launched at such a frenetic pace, this session will look at the most effective strategies for incorporating technology into your catechetical, ministerial, administrative and communications efforts. We will explore the latest solutions and trends and offer concrete examples of how dioceses, parishes and apostolates around the country have successfully harnessed the power of these ever-evolving tools.

Also presented during Period 08

GB 1-3

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

08-08

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Hart, Joan

Bio»

Concussions and the Impact on Academics and Attendance

Concussions, or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), diagnosis and treatment has drastically changed over the last ten years. These changes have impacted a student's academics and attendance. This session will present the keys to understanding the dynamics and recovery period of Concussions/TBIs. The effects of a Concussion/TBI on a student's cognitive ability will be explored, as well as the management and a practical guide for a student's return to full academics

GB 1-3

Catholic School Teachers
(EL, MS, HS)

English

07-22

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

Cultura de Encuentro: La Evangelización y las redes sociales

El Papa Francisco ha pedido a todos los fieles crear una cultura de encuentro y así se llegue tener testigos del evangelio (discípulos misioneros). Hoy en dia, hay un número creciente de encuentros a través de las redes sociales pero no todas conducen a una buena evangelización. Compartiremos recursos en línea que ayudan a la catequesis y la evangelización para todas las edades.

También se presentará en la Period 10

GB 8

Technology & Media

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

 

Spanish

10-22

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

Cultura de Encuentro: La Evangelización y las redes sociales

El Papa Francisco ha pedido a todos los fieles crear una cultura de encuentro y así se llegue tener testigos del evangelio (discípulos misioneros). Hoy en dia, hay un número creciente de encuentros a través de las redes sociales pero no todas conducen a una buena evangelización. Compartiremos recursos en línea que ayudan a la catequesis y la evangelización para todas las edades.

También se presentará en la Period 07

MR 9

Technology & Media

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

 

Spanish

12-23

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

Catequesis Familiar: Como integrar la fe en la familia

Teniendo en cuenta que cada miembro de la familia es parte de la familia, por lo tanto, la catequesis familiar no se necesita centrar solo en los padres de familia sino en cada miembro de la familia. En esta presentación hablaremos de las siguientes estrategias referentes a la catequesis familiar: 1) Como hablar con adultos sobre la fe especialmente a los Padres de familia, 2) Como involucrar a los adultos y padres de familia en
actividades de la parroquia, y 3) Como modelar a Padres de familia el transmitir la fe a sus
hijos sin importar la edad.

MR 9

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

 

Spanish

06-02

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Hill, Diane

Bio»

20 Classroom Strategies to Simplify Your Life! — co-presenting with Emily Frasco and Sarah Parker

These 20 strategies are designed to be used in any elementary classroom in any subject area. These strategies will provide you with the tools to manage classroom productivity, help increase both student and teacher organization, create smoother transitioning periods, and reach content objectives.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

01-04

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Hoelzeman, George R.

Bio»

Sponsored by G.R.Hoelzeman Studios

Sacred Image, Holy Presence: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to creating Liturgical Art and Environment

Sacred images and furnishings reveal the holy presence of God and communicate something of Divine Love and grace. To do this well, they must be beautiful, reflect the Faith of God's People and, above all, be capable of bearing the weight of Mystery. Even the creative process should be a prayerful, spiritual journey leading both congregation and artist into holiness and deeper sacramental encounter with Christ. In this presentation we will explore the meaning and function of liturgical art and environment in the Church's life. We will also explore practical ways to find an artist and how to develop the creative relationship that will result in truly sacred, sacramental images and furnishings. In addition to a step-by-step guide to commissioning Liturgical Art, we will consider ways of keeping prayer at the center of the creative process and how to celebrate the various liturgical rites which sanctify sacred images and furnishings.

JB A-B

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English

02-04

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Hoelzeman, George R.

Bio»

Sponsored by G.R.Hoelzeman Studios

On This Rock: A Practical Guide to Building The Church while Building a Church

Building or renovating a church should be a time of renewal for the Church. By building The Church while building a church we are reminded that the building – and the building process - is a sacramental sign. The Church's Faith must shape the church where it gathers and the completed structure should reveal the presence of Christ in His People. The architecture should also shape the congregation into 'living stones' in the temple of Christ's Body. For success, catechesis and spiritual formation must be well planned and integral to the construction process. This presentation will outline a multi-faceted program that begins with our baptismal dignity and is permeated by the Paschal mystery. Combining practical guidelines from the General Instruction on the Roman Missal and the USCCB document "Built of Living Stones" with mystagogical formation, we will discover how to successfully create a sacred place for a holy People.

JB A-B

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

English

05-07

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Hudock, Barry

Bio»

Sponsored by Liturgical Press

Pope Francis: Apostle of Catholic Social Teaching

From the first moments after his election, Pope Francis has taught the principles of Catholic social teaching through both his words (Evangelii Gaudium, interviews, homilies) and his actions (trip to Lampedusa, Holy Thursday liturgies, choice of transportation). In some ways, there is nothing new in what he is teaching us; in others ways, it is absolutely unprecedented! This presentation will explore what Pope Francis is telling us about Catholic social teaching and consider why his method is so wonderfully effective.

Also presented during Period 11

MR 2

General Faith Formation

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

11-09

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Hudock, Barry

Bio»

Sponsored by Liturgical Press

Pope Francis: Apostle of Catholic Social Teaching

From the first moments after his election, Pope Francis has taught the principles of Catholic social teaching through both his words (Evangelii Gaudium, interviews, homilies) and his actions (trip to Lampedusa, Holy Thursday liturgies, choice of transportation). In some ways, there is nothing new in what he is teaching us; in others ways, it is absolutely unprecedented! This presentation will explore what Pope Francis is telling us about Catholic social teaching and consider why his method is so wonderfully effective.

Also presented during Period 05

MR 9

General Faith Formation

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

02-03

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Hughes, Dr. Patricia

Bio»

The Communion Minister's Ministry: An Update for Veterans & A Firm Foundation for Novices

Come and discover what the Church recommends for training Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and learn the most important features of this beautiful volunteer ministry. If you train liturgical ministers to distribute Communion, or if you are already an EMHC and search for the most acceptable way to perform your ministry—this is for you. Elements of posture, gesture, spoken word and ritual movement during your ministry will be discussed and clarified. Bring your questions and your love of helping distribute Holy Communion. Expect a deepened reverence for the Eucharist, and a fresh enthusiasm for your ministry. Handouts provided so that you are free of note-taking responsibility.

Also presented during Period 04

JB C-D

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

04-03

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Hughes, Dr. Patricia

Bio»

The Communion Minister's Ministry: An Update for Veterans & A Firm Foundation for Novices

Come and discover what the Church recommends for training Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and learn the most important features of this beautiful volunteer ministry. If you train liturgical ministers to distribute Communion, or if you are already an EMHC and search for the most acceptable way to perform your ministry—this is for you. Elements of posture, gesture, spoken word and ritual movement during your ministry will be discussed and clarified. Bring your questions and your love of helping distribute Holy Communion. Expect a deepened reverence for the Eucharist, and a fresh enthusiasm for your ministry. Handouts provided so that you are free of note-taking responsibility.

Also presented during Period 02

GB 4-5

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

08-09

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Ibarra, Carol

Bio»

Nightly Reading Demystified! — co-presenting with Beth Vercillo and Bonnie Young

Come learn an easy, no-cost way to significantly improve the effectiveness of the most ubiquitous elementary school homework...nightly reading. We ask parents to read with their children every night, but many wonder exactly HOW they should be doing it! When their early reader gets stuck on a word, should they give it to them? Should they wait? How long? Should they tell the child to "sound it out" over and over again? Many parents are surprised to learn that the very techniques they employ with the intention of helping their children read actually sabotage the very complex learning-to-read process. Our team will demonstrate how to present an interactive "Nightly Reading with Your Child" session that schools can easily implement for parents and their children that will: maximize the benefit of important nightly reading time, improve the parent-teacher partnership and improve student reading success. Unlike most parent programs which deliver information out-of-context, the "Nightly Reading with Your Child" program helps parents practice with their children on the spot! This session will help any school present this valuable no-cost program.

GB 7
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

10-23

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Infante, Rev. Angel

Bio»

La muerte de Cristo: sacrificio

El sacrificio de Cristo en la Cruz ha de entenderse como la manifestación amorosa de Dios al hombre. Hablar de redención desde este modelo es hablar del don que Dios ofrece al hombre y que el hombre por amor recibe, acepta y vive.

MR 5
General Faith Formation


Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

12-24

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Infante, Rev. Angel

Bio»

La muerte de Cristo: expiación

La expiación realizada por Cristo nos ha traído un bien para todos los hombres de todos los tiempos, ya que a través de ella se ha hecho posible una comunión plena con Dios. Ya no es necesaria ninguna mediación o intervención entre Dios y los hombres, Jesucristo es nuestro único Mediador entre el Padre y nosotros.

MR 1
General Faith Formation


Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

01-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Jewell, Dr. Marti R.

Bio»

Parish Impossible! - co-presenting with Sal Della Bella

Does the parish mission guide your work or has your work become mission impossible? For administrative staff, creating an open door environment, as Pope Francis invites us, is a daily challenge. You care about the parish, love your school, but lately it seems as if there just isn't enough time or energy to do the job well. We have some great ideas for how you can make your work mission possible! Join us for this workshop and discover easy-to-implement skills you can use right away to make a difference for your parish or school, along with a variety of practical resources for creating an environment that is parish effective.

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

02-02

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Jewell, Dr. Marti R.

Bio»

The "Francis Effect" and You - co-presenting with Sal Della Bella

Every one of us can make a difference in the way people encounter. Every parish position significantly impacts parishioners. What do people encounter when they meet you? Is it the joy that Pope Francis always seems to radiate? What drives him? How does he do it? In the short time Francis has been pope, he has both modeled the way to be a missionary disciple and explained it to us in his letter, Evangelii Gaudium. Discover this call for yourself. Join us as this workshop focuses on you and the gifts and presence you bring to your role. Learn easily utilized strategies and resources to create the "Francis Effect" in your parish and/or school.

GB 7

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

07-03

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Jodziewicz, Dr. Thomas W.

Bio»

Catholic and American?

A person of faith must always be a stranger in the land, the city of man, as we journey, with charity and humility, to our true destination, the city of God. From its first appearance in what would become the United States, Catholicism has been confronted by tensions between the faith and an American culture not always friendly to that faith. Until recently, a hard-won religious liberty has allowed the faith to be cultivated freely in America and even to seek to influence the public conversation. The challenges of assimilation associated with the American historical experience, such as democratization and now secularization, however, continue to mark the relationship between Catholic and American. Will the faithful seek to evangelize the culture, or will the culture smooth over the sharp edges of the Good News?

MR 6
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS)

General Faith Formation

 

English

05-08

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Kolar, Peter M.

Bio»

Sponsored by World Library Publications

Music and the Liturgy: Everyone Has a Role to Play

The Church envisions our celebrations to be alive with vibrant participation, but this vision can only be fulfilled if everyone sings — not just the choir. The gathered church at prayer has a right and duty to sing God's praises through sung liturgy, from the presider to the assembly. This session explores how music is integral to the Mass, and offers practical ways for assemblies to "find their voice."

MR 11

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

15-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Kolar, Peter M.

Bio»

Sponsored by World Library Publications

Music for Bilingual (English-Spanish) Celebrations

When English- and Spanish-speaking assemblies come together for worship, music becomes an essential factor in the welcoming experience. Bilingual music, in particular, can be an important bridge between cultures, if used effectively. We'll look at various bilingual and monolingual selections, both recent and traditional, that are useful for bicultural liturgies. Practical suggestions for application will be offered as well as a tour of pertinent resources.

MR 11

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

09-22

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Kolar, Peter M.

Bio»

Sponsored by World Library Publications

La Música al Servico de la Liturgia (parte 1)

¿Qué tan poderosa es la música en moldear nuestra experiencia del culto? ¿Qué tan importante es el papel del coro en la Misa? Tiene que ver, últimamente, con la participación de la asamblea: los coros buenos están atentos, sobre todo, al cantar del pueblo reunido. Exploraremos la estructura de le Misa, y cómo la música litúrgica puede y debe elevar nuestras voces al cielo. ¡Para los músicos y todos los feligreses que quieren ser mejores participantes en la Misa!

Segunda parte de esta presentación será presentada en el periodo 10

MR 11

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

10-24

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Kolar, Peter M.

Bio»

Sponsored by World Library Publications

La Música al Servico de la Liturgia (parte 2)

Continuación de la parte 1. El enfoque será el documento oficial sobre la música, "Cantemos al Señor", y la importancia de la participación plena, activa, y consciente de la asamblea. Continuaremos nuestra examinación de los Tres Juicios, y cómo determinar si un canto es o no es apropriado para usar en la liturgia. (No se requiere asistencia en la parte 1.)

Primera parte de esta presentación será presentada en el periodo 09

MR 11

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

05-09

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Kuterbach, Mary

Bio»

QR Codes: So Last Year? No Way! — co-presenting with Carol Mayo

Inspiring, exciting, stimulating describe QR Codes being used in your classroom and school. This past summer we hosted a QR Code Workshop where participants moved from center to center. In this session we will move you from "Center" to "Center" where you will experience different ideas for using QR Codes in your classroom, library, and school. There are 10 Centers in all. Just some of the ways and ideas that you will see are using dynamic/live QR Codes, codes in the library, codes in classroom books, codes on worksheets, and codes for open houses. We will then look at the different generators used to create each centers codes and why that particular generator was chosen for that particular center. We will show you how to create, download, and import the codes into your activity. Afterwards, we will brainstorm to think of other ideas of how to use QR Codes in your classroom, library, and school.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

07-04

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Kuterbach, Mary

Bio»

It's Magic: SMART Hide and Reveal Techniques — co-presenting with Carol Mayo

Unfortunately often interactive white boards (IWB) are no more than a place to project a lesson. Too many times the lessons created in SMART Notebook are no more interactive than a PowerPoint presentation. Hide and Reveal Techniques will make your lessons truly interactive and interesting. You will learn how to create the following: Move to Reveal, Order to Reveal, Erase to Reveal, and Click to Reveal. Come see what Hide and Reveal techniques are and why you should use them.

Sponsored by SMART® 

(The SMART® Board used in this session will be given to the school of  a UDMC attendee!  To be entered into the raffle, you must attend one of the two SMART® Board sessions!)

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

09-03

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Kuterbach, Mary

Bio»

SMART Resources and Tips and Tricks to Manage Your Classroom — co-presenting with Carol Mayo

There are so many great resources right there in the Gallery within SMART Notebook, but do you know about them and how to use them? Just some of those we will showcase during this session are The Calendar Creator, The Timer, Random Group Picker, and Random Word Picker. We will show you how to use, customize for your classroom, and then save to your "My Content" to access over and over again in your classroom. Also your board comes preset, but perhaps you would like to make customizations just for you. We will show you what can be customized to truly suit your needs. Features exist within SMART that people don't know about. Video recorders, voice recorders, spot lights, and screen shades are just a few. Come and learn about features that are sometimes overlooked.

Sponsored by SMART®
(The SMART® Board used in this session will be given to the school of a UDMC attendee! To be entered into the raffle, you must attend one of the two SMART® Board sessions!)

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

07-05

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Landregan, Steve

Bio»

Milestones of the Laity in Texas Catholic History: Church History is More than Bishops and Priests

Too often Catholic Church history is about bishops, priests and buildings. This presentation will highlight stories of Catholic lay women and men whose lives have shaped the history of our state and our Church.

MR 8
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

General Faith Formation

English

13-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Lê,  Công Phi

Bio»

Tân Truyền Giáo: Người Công Giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ—Tôi là ai?

Cái quý nhất của con người là được tạo dựng giống hình ảnh Thiên Chúa. Cái hạnh phúc lớn nhất của con người là gìn giữ nét đẹp cao quý đó nơi phẩm giá làm người của mình. Vậy đâu là hình ảnh và sứ mạng của người Công Giáo Việt Nam? Vai trò của người Công Giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ là gì trong việc đáp lại lời mời gọi của Tân Truyền Giáo? Hãy cùng nhau nhìn lại hình ảnh người Công Giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ: Tôi là ai và sứ mạng của tôi là gì?

GB 6

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Vietnamese

14-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Lê,  Công Phi

Bio»

Gia đình Công giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ hiện giờ ra sao?

Gia đình Công giáo là trường dạy đức tin và nhân đức, và cha mẹ là những nhà giáo dục đầu tiên của con cái. Giáo Hội tha thiết kêu mời các gia đình Công Giáo trở nên những giáo hội tại gia, nơi đào tại các nhân chứng đức tin và các công dân nhiệt thành. Gia đình Công giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ hiện giờ ra sao? Buổi hội thảo này sẽ giúp quý vị tìm hiểu sâu hơn về gia đình Công giáo Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ và làm sao để biến gia đình mình thành giáo hội tại gia.

GB 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Vietnamese

15-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Lê,  Công Phi

Bio»

Tân Truyền Giáo: Người Việt và Xã Hội Hoa Kỳ—Ai ảnh hưởng ai?

Sống trong một thời đại mà con người tìm hạnh phúc nơi vật chất và sự hưởng thụ xác thịt. Sống trong một xã hội mà mọi khía cạnh đều qui về cái tôi, nơi mà chủ nghĩa cá nhân được tôn thờ. Chúng ta phải tự hỏi đâu là hạnh phúc đích thực? Con người Việt Nam ở Hoa Kỳ chịu những ảnh hưởng gì? Tôi thay đổi xã hội hay xã hội thay đổi tôi? Trong thời điểm Tân Truyền Giáo, chúng ta hãy nghiệm xem ai ảnh hưởng ai.

GB 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Vietnamese

06-05

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Lehew, Naomi

Bio»

Beyond Sacraments: Forming Teens as Disciples

For the past few decades parishes have been investing more in youth ministry programs. And, yet, the number of Catholic teens who stop practicing their faith after high school continues to climb. How do we move from just helping young people receive their sacraments to forming them as disciples of Jesus Christ? Come here a few practical applications of Sherry Weddell's book "Forming Intentional Disciples" for youth ministry programs.

MR 9

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

06-06

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Lichter, Dr. David A.

Bio»

Continuing the Healing Ministry: Catholic Chaplaincy Today - HANDOUT

This presentation will reflect on the current health care spiritual/pastoral care ministry environment within which professional chaplaincy takes place, the qualities and competencies to become certified to serve in this pastoral care ministry role, and ways this pastoral care ministry collaborates with diocesan ministries.

Also presented during Period 13

MR 3

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

13-08

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Lichter, Dr. David A.

Bio»

Continuing the Healing Ministry: Catholic Chaplaincy Today - HANDOUT

This presentation will reflect on the current health care spiritual/pastoral care ministry environment within which professional chaplaincy takes place, the qualities and competencies to become certified to serve in this pastoral care ministry role, and ways this pastoral care ministry collaborates with diocesan ministries.

Also presented during Period 06

MR 3

Parish Management & Leadership

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

07-23

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

López-Cardinale, Rev. Alejandro

Bio»

ACOMPAÑAR: Propuestas para la formación de asesores de juventud entre hispanos-latinos

ACOMPAÑAR es una propuesta de RENEW International dirigida a equipos parroquiales de jóvenes adultos y laicos adultos para formarlos como Asesores de Juventud en el contexto de una pastoral juvenil hispana. Esta propuesta capacita a los asesores para que puedan desarrollar un adecuado acompañamiento pastoral a los jóvenes en grupos o comunidades juveniles parroquiales y de movimientos apostólicos.

También se presentará en la Period 15

GB 4-5

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Spanish

11-PS

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

López-Cardinale, Rev. Alejandro

Bio»

Desafíos y Oportunidades para la familia hispana-latina: Transmitir la alegría de la fe

Como parte de la contribución de RENEW International a la iglesia universal, la plenaria está dirigida a discernir los retos y oportunidades que los padres de familias hispanas-latinas confrontan en los Estados Unidos y cómo podemos ofrecer caminos e itinerarios para implementar las innumerables y magníficas oportunidades que ellos tienen para la transmisión de la fe a las futuras generaciones.

Hall A

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Spanish

15-21

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

López-Cardinale, Rev. Alejandro

Bio»

ACOMPAÑAR: Propuestas para la formación de asesores de juventud entre hispanos-latinos

ACOMPAÑAR es una propuesta de RENEW International dirigida a equipos parroquiales de jóvenes adultos y laicos adultos para formarlos como Asesores de Juventud en el contexto de una pastoral juvenil hispana. Esta propuesta capacita a los asesores para que puedan desarrollar un adecuado acompañamiento pastoral a los jóvenes en grupos o comunidades juveniles parroquiales y de movimientos apostólicos.

También se presentará en la Period 07

GB 1-3

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Spanish

11-10

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Luby, Dr. Dan

Bio»

Proclaiming Joy: Pope Francis on Preaching

In his first major document as pope, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis spoke eloquently and pointedly about preaching. The Sunday homily was of special concern to his vision of evangelization as the core mission of the Church. Share in a dialogue focusing on the profound insight put forth by this important document and the joyful man behind it. Both those who preach and those nourished by preaching will find insight and wisdom and -- yes, JOY in reflecting on Pope Francis' powerful expression of pastoral care.

MR 3

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Liturgical Training & Music Minsitry

General Faith Formation

English

11-11

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Madeo, Elizabeth

Bio»

Renewing YOUR Vision

We will take the Renewing the Vision USCCB document and make it come alive again! Are you using the 8 components of youth ministry to their full capacity? Look at these components as a guideline to provide a comprehensive ministry program for religious education programs, youth ministry RCIA, adult faith formation or any parish ministry. Whether you need a kick start or a reboot, we will discuss how 8 truly is enough!

MR 1

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

14-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Madeo, Elizabeth

Bio»

Ministry: the Fruit of Our Discipleship

Jesus was never quoted saying "Come, follow me, I will make you ministers of parishes." The truth is that even Jesus changed his language in order to relate to his audience by using words such as "sheep, fishers, sowers". There is an intrinsic invitation within humanity that the church has named "call." If ministry is the fruit of discipleship how do we call forth disciples to be who God created them to be?

GB 7

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

10-PS

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Matovina, Timothy

Bio»

Latino Catholicism: Current Realities and Opportunities

The mutual influence of Catholicism and Latinos in the United States is shaping not just the future of American Catholic life, but also the life of the nation. This presentation will examine these mutual transformations and their influences in areas such as leadership, parish life, apostolic movements, and forming young people in faith, with particular focus on ministering to different generations of Hispanics in today's Church.

Also presented in Spanish during Period 13

Hall A

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

13-PS

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Matovina, Timothy

Bio»

El Catolicismo Latino: Actualidades y Oportunidades

Latinos transforman la vida Católica en parroquias, movimientos apostólicos, liturgia y devoción, la formación de nuestros niños y jóvenes en la fe, y mucho más. Esta presentación examinará la fe y los ministerios entre las comunidades hispanas, con la esperanza de enriquecer la fe y el liderazgo de Ud. y todos los participantes.

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 10

Hall A

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

15-22

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Matovina, Timothy

Bio»

María en la Biblia y en la Fe Católica - HANDOUT

Mucha gente se confunde sobre la enseñanza Católica en cuanto la Virgen María. Este taller se enfocará en dos asuntos claves: lo que dice la biblia sobre María la madre de Jesucristo, y los cuatro dogmas fundamentales sobre María en la fe Católica. El propósito del taller es ayudarnos a entender y vivir nuestra fe Católica para que la podamos compartir con nuestros hijos y los demás en la evangelización.

MR 7

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

05-09

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Mayo, Carol

Bio»

QR Codes: So Last Year? No Way! — co-presenting with Mary Kuterbach

Inspiring, exciting, stimulating describe QR Codes being used in your classroom and school. This past summer we hosted a QR Code Workshop where participants moved from center to center. In this session we will move you from "Center" to "Center" where you will experience different ideas for using QR Codes in your classroom, library, and school. There are 10 Centers in all. Just some of the ways and ideas that you will see are using dynamic/live QR Codes, codes in the library, codes in classroom books, codes on worksheets, and codes for open houses. We will then look at the different generators used to create each centers codes and why that particular generator was chosen for that particular center. We will show you how to create, download, and import the codes into your activity. Afterwards, we will brainstorm to think of other ideas of how to use QR Codes in your classroom, library, and school.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

07-04

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Mayo, Carol

Bio»

It's Magic: SMART Hide and Reveal Techniques — co-presenting with Mary Kuterbach

Unfortunately often interactive white boards (IWB) are no more than a place to project a lesson. Too many times the lessons created in SMART Notebook are no more interactive than a PowerPoint presentation. Hide and Reveal Techniques will make your lessons truly interactive and interesting. You will learn how to create the following: Move to Reveal, Order to Reveal, Erase to Reveal, and Click to Reveal. Come see what Hide and Reveal techniques are and why you should use them.

Sponsored by SMART® 

(The SMART® Board used in this session will be given to the school of  a UDMC attendee!  To be entered into the raffle, you must attend one of the two SMART® Board sessions!)

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

09-03

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Mayo, Carol

Bio»

SMART Resources and Tips and Tricks to Manage Your Classroom — co-presenting with Mary Kuterbach

There are so many great resources right there in the Gallery within SMART Notebook, but do you know about them and how to use them? Just some of those we will showcase during this session are The Calendar Creator, The Timer, Random Group Picker, and Random Word Picker. We will show you how to use, customize for your classroom, and then save to your "My Content" to access over and over again in your classroom. Also your board comes preset, but perhaps you would like to make customizations just for you. We will show you what can be customized to truly suit your needs. Features exist within SMART that people don't know about. Video recorders, voice recorders, spot lights, and screen shades are just a few. Come and learn about features that are sometimes overlooked.

Sponsored by SMART®
(The SMART® Board used in this session will be given to the school of a UDMC attendee! To be entered into the raffle, you must attend one of the two SMART® Board sessions!)

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

12-PS

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

McCarty, Robert J.

Bio»

Engaging Young People in the Faith Community: The Pain and the Promise - HANDOUT

Engaging young people and integrating them into the faith community is a challenge – because our pastoral ministry with young people in schools and parishes has been greatly affected by the post modern context. This workshop will identify several critical factors impacting our ministry, describe the concept of engagement as a ministerial paradigm, and offer elements of a new map for effectively connecting young people to the faith community.

Hall A

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

English

06-07

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

McCarty, Robert J.

Bio»

Self Esteem: Making Champions of our Young People - HANDOUT

There is a popular self-esteem "myth" which is unhealthy and ineffective. Parents, youth ministers, catechists, and educators are challenged to foster young people's sense of being lovable and capable, which are the core of healthy self-esteem. This session will provide very practical skills and strategies for enhancing our teens' self-image - even during that explosion called adolescence!

GB 7

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catholic School Teachers

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

English

14-04

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

McGill, James

Bio»

Talking with Adults about Faith - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 

Jesus calls adults to discipleship - adults who are not sheep, not children, not peasants. When adults are invited to struggle with the basic questions that adults ask on their spiritual journey, they gain confidence in making adult decisions and gain a taste for discovering more. Adult catechesis provides the language, the imagery and the insights that allow adults to name and claim their experience of God and to then respond to the call of Christ to follow him. In this presentation we will discuss how to respect adult experience, challenge adult religious "certainties" and support adults in the difficult choices and responsibilities that life presents them with. We can also share some of our experiences in doing adult catechesis.

MR 8
Deacons - Ongoing Formation


RCIA

Parish Management & Leadership

 

English

05-03

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Medina, Ana

Bio»

Let's Make it, Take it with Daily 5 ELA Centers! - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 — co-presenting with Pamela Fontenot and Kyle Steele

Learn how to incorporate Daily 5 centers into your day by using your already established reading program with not much fuss. During this session we will make and take Daily 5 centers that can be used in the classroom tomorrow!

GB 4-5
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

English

12-25

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Medina, Rev. Hector

Bio»

RICA

Será una presentación sobre el proceso y los ritos para adultos celebrando los sacramentos de iniciación, el Bautismo, La Confirmacion, y la Eucaristia explorando el ritmo y problemas especificamente en la comunidad hispana.

MR 11

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Spanish

10-26

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Medina, Rev. Hector

Bio»

La Teología del Sacramento de Matrimonio

Será una presentación de la teología e historia del sacramento de matrimonio explorando los origenes culturales y biblicos para el desarrollo de este sacramento. Se tocará temas de fidelidad, alianza, enfermedades, y matrimonios sanos.

MR 6

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Spanish

05-10

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Mele, Rev. Carmen

Bio»

"For You Were Called to Freedom": Freedom in Catholic Moral Theology

Most people, especially in the United States, miscontrue the idea of freedom. Freedom is typically considered the absence of restraints so that one may do whatever she or he desires. In the Catholic moral tradition, however, freedom is a much richer concept. It is the ability to act with excellence which is perfected by virtue. This workshop will explore the roots of this more ample concept of freedom in philosophy, its confirmation in Scripture, and its uprooting in modern times. The objective of the presentation is to convey an appreciation of both freedom and virtue. It will elucidate why the Second Vatican Council called freedom "an exceptional sign of the image of God in man."

Also presented in Spanish in Period 10

MR 3

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

10-27

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Mele, Rev. Carmen

Bio»

"Han sido llamado a la libertad": la libertad en la teología moral católica

La mayoría de gente, particularmente en los Estados Unidos, mal entiende la idea de la libertad. Típicamente, la libertad se considera como la falta de restricciones de modo que se pueda hacer lo que quiera. Sin embargo, en la tradición de la moral católica la libertad es un concepto mucho más rica. Es la capacidad de actuar con la excelencia que es perfeccionada por la virtud. Este taller explorará las raíces de este concepto más amplio de la libertad en la filosofía, su confirmación en la Escritura, y su desplazamiento en los tiempos modernos. El objetivo de la presentación es para comunicar un aprecio de ambas la libertad y la virtud. Alumbrará por qué el Segundo Concilio Vaticano llamó la libertad "el signo eminente de la imagen divina en el hombre."

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 05

MR 7

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

08-10

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Mette, Michael James

Bio»

10 Practical Ways to use Music in Ministry

Music is a universal language and people today are listening to more music than ever. You don't have to play an instrument to reach people with music! Breaking down barriers between Christian and secular music, Michael James Mette takes a look at symbolism, beauty, and art and how you can use these elements to lead others to God. Break out of the rut of reserving music only for prayer and quiet in your group; these 10 practical tips can enhance any gathering!

MR 11

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

11-12

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Mette, Michael James

Bio»

I Am Not a Copycat!

Have you tried to imitate an event that was successful in a neighboring parish, only to have mediocre success? Does your community have a specific culture, unique to itself? Imitation is the highest form of flattery and can be a path to developing your own, unique style as a minister. However, we can sometimes get stuck imitating others instead of developing our own unique gifts and style. We should be inspiration for each other, not cookie cutters. This workshop will challenge you to break away from the pervasive copying & competitive nature of too many ministries. Instead, we should focus on the unique gifts that God has given each of us and how our talents can best serve Jesus Christ and his Church.

MR 11

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Parish Management & Leadership

English
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - SPANISH

(Friday, October 24 » 9:45 am - 10:30 am)

Miller, Most Reverend J. Michael

Bio»

 

Evangelii Gaudium: The Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis 

More detailed keynote information coming soon!

Hall A

General Faith Formation

English
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - SPANISH

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Miller, Most Reverend J. Michael

Bio»

 

Evangelii Gaudium: The Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis 

More detailed keynote information coming soon!

Hall A

General Faith Formation

Spanish

03-23

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Miranda, Ida Iris

Bio»

Sponsored by Sadlier

Lecciones de Liderazgo

¿Quién es el líder más grande de la historia? ¿Cuáles son las características que definen a ese gran líder? ¿Qué lecciones podemos aprender de ese gran líder? ¿Cómo podemos usar esas lecciones en nuestro ministerio como líderes catequéticos, catequistas, evangelizadores, padres y madres de familia? Veremos cómo el lidereazgo de Jesús es un liderazgo que nos lleva a la acción, a la esperanza y a la seguridad de que es posible trabajar por una sociedad más justa y llena de paz.

GB 8

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

04-23

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Miranda, Ida Iris

Bio»

Sponsored by Sadlier

Descubre tu Liderazgo

Continuando con el tema anterior, en este taller reflexionaremos sobre nuestra llamada al liderazgo dentro de nuestras comunidades cristianas. ¿Qué nos pide Jesús como respuesta a esa llamada? ¿Cuáles son las cualidades necesarias para ser un beun líder? ¿Cómo podemos nosotros crecer en nuestras habilidades para ser líderes al estilo de Jesús?

GB 8

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

09-23

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Miranda, Ida Iris

Bio»

Sponsored by Sadlier

Enseñando a los niños/as a rezar en el salón de clase

Existe una gran diferencia entre enseñar a un niño o niña a orar y ensenarle sus oraciones. Cuando enseñamos a orar llevamos al niño y a la niña a alzar su mente y corazón hacia Dios y a saber cómo hablarle a Dios como nuestro padre amoroso. Cuando enseñamos las oraciones llevamos al niño y a la niña a memorizar los rezos formales. En este taller daremos algunas sugerencias prácticas para la enseñanza de la oración en los grados de la primaria y en los grados de intermedio.

También se presentará en la Period 15

MR 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

RCIA

Catholic School Teachers

Spanish

15-23

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Miranda, Ida Iris

Bio»

Sponsored by Sadlier

Enseñando a los niños/as a rezar en el salón de clase

Existe una gran diferencia entre enseñar a un niño o niña a orar y ensenarle sus oraciones. Cuando enseñamos a orar llevamos al niño y a la niña a alzar su mente y corazón hacia Dios y a saber cómo hablarle a Dios como nuestro padre amoroso. Cuando enseñamos las oraciones llevamos al niño y a la niña a memorizar los rezos formales. En este taller daremos algunas sugerencias prácticas para la enseñanza de la oración en los grados de la primaria y en los grados de intermedio.

También se presentará en la Period 09

MR 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

RCIA

Catholic School Teachers

Spanish

12-26

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Miranda, Ida Iris

Bio»

Sponsored by Sadlier

La disciplina positiva en el salón de clase

Cuando se entra a un salón de clase donde la disciplina positiva es evidente, de seguro que se entra en un ambiente en que los niños y niñas aprenden. Es cierto que el aprendizaje es un trabajo duro y aun más cuando existen interrupciones provocadas por algunos niños y niñas revoltosos. En este taller daremos unas estrategias que ayudarán a fomentar la disciplina y al mismo tiempo contribuyan a establecer relaciones positivas con los niños y niñas.

MR 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

RCIA

Catholic School Teachers

Spanish

10-32

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Mora, Claudio A.

Bio»

Hombres Libres Viviendo en Gracia de Dios: Cómo pueden los hombres liberarse de la pornografía

La adicción a la pornografía está destruyendo muchas familias el día de hoy. Es muy difícil para un hombre cristiano mantenerse en estado de gracia y pureza. Nuestras esposas e hijos son los que sufren las consecuencias. Esta presentación le dará a los hombres (y sus esposas) las herramientas que necesitan para desarrollar un camino espiritual que lo libere de la pornografía, usando la Biblia y otras herramientas espirituales.

GB 7

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

12-27

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Mora, Claudio A.

Bio»

En las Buenas y Para Siempre: Programa de Preparación Matrimonial

"En las Buenas y para Siempre" escrito por el Padre Rob Ruhnke se utiliza en la Diocesis de Dallas para la preparación matrimonial en Español. En este taller usted puede familiarizarse maá con este programa y conocerlo más a profundidad. Explore los temas que se plantean a las parejas que buscan casarse por la Iglesia y cómo este programa se puede adaptar a las necesidades de su parroquia.

GB 7

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

Spanish

09-04

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Moser, Greg "Dobie" & Lisa

Bio»

Teens, Families, and Mental Illness: A Family's Story of Finding Sanctuary and Hope

Depression, Bi-Polar disorder, and Schizophrenia are more than individual illnesses. Entire family systems are affected and the pain can push families to their limit and beyond. Explore ways to discover God through the challenges and in Christian community. There is hope and it does get better.

GB 1-3

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

11-13

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Moser, Greg
"Dobie" & Lisa

Bio»

Laughing, Loving, and Growing Together in Marriage

Groucho Marx once quipped, "I got married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." His observation underscores the challenge and difficulty of falling in love, staying in love, and building a life of meaning and happiness together. Setting your GPS towards love and happiness with each other and with God is to know and live the sacrament of marriage. Celebrate what is good and right about your marriage while reinforcing that critical distinction between that which is important and that which is essential. Come & See!

JB C-D

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

English

13-10

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Moser, Greg "Dobie" & Lisa

Bio»

Holy Family Conversations: Strategies, Resources, and Skills

Listening to one another in our families and in the world is an act of great love. Pope Francis identified six words needing to be heard more often in every family: "Excuse me, I'm sorry, Thank you." Join us to explore strategies, tools, and resources that can help families grow as holy families where God's love and joy are shared by all.

JB A-B

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

07-06

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Moser, Greg "Dobie" & Lisa

Bio»

Sports, Parents, and Faith: Get a Grip! (and a Healthy Perspective too!)

It is easy to blame sports for taking the time and resources of parents away from the church. There is a more effective way to think about and respond to this challenge and opportunity. Consider how sports programs can be a great way to build Christian community and bring parents and families together in a faith context that strengthens parish and family life.

MR 3
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

English

09-02

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Moses, Linda

Bio»

Discipling Boldly: Imagine a New Generation of Sacramental People - co-presenting with Jason Deuterman

In this workshop participants will learn how to form partnerships with parents and more effectively offer interactive, inter-generational sacramental formation resulting in unparalleled growth in faith and family life. Participants will recognize that Sacramental Formation is a life-style and not a "class." In order for parents to assume their essential role as primary disciple-makers, they must be empowered to be disciples of Jesus Christ themselves.

MR 3

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

General Faith Formation

English

10-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Nguyễn, Linh Mục Tôma Văn Thủ

Bio»

Phụng Vụ ~ Công Trình Cộng Đồng: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và Cộng Đoàn (phần 1) - HANDOUT

Chúng ta sẽ nhìn kỹ việc áp dụng Sách Lễ Rôma qua từng chức vụ: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và giáo dân theo Hiến Chế Tổng Quát của Sách Lễ Rôma. Bài thuyết trình sẽ giải thích cặn kẻ về cử chỉ tư thế trong phụng vụ dưới ánh sáng Công Đồng Vatican II theo ba phần: Phần một đề cập đến tầm quan trọng của vị chủ tế trong phụng vụ. Phần hai nhấn mạnh đến vai trò của Thừa Tác Vụ. Phần cuối cùng là đào sâu về ý nghĩa của cộng đồng dân Chúa. HCTQSLR sẽ được dùng là tài liệu chính, với mục đích là giúp giảng viên và người phụ trách về phụng vụ có cái nhìn sâu rộng về phụng vụ Thánh. Qua sự hiểu biết này, việc cử hành và tham dự Thánh Lễ sẽ thêm phần sốt sắng và linh động.

GB 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

11-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Nguyễn, Linh Mục Tôma Văn Thủ

Bio»

Phụng Vụ ~ Công Trình Cộng Đồng: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và Cộng Đoàn (phần 2) - HANDOUT

Chúng ta sẽ nhìn kỹ việc áp dụng Sách Lễ Rôma qua từng chức vụ: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và giáo dân theo Hiến Chế Tổng Quát của Sách Lễ Rôma. Bài thuyết trình sẽ giải thích cặn kẻ về cử chỉ tư thế trong phụng vụ dưới ánh sáng Công Đồng Vatican II theo ba phần: Phần một đề cập đến tầm quan trọng của vị chủ tế trong phụng vụ. Phần hai nhấn mạnh đến vai trò của Thừa Tác Vụ. Phần cuối cùng là đào sâu về ý nghĩa của cộng đồng dân Chúa. HCTQSLR sẽ được dùng là tài liệu chính, với mục đích là giúp giảng viên và người phụ trách về phụng vụ có cái nhìn sâu rộng về phụng vụ Thánh. Qua sự hiểu biết này, việc cử hành và tham dự Thánh Lễ sẽ thêm phần sốt sắng và linh động.

GB 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

12-51

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Nguyễn, Linh Mục Tôma Văn Thủ

Bio»

Phụng Vụ ~ Công Trình Cộng Đồng: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và Cộng Đoàn (phần 3) - HANDOUT

Chúng ta sẽ nhìn kỹ việc áp dụng Sách Lễ Rôma qua từng chức vụ: Tư Tế, Thừa Tác Vụ, và giáo dân theo Hiến Chế Tổng Quát của Sách Lễ Rôma. Bài thuyết trình sẽ giải thích cặn kẻ về cử chỉ tư thế trong phụng vụ dưới ánh sáng Công Đồng Vatican II theo ba phần: Phần một đề cập đến tầm quan trọng của vị chủ tế trong phụng vụ. Phần hai nhấn mạnh đến vai trò của Thừa Tác Vụ. Phần cuối cùng là đào sâu về ý nghĩa của cộng đồng dân Chúa. HCTQSLR sẽ được dùng là tài liệu chính, với mục đích là giúp giảng viên và người phụ trách về phụng vụ có cái nhìn sâu rộng về phụng vụ Thánh. Qua sự hiểu biết này, việc cử hành và tham dự Thánh Lễ sẽ thêm phần sốt sắng và linh động.

GB 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

13-11

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Novinski, Lyle

Bio»

Theology Made Visible: Reading Sacred Art

Beginning with Raphael and Michaelangelo, Professor Emeritus Lyle Novinski takes you beyond the beauty into the stories and sound theology hidden in sacred art, tracing examples into present day application. Drawing on a long career of successfully integrating the art and action of sacred spaces, Professor Novinski will show how beautiful spaces can enrich our prayer life, educate our young and preserve our heritage.

MR 8

General Faith Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

01-21

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Olivarez, Dcn. Jesse

Bio »

Como el lector ayuda a la asamblea caminar juntos en la Fe

En esta sesión veremos como el lector toma una parte importante en ayudar a la asamblea caminar juntos en la Fe. Tocará puntos importantes del Instrucción General Del Misal Romano y explicara como las acciones corporales están basadas en cimientos teólogos. Se tocará el 'que' (las acciones corporales) del ministerio, pero el enfoque será en entender por qué esas acciones son importantes.

También se presentará en la Period 03

GB 6

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Spanish

03-21

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Olivarez, Dcn. Jesse

Bio »

Como el lector ayuda a la asamblea caminar juntos en la Fe

En esta sesión veremos como el lector toma una parte importante en ayudar a la asamblea caminar juntos en la Fe. Tocará puntos importantes del Instrucción General Del Misal Romano y explicara como las acciones corporales están basadas en cimientos teólogos. Se tocará el 'que' (las acciones corporales) del ministerio, pero el enfoque será en entender por qué esas acciones son importantes.

También se presentará en la Period 01

GB 6

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Spanish

14-24

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Olivarez, Dcn. Jesse

Bio »

Juntos en Fe a través de la Liturgia

El enfoque de esta sesión será de ver como la Liturgia es la cumbre y la fuente de la vida cristiana y como es el mejor ejemplo de cómo caminamos junto en Fe. Movimiento por movimiento veremos cómo, desde al reunirnos, hasta la despedida, todas las acciones de la Liturgia se orientan a un pueblo que es llamado a caminar junto en la Fe.

MR 1

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

Spanish

06-08

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Oliver, Jim

Bio»

Music to the Rescue

In this session, the presenter will show how music can be used to assist in teaching Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Language and Theology. Practical examples will be demonstrated for different learning levels and will be shown to be effective when used by musician and non-musician alike.

MR 6
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

English

12-01

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Ospino, Dr. Hosffman

Bio»

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

Intercultural Leadership in an Increasingly Hispanic Church

The Church's evangelizing mission is carried out effectively when baptized women and men are deeply convinced of the calling to discipleship and fully aware of the reality in which we share the Good News of the Gospel. The Church in the United States is undergoing major demographic and cultural changes that require a new set of perspectives and skills among those who have accepted to serve in ministry. At the heart of those changes is the fast-growing Hispanic experience that is transforming U.S. Catholicism. In this workshop we will explore key dynamics of intercultural leadership, using ministry with Hispanic Catholics as a case study.

Also presented in Spanish during Period 14

GB 8

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

14-25

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Ospino, Dr. Hosffman

Bio»

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

Liderazgo intercultural en una Iglesia cada vez más hispana

La misión evangelizadora de la Iglesia se lleva a cabo más eficazmente cuando los bautizados estamos convencidos profundamente de nuestra llamada al discipulado y conocemos con claridad la realidad en la cual compartimos la Buena Nueva del Evangelio. La Iglesia en los Estados Unidos se encuentra en medio de grandes cambios demográficos y culturales que exigen nuevas perspectivas y habilidades entre aquellos llamados a servir ministerialmente. Al centro de estos cambios se encuentra la experiencia hispana, la cual se expande rápidamente transformando la experiencia católica estadounidense. En este taller exploraremos dinámicas interculturales claves, usando el ministerio con católicos hispanos como punto de partida.

También se presentará en inglés en la Period 12

GB 1-3

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Spanish

06-02

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Parker, Sarah

Bio»

20 Classroom Strategies to Simplify Your Life! — co-presenting with Emily Frasco and Diane Hill

These 20 strategies are designed to be used in any elementary classroom in any subject area. These strategies will provide you with the tools to manage classroom productivity, help increase both student and teacher organization, create smoother transitioning periods, and reach content objectives.

GB 1-3
Catholic School Teachers
(EL)
English

05-11

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

"You Are Witnesses of These Things": Pastoral Formation in Mystagogia - HANDOUT

This session will focus on the great pastoral need for ongoing formation and support for the neophytes to strengthen their faith and journey of conversion during Mystagogia. The session will also address the three major areas of pastoral formation in Mystagogia: The call to holiness and ongoing conversion, to be active participants in the Christian community, and to be instruments of charity and witness to the world.

GB 8

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

07-08

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

"You Are A Chosen People": Catechesis in Mystagogia - HANDOUT

This session will address how catechesis in the period of Mystagogy is centered around the neophytes' new baptismal call and identity and the importance of catechesis deepening their understanding and living out of the Paschal Mystery. The session will also explore the critical importance of the Neophyte Year and what kind of catechesis should be provided during this important time.

MR 9

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

15-04

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

"I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches": Liturgical Formation in Mystagogia - HANDOUT

This session will address how liturgical formation in the period of Mystagogy focuses on the new, fruitful, and personal experience of the sacraments. The session will also discuss the Masses for neophytes as the central liturgical as the main setting for liturgical formation during Mystagogy as well as other opportunities for sacramental and spiritual formation during the period of Mystagogy and during the Neophyte Year.

JB A-B

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

15-05

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Porter, Linda Khirallah

Bio»

See It, Snap It, Send It! Or Lights, Camera, Faith...

It is often said a 'picture is worth a thousand words' What power then do movies have on our minds and connect with our life experience? This presentation will utilize media Film Clips from popular Hollywood Movies and The Movie Lectionary for Cycles A, B, and C to present an understanding of how the individual can be developed in the four pillars of formation: Intellectual, Spiritual, Human, and the Apostolate which leads to discipleship for Christ. Catechists for all ages are invited to attend. Popcorn available too!!!

GB 8
Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation


Catholic School Teachers

English

06-09

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Poyo, Dcn. Ralph

Bio»

Disseminating Authentic Faith 

This presentation will not only equip participants with a clear and practical understanding of authentic faith but practical methods for passing on a trust in God that leads to conversion.

JB C-D

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

RCIA

English

09-05

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Poyo, Dcn. Ralph

Bio»

Evangelization Training - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 

This presentation will provide participants with the nuts and bolts of leading individuals into a relationship with Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is not a theory course but a practical presentation of methods tested over decades.

GB 4-5

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

12-02

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Poyo, Dcn. Ralph

Bio»

Authentic Discipleship - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3

This presentation will provide participants with a clear view of the process of Training others to become authentic disciples of Jesus Christ. Are you a Disciple of Jesus Christ? Then who are your disciples and how are you training them to replicate themselves in others?

MR 7

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

01-05

(Thursday, October 23 » 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm)

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Whose Music is it Anyway?: A Workshop for Cantors and Pastoral Musicians (part 1)

The role of the minister of music is to facilitate the song of the assembly. Discover ways in which chant, hymnody, psalmody and spirituals; both contemporary and traditional; and music sung in various languages such as Latin, Greek, Spanish and English can unite the song of the assembly. Explore the role of musician as servant of the liturgy and be affirmed in your work of leading the holy people of God to enter into the liturgy fully, consciously and actively.

Part 2 of this session presented during Period 02

GB 4-5

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

RCIA

English

02-05

(Thursday, October 23 » 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Whose Music is it Anyway?: A Workshop for Cantors and Pastoral Musicians (part 2)

The role of the minister of music is to facilitate the song of the assembly. Discover ways in which chant, hymnody, psalmody and spirituals; both contemporary and traditional; and music sung in various languages such as Latin, Greek, Spanish and English can unite the song of the assembly. Explore the role of musician as servant of the liturgy and be affirmed in your work of leading the holy people of God to enter into the liturgy fully, consciously and actively.

Part 1 of this session presented during Period 01

GB 4-5

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

RCIA

English

13-12

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

A Walk through the Liturgical Year: Music, Ritual and Environment

Pastoral musicians and liturgical ministers are servants of the assembly, servants of the rites and servants of the music. This work shop will provide a sweeping overview of the Liturgical Year with a focus on music ritual and environment.

MR 5

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

RCIA

General Faith Formation

English

15-06

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Praying and Singing the Psalms: The Church's First Prayer

The Hebrew Psalter is composed of 150 songs of praise and lament, the two melodies that accompany the Christian journey. The psalms are at the heart of liturgical worship and they provide us with models to follow and inspire us to voice our own deepest feelings and aspirations. This workshop will explore the individual and communal psalms of praise and lament, introduce the seasonal psalms found in the Lectionary for Mass and provide some musical examples of psalms appropriate for liturgical celebrations.

MR 3

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

RCIA

English

05-12

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord: Linking Liturgy and Justice

When we are sent from the liturgy we should not leave "feeling good" but rather "feeling like we need to do something good." This work shop will explore the link between liturgy as celebrated in the house of the Church and liturgy carried into and celebrated in the world.

MR 8

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

RCIA

English

05-13

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Prevou, Kevin

Bio»

Family-size Your Ministry! Youth Ministry that Supports the Whole Family

Youth Ministry isn't just for teens anymore! God has given us exactly what we need to minister with young people while supporting their parents and family. What might this look like in a comprehensive ministry with youth? How might we stretch our ministry mindset and budget to accomplish this? What are best practices that we can employ? As we evangelize and catechize teens today, we have to do this with a keen awareness of where they come from and who they are most connected with. Family-sizing our ministry with youth is no longer an option – it is a priority!

Also presented during Period 11

GB 7

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

11-14

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Prevou, Kevin

Bio»

Family-size Your Ministry! Youth Ministry that Supports the Whole Family

Youth Ministry isn't just for teens anymore! God has given us exactly what we need to minister with young people while supporting their parents and family. What might this look like in a comprehensive ministry with youth? How might we stretch our ministry mindset and budget to accomplish this? What are best practices that we can employ? As we evangelize and catechize teens today, we have to do this with a keen awareness of where they come from and who they are most connected with. Family-sizing our ministry with youth is no longer an option – it is a priority!

Also presented during Period 05

MR 7

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

11-15

(Saturday, October 25 » 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Raiche, Dr. Diana Dudoit

Bio »

Lectionary-Based Catechesis: What is it? When is it appropriate?

Lectionary-based catechesis is a method of forming Catholics through scripture in the context of reflection and catechesis after an experience of Catholic liturgy. In this session participants will learn to appreciate the importance of participation in the liturgy, who are suitable candidates for this method, and a five-step process of delivering lectionary-based catechesis. In this experience participants are likely to discover how lectionary-based catechesis fulfills the six tasks of catechesis: promoting knowledge of the faith; promoting the meaning of the liturgy; promoting moral formation according to Jesus' teachings; teaching how to pray with Christ; giving Catholics an experience of Christian community that encourages active participation in the mission of the church; and preparing Catholics to be a Christian presence in society.

MR 5

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

RCIA

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

 

English

09-06

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Raiche, Dr. Diana Dudoit

Bio »

RCIA: How to Catechicize from the Rites

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a ritual text with significant implications for initiatory catechesis. The very celebration of the rites is catechetical. In addition, the rites require special catechesis prior to and following each ritual celebration. Only when attending to a full complement of catechetical components does the catechumenate fulfill its role as a "true school of faith and process of formation". This session will identify essential catechetical elements in each of the major rites and provide a process for integrating these elements into a systematic and authentic process of catechesis for initiation.

MR 8

RCIA

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

English

14-26

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Ramirez, Sr. Guadalupe

Bio»

Actitudes y hábitos de oración

Este taller asiste a las personas a profundizar su relación con Cristo por medio de los actitudes que facilitan su disposición y los hábitos que fomentan el crecimiento de la fe a través del tiempo y la atención que se dedica a la vida espiritual.

MR 2

General Faith Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

RCIA

Spanish

10-28

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Ramirez, Sr. Guadalupe

Bio»

Las etapas de la fe en la vida de adultos

La jornada de fe es un proceso dinámico de crecimiento a través de los acontecimientos de la vida. Este taller describe la conexión entre las etapas del desarrollo humano y las etapas del desarrollo y la madurez de la fe.

JB C-D

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

RCIA

Spanish

09-24

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Ramirez, Sr. Guadalupe

Bio»

Visitas pastorales de los enfermos

Este taller le ayuda a los que visitan a los enfermos a comprender los cambios y los retos que la persona encuentra en tiempos de enfermedad y como la fe y los valores culturales fortalecen al paciente y a su familia a enfrentar y sobrellevar esta experiencia.

GB 7

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

General Faith Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Spanish

12-28

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Ramirez, Rev. Rafael M.

Bio»

La impaciencia de Job

En la imaginación popular, Job es el modelo de la paciencia. Se dice frecuentemente: "Es paciente como un santo Job". Esta idea ha entrado hasta en el Nuevo Testamento (Cf. Stg 5:11) y es también la imagen que la iconografía y al arte nos han trasmitido. En nuestro breve repaso del texto descubriremos que el retrato de Job que emerge es mucho más complejo y rico. Es, sin duda, un libro sobre el sufrimiento, sobre el sentido del dolor, sobre todo del dolor inocente, pero es mucho más que eso. Es la búsqueda sobre el sentido y valor de la fe; la búsqueda apasionada del verdadero rostro de Dios.

MR 2
General Faith Formation


Deacons - Ongoing Formation

RCIA

Spanish

03-22

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Ramirez, Rev. Rafael M.

Bio»

Marcos o el camino del discípulo (parte 1) - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3

La liturgia nos ofrece la lectura continua del evangelio de Marcos durante los domingos del ciclo B que está por comenzar. Este es el evangelio más corto de los cuatro canónicos y, en la opinión de los exégetas, también el más antiguo. Marcos escribe en un período de dificultades para la Iglesia naciente (presumiblemente en Roma) y desea animar a esos primeros cristianos a ser verdaderos discípulos de Cristo. El prólogo de su evangelio (1:1) presenta el plano del camino que todo verdadero discípulo debe seguir: de la maravilla ante el hombre extraordinario que es Jesús al descubrimiento de que Él es el mesías (8:29), pero no un mesías cualquiera, sino un mesías crucificado e Hijo de Dios (15:39). La exposición presentará una introducción al evangelio de Marcos, poniendo en relieve los principales temas teológicos y pastorales del mismo en conexión con el contexto ofrecido por la liturgia.

Segunda parte de esta presentación será presentada en el periodo 04

JB C-D
Deacons - Ongoing Formation


RCIA

General Faith Formation

 

Spanish

04-22

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Ramirez, Rev. Rafael M.

Bio»

Marcos o el camino del discípulo (parte 2) - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3

La liturgia nos ofrece la lectura continua del evangelio de Marcos durante los domingos del ciclo B que está por comenzar. Este es el evangelio más corto de los cuatro canónicos y, en la opinión de los exégetas, también el más antiguo. Marcos escribe en un período de dificultades para la Iglesia naciente (presumiblemente en Roma) y desea animar a esos primeros cristianos a ser verdaderos discípulos de Cristo. El prólogo de su evangelio (1:1) presenta el plano del camino que todo verdadero discípulo debe seguir: de la maravilla ante el hombre extraordinario que es Jesús al descubrimiento de que Él es el mesías (8:29), pero no un mesías cualquiera, sino un mesías crucificado e Hijo de Dios (15:39). La exposición presentará una introducción al evangelio de Marcos, poniendo en relieve los principales temas teológicos y pastorales del mismo en conexión con el contexto ofrecido por la liturgia.

Primera parte de esta presentación será presentada en el periodo 03

JB C-D

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Spanish

07-09

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Ray, Cooper

Bio»

Planning and Implementing Effective Retreats

Retreats can be a pivotal experiences on a young person's faith journey. We want to develop retreats that are engaging and spiritually uplifting, but where do we even begin? This workshop will provide the basic framework for planning a retreat as well as provide some basic understanding to the dynamic and flow of an effective retreat that engages young people.

MR 11

Youth, Young Adult  & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

13-13

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Ray, Cooper

Bio»

Sharing the Load - Forming Teen Disciples who Evangelize Their Peers

The responsibility of forming the faith life of teens is not solely the responsibility of the catechist or youth minister. In fact, ALL the baptized are responsible for drawing the faithful to God. Equipped with this knowledge, it is vital that we form up peer disciples to share in the ministry to young people and inspire their peers to live authentically the way God intended.

MR 11

Youth, Young Adult  & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

10-29

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Rayas, Dr. Veronica

Bio»

Sponsored by Loyola Press

Nos Confirmamos y ahora? Formado discípulos después de la Confirmación

Muchos de nuestros jóvenes reciben el sacramento de la Confirmación llenos de entusiasmo y la alegría en la fe. Ellos han tenido un encuentro con Jesús y se sienten llamados a compartir la Buena Nueva. Acompáñanos en este taller, donde exploramos la necesidad de proporcionar a nuestros jóvenes después de la confirmación, con la formación ministerial para su discipulado. La atención se centrará en proporcionar oportunidades de crecimiento en teología del ministerio, el desarrollo del liderazgo, la espiritualidad y la justicia.

GB 8

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Spanish

14-27

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Rayas, Dr. Veronica

Bio»

Sponsored by Loyola Press

La sabiduría de nuestras abuelas: Celebrando los rituales en nuestras familias

Tradicionalmente los rituales como posadas, bendiciones y piñatas han sido un medio de transmisión de la fe a las familias hispanas. En este taller exploraremos la sabiduría de nuestras abuelitas ​​para ver cómo podemos trasmitir estas tradiciones sagrados y las lecciones catequéticas que encierran. También consideraremos cómo las familias pueden desarrollar sus propios rituales y comenzar nuevas tradiciones de fe en la familia.

JB C-D

General Faith Formation

Spanish

10-30

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Rendon, Juan

Bio»

El mercado espiritual actual: hambre por una espiritualidad católica

Encuentas recientes muestran que hay un hambre espiritual, sobre todo entre los jóvenes. La literatura espiritual es de las más vendidas y populares en las librerarias. En esta conferencia se presetarán algunas de las características del mercado espiritual actual. Se ofrecerán ejemplos concretos de una auténtica espiritualidad cristiana para poder discernir lo que es verdaderamente una espiritualidad católica.

También se presentará en la Period 15

MR 3

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

15-25

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Rendon, Juan

Bio»

El mercado espiritual actual: hambre por una espiritualidad católica

Encuentas recientes muestran que hay un hambre espiritual, sobre todo entre los jóvenes. La literatura espiritual es de las más vendidas y populares en las librerarias. En esta conferencia se presetarán algunas de las características del mercado espiritual actual. Se ofrecerán ejemplos concretos de una auténtica espiritualidad cristiana para poder discernir lo que es verdaderamente una espiritualidad católica.

También se presentará en la Period 15

JB C-D

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

09-07

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Rigsby, Sandy

Bio»

Sponsored by St. Mary's Press

Fear Not: There are Only Six Tasks

This session will give a general introduction to the Six Tasks of Catechesis as outlined in the National Directory of Catechesis. We will explore the tasks and reflect on how each personally calls us to mission. Participants will leave with multiple strategies for incorporating them into our catechetical sessions.

Also presented during Period 13

MR 5

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

13-14

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Rigsby, Sandy

Bio»

Sponsored by St. Mary's Press

Fear Not: There are Only Six Tasks

This session will give a general introduction to the Six Tasks of Catechesis as outlined in the National Directory of Catechesis. We will explore the tasks and reflect on how each personally calls us to mission. Participants will leave with multiple strategies for incorporating them into our catechetical sessions.

Also presented during Period 09

MR 9

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

15-07

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Rigsby, Sandy

Bio»

Sponsored by St. Mary's Press

A is for Acceptance: Jesus, Our Catechist

In this session, we will look to our Master Catechist, Jesus, and explore some key characteristics, attitudes, and approaches to instruction. Participants will reflect on how we can imitate these attributes and use them in our own catechetical sessions. We will begin with the A, B, Cs.

GB 7

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

10-31

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Rodriguez, Gustavo

Bio»

La fe comienza en el hogar y con la familia

La formación en la fe: la catequesis comienza en el hogar, con la familia y hay diversas formas de enseñarle nuestra fe a nuestros hijos. Temas como la Santísima Trinidad, los Sacramentos, la Oración, la Moralidad Cristiana, las Escrituras, nuestra devoción a María y los santos son tan importantes, pero ¿cómo enseñarles temas tan complejos de una manera sencilla? Durante este llamado universal a la nueva evangelización tomaremos un tiempo para reflexionar en las diversas maneras en que formamos a nuestras familias, nuestros hijos en nuestra fe y así también evangelizamos al mundo.

También se presentará en la Period 15

MR 8

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Spanish

15-26

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Rodriguez, Gustavo

Bio»

La fe comienza en el hogar y con la familia

La formación en la fe: la catequesis comienza en el hogar, con la familia y hay diversas formas de enseñarle nuestra fe a nuestros hijos. Temas como la Santísima Trinidad, los Sacramentos, la Oración, la Moralidad Cristiana, las Escrituras, nuestra devoción a María y los santos son tan importantes, pero ¿cómo enseñarles temas tan complejos de una manera sencilla? Durante este llamado universal a la nueva evangelización tomaremos un tiempo para reflexionar en las diversas maneras en que formamos a nuestras familias, nuestros hijos en nuestra fe y así también evangelizamos al mundo.

También se presentará en la Period 10

MR 2

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Spanish

12-29

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Rodriguez, Gustavo

Bio»

La Santísima Trinidad está presente en nuestras vidas

En este taller exploraremos los tres pasos para la reflexión teológica: La Tradición, las Escrituras y la experiencia personal. Aprenderemos como lo que profesamos y celebramos nos ayuda a conocer nuestro llamado a una vida moral. La reflexión teológica y nuestro llamado a una vida moral son influenciadas también por nuestra cultura, historia y costumbres. Esta reflexión finalmente nos llevara a entender en una manera más profunda las tres personas de Santísima Trinidad.

MR 8

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Spanish

05-14

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ruhnke, Rev. Robert

Bio»

Effective "New Evangelization" Requires Radically Re-thinking Marriage Preparation. Is our Parish Ready? - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5

The Catholic Church in North American has a reputation for taking marriage preparation seriously. Most parishes require engaged couples to participate in a marriage preparation program. However, the 50% divorce rate and interviews of petitioners for annulments about the effectiveness of their marriage preparation demonstrate that our historical narrowing of "marriage preparation" to immediate marriage preparation a few months before the wedding is not working. These 4 documents helped me understand WHY we need to do things differently and WHAT strategies may be more helpful/effective: [Note: WE is every one of us!]
1) Canons 1063 & 1064 and Commentary, 2) Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell, 3) The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis, and 4) New Evangelization in a Pluralistic Culture by Deacon David Backes.

Also presented during Period 12

MR 9

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

12-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Ruhnke, Rev. Robert

Bio»

Effective "New Evangelization" Requires Radically Re-thinking Marriage Preparation. Is our Parish Ready? - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5

The Catholic Church in North American has a reputation for taking marriage preparation seriously. Most parishes require engaged couples to participate in a marriage preparation program. However, the 50% divorce rate and interviews of petitioners for annulments about the effectiveness of their marriage preparation demonstrate that our historical narrowing of "marriage preparation" to immediate marriage preparation a few months before the wedding is not working. These 4 documents helped me understand WHY we need to do things differently and WHAT strategies may be more helpful/effective: [Note: WE is every one of us!]
1) Canons 1063 & 1064 and Commentary, 2) Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell, 3) The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis, and 4) New Evangelization in a Pluralistic Culture by Deacon David Backes.

Also presented during Period 05

JB C-D

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

14-05

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Ruhnke, Rev. Robert

Bio»

Using "Sponsor Couples" to Facilitate Marriage Prep at your Parish: For Better & For Ever Can Help! - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 // HANDOUT 5 // HANDOUT 6 // HANDOUT 7 // HANDOUT 8 // HANDOUT 9 // HANDOUT 10

Married couples of the parish are trained to meet the engaged "where they are" as the starting point for dialogue about the vocation of Matrimony. The sponsor couple hosts a series of 4-6 meetings with just one engaged couple at a time in their own home; then after the wedding they "follow-up" with the newly married couple through the first year(s) of marriage.

MR 9

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

09-09

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Scally, Anna

Bio»

Sponsored by Cornerstone Media Inc

Think Outside of the Pew

It's great when our young people are involved in the life of our church and ministries. Their spirit and energy are examples of the living Gospel. But, what can we do to reach out to those who do not know the relevance of our faith? How can we respond effectively to their needs? This workshop will help you expand your ministry and make a real difference to reach young people of many different walks of life. You will walk with 10 strategies to implement right away. Watch your ministry grow and your young people and families want to get involve.

Also presented during Period 15

Marriott Las Colinas Ballroom

Reception for youth ministers to follow!

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

15-08

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Scally, Anna

Bio»

Sponsored by Cornerstone Media Inc

Think Outside of the Pew

It's great when our young people are involved in the life of our church and ministries. Their spirit and energy are examples of the living Gospel. But, what can we do to reach out to those who do not know the relevance of our faith? How can we respond effectively to their needs? This workshop will help you expand your ministry and make a real difference to reach young people of many different walks of life. You will walk with 10 strategies to implement right away. Watch your ministry grow and your young people and families want to get involve.

Also presented during Period 09

GB 4-5

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

10-03

(Saturday, October 25 » 9:15 am - 10:15 am)

Scally, Anna

Bio»

Sponsored by Cornerstone Media Inc

Key to Happiness: Two Types of People, Those Who are Happy and Those Who are Working on It

Being in ministry is filled with ups and downs, How do you deal with all the challenges thrown your way? Spending time improving your own happiness will have a direct and lasting impact on your personal and professional life. Helping young people with their everyday issues will result in happier young people. This will improve the quality of your ministry. Arrive ready to laugh, be challenged and given a new direction for your ministry.

GB 4-5

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

05-15

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Schleusner, Sue

Bio»

CST - Taught, Caught and/or Learned in Physical Education

Question: Why should our children learn Catholic social teachings through Physical Education? Answers: Basic terms of Catholic social teaching need to be introduced as early as appropriate; as a persons matures, they need to deepen their understandings of these terms. It is important that we teach our students to be self-disciplined, to make wise choices, and to set obtainable, but challenging goals and practical expectations for themselves. Guiding our students through the process of setting boundaries is important for their future involvement in social justice.

MR 6

Catholic School Teachers (EL, MS)

English

09-25

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

 

Septién, Jaime

Bio»

Las diez claves del éxito comunicativo del Papa Francisco

La penetración del mensaje del Papa Francisco ha provocado lo que los medios de comunicación llaman "el efecto Francisco". Ha vuelto a la esencia del catolicismo: su universalidad. En el fondo, hay un "manual de estilo jesuítico" que ha comprendido a la perfección el Papa, junto con otro jesuita, su vocero el Padre Federico Lombardi. ¿Cuáles son las diez claves de este "manual de estilo? Se resumen en pocas frases: sencillez, evangelio, comprensión del otro. Las mediaciones técnicas aunadas al ethos cristiano. Esta manera de comunicar el evangelio hace sentir a millones no tanto el amor por la fe o por la Iglesia, sino algo que Cristo pedía: que los hombres se sintieran "en casa". La experiencia del Papa está abriendo camino. En la conferencia –que estará sazonada con anécdotas del propio pontífice—se dirá cómo comunicar la fe en la postmodernidad desencantada.

También se presentará en la Period 12

 GB 8

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

 Spanish

12-30

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

 

Septién, Jaime

Bio»

Las diez claves del éxito comunicativo del Papa Francisco

La penetración del mensaje del Papa Francisco ha provocado lo que los medios de comunicación llaman "el efecto Francisco". Ha vuelto a la esencia del catolicismo: su universalidad. En el fondo, hay un "manual de estilo jesuítico" que ha comprendido a la perfección el Papa, junto con otro jesuita, su vocero el Padre Federico Lombardi. ¿Cuáles son las diez claves de este "manual de estilo? Se resumen en pocas frases: sencillez, evangelio, comprensión del otro. Las mediaciones técnicas aunadas al ethos cristiano. Esta manera de comunicar el evangelio hace sentir a millones no tanto el amor por la fe o por la Iglesia, sino algo que Cristo pedía: que los hombres se sintieran "en casa". La experiencia del Papa está abriendo camino. En la conferencia –que estará sazonada con anécdotas del propio pontífice—se dirá cómo comunicar la fe en la postmodernidad desencantada.

También se presentará en la Period 09

 GB 4-5

Technology & Media

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

 Spanish

09-21

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Septién, Pía

Bio»

El perdón a los enemigos, empezando por los amigos y familiares

Diariamente le pedimos a Dios Nuestro Señor en el Padrenuestro que perdone nuestras ofensas, diciéndole que nosotros perdonaremos a los que nos ofenden...pero hay algunas veces que perdonar no es fácil. El dolor es profundo, la falta fue grave, quizá afectó o sigue afectando la manera en que se vive, la forma como se ve la vida. Como reconciliar el mandato del Señor de perdonar a todos, con nuestra naturaleza humana dolida. La finalidad de esta charla es dar un poco de luz a la triste experiencia del haber sido maltratado, hecho menos, abusado, etc. Buscando encontrar en el amor de Dios el significado más profundo de la misericordia.

También se presentará en la Period 14

GB 6

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

14-28

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Septién, Pía

Bio»

El perdón a los enemigos, empezando por los amigos y familiares

Diariamente le pedimos a Dios Nuestro Señor en el Padrenuestro que perdone nuestras ofensas, diciéndole que nosotros perdonaremos a los que nos ofenden...pero hay algunas veces que perdonar no es fácil. El dolor es profundo, la falta fue grave, quizá afectó o sigue afectando la manera en que se vive, la forma como se ve la vida. Como reconciliar el mandato del Señor de perdonar a todos, con nuestra naturaleza humana dolida. La finalidad de esta charla es dar un poco de luz a la triste experiencia del haber sido maltratado, hecho menos, abusado, etc. Buscando encontrar en el amor de Dios el significado más profundo de la misericordia.

También se presentará en la Period 09

MR 7

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

07-10

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Shaw, Kelsey

Bio»

Engaging Science: The Art of the Interactive Notebook — co-presenting with Carolyn Zelek

The interactive science notebook is a student created journal used to enhance learning in the classroom. Each journal contains a table of contents along with different "input" and "output" ideas. Input ideas are kept on the right side of the notebook and include things such as teacher notes, movies, labs, readings, etc. These ideas are usually given by the teacher. The output ideas are kept on the left side of the notebook and include things such as student pictures, graphic organizers, data and graphs, questions, poems, etc. These ideas are all student produced and reflect what the student has learned. Interactive science notebooking is an excellent way to enable students to become innovative, independent thinkers and writers. Through the use of interactive notebooks, teachers can promote the most effective teaching strategies for all types of learners while simultaneously helping their students organize their ideas through inquiry based learning.

MR 7

Catholic School Teachers (EL, MS)

English

06-10

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Skees, John

Bio»

Class, Please Take Out Your Phones

Technology and Social Media in the Classroom. (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet.) How a teacher can maneuver and use these new technologies (all online) to reach students and engage students in other opportunities. Briefly speaking on ways to use facebook as a news distribution service, twitter, google+, and others to communicate when absent or with other people who can offer useful information in your classroom. Also addresses responsibilities and boundaries to keep in mind.

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS)

Technology & Media

English

05-03

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Steele, Kyle

Bio»

Let's Make it, Take it with Daily 5 ELA Centers! - HANDOUT 1 // HANDOUT 2 // HANDOUT 3 // HANDOUT 4 — co-presenting with Pamela Fontenot and Ana Medina 

Learn how to incorporate Daily 5 centers into your day by using your already established reading program with not much fuss. During this session we will make and take Daily 5 centers that can be used in the classroom tomorrow!

GB 4-5
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

08-12

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Stern, Susan

Bio»

Adaptable Foreign Language: Teaching Techniques for All Levels

This session will consist of ideas to be used in the foreign language classroom for Levels 1 & 2 regarding vocabulary and verb conjugation. Each teaching theme will be demonstrated first using technology and then the same concept will be presented without the use of technology. As every level of foreign language is preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam at the end of year 4, Advanced placement activities will be briefly demonstrated. French, Spanish and Latin are the target languages. The goal of session is to supply foreign language teachers with various ideas for activities regarding the same topic.

MR 1
Catholic School Teachers
(EL, MS, HS)
English

05-02

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Trejo, Bianca I.

Bio »

The First Year of Flipping — co-presenting with Amy C. Duke

This presentation will describe the process of flipping a mathematics classroom. However these methods can be used in any classroom. Flipping a classroom involves students learning content on their own at home by watching videos and taking notes. Homework is now done in class and teachers are able to give more guidance to students instead of lecturing. The presenters will describe their methods of flipping, student reactions, and software used to flip the classroom.

JB A-B
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

English

08-13

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Vaughan, Chris

Bio »

Marriage Preparation Begins at Birth Not at Engagement

The Church has instructed us through various documents that marriage preparation doesn't start when "the question is popped", rather it begins at birth. This session will outline the vision of the Church for a comprehensive preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony, that includes how parents, catechists, teachers and youth ministers can form Catholics for a lifelong successful marriage.

MR 8

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

09-08

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Vaverek, Rev. Gavin N.

Bio»

Marriage "Issues" in RCIA? Canon Law offers a Pastoral Response - HANDOUT

Marriage "outside" the Church, Divorce, "Remarriage"... these 'issues' effect many people as they seek to approach the Eucharist. In RCIA, the problems effect not only Catholics but other Christians and even unbaptized persons. This session will look at convalidation and other marriage issues, particularly as they relate to those in RCIA. Some basic points of Canon Law can offer practical help to individuals while affirming the Church's profound respect for the Truth of God's plan for Marriage. While there has been a lot of questions raised, Canon Law already offers us some good options. Thankfully we do not have to wait for the synod on marriage to suggest changes for the universal Church, the Church in the United States has already invested a huge amount of money to have well functioning Tribunals.

MR 7

RCIA

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

General Faith Formation

English

07-11

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Vega-Aguirre, Elisa

Bio»

Chicka, Chicka, Little Bear & Every Picture Book from There!

Be prepared...stretching stories won't mean telling tall tales! Come learn multiple strategies to use with picture books that will stretch throughout several academic contents, as well as, how to apply them to whole group, small group, and literacy/math centers. You will leave with some ready-to-use lesson plans and ideas.

JB C-D
Catholic School Teachers

(EC, EL)

English

08-14

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Vela, Sr. Digna

Bio»

Living Contemplatively in a Busy, Hectic World

Do you feel stressed? Can't seem to find the time to just be... Are you fully "present" to family and friends? Do you enjoy quiet moments? Can you be still and know that God is with you? In this workshop we will explore ways of resting in God through "Sabbath" moments, living life more contemplatively, more intentional, less rushed. Seeing God in all things, and being aware of God amid the chaos of an ordinary day can be life changing in our fast-paced society. Everyone, no matter what his/her profession may be, even a person engaged with the many demands of ministry can be and live more contemplatively.

GB 4-5

General Faith Formation 

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

Marriage & Family Life / Parenting

English

14-06

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Vela, Sr. Digna

Bio»

Contemplative Prayer: Praying Like Mary in a Martha World

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her" (Luke 10: 41-42). What is the better part? This Gospel passage speaks about the gift of contemplative prayer, a priceless gift. Praying contemplatively is praying to God in a language of silence. You do not have to live in a monastery to pray contemplatively. Everyone, no matter what their occupation may be, even a person engaged with the many demands of ministry can be contemplative. All people are called to a deep personal relationship with God. Contemplation is said to be a gaze of faith fixed on Jesus, a prayer of the heart, or prayer without words. Come and explore the possibility of praying like Mary amid a demanding, active, noisy lifestyle.

GB 8

General Faith Formation

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Deacons - Ongoing Formation

English

08-09

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Vercillo, Beth

Bio»

Nightly Reading Demystified! — co-presenting with Carol Ibarra and Bonnie Young

Come learn an easy, no-cost way to significantly improve the effectiveness of the most ubiquitous elementary school homework...nightly reading. We ask parents to read with their children every night, but many wonder exactly HOW they should be doing it! When their early reader gets stuck on a word, should they give it to them? Should they wait? How long? Should they tell the child to "sound it out" over and over again? Many parents are surprised to learn that the very techniques they employ with the intention of helping their children read actually sabotage the very complex learning-to-read process. Our team will demonstrate how to present an interactive "Nightly Reading with Your Child" session that schools can easily implement for parents and their children that will: maximize the benefit of important nightly reading time, improve the parent-teacher partnership and improve student reading success. Unlike most parent programs which deliver information out-of-context, the "Nightly Reading with Your Child" program helps parents practice with their children on the spot! This session will help any school present this valuable no-cost program.

GB 7
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

08-15

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Waldon, Melissa

Bio»

Mission to Catholics with Disabilities: Creating a universally designed ministry at diocesan and parish levels

According to the US Census for the past 20 years, it has been reported that approximately 20 percent of the population has a disability that limits one or more essential life functions. The 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities says, "We are one flock that follows a single shepherd. There can be no separate church for persons with disabilities." It is missionary work that makes this a reality and through the implementation of a universally designed ministry model dioceses and parishes can be highly effective in creating accessible environments to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity where all are welcome. Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice Parish Guide published by the USCCB offers information and suggestions from the experts at National Catholic Partnership on Disability to assist in the evaluation of efforts to welcome parishioners with disabilities. This presentation will explore those tools and techniques to empower dioceses and parishes in the mission to Catholics with disabilities.

Also presented during Period 13 & in Spanish during Period 12

MR 3

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

12-31

(Saturday, October 25 » 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Waldon, Melissa

Bio»

Misión a los Católicos con Discapacidades: creando un ministerio de diseño universal a nivel parroquial y diocesano - Con ayuda de traducción por Linda Porter

De acuerdo al Censo de los Estados Unidos, durante los últimos 20 años, se ha reportado que aproximadamente el 20 por ciento de la población tiene una discapacidad que limita una o más de sus funciones vitales esenciales. La Declaración Pastoral de los Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos sobre las Personas con Discapacidad de 1978 expresa, "Somos un rebaño que sigue a un solo pastor. No puede haber una iglesia aparte para personas con discapacidades." Se trata de un trabajo misionero que hace de ésta una realidad y mediante la aplicación de un modelo de ministerio de diseño universal, parroquias y diócesis pueden ser altamente efectivas en la creación de entornos accesibles para cultivar un ambiente de inclusión donde todos sean bienvenidos. Bienvenida y Justicia para las Personas con Discapacidad publicada por la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos ofrece información y sugerencias de los expertos de la Asociación Católica Nacional sobre Discapacidad para ayudar a evaluar los esfuerzos de dar la bienvenida a los feligreses con discapacidades. Esta presentación examinará herramientas y técnicas que capacitarán tanto a diócesis como a parroquias en la misión de los Católicos con discapacidades.

También se presentará en inglés en las Periods 08 & 13

MR 5

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

Spanish

13-15

(Saturday, October 25 » 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Waldon, Melissa

Bio»

Mission to Catholics with Disabilities: Creating a universally designed ministry at diocesan and parish levels

According to the US Census for the past 20 years, it has been reported that approximately 20 percent of the population has a disability that limits one or more essential life functions. The 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities says, "We are one flock that follows a single shepherd. There can be no separate church for persons with disabilities." It is missionary work that makes this a reality and through the implementation of a universally designed ministry model dioceses and parishes can be highly effective in creating accessible environments to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity where all are welcome. Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice Parish Guide published by the USCCB offers information and suggestions from the experts at National Catholic Partnership on Disability to assist in the evaluation of efforts to welcome parishioners with disabilities. This presentation will explore those tools and techniques to empower dioceses and parishes in the mission to Catholics with disabilities.

Also presented during Period 08 & in Spanish during Period 12

MR 6

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

Parish Management & Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

08-16

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Wampach, David

Bio»

Writing the Perfect Paragraph

Teachers will learn to model, encourage and guide students through the writing process from brainstorming to composition to revision. Teachers will learn best practices for developing assertions, finding relevant evidence and formulating commentary that ties evidence back to the assertion. We will also examine how to create effective transitions and provide relevant details for literary writing. Finally, teachers will learn techniques to help students revise and edit their work to make it more coherent and concise.

MR 7
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS) 

English

07-PS

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Wannemuehler, Dr. Sarah

Bio»

Are You Connected Or Do You Need To Be Recharged?

This session will provide an overview of the legal implications of technology in today's educational environment. This session will include specific examples of the legal and technological challenges that educators face each day. Topics that will be addressed include: Social Networking Sites, Virtual Reality Networks, E-Mail, cell phones, texting, sexting, Twitter, Instagram, etc. In addition, potential policies to address these issues will be provided.

Hall A
Catholic School Teachers

(EL, MS, HS)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

03-05

(Thursday, October 23 » 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weitzel-O'Neill, Dr. Patricia

Bio»

The National Standards and Benchmarks: A Critical Edge for Board Strategy (part 1)

This interactive session will allow participants to affirm their understanding of the NSBECS and how to effectively use the tools (surveys, benchmarks, rubrics) to discern and develop effective strategies for continuous assessment and oversight of the school's fidelity to mission, academic excellence and operational vitality. Participants will reaffirm their commitment to the critical need for mission focused planning and understand how to use the NSBECS for formulating and shaping a strategic vision.

Hall A

School Board / Advisory Council Session

English

04-05

(Thursday, October 23 » 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm)

Weitzel-O'Neill, Dr. Patricia

Bio»

The National Standards and Benchmarks: A Critical Edge for Board Strategy (part 2)

This interactive session will allow participants to affirm their understanding of the NSBECS and how to effectively use the tools (surveys, benchmarks, rubrics) to discern and develop effective strategies for continuous assessment and oversight of the school's fidelity to mission, academic excellence and operational vitality. Participants will reaffirm their commitment to the critical need for mission focused planning and understand how to use the NSBECS for formulating and shaping a strategic vision.

Hall A

School Board / Advisory Council Session

English

05-PS

(Friday, October 24 » 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Weitzel-O'Neill, Dr. Patricia

Bio»

Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence: A Formula for Student Success

Participants will actively engage in the development of classroom strategies to provide a rigorous academic program that integrates faith, culture and life, using the vision and practical tools provided by the National Standards and Benchmarks. These strategies will be based on the recognition that all curricula is designed with high academic standards, and infused with the essential elements of gospel values and the Church's social teachings. Adopting this approach empowers students to be enriched and grow as a whole person. This approach will be examined as the key to student formation and achievement in Catholic schools.

Hall A
Catholic School Teachers

(EC, EL, MS, HS)

English

06-03

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Willhelm, Troy

Bio»

A Cross-Curricular Method of Making Ministry Effective - HANDOUTco-presenting with Eric Gray

Relevance is one of the biggest buzz words in the teaching profession in the last few years. At Nolan Catholic High School, Mr. Gray of Theology and Mr. Willhelm of English make classroom lessons relevant to the real life of a student by applying those lessons to a service project. They will walk you through the philosophy, process and execution of the service project that they use as a final exam. Participants will be exposed to a tried and true method used as a Final Exam Project for both juniors and seniors, which takes a student's normal volunteer experience, examines it to view a larger picture of what really is happening as a result of the work, and applies personal reflection and Catholic Social Teaching to the experience. This weds the three together: the work, the person, and the Teaching. In the English classes, this project reinforces the lessons of social justice, family spirit and service to fellow mankind studied through literature and makes it relevant to their own individual lives. Gray and Willhelm will also discuss how they collaborated to create a cross-curricular Final Exam and to ensure that one project fit the needs of two classes and subject matters.

GB 4-5
Catholic School Teachers

(HS)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

09-10

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Williamson, D. Todd

Bio»

Sponsored by Loyola Press

Understanding the Mass: The Theology of the Liturgy of the Word

Saint John Paul II has referred to the Liturgy of the Word of the Mass as the great "dialogue between God and his people." This dialogue serves very specific purposes and has a very particular role – it is never simply a reading of some event that happened once, a long time ago! This session will explore the spirituality and theology that is operative whenever the Body of Christ gathers, and the Scriptures are read aloud in the Church.

This session may be taken alone or in sequence with the other "Understanding the Mass" session (Period 14)

MR 1

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

14-07

(Saturday, October 25 » 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Williamson, D. Todd

Bio»

Sponsored by Loyola Press

Understanding the Mass: Lifting Up Our Hearts in the Liturgy of the Eucharist

Every Sunday, from week to week, the Body of Christ gathers in our parish churches, and we enter into the most important experience we will have all week long. After hearing the Word of God proclaimed, we are invited to "lift up [our] hearts" in the great prayer of praise and thanks that is the Eucharistic Prayer. This session will explore the elements and the dynamics that make up the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

This session may be taken alone or in sequence with the other "Understanding the Mass" session (Period 09)

JB A-B

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

General Faith Formation

English

06-11

(Friday, October 24 » 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Wood, Benjy

Bio»

Information Translation: Strategies for Improving Student Retention of Vocabulary

During the session we will cover strategies for improving student retention of vocabulary and concepts. We will focus on strategies that allow students to translate vocabulary in your discipline into art, poetry, and even other languages! When students translate this information they are much more likely to retain it! Student examples of work will be exhibited, and I will describe several strategies that I have used successfully in the science classroom.

GB 8
Catholic School Teachers

(MS, HS)

English

09-11

(Friday, October 24 » 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Wood, David

Bio»

Evangelization Through Hospitality

Pope Francis urges "Christians in communities throughout the world to offer a radiant and attractive witness of fraternal communion. Let everyone admire how you care for one another, and how you encourage and accompany one another: 'By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another' (Jn 13:35)," (The Joy of the Gospel, no. 99). In this workshop we will explore ways in which we, as disciples of Christ, may exemplify this call within our daily lives, propose strategies for inclusion within pastoral ministry, and finally, how we show hospitality in the Sunday Eucharistic Assembly.

MR 9

Parish Management & Leadership

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

15-09

(Saturday, October 25 » 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Wood, David

Bio»

Liturgy: Summit and of Font of Evangelization

"[T]he liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows" (CSL, 10). In this workshop we will explore the role of liturgy in evangelization paying particular attention to themes presented by Pope Francis in his exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel.

MR 1

Liturgy Training & Music Ministry

Parish Management & Leadership

Catechist & DRE/PCL Formation

English

08-09

(Friday, October 24 » 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)

Young, Bonnie

Bio»

Nightly Reading Demystified! — co-presenting with Carol Ibarra and Beth Vercillo 

Come learn an easy, no-cost way to significantly improve the effectiveness of the most ubiquitous elementary school homework...nightly reading. We ask parents to read with their children every night, but many wonder exactly HOW they should be doing it! When their early reader gets stuck on a word, should they give it to them? Should they wait? How long? Should they tell the child to "sound it out" over and over again? Many parents are surprised to learn that the very techniques they employ with the intention of helping their children read actually sabotage the very complex learning-to-read process. Our team will demonstrate how to present an interactive "Nightly Reading with Your Child" session that schools can easily implement for parents and their children that will: maximize the benefit of important nightly reading time, improve the parent-teacher partnership and improve student reading success. Unlike most parent programs which deliver information out-of-context, the "Nightly Reading with Your Child" program helps parents practice with their children on the spot! This session will help any school present this valuable no-cost program.

GB 7
Catholic School Teachers

(EL)

English

07-10

(Friday, October 24 » 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Zelek, Carolyn

Bio»

Engaging Science: The Art of the Interactive Notebook — co-presenting with Kelsey Shaw

The interactive science notebook is a student created journal used to enhance learning in the classroom. Each journal contains a table of contents along with different "input" and "output" ideas. Input ideas are kept on the right side of the notebook and include things such as teacher notes, movies, labs, readings, etc. These ideas are usually given by the teacher. The output ideas are kept on the left side of the notebook and include things such as student pictures, graphic organizers, data and graphs, questions, poems, etc. These ideas are all student produced and reflect what the student has learned. Interactive science notebooking is an excellent way to enable students to become innovative, independent thinkers and writers. Through the use of interactive notebooks, teachers can promote the most effective teaching strategies for all types of learners while simultaneously helping their students organize their ideas through inquiry based learning.

MR 7

Catholic School Teachers (EL, MS)

English
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