2013 Sessions

The two-day conference is broken up into 11 sessions. These sessions feature various speakers, giving talks on different topics. Therefore, in order to help every participant understand and pick their sessions prior to the conference, we have provided this page which lists all sessions occurring throughout the conference.

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This will allow you to see the conference offerings sorted by session, speaker, track, and language. You can also search for a specific keyword and limit the number of sessions which will show up on each page of the table. If you would like to see only the offerings in a specific session (Session 03 or Session 08, for example), simply insert the session number and a dash ("03-" or "08-" etc.) in the search bar just above the table. 

If a speaker has provided a session handout or copies of their powerpoint presentation, the link is following the session title.

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Session

Speaker

 Title | Description

Location

Track

Language

08-01

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Allen, John L.

Bio»

The Franciscan Revolution: Pope Francis and the Destiny of the Catholic Church

John Allen tracks the storyline of Pope Francis, beginning with the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the conclave that propelled Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to the papacy and then surveying the highlights of the new pope's first months in office. Allen will project what it all means for Catholicism in the 21st century, outlining the "revolution" that Francis is engineering. He'll also add insider color based on his experience of covering both Benedict and Francis, in Rome and on the road.

GB 1-3 (4th)  General Faith Formation English

05-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Allison, Helen

Bio»

Embracing the Learning Different Child in a Catholic School Environment - co-presented with Emily Tucker & Periann Pancerz

With an increasing number of families seeking a Catholic education for their children with mild learning differences, every teacher can expect to find individuals with learning differences in their classroom.  Designing and implementing a resource lab within your school can provide success for students requiring a more individualized approach to learning and progressing.  Despite challenges, the struggling students in our classrooms can reach their full potential.  This session will give teachers and principals that are, or might be interested in welcoming students with learning differences a starting point and realistic expectations.  You will gain knowledge of learning differences and how to accommodate or modify students within the general curriculum, as well as the benefits of setting up a resource lab. **Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

GB 8 (4th)  Catholic School Teachers English

02-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Amore, Dr. Mary

Bio»

Weaving the Tapestry of Liturgy and Life, and Life and Liturgy

How does one connect liturgy to life, and life to liturgy? This dynamic worship will explore the sacramental threads of ritual, symbol, and liturgical prayer, and offers parish ministers creative and innovative ways in which to weave the sacramental life of the church into the very fabric of our parish communities. Participants will be given the opportunity to interact in small group discussions. Participants will take away: 1)A renewed sense of our baptismal call to love and serve the Lord and one another, 2)Practical methods for reigniting the fire of the Spirit in your faith community through the celebration of the sacraments, and 3) Opportunities to nourish our own spirituality through ritual, prayer, and shared wisdom.

Also presented in Session 08

MR 9 (3rd) 

Catechist Formation

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

08-02

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Amore, Dr. Mary

Bio»
 

Weaving the Tapestry of Liturgy and Life, and Life and Liturgy

How does one connect liturgy to life, and life to liturgy? This dynamic worship will explore the sacramental threads of ritual, symbol, and liturgical prayer, and offers parish ministers creative and innovative ways in which to weave the sacramental life of the church into the very fabric of our parish communities. Participants will be given the opportunity to interact in small group discussions. Participants will take away: 1)A renewed sense of our baptismal call to love and serve the Lord and one another, 2)Practical methods for reigniting the fire of the Spirit in your faith community through the celebration of the sacraments, and 3) Opportunities to nourish our own spirituality through ritual, prayer, and shared wisdom.

Also presented in Session 02

MR 6 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 English

05-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Bartlett, Denise

Bio»

Let Your Math Assessment Be Your Guide

When planning an effective mathematics unit, you need to start with the "end in mind", that is your assessment. Once your assessment is created, planning backwards is the key to ensuring your students' success. This session will help you develop lessons, activities, use of manipulatives and evaluations to help all types of learners become successful. We will break down the intended student outcomes to help you determine where scaffolding needs to be done for your students. Students will communicate mathematically, both verbally and written, to show what they know. Please come with ideas to share. **Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

MR 2 (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

06-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Baumann, Bruce

Bio»

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Small Group Leaders

As we all know, teaching a middle school or high school Faith Formation Class is not as easy as it looks. In fact, it can be downright maddening at times. We signed on to make a difference. Instead, we feel like banging our head against the wall and walking away from it all. Take heart! There is hope!!! Come join us as we explore the principles and practical strategies to effectively minister to our young people.

Also presented in Session 08

MR 7 (3rd)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

08-03

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Baumann, Bruce

Bio»

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Small Group Leaders

As we all know, teaching a middle school or high school Faith Formation Class is not as easy as it looks. In fact, it can be downright maddening at times. We signed on to make a difference. Instead, we feel like banging our head against the wall and walking away from it all. Take heart! There is hope!!! Come join us as we explore the principles and practical strategies to effectively minister to our young people.

Also presented in Session 06

MR 7 (3rd)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

04-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Belcher, Beth

Bio»

The Catholic School Mass- Better and Better! - co-presented with Mary Kuterbach

Catholic school teachers: Arm yourself with a year's worth of devotions that are designed to encourage active participation from your students in the Mass. You will walk away with a calendar of devotions, a list of "Pew-Do's" and strategies to ease the stress of Mass and devotion preparations for you and your students. As you delight in helping your students praise God better it will also strengthen Catholic identity.

JB A-B (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Liturgy

English

04-21

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

Cómo entender a los Niños y Jóvenes de Hoy - HANDOUT

La cultura infanto-juvenil emergente. El mundo digital: ¿Conectados pero, comunicados...? Redes sociales. El imperio de las sensaciones. La simulación como realidad. El mundo emocional: La sexualidad sin afectividad. El culto del cuerpo. La religión a la carta y la crisis de la cristiandad.

También se presentará en la Sesión 07

GB 7 (4th)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

 Spanish

07-21

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

Cómo entender a los Niños y Jóvenes de Hoy - HANDOUT

La cultura infanto-juvenil emergente. El mundo digital: ¿Conectados pero, comunicados...? Redes sociales. El imperio de las sensaciones. La simulación como realidad. El mundo emocional: La sexualidad sin afectividad. El culto del cuerpo. La religión a la carta y la crisis de la cristiandad.

También se presentará en la Sesión 04

GB 1-3 (4th)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

 Spanish

09-21

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Benavides, Luis M.

Bio»

Cómo educar en valores y poner límites adecuados a los niños - HANDOUT

El sentido del bien y del mal. Dios nos enseña a amar en libertad y con responsabilidad. Límites y valores. Límites positivos y negativos. Orientaciones a la hora de poner límites a los niños.

JB C-D (3rd)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

Spanish

02-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Bergsma, Dr. John S.

Bio»

How to Get Through the Bible in an Hour!

Teaching the Bible can be daunting because of its size and complexity. Using simple stick-figures, Dr. Bergsma shows how to focus on key characters and events to communicate the "big picture" (literally!) of salvation history in the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Bergsma's approach can be adapted for a variety of teaching situations, from a single presentation to a semester-long study, whether in the parish or the school, with all ages from junior high to seniors.

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

GB 7 (4th)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

05-03

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Boazman, Dr. Janette

Bio»

Fostering Positive Affect in the Classroom: The Importance of Hope

What is the goal that parents and educators have for the students in our schools? Ultimately, parents and educators want students to live a good life. We want the young to be happy, healthy, and lead productive lives. We want their minds open to lifelong learning, new possibilities, friendship, and service of others. We want them to be independent thinkers and doers. This session presents the importance of positive psychology in the educational setting, with a focus on hope being of foundational importance to successful student growth, development, and personal wellbeing.

MR 1 (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

03-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Burau, Beth

Bio»

Tech Tips and Tricks for Teachers - co-presented with Kay Gentsch & Cari Schnurr

Bring your own device (BYOD) to explore with us as we share our tips and tricks for using technology in the classroom for productivity, instruction, and assessment.  Learn about many Web 2.0 tools that can be used with your students your next class period. **Especially applicable to Middle School and High School Education** 

GB 8 (4th) Catholic School Teachers English

10-11

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Calva-Mercado, Dra. Pilar

Bio»

End of Life Issues: Caring When You Can Not Cure

This session will look at advanced directives for one's family and the priest to know what to do when one is seriously ill, unconscious and cannot make decisions and the importance of the family and the priest to be near the sick person, and the palliative cares as a Ministry of Life. Dra. Calva will speak about euthanasia, overzealous treatment, ordinary means which a doctor is obliged to always give, proportionate and unproportionate means, and palliative care, as well as the living will and advanced directives. Finally, Dr. Calva will speak about the importance of priests and family for seriously ill people and what they can do.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 07

JB A-B (3rd)

Social Justice

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

07-24

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Calva-Mercado, Dra. Pilar

Bio»

Al final de la vida: cuidar cuando no se puede curar

Indicaciones para mi familia y el sacerdote de qué hacer cuando esté grave, inconsciente o sin posibilidad de tomar decisiones. Importancia del acompañamiento de la familia y el sacerdote, y de los cuidados paliativos como una pastoral de la vida. Se explicará la eutanasia, la obstinación terapéutica, lo cuidados mínimos que debo dar a todo paciente, los cuidados paliativos, los médios proporcionados y los desproporcionados. También se abordará lo que es el testamento vital y las directrices anticipadas . Finalmente se tocará todo lo que el sacerdote y la familia pueden hacer con un enfermo ya grave y sin esperanzas de recuperación.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 10

JB C-D (3rd)

Social Justice

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

 

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

Spanish

05-04

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Calvillo, David N.

Bio»

Real Men Pray The Rosary

All Christians, but especially men, are called to pray the Rosary and pray it with the Mary, our Blessed Mother. Join us as we discuss how rediscovering this ancient prayer method has catalyzed a worldwide movement of prayer, especially among men.

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

MR 3 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

English

06-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Chan, Dr. H. Anthony

Bio»

Accompanying Jesus in Eucharist Even in Busy Life - HANDOUT

As the church is trying hard to attract new people, she is at the same time losing many members who quit practicing each year. With the majority of Catholics not practicing in advanced countries, with the breakdown of families, and with human-caused economy problems, job insecurity and fear, a new evangelization of Eucharistic adoration finds hope in seeking Jesus in real presence, in as much as the lepers, the blind, and the lame sought Jesus in person in bible's time. Teaching one at an early age to commit to regular visits to the Eucharist results in strong faith that one is unlikely to leave the Eucharist and the Church. To guide the Catechumen to adoration, the Catechists and sponsors need to learn and experience adoration themselves. Adoration is explained and personal experiences are shared to help one overcome barriers even in a busy life and taste the sweetness in adoration.

MR 6 (3rd) 

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

08-04

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Chávez, Dr. Arturo

Bio»

Intercultural Competencies

A key challenge of the New Evangelization is to faithfully proclaim the Gospel so that Catholics can encounter Christ anew, especially in the sacrament of the Eucharist! In the words of Blessed Pope John Paul II, this encounter with the person of the Risen Lord is the only way to true "...conversion, communion, and solidarity in America." Proclaiming the Gospel to all Peoples entails not only learning new languages but also acquiring intercultural competencies and skills. Dr. Chávez will provide an overview of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's curriculum for ministry in today's culturally diverse Church and Society.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 11

JB C-D (3rd)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Catechist Formation

General Faith Formation

 

English

11-21

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Chávez, Dr. Arturo

Bio»

Competencias Interculturales

Un desafío clave de la Nueva Evangelización es proclamar fielmente el Evangelio para que los católicos puedan encontrar de nuevo a Cristo, especialmente en el sacramento de la Eucaristía. En las palabras del Beato Papa Juan Pablo II, este encuentro con la persona del Señor resucitado es el único camino que lleva a la verdadera "... conversión, comunión, y solidaridad en América". El proclamar el Evangelio a todos los Pueblos implica no sólo el aprender idiomas nuevos sino también adquirir competencias y habilidades interculturales. El Dr. Chávez ofrecerá una visión general del programa de estudios de la Conferencia de Estados Unidos de Obispos Católicos para el ministerio en la Iglesia y Sociedad culturalmente diversas de hoy día.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 08

JB C-D (3rd) 

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Catechist Formation

General Faith Formation

Spanish

07-01

Plenary Address

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Chávez, Rev. Msgr. Eduardo

Bio»

Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Role Model of Evangelization, Perfectly Inculturated

The early missionaries who arrived in Mexico undertook a daunting task in wanting to evangelize million of indigenous. Despite many obstacles, including: language and culture, there arose one of the largest conversions and without precedence in the history of the Catholic Church. What was it that happened? How is it possible that the Indians came and followed the sacraments taking long walks lasting days and months? This conversion can only be explained by the perfect way with which our Lady of Guadalupe evangelized.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 10

Hall A (1st)

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation  English

10-21

Plenary Address

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Chávez, Rev. Msgr. Eduardo

Bio»

Santa María de Guadalupe: Modelo de Evangelización perfectamente inculturada

Los primeros misioneros que llegaron a México emprendieron una tarea titánica al querer evangelizar a millones de indígenas. A pesar de tantos obstáculos, entre ellos: lingüísticos y culturales, se suscitó una de las conversiones más grandes y sin precedentes en la historia de la Iglesia Católica. ¿Qué fue lo qué pasó? ¿Cómo es posible que los indígenas vinieran en pos de los sacramentos realizando caminatas de días y meses? Esa conversión sólo puede ser explicada por la manera perfecta con la que evangelizó Santa María de Guadalupe.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 07

Hall A (1st)

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation  Spanish

02-04

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Chronister, Deanna

Bio»

"Eye-Candy" For Your Foreign Language Lessons

Teachers face a challenge keeping students engaged in the classroom. Students are bombarded with visual images and stimulation from media and gaming every day. Come and discover some creative and colorful ideas for adding "eye candy" to your Foreign Language PowerPoint presentations and keep your students curious about what is coming next in your lesson. See examples of flashcards, grammar instruction slides, games and more. You will also receive tips and short cuts for PowerPoint.**Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

MR 2 (3rd) Catholic School Teachers   English

08-15

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am 

Collingwood, Dr. Tom

Bio»

Becoming a Creation Steward: Stewardship of the Environment and Body - HANDOUT

The challenges to creation (our environment) can be viewed as individual challenges to develop a stewardship lifestyle. "Nature Deficit" and Exercise Deficit" disorders keep us from being stewards for both the environment and our body. Both are important as that they are our external and internal ecosystems. This workshop will provide the guidelines for developing stewardship through following a 3 stage process of Encountering, Exploring and Engaging to develop an awareness and understanding of the needs of the environment and our body within a Catholic based ethic. In turn, lifestyle strategies to support both nature ecology and a human ecology will be provided. A framework for an energetic and faith based approach to reconciliation with the environment through stewardship actions will be presented.

Sponsored by CREATIO

JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Social Justice

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

06-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Corcoran, Tom

Bio»

Lead Where You Serve - co-presented with Rev. Michael White

It's the Pope's job to lead the Roman Catholic Church, it's your bishop's job to lead your diocese, but that doesn't mean God isn't calling you to awaken others to the purpose of their lives. In this session we'll look at specific strategies to lead wherever you serve in the Church.

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

GB 8 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

04-24

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15pm

Cortez, Jaime

Bio»

El Maestro de Escuela Católica Como Líder de La Misa

Muchos maestros católicos se toman turno siendo líderes de la Misa de la semana junto con los estudiantes. Ven a ver ideas de cómo hacer esto con gran música y ven a ver algunos recursos que pueden ayudarte a organizar la mejor Misa posible para la asamblea y un ser la mejor cátedra para los estudiantes.

ODS (2nd) 

Liturgy

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist Formation

 

Spanish 

09-23

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Cortez, Jaime

Bio»

Música Muliticultural Para La Misa: Celebrando La Vida

A veces durante el año litúrgico debemos incluir a toda la comunidad de la parroquia. Durante la Semana Santa, el Dia de Acción de Gracias, podemos usar música multicultural que incluye a toda la comunidad. Ven a ver algunos nuevos recursos musicales para estas celebraciones, incluyendo música para las quinceañeras.

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish 

05-05

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

De La Torre, Marlon

Bio»

How Would St. John Bosco Teach the Narcissistic Child?

This session will look at the teachings methods of St. John Bosco in particular the "Preventive System" in handling the all-too comon narcissistic child in the classroom. We will dissect the three pillars of the Preventive System which is Reason, Religion and Kindness and how these core principles help develop the Catholic faith in your students of any age.

 

MR 6 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry

 English

08-05

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

De La Torre, Marlon

Bio»

Seven Common Mistakes Catechists Make When Teaching the Faith

This session will concentrate on seven common errors catechists make when teaching the faith and what we can do to correct them. We will walk through the journey of effectively presenting a sound catechetical plan not only in the classroom but in the catechist as well to effectively and faithfully transmit the Deposit of Faith to our students.

 

MR 5 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership 

 English

02-05

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Dhuyvetter, Gregory

Bio»

10 Technology Trends that Will Change Education (and the World)

In a world that changes daily, how are teachers, administrators and technology specialists to plan for the future of instruction? The key is not to look at headlines, breakthrough products, or fads, but to examine the greater trends which these support. This workshop will examine ten major trends in technology that will likely have impact on education. Through discussion and sharing, we will outline possibilities, challenges, and the ways teachers and administrators can prepare for the elusive horizon of tomorrow.

Also presented in Session 04

GB 1-3 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

04-03

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Dhuyvetter, Gregory

Bio»

10 Technology Trends that Will Change Education (and the World)

In a world that changes daily, how are teachers, administrators and technology specialists to plan for the future of instruction? The key is not to look at headlines, breakthrough products, or fads, but to examine the greater trends which these support. This workshop will examine ten major trends in technology that will likely have impact on education. Through discussion and sharing, we will outline possibilities, challenges, and the ways teachers and administrators can prepare for the elusive horizon of tomorrow.

Also presented in Session 02

Hall A (1st)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

General Faith Formation

English

00-SB

Thursday, Oct 24 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Foley, Mary

Bio»

Building a Sustainable School Model through Best Practices in Recruitment and Retention - HANDOUT

Growing school enrollments is a national issue facing Catholic education today. What distinguishes successful, thriving Catholic school models? How do our schools stand out in a crowded marketplace? Where are our new students? This workshop will share best practices in strategic enrollment management that will help schools strengthen recruitment and retention activities. Participants will leave with a strong sense of what's working - and just as importantly, what's not. This session will be of interest to school and parish leadership, board members, faculty and staff and parent volunteers.

Hall A (1st)

School Board / Advisory Council Session

Catholic School Teachers

English

03-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Elchlepp, Michele Warren

Bio»

If Ignatius had an iPad - co-presented with Richard Perry 

The challenge of the use of technology in a one to one school while maintaining the development and formation of the student as a person capable of engaging and developing relationships with others. How being a "Man or Woman for and with Others" is enhanced rather than diminished by the use of technology and how that technology can generate opportunities for student formation. The challenges offered by beign a one to one school can become advantages in the formation and development of a student.  Presentation will share some examples of successful integration of the technology in and out of the classroom.

JB C-D (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

04-04

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Faggella-Luby, Dr. Michael

Bio»

Sharing the Message: Planning to Meet the Needs of Academically Diverse Learners

This session for teachers, catechists, and anyone working to teach young adults will focus on using a SMARTER Planning model of instruction to meet the needs of academically diverse groups of students. Topics covered include: (a) how to enhance instruction without watering it down, (b) how to analyze information to be learned so that all levels of learners can access the content, (c) how to select appropriate instructional methods to meet learner needs, and (d) how to confirm that important information is mastered. Participants will learn new ways to approach teaching in schools, for CCD/RCIA or other ministry with hands-on activities to process session content.

JB C-D (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

RCIA

 

 English

06-21

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Fernandez, Santiago

Bio»

¿Qué está pasando con el coro en la Misa? ¡Ayuda!

En esta sesión hablaremos de los criterios para seleccionar música litúrgica apropiada, de los momentos en la Misa que requieren un tipo específico de música, de la forma en que la música litúrgica debe unificar a la parroquia y, sobretodo, de la diferencia entre música cristiana de alabanza y música litúrgica apta para nuestra Misa católica. El taller será fundamentado en el nuevo documento de los obispos norteamericanos "Cantemos al Señor: La Música en el Culto Divino".

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation 

 Spanish

10-01

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Fernandez, Santiago

Bio»

Psalms and Antiphons: A Liturgical Treasure

Psalms and Antiphons are like a liturgical "hidden treasure" waiting to be found, as there are many options and possibilities for their use within the Liturgy, beyond the Responsorial Psalm. Santiago will present different options to accompany the entrance and communion processions based on the new USCCB document "Sing to the Lord." He will also address other ritual uses and applications of Psalms and Antiphons throughout the liturgical year.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 07

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

English 

07-22

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Fernandez, Santiago

Bio»
 

Salmos y Antífonas: Un Tesoro Litúrgico

En esta sesión, Santiago presentará diferentes opciones para cantar el Salmo Responsorial y explicará el uso de salmos y antífonas en otros momentos de la Misa. También expondrá puntos importantes del documento de la Conferencia Episcopal Norteamericana (USCCB) titulado "Canten al Señor."

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 10

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

 Spanish

02-06

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Garcia, Rev. David H.

Bio»

"The Deacon and the New Evangelization:" How Can the Deacon Preach and Live Out the New Evangelization in his Ministry?

This session will give practical ways for the deacon to live out his ministry to serve, especially those most in need, and to include the most vulnerable throughout the world. Preaching social teaching in the new liturgical year will give the deacon important and creative resources for great homilies.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 06

GB 4-5 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

 English

06-22

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Garcia, Rev. David H.

Bio»

El Diácono y la Nueva Evangelización: ¿Cómo puede el diácono predicar y convivir con la Nueva Evangelización en su ministerio?

Esta sesión le ofrecerá maneras prácticas, útiles para vivir su ministerio de servicio, especialmente a servir aquellos que están en más necesidad incluyendo a esas personas más vulnerables en el mundo. La predicación de la justicia social en el nuevo año litúrgico proveerá al diácono con recursos importantes y creativos para poder dar grandes homilías.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 02

GB 7 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

Spanish 

03-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Gentsch, Kay

Bio»

Tech Tips and Tricks for Teachers - co-presented with Beth Burau & Cari Schnurr

Bring your own device (BYOD) to explore with us as we share our tips and tricks for using technology in the classroom for productivity, instruction, and assessment.  Learn about many Web 2.0 tools that can be used with your students your next class period. **Especially applicable to Middle School and High School Education**

GB 8 (4th) Catholic School Teachers English

05-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Giuliano, Gene

Bio»

The Word Became Flesh: Divine Forethought or Afterthought?

An essential question of Christian faith is, "Why did the Word became flesh?" The answer most frequently given is that the Incarnation is God's response to sin—God's intervention to make things right. However, is there more to the story? Can this perspective taken alone reduce Jesus Christ to a divine afterthought? Should the Incarnation be thought of as more than God's reaction to our sinfulness? What are the implications for our everyday relationship to God if the Word became flesh in light of God's glory and not in light of sin; if the Incarnation is the focal point of the Father's plan; if Jesus Christ is the divine intention from all eternity? This session reflects on the mystery of the Incarnation and offers a perspective on its significance for our lives that goes beyond "redemption" only.

GB 4-5 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

RCIA

English

08-06

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Giuliano, Gene

Bio»

"We Preach Christ Crucified...a Stumbling Block...and Foolishness"

Knowing God and having an appropriately awe-filled yet intimate relationship with God is the life goal of all sincere believers. According to St. Paul, having such a relationship involves an encounter with Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord. For Paul, the cross of Christ stands at the heart of his vision of God and taking the crucifixion seriously necessarily means reformulating one's understanding of who God is and how God is most fully experienced. It means that God and the cross are inextricably interrelated; that God's power and wisdom is found in the weakness and folly of the cross. This session reflects on the mystery of "Christ crucified" in terms of what this mystery tells us about a God who is defined by the cross and its implications for living an authentic Christian life.

GB 8 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

RCIA

English

07-23

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Gomez, Rev. Jose Abelardo Cobos

Bio»

Los tres Papas del nuevo milenio

En este nuevo milenio la historia de la Iglesia esta siendo escrita por tres maravilloso papa. Juan Pablo II, Benedicto XVI y Francisco. a estos tres papas los podemos relacionar con las virtudes teologales Fe, Esperanza y caridad. cada uno de ellos ha aportado un legado maravillosos a nuestra Iglesia del Nuevo Milenio, con diferentes personalidades convergiendo en un solo objetivo; ser Pastores supremos de la Iglesia Católica. En esta conferencia compartiremos de forma amena la parte humana, psicologica, y espiritual de estos tres personajes que con personalidades y carismas tan diferentes el Espiritu Santo ha iluminado para que uniendolos en la virtudes teologales sean maestros de la vida espiritual para todos los católicos.

GB 8 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

RCIA

Spanish

04-22

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Gomez, Rev. Jose Abelardo Cobos

Bio»

La Nueva Evangelización

El año de la Fe promulgado por el emerito papa Benedicto XVI trae consigo un documento de la XIII asamblea general ordinaria del sínodo de Obispos para la "Nueva Evangelización" Este documento nos servira de punto de partida para que en esta conferencia podamos sacarle fruto a lo que ha sido a lo largo de este año el "año de la fe". Compartiremos las preocupaciones de nuestros Obispos entendiendo lo que es "la nueva evangelización para la transmisión de la fe cristiana": Conducir a los hombres y las mujeres de nuestro tiempo hacia Jesús, al encuentro con Él. El reto es como lograr en este tiempo tan convulcionado lleno de modernidad, la tecnologia, medios de comunicacion social etc. ser portadores de una presencia auntentica de Jesús que sale a nuestro encuentro. Compartiremos nuestra propias preocupaciones y compromisos para ser verdaderos Evangelizadores.

También se presentará en la Sesión 09

GB 6 (4th)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Spanish

09-24

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Gomez, Rev. Jose Abelardo Cobos

Bio»

La Nueva Evangelización

El año de la Fe promulgado por el emerito papa Benedicto XVI trae consigo un documento de la XIII asamblea general ordinaria del sínodo de Obispos para la "Nueva Evangelización" Este documento nos servira de punto de partida para que en esta conferencia podamos sacarle fruto a lo que ha sido a lo largo de este año el "año de la fe". Compartiremos las preocupaciones de nuestros Obispos entendiendo lo que es "la nueva evangelización para la transmisión de la fe cristiana": Conducir a los hombres y las mujeres de nuestro tiempo hacia Jesús, al encuentro con Él. El reto es como lograr en este tiempo tan convulcionado lleno de modernidad, la tecnologia, medios de comunicacion social etc. ser portadores de una presencia auntentica de Jesús que sale a nuestro encuentro. Compartiremos nuestra propias preocupaciones y compromisos para ser verdaderos Evangelizadores.

También se presentará en la Sesión 04

MR 3 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Spanish

02-08

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Gray, Eric B. "Graydog" 

Bio»  

Who's Helping Who? Catholic School Students with Public Special Education Students - co-presented with Terry Guthrie

In this session the participant will get a view of the possibilities immediately available in their own neighborhood of working with the abilities of people with handicaps, especially through partnership of Catholic schools with Special Education programs in the public schools. One will experience one such exchange program between Nolan Catholic High School and FWISD's Transition Program, now in its fifth year. The participant will learn the positive outcomes from the exchange that such an opportunity brings with it, especially in Catholic Social Justice and human dignity, as well as ways to implement a program in other schools. **Especially applicable to High School Education**

MR 8 (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

08-21

Plenary Address

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30- 11:30 am

Grzona, Ricardo

Bio»

La Oración con Fe

Nuestras oraciones no siempre son producto de la fe. Muchas veces son realizadas a partir de nuestras necesidades. En el año de la fe, repasaremos nuestras actitudes de fe, y cómo poder practicar una oración desde la fe, tal como nos lo enseña la Iglesia. Haremos un Ejercicio de Lectio Divina.

Hall A (1st)

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

03-21

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Grzona, Ricardo

Bio»

María Ayúdanos a Desatar los Nudos de Nuestra Vida

María, la Santísima Madre de Jesús, acompañó a su Hijo en el ministerio. Pero también intercedió por nosotros. Ella, lo vemos en el Evangelio pide a Jesús por lo ocurrido en Caná y nos recuerda siempre hacer la voluntad de su Divino hijo. Vamos a presentar una devoción a nuestra Madre, la que desata los nudos que hay en nuestra vida. Presentaremos cómo nos anudamos y cuáles son los impedimentos para una vida feliz. Haremos un ejercicio de Lectio Divina con un texto mariano.

GB 7 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 

Spanish

02-08

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Guthrie, Terry M.

Bio»

Who's Helping Who? Catholic School Students with Public Special Education Students - co-presented with Eric Gray

In this session the participant will get a view of the possibilities immediately available in their own neighborhood of working with the abilities of people with handicaps, especially through partnership of Catholic schools with Special Education programs in the public schools. One will experience one such exchange program between Nolan Catholic High School and FWISD's Transition Program, now in its fifth year. The participant will learn the positive outcomes from the exchange that such an opportunity brings with it, especially in Catholic Social Justice and human dignity, as well as ways to implement a program in other schools. **Especially applicable to High School Education**

MR 8 (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

03-03

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Harrington, Dr. Linda S.

Bio»

Lectio Divina: Encountering Scripture, Encountering God

Even a superficial encounter with the Bible draws one into dialogue with the Word encountered in its pages. Lectio Divina takes one beyond technical exegesis and even beyond the usual Bible-study to deep intimacy with the biblical text. Drawing on the wisdom of both ancient and contemporary spiritual masters, this presentation will introduce the practice of lectio, offer suggestions for dealing with difficulties, and point out resources for further development.

Also presented in Session 10

MR 8 (3rd) 

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

10-02

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Harrington, Dr. Linda S.

Bio»

Lectio Divina: Encountering Scripture, Encountering God

Even a superficial encounter with the Bible draws one into dialogue with the Word encountered in its pages. Lectio Divina takes one beyond technical exegesis and even beyond the usual Bible-study to deep intimacy with the biblical text. Drawing on the wisdom of both ancient and contemporary spiritual masters, this presentation will introduce the practice of lectio, offer suggestions for dealing with difficulties, and point out resources for further development.

Also presented in Session 03

MR 5 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

10-03

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Hendricks, Kathy

Bio»

5 Effective Ways to Communicate with Families through Social Media - HANDOUT

Do you ever find yourself frustrated by your efforts to communicate with families who are often too frazzled to read take-home materials or school newsletters? Come and discover five effective ways to communicate with technological tools that today's families use on a regular basis.

Sponsored by Sadlier

GB 8 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

06-23

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

La Vocación del Discípulo en este Año de la fe

En este Año de la Fe es preciso reflexionar sobre la vocación del discípulo antes de poder compartir la fe. Responderemos a las siguientes cuestiones ¿Que características tiene un discípulo de Cristo? ¿Como puede un discípulo evangelizar? ¿Cuales son las maneras concretas para la Nueva Evangelización? ¿Cual es la relación entre Evangelización y Catequesis? lo hare utilizando los documentos de la Iglesia y la vida de los Santos y a la vez propondré una manera nueva de ver la vida en Cristo.

También se presentará en la Sesión 11

Sponsored by Loyola Press

GB 1-3 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

11-22

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

La Vocación del Discípulo en este Año de la fe

En este Año de la Fe es preciso reflexionar sobre la vocación del discípulo antes de poder compartir la fe. Responderemos a las siguientes cuestiones ¿Que características tiene un discípulo de Cristo? ¿Como puede un discípulo evangelizar? ¿Cuales son las maneras concretas para la Nueva Evangelización? ¿Cual es la relación entre Evangelización y Catequesis? lo hare utilizando los documentos de la Iglesia y la vida de los Santos y a la vez propondré una manera nueva de ver la vida en Cristo.

También se presentará en la Sesión 06

Sponsored by Loyola Press

MR 2 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

07-25

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Herrera, Adrian Alberto

Bio»

Discípulos en la Edad Digital

En este taller hablaremos sobre nuevos recursos y herramientas tanto para la Evangelización como la Catequesis dentro de la formación de fe para adultos, jóvenes y niños.

Sponsored by Loyola Press

MR 9 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

06-03

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Hill, Andrew

Bio»

Ex-Spouses, Exorcisms, and Excommunication: Case Studies in Canon Law

By examining some intriguing stories from actual cases, this session will explore the scope and range of Canon Law in the Church. For example, we will discuss the civil law and Church canons on infidelity, divorce and annulments, which are often more complicated than expected. We will also discuss some topics that are not common in ministry, but provide important insight into the canons and Church law, such as exorcism and excommunication. The discussion will be about real people facing real problems, because Mark Twain was right: "truth is stranger than fiction."

Also presented in Session 11

MR 5 (3rd) 

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

11-01

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Hill, Andrew

Bio»

Ex-Spouses, Exorcisms, and Excommunication: Case Studies in Canon Law

By examining some intriguing stories from actual cases, this session will explore the scope and range of Canon Law in the Church. For example, we will discuss the civil law and Church canons on infidelity, divorce and annulments, which are often more complicated than expected. We will also discuss some topics that are not common in ministry, but provide important insight into the canons and Church law, such as exorcism and excommunication. The discussion will be about real people facing real problems, because Mark Twain was right: "truth is stranger than fiction."

Also presented in Session 06

MR 8 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

08-07

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Hughes, Dr. Patricia J. 

Bio»

Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Planning, Preparing and Implementing in the Parish

What is Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? Why/how we do this? What does Benediction have to do with Exposition? What happened to Forty Hours' Devotion? Come discover the answers to these questions, and gain helpful assistance with planning and implementing the (usual or occasional) celebration of this devotion in your parish.

MR 1 (3rd)

Liturgy

General Faith Formation

Catholic School Teachers

 English

10-04

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Hughes, Dr. Patricia J.

Bio»

A Survey of Popular Devotions: Spirituality that Arises from Discernment and Discretion

Devotion is a desire to respond to God with gratitude for the gift of faith. Concretely, the expression of that desire is called a popular devotion. Devotions come and go in the history of the church, within and throughout many cultures. Come and learn which popular devotions are most significant, and about others that arise from particular needs in particular places. Popular devotions can impact the faith of children, adults, and families, and they flow from and circle around to the celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

MR 2 (3rd)

Liturgy

General Faith Formation

Catholic School Teachers

 English

07-26

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Jiménez-Abreu, Dulce M.

Bio»

Maestros y catequistas como agentes de la nueva evangelización

Esta presentación explora la actividad misionera de la Iglesia y lugar y respuesta de los lideres catequéticos como agentes de la nueva evangelización en la formación de niños y familias Latinas, sus retos y posibilidades.

Sponsored by Sadlier

MR 1 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish

09-26

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jiménez-Abreu, Dulce M.

Bio»

Misión evangelizadora de los padres

El Concilio Vaticano II describe a la familia como la "iglesia doméstica". Se explorará la actividad misionera de los padres y su lugar como líderes catequéticos en el seno de la familia y como pueden responder a su misión evangelizadora.

Sponsored by Sadlier

MR 6 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish

04-07

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 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 3 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catholic School Teachers

RCIA

English

08-08

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Keil, Kevin

Bio»

Bilingual Music That Unites a Parish

This session will provide both repertoire and strategies for uniting parishes that have separate english and spanish liturgies.

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 English

02-14

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Keil, Kevin

Bio»

Music Choices: Hymns, Songs and Antiphons

The differences among Hymnody, Songs and Roman Missal Antiphons will be explored using examples. The advantages and disadvantages of choice each will be explored.

ODS (2nd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

02-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Kuterbach, Mary E.

Bio»

Encouraging Writing through Websites with Weebly  - co-presented with Carol Mayo

Websites and blogs are a great resource for students to express their thoughts and receive comments from others. Weebly supports blogs with full comment moderation features allowing an open, moderated, or closed conversation. If you are working with younger students, you can password protect student websites as well. We will look at the differences between the free and Pro accounts as well as how you can get a Pro account for free for a year. Come Weebly with us and see how this user friendly web page creation tool can work for you!

JB C-D (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

04-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Kuterbach, Mary E.

Bio»

The Catholic School Mass- Better and Better! - co-presented with Beth Belcher

Catholic school teachers: Arm yourself with a year's worth of devotions that are designed to encourage active participation from your students in the Mass. You will walk away with a calendar of devotions, a list of "Pew-Do's" and strategies to ease the stress of Mass and devotion preparations for you and your students. As you delight in helping your students praise God better it will also strengthen Catholic identity.

JB A-B (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Liturgy

English

05-13

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Landregan, Steve

Bio»

Texas History is Catholic History

Texas history is so interwoven with the Catholic faith that is difficult to separate them. Secular history books have succeeded reducing Catholic history to a mention of the missions. When Steve Landregan wrote a series of articles on Catholic History in Texas he had requests from a number of teachers for copies of the material and suggestions they be put into a book to be used as a supplement to the secular history books available. The result was publication of "Catholic Texans: Our Family Album" in 2004. A second edition was published in 2012. The book is designed to be used in 7th grade where the State of Texas requires a course in Texas History be offered. Landregan will discuss the close association of Catholicism with the history of Texas.

MR 9 (3rd) 

Catholic School Teachers

General Faith Formation

 

English

03-04

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lowery, Dr. Mark D.

Bio»

Marriage as a Sign of the Covenant and the Covenant as a Model for Marriage - HANDOUT

This talk offers a surprising and enlightening perspective on what it means to call marriage a sacrament, culled from a variety of Magisterial documents such as John Paul II's document on the family Familiaris Consortio, Vatican II's Gaudium et Spes, and Piope Benedict XVI's Deus Caritas Est. It is commonplace to see marriage and a sacramental sign or image of the Covenant between God and humanity, between Christ and the Church. What is less well-known is that these texts also contain a hidden goldmine about another aspect of marriage's sacramentality: that the Covenant is a model for marriage, and an efficacious one at that. Bonus: The talk includes a brief introduction to a textual exercise that teachers, middle-school through high school, can use in their classrooms.

GB 1-3 (4th)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

10-06

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Luby, Dr. Dan

Bio»

Sacred Dialogue: Reflecting on "Preaching the Mystery of Faith"

The Sunday homily lies at the heart of the Church's preaching ministry. So what's supposed to happen when the homily is preached? How is it related to the rest of the liturgy? How does Sunday preaching speak to the joys and hopes of listeners? What's the link between the spirituality of preachers and the message preached? What's the assembly's role in good preaching? These are some of the questions raised by the US bishops' new document, "Preaching the Mystery of Faith." This session offers an overview of the document with a view toward practical application, to help preachers share the word more effectively, and listeners to be more enriched by it.

GB 7 (4th)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

RCIA

English

11-02

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Madeo, Elizabeth

Bio»

We must go UP before we go OUT! - HANDOUT

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

MR 9 (3rd)

Catechist Formation 

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 English

06-04

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Madeo, Elizabeth

Bio»

Is your joy fuel tank JOY FULL? - HANDOUT

Calling all WOMEN OF FAITH! What blesses your heart? What makes your soul smile? When do you feel your best? We must not only be aware of what brings us joy, but take the time to nurture those things in our every day life. Sometimes that means having some fun, sometimes that means saying no, sometimes that means stepping back and taking a look at the things that don't bring us joy. Our world promises us joy in many temporary ways but we know that true joy only come from God. Following Jesus is our joy, our life and our stronghold. Let us embrace the grace and celebrate the joy of discipleship as women of faith!

MR 3 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 English

10-07

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Malloy, Dr. Christopher J. 

Bio»

The Antichrist and the End Times: Eschatology vs. Apocalypticism and Rationalism

How should we interpret the biblical message about the "End Times" and the "Antichrist"? Should claim clairvoyance into the future, as though we could determine the day and hour and the kind of person or institution that will be "The Antichrist", down to the last detail? I remember when we were schoolchildren, a group of Christians predicted the world to end at 10:50am, during our class period. We all looked out the window. Nothing happened. Should we therefore, on the other hand, claim that the biblical teachings are only mythical inventions of early Christians merely trying to express their personal experience of grace and the burden of sin? If the first extreme is Apocalypticism, the second is Rationalism. We need not fall prey to either extreme. Augustine and Newman give us a readily understandable and rich interpretation that is applicable at all times, especially near the End Times.

MR 3 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

09-27

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Martinez, Sr. Gabriela

Bio»

Compartir una Fe Vibrante

"Eres Católico o Cristiano?" "Estas salvado?" Estas preguntas siempre surgen cuando estamos hablando sobre la fe en el trabajo, o con personas que han encontrado otro camino. ¿Cuál es tu respuesta? El mundo de hoy nos reta a dar una respuesta autentica sobre nuestra fe. Estamos rodeados de anti-valores,es decir, valores no-cristianos, valores que van contra lo que nosotros como Católicos creemos y valoramos. Consideremos cuatro elementos escenciales sobre la nueva evangelización: Conversión, El Reino de Dios, Jesucristo, y la vida eterna.

GB 7 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Spanish

11-23

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Martinez, Sr. Gabriela

Bio»

La Espiritualidad y el Ministro Laico

¿Cómo puedo seguir creciendo en la Espiritualidad? Sabemos que hay una diferencia entre SER ministro y HACER un ministerio. ¿Cómo podemos ir más alla? No somos solamente funciones en la iglesia, somos personas dotadas y llamadas a una relación íntima con Dios. La Espiritualidad es un proceso en el cual Dios nos sigue llamando a entrar más hondo en las aguas de la gracia. En este taller consideremos las fuentes de la vida espiritual y entraremos en una meditación sobre nuestro llamamiento al ministerio.

MR 7 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish 

02-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Mayo, Carol

Bio»

Encouraging Writing through Websites with Weebly  - co-presented with Mary Kuterbach

Websites and blogs are a great resource for students to express their thoughts and receive comments from others. Weebly supports blogs with full comment moderation features allowing an open, moderated, or closed conversation. If you are working with younger students, you can password protect student websites as well. We will look at the differences between the free and Pro accounts as well as how you can get a Pro account for free for a year. Come Weebly with us and see how this user friendly web page creation tool can work for you!

JB C-D (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

10-08

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

McCarty, Dr. Robert J.

Bio»

How to Talk with Young People about God! - HANDOUT

The call to discipleship is a response to the Word! This session will provide participants with practical skills on how to use symbols, analogy, and metaphors in developing God talk. These skills are applicable to home, classes, youth ministry settings, and in our conversations. Further, this session will identify spiritual practices, faith skills, and rituals that enable young people to 'talk' about God and faith and to live out their discipleship. Let's talk about young people and about God! **Especially applicable to Middle School and High School Education**

GB 1-3 (4th)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

06-05

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

McCarty, Dr. Robert J.

Bio»

Pastoral Leadership in the Faith Community: The Dance of Passion and Professionalism! - HANDOUT

Servant, steward, coordinator, animator ... as our understanding of ministry evolves, our image of the pastoral leader must change as well. This session will identify foundational understandings of ministry and characteristics of effective pastoral leadership operative in our faith communities. We will also identify the fundamental tasks and challenges of the leader in the Christian community and propose three images for the pastoral leader in today's Church.

JB A-B (3rd)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

English

02-10

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

McDonald, Dr. Mary C.

Bio»

A Call to be Christ's Arms in the World

Catholic schools are a fertile soil for evangelization from which come abundant harvests of faithful Catholics who live as people of the covenant. In the inner cities and urban areas of our country Catholic schools are a mission to the poor and disenfranchised, to be witnesses of hope and faith, and make Christ present to the children served by providing an excellent academic program in a faith-based environment. Catholic schools are called to Christ's arms in the world by lifting up all God's children.

Also presented in Session 04

Hall A (1st)

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

 English

04-08

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

McDonald, Dr. Mary C.

Bio»

A Call to be Christ's Arms in the World

Catholic schools are a fertile soil for evangelization from which come abundant harvests of faithful Catholics who live as people of the covenant. In the inner cities and urban areas of our country Catholic schools are a mission to the poor and disenfranchised, to be witnesses of hope and faith, and make Christ present to the children served by providing an excellent academic program in a faith-based environment. Catholic schools are called to Christ's arms in the world by lifting up all God's children.

Also presented in Session 02

GB 1-3 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

 English

06-06

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

McGill, James B.

Bio»

The Book of Tobit: A Charming Old Testament Tale of Life and Family Values - HANDOUT

The Book of Tobit is an Old Testament book found in the Catholic Bible. It is rarely read or studied which is too bad. It tells the story of a family struggling with living a virtuous life under various difficult and challenging settings. Besides parents, children and extended families,there is an angel (Raphael), a demon, a fish, and a dog. There's a little something for everyone - including us.

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

 English

10-09

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

McGill, James B.

Bio»

Hope for Our World: What the Old Testament Teaches Us - HANDOUT

Hope can be hard to come by in our world today. Many people, including Christians, feel the "end" is near. It isn't. The great gift of the Jews to the world is the practice of hope. The Old Testament is a book of hope. It reveals a God who continually creates the future, who gives new offers of life, who makes all things new. And often all this is experienced at the very moment when all seems lost in slavery and exile, sin and death. God loves and is faithful to what God has made: us and our world.

MR 7 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

RCIA 

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 English

11-03 

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Mendez, Christina

Bio»

Celebrating the Saints and Seasons Throughout the School Year
Our goal as catechists is to cultivate saints in our classrooms, which is much easier when we have role models for our students to emulate. In this presentation we will discuss both the liturgical year and a number of saints, both traditional and modern, including their stories, fun activities and even foods to really celebrate the "feasts!"

MR 1 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

 

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 

 English

04-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Mendez, Christina

Bio»

"The joy of the Lord is your strength" - Strengthening your school community by cultivating JOY!

Working in Catholic schools is a great privilege, but has its challenges as well. Tight budgets, lack of resources, crazy schedules, etc. all try to zap our energy, steal our joy and take our focus away from priority one- helping form future saints! This session is designed to help refresh the soul by taking some time to pray and then discuss some practical ways to help you be a catalyst for joy in your school community.

GB 8 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 English

02-11

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Murphy, Dr. Peter

Bio»

Disciples Called to Witness: What does the New Evangelization Mean for Me?

The New Evangelization begins with a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and invites all the baptized to a radically new way of life. Because of his great love for us, Christ came so that all people might have life and live life more abundantly (John 10:10). After Pentecost, by the grace of God, the apostles experienced this new way of life. In the same way, we are invited to experience a new Pentecost in our own lives. The New Evangelization is an invitation to deepen our love, appreciation and knowledge of the faith, to grow in confidence in the Gospel, and to passionately and boldly share the truth of Jesus Christ with others. This session will explore ways to renew our passion for the faith and develop creative means to faithfully share the faith with others in the New Evangelization.

JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

English 

11-04

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Murphy, Dr. Peter

Bio»

Sacramental Catechesis: Integral to the New Evangelization

A vital aspect of the process of evangelizatoin is a thorough sacramental catechesis that invites Catholics to be fully and actively engaged in the sacramental life of the Church. As smaller percentages of Catholics attend Mass, get baptized and marry in the Church, etc. it becomes imparitive to offer a catechesis on the sacraments that invites Catholics to active participatoin in the life of the Church. For effective catechesis to bear fruit, contemporary challenges must be faced, honestly assessed and responded to. Elements of a sound sacramental catechesis will be discussed to assist Catholics to fully appreciate the grace of each sacrament. Finally opportunities for sacramental catechesis as moments of evangelization abound and will be discussed. **Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

GB 4-5 (4th)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 English

00-MP

Thursday, Oct 24 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Murray, Dr. Brian

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes

Planning for a Talented Workforce - HANDOUT
This session sets the stage for developing and implementing a successful overall talent management plan based on an understanding of how an employee is attracted to, selected into, developed within, and separated from your organization. We will introduce and examine the foundations of a human resource system based on systemic human resource planning and job description. We will then examine how the analysis and job description supports the development of a strategic recruiting plan. More info»

JB A-B (3rd)

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

 

English

02-MP

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Murray, Dr. Brian

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes

Recruiting a Talented Workforce - HANDOUT

This session focuses on developing effective interview and selection programs for recruiting and hiring. We will closely examine the use of the interview in the hiring process and techniques for more effective interviewing. We also will discuss the implications of employment regulations in interviewing and hiring. More info»

MR 1 (3rd)

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

English

03-MP

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Murray, Dr. Brian

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes

Retaining a Talented Workforce - HANDOUT

This session will explore the role of the supervisor and the organization in fostering successful development and retention of key employees through methods of performance management, disciplinary counseling, and termination procedures. Employer and employee rights and responsibilities will be identified as well as relevant employment regulations. More info»

MR 3 (3rd)

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

English

11-05

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Natera, Deacon Ruben

Bio»

Quinceañeras – History, Preparation, Celebration, and Catechesis

This presentation provides an historical account of quinceañeras, their origin and significance. As an important Sacramental celebration in the life of a young 15-year old girl, Deacon Natera will share the Diocese of Tyler Guidelines with you that provide instruction on preparing the young girl and her family. Tips and catechetical information will be presented for the celebration itself, whether the celebration rite takes place within or outside the Mass. Copies of the diocesan guidelines will be provided to participants as well as other useful and informative information of catechetical importance. Time for sharing personal experiences will be provided. This is also a time to ask for and get liturgical clarifications on this popular Hispanic Rite.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 07

GB 8 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Liturgy

Catechist Formation

English

04-23

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Natera, Deacon Ruben

Bio»

Diálogo Sagrado: Reflexión sobre el documento "Predicando el Misterio de la Fe: la homilía dominical"

La homilía dominical se ubica en el corazón del ministerio de la predicación de la Iglesia. Entonces, ¿qué debe ocurrir cuando se predica la homilía? ¿Cómo se relaciona con el resto de la liturgia? ¿Cómo habla la predicación dominical sobre las alegrías y las esperanzas de los oyentes? ¿Cuál es la relación entre la espiritualidad de los predicadores y la predicación? ¿Cuál es el papel de la asamblea en una buena predicación? Estas son algunas de las cuestiones planteadas por el nuevo documento de los obispos de Estados Unidos, "Predicando el misterio de la fe." Esta sesión ofrece una visión general del documento, viendo la aplicación práctica, para ayudar a los predicadores compartir la palabra con mayor eficacia, y los oyentes a ser más enriquecidos por ella.

GB 4-5 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Liturgy

Catechist Formation

Spanish

07-27

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Natera, Deacon Ruben

Bio»

Quinceañeras - Historia, Preparación, Celebración y Catequesis

Esta presentación ofrece un recuento histórico de quinceañeras, su origen y significado. Como una importante celebración en la vida de una joven de 15 años de edad, el Diácono Natera compartirá con ustedes las directrices de la Diócesis de Tyler que proporcionan instrucción sobre la preparación de la joven y su familia. Consejos e información catequética serán presentados para la celebración misma, si el rito de celebración se lleva a cabo dentro o fuera de la Sagrada Misa, y se proporcionará a los participantes otra información útil e informativa de importancia catequética. Se proporcionará tiempo para compartir experiencias personales. Este es también un momento para pedir y obtener aclaraciones litúrgicas de este rito popular hispano.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 11

MR 6 (3rd)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Liturgy

Catechist Formation

Spanish

09-28

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Natera, Deacon Ruben

Bio»

La jornada sacramental de la persona humana – "Desde la matriz hasta la tumba."

La jornada de la vida humana es santificada cuando celebramos los sacramentos. ¿Son verdaderamente importantes el orden, los símbolos, y los rituales? ¿Es significativo que se aplique un tipo de formación después de recibir los sacramentos? Este taller explorará siete componentes para alcanzar el éxito con las familias y hogares de fe; criando hijos en la fe y creciendo en santidad para toda la jornada de vida humana. 1) Cree en lo que estás haciendo. 2) Recursos: Procedimiento, políticas, y programas de formación. 3) Consulta los documentos: Derecho Canónico y otros documentos de la Iglesia. 4) Todo el mundo crece en santidad. 5) Promoviendo a Jesucristo. 6) El hogar es una prioridad. 7) Edad apropiada-Los candidatos para cualquier sacramento aprenden de manera distinta.

MR 8 (3rd)

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

RCIA

 Spanish

07-51

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Nguyen, Rev. Hy K.

Bio»

"Tôi tin MỘT Thiên Chúa"

Không như những dân tộc lân cận thờ đa thần, dân Do Thái thờ độc thần. Quá trình hình thành đức tin này ra sao? Và tương quan thế nào với đức tin Chúa Ba Ngôi của Kitô giáo?

I Believe in ONE God: Monotheistic Development of Jewish (then Christian) faith

Unlike the neighboring peoples, the Israelites worship only ONE God. How was Jewish monotheism formed? And how does this belief relate to Christian Trinitarian belief?

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

08-51

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Nguyen, Rev. Hy K.

Bio»

"Tôi tin Chúa Giêsu Kitô, Con Một Thiên Chúa.... làm người."

Đức Giêsu là Thiên Chúa hay Con Người? Giáo hội dạy: Ngài hoàn toàn là Thiên Chúa và hoàn toàn là Con Người. Hội thảo giúp tìm hiểu Chúa Kitô dựa trên Tân Ước giúp ta biết những Kitô hữu tiên khởi hiểu Đức Giêsu thế nào.

"I believe Jesus Christ, the only Son of God... became man"

Is Jesus God or Man? The Church's teaching is clear: Jesus is Fully God and Fully Human. The presentation will explore the New Testament Christology to see how the first century Christians understand Jesus.

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

09-51

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Nguyen, Rev. Hy K.

Bio»

"Ngoài Giáo hội không có ơn cứu rỗi."

Câu này được coi là một trong những điều bị hiểu lầm nhiều nhất trong lịch sử Giáo Hội Công Giáo. Bài thuyết trình giúp tìm hiểu những phát triển lịch sử và thần học của giáo huấn này, và hy vọng xoá bỏ những hiểu lầm nghiêm trọng hay những mờ ám lien quan đến tín lý này.

"No Salvation Outside the Church" (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus).

This axiom is one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Catholic Church in history. The presentation will discuss the historical and theological development of the teaching within its context, and it hopes to remove all serious misunderstandings or confused ambiguities that might exist regarding the issue.

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

10-51

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Nguyen, Rev. Hy K.

Bio»

"Ngoài Giáo hội không có ơn cứu rỗi." (tiếp theo)

Bài thuyết trình tiếp theo bàn đến những hiểu biết đương thời, những thách thức thần học đương thời, và giáo huấn hiện tại. Bài nói cũng xác định vai trò Giáo hội trong tương quan với các tôn giáo khác hiện nay.

"No Salvation Outside the Church" (cont.)

The second presentation continues to discuss the contemporary understandings, the theological challenges, and the current magisterial teachings on the subject. It also identifies the Church's positions regarding arguments for pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism.

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Vietnamese

05-06

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Norris, Dr. John M.

Bio»

Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Science in High Schools

A large gap exists in Catholic high schools between what is taught in theology courses and what is taught in science courses. Students and faculty are often unsure about how to relate what is believed in doctrine about the origins of the world and the human species, and what is learned in physics and biology courses about the same subjects. Many students indeed are skeptical about the claims of Christian doctrine, and regard them as false, misleading, or at the least irrelevant. Insofar as these subjects are foundational to the credibility of Christianity in the contemporary world, addressing such subjects with humility, seriousness, and profound openness to dialogue is a critical key to inculcating a mature and sophisticated faith in our students. **Especially applicable to High School Education**

MR 5 (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Catechist Formation

General Faith Formation

English

03-05

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Olenick, Dr. Richard P.

Bio»

Creation: The Big Bang

How do physicists describe the creation of the universe? How do they envision matter, space, and time in the early universe? How did the early universe evolve in a way that led to humans being here? The current understanding of creation from the perspective of the Big Bang model will be presented and discussed using animations and metaphors. **Especially applicable to Middle School and High School Education**

MR 9 (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

General Faith Formation

English

05-07

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Ospino, Dr. Hosffman

Bio»

"My Parish is Becoming Hispanic!": Suggestions to Organize Effective Hispanic Ministry in your Community

Nearly thirty percent of all parishes in the United States offer services in Spanish —and the number will likely grow during the next few years. Ministers in parishes are increasingly asked to serve Hispanic Catholics both in English and Spanish. Many don't know where to begin; others already began and would like to improve. This workshop does not offer magic formulas (there are none!), yet it offers some good insights learned from conversations in various parts of the country. Together we will explore some basic ideas that can make Hispanic ministry a life-giving experience.

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

GB 7 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Social Justice

Catechist Formation

English

03-22

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Ospino, Dr. Hosffman

Bio»

La esperanza cristiana a la luz de la experiencia del migrante

Una de los regalos más hermosos que recibimos de Dios es la virtud de la esperanza cristiana. Reflexionemos teológicamente sobre esta virtud a partir de la experiencia del migrante. ¿Qué significa tener esperanza cuando se es migrante? ¿Cómo la esperanza cristiana sostiene al migrante? ¿De qué manera los migrantes son esperanza para la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos? Este taller está diseñado para personas trabajando pastoralmente con inmigrantes y aquellos interesados en explorar su propia experiencia migrante de una manera más profunda.

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

GB 6 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Social Justice

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish

05-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Pancerz, Periann

Bio»

Embracing the Learning Different Child in a Catholic School Environment - co-presented with Emily Tucker & Helen Allison

With an increasing number of families seeking a Catholic education for their children with mild learning differences, every teacher can expect to find individuals with learning differences in their classroom.  Designing and implementing a resource lab within your school can provide success for students requiring a more individualized approach to learning and progressing.  Despite challenges, the struggling students in our classrooms can reach their full potential.  This session will give teachers and principals that are, or might be interested in welcoming students with learning differences a starting point and realistic expectations.  You will gain knowledge of learning differences and how to accommodate or modify students within the general curriculum, as well as the benefits of setting up a resource lab. **Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

GB 8 (4th) Catholic School Teachers English

07-28

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Peña, Sr. Rosa Monique 

Bio»

La Fe en Acción en una Iglesia Multifacética

La cultura es una bendición compleja y difícil. ¿Es possible establecer comunicación con personas de diferentes orígenes y creencias? Se compartirán ideas sencillas y prácticas para lograrlo.

Sponsored by Sadlier

MR 3 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

11-24

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Peña, Sr. Rosa Monique

Bio»

Retorno al Corazón de la Fe

Busquemos a Dios en nuestras experiencias humanas, en el Evangelio, y en las enseñanzas de la Iglesia. Se compartirán opinions sobre cómo los humanos descubrimos al Dios amantísimo de nuestra fe.

Sponsored by Sadlier

GB 1-3 (4th)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Spanish

03-02

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Perry, Richard

Bio»

If Ignatius had an iPad - co-presented with Michele Warren Elchlep

The challenge of the use of technology in a one to one school while maintaining the development and formation of the student as a person capable of engaging and developing relationships with others. How being a "Man or Woman for and with Others" is enhanced rather than diminished by the use of technology and how that technology can generate opportunities for student formation. The challenges offered by beign a one to one school can become advantages in the formation and development of a student.  Presentation will share some examples of successful integration of the technology in and out of the classroom.

JB C-D (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 

English

02-12

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

Proclaiming Jesus Christ: Catechesis in the Catechumenate - HANDOUT

This workshop will present the keys to teaching the deposit of faith in the RCIA catehumentate that not only presents the fullness of the Church's teaching, but also brings participants into communion with Jesus Christ and forms witnessing disciples. Key methodolgical principles and practical tools will be presented.

Also presented in Session 11

GB 8 (4th)

RCIA

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

11-06

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

Proclaiming Jesus Christ: Catechesis in the Catechumenate - HANDOUT

This workshop will present the keys to teaching the deposit of faith in the RCIA catehumentate that not only presents the fullness of the Church's teaching, but also brings participants into communion with Jesus Christ and forms witnessing disciples. Key methodolgical principles and practical tools will be presented.

Also presented in Session 02

GB 6 (4th)

RCIA

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

06-07

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

Forming and Priestly People: Liturgical Formation in the Catechumenate - HANDOUT

The workshop will present the importance of liturgical formation in the RCIA catechumenate in forming participants to become active, concious participants in the liturgical life of the Church. This workshop will particularly explore practical ways to introduce catechumens and candidates to the liturgy and especially how the minor rites of the Catechumenate period forms them to become liturgical people.

Also presented in Session 08

MR 1 (3rd)

RCIA

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

English

08-09

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Pollice, Lucas

Bio»

Forming and Priestly People: Liturgical Formation in the Catechumenate - HANDOUT

The workshop will present the importance of liturgical formation in the RCIA catechumenate in forming participants to become active, concious participants in the liturgical life of the Church. This workshop will particularly explore practical ways to introduce catechumens and candidates to the liturgy and especially how the minor rites of the Catechumenate period forms them to become liturgical people. 

Also presented in Session 06

MR 9 (3rd)

RCIA

Liturgy

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

English

10-10

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Porter, Linda Khirallah

Bio»

Children's Initiation: Are We There Yet? - HANDOUT

The process for initiating children into the Catholic Church communities is challenging as we try to focus on households of faith, suitable catechesis, timing, rituals, and year round focus. This workshop will provide steps, content, documents, and statistics from parishes where this is successful in the Diocese of Tyler.

MR 1 (3rd)

RCIA

DRE / PCL & Parish Leadership

English

06-08

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Porter, Linda Khirallah 

Bio»

Moving from Hatched, Matched, & Dispatched...to Womb to Tomb - HANDOUT

Our human journey of life is sanctified as we celebrate the sacraments. Do the order, the symbols, the rituals really make a difference? Is ongoing formation viable post sacraments? This workshop will explore seven components for reaching success with households of faith as they seek to raise their children in the faith and to grow in personal holiness not just 'between sacraments' but throughout their human journey.    Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick.  1. Believe  2. Resources 3. Consult the documents 4. Everyone called to Holiness 5. Marketing  Jesus 6. Households   7. Age appropriate

MR 8 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

RCIA

DRE / PCL & Parish Leadership

English

06-10 

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio» 

How To Start A Liturgy Committee in your Parish (and How to Improve It) - HANDOUT

The Fathers at the Second Vatican Council saw the value of having a group of experts in the field of liturgy; sacred music and sacred art consult with each diocesan bishop (CSL 44-46). Likewise a parish liturgy commission can be of great service to the pastor or the pastoral administrator of a parish. Discover the role of the parish liturgy committee and its responsibility for preparing and evaluating the liturgical life of the faith community.

MR 2 (3rd)

Liturgy

DRE / PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

 English

02-13

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy—50 Years Later - HANDOUT

Sacrosanctum Concilium recovered the importance of liturgical theology and spirituality with special emphasis on the Christological center of all Christian worship (Art. 7). Sacred Scripture was likewise restored as the source for all liturgical renewal and most importantly, since liturgy is to be "the source and summit" of the Church's life (Art. 10), the assembly's "full, conscious, and active participation" within the liturgy will be an essential goal of all liturgical formation. Discover the guiding values found in this land-mark document on the Sacred Liturgy. Explore ways to mark the 50th anniversary of the document (December 4, 2013) for the faith community you serve.

Also presented in Session 10

MR 3 (3rd)

Liturgy

DRE / PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

 English

10-12 

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Prendergast, Michael R.

Bio»

Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy—50 Years Later - HANDOUT

Sacrosanctum Concilium recovered the importance of liturgical theology and spirituality with special emphasis on the Christological center of all Christian worship (Art. 7). Sacred Scripture was likewise restored as the source for all liturgical renewal and most importantly, since liturgy is to be "the source and summit" of the Church's life (Art. 10), the assembly's "full, conscious, and active participation" within the liturgy will be an essential goal of all liturgical formation. Discover the guiding values found in this land-mark document on the Sacred Liturgy. Explore ways to mark the 50th anniversary of the document (December 4, 2013) for the faith community you serve.

Also presented in Session 02

JB C-D (3rd)

Liturgy

DRE / PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

 English

08-10

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Raiche, Dr. Diana Dudoit

Bio»

The Catechumenate (RCIA) as Model for All Catechesis

The restored catechumenate according to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is considered the model for all catechesis. How is this possible? This session will explore why the Church makes such a bold claim and what this claim means for everyone involved in passing on the faith: pastors, deacons, parents, Catholic school teachers, high school or college campus ministers, and volunteer catechists for children, youth, and adults of all ages. Participants will be exposed to the specific elements of the catechumenate and how to recognize their absence or presence in current catechetical efforts.

MR 3 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

RCIA

 English

04-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Raiche, Dr. Diana Dudoit

Bio»

New Evangelization: An Urgent Agenda for Our Time

In October 2012 the 13th Ordinary Synod of Bishops was held under Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith. This session will explore what it means practically to re-propose the gospel and live out the Church's mission in our complex, pluralistic society. What characterizes evangelization? What is the distinction between evangelization and catechesis? How are evangelization and apologetics distinguished? If evangelization is the responsibility of every baptized person, what are we called to do to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ? In anticipation of Pope Francis' official statement based on the Synod Father's deliberations, the new evangelization has become an urgent agenda for our time.

MR 6 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Liturgy

RCIA

 English

07-29

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Ramirez, Sr. Guadalupe

Bio»

Cristo transforma a los humildes en evangelizadores

Este taller presenta los obstáculos que impiden a los católicos a responder al llamado de evangelizar a sus hermanos y hermanas en la fe. También propone actitudes claves por cuales Cristo transforma a personas humildes y los hace embajadores del evangelio en el mundo.

GB 4-5 (4th)

RCIA

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Catechist Formation

Spanish

09-29

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm  

Ramirez, Sr. Guadalupe

Bio»

Diálogo que produce éxito en grupos de trabajo

Los facilitadores de grupos pequeños tienen una responsabilidad de liderazgo en su comunidad cristiana que lleva acabo los programas y proyectos de evangelización. Este taller asiste a los facilitadores de grupos pequeños en desarrollando un ambiente respetuoso y colaborador para trabajar en conjunto, dando éxito a su trabajo pastoral.

GB 4-5 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

RCIA

Catechist Formation

Spanish

05-08

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Redmond, Krista 

Bio»

Look, Listen, and Learn with Literature Circles

Learn how to structure and facilitate collaborative student-centered literature circles as part of a balanced literacy program. Attendees will walk away understanding how literature circles provide the opportunity for students to apply and refine reading and writing skills through reader's response journals, group discussion, and extension activities. **Especially applicable to Middle School Education**

MR 7 (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

07-30

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am  

Rendon-Reyes, Juan

Bio»

Algunas prácticas de la espiritualidad cristiana

Esta sesión presenta algunas de las prácticas de la gran tradición espiritual cristiana y como nos ayudan a vivir una vida más en sitonía con el evangelio. El propósito de esta sesión es que el participante vea y aplique en su vida algunas de las prácticas que aquí se presentan para empezar a vivir una vida más plena en Cristo.

MR 8 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

09-30

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Rendon-Reyes, Juan

Bio»

Soy espiritual pero no religioso!

La sesión presenta el fenómeno de los que se declaran "espirituales pero no religiosos". El propósito de la sesión es que el participante conozca los riesgos de esta situación y que la vea como una gran oportunidad para elaborar un nueva evangelización que evangelize con "nuevo ardor, métodos y expresiones" a este creciente segmento de la población cristiana.

MR 7 (3rd)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

RCIA

General Faith Formation

Spanish

08-11

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Rigsby, Sandy

Bio»

Bringing Scripture to Life with Children

Are you in need of some new ideas when approaching Scripture with children? If so, then come to this workshop! We will explore how bringing Scripture to life for children can be filled with joy and enthusiasm. Focus will be on creative ideas and techniques that can be immediately used with elementary-aged children.

Sponsored by Saint Mary's Press

MR 2 (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

 English

01-01

Keynote Address

Friday, Oct 25 | 9:15 - 10:00 am

Rodríguez Maradiaga, His Eminence Óscar Andrés

Bio»

The State of the Church: The Importance of the New Evangelization - WATCH THE KEYNOTE 

Hall A (1st)

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

English

05-21

Keynote Address

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Rodríguez Maradiaga, His Eminence Óscar Andrés

Bio»

El estado de la iglesia: la importancia de la nueva evangelización - WATCH THE KEYNOTE

Hall A (1st)

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Spanish

00-MF

Thursday, Oct 24 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Robertson, Leonard

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes

A Framework for the Financial Management of Today's Parish

This session will set the stage for developing and implementing the steps required in the successful financial management of a parish in today's world, and how planning and budgeting is essential to the accomplishment of the parish mission. This includes the process of understanding the need for financial planning, the tools available to the parish in its planning process, and the understanding of how financial resources interact with Parish obligations. This discussion will also explore how a budget works, and what it's purpose is. It will include budget timing and control as well as simple examples of the budget components. More info»

JB C-D (3rd)

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

 

English

05-MF

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm 

Robertson, Leonard

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes

Budget Planning: Identification and Utilization of Financial Resources

This session will review the various resources available to a parish including volunteer time, financial assets, and general goodwill. Each type of resource is essential to the parish and is accounted for differently. The goal is to understand how a cash donation differs from a gift of services and where it goes on a parish budget. More info»

MR 8 (3rd) 

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

English

06-MF

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Robertson, Leonard

& various panelists from the dioceses and parishes
 

Management of Parish Finances - IRS and the Outside World
This session will cover the parish's obligation to the donor as it relates to the IRS. There will be a discussion of parish procedures regarding gift substantiation and the session will cover how nonmonetary assets such as land and stock should be recorded and valued. Finally the concept of internal control and transparency will be introduced by answering the question: "What is the role of the Finance Committee?" More info»
MR 9 (3rd)

Management & Leadership "Master Class" Track

More info»

English

03-06

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Samour, Jake

Bio»

The Special Gifts of the Sacrament of Marriage: Couples Walking Together in Faith to Fulfill Their Mission

In the sacrament of marriage each couple receives special gifts to build up the Kingdom of God. The love the spouses share is elevated to the measure of the love of God (cf., Gaudium et Spes, 48), and so this love is put at the service of each spouse, their children and their community. During this presentation, we will explore key pastoral priorities that each marriage is called to live in order to realize their mission but more importantly these priorities coincide with what will fulfill their deepest desires for joy and happiness. Consequently, we will unpack how leader couples can help strengthen other marriages by accompanying them and walk together in faith. Certainly, each couple's mission is first to form a communion of life and love within their own family but it is also to be sent into the world and be a witness to others.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 09

MR 6 (3rd)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

General Faith Formation

 English

11-07

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Samour, Jake

Bio»

Times are Changing... Marriage is Timeless

We all know that there are many waves in our culture that are impacting the institution of marriage. These threaten the very core of what marriage is; the very meaning of marriage. This presentation will offer an answer together with certain priorities to what couples need in order to bear witness to the truth and beauty of marriage, because even though Times are Changing... Marriage is Timeless.

Also presented in Spanish in Session 07

MR 6 (3rd)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

General Faith Formation

 English

09-31

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Samour, Jake

Bio»

Los Dones del Sacramento del Matrimonio: Parejas Caminando juntas en la Fe para realizar su Misión

Dentro del Sacramento del Matrimonio cada pareja recibe dones especiales para construir el Reino de Dios. El amor que comparten los esposos es elevado a la medida del Amor Divino (Gaudium et Spes, 48), y es puesto al servicio del cónyuge, de los niños y de la comunidad en general. Durante esta presentación veremos prioridades claves a las cuales cada matrimonio está llamado a vivir en orden de realizar su misión pero más importante son prioridades que realizan sus deseos más profundos de gozo y felicidad. Consecuente, examinaremos como es que parejas líderes pueden ayudar a fortalecer a otros matrimonios al acompañarlos y caminar juntos en la Fe. Ciertamente, la misión de cada pareja, antes que nada, es formar una comunión de vida y amor dentro de su propia familia pero también esta misión incluye el ser mandado al mundo a dar testimonio a otros.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 03

MR 9 (3rd)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

General Faith Formation

 Spanish

07-31

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Samour, Jake

Bio»

Los tiempos están cambiando... el Matrimonio no pasa de moda y es eterno

Todos sabemos que hay muchas cosas que agitan las aguas de nuestra cultura que están impactando la institución del matrimonio. Estas amenazan lo esencial de lo que el matrimonio es; o sea el propio significado del matrimonio. Esta presentación ofrecerá una respuesta junto con algunas prioridades de lo que parejas necesitan para dar testimonio a la verdad y belleza del matrimonio, porque aunque los tiempos están cambiando... el Matrimonio no pasa de moda y es eterno.

También se presentará en ingles en la Sesión 11

MR 7 (3rd)

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

General Faith Formation

 Spanish

11-08

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Scally, Anna

Bio»

In the Real World: Reach Your Teens the Moment They Walk in the Door!

The world of ministry can be challenging and a blessing. No matter where you are at or where your young people are from, you are dealing with slices of real life. Jesus knew this and did all he could to connect with the everyday issues of the people he met. Jesus got real! How can you do this as well? It may be easier than you think, and your young people will help you. You will leave this workshop with practical and powerful tips to implement in your ministry right away. Arrive ready to enjoy.

JB A-B (3rd)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

English

06-11

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm  

Scally, Anna

Bio»

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 (4th)

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

03-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Schnurr, Cari

Bio»

Tech Tips and Tricks for Teachers - co-presented with Beth Burau & Kay Gentsch

Bring your own device (BYOD) to explore with us as we share our tips and tricks for using technology in the classroom for productivity, instruction, and assessment.  Learn about many Web 2.0 tools that can be used with your students your next class period. **Especially applicable to Middle School and High School Education**

GB 8 (4th) Catholic School Teachers English

07-32

Saturday, Oct 26 | 9:15 - 10:15 am

Septien, Pia

Bio»

El evangelio de Marcos: el primer retrato de Jésus

Marcos inicia su evangelio diciendo: "Comienzo de la buena noticia de Jesús, el Cristo, el Hijo de Dios". Es a través de sus 16 capítulos que nos va presentando a Jesús como el Mesías y como el Hijo de Dios. Este es el feliz anuncio de la llegada de Jesús, para vivir entre nosotros y comunicarnos por medio de sus palabras, sus obras y de manera especial por el sacrificio total de su existencia humana el mensaje del Padre. Esta charla aprenderemos que, aun siendo el más corto de los evangelios, tiene mucho que enseñarnos.

También se presentará en la Sesión 11

GB 7 (4th)

General Faith Formation

RCIA

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish

11-25

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Septien, Pia

Bio»

El evangelio de Marcos: el primer retrato de Jésus

Marcos inicia su evangelio diciendo: "Comienzo de la buena noticia de Jesús, el Cristo, el Hijo de Dios". Es a través de sus 16 capítulos que nos va presentando a Jesús como el Mesías y como el Hijo de Dios. Este es el feliz anuncio de la llegada de Jesús, para vivir entre nosotros y comunicarnos por medio de sus palabras, sus obras y de manera especial por el sacrificio total de su existencia humana el mensaje del Padre. Esta charla aprenderemos que, aun siendo el más corto de los evangelios, tiene mucho que enseñarnos.

También se presentará en la Sesión 07

MR 3 (3rd) 

General Faith Formation

RCIA

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Spanish

09-32

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Simmonds, Ricardo

Bio»

Jesús y naturaleza: Evangelización, Medio Ambiente y Reconciliación

Cada vez mas se escucha entre los jóvenes un interés sobre temas ambientales. El Papa Benedicto XVI, en una catechesis sobre "Como hablar de Dios en nuestro tiempo?" nos dijo que los signos de los tiempos son "el deseo de autenticidad, el anhelo de trascendencia, la sensibilidad por la protección de la creación, y comunicar sin temor la respuesta que ofrece la fe en Dios" (28 de Noviembre de 2012). Esta conferencia va responder a la invitación del Papa y ofrecer herramientas, actividades y ideas practicas para la evangelización en el contexto del medio ambiente. Partiendo de la importancia de la vida spiritual y la teología de la reconciliación, se presenta una visión Católica del apostolado en el entorno natural y contexto cultural de nuestros tiempos.

Sponsored by CREATIO

GB 1-3 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Social Justice

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Spanish

02-07

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Singer-Towns, Brian

Bio»

Lectio Divina: Creative Scripture Reflection in Catechesis - HANDOUT

The General Directory of Catechesis tells us that lectio divina should be at the heart of our catechetical processes. Using the Sunday Gospels of Advent as a starting point, Brian will present five creative and engaging ways to open up Scripture in the classroom: visual lectio, textual lectio, imagination lectio, video lectio, and word play lectio. Whether your ministry is with children, teens, or adults, these approaches will help them see familiar biblical stories with new eyes.

Sponsored by Saint Mary's Press

GB 6 (4th)

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

 

 English

05-10

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Stanz, Julianne

Bio»

Leading with Laughter: Maintaining a Sense of Humor in Ministry

Ministry is joyful, rewarding and uplifting. Right? Well, not all of the time! Ministry can also be challenging, daunting and stressful. Maintaining a sense of humor in ministry is one of the keys to longevity in ministry. This presentation will focus on practical principles to avoid "burn out" and stay energized as well as finding our purpose on earth by listening to God's guidance in our handling of hurt, loss, anger, change, illness, happiness and forgiveness. Prepare to laugh and take some time to count your blessings during this presentation!

Also presented in Session 11

Sponsored by Loyola Press

GB 1-3 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

English

11-09

Saturday, Oct 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Stanz, Julianne

Bio»

Leading with Laughter: Maintaining a Sense of Humor in Ministry

Ministry is joyful, rewarding and uplifting. Right? Well, not all of the time! Ministry can also be challenging, daunting and stressful. Maintaining a sense of humor in ministry is one of the keys to longevity in ministry. This presentation will focus on practical principles to avoid "burn out" and stay energized as well as finding our purpose on earth by listening to God's guidance in our handling of hurt, loss, anger, change, illness, happiness and forgiveness. Prepare to laugh and take some time to count your blessings during this presentation!

Also presented in Session 05

Sponsored by Loyola Press

GB 7 (4th)

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry

Catechist Formation

English

08-12

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Stanz, Julianne

Bio»

At the Heart of Faith: Evangelization and Hospitality

St. Patrick has been often called "Model of Evangelization", while St. Brigid Of Ireland has been called "Model of Hospitality". Evangelization and hospitality lie at the heart of the New Evangelization and Julianne, a native of Ireland will share insight from the lives of these spiritual giants which has tremendous insight and value for our respective ministries. Consider this session a mini-pilgrimage for the word 'pilgrim' derives from the Latin peregrinus, meaning one who travels 'through the land.' Prepare to spiritually pilgrimage to sacred spaces and places in an engaging and humorous way. In this session immerse yourself in the New Evangelization through images of Ireland where you will meet St. Patrick and St. Brigid and you can still hear the echoes of ancient voices through music, art, photography and storytelling.

Sponsored by Loyola Press

GB 7 (4th)

General Faith Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

 

English

09-01

Plenary Address

Saturday, Oct 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Steiner, Leslie Morgan

Bio»

Crazy Love

Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of Crazy Love, a New York Times bestseller. Her memoir about surviving domestic violence in her first marriage describes how, at 22 and a recent Harvard graduate working at Seventeen Magazine in New York City. Leslie will take session attendees on the baffling, terrifying journey of true love turned devastating – how she endured four years of attacks, eventually escaping and rebuilding her career and finding a happy family life with her second husband.

Hall A (1st) 

Overflow in JB A-B (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Marriage / Family Life & Parenting

English

05-01

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Tucker, Emily

Bio»

Embracing the Learning Different Child in a Catholic School Environment - co-presented with Helen Allison & Periann Pancerz

With an increasing number of families seeking a Catholic education for their children with mild learning differences, every teacher can expect to find individuals with learning differences in their classroom.  Designing and implementing a resource lab within your school can provide success for students requiring a more individualized approach to learning and progressing.  Despite challenges, the struggling students in our classrooms can reach their full potential.  This session will give teachers and principals that are, or might be interested in welcoming students with learning differences a starting point and realistic expectations.  You will gain knowledge of learning differences and how to accommodate or modify students within the general curriculum, as well as the benefits of setting up a resource lab. **Especially applicable to Elementary and Middle School Education**

GB 8 (4th) Catholic School Teachers English

03-07

Friday, Oct 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Vader, Erin P.

Bio»

Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of Culturally Diverse Students

Today's Catholic schools are called to teach students of multiple ethnicities, nationalities, cultures - sometimes even religions. As Catholic educators, it is an issue of social justice when we are presented with these students. We are called by Christ to serve these students to the best of our ability. In order to serve the students we are given, we must strive to be respectful, relevant and relate the learning to children's lives. This session will offer teachers resources, ideas and hopefully, stimulate a discussion in their own school as to how to best serve our diverse populations. **Especially applicable to Elementary Education**

JB A-B (3rd)

Catholic School Teachers

Social Justice

English

05-11

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm  

Vaghi, Rev. Msgr. Peter J.

Bio»

Where do we meet Jesus?

In an increasingly digital age, it is so easy to forget the living presence of the Risen Lord in our lives, the lives of each of us privileged to be baptized. Where then, and how, do we encounter Jesus each day-- an encounter which is bound to change our lives? We meet Him alive in His Word, the inspired gospel stories, in the sacraments (and most especially in the Eucharist and Penance) and in our loving service to those in need.

Also presented in Session 08

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

JB C-D (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

08-13

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Vaghi, Rev. Msgr. Peter J.

Bio»

Where do we meet Jesus?

In an increasingly digital age, it is so easy to forget the living presence of the Risen Lord in our lives, the lives of each of us privileged to be baptized. Where then, and how, do we encounter Jesus each day-- an encounter which is bound to change our lives? We meet Him alive in His Word, the inspired gospel stories, in the sacraments (and most especially in the Eucharist and Penance) and in our loving service to those in need.

Also presented in Session 05

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

MR 8 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

04-10

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Vaverek, Rev. Gavin N.

Bio»

How Can Canon Law Help Me?

Everyone in the Church is subject to Canon Law. Know your rights...and responsibilities. Law provides guidance and perspective on everything from Sacraments to devotional prayers. Our Church approaches law very differently than our American society. Understanding the differences can reduce frustration. A richer understanding of Church law can help you individually and in Church ministry. Come learn why Canon Law is not just for marriages and Tribunals.

Also presented in Session 10

MR 8 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Liturgy

English

10-14

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Vaverek, Rev. Gavin N.

Bio»

How Can Canon Law Help Me?

Everyone in the Church is subject to Canon Law. Know your rights...and responsibilities. Law provides guidance and perspective on everything from Sacraments to devotional prayers. Our Church approaches law very differently than our American society. Understanding the differences can reduce frustration. A richer understanding of Church law can help you individually and in Church ministry. Come learn why Canon Law is not just for marriages and Tribunals.

Also presented in Session 04

MR 8 (3rd)

General Faith Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

Liturgy

English

02-15

Friday, Oct 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am  

Vega-Aguirre, Elisa

Bio»

Little Hands on Big Books...Oh My!

Tired of using big books for its repetitive text? Have your students seen all that your big books can do? Come learn the multiple strategies to use big books so that your students will discover and retain more of the concepts you are currently teaching in class without the worry of adding another activity to your already busy class schedule. You will leave with multiple strategies and lessons that you can utilize right away. Mini-lessons won't be the same....you will look forward to it and so will your students! **Especially applicable to Early Childhood and Elementary Education**

MR 5 (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

05-12

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Voigt, Christine

Bio»

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - One School's Story - co-presented with Paul Wood

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is one of the hottest trends in educational technology. Learn how one school launched their program from both a technology and curriculum perspective. **Especially applicable to Middle and High School Education**

GB 6 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

English

04-11

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Wade, Robert

Bio»

Developing Critical Thinking Skills - HANDOUT

This presentation is designed to enable teachers to help the Critical Thinking Reading Skills that they will need to be successful on the PSAT and SAT Test as well as be successful in college. The presentation will use Primary Source Documents that teachers will utilize to develop SAT readings for their students. These can be used in Social Studies classrooms as well for cross-curricular areas such as Theology. These Readings will help the students develop their reading skills as well as learning how to use primary source documents. Teachers will have materials that they will be able to utilize in their classroom. **Especially applicable to High School Education**

MR 7 (3rd) 

Catholic School Teachers 

English

06-12

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

White, Dr. Joseph D. 

Bio»

Child Development and Religious Education: Speaking the Learner's Language

How can we make sure we are really reaching our learners? What steps can we take to ensure we are presenting the faith in the most engaging and understandable way possible? This workshop, presented by a clinical child psychologist and catechetical author, will focus on stages of cognitive, social, identity and moral development and their impact on developmentally-appropriate catechesis. Specific recommendations will be offered for meeting the needs of learners at every age and stage.

Also presented in Session 08

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

JB C-D (3rd)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

08-14

Saturday, Oct 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

White, Dr. Joseph D. 

Bio»

Child Development and Religious Education: Speaking the Learner's Language

How can we make sure we are really reaching our learners? What steps can we take to ensure we are presenting the faith in the most engaging and understandable way possible? This workshop, presented by a clinical child psychologist and catechetical author, will focus on stages of cognitive, social, identity and moral development and their impact on developmentally-appropriate catechesis. Specific recommendations will be offered for meeting the needs of learners at every age and stage.

Also presented in Session 06

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

GB 4-5 (4th)

Catechist Formation

Catholic School Teachers

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

10-15

Saturday, Oct 26 | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

White, Dr. Joseph D.

Bio»

The New Evangelization: Practical Applications for the Catechist and Catechetical Leader

What is the "New Evangelization," and why is it necessary? How can the New Evangelization energize and animate catechetical ministry? How do we involve children and youth in evangelization? This workshop will discuss the primary themes and characteristics of the New Evangelization and how catechists can share it with their learners.

Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

GB 4-5 (4th)

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

General Faith Formation

English

06-09

Friday, Oct 25 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm

White, Rev. Michael

Bio»

Lead Where You Serve - co-presented with Tom Corcoran

It's the Pope's job to lead the Roman Catholic Church, it's your bishop's job to lead your diocese, but that doesn't mean God isn't calling you to awaken others to the purpose of their lives. In this session we'll look at specific strategies to lead wherever you serve in the Church.

Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

GB 8 (4th)

General Faith Formation

Catechist Formation

DRE/PCL & Parish Leadership

English

04-06

Friday, Oct 25 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Wise, Beth

Bio»

Let's Investigate! Hands on Science and Math - HANDOUT

Hands-on science and math investigations inspire young children through an interactive environment of discovery that simply ignites the imagination, sparks conversation and collaboration, and builds meaningful connections. Come and get your hands and minds wrapped around new approaches for integrating science and math! **Especially applicable to Early Childhood and Elementary Education**

Sponsored by Robert-Leslie Publishing

MR 9 (3rd) Catholic School Teachers English

05-12

Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Wood, Paul

Bio»

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - One School's Story - co-presented with Christine Voigt

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is one of the hottest trends in educational technology. Learn how one school launched their program from both a technology and curriculum perspective. **Especially applicable to Middle and High School Education**

GB 6 (4th)

Catholic School Teachers

English
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