Sesión 1: 8:30 - 9:30

1-01 Keynote (Bilingual) Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis/Encuentro: desde el corazón del Papa Francisco, (BC2, IAC, Catechist) – Tony Alonso

  • By his words and actions, Pope Francis invites the Church to a radically renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ. This talk is an invitation to take the risk of encounter, to step toward Jesus in the blessing and the bruising of everyday life. / A través de sus palabras y acciones, el Papa Francisco invita a la Iglesia a un encuentro personal radicalmente renovado con Jesucristo. Esta charla es una invitación a correr el riesgo de este encuentro, a acercarnos a Jesús en las bendiciones y los tropiezos de la vida diaria.
Sesión 2: 9:45 - 10:55

2-01 FEATURED SPEAKER Quenching Others’ Thirst, (BC2, BM2, IAT4, IALM, Catechist) – Becky Eldredge

  • There is an urgent need to share the Good News of the promises of God with those who are hurting, lost, and in need of comfort. We are called to be God’s vessels of Living Water boldly pouring out the Good News that we are unconditionally loved, that we are not alone, and that we always belong to someone. Drawing on 20 years of accompanying people through Ignatian Spirituality, Becky Eldredge offers concrete ways to walk with others, to invite them to the deep well of hope, and to teach them to continue to drink deeply of the living water long beyond our encounter with them.

2-02 YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK: Empower the People – Adult Core Teams and Youth Leadership Teams, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Mike Sylvester

  • We complain about not having enough help – or even the wrong kind of help. Join us for a discussion on the best ways to recruit core members and catechists for Youth Ministry and how to start and empower youth leadership teams.

2-03 Faith & Moral Development (2 hrs.), (BL1, Learner) – Kathleen McCormick 

  • An overview of human & faith development, including Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg, and the Stages of Faith developed by James W. Fowler. Participants will be provided with examples of activities that are appropriate for different ages and stages of faith. Questions and participation are encouraged!

2-04 Clarity and Charity: Understanding the Church’s Teaching on Sexual Identity and Same Sex Attraction, (IAT3, Theology) – Fr. Philip Bochanski

  • Explore the fundamentals of Christian Anthropology that are necessary to understand human identity, the purpose and plan for human sexuality, and the Church’s teaching on same sex attraction and questions of sexual identity.

2-05 Lesson Planning & Classroom Management for Elementary Ages, (BM1, IALM, Learner or Methods) – Katie Bogner

  • Participants will learn about resources that equip them to plan the scope and sequence of a year-long curriculum, a monthly focus, and individual class lesson plans. Ideas considered will include developmental milestones and strategies that keep students highly engaged and that inspire both brand new and veteran catechists alike. Find the tools you need to create an environment to facilitate encounters between your seekers and Christ.

2-06 Preschool Pro Tips: Bringing the Faith with Joy to the Youngest Among Us, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Kate Viets

  • Forming faith in our youngest children is a tremendous blessing but can have its tricky moments! Knowing what to expect and developing the right atmosphere, relationship and framework paves the way for young children to learn about the faith and grow closer to God through purposeful play and fun. Both new or seasoned catechists and teachers will benefit from this interactive session addressing engaging strategies, developmental awareness, session management, planning ideas, and more. Take home tested ideas you can incorporate into your preschool sessions today!

2-07 Catholic Social Teaching: Surprisingly Simple Actions, Profoundly Engaging Encounters, (IAT2, IALM) – Kat Doyle

  • The often overlooked and underappreciated principles of Catholic Social Teaching are the foundation for meaningful relationships. Learn more about how weaving our call to social action into family, parish and community life focuses on using surprisingly simple actions that lead to profoundly engaging encounters.

2-08 The Gospel of John: Encounter and Intimacy, (IAT1, Theology) – Dcn. Randy Ory

  • Explore the Gospel of Saint John as a depiction of both the beautiful encounter and unitive intimacy between Jesus and His Disciples. Be inspired to see your encounters and mission in the same light.

2-09 Nurturing Adult Spirituality, (BL2, Learner) – Ann Marie Martin

  • The General Directory for Catechesis tells us that mature adult faith is a “living, explicit, and fruitful confession of faith”(82). Adults come to us at all stages of faith. We will explore spiritual practices and prayer experiences that lead adults at any stage of faith development to live their lives as followers of Jesus. Spiritual practices to be considered will include praying the liturgy of the hours, Stations of the Cross, fasting, lectio divina, pilgrimage, contemplative prayer, and praying with images.

2-10 ORADOR PRINCIPAL: Jesús, camina con nosotros, (BC3, IAC) – P. Pedro Poloche

  • Basándonos en el texto de San Lucas 24, 13–35, descubriremos cómo Jesús camina con nosotros siempre, pero de manera especial en aquellos momentos en que todo parece perdido. De su mano, encontraremos respuestas a muchos de nuestros interrogantes, y sobre todo, haremos nuestra, la necesidad de compartir con los demás la alegría de su presencia.

2-11 La espiritualidad y la oración del catequista (dos horas), (BC2) – Dr. Luis Guzmán 

  • La espiritualidad es la manera en que los seres humanos vivimos y fomentamos nuestra relación con Dios, y la oración nos ayuda a comunicarnos con Él. Los catequista obtendrán lo necesario para entender y transmitir la espiritualidad y la oración.

2-12 Santos menos conocidos, (BM2, IAT3, IALM) – Darleine Arce

  • Este taller se enfocará en resaltar los santos menos conocidos de nuestra rica Comunión de los Santos, los cuales se pueden presentar a estudiantes en todos los grados.

2-13 RCIA TRACK: RCIA that Works!, (IALM) – Team RCIA 

  • Create compelling catechesis. Remove road blocks. Build your confidence. Turn seekers into lifelong disciples. Crush the “50% don’t return” myth. Invoke the “missionary option” that transforms everything! And accomplish all this with gifts and talents you already have. (Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) workshops are focused on the process of Christian Initiation.  The workshops are designed for both RCIA leaders and team members.)

2-14 RICA TRACK: ¡El RICA que funciona!, (IALM) – P. Victor Reyes

  • Cree catequistas convincentes. Elimine las barreras. Aumente su confianza. Convierta a los buscadores en discípulos de por vida. Destruya el mito de que el “50% no vuelven”. ¡Invoque la “opción misionera” que lo transforma todo! Y logre todo esto con los dones y talentos que ya tiene. (El Taller del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana (RICA) está enfocado en el proceso de Iniciación Cristiana. El Taller está diseñado tanto para los líderes como para los miembros de RICA.)

2-15 PCL TRACK: 3, 2, 1, Launch! Creating a Thematic and Immersive Learning Environment, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Steve Botsford 

  • Come and join a panel discussion of two Atlanta parishes who re-created their faith formation programs. Consider dreams and possibilities for your program and learn how to make positive change on a limited budget. (Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) workshops are designed for people who lead catechetical (religious education) programs at a parish. Typically this is a paid staff member but in some cases a volunteer will function in this role.)
Sesión 3: 11:05 - 12:15

3-01 FEATURED SPEAKER Intentional Discipleship and the Sacramental Life, (IAT5, Theology) – Dr. Timothy O’Malley

  • The language of intentional discipleship has been used throughout the Church, especially in the area of catechesis. But how does it intersect with the sacramental life of a Catholic? We will explore how intentional discipleship is always a matter of robust participation in the sacramental life of the Church. In this sense, we have a vocation as catechists to form disciples who participate in this life.

3-02 YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK: The New Face of Youth Ministry, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Joe Chernowski, Kelly Simpson

  • The adolescent years are vital in the faith journey. As teenagers are growing and changing, so is our culture. Over the years, Youth Ministry’s mission may not have changed, but the vision may need to be adapted. Learn key components to youth ministry, how to execute them, and how youth ministry has adapted over the years.

3-03 Welcoming and Accompanying Catholics Who Experience Same Sex Attractions or Gender Dysphoria (IAC, IAT1, IALM, Learner) – Fr. Philip Bochanski

  • How do we provide welcome and accompaniment that the Church calls its ministers to provide to people who experience same sex attractions or gender dysphoria? Particular emphasis will be on the virtue of chastity, the importance of authentic friendship, and the centrality of motherhood and fatherhood to our understanding of sexual identity.

3-04 Songs & Activities for Elementary Faith Formation, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Jeanne Lyons

  • Learning with music increases retention, and singing is a powerfully unique way to open our hearts to God in prayer. Music also helps to naturally incorporate movement into sessions. Explore ways to effectively incorporate fun and engaging musical activities into faith formation sessions.

3-05 Digital Discipleship, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Steve Botsford

  • Who and what is a digital disciple and what does that even mean? Explore the use of digital technologies for ministry through a variety of examples and hands-on learning. 

3-06 Helping Young Disciples Live Their Faith: Service Ideas That Make a Difference, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Nancy Bird

  • It’s not just for Confirmation anymore! The mission of the Church makes clear that service is integral to Catholics. Based on the seven principles of Catholic Social teaching, you will learn about easy ideas for service projects that will help all learners embrace service as a way of life.

3-07 Franciscan Spirituality, (BC2, IAT4, Catechist) – Fr. John Koziol, OFM Conv.

  • Hear an overview of Franciscan Spirituality and explore ways that the spirit and example of St. Francis of Assisi can provide a pathway for healing and peace in our troubled world.

3-08 ADULT FORMATION TRACK: Adult Faith: To Teach As Jesus Did, (AM3, IALM, Methods) – Lorraine Miller

  • Let’s explore some of the ways that Jesus taught and apply those principle teaching methods and how they can inspire and enlighten the way we do adult catechesis.

3-09 ORADOR PRINCIPAL: Latinos católicos, llamados a la misión (IALM) – Dulce Jiménez Abreu

  • El diálogo del V Encuentro del ministerio hispano fue la chispa inicial para “salir” a renovar la misión evangelizadora de la Iglesia. Hemos escuchado el llamado, ahora tenemos que salir y participar en el proceso de evangelización como seguidores de Jesús, viviendo como Él nos enseñó y como líderes de nuestras comunidades, invitando a otros a la misión.

3-10 Los niños y la espiritualidad, (BL2, IALM) – Maria L. Quiroz

  • La espiritualidad es una actitud básica en el proceso de formación de la fe. A través de ella, el niño se inicia en la relación con Dios. Discutiremos cómo un catequista puede educar en la espiritualidad en el mundo de hoy para que el niño pueda desarrollar su confianza en Dios y descubrir los caminos para expresar su espiritualidad a través de las relaciones interpersonales, las actividades cotidianas y la oración.

3-11 RCIA TRACK: Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Assembly, (IALM) – Team RCIA 

  • We all agree that the community needs to be involved in the RCIA. But how do we go beyond bulletin announcements and explaining the RCIA to the assembly? The key is to stop trying to get the parish involved in the RCIA and start getting the catechumens and candidates involved in the parish. When you make your parish the RCIA curriculum, you will be shaping not just a group of people but an entire community into lifelong disciples. (Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) workshops are focused on the process of Christian Initiation.  The workshops are designed for both RCIA leaders and team members.)

3-12 RICA TRACK Su parroquia es el currículo: el RICA en medio de la congregación, (IALM) – P. Victor Reyes 

  • Todos estamos de acuerdo en que la comunidad debe participar en el RICA. Pero, ¿cómo vamos más allá de los anuncios de los boletines para explicarle el RICA a la congregación? La clave es dejar de tratar de involucrar a la parroquia en el RICA y comenzar a involucrar a los catecúmenos y candidatos en la parroquia. Cuando haga de su parroquia el plan de estudios del RICA, estará formando no solo a un grupo de personas, sino a toda una comunidad en discípulos de por vida. (El Taller del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana (RICA) está enfocado en el proceso de Iniciación Cristiana. El Taller está diseñado tanto para los líderes como para los miembros de RCIA).

3-13 PCL TRACK: Integrated Family Catechesis: A Necessity, Not An Option (IALM, Methods) – Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

  • The question is no longer, “Should we do family catechesis?” The question is now, “What are the necessary elements of effective family catechesis?” Through reflection and dialogue, we will explore the concept of integrated family catechesis that is systematic and intentional as it awakens, evangelizes and catechizes parents, leading them to a life of discipleship. All the while recognizing we must equip, support, affirm and challenge parents to see parenting as a vocation. Be inspired to meet families where they are and awaken in them the “holy longing” to live in relationship with God and His people. (Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) workshops are designed for people who lead catechetical (religious education) programs at a parish.  Typically this is a paid staff member but in some cases a volunteer will function in this role.)
Sesión 4: 1:15 - 2:15

4-01 FEATURED SPEAKER: Our Hope is in the Name of the Lord!, (BC2, IAC, IAT4, IALM, Learner) – Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

  • Pope Francis asks, “How often in our life do hopes vanish, how often do the expectations we have in our heart come to nothing!” Yet, the great hope that Christians possess comes from encountering God. It is Pope Benedict who reminds us that the definitive Love made visible in Jesus can transform the world from within. How do we remain hopeful in the face of the sometimes overwhelming darkness in our world? How do we remain hopeful in the face of suffering and pain in our own families? We will discuss and reflect on our need to cling to the Paschal Mystery, for not even death is stronger than the power of God’s love.

4-02 YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK: Rethinking Confirmation, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Youth Ministry Panel

  • Join us for a panel discussion about how Confirmation preparation can be fun and engaging for teens. Hear about a “stress-free” model for Confirmation as well as ideas for spiritual gatherings that parents, sponsors and candidates love.

4-03 Prayer & Spirituality (2 hrs.), (BT6, Catechist) – Cricket and Jerry Aull

  • Each of us has a concept of prayer but we need tools to live in a deeply engaged way of walking with Jesus. We will discuss prayer as our constant communication with God, an interior focus we develop, and our way of union with Christ.

4-04 Engage Children and Parents in First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Rosemary Potts

  • Catechists will learn about hands-on ways to engage children and their families in preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Take home practical and creative ideas for your faith formation sessions or Catholic School classroom.

4-05 Breaking Open Bible Stories About Catholic Social Teaching, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Pam Elsey

  • Learn effective ways to teach elementary children about Catholic Social Teaching through storytelling and hands-on activities. Activities based on Bible stories will be modeled.

4-06 Holy Icons: Windows Into Heaven, (IAT3, Theology) – Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou

  • This is a historical survey of the use of holy symbols, which eventually develop into Holy Icons in Christianity. The presentation covers both the Eastern and Western Christian Tradition of Holy Icons, their meaning and use.

4-07 Encountering Jesus: Supporting People With Special Needs, (2 hrs.) (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Jessie Moreau and Maggie Rousseau 

  • When provided the appropriate opportunity and access, all may encounter Christ. Hear about numerous strategies for exploring faith formation concepts for people with special needs. Interactive adapted materials that can be used with all participants will be shared. Behavioral considerations will be discussed. Time for discussion will be provided for each topic presented.

4-08 ADULT FORMATION TRACK: Adult Faith Formation Matters…A Lot!, (AM2, Methods) – Dr. Andrew Lichtenwalner 

  • Unpack the priority of Adult Faith Formation (AFF), providing an overview of AFF through the lens of key Church documents and posing the practical (and challenging) applications of the Church’s vision for parishes and leaders today.

4-09 ORADOR PRINCIPAL: Sacramento: el amor y la confianza de Dios hacia nosotros, (IAT5) – María L. Quiroz

  • Los sacramentos son signos visibles que manifiestan la vida y el amor de Dios al avanzar en nuestra peregrinación y relación con Él. Exploraremos cómo los sacramentos son una vía para experimentar la vida que Dios desea compartir con nosotros, a través de elementos comunes, tales como el agua, el aceite, las palabras, el pan y el vino, la imposición de las manos y el intercambio de las palabras.

4-10 Enseñando la misa a los niños, (BM2, IAT6, IALM, Methods) – Ileana Astorga

  • Los catequistas aprenderán de una manera dinámica y espiritual, lo sencillo que puede explicarse la misa.

4-11 Recursos digitales, planificación y presentación de la lección, (BM2, IALM) – Dulce Jiménez Abreu

  • Cada día la tecnología se hace más y más indispensable en nuestra vida diaria. El proceso catequético puede enriquecerse con el uso de los recursos tecnológicos a nuestra disposición. Examinaremos cómo podemos usar los recursos digitales en la planificación y la presentación de las lecciones de catequesis. Traiga su IPhone, IPad o computadora.

4-12 Espiritualidad Franciscana, (BC2, IAT4) – Awilda Guadalupe

  • ¿Qué es la espiritualidad franciscana? ¿Cuál es la teología que informa su espiritualidad? ¿Hay maneras de orar como franciscanos? Esta introducción a la espiritualidad franciscana ofrecerá una visión general de la espiritualidad franciscana y explorará formas en que el espíritu y el ejemplo de San Francisco de Asís pueden proporcionar un camino para la sanación y la paz en nuestro mundo atribulado.

4-13 RCIA TRACK: The Awe-Inspiring Rites of the RCIA: Training for Baptismal Living, (IAT6) – Team RCIA 

  • The liturgy, especially the rites of the RCIA, trains the seekers and the faithful how to become who God created us to be. Through celebration and song, prayer and reflection, we will discover how ritual shapes us for Christian life. (Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) workshops are focused on the process of Christian Initiation.  The workshops are designed for both RCIA leaders and team members.)

4-14 RICA TRACK: La Mistagogía: una práctica de por vida para vivir litúrgicamente, (IAT6) – P. Victor Reyes

  • ¿Por qué el período mistagógico es a menudo una decepción en lugar de una alegría? ¿A dónde se fueron todos los neófitos? ¿Cómo es posible que mantengamos un año completo de mistagogía cuando tan solo los 50 días parecen ser tan difíciles? Venga a descubrir nuevas formas de pensar en la catequesis pos-bautismal y explore métodos que involucren a los neófitos y a toda la parroquia en la renovación de la Pascua. (El Taller del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana (RICA) está enfocado en el proceso de Iniciación Cristiana. El Taller está diseñado tanto para los líderes como para los miembros de RCIA).

4-15 PCL TRACK: Thirsting for R.E.S.T, (IAC, IAT4, Catechist) – Becky Eldredge

  • Are you exhausted from the overwhelming demands of career and family life? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, and like you are running on empty, with no time for rest? As a wife, mother, and minister, Becky Eldredge understands the challenges of juggling many roles in our rapid paced life. She’s discovered ways to incorporate rituals of REST in daily life. Drawing on her training and experience as an Ignatian spiritual director, she will guide you through a process that will help you name the sources of your tiredness and create rituals of REST that work for you. Leave with a plan of action you can implement immediately to rest, to prevent burnout, and to continue to give generously to others. (Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) workshops are designed for people who lead catechetical (religious education) programs at a parish. Typically this is a paid staff member but in some cases a volunteer will function in this role.)
Sesión 5: 2:35 - 3:45

5-01 YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK: Leading Successful Small Groups with Youth, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Mike Sylvester

  • Conversation is important and we know that small groups encourage engagement with material, with one another, and provide opportunities to really apply the faith personally. Join us for tips, tools, and a few ‘things not to do’ while leading a small group. Let’s get practical and talk about concrete ways in which we can improve as small group leaders and improve the overall small group experience. Have one student who never talks? One who always talks? Have a student who only makes jokes and distracts? How about the one who wants desperately to go deeper? This workshop is for you!

5-02 Spirituality of the Child, (BL2, Learner) – Patrice Spirou

  • Young children have a great capacity for love. In fact, living a spiritual life is a very natural part of being a child. We will explore and discuss the beauty of the spirituality of children. We will share ways that we can support and accompany them as they grow in their relationship with God, as well as how we can assist parents in nurturing the spiritual formation of their children.

5-03 Get Your Game On!, (BM2, IALM, Methods)  Terri Odom & Sharon Brown 

  • An interactive exploration of fun classroom games and activities that will get participants involved and engaged, laughing and learning. We will look at ways to adapt sample activities to any age group or size as well as share some helpful methodology.

5-04 Catechist Wellness As A Way of Life, (BC3, IAC, Catechist) – Nancy Bird

  • What do you need as a Catechist to accompany others on their faith journey? Take some time today to relax, renew and rejuvenate. Even on an airplane, the flight attendant states, “In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others.” So why do we, as ministers in the church, continually nurture others before taking care of ourselves? Join us as we explore wellness as a way of life for Catechists and look at the spirituality of self-care as a call to the integration of body, mind, spirit and emotions and a reminder not to quit just yet!

5-05 Teaching the Mass to Children, (BM2, IAT6, IALM, Methods) – Katie Bogner 

  • As the source and the summit of our Catholic faith, the Eucharist should have a primary role in our classrooms. But how do we help children enter into the detailed liturgy, rich traditions, and the mystery of the Blessed Sacrament? Expect practical ideas, activities, and projects for Catholic classrooms and faith formation sessions to make the wonder of the Mass come to life for Catholics of all ages.

5-06 YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK: The Movement of Life Teen, (BM2, IALM, Methods) – Randy Raus, Mario Trujillo

  • Through powerful Eucharistic encounters and engaging catechesis, Edge (middle school) and Life Teen (high school), immerse teens in a dynamically Catholic parish culture. With the parish as their home, teens are further strengthened by summer camps, events, resources and digital evangelization. The goal is not only to equip parishes with resources to train catechists and reach teens, but also to create an environment for Catholic teens to feel supported and engaged in their faith outside of Mass. Find out how to navigate through and maximize benefit from Life Teen resources. Come to learn about Life Teen or to learn how to more effectively implement it.

5-07 Canon Law, Pope Francis & Catechesis (IAT3, Theology) – Fr. Tim Gadziala

  • When provided the appropriate opportunity and access, all may encounter Christ. Hear about numerous strategies for exploring faith formation concepts for people with special needs. Interactive adapted materials that can be used with all participants will be shared. Behavioral considerations will be discussed. Time for discussion will be provided for each topic presented.

5-08 ADULT FORMATION TRACK: Evangelization: Cultivating Disciples for Christ Through Adult Faith Formation, (AM1, Learner) – Monica Oppermann

  • Expect an interactive workshop that explores the meaning of evangelization, and its importance in adult faith formation as part of the whole process of cultivating disciples.   Presentation will include time for reflection and interactive discussion. 

5-09 ORADOR PRINCIPAL: ¡Nuestra esperanza está puesta en el nombre del Señor!, (BC2, IAC, IAT4, IALM) – Obispo Bernard E. (Ned) Shlesinger III

  • El Papa Francisco pregunta: “¿Con cuánta frecuencia en nuestra vida desaparecen las esperanzas, con cuánta frecuencia las expectativas que tenemos en nuestro corazón no se hacen realidad?” Sin embargo, la gran esperanza que poseen los cristianos proviene del encuentro con Dios. Es el Papa Benedicto quien nos recuerda que el amor definitivo que se hace visible en Jesús puede transformar el mundo desde adentro. ¿Cómo podemos mantener la esperanza ante la oscuridad a veces abrumadora que existe en nuestro mundo? ¿Cómo podemos mantener la esperanza ante el sufrimiento y el dolor presente en nuestras propias familias? Discutiremos y reflexionaremos sobre nuestra necesidad de aferrarnos al Misterio Pascual porque ni siquiera la muerte es más fuerte que el poder del amor de Dios.

5-10 RCIA TRACK: Mystagogy: A Lifelong Practice for Living Liturgically, (IALM) – Team RCIA

  • Why is the the mystagogical period often a letdown instead of high point? Where did all the neophytes go? How do we possibly maintain a full year of mystagogy when just the 50 days seems so difficult? Come discover new ways to think of postbaptismal catechesis and explore methods that will engage the neophytes and the whole parish in Easter renewal. (Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) workshops are focused on the process of Christian Initiation.  The workshops are designed for both RCIA leaders and team members.)

5-11 RICA TRACK: La Mistogogía: una práctica de por vida para vivir litúrgicamente – P. Victor Reyes 

  • ¿Por qué el período mistagógico es a menudo una decepción en lugar de una alegría? ¿A dónde se fueron todos los neófitos? ¿Cómo es posible que mantengamos un año completo de mistagogía cuando tan solo los 50 días parecen ser tan difíciles? Acompáñenos a descubrir nuevas formas de pensar en la catequesis pos-bautismal y explore métodos que involucren a los neófitos y a toda la parroquia en la renovación de la Pascua. (IAT6) (El Taller del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana (RICA) está enfocado en el proceso de Iniciación Cristiana. El Taller está diseñado tanto para los líderes como para los miembros de RCIA).

5-12 PCL TRACK: The Field of Catechesis: Analyzing Students and Parents in our Sessions, (IALM, Learner) – Dr. Timothy O’Malley 

  • Explore the field of catechesis, focusing on a cultural and sociological analysis of those involved in within our parishes. Who is coming? Who isn’t? Why are they coming? What do they know and understand about Jesus Christ when they do come? We will also think about strategies for dealing with the various Catholics and non-Catholics attending catechetical programs in the parish. (Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) workshops are designed for people who lead catechetical (religious education) programs at a parish.  Typically this is a paid staff member but in some cases a volunteer will function in this role.)

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