KATHERINE ANGULO - "Call to Accompany - Llamados a Accompañar"
The Called to Accompany series from the Archdiocese of Atlanta invites youth ministry volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful. Through videos and group discussions, volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis' call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Church. This workshop will explore this process.
MARY MIRRIONE - "Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Recognizing the Religious Potential of the Child"
The capacity for silence, for reverence and for contemplation needs to be nurtured within children for them to have a lifelong encounter with the One who loves them. For over 60 years the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has studied and served this encounter with ages 3-12. CGS is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.This workshop will provide an overview the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as well as strategies for implementing and sustaining this work in a parish setting. This workshop will also provide practical tools for approaching prayer with children in any setting.
JOHN ROBERTO - "Faith Formation for All The Seasons of Life"
How can we make lifelong faith formation a reality in parish life today? This workshop presents practical approaches and strategies for creating a lifelong plan to form disciples at every stage of life from childhood through adulthood. Learn about new educational methods and digital tools to engage people more fully in faith forming experiences. Discover how to integrate intergenerational relationships and faith experiences into faith formation for all ages; and how to make families and family faith formation integral to everything we do.
JULIANNE STANZ - "Start With Jesus: We The Missionary People"
Becoming a vibrant parish community is the result of small, intentional steps initiated at the parish leadership level but also accepted by each disciple personally. If our people are renewed, our parishes and ministries will be renewed. "We the people" are the ones who will renew our parishes but only if we have been renewed by the Lord Jesus Christ himself who wants us to grow as his disciples. People are always our best resource in the disciple making process. With joy, humor and practical insights, Julianne will help you to set forth a vision for reaching all people and practical ways by which we can become a community of missionary disciples that set the world on fire.