Religious Education Congress
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February 28, 2003 • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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1-01 Single Parent Family Ministry: A Need In Our Parishes
There are many single parents with their children in our Catholic parishes. A great number of these folks feel disconnected and feel slighted in our churches. In this workshop, Fr. Tom Allender will present the content utilized in evangelizing the Catholic community about the need of Single Parent Family Ministries. Sr. Agatha Faimon will explain the techniques and methodologies possible within a parish setting.Allender, S.J.
Fr. Tom Allender has worked in a variety of fields from high school to college as a teacher and administrator. A former parish priest, he has served in the Chicago ghettos and the Indian reservations in Washington. Also an author, he has written "The God Within" and "God Loves an Unmade Bed." For the past 19 years, he has been involved in parish evangelization/renewals in more than 800 parishes in 45 different states.
Sr. Agatha Faimon, C.H.S.Sr. Agatha Faimon has ministered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Sioux in South Dakota. She has worked in the inner city with the African-American community in San Diego. For the past 30-plus years, she has served as a pastoral assistant in California parishes. Sr. Faimon has 15 years of teaching and 35 years of organizing, developing and promoting various parish ministries – one of the most recent being Ministry to Single Parent Families.
1-02 The Sexual Abuse Scandal and Young Adult Catholics:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Tom Beaudoin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College. He has taught at colleges around the country and speaks internationally at theology and ministry conferences. He is the author of "Virtual Faith" and plays bass for the rock band "Mother Cruiser."
Dr. Tom Beaudoin
1-03 The Necessity of Forgiveness: The Possibility of
Fr. Patrick Brennan, a priest for nearly three decades, is Pastor of Holy Family Church in Alverness, Ill. He is currently specializing in "re-imaging" parishes to help develop evangelization and build genuine experiences of community. A licensed psychologist, he also serves as President of the National Center for Evangelization and Parish Renewals.
Rev. Patrick Brennan
1-04 Will There Be Faith on Earth? The Church and the Next
Kathleen Chesto is a storyteller of insights on the holiness of ordinary life. She holds a doctorate in ministry and a master’s in theology and has been actively involved in family ministry and religious education for 30 years. Dr. Chesto presently leads parish retreats throughout the United States and Canada. She has produced numerous books and videos on faith, prayer and family life and has received several national awards for her work.
Dr. Kathleen O’Connell Chesto
1-05 Even Darkness is Held by Light
Paula D’Arcy, a licensed therapist, is an author, retreat leader and internationally known speaker. Her ministry grew from personal tragedy, when at the age of 27 she lost her husband and 21-month-old daughter in a drunk driving accident. She and the child with whom she was three months pregnant survived. Her latest book, released in fall 2002, is titled "A New Set of Eyes."
1-06 Catholic Christian: The Sacramental Perspective
Dr. Nancy Dallavalle is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. Because of her ongoing work on Catholic feminism, she has produced several articles and was funded by a Christian Faith and Life Sabbatical Grant from the Louisville Institute. She is co-chair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group at the American Academy of Religion and serves as a cantor and eighth-grade catechist at her local parish.
Nancy A. Dallavalle
1-07 Refreshing the Vision for Youth Ministry
Dr. Carole Eipers is the Director of Catechetics for William H. Sadlier, Inc. She has served in parish ministries for over 20 years as a teacher, Director of Religious Education, youth minister and pastoral associate. She was Director of the Office for Catechesis in Chicago for nine years and also served as President of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership. Eipers has written and presented extensively in the area of catechetics.
Carole M. Eipers, D.Min.
1-08 A Spirituality of Love, Joy, Need, Fear, Sorrow and
Fr. Bob Fabing has founded 37 marriage counseling and family therapy centers from San Diego, Calif., to Portland, Ore., through the Jesuit Institute for Family Life Network. He is Director of the 36-Day Program in the Spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola at the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos, Calif., where he lives. He is also author and composer of eight liturgical music compilations.
Bob Fabing, S.J.
1-09 Seeing God With Fresh Eyes
Since 1990, Fr. Richard Fragomeni has taught at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he now is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics, and Chairperson of the Department of Word and Worship. He has been active in parish renewals and diocesan workshops and has been keynote, speaker or presenter at many national events. Fr. Fragomeni has contributed articles to a variety of journals.
Rev. Richard Fragomeni
1-10 Human Sexuality: A Catechetical Paradigm
Dr. Greer Gordon is the Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House and a member of the faculty of the Department of African/African American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. The Baton Rouge, La., native is a former teacher, religious education director and consultant.
1-11 Keeping On As Catechists
Tom Groome is Senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College. The award-winning author has written a half-dozen books and more than 100 articles and essays. In the past 25 years, he has made over 500 public presentations, including keynote addresses at all the major conferences of religious educators in North America, both Catholic and Protestant.
Thomas H. Groome
1-12 Praying From Folk Tales and Other Stories
Marlene Halpin is a teacher with experience from kindergarten through graduate school and adult education and is presently Catechetical Consultant for Loyola Press in Chicago. Author of 18 books, she has been a lecturer/facilitator for professional and religious groups, both regional and national, in 34 states, Canada, England and New Zealand. Sr. Halpin is currently helping to set up a spirituality center in a large, Chicago day-care center.
Marlene Halpin, O.P., Ph.D.
1-13 Many Voices, One Text
Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, Calif. Previously an instructor at the University of Portland and at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, she has written and lectured extensively on the Bible, biblical prophets, culture, and women’s issues in biblical interpretation.
Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza
1-14 Sharing a Game Plan for Life With Teens
Lou Holtz is Head Football Coach at the University of South Carolina. He is also a nationally recognized motivational speaker and author of "A Teen’s Game Plan for Life." Holtz is the first coach to lead four different schools to Top 20 finishes. He coached the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame from 1986 to 1996, winning the national championship in 1988.
1-15 The Eucharist in Mark’s Gospel
Fr. Eugene LaVerdiere, a member of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, is Senior Editor of Emmanuel magazine and National Secretary of the Pontifical Missionary Union for the Clergy and Religious. He is also an Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union and a distinguished lecturer at Fordham University. He is author of numerous books, publications, dictionary entries, articles, a syndicated column, as well as audio and video cassettes.
Eugene LaVerdiere, S.S.S.
1-16 Mass Confusion in the Music of Mass
Presenter, workshop clinician, composer, performer – Jesse Manibusan is a familiar face at the L.A. Congress and conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Focused on youth and young adult ministry, liturgy and music, his appearances as emcee, keynote and speaker have him traveling extensively throughout the year. Manibusan wrote the 2003 Religious Education Congress Theme Song, "Bearer of Hope, Restoring Spirit."
1-17 Family Essentials for Positive Soul Formation
Dr. Pat McCormack is an Associate of the Center for Catholic Education at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is currently Director of Formative Parenting Support Services in Delaware and a consultant in formation education issues. An experienced teacher and public speaker, McCormack authors "Parent Partnership Handbook," a feature of Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine.
Patricia M. McCormack, Ed.D.
1-18 Tipping Points for Building Strategic Readers
Bob Pavlik’s career as a teacher, professor, administrator and author spans 37 years. He renewed his K-12 teaching experiences during a recent sabbatical, experimenting with Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Today, he is Director of the School Design and Development Center, Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, which helps schools transform their programs and various groups open new schools.
Dr. Robert A. Pavlik
1-19 Celebrating the Eucharist Around a Round Table
Dr. Peter Phan, a native of Vietnam, is a priest of the Dallas Diocese. He has served as President of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is currently the Warren-Blanding Professor of Religion and Culture in the Department of Religion and Religious Education at The Catholic University of America. Author of several books, his latest is titled "The Asian Synod."
Dr. Peter C. Phan
1-20 Teaching the Virtue of Hope to Young People
Ken Doran has 25 years experience in catechetical ministry and is currently Sales Representative for William H. Sadlier, Inc. Teaching certification courses for the past 11 years, he is also Master Catechist for the Diocese of Camden, N.J., as well as fifth-grade and Communion catechist at Holy Saviour Parish in Westmont, N.J. The former high school teacher has been a workshop presenter at numerous national and diocesan catechetical congresses.
1-21 U.N. Attacks on Life, Faith and Family
Austin Ruse is President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. He is also founder and President of the John Paul II Center for the Study of International Organizations. Ruse regularly briefs the White House and the U.S. House and Senate on U.N. matters and appears frequently on television, radio and in print. His U.N. expertise has him travelling and lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Far East and Europe.
1-22 Teens Are Ready For Some Good News
A workshop and youth rally speaker, youth ministry training consultant and disc jockey, Anna Scally has made over 2,000 public presentations at youth rallies, training events, retreats and adult education days, including major conferences for religious educators in North America. Scally, President of Cornerstone Media, is also a columnist for their "Top Music Countdown" quarterly poster.
1-23 Biblical Vision of the Christian Vocation
Donald Senior, a member of the Passionist Congregation, is President of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also Professor of New Testament. A frequent lecturer and speaker throughout the United States and abroad, Fr. Senior has published extensively on biblical topics, with numerous books and articles for both scholarly and popular audiences. In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Donald Senior, C.P.
1-24 In a Poetic Minefield: Problems with Psalms
Dr. Daniel Christopher teaches Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) in the Theological Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he is also Director of Peace Studies. He has several published scholarly articles, reviews, chapters and books and lectures widely in the United States. He appears frequently in conferences of the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and United Methodist churches throughout Southern California.
Dr. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
1-25 Character Matters: A Discussion on the Importance of
Building Character in Children
Pam Stenzel, as President of the Core-Alliance Group, speaks to more than 500,000 teens a year about the issues of sexuality and the importance of abstinence. She is also Director of Alpha Women’s Center in Minneapolis, a counseling center for women undergoing crisis pregnancies. Her curriculum, "Sex, Love and Relationships," received the 1999 Crown Award for Curriculum of the Year.
1-26 A Moral Response to Terrorism
Jim Wallis – author, preacher and activist – is currently Editor in Chief of Sojourners magazine and Convener of the Call to Renewal Network. A regular contributor on ethics and public life for MSNBC Online, Wallis is also author of numerous books and columns which have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines. He travels extensively both here and abroad, organizing, preaching, debating, and leading seminars and retreats.
1-71 VIETNAMESE WORKSHOP
Rev. Joseph Hoa Trinh
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