Saturday Workshops - Period 5
March 1, 2003 • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Mary Lee Becker
5-01 Not Another "Ice Breaker" … Ugh! Building
Community with Young Adolescents
It is impossible to be Christian
alone! Young adolescents know this instinctively – they "long to
belong" and be a part of the group. So what’s the difference between a
"clique" and a "community"? Discover the keys to building
community with this self-conscious and selfexpressive age group. Learn
guiding principles and practical ideas for helping young adolescents feel
comfortable, connected and cared about!
5-02 Five Great Heroes of the Bible … Who Happen To Be WomenNot all biblical heroes are male.
Women play critical roles in the untold unfolding of God’s plan, and five of
them are presented as the major agents by which God directs the fate of
Israel. The five who will be treated are Rebecca, Ruth, Esther, Mary
Magdalene, and Prisca, the co-worker of St. Paul.
Rev. Lawrence Boadt, C.S.P.
Los Angeles native Fr. Lawrence
Boadt has taught at Fordham University and at St. John’s University. Since
1997, he has been Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Washington
Theological Union. Currently, he serves as President and Publisher of the
Paulist Press in Mahwah, N.J., and resides at Good Shepherd Parish in New York
5-03 Maintaining an Active Presence in the Moral and Spiritual
Growth of Your TeenBusy working with other people’s
children while barely hanging in there with your own? Given in a casual
parent-to-parent style, this session aims to help all of us gain clarity and
confidence in working with the spiritual growth of our own teens.
Mike Carotta has spent more than
25 years working with adolescents as a religious educator, author, researcher,
parent and volunteer coach. He is currently National Catechetical Advisor for
Harcourt Religion Publishers. Author of numerous articles, he conducts
national seminars and has been a keynote and workshop presenter at many
national and regional Catholic conferences. He was one of three Americans
asked by the U.S. bishops to facilitate the catechetical sessions for World
Youth Day in Paris.
ichael Carotta, Ed.D.
5-04 Gospel Women: New Models of Church and Authority for
Troubled TimesGregory D. Comella, C.P.P.S.
A deeper call during the current
crisis/sex scandal in the Catholic Church is to inquire contemplatively as to
whether our Scriptures point us to see and acknowledge alternative ways of
gathering and making decisions. This workshop will suggest that Gospel Women
provide images and narratives that help us understand Church identity and
authority in new and livable ways.
5-05 Teaching Good Liturgy and Music Skills to Our Young
GenerationThe key to good liturgical formation
for students of parish and school religious programs is to have a solid
relationship between music teachers and the diocese’s Office of Liturgy.
Come and listen to some musical examples and discuss some ideas to implement
this in your parish.
Liturgical musician Jaime Cortez
is presently Music Director of St. Bridget Church in Arizona. His work has
focused on bilingual communities, and through his ministry and travel he works
to join the Hispanic culture with other cultures throughout the United States.
Cortez performs as a recording artist and has a number of pieces published,
including a new compilation of Spanish, English and bilingual music entitled
5-06 Real Presence, Eucharist and JusticeMany Catholics limit their
understanding of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ to the Sacred Species.
However, this has consequences on our personal piety. In this talk, Fr.
Michael Crosby will discuss the fuller meaning of the Real Presence and how
justice must define our liturgical piety.
Michael Crosby, a Capuchine
Franciscan, is currently a Retreat Director. He lives with four other
Capuchins in downtown Milwaukee among the poor. He has written 13 books –
including "The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us" and " ‘Do
You Love Me?’ Jesus Questions the Church" – and lectures extensively
around the world.
Michael H. Crosby, O.F.M.Cap.
5-07 The Ongoing Catechumenate – Not an Option!This presentation will explain why
an ongoing, year-round catechumenate process is the only way to implement the
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults faithfully. Suggestions will be
offered about how to transition from an academic year model to an ongoing
Fr. Robert D. Duggan, a presbyter
in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has taught at the Washington
Theological Union, The Catholic University of America, and the University of
Notre Dame. His current ministry is Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in
Gaithersburg, Md. Fr. Duggan has lectured widely and is an author of books and
a regular column in Church magazines.
Rev. Robert D. Duggan
5-08 Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of SexualityThere is a vital need in our church
and culture to reclaim an affirming sense of human sexuality. Spirituality and
sexuality are intended to be friends, not enemies. Intimacy is the holy and
gifted ground of our relationships. We can experience deeper joy and delight
in our lives when we see the erotic as a sacred energy that shapes all facets
of our living. This workshop explores the practical ways that we are called
whatever our gender, age, orientation or vocational path to embrace a
generative and loving way of being fully human.
Fran Ferder, a Franciscan Sister
of Perpetual Adoration, is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and
Professor in the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle
University. She maintains a busy schedule of national and international
speaking engagements and writing. Her latest book, with Rev. John Heagle, is
"Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality."
Rev. John HeagleFor 16 years John Heagle, along
with Fran Ferder, has served as Co-Director of Therapy and Renewal Associates
(TARA), located in Seattle, Wash. He also teaches in the Graduate School of
Theology and Ministry at Seattle University and maintains a full national and
international speaking schedule. The former pastor has authored two books on
his own and those with Fran Ferder.
5-09 After the Flame: Lessons from the Crucible of Death
Death is the most devastating experience. Yet there are
indispensable lessons that can only be learned from death and grief. If you
have shared the pain of loss through a death, if you minister with the
bereaved, or if you want to prepare yourself for a death experience, come be
inspired by someone who has been there herself and has led others on the
journey. For this brief time, face death to learn about life.
Amy Florian is widely skilled in
parish ministry, with more than 25 years of experience in liturgy, bereavement
and religious education. Currently a liturgy and bereavement consultant in the
Chicago Archdiocese, Florian conducts workshops, missions and training
sessions on parish, diocesan and national levels. She has published several
articles and authored a book on celebrating ritual with children.
5-10 New Foundations for a Theology of MinistryDr. Richard R. Gaillardetz
The flowering of lay ministries is
one of the great gifts bequeathed to the Church by the Second Vatican Council.
However, conflicts still remain in working out the proper relationship between
ordained ministry and the ministry of the baptized. This presentation will
offer a vision of Christian ministry that can nourish a fruitful relationship
between the ordained and the baptized ministries.
5-11 The Holy Spirit: A Job Description
Knowing who the Holy Spirit is and what the Spirit does is key
to experiencing the "payoff" of the Sacrament of Confirmation and to
understanding Parts One and Two of the Catechism of the Catholic Church –
"The Profession of Faith" and "The Celebration of the Christian
Ministry." Dr. Paul Ford will share insights gained in a decade of
teaching pneumatology, the theology of the Holy Spirit.
A "cradle" Catholic,
Paul Ford is Professor of Theology and Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary in
Camarillo, Calif. An international authority on the life and writings of C.S.
Lewis, Ford has taught, since 1978, at Fuller Seminary, Loyola Marymount
University and Mount St. Mary’s College. The chant scholar, cantor and choir
director appears frequently at the Religious Education Congress and the Young
Adult and Liturgy conferences and is a workshop and retreat director
5-12 A Child Shall Lead Them: Celebrating & Praying the
Word with ChildrenPaule Freeburg, D.C.
If you love children and want to
share God’s Word with them, you are invited to bring your enthusiasm and
your questions. This workshop will demonstrate how to celebrate God’s Word
in two settings – the Sunday assembly and the catechetical session (Catholic
school or parish program). We will share actual experiences of celebrating the
Word and responses of children. Topics of discussion will include: reflecting
and proclaiming the Word to children, principles for adapting the Word for
children, the role of music, creeds for children, and recruiting and preparing
leaders for Liturgy of the Word.
5-13 Encountering Jesus, Discovering DiscipleshipJesus calls people and then sends
them as disciples. The initiative belongs to God (Jesus) and the response to
the disciple. We look at how people in the Gospels encounter Jesus, come to
faith, and are sent out as disciples. Then we can apply these lessons to
Anthony Gittins, a Holy Ghost
Father (Spiritans), is currently the Bishop F.X. Ford Professor of Missiology
at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A former teacher of theological
anthropology, Fr. Gittins has served as retreat preacher, public speaker and
workshop leader. British by birth, he travels and teaches widely.
Anthony J. Gittins, C.S.Sp.
5-14 Teaching as Jesus TaughtThomas Groome
As religious educators, we are
always apprentices to the Master Teacher, Jesus. This workshop will review
both what and how Jesus taught as the model for how to carry on our
catechetical ministry, especially in times like these.
5-15 Looking at Criminal Justice Through Eyes of FaithA panel – comprised of a prison
warden, a murder victim’s family member, a former inmate and family members
of inmates – will share their experiences of the criminal justice system and
help us look at a Gospel response to all those impacted by this system.
Since his ordination, Fr. George
Horan has served for 16 years as a county jail Chaplain. For the past seven
years, he has been Associate Director of Detention Ministry and Catholic
Liaison for the Los Angeles County Jails. A previous Congress speaker, Fr.
Horan is a frequent presenter on the death penalty and other criminal justice
Fr. George Horan & Panel
5-16 The Catechist and SpiritualityMost Rev. Howard J. Hubbard
In this session, Bishop Howard
Hubbard will focus on the call and the ministry of the catechist, the
spirituality of the catechist, and the qualities needed for contemporary
catechetical ministry. (This is a repeat of Session 4-14.)
5-17 Music in Sacred Moments with ChildrenCarey Landry & Carol
Using the new music of "Hi God
5" and many of their prayerful songs for children, Carey Landry and Carol
Jean Kinghorn will demonstrate how music can be used in various forms of
prayer with children, quiet times of meditation and joyful classroom
5-18 Celebrating African-American Holy DaysEva Marie Lumas, S.S.S.
Effective catechesis and liturgy in
the African-American community require catechists and liturgical ministers to
interpret African-American "special days" as holy days and celebrate
them well! This workshop will propose strategies and resources for Africentric
5-19 Vocation: The Difference Between House and HomePatricia M. McCormack, Ed.D.
Is parenting primarily a job or a
calling? The answer distinguishes a house from a home. This session will
explore the meaning of vocation, the role of parents as primary teachers, and
essential elements for making a happy home. The presentation may serve as a
model for replication in parish settings.
5-20 Communication: A Guide to Effective CollaborationLoughlan Sofield, S.T.
This presentation will explore some
practical aspects of collaboration. It will look at the role of self-esteem
and anger as major issues that affect communication.
5-21 Native American SpiritualityJoin in an exploration of Native
American spirituality through story, song and humor. This Chumash/O’odham
family welcomes participants into their tribal cultural world, sharing with
them their ancient covenant with our Creator God.
Georgiana Sanchez is a Chumash/O’odham
storyteller and nationally published writer. She teaches full time for
American Indian Studies at California State University, Long Beach and is
invited to numerous conferences and gatherings as keynote speaker, lecturer
and workshop presenter. Since 1996, she has participated in ecumenical
dialogues on Native American spirituality with the General Commission on
Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.
Susan DiazSusan Diaz, a Chumash/O’odham,
is a wife and mother of five – and grandmother of 26. A storyteller,
workshop presenter, retreat master and lecturer, she now works at her lifelong
dream of hospice work for TrinityCare with Little Company of Mary in Torrance,
Patricia EstradaPat Estrada is a Chumash/O’odham
wife, mother and grandmother of 11. After more than 30 years of service as a
Master Catechist for the Los Angeles Archdiocese and as a parish DRE she has
retired and is now a presenter and storyteller. Her interest remains in
working with Native American Catholic youth living on the reservations near to
her home in Riverside, Calif.
Sarah KoyoSarah Kayo is a storyteller and
singer of Chumash songs. She has been called one of the "emerging
voices" of the California Indian Storytelling Association.
Mary MorenoMary Moreno is an educator and
storyteller. She is a mentor of practicum teachers at Los Angeles Harbor
College in Wilmington, Calif., and a facilitator for workshops and yearly RCIA
retreats. She is a member of the California Indian Storytelling Association.
Joseph J. Moreno, Jr.John Moreno is a Chumash/O’odham
of indigenous heritage. An artist/painter of Chumash spirit art and a
singer/songwriter and storyteller, this husband and father of two daughters is
the Chumash language keeper for his family and has been working with linguists
to reawaken the Barbareno Chumash language. He is a member of the Barbareno
Chumash Council and the California Indian Storytelling Association.
5-22 A Restoring Spirit – Standing in the Need of PrayerOne of the two great themes of the
lenten season is repentance – our "standing in the need of
prayer." This workshop will examine the two key concepts centered around
repentance: sin and reconciliation. Concrete suggestions will be made for
celebrating Reconciliation in a variety of settings: individually and
communally, with youth, among African-Americans and multiculturally.
Fr. J-Glenn Murray is Director of
the Office of Pastoral Liturgy for the Cleveland Diocese. He was the principal
drafter of "Plenty Good Room: The Spirit and Truth of African American
Catholic Worship," a document from the U.S. bishops’ Committee on
Liturgy and the Black Catholic Secretariat. In addition to his other duties,
Fr. Murray maintains a busy national speaking schedule.
Rev. J-Glenn Murray, S.J.
5-23 Toward a Poetics of Dreaming . . .Hundreds of thousands of years
before we ever came to Earth, God was dreaming our lives and who we would be.
Then, we were born and entered into the gift path of the life dreamed for us.
We spend at least one-third of our lives in the secret world of sleep. The
dreamed life is rich with every kind of possibility. By contrast, our lives
abroad in the day are narrow, predictable and limited. We force ourselves to
be who we are expected to be. In this session, we will explore how dreaming
could deepen our spirituality, how the rich life of the night might be
sistered with the thin life of the day, and how the vision of dreaming might
bring us into the tenderness of God, the primal Dreamer.
Irish poet and acclaimed author,
John O’Donohue was born in the Burren region of County Clare, Ireland. His
popularity stems from his international best-seller, "Anam Cara: A Book
of Celtic Wisdom." He travels widely throughout the United States and
Europe, lecturing and leading seminars.
Rev. John O’Donohue
5-24 Catholic Christian Morality: Life, Love, Loyalty &
LaughterRichard Sparks, C.S.P.
Remember the days of Catholic
"lists"? The 7 Sacraments, 10 Commandments, 3 theological virtues, 7
gifts of the Spirit, 12 fruits, 4 evangelists, 12 Apostles, and 8 Beatitudes.
I’d like to offer a new list – the 4 Ls – the keys to sound, solid,
approachable Catholic morality. This promises to be a life-giving,
love-inspiring, loyalty enhancing and laughter-evoking look at the basics of
5-25 The Spiritual StorytellersThe connection between storyteller
and listener is holy. Recognizing this holy connection is a beginning step to
witness the grace that comes with the stories we tell. Learn about ways to be
open to the Holy Spirit during your storytelling as preacher, teacher or
lector. Come share your experiences of witnessing God’s presence in your
Tom Sparough, "The Space
Painter," is a freelance performer, writer, storyteller and facilitator.
He is an entertainment minister who tells stories and illustrates them with
juggling, performing at keynotes, parish missions and retreats. The former
performer/writer (with the Fountain Square Fools) and teacher (at the
University of Cincinnati) has been a full-time speaker and teacher of the
juggling arts since 1988.
J. Thomas Sparough
5-26 Foundations of Multiculturalism: A View of ActsRonald D. Witherup, S.S.
Although the Acts of the Apostles is read in the liturgical
year every Easter season, it is a book that receives little attention from
educators and preachers. This workshop will examine the Acts from the
perspective of its remarkable lessons on multiculturalism. Ancient words can
affect modern deeds!
5-27 Heroes and Heroines of the Gospels: The Men and Women
The Gospels provide us with a variety of male and female
characters who surround Jesus; some are identified, while others are unnamed.
These are the heroes and heroines of the Gospels who relate to Jesus in a
variety of ways and are often models for discipleship and the practice of
faith. This workshop will explore some of these characters and their
interaction with Jesus in an attempt to better acquaint participants with each
of them as role models for living and practicing one’s faith in Jesus.
Arthur Zannoni is a Scripture
scholar, theologian, author, editor, workshop leader and a master teacher. He
conducts adult education programs, parish missions and retreats based on the
Bible. An award-winning freelance writer, he is editor of two books, author of
four, and has contributed articles to a variety of publications. In addition,
he has served as a consultant to several Catholic publishing companies.
Arthur E. Zannoni
5-71 VIETNAMESE WORKSHOP
John-Francis Cha Toàn, S.J.