February 28, 2019

Catechetical Congress 2019 | Congreso de Catequesis 2019

Stay With Us

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Doors open 8:00 a.m.

$50.00 per person | Walk-ins $60.00 per person

This year’s Catechetical Congress promises once again to be exciting, enjoyable, and rewarding. The worship, keynote address, and many workshops will touch on every aspect of catechetical parish ministry. It will be an opportunity for renewal, formation, and fellowship.

Permanece Con Nosotros

 

Sábado 14 de setiembre, 2019

St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Las puertas abrirán a las 8:00 a.m.

 $50.00 por persona | $60.00 a la entrada el día del congreso

El Congreso de Catequesis de este año promete nuevamente ser emocionante, divertido y gratificante. El culto, la presentación principal y los diferentes talleres estarán referidos a cada aspecto del ministerio de catequesis en la parroquia. Será una oportunidad de formación, renovación y camaradería.

Our Keynote Speaker

Presentador Principal

Dr. Mary Healy
Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit

Doctorate in Biblical Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2000; STL, Theology, International Academy of Theology, Gaming, Austria, 1998; MA, philosophy, Catholic University of America, 1991; MA, Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1988; BA, University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude), 1986.

Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life.

Dra. Mary Healy
Profesora de la Sagrada Escritura en el Seminario Mayor del Sagrado Corazón, Detroit

Doctorado en Teología Bíblica, Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana, Roma, 2000; STL, Teología, Academia Internacional de Teología, Gaming, Austria, 1998; MA, Filosofía, Universidad Católica de América, 1991; MA, Universidad Franciscana de Steubenville, 1988; BA, Universidad de Notre Dame (magna cum laude), 1986.

Mary Healy es una profesora de la Sagrada Escritura en el Seminario Mayor del Sagrado Corazón en Detroit y una presentadora internacional sobre temas relacionados con la Sagrada Escritura, la evangelización, la sanación espiritual, y la vida espiritual.

Chief Catechist of the Diocese

Most Reverend John O. Barres
Chief Catechist of the Diocese will Bless and Commission all involved in Catechetical Ministry at the conclusion of the day.

Reverendísimo John O. Barres
Catequista principal de la Diócesis bendecirá y comisionará a todos los involucrados en el Ministerio Catequético al final del día.

Workshops

List 1 / Lista 1

1A. Young, Alive and Chosen by Christ

Presenter: Brother Richard Contino, OSF, BA British Literature, MA Religious Education, HS Religion Teacher, Retreat Presenter and Spiritual Director, Novice Director for Franciscan Brothers.
Description: Mentoring Young People to express and share a culture of faith using the document, Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod, 2018; Young people, the Faith and Vocational Discernment together with Rejoice and Be Glad, our call to holiness.
Suggested for: Catechetical and Parish Leaders, Youth Ministers

 

3A. El Canto y la Música en la Liturgia

Presentador: José Cordero, MA en Educación Religiosa de Fordham University;  MA en Educación, BA en Música. Instructor en el Instituto Pastoral de la Arquidiócesis de NY y en la Escuela de Discípulos Misioneros en la Diócesis de Rockville Centre.
Descripción: Según Sacrosanctum Concilium #112 “La tradición musical de la Iglesia universal constituye un tesoro de valor inestimable, que sobresale entre las demás expresiones artísticas, principalmente porque el canto sagrado, unido a las palabras, constituye una parte necesaria o integral de la Liturgia solemne…La Música Sacra, Por consiguiente, será tanto más santa cuanto más íntimamente se halle unida a la acción litúrgica.  Este taller tiene como propósito preparar como debe ser la música en la liturgia y como elegir los cantos.  Será un taller interactivo.
Sugerido para: Miembros del ministerio de música, liturgia y todos los interesados

 

5A. How to utilize FORMED in the formation of Adults and Children – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Maria  Davidson,M.A. in Theology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, B.A. in English/Secondary Education. 25 + years in Faith Formation
Description: FORMED, a website which provides unlimited access to relevant Catholic content, often compared to Netflix for Catholics, is a wonderful tool and resource for the Faith Formation of both adults and children.  Discover the many ways you can use FORMED in the classroom, for sacramental preparation, for adult study groups, and for reaching out to inactive Catholics.
Suggested for: All

 

6A. Eucharist and Mission:  How Celebrating the Mass Sends Us Out to be Disciples  – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco,D.Min. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, MA Liturgical Studies, Mdiv, BA Education, Former professor of Liturgy and Director of Liturgical Formation, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Author/co-Author of 6 books, and 15+ articles all in the area of liturgical studies.
Description: We gather for Mass in order to be sent out from Mass!  This workshop will examine the prayers, actions and symbols of the Mass in order to discover how being sent out as missionary disciples is integral to understanding what it means for Catholics to celebrate the Eucharist.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Parish Liturgy Committee member

 

7A. Empowering Teens for Leadership

Presenter: Mary Dennis, Youth, Young Adult and RCIA Minister for St. Mary’s Parish, East Islip, BS education, certificate in Youth Ministry & RCIA from DRVC, Continuing education classes at Stony Brook University
Description: Teens are not only the leaders for tomorrow, they are the leaders for today. In this workshop a sharing of the success in cultivating teen leaders and lead the group in a discussion of how this can be done in their own parish.
Suggested for: All who work with Youth Groups

 

9A. Everything you wanted to know about Annulments and were afraid to ask

Presenter: Rev. Lee Descoteaux,M.A. in Theology, JCL Canon Law
Description: What the church teaches about annulments, the do’s and the don’ts.
Suggested for: Marriage Prep Leaders, Priests, Deacons Catechetical Leaders

 

10A. And Then We Do This… – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Rita Dlug, M.A. Religious Studies, DRE 16 years
Description: Explaining the why’s of ritual to children.  Ritual provides different ways to encounter Christ.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, all those in ministry

 

12 A. How to Talk to Teens about the Theology of the Body.

Presenter: Laura Domanico, BA in Business;MA in Education; MA in Theology; Certificate -Theology of the Body Institute
Description: How to help teens understand the principles behind Theology of the Body.
Suggested for: All those working with Teens

 

13A. Sacraments and Music go together like apple and pie

Presenter: Christopher Ferraro, MA Theology; MA Pastoral Studies
Description: Music plays an indispensable role in the celebration of the sacraments.  Explore some musical possibilities for first Penance, first Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Music Directors, Liturgical Musicians

 

15A. Partnering with Parents in Ministry – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Christine Fitzgerald,Graduate School of Missionary Disciples
Suggested for: Youth Ministers, Catechetical Leaders

 

18A. Catechesis using Bible and Bible Activities – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Christopher Gospodarzec, Ph.D. Education; MA Theology
Description: Several methods and activities to show how you can use the Bible in Religious Education.
Suggested for: Catechists, Catechetical Leaders and All

 

19A. Paul and Philemon:  Creating a Christian Community of Disciples

Presenter: Revered Patrick J. Griffin, CM PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University in Washington, DC; currently Executive Director of Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, NY
Description: All of Paul’s letters teach about the nature of a Christian Community of disciples.  The shortest of his writings is long on emphasizing those elements that lead to a missionary perspective.
Suggested for: Anyone and everyone who is on the journey of life, longing to love God, neighbor an self.

 

21A. Catechesis with U.S. Born Latino Children and Youth 

Presenter: Dulce Jimenez is the Director of Bilingual Religion Markets for William H. Sadlier, Inc. A professor and translator of religion material, she has contributed greatly to the development of Sadlier’s bilingual materials. She has been involved in the preparation of materials for the Spanish-speaking population of the United States and has presented numerous workshops on the integration of Spanish-speaking culture into catechesis and on practical ways to teach religion to bilingual children. Dulce graduated from Michigan State University with a master’s degree in social science and from Lehman College with a master’s degree in Spanish literature. At present, she is pursuing a master’s degree in religious education at Fordham University.

Description: Hispanic children and youth are a gift to the Church! Currently, more than half of U.S. Hispanic Catholic youth were born in this country. This workshop will explore the different realities among U.S.-born Hispanics and discuss the different ways in which we can motivate and empower young Hispanics to use their gifts and become great leaders in the Church.

Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, all those in ministry

 

23A. Do You (Want to) Have What it Takes?

Presenter: Charleen Katra ,MA Pastoral Studies, BA Special Education, Consultant and Writer for Sadlier, Inc.;  Associate Director, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, Archdiocese of Galveston-Hourston overseeing Disability Ministry for 20 years
Description: The ability to include every learner (ADHD, Autism, etc.) in faith formation takes many things; beginning with Grace!  Luckily, God provides the Grace.  Come Learn how simple strategies that work to make your catechetical ministry more effective and enjoyable for all learners. Sponsored by Sadiler
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists

 

25 A. Evangelizing Teenagers

Presenter: Rev. Sean Magaldi, Mdiv; College Chaplain, Moderator parish youth ministry, Life Teen Trained
Description: How to prepare talks for High School and Early College age participants.
Suggested for: Youth/Young Adult Ministers; Catechetical Leaders; Catechists working with Teens

 

27A. “Faithbook” how to use social media to evangelize

Presenter: Mary Mailloux, BS Adolescent Education; MA Educational Psychology, Teacher SHA;
Director Young Adult Ministry DRVC
Description: Discussion of several ways to use Social Media to reach Youth and Young Adults in order to evangelize.
Suggested for: Youth/Young Adult Ministers; Catechetical Leaders

 

29A. Finding the Sacred in the Daily Routine

Presenter: Caterina Mako, Dmin System Director of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education
Suggested for: Anyone and everyone who is on the journey of life, longing to love God, neighbor an self.

 

30A. Connecting with the iGeneration:  Forming Teens in their Faith

Presenter: Sr. Meghan M. McArdle, OSU, MA Moral Theology; 7 & 8th grade teacher; 10th and 11th Grade Theology Teacher; Assistant Principal Campus Minister
Description: The iGeneration also known as generation Z., expect instant gratification and knowledge at their fingertips.  Faith formation is a life long process.  Connecting the two is a challenge for our future.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders; Youth Ministers; Catechists working with Generation Z.

 

32A.  A Child’s Journey of Grief

Presenter: Maribeth McKeever, Director of Bereavement for Good Shepherd Hospice
Description: This workshop is designed to provide practical information about age appropriate grief reactions, myths of child grief, grief within the context of the family as well as variety of therapeutic activities.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Bereavement Ministers, Catechists

 

33A. A Community of Trust

Presenter: Mary Mullan Russomanno, Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation Preparation. Masters of Arts in Religious Education, Fordham University
Description: Fostering a culture of Accompaniment in the classroom.
Suggested for: Catechists, DRE’s, Youth Ministers

 

35A. A Fruitful approach for Young Adult outreach

Presenter: Colin Nykaza, BA Theology; Mdiv, Director of Young Adult Outreach
Description: How to reach out to those in their 20’s and 30’s.
Suggested for: Anyone involved in ministry to Young Adults

 

37A. Understanding the Principals in Theology of the Body – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Allison O’Brien,RN, BSN, Director of Respect Life Office, Diocese of Rockville Centre MA in Theology, Certification in Health Care Ethics NCBS.
Description: Understanding the Principals in Theology of the Body.
Suggested for: DRE’s, Catechists, Healthcare Professionals, Teachers, Parent, Clergy

 

38A. ¿Quién Soy? – Encontrando a Cristo en Nuestras Imperfecciones – This workshop is now closed.

Presentador: Bertha Peralta-Rodriquez, Directora Asistente de Consejería y Programas, Hunter College. Consultora en el Ministerio de Jóvenes y vice-directora de Defensores de la Santísima Trinidad.
Descripción: En el ir y venir de nuestra vida diaria y en medio de nuestro servicio, fácilmente olvidamos ser intencional en tener encuentros personales con Cristo.  En este taller, veremos las dificultades que podemos enfrentar en nuestro camino y como Dios nos llama constantemente.  También compartiremos formas en que podemos tener “momentos de encuentro”, incluso en nuestra ocupada agenda.
Sugerido para: Catequistas, líderes juveniles, directores de formación de fe. Jóvenes líderes, voluntarios de todos los ministerios.

 

41A. Enseñando con un toque de sal.

Presentador: Diácono Luis Roberto Polanco, Director del Ministerio Hispano, Diócesis de Rockville Centre. MA en Estudios Pastorales, Seminario de la Inmaculada Concepción.
Descripción: Como hacer interesante la catequesis para todos.
Sugerido para: Todos

 

42A. Collaborative Parishes for Comprehensive Youth Ministry

Presenter: Nolan Reynolds MA Theology; Director of Youth Ministry DRVC; HS campus ministry
Description: Introducing models of shared ministry between parishes, addressing questions/concerns/challenges that come with shared ministry and effective means of implementing it.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, Catechists, Clergy

 

44A. Colors of the Wind

Presenter: Suzanne Richards, M.A. Religion, Fordham University; Certified Catechetical Leader, DRVC. Pastoral Associate, Christ the King; Associate, Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville.
Description: Embracing Diversity.
Suggested for: All

 

46A. Finding Hope through Joy

Presenter: Lisette Robustelli, MA Pastoral Theology, Loyola Marymount, CA. Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach.
Description: Why leading in a joyful manner helps our communities to flourish and thrive.  Helping our Youth discover the Joy of the Church, helps the Church to connect with future leaders.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Clergy, Catechists, anyone involved in ministry

 

48A. Renew Your Vision – Bridging the Gap between Religious Education and Youth Ministry

Presenter: Juan Rodríguez, Pastoral Associate, Director & Founder of Defenders of the Holy Trinity
Description: Bridging the Gap between Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
Suggested for: Catechists: Youth Leaders, Directors of Faith Formation. Young Adult Leaders, Volunteers & other ministries.

 

52A. Linking and Living Out the Vision of Vatican II Today

Presenter: Dr. James Spencer, Senior Vice President for Mission and Ministry Catholic Health Services (CHS)
Description: How can the Laity Support Our Priest and the Mission of the Catholic Church.
Suggested for: Catechists, Catechetical Leaders and all others

 

54A. Falling in Love with God:  Conversion and the Order of Initiation

Presenter: Dr. Carmel Ann Sperti,D.Min. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 34 years of ministry in Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles and Albany; professor, SUNY Cobleskill and Delhi and St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.  Member of Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
Description: An introduction to Initiation process and it implementation for children and adults in the Catholic Parish.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, RCIA Coordinators and Catechumenal Teams

 

56A. See How they Love One Another

Presenter: Elizabeth Teixeira,BS Special Education, MS School Counseling, 10 years as a special education teacher and guidance counselor, 4 years as Youth Minister at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Louis de Monfort Parish, Assistant Director of Youth Ministry for DRVC Forming Teens in Apostolic Service
Description: A workshop exploring a myriad of practical resources utilized in the faith formation of teens, post Confirmation specifically focusing on apostolic service and the expression of Christ’s love therein.
Suggested for: Those working with Teens

 

58A. Gilligan’s Isle, A Three Hour Tour!  Remain with us Lord! – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Reverend James Vlaun, MA Broadcasting, CEO and President of Catholic Faith Network
Suggested for: Parish Ministry, Catechists, All!

 

59A. Di Sí, y Aprende a Vivir ese Sí

Descripción: Dios viene a  tu vida, llévalo a otros
Presentador:  Rev. Nestor Watin, Licenciatura en Ley Canónica, MA en Antropología Asiática
Sugerido para: Todos

 

60A. Meeting Jesus Again, For the First Time – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Most Rev. Andrzej Zglejszewski, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Description: Sacramental Encounters with God.
Suggested for: Priests, Deacons, Catechetical Leaders, Catechists

 

61A. Sacramental Receptivity

Presenter: Rev. Nicholas Zientarski, Doctorate in Sacramental Theology; Adjunct Professor at Seminary, Director of the Office of  Worship DRVC
Description: Receiving the Sacraments with deeper meaning and effectiveness.
Suggested for: Priests, Deacons, Catechetical Leaders, Catechists

List 2 / Lista 2

2B. Living the Dream:  Young, Faithful and Catholic

Presenter: Brother Richard Contino, OSF, BA British Literature, MA Religious Education, HS Religion Teacher, Retreat Presenter and Spiritual Director, Novice Director for Franciscan Brothers.
Description: Guiding our youth to accompany and companion their peers showing them a more excellent way, the Way of Christ.
Suggested for: Catechetical and Parish Leaders, Youth Ministers, Youth Leaders

 

4B. Entendiendo los Sacramentos de la Iglesia

Presentador: José Cordero, MA en Educación Religiosa de Fordham University;  MA in Educación, BA en Música. Instructor en el Instituto Pastoral de la Arquidiócesis de NY y en la escuela de discípulos Misioneros en la diócesis de Rockville Centre.
Descripción: Como sabemos, los 7 sacramentos son los símbolos de gracia establecidos por Dios y otorgados por la iglesia, dando el fruto divino a quienes lo reciben.  Veremos cómo existe una relación espiritual entre el símbolo y su significado; y como con estos actos conseguimos el camino de la salvación prometido por Dios.  Por favor de traer el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.
Sugerido para: Todos

 

6B. Eucharist and Mission:  How Celebrating the Mass Sends Us Out to be Disciples – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco,D.Min. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, MA Liturgical Studies, Mdiv, BA Education, Former Professor of Liturgy and Director of Liturgical Formation, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Author/co-Author of 6 books, and 15+ articles all in the area of liturgical studies.
Description: We gather for Mass in order to be sent out from Mass!  This workshop will examine the prayers, actions and symbols of the Mass in order to discover how being sent out as missionary disciples is integral to understanding what it means for Catholics to celebrate the Eucharist.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Parish Liturgy Committee Member

 

8B. High School is Over…Now What?

Presenter: Mary Denis,Youth, Young Adult and RCIA Minister for St. Mary’s Parish, East Islip, BS education, certificate in Youth Ministry & RCIA from DRVC, Continuing education classes at Stony Brook University
Description: This workshop is designed to help you to create a Young Adult Community with those young people who have just graduated high school and are now looking for a place to belong.
Suggested for: All in ministry

 

10B. La Espiritualidad de los Jóvenes

Presentador:Rev. Agustino Torres, CFR, el padre Agustino Torres, un Fraile Franciscano de la Renovación reside en el Bronx, Nueva York. Es Director de Evangelización de los Franciscanos de la Renovación y se dedica a trabajar con los pobres y la evangelización. Es Presidente y fundador de organizaciones católicas tales como Corazón Puro y Latinos por la Vida, y también es Presidente de la Casa Guadalupe y Casa JPII, casas de discernimiento para mujeres y hombres respectivamente. Padre Torres es presentador en el programa, “Clic con Corazón Puro,” en EWTN, y ahora tiene un programa en inglés.
Sugerido para: Todos los interesados

 

11B. Scripture Says!

Presenter: Rita Dlug, M.A. Religious Studies, DRE 16 years
Description: We think we are living God’s Word but it is sometimes limited by living a “convenient” faith; knowing Scripture to “grow up” and have the attitude and behavior to draw others to Christ.
Suggested for: All in ministry

 

12B. How to Talk to Teens about the Theology of the Body

Presenter: Laura Domanico, BA in Business;MA in Education; MA in Theology; Certificate -Theology of the Body Institute
Description: How to help teens understand the principals behind Theology of the Body.
Suggested for: All those working with Teens

 

14B. We Can Make Beautiful Music… Together!

Presenter: Christopher Ferraro, MA Theology; MA Pastoral Studies
Description: Preparing music for sacramental celebrations involves collaboration with the parish music ministers.  Learn the ins and outs of creating worship aids, handling copyrights and other collaborative aspects of liturgical music ministry.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders; Music Ministers

 

16B. Weaving Families into Youth Ministry – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Christine Fitzgerald, Graduate School of Missionary Disciples
Suggested for: Youth Ministers, Catechetical Leaders

 

17B. The Name of God is Mercy

Presenter: Pat Fox, Project Rachel Ministry Coordinator, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Description: A Discussion of The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis and Project Rachel. Project Rachel is a ministry of hope and healing for those who are suffering abortion loss.
Suggested for: Bereavement Ministers, Catechetical Leaders, Priests, Deacons

 

18B. Catechesis using Bible and Bible Activities – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Christopher Gospodarzec, Ph.D. Education; MA Theology
Description: Methods and activities to show how you can use the Bible in Religious Education making it more attractive to those in levels 1 through 8.
Suggested for: Catechists, Catechetical Leaders and all others

 

20B. The Other Prodigal Son – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Revered Patrick J. Griffin,CM PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University in Washington, DC; currently Executive Director of Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, NY
Description: Is the older brother angrier at his father than his brother?  What does the story teach us about family and community, about responsibility and forgiveness, about being true disciples?
Suggested for: Anyone and everyone who is on the journey of life, longing to love God, neighbor and self.

 

22B. La Catequesis Para Niños y Jóvenes Latinos Nacidos en EEUU 

Presentador: Dulce Jimenez es Directora de Mercadeo Bilingüe en Religión para William H. Sadlier, Inc. Ella es profesora y traductora de materiales religiosos, ha contribuido enormemente en el desarrollo de materiales bilingües de Sadlier. Ha estado involucrada en la preparación de materiales para la población latina de los Estados Unidos y ha presentado numerosos talleres sobre la integración de la cultura latina en la catequesis y en las formas prácticas de enseñar religión a niños bilingües. Dulce se graduó de la Michigan State University con una maestría en ciencias sociales y de la Lehman College con una maestría en literatura española. En la actualidad, ella está haciendo una maestría en educación religiosa en la Fordham University.

Descripción: ¡Los niños y jóvenes hispanos son un regalo para la Iglesia! Actualmente, más de la mitad de los jóvenes hispanos católicos de los Estados Unidos nacieron en este país. Este taller revisará las diferentes realidades entre los hispanos nacidos en este país y analizará las diferentes maneras en que podemos motivar y capacitar a los jóvenes hispanos para que utilicen sus dones y se conviertan en grandes líderes en la Iglesia.

Sugerido para: Todos los interesados

 

24B. Roller Coasters and Brussel Sprouts:  What Do They Have in Common?

Presenter: Charleen Katra, MA Pastoral Studies, BA Special Education, Consultant and Writer for Sadlier, Inc.; Associate Director, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, Archdiocese of Galveston-Hourston overseeing Disability Ministry for 20 years.
Description: Come learn the answer to that question and much more! The right sensory diet can calm and capture a learner’s attention. Sponsored by Sadiler.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders and Catechists

 

26B. Forming Teenage Disciples

Presenter: Rev. Sean Magaldi, Mdiv; College Chaplain, Moderator parish youth ministry, Life Teen Trained
Description: Connecting and Preparing talks for teens.
Suggested for: Youth Ministers, Cathechetical Leaders;Catechists working with Teens

 

28B.  The Simple Gift of Hello

Presenter: Mary Mailloux, BS Adolescent Education; MA Educational Psychology, Teacher SHA; Director Young Adult Ministry DRVC
Description: How acts of kindness can bring Jesus to the lonely.
Suggested for: Anyone and everyone who is on the journey of life, longing to love God, neighbor and self.

 

31B.  Forming Faith in a Teenage Multitasking World – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Sr. Meghan M. McArdle, OSU, MA Moral Theology; 7 & 8th grade teacher; 10th and 11th Grade Theology Teacher; Assistant Principal Campus Minister
Description: Most teenagers try to multi task.  Building a relationship with God requires one to stop and focus on the relationship.  Help teenagers put aside their daily distractions and actively walk the journey of faith.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders; Youth Ministers; Catechists working with Generation Z.

 

32B. A Child’s Journey of Grief

Presenter: Maribeth McKeever, Director of Bereavement for Good Shepherd Hospice
Description: This workshop is designed to provide practical information about age appropriate grief reactions, myths of child grief, grief within the context of the family as well as variety of therapeutic activities.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Bereavement Ministers, Catechists

 

34B. “Saved by Beauty”  Using the Arts in Religious Education

Presenter: Mary  Mullan Russomanno, Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation Preparation. Masters of Arts in Religious Education, Fordham University
Description: Our goal is to help teachers engage students through different learning methods, while using visual arts, literature, music, and movies to teach about church history, God’s love and discipleship.
Suggested for: Catechists, DRE’s, Youth Ministers

 

36B. Divine Mercy, Love’s Second Name

Presenter: Colin Nykaza, BA Theology; Mdiv, Director of Young Adult Outreach
Description: How to tap into the graces offered through Divine Mercy.
Suggested for: Anyone and everyone who is on the journey of life, longing to love God, neighbor and self.

 

37B. Understanding the Principals in Theology of the Body – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Allison O’Brien, RN, BSN, Director of Respect Life Office, Diocese of Rockville Centre MA in Theology, Certification in Health Care Ethics NCBS.
Description: Understanding the Principals in Theology of the Body.
Suggested for: DRE’s, Catechists, Healthcare Professionals, Teachers, Parent, Clergy

 

39B. Are you listening to me? – The Lost Art of Listening

Presenter: Bertha Peralta-Rodriquez, Assistant Director of Counseling and Programming, Hunter College. Consultant in the Youth Ministry and vice-director of Defenders of the Most Holy Trinity
Description: It is easier to hear than to listen.  In this workshop, we will discuss the difference between “listening “ and “hearing”.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, All in ministry

 

40B. When Grief Enters a Child’s World

Presenter: Margaret Peterson, RN, MS, Mental Health Advisor PSM Developer – Catholic Charities, Bereavement Support Facilitator 30+ Years Presenter for DRVC Training of Bereavement Facilitators
Description: This workshop will explore the unique ways in which children grieve and discuss the tasks of grief as they relate to a child’s development; effective coping methods and tools for working with children will be addressed.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, All in ministry

 

41B. Enseñando con un toque de sal.

Presentador: Diácono Luis Roberto Polanco, Director del Ministerio Hispano, Diócesis de Rockville Centre. MA en Estudios Pastorales, Seminario de la Inmaculada Concepción.
Descripción: Como hacer interesante la catequesis para todos.
Sugerido para: Todos

 

43B. Building a Culture of Youth Ministry in the Parish

Presenter: Nolan Reynolds MA Theology; Director of Youth Ministry DRVC; HS campus ministry
Description: Addressing the importance of a “Whole Team” approach to youth in a parish community, offering concrete initiatives to instill a youth ministry spirit throughout the parish.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, Catechists, Clergy

 

45B. One Clear Voice

Presenter: Suzanne Richards, M.A. Religion, Fordham University; Certified Catechetical Leader, DRVC. Pastoral Associate, Christ the King; Associate, Sisters of St Dominic, Amityville.
Description: Using Songs to enhance our lessons.
Suggested for: Catechetical Leaders and Catechists

 

47B. Encontrando Esperanza a Través de la Alegría

Presentador: Lisette Robustelli , MA en Teología Pastoral, Loyola Marymount, CA. Directora de Evangelización y Formacion en la Fe en  la parroquia Asunción de la Virgen María, Centereach.
Descripción: El liderazgo lleno de alegría ayuda a nuestras comunidades a florecer y progresar.  Ayudando a nuestros jóvenes a descubrir la Alegría de la Iglesia, ayuda a la Iglesia poder conectarse con los líderes del futuro.
Sugerido para: Lideres Catequéticos, Catequistas, Padres de familia

 

49B. Es Tiempo de ser Verdaderos: El Cristiano en Contra de la Corriente

Presentador: Juan Rodríguez, Asociado Pastoral en la parroquia Reina de los Ángeles, Sunnyside, Director & Fundador de Defensores de la Santísima Trinidad
Descripción: El cristiano en contra de la corriente.
Sugerido para: Catequistas, líderes juveniles, directores de formación de fe. Jóvenes líderes, voluntarios y otros ministerios.

 

50B. Working with Children who have special needs

Presenter: Kathy Russell- Sica, M.S. Ed. – Special Education – Early Child, Teacher at Association for Children With Down Syndrome, DRE, Coordinator of Office of Special Needs to DRVC, Ongoing Study of M.S. in Theology
Description: Identifying and adapting to the learning styles of the child who has special needs.
Suggested for: Catechists/Catechetical Leaders

 

51B. The Church’s Moral Traditions – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Rev. Bob Smith,S.T.D. Moral Theology; Faculty Member, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception 1993-2003
Description: Fundamental Concepts (Virtue and Sin, Sources of Moral Wisdom, Conscience and Its Formation).
Suggested for: All

 

53B. Jesus Christ:  The New Face of Social Progress

Presenter: Dr. James Spencer, Senior Vice President for Mission and Ministry Catholic Health Services (CHS)
Description: How an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is the true basis for economic and social progress.
Suggested for: All

 

55B. Back to Narnia: The Christian Imagination of C.S. Lewis

Presenter: Dr. Carmel Ann Sperti, D.Min. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 34 years of ministry in Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles and Albany; Professor, SUNY Cobleskill and Delhi and St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.  Member of Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
Description: Using visuals from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, this workshop looks at the deeply Christian imagery and values in Lewis’ Narnia series.
Suggested for: All

 

57B. The Practical Implications of Growing Missionary Disciples In A Community Service Culture

Presenter: Elizabeth Teixeira, BS Special Education, MS School Counseling, 10 years as a Special Education Teacher and Guidance Counselor, 4 years as Youth Minister at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Louis de Monfort Parish, Assistant Director of Youth Ministry for DRVC Forming Teens in Apostolic Service
Description: A workshop exploring a myriad of practical resources utilized in faith formation of teens, post Confirmation, specifically focusing on apostolic service and the expression of Christ’s love therein.
Suggested for: All

 

58B. Gilligan’s Isle, A Three Hour Tour!  Remain with us Lord! – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter: Reverend James Vlaun, MA Broadcasting, CEO and President of Catholic Faith Network
Suggested for: Parish Ministry, Catechists, All!

 

59B. Lesson Planning for Catechists: Find the Beauty in Chaos – This workshop is now closed.

Presenter:  April Kleinlaut, M.A. Education, M.A. Theology, DRE for 9 years.
Description: This workshop is a practical workshop for discussing creative and innovative ways to encourage students in their faith formation.
Suggested for: Catechists and Catechetical Leaders

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