Quality Inn and Suites, North Platte,
Friday Afternoon – Pre-Conference
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Two-Hour Workshops – choose one
The word “Technology” sounds like any other noun, an apple, a desk, the sky, or even a swing. Really, it is a code word for all kinds of computers, software, the internet, phones, portals, clouds and all of the other inventions that come along. Given that the technology range is so broad, our time together will focus on: How can technology work for you? What questions do you have?
Learn how to integrate abuse prevention and right relationship concepts into children’s faith environment. Strategies include activities and topics for discussions with children and youth, practice in modeling right relationships and making use of “teachable moments.” Bring a copy of your parish’s youth ministry activity schedule /religious education syllabus, table of contents / scope and sequence from their curriculum series or the religious education teacher’s manual.
These are difficult times for both our country and our church, and many in ministry struggle to live and work with hope. After more than forty years in ministry, Tom will share the ministry lessons and spiritual insights that have stood the test of time and continue to sustain him.
8:30 – 10 p.m. Social
9:15 am Update on the New Missal by Kathy Hahn
NEW WORDS, DEEPER MEANING, SAME MASS
Dobie Moser9:30 a.m. – WILL OUR CHILDREN HAVE FAITH
This session will bring to light the research from the National Study of Youth & Religion (NSYR) that provides a compelling picture of the important role that parents play in passing on the treasure of our Catholic faith. Find out what does and doesn't work and consider strategies and resources to build strong Catholic families and strong Catholic youth.
10:30 Break – Exhibit booths Open
11:00 a.m. - Breakout Session 1
12:15 p.m - Lunch
1:15 p.m. - Breakout Session 2
2:30 p.m. Break
Bishop William Dendinger
What would Jesus do? This session looks into some of Jesus’ specific approaches to instruction. Participants will discuss practical ways to use these approaches as a catechist or as a catechetical leader. We will also reflect on Jesus’ personality traits and attitudes and explore how we can mimic these characteristics in our everyday lives.
Navigating the joys and challenges of adolescence and parenting can be challenging for all parties. Yet our Catholic faith provides us with a GPS system that can guide and direct us where to go and how to get there. This workshop will offer insights, stories, humor, and hope to navigate the journey together and arrive while keeping the family not only in tact but loving God, each other, and the human family along the way.
In this two-part workshop, Tom proposes a new vision of Adult Faith Formation (AFF), explains its connection to the revitalization of parish life, and offers concrete, practical strategies for implementing the vision. In morning session, Tom introduces his vision and explores its core principles. In afternoon session, he describes eight practical strategies that can be mixed-’n-matched to create unique AFF approaches for each parish. He then illustrates how his approach might play out within a five-year plan. Sponsored by RCL-Benziger.
Morning – Part 1; Afternoon - Part 2
The calling that so stirred our hearts can also, at times, feel like the thief that steals the very energy our calling ignites. Kathleen will share her experiences and insights gained from fully living in the world, discovering her inner being, and learning from the two colliding and flowing. The intention of this workshop is to explore ourselves, to re-discover all of the unique aspects of our lives and how their uniqueness weaves a tapestry of Self – fully blossoming. Come play, explore, share, and learn.
What am I Going to DO!
This talk is mainly for catechists. It will explore creative ideas for self-help, sacramental, saints, and seasons. Sr. Irene will share specific methods or programs that she has tried with success with teachers and students. Sponsored by William H. Sadlier.
Sister Guadalupe Ramirez, MCDP
Celebramos la santa Misa, Cantamos Lo que creemos
CELEBRAMOS LA SANTA MISA, CANTAMOS LO QUE CREEMOS
La Biblia en la. Nueva Evangelizacion
Fr. Jorge will discuss the importance of the Bible as a central theme of the new evangelization efforts. Talk is in Spanish.
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