9-12 Teachers / Catechists

Helping Parents Pass on a Legacy of Faith to Their Kids

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Studies show that parents have the biggest influence on their children when it comes to passing on the Catholic faith. Many parents think they can't do it. You can help them. If your ministry is to be effective, then you must be intentional about connecting, coaching, and giving parents the tools they need to be the primary formers of faith. This workshop will give you the tools you need to be an effective partner with parents.

Top misconceptions when working with Hispanic Youth

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Over 60 percent of young Catholics, under the age of 18, in the United States are Hispanic and 93 percent of them were born in the United States.  If we want to be effective in our work with young people, we must take these statistics seriously.  "Much of the Catholic experience in the country during the next few decades will be significantly shaped by how the Church reaches out to this last group (Hispanics)."Hispanic Ministry in Catholic Parishes, Hosffman Ospino, PhD

Integrating Our Liturgical Year Into Schools and Their Religion Classes

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This year make a resolution to strengthen your students' relationship with Jesus and their Catholic Identity.  Discover simple and practical ways to integrate the Church's liturgical year into your school and classroom lessons and thus, your students' and their families' lives.

Kerygma! Say What??

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This workshop will focus on ways to share Scripture withelementary and middle school children in order to better draw them into an encounter with Christ. Kerygma is this proclamation that the Apostles used. We will look at practicalities of sharing Scripture and then work together to come up with more ideas to use in a faith formation setting.  Come ready to share and participate as well as learn! 

In His Image and Likeness: How to Use Theology of the Body In All Aspects of Catechesis

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In addition to explaining what Pope St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body is and its importance in today's world, this workshop will assist catechists in using this powerful tool in all aspects of religious education from pre-K through adult.  Parents and grandparents will also benefit by learning to focus on the dignity and beauty of being created in the image and likeness of God and how to communicate this to others.  A resource list for learning as well teaching TOB will be made available. 

Meet 'Em Where They're At: Best Practices in Inclusion

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This workshop focuses on going from good to great and suggests ideas for best practices in how to reframe our ministries and parishes to be sources of inclusion that meet the needs of all, regardless of ability. We'll differentiate accommodation and inclusion in ministry briefly, but spend the majority of our time inspiring each other to achieve a ministry that welcomes and integrates all members of the Body of Christ, particularly the autism community and those with other disabilities.

Engaging In Global Solidarity: Resources for the Classroom and Community

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This workshop will help you to deepen your student's engagement in global solidarity as a response to God's mercy. Participants will learn about US Church's efforts for Global Solidarity overseas, effective resources (curriculum, videos, websites) for classroom engagement at home, and hands-on practical examples of engaging students. 

The History of Catholic Political Involvement

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Starting with Christ's command to "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's" and continuing throughout the Church's history, we've struggled with how to be faithful Christians and engage in the political sphere.  In this presentation we will review the many ways the Church has interfaced with the secular political world, both its successes and failures.  This will include everything from early works such as Augustine's City of God up through modern day documents such as the USCCB's 'Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship'.  This is the 1st of two linked presentations.

Anxiety, Depression, and Loneliness: Wounds to the Soul. Faith Based Interventions

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Defining how anxiety, depression and loneliness are wounds to the soul and understanding roots of these pains. Many who struggle with such pains often attend church often and pray a great deal, but often find little relief. This workshop will help you understand how specifically apply the medicine of Mass, confession, Eucharistic Adoration to these wounds to the soul.  Learn how the truths of our faith provide practical and doable interventions to such difficulties.

"Teen Porn" Considerations and Interventions

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We will be discussing the causes and potential roots of this problem and how to practically understand, relate to and potentially help those suffering from this damaging prevelant addiction or abuse.  Porn has become so available to the average teen with a smart phone. Many teens today are compelled to make their own pornagraphic posts.  This is a large topic with more to cover than one could in a short workshop as this. I will feild questions specific to the attendees considerations. 

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