3-5 Teachers / Catechists

Stranger No More: Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst

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“The Church is Mother, and her motherly attention is expressed with special tenderness and closeness to those who are obliged to flee their own country and exist between rootlessness and integration.” Pope FrancisThis workshop looks at the global migration trends and the Church’s response to human suffering around the world and in the United States and will provide practical tools for teaching about global solidarity.  

Stranger No More: Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst

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“The Church is Mother, and her motherly attention is expressed with special tenderness and closeness to those who are obliged to flee their own country and exist between rootlessness and integration.” Pope FrancisThis workshop looks at the global migration trends and the Church’s response to human suffering around the world and in the United States and will provide practical tools for teaching about global solidarity.Ken Preston from Catholic Relief Services and Genevieve Levy from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Refugee Resettlement Program will provide practical resources for

A Culture of Care: Sharing the Integral Spirituality of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si' in Parishes

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The beauty of God's work in creation opens our hearts. We will explore what Laudato Si' (available free at the Vatican website) is all about, what myths it debunks and what convictions and attitudes it calls our parish members to. We will also review some ways parishes have effectively shared these convictions and attitudes and find resources which can help us shape our parish efforts.

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.

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.

Coming to Know Jesus Through Reconciliation and Eucharist, Creative Ideas to Engage Students and Parents

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Reconciliation and Eucharist...powerful opportunities to help children and parents to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus. This workshop will be filled with creative techniques and strategies for catechists to use  in class, and for Coordinators to use at Parent Meetings. Engaged, excited parents and students, yes a real possibility. Come and See How. We will learn by doing so pens or pencils required. Handouts will be provided, ..and just maybe, this workshop will your relationship with Jesus too.

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. 

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