Oncover the best kept secret in classroom management and holiness. Hear how to approach your students from a positive perspective and at the same time help form Saints in the classroom.
K-2 Teachers / Catechists
“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.
“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
It's not just about Catechesis anymore! How do you live out your encounter with the proclamation of the Good News? How do you live this out as a family? It's about our Head, Heart and Hands!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Most parishes and schools do not begin providing any substantial catechesis to children until around age 6 or 7. However, this misses a very formative period of children's development up to age 6. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to religious formation, through which children as young as 2 1/2 begin forming deep, lifelong relationships with Christ.