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Religious Education Congress 2009 - Program And Worship Aid


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Religious Education Congress 2009 - Program And Worship Aid

  1. 1.               Religious Education Congress 20 0 9            Novemb 7, 2009 N ber St. Paul H High S School – Bris CT l stol T
  2. 2. PROGRAM REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS 8:00 – 9:00 OPENING PRAYER/WELCOME 9:10 – 9:15 (Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D. Min. – Director, and Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Assistant Director, Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education) KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “FEAR GROWS IN DARKNESS; IF YOU THINK THERE'S A BOGEYMAN AROUND, TURN ON THE LIGHT.” 9:15 – 10:00 (Dr. Adele González, Founder and President of Get-With-It, LLC – Ponte en Onda) We are called to be light to the world and signs of God’s love and forgiveness. As we face today’s crises, we often become fearful and pessimistic. What ever happened to the power of the Living Word among us? EUCHARISTIC LITURGY 10:30 – 11:45 (Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, D.D. presiding) ANNOUNCEMENTS 11:50 – 12:00 (Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. – Assistant Director, Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education) -1-
  3. 3. CON NGRE SC ESS CHED DULE Re egistration and Exhibits a s: 8:00 - 9:00 Op pening Pray yer... Welcom me: 9:15 9 – 10:00 Ke eynote Addr ress: 9:15 9 – 10:00 Lit turgy 10 – 11:45 0:30 An nnouncemen nts: 11 – 12:00 1:50 Lunch (first sh hift): 12 – 12:35 2:00 Lunch (second shift): d 12 – 1:10 2:35 Ex xhibits Open n: 12 – 1:15 2:00 Wo orkshops (ro ound 1): 1: – 2:15 :15 Wo orkshops (ro ound 2): 2:30 – 3:30 CO OFFEE Coff and dani available in the cafe fee ish e eteria during registration (8:00 – 9:0 g n 00) LU UNCH SHIFT TS FIRS SHIFT: ST 12:00 – 12:3 35 SECO OND SHIFT T: 12:35 – 1:10 For t those in town from A-M ns M For tho in towns f ose from N-Z VISIT TH EXH HE HIBITO ORS OPEN TH HROUGH LUNCH TIME AND DURING D G REG GISTRATION -2-
  4. 4. OPENING PRAYER LEADER: Gracious God, you know us and you love us. You know all of the joys, pains, successes and struggles we have experienced as your teachers and catechists. Guide us as we now reflect on our response to your call. ALL: CATECHIST’S PRAYER Gracious and all-loving Father, out of love for all people you spoke your Word who became flesh for our salvation. May your Word transform me so that the message of your Son, our Lord, may be echoed through my teaching. Allow me to guide the hearts of those whom I teach in such a way that they will enter more deeply into your way of truth and salvation. Grant me the insight needed to lead them to know, love, and serve you. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may they become hearers and followers of your Word, so that they might help transform the world to follow the way of life to which your Son has called us all, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. Copyright©2009, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. LEADER: During this special year dedicated by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, we are asked to honor the ordained priests who serve our Church. Let us pray now as we give thanks for our priests who have dedicated their lives to serve God, to serve the Church, to serve us and all God’s people. ALL: We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry. Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with the sure knowledge of your love. Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead them to new depths of union with your Son. Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us. Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will. O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. St. John Vianney, universal patron of priests, pray for us and our priests. -3-
  6. 6. LITURGY OF THE WORD FIRST READING: ISAIAH 61:1-3a El Espíritu del Señor está sobre mí, porque el Señor me ha ungido. Me ha enviado a dar la buena nueva a los pobres, a sanar a los de corazón destrozado, a proclamar la liberación de los cautivos y a los prisioneros la libertad. Me ha enviado a proclamar un año de gracia del Señor y un día de venganza de nuestro Dios; para consolar a todos los afligidos, para cambiar por una corona la ceniza de los afligidos de Sión, su ropa de luto por perfumes de fiesta, y su ánimo triste por los cantos de alabanza. RESPONSORIAL PSALM: USED WITH PERMISSION SECOND READING: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-2, 5-7 Brothers and sisters: Since we have this ministry through the mercy shown us, we are not discouraged. Rather, we have renounced shameful, hidden things; not acting deceitfully or falsifying the word of God, but by the open declaration of truth -5-
  7. 7. we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for the sake of Jesus. For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ. But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION USED WITH PERMISSION Go and teach all nations, says the Lord. I am with you always, until the end of the world. (Matthew 28:19a, 20b) GOSPEL: LUKE 10:1-9 Después de esto, el Señor designó a otros setenta y dos, y los envió por delante, de dos en dos, a todos los pueblos y lugares donde él pensaba ir. Y les dio estas instrucciones: “La cosecha es abundante, pero los obreros pocos. Rueguen, por tanto, al dueño que envíe obreros a su cosecha. ¡Pónganse en camino! Sepan que los envío como corderos en medio de lobos. No lleven bolsa, ni morral ni sandalias, ni saluden a nadie por el camino. Cuando entren en una casa, digan primero: ‘Paz a esta casa.’ Si hay allí gente de paz, su paz recaerá sobre ellos; si no, regresará a ustedes. Quédense en esa casa, y coman y beban de lo que tengan, porque el obrero tiene derecho a su salario. No anden de casa en casa. -6-
  8. 8. Si al entrar en un pueblo, los reciben bien, coman lo que les presenten. Sanen a los enfermos que haya en él, y anúncienles: ‘Está llegando a ustedes el reino de Dios’”. HOMILY PROFESSION OF FAITH GENERAL INTERCESSIONS Response: Señor, escucha nuestra oración or Lord, hear our prayer LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR AND THE GIFTS -7-
  13. 13. WORKSHOPS SESSIONS IN ENGLISH 1+2 HOW ARE WE EVANGELIZING? PASSING ON OUR FAITH FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION This workshop will help participants understand how we look at our call to transmit faith to the generations who come after us, especially our own families. The family is the “domestic church”. We will discover that meaning on a practical level. [ROOM 216] Don and Chris Paglia, Co-Directors, Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Hartford 1+2 HOW TO FOSTER IN CHILDREN A LIFELONG DEVOTION TO THE BIBLE Beginning with a foundational understanding of Scripture and how it nurtures our relationship with Christ, the Word of God, this workshop introduces basic principles and creative methods that teachers and parents can use to encourage children to read and pray with the Bible. [ROOM 120] Barbara Jean Daly Horell, M.T.S., Coordinator of the Catholic Biblical School, Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Hartford 1+2 SERVANT LEADERSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM Religious education is the perfect setting to apply Robert Greenleaf’s belief that we all need to be servant-leaders. Jesus, our Master Teacher, is the primary example. Servant Leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight and listening. Come and learn how to apply it in the classroom and in life. [ROOM 215/217] Judith A. Devine, M.A., National Sales Consultant, William H. Sadlier, Inc. (Compliments of William H. Sadlier, Inc.) 1+2 EDUCATING THE ENERGETIC: STRATEGIES FOR CATECHIZING OUR CHILDREN TODAY Catechizing children is extremely fulfilling in addition to being very challenging. Although they are naturally drawn to the Holy Spirit, they simultaneously are in need of direction, empowerment and prayerful example. This workshop will focus on catechetical methodologies and practical strategies through which we can catechize our children. [ROOM 135D - MUSIC] Michelle Grieco, Director of the Ministry for People with Disabilities, Diocese of Bridgeport 1 FORGING WITNESSES, WORKERS AND PROPHETS: TOOLS TO LIVE OUR FAITH IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD Today’s increasingly interconnected world presents new challenges and opportunities to live our faith. In this workshop, participants will explore how the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching guide us to face a globalized world and call us to live in solidarity in concrete ways. Participants will become familiar with Catholic Relief Services and some of the tools they offer to integrate Catholic Social Teaching and solidarity with the poor around the world in faith formation. This workshop will provide resources that participants can take back to their parishes and schools. [ROOM 118] Maria Isabel Barboza, M.A., Program Officer for Catholic Relief Services (New England) -12-
  14. 14. 1 CHILD LURES PREVENTION PROGRAM Child Lures is a child safety program providing training for prevention of sexual exploitation, abduction, internet crime, drugs and school violence. It deals with teaching children about the dignity of all people and the dangers that are contrary to that central Catholic belief. It is a requirement in the Archdiocese of Hartford that every parish offer this training program for children in grades 1-8. Parents are also encouraged to attend. The program can provide some wonderful dialogue with children and parents in the parish setting. This workshop is designed for parish catechetical leaders or for anyone who will be presenting Child Lures to children in parish programs. It is designed for both new leaders and is also a refresher class for experienced leaders. [ROOM 122] Kimberlee Donahue, Coordinator, Child Lures Prevention Program, Archdiocese of Hartford; Director of Religious Education, St. Joseph Parish, Bristol 1+2 CHRISTIAN MORAL FORMATION IN A COMPLEX WORLD: LEARNING TO SEE THE WORLD RIGHTLY How well does the Church prepare people to address the moral challenges of everyday life from a Christian perspective? By listening to, thinking about and discussing a few stories involving moral issues. Participants will explore how we as Christians can gain an understanding of the dynamics of moral experience more fully and draw insight from our Christian faith in addressing the moral issues of everyday life. [ROOM 123] Dr. Harold D. Horell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Education, Fordham University, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education 1+2 SERVICE HOURS: PENANCE OR PRIVILEGE? Participants will explore how to plan and facilitate meaningful service experiences for youth and young adults. Too often, service hours are experienced by our young people as a hoop to jump through rather than a privilege to experience. This interactive workshop will provide practical ideas, resources and a fresh perspective on engaging young people in serving the community as a dynamic expression of our Catholic faith. [ROOM 219] Cori Thibodeau, M.Div., Executive Director, Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry, Archdiocese of Hartford 1+2 THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE YOUNG CHILD: PASSING ON OUR FAITH TO YOUNG STUDENTS, AGES 3 – FIRST GRADE Learn how to minister to families with young children and to lay the foundation for a faith that endures through a lifetime through a welcoming, vibrant Early Childhood Faith Formation program grounded in Early Childhood theory, research and best practices as well as in Catholic theology, Scripture and tradition. We will discuss the development and the spirituality of young students ages 3 through first grade, how they learn best, and how to facilitate their faith. [ROOM 117] Lori Andrada, M.A., Early Childhood Consultant 1+2 MINISTERING TO THE MINISTER: TENDING TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD AT WORK IN AND THROUGH US We will begin by examining through Scripture the personal character and uniqueness of each individual’s relationship with Christ. Starting from the fact that each of us has been created imago Dei, in the image of God, we will seek to deepen and strengthen our own understanding of that personal vocation. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to enter into greater discernment of and commitment to the unique vocation of ministry to which they have been called. [LIBRARY] Sr. Virginia Herbers, A.S.C.J., Novice Director, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus -13-
  15. 15. SESIONES EN ESPAÑOL 1 “¿CÓMO SER ‘BUENA NOTICIA’ EN MEDIO DE LAS CRISIS DE HOY? ¿QUÉ NOS PIDE DIOS: PERFECCIÓN O FIDELIDAD? En este taller veremos algunas maneras de vivir con alegría en medio de nuestros problemas y los retos de la sociedad, lo que San Francisco de Asís llamaba: la alegría verdadera. ¿Somos o no verdaderos cristianos? [AUDITORIO] La Dra. Adele González es fundadora y presidente de la compañía Ponte en Onda. Ha enseñado teología, ha sido directora de formación, directora de educación religiosa y capellán. 2 FORJANDO TESTIGOS, OBREROS Y PROFETAS: HERRAMIENTAS PARA VIVIR LA FE EN UN MUNDO GLOBALIZADO El mundo de hoy presenta muchos retos y oportunidades para vivir nuestra fe católica. En este taller, los participantes explorarán cómo el Evangelio y la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia nos dan pautas para encarar al mundo globalizado y nos llaman vivir la solidaridad de maneras concretas. Los y las participantes se familiarizarán con Catholic Relief Services y algunas de las herramientas para integrar los principios de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia y la solidaridad con los más pobres y necesitados del mundo en el proceso de formación en la fe. El taller proporcionará recursos prácticos para que los participantes lleven a sus parroquias y escuelas. [SALÓN 118] Maria Isabel Barboza, M.A., Oficial de Programas para Hermanamientos Globales y la Comunidad Hispana, Catholic Relief Services (New England) 2 “¿COMO ESTAMOS EVANGELIZANDO? PASANDO NUESTRA FE DE GENERACIÓN EN GENERACIÓN” Este taller ayudará a entender cómo estamos viviendo nuestro llamado a transmitir la fe a las generaciones que vienen después de nosotros, especialmente en nuestra propia familia. La familia es la Iglesia Doméstica y podremos descubrir lo que esto significa en un nivel práctico. [SALÓN 121] Cluber y Martha Marin; Martha es la Coordinadora de Pastoral Familiar HIspana de la Oficina de Vida Familiar de la Arquidiócesis de Hartford 2 EVANGELIZADORES PERMANENTEMENTE EVANGELIZADOS El horizonte de la misión; algunos desafíos de la cultura que nos toca evangelizar; espiritualidad del apóstol y formación permanente. [SALÓN 119] Hna. Erika Scheelje, Fraternidad Mariana de la Reconciliación; Coordinadora del Programa Apóstoles de Escuela Secundaria, de la Oficina de Servicios Pastorales de la diócesis de Bridgeport 2 LAS LECCIONES MAGISTRALES DE JESÚS Y MI CATEQUESIS En el pasaje del Camino de Emaús (Lucas 24:13 sgt) y en las parábolas del Reino encontraremos una ayuda eficaz para ofrecer la Buena Noticia de Jesús al estilo del Maestro. [SALÓN 214] Maria Pilar Latorre, Directora de Catequesis Hispana, Arquidiócesis de Boston -14-
  17. 17. EXHIBITORS Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Caritas Christi Center Catholic Biblical School Catholic Book Store Catholic Scouting Family Life Office Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Holy Apostles College and Seminary Holy Childhood Association Holy Family Retreat Center Knights of Columbus Liguori Publications Loyola Press Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry Office for People with Disabilities Office of Catholic Schools Office of Religious Education Office of Vocations Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division Pastoral Department of Small Christian Communities Pauline Books & Media Paulist Press Pflaum Publishing Group Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford RCL Benziger Star of Bethlehem William H. Sadlier, Inc. -16-
  18. 18.                                                                                 ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 467 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002 Phone: 860-243-9465 Fax: 860-243-9690 Web: | Email (English):   Email (Español):