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SATURDAY SESSIONS 9:00 AM-10:15 AM Welcome Eucharistic Liturgy Session 600 10:45 AM–11:45 AM, SATURDAY 6-01 Pastoral Councils and Consultative Leadership: What does Co-responsibility look like? – Michael Brough (Invitation Only) Why do you have a pastoral council? This session is an opportunity to learn from parishes where the pastor and pastoral council are co-responsible for the pastoral vision and good of the parish. 6-02 Models of School Governance: Effective options for Catholic Schools – Jim Lundholm-Eades (Invitation Only) Emerging models for Catholic school governance and how boards engage within them. 6-03 Experience the Joy of a Deeper, Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ – Father Kenneth Boyack, CSP Parishioners hunger today for a relationship with Jesus Christ that is meaningful, relevant, and transformative. This workshop will introduce participants to The Journey/El Camino, a ministry that enables Catholics to encounter Christ in the Scriptures, in the parish community of faith, and as missionary disciples who live and share the Gospel. (Word) 6-04 A Love that Does Justice – Mary Doak The rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching is often presented as an overwhelming list of rules, when in fact it is a coherent spirituality rooted in essential Christian beliefs and oriented to seeking justice in love. This session will explore the underlying vision of Catholic Social Teaching as a guide to living faith with hope for our broken but redeemed world. (Word) 6-05 Catechist and Teacher: Awesome Vocations! – Dr. Carole Eipers Those who form others in faith have been called to be and to do. Who are we called to be as we teach others? What are we called to do in catechizing them so that their faith will grow? (Witness) 6-06 Becoming a Disciple of Joy and Mercy – Father Dr. Thomas A. Kane, CSP Listen to Pope Francis’ Call to Mercy by reaching out to the peripheries and welcoming and inviting those on the edges. This workshop will explore the Theology of Reconciliation and offer practical and pastoral suggestions on being a Disciple of Joy and Mercy through personal witness and compassionate listening. (Word) 6-07 Build. Plant. Grow. and Liturgical Music as Character and Faith Formation – Father Tony Mancuso and Chris Wemp How can we use scripture as a tool for character education, especially for youth? How can we use music for character education? How can we approach character education from a perspective of faith in the parish and school context, particularly for concern of evangelizing children and young adults? This presentation will introduce a free tool called Build.Plant.Grow. to help children break open the word each week, along with numerous related music resources designed to enhance understanding, engagement, and discipleship. (Worship) 8 6-08 Going, Going, Gone … The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics – Bob McCarty, D.Min. Saint Mary’s Press recently conducted extensive research with young Catholics who have left the Church. This session will identify the underlying dynamics that lead to disaffiliation, describe the factors that reinforce those dynamics, and examine the pastoral implications. (Witness) 6-09 Preparing Joy-filled Celebrations in the RCIA – Michael Ruzicki The entire parish community is enriched when the rites of the RCIA are celebrated with style and grace. This workshop will survey the rites belonging to the RCIA, explain the role of the assembly, and provide practical methods that will enrich your community’s liturgical celebrations. (Worship) 6-10 Nurturing the Creative Catechist in You – Alison Spong We will explore creative ways to “echo” your faith. Creative catechesis can deepen your relationship, along with your students’ relationships, with God. Expand your approach with practical tips and ideas you can use right away. (Witness) 6-11 Beauty that Saves: Liturgy, Architecture, and Environment – Dr. Johan van Parys For centuries, architects and artists have assisted the Church in the creation of meaningful liturgical space. Each generation has brought new insights, new technologies and new styles to this process. This workshop will look at sacred art and architecture as a great catechetical tool. (Worship) 6-12 Pope Francis’ Vision for Catechesis – Dr. Joseph White What do recent papal statements and documents tell us about Pope Francis’ vision for faith formation? This session, facilitated by a noted catechetical author and National Catechetical Consultant, will explore how can we follow the lead of this master teacher and witness to form others as missionary disciples. (Witness) Session 700 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, SATURDAY 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SATURDAY KEYNOTE – 701 Pastoral Theology and Pope Francis: A New Framework for Comprehending, Teaching and Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ – Bishop Robert W. McElroy Bishop McElroy was born in San Francisco. On April 12, 1980, McElroy was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John Raphael Quinn at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. From 2010 through 2015 he was auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. In 2015, he became the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. Bishop McElroy is currently the vice-president of the California Catholic Conference. Session 800 3:00 PM–4:00 PM, SATURDAY 8-01 How Effective Pastoral Councils Work – Michael Brough (Invitation Only) What best practices exist for effective pastoral councils? This session will focus on practical tools for forming your pastoral council and running effective meetings. 8-02 What is a School Board to Do? – Jim Lundholm-Eades (Invitation Only) What the best school boards do with their time and energy and how they go about it For more inform FFR7VW'2Bv&62f6Bwwr66ff2&