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Registration Guidebook
800 Katella Avenue • Anaheim, California

February 15-18, 2001

SPONSORED BY: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Blvd. • Los Angeles, California 90010-2241


LOS ANGELES, CA 90010-2241
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Cardinal’s Welcome ......................................... 2 Endowment Fund Information ......................... 72
Religious Education Director’s Welcome ......... 3 Hotel / Suite Information .................................. 76-79
Congress Coordinator’s Welcome ................... 10 Liturgies ........................................................... 14
Map of Anaheim .............................................. 75, 76
YOUTH DAY (February 15, 2001) Parking ............................................................. 83
Registration Form ............................................ 9 Prayer Services / Lamentation ......................... 14
Registration Information .................................. 8 Registration Form — Inside Back Cover
Schedule .......................................................... 4 Registration Form Information ......................... 84
Workshop Information ..................................... 5-7 Sacrament of Reconciliation ............................ 14
Speaker Index ................................................... 19
CONGRESS WORKSHOPS Taping Information .......................................... 83
Friday, February 16, 2001 ................................. 20 Transportation Information ............................. 80, 83
Saturday, February 17, 2001 ............................. 36 Travel Information ........................................... 75
Sunday, February 18, 2001 ............................... 49 Young Adults ................................................... 15


Friday, February 16, 2001 ................................. 11 Mensaje del Cardenal ...................................... 58
Saturday, February 17, 2001 ............................. 12 Mensaje de la Directora de
Sunday, February 18, 2001 ............................... 13 Educación Religiosa .................................... 59
Mensaje de la Directora Asociada de
GENERAL CONGRESS INFORMATION Educación Religiosa .................................... 60
Airline Ticket Information ................................ 81-82 Mensaje de la Coordinadora del
Catechist Formation Message ......................... 17 Ministerios Catequéticos ............................ 60
Chapel Information .......................................... 14 Horario del Congreso ....................................... 60
Congress Schedule .......................................... 17 Informaciónes de
Continuing Education Credit la Forma de Inscripción .............................. 84
Loyola Marymount University ................. 73 Talleres ............................................................. 62
Mount St. Mary’s College ........................ 74 Información General ......................................... 68-70
Disabled Information ....................................... 83 Indice ............................................................... 61

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February 2001

Dear Congress Participant,

May I take this opportunity to welcome you to the Religious Education Congress
2001. This event is a wonderful celebration of the faith life of the Church and an
opportunity for ongoing in-service and updating in the catechetical ministry and
many other related ministries.

This year’s theme, “Clothed in Love, Summoned Beyond,” calls us to celebrate

God’s abundant love for each and all as proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah: “God
has clothed us in the robe of salvation” (Is. 61:10). In gratitude, we celebrate
God’s delight in us and give ourselves to God’s desire for us. Transformed by and
into love itself, we become creative, self-giving and deeply concerned about
others as “we clothe ourselves with heartfelt mercy, kindness, meekness and
patience” (Col. 3:12).

Please be assured of my gratitude for all that you so generously give to this most
important catechetical ministry, and I am confident that the many excellent
workshops, liturgical experiences, resources and opportunities for community
building offered throughout this weekend will be a great source of support and
inspiration for all who gather.

Asking the Lord’s blessings upon you and your parish communities as you commit
yourselves to the ministry of Religious Education, and with kindest personal
regards, I am

Sincerely yours in Christ,

His Eminence
Cardinal Roger Mahony
Archbishop of Los Angeles

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February 2001

Dear Friends,

It gives me great delight to welcome you to Congress 2001. The weekend affords
us the opportunity to gather, renew our commitment to share the richness of our
Catholic story and tradition, and to be refreshed with new insights and new

The theme “Clothed in Love, Summoned Beyond” speaks of God’s bound-

less love poured out for all and our responsibility to live lives of mercy and
compassion as God so desires. In the Spirit of the “new evangelization” we are
summoned to “go out” and awaken others to the wonders of God’s transforming
love and mercy.

The variety of challenging workshops, in-services, multicultural liturgical celebra-

tions and entertainment provided throughout the weekend are great sources of
refreshment for all participants. You are assured of a very Spirit-filled, life-giving

Thank you for your faithfulness and the gift of your leadership. You are a blessing
for so many. I look forward to greeting you at this wonderful event.


Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC

Archdiocesan Director
Office of Religious Education

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Youth day

Clothed in Love,
Summoned Beyond
at Youth Day 2001!
Youth Day is held on the Thursday of the Religious Education Congress weekend. High school students
from many different backgrounds throughout the Archdiocese – and even from neighboring dioceses and
states – come together to participate in a day of fun and education. The day’s features are the morning and
afternoon workshops ending with a high-energy Youth Rally that afternoon. The popularity of Youth Day
increases every year. And though it is restricted to ticketed attendees, we have had to increase those
numbers every year. In order to handle the crowd – now outgrowing the 8,000-seat Arena – we now have
two concurrent Opening Sessions and Liturgies and two Closing Rallies.
All high school students are invited to register for Youth Day. One adult chaperone must accompany each
group of no more than 10 students. (All youth need to remain with their chaperones throughout the day).
Each group will then attend their assigned workshops together. Make your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices from
the following 13 workshops listed.
Please Note: If Youth Day fills up to capacity before February 5, we will close Youth Day and return your

8:30 a.m. Morning Music Youth Day 2001 kicks off with a welcome from our Youth Emcees and the
musical talents of two great groups:
Ceili Rain, the Irish pop-rock group, and the Ohio-based
Who Do You Say That I AM?

9:00 a.m. Opening Session Our opening event welcomes the words and wisdom of Fr. Tony Ricard from New
Orleans, Louisiana. Fr. Tony is Pastor/Parochial Administrator for two New Orleans
parishes – Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Philip the Apostle. Fr. Tony will remind
us that we are each Clothed in Love, and Summoned Beyond.
9:45 a.m. Morning Workshops Immediately following the opening session, participants will be able to attend the
first of their ticketed workshops listed on the following pages. There are many great
speakers from which to choose.
11:00 a.m. Liturgy Cardinal Roger Mahony will preside at the liturgy in the Arena with
music provided by youth from different parish/school choirs from across
the Los Angeles Archdiocese, all under the direction of Ed
Archer from St. Monica’s Parish in Santa Monica. Our concur-
rent second liturgy will have Fr. Tony Ricard from New Or-
leans presiding and will feature music from St. John Eudes Contemporary
Choir of Chatsworth, under the direction of Dan Houze.
12:15 p.m. Lunch Share a moment with other youth from the Archdiocese – and beyond – and catch
some great lunchtime entertainment.
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Workshops Here’s a second chance to hear from among our great choice of speakers.
2:45 p.m. Rally Youth Day 2001 ends by showcasing the talents of many Archdiocesan youth as
well as the wonderful artists and speakers we’ve had throughout the day. Two
3:30 p.m. Dismissal rallies help us take the message of this day home to share with others.

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Youth day
This workshop will provide insight into the tensions,
the conflicts, the celebration and the fun of the most
important relationship in our lives – parent-child.
B ob B ar
Bar tlett
Bob Bartlett is presently a Consultant/Family
Therapist for Phoenix Process Consultants.
He has served as campus minister, theology
teacher, counselor and coordinator of Youth
Catechesis/Sexuality for the Archdiocese of
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Director of Youth
Ministry for the Diocese of Peoria, Ill. A na-
tional speaker and author, Bartlett has been working with youth
FROM THE COORDINATOR and families since 1975.

Dear Friends,
Welcome to Youth Day 2001! It’s the B HEALING & HOPE: MINISTRY TO GANG
first Youth Day of the new millennium! YOUTH
In the Gospel for this great day Jesus This workshop will talk about violence and gang affili-
asks his Disciples, “Who do you say I ation among poor, urban youth. Real life stories of
AM?” and today we are each struggle, healing and hope will be shared. Also dis-
challenged to look into our own lives cussed will be the influence of peers on this journey.
and answer this question. Our actions, thoughts and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
words should proclaim the same answer that Peter Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle is Director of Jobs For A
gives: “You are the Messiah!” It is the joy and Future (an employment referral center for at-
excitement of that combined answer from over 12,000 risk youth) and Homeboy Industries (an eco-
participants that creates such a spirit of community at nomic development program). Previously, he
this event. served as Pastor of Dolores Mission, the poor-
est church in the Los Angeles Catholic Arch-
This Spirit that surrounds the day is a perfect example diocese. The parish boundaries comprise the
of the theme for this year, “Clothed in Love, largest public housing developments with the
Summoned Beyond.” We are each clothed in love highest concentration of gang activity in the entire city.
on this day. The theme also reminds us that we do not
let the experiences of this great day end when we
leave. We, like the Disciples, are called to proclaim C THE 411 ON “R-U-SAVED?”
God’s love and message to everyone we meet. We Very often people will ask, “Are you saved?” As Catho-
are summoned beyond the comfort of this day and lics, we throw up both hands and say, “I don’t know!”
energized to help others find their own answer to This workshop will give practical answers and pro-
Jesus’ question: “Who do YOU say I am?” May God vide insight on the urgent topic of salvation. (Be sure
continue to bless each of us as we continue on this to bring along your own Bible.)
journey. Msgr. Ray East
Peace be with you, Msgr. Ray East, a nationally known inspira-
tional speaker and revivalist, is Pastor of Na-
tivity Parish in northwest Washington, D.C.
He has served in five Washington area par-
ishes where he helped strengthen commitment
to youth and outreach to the interfaith commu-
Mike Norman nity. Currently, he works with the Washington,
Coordinator of Youth Ministry D.C. Catholic AIDS Network, the Archdiocesan
Council of Priests, and the Church Association
for Community Services.

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Youth day Thursday, February 15, 2001


21ST CENTURY Come! Laugh! An interactive presentation on the impor-
This workshop will give participants the chance to look tance of using the Bible in our daily lives. See the Bible
at how they can lead their peers and the adult commu- come to life and witness how it makes a difference!
nity in new and exciting ways. The workshop will look Carole Goodwin
to Jesus for examples of value-based leadership and Carole Goodwin has had extensive youth min-
will pull from the latest “trade secrets” of the business istry and catechetical experience over the past
community. 25 years. She has been a high school religious
Ann Marie Ec ker
kert t teacher, parish youth ministry, a director of re-
ligious education and pastoral associate. She
Ann Marie Eckert has been involved in leader- is presently Director of Youth Ministry for the
ship training of youth for over 15 years through Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky.
the Christian Leadership Institute,
YouthLeader, and many other programs. She
currently serves as Associate Director of Youth
and Young Adult Ministry for the Milwaukee H MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COM-
Archdiocese. Eckert is a writer, facilitator and
workshop presenter and has created two resource
manuals for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. This workshop will tell the story of one youth
community’s efforts to bring hope to others. It will
invite youth to believe in their gifts of leadership and to
listen to God’s call and go forth and make a difference
F LITURGY COME TO LIFE in their own communities and schools.
As members of the Body of Christ, how do we bring Alexie Torres-Fleming
our lives to the Liturgy, and how does the Liturgy come Alexie Torres-Fleming was born and raised in
to life within us? Using a variety of musical examples the Bronx, N.Y. She is founder and Executive
we will explore this question. Director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Jus-
tice, whose members have organized public
Bobby Fisher housing tenants and surrounding homeowners
Bobby Fisher is a liturgical musician, com- to address issues in participating in local po-
poser, author, actor and clinician. Currently licing efforts and providing youth services. In
Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Agnes addition, Torres-Fleming has developed an ini-
Parish in Fort Wright, Ky., he is actively in- tiative to address environmental concerns.
volved in performing arts ministry, providing
services for retreats, conferences, youth ral-
lies, and other functions. He travels extensively K MULTICULTURAL CHURCH … WUZZUP?
as a presenter of liturgical music workshops
and as a performer of liturgical and other concerts for all ages. We’re related – that’s wuzzup! We’re so different, too!
We look like strangers – but Eucharist makes us fam-
Who Do You Say That I AM? ily. By our Baptism, we’re clothed in love and in the
The musical group “Who Do You Say That I
very light of Christ. So what? How do we, how can
AM?” is composed of music ministers and we, live that out in our ordinary and everyday lives?
youth ministers from the Cleveland-Loraine, Come sing, laugh, pray, dance! Let’s answer the call!
Ohio, area. During their nearly three years (Afternoon Arena session only.)
together, they have performed over 140 con- Jesse Manibusan
certs at rallies, conferences, coffee houses and
praise and worship gatherings. The group is Jesse Manibusan is a singer, songwriter, gui-
included in the compilation album “Catholic tarist and teller of humorous tales. Well recog-
Artists for the Millennium” and have their own CD entitled, “God nized throughout the country as a musician and
Still Lives.” a dynamic speaker, he is a familiar presence at
diocesan conferences, parish missions, work-
shops and retreats throughout the United States
and Canada. The longtime recording artist has
several collections of music, including his re-
cent “Power of Peace.”

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NOTE: All workshops will be repeated
in the afternoon unless otherwise noted. Youth day
Annaa Sc ally
The stresses, decisions, commitments and pressures Anna Scally, President of Cornerstone Media,
of life can seem overwhelming. Life is more compli- is an inspiring workshop and youth rally
speaker, a youth ministry training consultant
cated and more fast-paced than ever before. In the and a disc jockey. She is a columnist for Cor-
midst of it all, how can you keep your sanity and your nerstone Media’s Top Music Countdown quar-
sanctity? We all need some practical skills, not merely terly poster. She served as master of ceremo-
to just survive the challenges of modern living, but to nies of the catechetical sessions for 77,000 young
thrive personally and spiritually. people at Mile High Stadium in Denver for the
1993 World Youth Day.
obert t J. McC
McCar ar
Bob McCarty is Executive Director for the Na-
tional Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, S LIGHT OF THE WORLD
which provides youth ministry networking, re-
sources and leadership. He has been in pro- Rejoice and be glad for you are blessed. Come journey
fessional youth ministry since 1973, serving in with story juggler Tom Sparough as he examines some
diocesan parish, school and community pro- of the challenges of being a young Christian today. Ex-
grams. An author of a variety of works, pect to experience the power of the Gospel. Take a
McCarty still serves as a volunteer in his par-
ish youth ministry program at St. Francis of
good look at the ups and downs of life as only a juggler
Assisi in Fulton, Md. can demonstrate. You will be involved in hands-on ac-
tivity. Keep the faith!
J. Thomas Sparough
N ALL GOOD GIFTS Tom Sparough is a juggler, storyteller, writer
Prayer is a tricky thing. Is it alright to pray for things I and facilitator specializing in story juggling.
need, or should I only pray for others? Must my prayers Since 1988 he has been a full-time performer-
speaker and has taught juggling at the Uni-
always be memorized? Can they be from the heart? versity of Cincinnati for 10 years. The toy
May they be both and more? In this workshop, we will store owner and manager is well known to
discover that all prayers are good gifts from and to tens of thousands of people as the “Space
God. Come prepared to shout “Amen” and make a joy- Painter,” nicknamed such by a 2-year-old
ful noise unto the Lord in prayer. child.
Rev. J-Glenn Murray, S.J.
Rev. J-Glenn Murray is Director for the Office R SEX HAS A PRICE TAG
of Pastoral Liturgy at the Cleveland Diocese.
He was the principal drafter of “Plenty Good Sexuality is a gift from God. He created it and gives us
Room: The Spirit and Truth of African Ameri- instructions and boundaries. Inside marriage, sex is
can Worship,” a document from the Bishops’ great. Outside of marriage there are grave conse-
Committee on the Liturgy and the Black Catho- quences. This frank discussion deals with those con-
lic Secretariat. In addition to his other duties,
Murray maintains a busy speaking schedule on
sequences such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted dis-
liturgical and cultural topics. eases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS. Also, emotional and spiri-
tual consequences are addressed, as well as God’s lov-
ing forgiveness and the chance to start anew. (Morn-
O MY MUSIC, MYSELF, MY GOD ing Arena session only.)
Music is such an important part of your life. Discover Pam Stenzel
ways it can help you grow, help you make decisions Pam Stenzel, founder of Straight Talk and
and even pray! Listen to what God is trying to say to President of Stenzel-Drummond & Associates,
you through your music. Watch out for what will hap- started speaking full time after her experiences
on the “front lines” as director of a counseling
pen the next time you put on your headphones. Be pre- center for women with crisis pregnancies. Since
pared for a great workshop using the music you listen then she has traveled worldwide, speaking to
to every day! over 350,000 young people each year about
the issues of sexuality and abstinence. Stenzel
has also developed a curriculum for school-age children.

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Youth day
All students from public and Catholic schools, grades 9 Print the letter of your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice workshops
through 12, are invited to our annual YOUTH DAY. plainly on the spaces provided. All workshops are repeated
in the afternoon, unless otherwise stated.
FUSED ADMISSION. first choice for the morning session and your second choice
for the afternoon. If your first choice is full, then the com-
1. A Registration Form is provided on the next page. Please puter will give you your second choice first and your first
feel free to duplicate the form. choice second. You are given your third choice only if
2. FOR EACH PAID CHAPERONE, a maximum of 10 stu- your first and second choices are full.
dents can register on one form, all attending the same work-
shops. Adult supervision is required for all youth through- TICKETS / NAME TAGS
out Youth Day.
Each ticket must be issued to a specific person. The regis-
3. Once registration has been sent in, additional students can- tration will NOT be processed if only one person’s name
not be added to that group. To add students, a new form is used in all the spaces on the form.
(with another paid chaperone) must be filled out and sent in.
In order to gain admission into the Convention Center,
4. Remember to list the name of the contact person on each
each person must have tickets and be wearing the official
form used, and indicate if they will attend. If the contact
Youth Day name tag.
person plans to attend, he or she must register.
If needed, you may substitute names. We will not be able
5. PLEASE do not register more people from your group to print out new name tags or workshop tickets. Therefore,
than will be attending. it is the responsibility of the contact person to have the
6. Indicate your choice of workshops and send the form(s) necessary forms and information for each student in case
with the total fee, by December 29, of $15 per person (U.S. of emergency.
dollars only) to: LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCA- Due to the large number of people who attend and unpre-
TION CONGRESS, P.O. BOX 76955, Los Angeles, CA dictable weather, we strongly encourage that tickets and
90076-0955. name tags are passed out before you leave your parish or
Make checks payable to: Religious Education Congress.
school grounds, or before you get off the bus. Those who
become separated from their group are not allowed entry
Total fees must accompany registration form. If incomplete, to workshops or the arena. Your help in this matter would
registration will be sent back. We will not accept any regis- be greatly appreciated.
trations by phone or fax.
Tickets will be mailed after January 22 to the contact per-
7. After December 29 (postmarked), the Youth Day Registra- son. Please check your packet to verify that each chaper-
tion fee will be $25 per person. one and all students have their own tickets.

8. Refunds must be requested in writing before December 29.

There will be a $5 per person refund processing fee.
It is very important that chaperones stay with their young
people at the event. Chaperones should participate in the
events of the day – youth find it more difficult to partici-
10. All youth need to remain with their chaperones throughout pate if the adults are off to the side. Understanding that it
the day. No one can be dropped off at the Convention is often difficult to sit together as a large group, we ask that
Center without an Adult Chaperone. Chaperones divide up and stay with the youth they bring.
11. Any Youth Day questions? Call (213) 637-7348. We recommend chaperones be at least 21 years of age.
Students are not to be dropped off at the Convention Cen-
ter without an Adult Chaperone.
We recommend that you send in your registrations early. If
Youth Day fills to capacity BEFORE FEBRUARY 5, we will During the brief time we have scheduled for lunch, there
close Youth Day and return your registration. THERE ARE will be food concessions at the Convention Center. Lines
NO EXCEPTIONS. are always long, so you may prefer to have your group
bring lunches. You can bring ice chests and other supplies
in your vehicles (to be brought in at lunchtime only). We
ask that no one go to the nearby restaurants.

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Youth day

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2001 – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


1. A maximum of 10 students can be registered with each paid Adult Chaperone – all attending the same workshops.
2. Once registration has been mailed in, additional students cannot be added to it. For additional students, fill out another
form, adding another paid Chaperone.
3. FEE by December 29: $15 per person (U.S. dollars only). Fees postmarked after December 29 will be $25 per person.
4. Mail checks payable to: RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS, PO Box 76955, Los Angeles, CA 90076-0955.
5. Total payment must accompany this form.
6. Tickets will be mailed after January 22, 2001. Please check your packet when you receive it, verifying that each Adult
Chaperone and all students have their own tickets. Students must remain with their Adult Chaperones throughout the
7. Refunds must be requested in writing before December 29, 2000. Note: There is a $5 per person refund processing fee.
8. We cannot guarantee acceptance of your registration after February 5, 2001.
9. REGISTRATION QUESTIONS? CALL (213) 637-7348 or (213) 637-7346.


Diocese ___________________________________________________ For Office Use Only

Parish ____________________________________________________ Date Rec. __________________
School ____________________________________________________ No. of Registrants ____________
Check No. __________________
City _____________________________________ State ____________ Amt. ______________________

Contact Person (If attending, please include your name as Chaperone or Registrant, whichever is applicable)
Name ___________________________________________________ Day Phone ( ____ )_____________________
Address _________________________________________________ Eve. Phone ( ____ )_____________________
City ____________________________________________ State _________________ ZIP Code______________

Adult Chaperone
First Name Last Name If postmarked
after December 29,
Registrants (print clearly) add an additional
First Name Last Name
$10 per person
Choice for Group:
_________________________________________________________ 1ST _____
2ND _____
_________________________________________________________ 3RD _____


Mail to: RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS, P.O. Box 76955, Los Angeles, CA 90076-0955

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Dear Friends,
In February 2001, the Los Angeles Archdiocese will extend a warm welcome to
many of you for our annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and
exposition held at the newly completed expansion of the Anaheim Convention
During our three days together, we will be enriched and encouraged, refreshed
and renewed, strengthened and supported as we participate in eucharistic cel-
ebrations and prayer services, attend keynote addresses and numerous work-
shops, and enjoy concerts. But most importantly, this will be an opportunity to
meet and share ideas with your colleagues in religious education and in other
ministries within the Church.
I urge you to carefully review the variety of workshops available and choose the
ones that best meet your specific needs, and plan your schedule for these busy
three days. Registration and accommodation forms are found in this Guidebook,
as well as travel information.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the program,
special concerns or to order additional books.
We look forward to welcoming you February 15 (Youth Day), 16-18 in Anaheim.
Sincerely Yours,

Adrian Whitaker
Congress Coordinator


“The theme of the 2001 Reli- did you
gious Education Congress
speaks of God's boundless
k n o w ...
love poured out in Christ That this year we asked our speakers
through the power of the for anecdotes or unusual facts that
Spirit and embracing all of they may have come upon in their
life. Graced by the initiating waters of Baptism, we fields or ministries. Throughout this
are clothed in love, drawn into relationship and sum- Registration Guidebook you will find
moned to go forth to draw others into the mystery of some of their submissions. Of course,
Trinitarian love. In gratitude we celebrate God’s de- there were too many to publish here.
light in us and give ourselves to God's desire for us, You can find all their comments – and
to live lives of righteousness and praise.” more – at our new address:
– Sr. Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.
Director, Office of Religious Education
10 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001
Friday, February 16, 2001 Assemblies


Friday, 8:30 a.m. – Arena 8:00 a.m.

Clothed in Love, Summoned Beyond Late registration begins

Clothed in love, we gather to celebrate God’s boundless giving poured out in 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Christ. With voices raised in chorus, in song, in gratitude, we will pray, dance and Opening Rite / Welcome
heed the Summons Beyond. This Spirit-filled gathering will be blessed by the (Arena)
giftedness and participation of:
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Cardinal Roger Mahony Gary Daigle Val Jansen Period 1 Workshops
Sr. Edith Prendergast Theresa Donohoo Mary Janus
Adrian Whitaker Joe Edwards Tom Kendzia 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
John Angotti John Flaherty Fr. Liam Lawton LUNCH
Ed Archer David Haas Kenneth Louis
Anna Betancourt Bob Halligan & Ceili Rain Jesse Manibusan 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
Rory Cooney Marty Haugen Donna Peña Music (Arena) –
Jaime Cortez Greg Hayakawa Paul Tate Jesse Manibusan &
Helena Buscema
Jeanne Cotter Frank Jansen And many others...
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Period 2 Workshops

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Period 3 Workshops

5:15 p.m.
Prayer Service
5:15 p.m.
Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Arena Eucharistic Liturgies
8:00 p.m.
Join Jesse Manibusan and Helena Buscema & Friends for a
Concert – Val Jansen &
high-spirited celebration. Come for an enjoyable lunch break and Friends
enjoy these talented artists in concert.

Friday, 8:00 p.m. – Arena
“A Musical Celebration”
Enjoy a musical revue of song, dance and praise, set to music in
the jazz and blues styles. Val Limar-Jansen will host this concert,
comprised of a variety of talented performers. Some of the artists
featured include Betsy Beckman, Tom Booth, Joe Camacho, Rory
Cooney, Jaime Cortez, Gary Daigle, Teresa Donohoo, Ray East,
Tom Franzak, David Haas, Rawn Harbor, Marty Haugen, Bob
Hurd, Tom Kendzia, Jesse Manibusan, Donna Peña, Bob Piercy,
John West and the Valyermo Dancers.
The evening’s band, conducted by John Flaherty and Frank Jansen, will
include Titki Posias (percussionist for Marc Anthony), Grammy Award-
winning saxophonist Jay Migliori, and 1999 Latin Jazz Grammy Award-
nominee Bobby Rodriguez.

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Assemblies Saturday, February 17, 2001

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – Arena
8:00 a.m.
Morning Praise DR. GREER G. GORDON
8:30 a.m.
Keynote Address We are summoned to rise to greet a new day, with word, song and
– Archbishop Rembert Weakland dance. We will lift up our hearts in praise to the God who clothes us in love.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Period 4 Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Arena
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. BISHOP REMBERT WEAKLAND, O.S.B.
Music (Arena) – Pedro Rubalcava
& Jaime Cortez “Leading Through Service’’
Ministry must be seen as service, but it also includes teaching and
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. leading. Teaching means competency and the ability to communi-
Period 5 Workshops cate. Leading means convincing others, which develops into
commitment. In tomorrow’s Church and world, leadership and
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ministry must come together.
Period 6 Workshops Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee is a member of the National
Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee which drafted the U.S.
5:15 p.m. bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the Economy. He is Co-Chariman of the
NCCB’s Dialogue and Theological Consultation between the Roman
Prayer Service
Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
5:15 p.m.
Eucharistic Liturgies

8:00 p.m.
Concert – Ceili Rain
9:30 p.m. Saturday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Arena
9:30 p.m. “Fe con Sabor Latino – A Musical Faith Journey”
Young Adult Dance A musical concert featuring the unique gifts of song in the U.S.
Latino communities A celebration of the various Hispanic
cultures expressed through the rhythms, colors, sounds and
styles that accompany the prayer, dance and stores of an
immigrant people. These pilgrimages of faith and their develop-
ment are experienced through the musical interpretation of Jaime
Cortez and Pedro Rubalcava.

Saturday, 8:00 p.m. – Arena
Ceili Rain (pronounced KAY-lee) is an explosion of Celtic
pop-rock music that turns “sitters” into “dancers” and
“safers” into “chancers.” Brimming with joyous ecumenical
spirit, Ceili Rain will be makin’ a party in the Arena!

12 Religious Education Congress • February 15 & 16-18, 2001

Sunday, February 18, 2001 Assemblies


8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

SPANISH ADDRESS Eucharistic Liturgy (Arena)

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

Spanish Address
MONS. SAMUEL RUÍZ GARCÍA – Mons. Samuel Ruíz García
“Iglesia, Evangelizacion y Transformación
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Period 7 Workshops
La Iglesia del Siglo XXI no puede ser ajena a los
processos de transformación social en el mundo. La 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
evangelización debe adecuarse y estár a la altura de LUNCH
los tiempos. Un mensaje que no asuma los retos que
plantea la historia, no puede ser evangelizador.
11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
Music (Arena)
– Grayson Warren Brown

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Period 8 Workshops

3:30 p.m.
Closing Eucharistic

Sunday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Arena

Sunday Noontime Concert
Sing! Shout! Rejoice! Alleluia! Come prepared to sing and
celebrate the giftedness of our many communities. A
multicultural choir will join Grayson Warren Brown in what
promises to be an up-beat, spirited noontime concert.

Sunday, 3:30 p.m. – Arena
As our Congress 2001 event closes, we are summoned to this
celebration of Eucharist: an event weaving together the songs,
words and rituals that represent the unity and diversity within our
Catholic faith. We are sent back into our parishes, communities
and schools clothed in a new love.

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Liturgies / Assemblies


RCIA Elect, catechumens and candidates on their journeys of The very earliest Christians gathered daily at dawn and again
faith are welcome to participate in the entire Congress. As at dusk to sing psalms and hymns, and to hear the Sacred
always, the closing Sunday liturgy will include dismissal Scriptures. In Evening Prayer, we continue the ancient
catechesis for the Elect, catechumens and candidates. tradition of the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours, celebrating the
Light that shines through the night’s darkness.
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 16, 2001 5:15 p.m.
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 16, 2001 5:15 p.m.
Character Presider Music
Character Presider Music
General Rev. Richard Rohr Kendzia / Daigle / Haugen
Liturgy of the Hours Nathan Mitchell J. Cotter / M. Moore
General Rev. Bryan Massingale Bob Hurd
Byzantine Rev. Alexie Smith Byzantine Community SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 17, 2001 5:15 p.m.
Hispanic Bishop Gabino Zavala R. Lopez / S. Velasco Character Presider Music
Jazz Rev. J-Glenn Murray Val & Frank Jansen Liturgy of the Hours Tricia Hoyt Liam Lawton

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 17, 2001 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 17, 2001 5:15 p.m.
Character Presider Music
Character Presider Music
Lamentation Rev. Jim Clarke Bob Hurd
General Rev. Richard Fragomeni David Haas
Healing Rev. Jim Marchionda Paul Tate / John Angotti The Religous Education Congress 2001 proudly welcomes
the talents of:
Hispanic (Mariachi) Bishop Samuel Ruiz Mauricio Centennio
Betsey Beckman
Nigerian / Rev. Ufomady & K. Louis / R. Cheri Maisha Brown
African-American Msgr. Ray East & Nigerian Choir Nancy & Graziano Marcheschi
Ginny Temple
Young Adult Rev. Joe Kempf J. Bonaduce / J. Edwards Consuelo & John West and the Valyermo Dancers

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 18, 2001 8:15 a.m. / 3:30 p.m. The Religious Education Congress will provide a Chapel at
the Convention Center. You are invited to stop in for a
Character Presider Music moment of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacra-
ment. The Chapel closes prior to Eucharistic Liturgies each
Morning Liturgy Bishop Tod Brown Congress Choir 2001
day. The hours will be:
Closing Liturgy Cardinal Roger Mahony Congress Choir 2001 Friday & Saturday Sunday
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
for the first two days of Congress.
The Reconciliation Room will be located in the Convention
Center. The hours will be Friday & Saturday only:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Young Adults

Welcoming Young Adults to

Congress 2001
Young adults are singles and couples in their late-teens, 20’s and 30’s
new and exciting feature to the Congress weekend is Celebrating Young Adults! – in
response to the U.S. Bishops’ National Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults,
Check out our website at: “Sons and Daughters of the Light.”
This added feature has been well-received, and generates much enthusiasm among
not only young adults, but all ages! We are proud to continue with this new tradition.
Recognizing their gift of energy, vision and talent, we invite young adults and the young at heart
to celebrate in the following events:

Workshops which address the psychological and spiritual formation of young adults are
highlighted here. However, we do encourage you to read through this Registration
Guidebook for other topics that may be of particular interest to you.
101 102 103 104 109 115 122 201 202 205
206 207 213 217 218 301 304 305 306 307
312 317 320 326 327 401 403 406 407 409
410 411 418 501 502 506 507 508 510 512
513 520 522 601 606 609 610 616 617 622
623 701 702 703 705 706 713 720 722 801
802 803 807 811 812 816 820 823 824

Eucharistic Liturgy
General/Young Adult Mass, Saturday, February 17 beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Back by popular demand is Fr. Joe Kempf who will preside at this liturgy. Good music, great
homily and enthusiastic celebration await you. Come experience a “young adult friendly”

Welcome Dance and Social

Saturday, February 17 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
After a full day of Congress workshops, networking and the General/Young Adult Mass,
continue the spirit of celebration into the night. Dance to the DJ sounds of “You Should Be
Dancing” — they brought the house to their feet! The cost is only $5 per person.
Singles and couples are welcome!
Send in your coupon today!
Be a part of this exciting celebration.
Just fill in and clip out this coupon, I want to be a part of
attach $5 if you plan to attend the
dance, and mail to:
! YES! Celebrating Young Adults!
Please check all that apply:
!" Workshops !" Mass !" Dance/Social
Leilani L. Goeckner
Ministry with Young Adults
3424 Wilshire Boulevard Address
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241 City State Zip

Please make your check payable to: Phone

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information on each Congress going back
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We also have a listing of all the Congress

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16 Religious Education Congress • February 15 & 16-18, 2001

Congress • February 16-18, 2001 schedule


8:00 a.m. Late registration begins 8:00 a.m. Morning Praise 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Eucharistic Liturgy
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Gathering Service / 8:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Welcome (Arena) – Archbishop Weakland 8:30 a.m. Spanish Keynote
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Period 4 Workshops – Mons. Ruíz García
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Period 1 Workshops
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Period 7 Workshops
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Music (Arena) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Music (Arena) – Pedro Rubalcava &
– Jesse Manibusan & Jaime Cortez 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Music
Helen Buscema – Grayson Brown
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Period 5 Workshops
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Period 2 Workshops 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Period 8 Workshops
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Period 6 Workshops
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Period 3 Workshops 3:30 p.m. Closing Eucharistic
5:15 p.m. Prayer Service
Liturgy (Arena)
5:15 p.m. Prayer Service 5:15 p.m. Eucharistic Liturgies
5:15 p.m. Eucharistic Liturgies 8:00 p.m. Concert (Arena)
– Ceili Rain
8:00 p.m. Concert (Arena)
– Val Jansen & Friends 9:30 p.m. Lamentation
9:30 p.m. Young Adult Dance


Dear Catechist,

This year’s Congress theme, “Clothed in Love, Summoned Beyond,” speaks to

the vocational call of the catechist, particularly in your role of sharing faith. We
are all summoned beyond our boundaries to transmit the Gospel to those who
desire to entrust themselves to Jesus Christ. It’s God’s love that inspires each of
us to this wonderfully awesome task.
In choosing your workshops I suggest that you ask: Which workshops will
contribute to my personal, spiritual enrichment and growth as a catechist?
Our presenters have indicated what areas their sessions will address. We hope
this will aid in your search for workshops that meet your particular catechetical
ministry needs, i.e., early childhood, elementary, junior high, Confirmation, youth,
young adult and adult.
My hope is that Congress 2001 will be a refreshing and challenging renewal for
Sincerely yours in Christ,

Monica A. Hughes
Associate Director
Catechist Formation / Advanced Catechetical Ministries

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Workshop Categories Información en español, pg. 58

Multicultural Diversity
To assist you in making session choices, speakers have been 111 114 115 119 122 170 209 218
asked to categorize their workshops. Their session numbers are 270 316 319 323 470 480 517 518
521 524 570 610 612 619 624 680
listed under the following 29 categories. 716 717 770 780 802 811 870 880
Note: Not all workshops are represented here. Many workshops Music
may overlap in content and will be found in more than one cat- 109 114 209 212 225 303 311 314
egory. Speaker and workshop details begin on the following pages. 517 707 717 815

Check our Congress web site – – for a Parish Leadership

109 111 124 126 205 209 211 226
listing of speakers by topics. 312 323 325 327 406 413 422 501
509 512 513 515 524 605 616 624
703 709 710 713 714 722 801 811

Adult Catechesis Ecumenical
104 106 109 111 201 206 220 312
102 104 109 111 114 118 119 122 104 111 114 119 203 218 323 327 325 327 406 501 509 513 516 523
124 170 201 203 205 211 215 218 404 406 505 509 516 517 521 601 570 605 610 616 703 706 713 714
222 224 226 312 313 317 318 322 610 613 624 701 708 722 801 811 722 811 813 819
325 327 404 410 413 416 419 422 821
501 505 509 512 515 516 517 519 Sacraments
521 524 570 609 610 613 616 624 Elementary
701 704 708 709 710 714 715 716 102 118 120 201 218 224 308 312
107 114 120 122 211 308 312 406 318 410 416 419 505 507 515 516
722 802 807 809 811 814 816 817 408 413 505 512 515 517 518 612
821 822 517 601 609 616 701 709 714 715
710 813 821 801 807 809 814 817 821
Asian Pacific Perspective Evangelization Scripture
319 323 524 619 624 870 102 106 111 114 118 119 124 201 102 104 114 203 205 312 324 404
211 218 226 304 308 312 313 315 413 416 505 512 515 517 613 616
Black Perspective 318 319 325 402 406 410 413 416 701 704 708 709 714 715 716 801
102 115 119 304 316 323 507 518 422 501 505 507 509 512 515 517 809 816
521 624 710 802 521 524 601 605 609 613 616 714
715 801 807 811 817 821 822 Special Education
107 114 220 408 413 517 710 819
104 109 114 118 120 122 126 170
201 203 211 215 218 224 226 302 Family
308 312 313 316 318 322 325 404 104 111 114 118 119 122 123 201
406 413 416 501 505 512 514 515 206 211 218 220 224 226 308 312 102 104 106 109 111 114 118 119
517 518 524 609 619 621 624 625 316 318 322 406 413 501 505 509 124 170 206 211 215 218 222 306
701 703 709 710 715 801 807 809 512 513 515 516 517 521 570 612 307 308 312 313 316 318 319 324
817 821 822 706 710 802 807 811 813 817 819 325 326 327 404 406 413 416 419
822 870 425 501 505 509 512 513 515 517
Catechumenate 518 521 523 524 570 601 605 607
Junior High 609 611 616 701 703 704 706 708
102 114 118 122 201 203 211 218 713 714 715 717 722 801 802 807
307 312 313 318 322 404 413 416 104 105 107 114 120 122 123 206 811 814 817
419 501 512 515 517 601 607 609 209 211 218 220 302 308 315 316
610 701 709 710 715 807 816 817 322 405 408 413 504 505 512 514 Theology
821 822 517 610 611 612 621 701 706 710
802 819 102 104 106 109 111 114 119 122
Detention Ministry 205 224 306 308 312 322 324 404
Justice & Peace 413 416 419 505 512 515 516 517
102 107 114 115 218 408 501 504 521 523 601 605 609 613 616 617
612 802 817 114 115 203 312 317 323 326 402 619 708 713 714 715 801 811 814
404 407 425 504 512 514 515 516 821
Early Adolescent 517 519 601 616 617 624 701 714
104 105 107 114 118 122 206 209 801 802 804 Young Adult
211 218 220 302 308 315 316 318 102 104 107 114 119 122 123 124
322 402 405 408 413 501 504 505 Liturgy
206 209 211 218 220 226 312 317
512 517 518 521 610 611 612 706 114 118 170 209 219 224 308 312 322 323 408 413 422 504 505 512
709 710 809 813 817 819 318 404 410 419 505 512 515 517 515 516 517 519 521 616 701 703
601 613 701 709 715 814 821 706 708 709 714 801 802 816 817
Early Childhood
819 870
118 122 211 220 224 318 406 504 Media
512 518 521 610 612 710 809 819 111 114 218 505 517 601 612 811 Youth Ministry
817 104 107 114 119 122 124 206 209
211 218 302 312 315 317 322 402
106 124 201 203 222 312 313 319 Morality 405 408 413 422 504 505 512 514
323 404 410 416 422 501 512 515 102 115 122 170 218 322 505 516 515 517 519 521 610 611 701 703
516 601 613 701 715 801 807 817 601 617 701 801 817 706 708 709 710 802 809 817 870
Workshop categories are determined by speakers. Only those who have responded appear here. We apologize for any oversights or misplacements.

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Alphabetical Listing of English Speakers speakers
Allender, Rev. Thomas .............. 201, 501 Groves, Richard ......................... 111, 811 Owen, Mary Jane .......................420, 818
Angotti, John ............................. 314 Haas, David ............................... 815, 311 Pacatte, Rose ............................. 218, 817
Au, Dr. Wilkie ............................. 101 Hailer, Sr. Gretchen ..................... 612 Phan, Rev. Peter .........................170, 619
Barron, Fr. Robert ...................... 301, 502 Hartman, Msgr. Thomas ........... 711, 812 Phan, Sr. Theresa .......................319, 570
Bartlett, Bob ............................... YD Hater, Rev. Robert ...................... 413, 712 Piercy, Robert .............................219, 620
Baxter, Fr. Michael ..................... 601, 701 Haugen, Marty .......................... 419, 212 Platt, John Murray .....................220, 819
Beaudoin, Tom ........................... 202, 401 Heagle, John .............................. 207, 409 Ponnet, Fr. Chris ........................ 802
Becker, Mary Lee ....................... 302, 402 Hershey, Rev. Terry ................... 513, 713 Prejean, Helen ............................ 720
Beckman, Betsey ....................... 503 Horan, Dr. Michael ..................... 514 Ricard, Tony ...............................YD, 119,
Belfiore, Sr. Evelina .................... 102, 801 Huebsch, Bill .............................. 112, 414 ............................................ 521
Benson, Rev. Richard ................ 403 Hurd, Bob ................................... 415 Ristow, Kate ...............................120, 621
Bessert, Rev. James ................... 815, 602 Just, Rev. Felix ........................... 613 Rohr, Fr. Richard ........................622, 820
Boomershine, Dr. Thomas ......... 103, 603 Kempf, Fr Joe ............................. 312, 515 Scally, Anna ...............................YD
Borchard, Therese Johnson ...... 702, 313 Kline, Abbot Francis ................. 213, 614 Senior, Donald ...........................221, 421
Boyle, Fr. Gregory ...................... YD 504 Krull, Sharron Werlin ................ 113, 615 Shaughnessy, Maureen ............ 204
Boys, Sr. Mary ........................... 203, 404 Langford, Jeremy ....................... 616, 714 Smith, Rev. Alexei ...................... 222
Breen, Dr. Elizabeth .................... 802 LaVerdiere, Eugene .................... 416, 715 Smith, Wesley ............................ 522, 721
Brown, Grayson Warren ........... 604 Law, Rev. Eric ............................. 716, 880 Smith-Christopher, Daniel .........121, 320
Burke, Fr. William ....................... 104, 505 Lawton, Liam .............................. 717 Sofield, Loughlan ......................321, 623
Carotta, Michael ........................ 105, 405 Leach, Michael .......................... 313 Sparks, Fr. Richard .....................122, 322
Cheri, Richard ............................ 303 Liuzzi, Fr. Peter ........................... 516 Sparough, J. Thomas .................YD
Chesto, Kathleen ....................... 406, 703 Malone, Bishop Richard ........... 214, 417 Stenzel, Pam ...............................YD, 123
Clarke, Fr. Jim ............................. 204 Sterling, Rev. Donald ................323, 624
Coloroso, Barbara ...................... 506, 803 Sweetser, Rev. Thomas .............124, 422
Cox, Fr. Jesse dePorres .............. 304, 507 Tagle, Luis Antonio ..................125, 423
Cozzens, Rev. Donald ................ 106, 605 Thorn, Victoria ..........................223, 823
Cronin, Fr. Kevin ........................ 205, 704 Thurston, Bonnie ...................... 324, 523
Crosby, Fr. Michael .................... 606, 705 Toben, Sr. Jackie ....................... 424
Cusick, Fr. John .......................... 305, 508 Torres-Fleming, Alexie ..............YD
Daigle, Gary ............................... 419, 212 Turner, Rev. Paul .......................224, 821
Daly, Sharon ............................... 407, 804 Villapando, Dr. Cris ...................325, 524
Dembrowsky, Constance .......... 107, 408 Walker, Christopher ..................225, 525
Doran, Ken ................................. 108, 805 Wallis, Jim .................................425, 326
Downey, Dr. Michael ................. 306 Walters, Dr. Thomas .................126, 625
East, Msgr. Ray .......................... YD Weakland, Archbp. Rembert .... Keynote
Eckert, Anne Marie .................... YD Wells, David ..............................226, 822
Ezell, Lee .................................... 206, 706 Mân, Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Who Do You Say I AM? ...........YD, 209
Fabing, Fr. Bob .......................... 109 Pham Minh ............................. 470, 770 Wicks, Robert ............................327, 722
Farrell, Bernadette ..................... 525, 707 Manibusan, Jesse ...................... YD Wilson, Marlene ........................ 723, 824
Ferder, Fran ................................ 207, 409 Marcheschi, Graziano ................ 114, 517 Wilson Favors, Therese ............ 307, 607
Fisher, Bobby ............................. YD, 209 Marcheschi, Nancy Seitz .......... 114, 517
Florian, Amy ............................... 308, 509 Marchionda, Fr. James .............. 314
“YD” denotes a Youth Day work-
Ford, Dr. Paul ............................. 708 Massingale, Fr. Bryan ............... 617, 115 shop. Workshops are designated
Fragomeni, Rev. Richard ........... 410, 510 Mayworm, Br. Tim ..................... 618 by a 3-digit numbers. The first digit
Freeburg, Sr. Paule ..................... 210, 608 McCarty, Bob ............................. YD, 315 indicates the session period; the
Funk, Sr. Mary Margaret ........... 411, 806 McCormack, Dr. Patricia ............ 215, 813 two remaining digits are the
Gaillardetz, Dr. Rich ................... 609, 807 McGrath, Br. Michael O’Neill .... 316, 518 session number. Session num-
Gallen, Fr. John .......................... 110, 808 McKenna, Megan ..................... 116, 418 bers -01 to -27 are in English;
Gaupin, Linda ............................. 709, 809 Mecum, Shelly ........................... 117 numbers -50 to -56 are in Spanish;
Miller, Sr. Amata ......................... 317, 519 number -70 is Vietnamese; and
Gellman, Rabbi Marc ................. 711, 812
-80 is Chinese/Mandarin.
Ghiloni, Peter .............................. 208, 511 Mitchell, Dr. Nathan .................. 419, 814
Gilbert, Rev. Dr. Richard ............ 610, 710 Mullen, Fr. J. Patrick .................. 816 You can check for updates online
Murray, Fr. J-Glenn .................... YD, 216 at – or sign
Goodwin, Carole ........................ YD, 611
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Gordon, Greer ............................. 309, 810 Neumann, Don Alfred ................ 118, 318
to-date announcements and
Griffith, Dr. Colleen .................... 211, 512 O’Donohue, John ...................... 217, 718 changes.
Groome, Thomas ........................ 310, 412 Osborne, Kenan ......................... 520, 719

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friday workshops Friday, February 16, 2001

PERIOD 1 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERIOD 2 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PERIOD 3 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
1-01 Crabgrass Contemplation: A Spiritual 2-01 The Spirituality of Becoming Recon- 3-01 Going Beyond a Beige Catholicism
Practice for Busy People – Au nected – Allender – Barron
1-02 The Endless Pilgrimage of the Heart 2-02 Post-Vatican II Generations: The 3-02 Working and Living with Young Ado-
– Belfiore Tasks for Catechesis and Religious lescents (Grades 6-8): Understanding
1-03 Storykeepers, Biblical Storytelling Education – Beaudoin the Nature and Needs of the
and Broadcast TV: A New R.E. Mix 2-03 The Jewish Jesus: New Layers of Millennial Generation – Becker
for the 21st Century Meaning for an Ancient Story 3-03 Sing a New Song! – Cheri
– Boomershine – Boys 3-04 Educating and Empowering Black
1-04 The Spirituality of Depression 2-04 Organizing for Adult Faith Forma- Catholic Evangelizers – Cox
– Burke tion – Clarke & Shaughnessy 3-05 Hospitality: The Virtue, Skill &
1-05 Taking a Two-Handed Approach to 2-05 The Practical Prism: Kenosis! Strategy to Make a Good Parish a
Adolescent Catechesis: Knowledge – Cronin Great Parish – Cusick
and Skills – Carotta 2-06 Learning to Love Difficult People! 3-06 Communion in the One Love: Trinity
1-06 The Priest’s Crisis of Soul – Ezell and Spirituality – Downey
– Cozzens 2-07 Jesus: Healer of Relationships 3-07 Why Do Catholics Do That? Catho-
1-07 Teaching Students the Art of Resolv- – Heagle & Ferder lic Customs and Traditions
ing Conflict Peacefully 2-08 Liturgy with Children – Ghiloni – Wilson Favors
– Dembrowsky 3-08 Creating Ritual with Children in the
2-09 Music, Liturgy and Youth – Fisher
1-08 Involved and Engaged – Doran & Who Do You Say I AM? Classroom – Florian
1-09 A Spirituality of Love, Joy, Need, 2-10 A Child Shall Lead Them: Celebrat- 3-09 “That My House May be Filled”:
Fear, Sorrow, and Anger – Fabing ing and Praying the Word with Chil- Evangelization, Inclusivity, Outreach
1-10 Liturgy Without Borders – Gallen dren – Freeburg & Technology – Gordon
1-11 The 10 Commandments of Bereave- 2-11 Spirituality and Religious Education: 3-10 The Trinity and Catechesis: Good-
ment Ministry – Groves Fostering a Closer Connection bye to the Shamrock – Groome
1-12 The Spirituality of a Catechist – Griffith 3-11 Liturgy and the Ministry of Music:
– Huebsch 2-12 The Formative Nature of Liturgy For the Life of the World – Haas
1-13 Giggles & Wiggles: Circle Time Ac- – Daigle & Haugen 3-12 Forgiven – Kempf
tivities for Young Children – Krull 2-13 Time: The Vehicle for Prayer 3-13 I Like Being Catholic
1-14 The Performing Arts as Prayer and – Kline – Leach & Borchard
Proclamation 2-14 “Our Hearts Were Burning”: Turning 3-14 No Room for Arrogance
– Marcheschi & Marcheschi Up the Flame – Malone – Marchionda & Angotti
1-15 Social Sin: What Is It? – Massingale 2-15 Mary, Mentor and Model for the 3-15 Catholic Youth Evangelization: A
1-16 Clothed In Love: Give Me Your Millennium – McCormack Call to the Good News – McCarty
Cloak! – McKenna 2-16 Catechesis “Through” and “For” the 3-16 Five Fingers for a Reason
1-17 God’s Photo Album – Mecum Liturgy – Murray – McGrath
1-18 Formation in Faith & the RCIA – Ef- 2-17 The Attraction of Beyondness 3-17 Living As Gospel People in an Glo-
fects On the Whole of Catechetics – O’Donohue bal World – Miller
– Neumann 2-18 Healthy Families: Using Popular 3-18 Celebrating Initiation Rites in the
1-19 The Attitudes of Be-Diversity in the Movies and TV for Better Relation- Parish: RCIA, Infant Baptism, Con-
Holy City – Ricard ships – Pacatte firmation & First Eucharist
2-19 Liturgy: The Focal Point of Cat- – Neumann
1-20 Do This in Memory of Me – Ristow
echesis – Piercy 3-19 Celebrating the Diversity in Our
1-21 Trying On the Clothes of Love: Catholic Communities – Phan
What About Non-Christians? 2-20 Life in the Family/Classroom Zoo
– Smith-Christopher – Platt 3-20 Summoned Beyond: Thoughts on
2-21 Christian Life as Journey: A Biblical Being a “Jonah People”
1-22 Moral Decision-Making: The Three – Smith-Christopher
Cs – Sparks Perspective – Senior
2-22 Holy Week – A Byzantine Perspec- 3-21 Leadership: Calling in Love – Sofield
1-23 Character Matters – Stenzel
tive – Smith 3-22 Catholic Sexual Morality: More than
1-24 From a Single to a Dual Focus: A “Thou Shalt Nots” – Sparks
New Way to Envision Parish 2-23 Abortion: Soul Wound of the World
– Sweetser – Thorn 3-23 Evangelization: Affirmation or De-
2-24 Baptizing Babies – Turner nial? – Sterling
1-25 The Church in the Eucharist – Tagle
2-25 Lent, The Triduum and Eastertide 3-24 A Biblical Theology of Time
1-26 Catholic Literacy: A Modest Pro- – Thurston
posal – Walters – Walker
2-26 Does God Laugh Out Loud? – Wells 3-25 Transactional vs. Transformational
1-70 Vietnamese Workshop – P. Phan Leadership – Villapando
2-70 Vietnamese Workshop – TBA
3-26 Faith Works: The Role of Church-
Based Organizations in Overcoming
Poverty – Wallis
3-27 Exceptional Spiritual Friends: Ab-
sorbing Wisdom from the Masters
– Wicks

20 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001

Friday, February 16, 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. period one
RITUAL PRACTICE FOR BUSY PEOPLE Clinical depression is one of the most common illnesses
Too often the word “contemplation” has been reserved faced by Americans today (perhaps 1 out of 12 suffer
for monks and mystics in far-off places. “Crabgrass from it). Medication and counseling can help – but what
contemplation,” however, is do-able at home and meant does the illness teach us about ourselves, about the
for people with busy schedules and ordinary lives. It is way we live, about our relationship with God? Fr. Wil-
a way of pausing to notice the rich and diverse ways liam Burke speaks of his own experience of depres-
God is present in our midst. This talk will explore how sion and healing, and how it changed his life.
ordinary Christians can become more “contemplative” Rev. William A. Burke
or “mindful” in their daily living. Special attention will Fr. Bill Burke is a priest of the Chicago Archdio-
be given to the variety of flexible prayer forms that can cese. He has been a spiritual director, teacher,
be adapted to help cultivate one’s spiritual life. associate pastor and pastor. For ACTA Publica-
Wilkie Au, Ph.D. tions, he has authored the videos “‘Shua” and
“The Evangelists Speak for Themselves,” and
Dr. Wilkie Au is Director of Los Angeles-based the meditation book, “Protect Us From All Anxi-
Spiritual Development Services, which provides ety,” providing thoughts for the depressed.
spiritual counseling and in-service workshops,
retreats and consultation for lay and religious
groups. The three-time author is also an Adjunct
Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola 1-05 TAKING A TWO-HANDED APPROACH TO
Marymount University; he teaches undergradu- ADOLESCENT CATECHESIS: KNOWL-
ate and graduate courses in spirituality and pastoral ministry. EDGE AND SKILLS
This session will explore the merits of building both
1-02 THE ENDLESS PILGRIMAGE OF THE religious literacy and skills for Christian living with junior
high and high school youth. Concrete examples and
HEART practical strategies will be offered.
Here is a panorama of the great stories of the Old Tes- Michael Carotta, Ed.D.
tament for catechists and storytellers! From Abraham
Mike Carotta’s entire career has focused on ado-
to Joshua, Jeremiah to Job, these were the Scriptures lescent spiritual growth. He has written over 40
Jesus lived and quoted – the Scripture He fulfilled. articles on adolescent catechesis and youth min-
Sr. Evelina Belfiore, O.P. istry. He is author of “Sometimes We Dance and
Sr. Evelina Belfiore, a Sinsisawa Dominican, is Sometimes We Wrestle: Embracing the Spiritual
currently Director of Total Catholic Education Growth of Adolescents,” and is a consultant and
contributor to the junior high programs “Living
and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the
Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo. The former Our Faith” and “The Discovering Program.”
teacher also serves as National Scripture Con-
sultant for William H. Sadlier. Belfiore has spo-
ken at many national conferences and has been
the keynote at more than 40 state catechetical or school congresses.
did you
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The average age when people begin
For three years, “The Storykeepers,” a biblical story-
telling cartoon program for 6- to 10-year-olds, has been considering morality and personal
the most popular Sunday morning children’s program entertainment media choices is
on British TV. This workshop will explore the relation- about 20, according to an Internet
ship between the traditional oral telling and today’s elec- survey of 56 people, aged 13-75,
tronic telling of biblical stories in broadcast TV as a taken in April 2000. Several respon-
focus for religious education in a digital culture. dents also cited that until they had
Thomas E. Boomershine children of their own, they never
Tom Boomershine, a Professor of New Testa- considered a moral connection be-
ment at United Theological Seminary in Dayton,
Ohio, has taken a year’s leave of absence to de-
tween what they watched or listened
velop Lumicon, a “digital storytelling” division to and their faith.
of UMR Communications in Dallas, Texas. The
author is founder of the Network of Biblical Story- — Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.
tellers and Executive Producer of “Out of the
Tombs,” a video translation of Mark 5:1-20.

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Period one 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

The post-conciliar years of the last century surfaced FEAR, SORROW AND ANGER
unprecedented challenges to the integrity and viability Where is my God while I am being “tossed about” in
of the Catholic priesthood. This workshop examines my deep experiences of love, joy, need, fear, sorrow
the structural and personal dynamics that contribute to and anger? How can I find God as I experience such
the present crisis and the steps necessary for priests to deep emotions? Bob Fabing will explore a method of
minister effectively in the decades ahead. prayer which will address these questions leading to
Rev. Donald B. Cozzens, Ph.D. the development of a habit of reflecting on our own
Donald Cozzens is President-Rector and Pro- inner emotional life and the Presence of God within
fessor of Pastoral Theology at Saint Mary Semi- these feelings. He will use music from his new album,
nary and Graduate School of Theology in Cleve- “Shadow of My Wings,” to bring these themes to light.
land. He has lectured widely in the United States Bob Fabing, S.J.
and in Ireland, Colombia, India and South Af-
rica. Rev. Cozzens is the author of the best-sell- Fr. Bob Fabing has founded 29 marriage coun-
ing book, “The Changing Face of the Priest- seling and family therapy centers from San Di-
hood,” and editor of “The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest.” ego to Portland, Ore. – the Jesuit Institute For
Family Life Network. He is the Director of the 36
Day Program in the Spiritual Exercises of St.
Ignatius Loyola at the Jesuit Retreat House where
1-07 TEACHING STUDENTS THE ART OF RE- he lives in Los Altos, Calif. He has composed
SOLVING CONFLICT PEACEFULLY eight albums of liturgical music and has written three books.
This session gives participants a practical, step-by-step
process for working it out rather than “having it out”
when faced with disputes, disagreements or conflicts. 1-10 LITURGY WITHOUT BORDERS
Constance Dembrowsky models how to teach students
to: 1) identify what they did to contribute to the dis- Is liturgy unique and separate from everything else, or
pute; 2) understand the other person’s position; 3) ex- is it part of life? What part of life? Who says so? Is the
press their side without eliciting a defensive reaction Church’s role to direct this experience or to make the
from others; and 4) negotiate solutions that satisfy both celebration humbly obedient to something deeper?
parties. John Gallen, S.J.
Constance Dembrowsky A well-known speaker throughout the nation, Fr.
John Gallen is devoted to providing liturgical
Constance Dembrowsky, an international con- expertise for parish missions and retreats. He is
sultant, is currently President of the Institute for former Director of the Murphy Center of Litur-
Affective Skill Development in New Mexico. She gical Research at Notre Dame, Ind., and former
has served as director of special education, a Associate Director of Liturgy at the Office of
teacher from elementary through the university Worship for the Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz.
level, and an educational consultant and trainer
for more than 30 years. Dembrowsky has also
developed curriculum sets as well as two video series.
Our society is suffering from the effects of compli-
Experience teaching strategies and methods that really
cated grief. Not only adults but also our children are
work with early adolescents. This workshop is not a
the victims of unprocessed serious losses such as death,
lecture! Participants will enter into group dynamics,
suicide and divorce. Doing your “grief work” can en-
large and small, as well as hands-on activities that are
able you to re-establish a sense of well being and put
proven to involve and engage young people.
your life with God, family and friends back in focus.
Ken Doran This presentation offers a practical, down-to-earth ap-
Originally from Boston, Ken Doran has spoken proach to “the joys of grief ministry.” Learn how this
at numerous diocesan and national catechetical essential pastoral service can become a central com-
conferences, including the Los Angeles Congress, ponent of church, school and family life.
the East Coast Conference and NCEA. He is a
master catechist for the Diocese of Camden, N.J., Richard F. Groves
and a fifth grade and confirmation catechist at Richard Groves is a popular educator, speaker
Holy Saviour Parish in Westmont, N.J., as well and retreat director with 25 years of pastoral
as a sales representative for William H. Sadlier, Inc. experience as a hospital and hospice chaplain.
Author of the acclaimed De Sales and InnerAction
Adult Education Programs, his current project
is called the “Sacred Art of Dying,” the nation’s
first certification program for spirituality in end-
of-life care used by numerous parishes on the West Coast.

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Friday, February 16, 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. period one
When learners (young or old!) enter our lives in reli- The term “social sin” might sound strange to many
gious education classes or the catechumenate, we be- people, but we are all familiar with its reality. For we
come their primary model of a living Christian. What seem to be caught up in unjust social situations against
sort of spirituality are we called to? How can we live our will, and involved in unjust institutions over which
the faith we preach and teach? This workshop will we seem powerless. We will trace the origins of the
provide a set of standards and principles for catechists idea of social sin in Catholic social teaching, and then
and their leaders. Brace yourself! This will be a chal- examine ways of resisting structured social evils and
lenging presentation. making others more aware of this reality.
Bill Huebsch Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, S.T.D.
For the past half decade Bill Huebsch has worked A priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, Fr. Bryan
in Catholic publishing, first as Vice President of Massingale is Professor of Moral Theology at
Tabor Publishing in Texas, and currently as an St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and also at
editorial advisor to Benzinger in Los Angeles. the Black Catholic Studies Institute at Xavier Uni-
His teaching commitments take him to college versity, New Orleans. He has published numer-
campuses, parishes and conferences around the ous articles in popular and scholarly journals
world. Along with numerous booklets, articles and lectures nationally on social justice issues
and screenplays, he is author of nine books. and Black Catholic life.

This will be a fun-filled participatory workshop of shar- As Christians, we are human beings of flesh, clothed
ing music, songs, movement, fingerplays, flannel board in the Spirit of God, yet we are called to clothe others
stories, puppets, drama and creative activities to en- in dignity. Sometimes, as in today’s Gospel, we are
hance your daily curriculum. told that when someone demands our cloak, we are to
Sharron Werlin Krull give them our tunic as well! Come, clothe yourself in
Sharron Krull’s teaching experience spans over
stories of love, of dreams and the stuff the kingdom is
28 years and encompasses nearly all areas of made of here on earth. Perhaps it’s time we all changed
early childhood education. A staff trainer, speaker clothes!
and writer, Krull is presently a Child Develop- Megan McKenna
ment Instructor at Modesto (Calif.) Junior Col-
lege. The early childhood consultant works with Megan McKenna lives in Albuquerque, N.M.,
several innovative companies in educational toys, but travels throughout Asia, Europe and Latin
playground equipment and school supplies. America conducting workshops and missions
with churches and missionaries. Her latest books
are “Mary, Mother of All Nations,” reflections
on icons by Wm. Hart McNichols, S.J., and
“Prophets: Words of Fire.”
Experience the power of the performing arts to trans-
form the ordinary experience of prayer into the ex- 1-17 GOD’S PHOTO ALBUM
traordinary. Through drama, dance, storytelling and po- Shelly Mecum, author of “God’s Photo Album,” de-
etry, learn how to engage students of all ages in Scrip- tails this miraculous journey in faith which ultimately
ture and the heart of the Gospel. saves a Catholic school from closing, lands a publish-
Nancy Seitz Marcheschi and ing contract with HarperCollins, and teaches a whole
Graziano Marcheschi community how to fly. Dreams utterly come true –
Graziano Marcheschi and Nancy Seitz especially those powered by love, fueled with prayer,
Marcheschi, directors of the Anawim Players, and driven by God.
have used performing arts for over 20 years at Shelly Mecum
workshops, eucharistic liturgies, prayer services
and national conferences in their local Chicago Shelly Mecum is currently Author in Residence at
area and across the country. Currently, Nancy is Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Ewa
a liturgical consultant with the international Parish Nurse Resource Beach, Hawaii, and President of Shelly’s Work-
Center. Graziano is director of the Lay Ministry Programs Office shop Inc., a non-profit corporation which pro-
for the Chicago Archdiocese. motes family literacy. The former teacher and
actress will be speaking at a number of confer-
ences this year and will be on a nationwide book
tour of “God’s Photo Album: Seeking God in the Gathering Place.”

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Period one 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

FECTS ON THE WHOLE OF CATE- This workshop will explore strategies for teaching chil-
CHETICS dren in Grades 2-8 about the Eucharist. Scripture, ac-
This session will deal with the relationship between the tivities and rituals will be suggested – not only for First
RCIA and the whole of catechesis in the parish – from Eucharist preparation – for helping older students to
foundational presumptions of children’s faith forma- deepen their understanding of the “Bread of Life.”
tion to presumptions we make regarding adult faith for- Kate Ristow
mation and development. Initiation is the model and Kate Ristow has worked in religious education
prime metaphor for the whole of the Christian life. This for almost 30 years as a classroom teacher, a
workshop will investigate the interrelationship between catechist and an administrator. She is currently
RCIA and all catechesis in the parish. Midwest Regional Manager and Consultant for
Children’s Curriculum for Resources for Chris-
Fr. Don Neumann tian Living (RCL). For the past 12 years, she
Fr. Don Neumann is a priest of the Diocese of has also served as a contributing editor and
Galveston-Houston, Texas. He has lectured na- feature writer for Catechist magazine, in addition to speaking at
tionally and internationally on the Rite of Chris- national, regional and diocesan conferences across the country.
tian Initiation of Adults. He presently serves as
Chair of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission
and of the RCIA Steering Committee, as well as
Chaplain at Texas Children’s Hospital in Hous- 1-21 TRYING ON THE CLOTHES OF LOVE:
ton. In addition, he has released a video entitled, “This is the Night.” WHAT ABOUT NON-CHRISTIANS?
Is there a biblical theology of love for “outsiders”? Does
the Bible have “love“ for the non-Jew, or the “non-
1-19 THE ATTITUDES OF BE-DIVERSITY IN Christian” in New Testament times? This survey will
THE HOLY CITY examine biblical thoughts for modern Christian attitudes
Through Beatitudes, Jesus Christ challenges us each to “non-Christians.”
day to live good Christian lives, to share our talents, to Dr. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
build up the community. How we do this in a culturally Dr. Daniel Christopher teaches Old Testament
diverse community is also a challenge. This interactive (Hebrew Bible) in the Department of Theologi-
workshop will discuss ways we can accept this chal- cal Studies at Loyola Marymount University in
lenge and truly glorify in the diversity in God’s Holy Los Angeles. He has several published schol-
arly articles, reviews, chapters and books, and
City. lectures widely in the United States. He has ap-
Rev. R. Tony Ricard peared frequently at congresses and conferences
Fr. Tony Ricard is Pastor/Parochial Administra- of the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, and United Methodist
tor for two New Orleans parishes – Our Lady churches.
Star of the Sea and St. Philip the Apostle. He is
also Core Instructor of Church Doctrine for the
Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier Uni-
versity. The former public school teacher has 1-22 MORAL DECISION-MAKING: THE
given keynote addresses, retreats, revivals and THREE Cs
youth talks across the nation.
Can we do it? Is it a sin? The question of conscience.
So what? I didn’t mean it. No skin off my nose. The
question of character. It’s my own business. Why
should anybody care? The question of community. Put
did you them all together – with a little wisdom, humor and

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view of Morality 101.
Richard C. Sparks, C.S.P.
That you only need one godparent? Paulist priest Dick Sparks divides his time be-
tween being a workshop speaker and serving as
And that if you want to be a godpar- Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish, on campus at the
ent you must be confirmed? And did University of California at Berkeley. For the past
you know canon law obliges a priest decade he has been a popular speaker on the
morality and ethics lecture circuit. Author of three
to confirm any child of catechetical books and an audio/videotape series, he also
age that he baptizes? serves as an ethical consultant for hospitals and health care.

— Rev. Paul Turner

24 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001

Friday, February 16, 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. period one
Just what is character, and why is it so important to POSAL
your kids? According to the Greek philosopher This presentation will provide on overview and assess-
Heraclitus, “Character is destiny.” Are your children ment of parish K-12 catechetical efforts over the past
and students destined to make healthy choices? Find 30 years and then offer some suggestions on how we
out by attending this session with Pam Stenzel. This is might better promote Catholic literacy and a distinctive
an in-depth discussion on the importance of charac- Catholic identity in our current programs.
ter-building in children. It first starts in the home and Thomas P. Walters, Ph.D.
then is complemented in the classroom.
Dr. Tom Walters is currently Professor of Reli-
Pam Stenzel gious Education at Saint Meinrad School of The-
Pam Stenzel, founder of Straight Talk and Presi- ology in Indiana, where he was academic dean
dent of Stenzel-Drummond & Associates, started for nine years. He is currently a board member
speaking full time after her experiences as direc- of the Association of Professors and Research-
tor of a counseling center for women with crisis ers in Religious Education. He has authored nu-
pregnancies. Since then she has traveled world- merous books and articles on religious educa-
wide, speaking to over 350,000 young people tion, and recently edited a nine-volume theology series.
each year about the issues of sexuality and absti-
nence. She has developed a school curriculum as well as a video,
which received the 1997 Charleston International Film Festival 1-70
Gold Award.

Rev. Peter C. Phan


The pastor is at the center of the parish. He is the one
in charge. Is that the best system? Is there an alterna-
tive, especially in the wake of larger parishes, more
Catholics and fewer priests? This session will explore
a new configuration for parish, and the implications
this could have for staff, lay ministers and decision
Thomas P. Sweetser, S.J.
Jesuit priest Tom Sweetser is founder and Co-
Director of the Parish Evaluation Project, a re-
source to Catholic parishes. A teacher and an
author of several books, including “The Parish
as Covenant: A Joint Effort” available in Febru-
ary 2001, his articles have appeared in America,
Commonweal, Chicago Studies, Today’s Parish,
Human Development and Church magazines, among others.


In the midst of cultural flux, decline in symbolic think-
ing and societal fragmentation, the power of the Eu-
charist to generate community is questioned. Through
a fresh reading of the New Testament texts on the Eu-
charist, this workshop will explore how the Church
community grows in the Eucharist.
Rev. Luis Antonio G. Tagle
Ordained for the Diocese of Imus, the Philip-
pines, Fr. Luis Tagle is currently Rector of Tahanan
Ng Mabuting Pastol, the major seminary of the
Imus Diocese. He is also a parish priest at Our
Lady of the Pillar Cathedral and Rector and the-
ology teacher at Loyola School of Theology and
Divine Word Seminary.

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Period two 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

Materialism is what separates us; spirituality helps bring Using the U.S. bishops’ statement, “Our Hearts Were
us together. This presentation will help us identify three Burning Within Us – A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith
important connections: 1) Jesus brings us to the Fa- Formation,” Fr. Jim Clarke and Sr. Marueen Shaugh-
ther – becoming connected to our hearts. Love the nessy will discuss the qualities of mature adult faith
“love” within. 2) The Spirit of God’s working through and discipleship. Then they will look at some key par-
us to others – becoming connected to others. Love the ish roles of leadership and service. Finally, they will
“love” in your marriage; love the “love” in your family. discuss some concrete ideas that work well in adult
3) The connection between the Gospel and the Sacra- faith formation.
ments. Rev. Jim Clarke
Thomas Allender, S.J. Fr. Jim Clarke is currently an Adult Education/
Fr. Thomas Allender spent seven years teaching Evangelization Consultant for the Los Angeles
high school and two years teaching at the college Archdiocese. In addition to parish ministry, he
level. For the last 18 years he has spoken at has served as a retreat director, conference
parish renewals, at over 700 parishes in 43 dif- speaker, Scripture teacher and workshop facili-
ferent states. He is author of “The God Within” tator. He is the Director of the Los Angeles
and “God Loves an Unmade Bed.” Archdiocesan Spirituality Commission and is an
associate spiritual director at the House of Prayer for priests.
Maureen Shaughnessy, S.C.
Sr. Maureen Shaughnessy presently serves as
2-02 POST-VATICAN II GENERATIONS: THE the Assistant Secretary for Catechesis and Lead-
TASKS FOR CATECHESIS AND RELI- ership Formation at the U.S. Catholic
GIOUS EDUCATION Conference’s Department of Education in Wash-
ington, D.C. She has been a presenter and work-
Drawing on pastoral experience with young adult min- shop leader in many dioceses across the country
istries across the United States, and from a variety of over the past 20 years. She is a steering member
Christian traditions, Tom Beaudoin synthesizes genera- for both the NCCL and the NCEA’s Department of Religious Edu-
tional theology and sociological data to propose the chief cation.
tasks for educating with younger Catholic generations
today, and young adults in particular.
Tom Beaudoin’s work seeks to renew religion Come and explore the mystery, spirituality and four
and culture internationally through an array of stages of this ancient Christian path of self-emptying
theological interventions, including teaching, writ-
and service called “Kenosis” ... at the very core of the
ing, preaching, lecturing and musical perfor-
mance. He is the author of many academic and Mystery of Christ in Philippians 2:7, and at the heart of
pastoral articles on the theology of culture as every true minister of the Good News. Both a theo-
well as the book, “Virtual Faith: The Irreverent logical and practical reflection, Fr. Kevin Cronin, au-
Spiritual Quest of Generation X.” thor of a book by the same title, will guide you through
the stages of Kenosis, reflecting on Christian life and
ministry through this fascinating, wonderful, practical
prism; inviting you into your own adventure with it.
MEANING FOR AN ANCIENT STORY Franciscan Friar Kevin Cronin, a native New
While it is common today to speak of Jesus as a Jew, Yorker with 25 years of service as a priest, has
the implications of this claim are less obvious. What worked with high school youth, migrant work-
difference might it make to us in our time to situate ers, young adults and at soup kitchens. For the
Jesus in His context as a Palestinian Jew of the first past eight years he, along with five other friars,
comprise the East Coast’s Franciscan Ministry
century? How might it shed light on the early church, of the Word team, preaching at parish missions
as well as on the church of our time? and renewals. He is author of two books and video and audio
Mary C. Boys, S.N.J.M. series.
Sr. Mary Boys, a “teacher of teachers,” holds
the Chair in Religion and Education at Union
Theological Seminary, New York City, and serves
as an adjunct member of the faculties at Jewish
Theological Seminary of America and Teachers
College, Columbia University. An author and
editor of books and some 60 articles, she also
brings extensive experience in Catholic-Jewish dialogue.

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Friday, February 16, 2001 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. period two
PEOPLE! Our children are believers and pray-ers who deserve
We’ve all got ’em. They’re in your classroom, among the best we can give them. How do we avoid childish
your associates and maybe even live at your house! Dr. ways of celebrating the awesome? What are children
Lee Ezell refers to these prickly folks as “Porcupine capable of musically? Ritually? Spiritually?
People,” and gives practical steps to restore that lovin’ Peter M. Ghiloni
feeling and fulfill Jesus’ command to “love one another.” Peter Ghiloni is an assistant chaplain and Di-
Dr. Lee Ezell rector of Liturgical Music at the College of the
Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. The former di-
Dr. Lee Ezell, often referred to as a humor thera-
pist, is a nationally known speaker. She is author rector for the Office for Prayer and Worship in
of eight books in 13 languages and veteran of Milwaukee has taught high school and main-
tains numerous speaking engagements.
hundreds of radio and TV interviews. The au-
thor and lecturer is President of Ezell Communi-
cations. This is her third time to return to the Los
Angeles Religious Education Congress.
With variety of musical examples, this session will ex-
2-07 JESUS: HEALER OF RELATIONSHIPS plore ways in which to involve adolescents in liturgy,
Technology has made our planet a global village, but liturgical ministries and, especially, music ministry.
only love can make it a community. In our families, Bobby Fisher
neighborhoods, work sites and faith communities we Bobby Fisher is a liturgical musician, composer,
encounter people with broken hearts and wounded lives. author, actor and clinician. He has been involved
How can we be present to them in ways that are sup- in music ministry since 1974 and is currently
portive and caring? This presentation explores Jesus Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Agnes Par-
as a model of relational healing. His life and ministry ish in Fort Wright, Ky. He travels extensively as
reveal an inner stance of respect and a practical form a presenter of liturgical music workshops and
as a performer of liturgical and other music.
of compassion that each of us can learn from and strive
to embody in our daily lives. Who Do You Say That I AM?
Fran Ferder The musical group “Who Do You Say That I
AM?” is composed of music ministers and youth
Fran Ferder is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual ministers from the Cleveland-Loraine, Ohio,
Adoration and clinical psychologist. The psycho- area. During their nearly three years together,
therapist and professor in the Graduate School they have performed over 140 concerts at ral-
of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University lies, conferences, coffee houses, and praise and
maintains a busy schedule of national and inter- worship gatherings. They are working on a new
national speaking. She has written a book and liturgical CD and an Spanish/English release.
co-authored two with John Heagle.
John Heagle
For the past 15 years John Heagle, along with 2-10 A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM: CELE-
Fran Ferder, has been Co-Director of Therapy BRATING AND PRAYING THE WORD
and Renewal Associates (TERA), located in Se-
attle. He also teaches in the Graduate School of
Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. Au- What do children hear when God’s Word is pro-
thor of three books, he maintains a full national claimed? Do children really understand the Word? Chil-
and international speaking schedule. dren do not need gimmicks, they deserve the simplic-
ity of God’s Word. Bring your enthusiasm and your
questions, this workshop will be as practical as you
want it to be. It will demonstrate how to celebrate God’s
did you Word in two settings: the Sunday assembly, and a
k n o w ... catechetical session (Catholic school or parish pro-
gram). We will share actual experiences of celebrating
the Word and the responses of the children.
That you can receive a baptized Paule Freeburg, D.C.
candidate into the full communion of Sr. Paule Freeburg has been a teacher, a parish
the Catholic Church on any day of the DRE, and religion consultant for the Diocese of
year, but you need a very good rea- San Jose, Calif. She is the primary author of a
son to baptize an adult on any day children’s adaptation of the Lectionary, co-au-
thor of two books, and presenter on a video-
but Easter? taped series. She is currently Director of Devel-
— Rev. Paul Turner opment for a Catholic elementary school.

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Period two 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

TION: FOSTERING A CLOSER CONNEC- An investigation into the gift of time: its place in our
TION daily lives, in our thoughts, and its role in the develop-
There has been a virtual explosion of interest in spiritu- ment of a stronger prayer life.
ality in recent years, inviting educators to explore anew Rt. Rev. Francis Kline, O.C.S.O.
the relationship between spirituality and religious edu- Fr. Francis Kline is Abbot of Mepkin Abbey in
cation. It is time to make the connection between these Moncks Corner, S.C. Following his solemn pro-
two more explicit and intentional. This requires taking fession he served as the Director of Novices at
a fresh look at catechetical purposes and practices, the Trappist monastery of Our Lady of
and highlighting resources that can nurture the spiritu- Gethsemani in Kentucky. In 1990 was elected the
third abbot of Mepkin Abbey, a foundation of
ality of the educator. Gethsemani. In addition to his book, he has pub-
Dr. Colleen M. Griffith lished works on patristics and the theology of St. Bernard.
Dr. Colleen Griffith teaches theology and spiritu-
ality at Boston College’s Institute of Religious Edu-
cation and Pastoral Ministry, where she serves
as Faculty Director of Formative Spirituality. In 2-14 “OUR HEARTS WERE BURNING”: TURN-
addition to her full-time faculty position, the au-
thor recently presented at the Common Ground ING UP THE FLAME
Initiative and Symposium 2000. The urgent challenge of adult faith formation is com-
ing into clearer focus as two forces converge: our com-
mon experience of life in the parishes and other commu-
2-12 THE FORMATIVE NATURE OF LITURGY nities where we celebrate our faith; and the increas-
ingly stronger documents of the Church’s Magisterium
“The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy” describes on this priority. How do we move from this conver-
Eucharist as the “source and summit” of our life as gence to nourish adult faith formation?
Christians. Let’s explore all the ways that our rites and
Most Rev. Richard J. Malone
words, our actions and music and architecture form
our faith life. How can ministers work effectively with Bishop Richard Malone serves as the Auxiliary
children, young people and adults to ensure that our Bishop for the Boston Diocese. A former Direc-
tor of Religious Education and former Secretary
faith formation in worship is both faithful to our tradi- for Education, he has served as Chaplain for
tion and actively engaged in the life of our community Harvard University and as Professor of Theol-
and society? ogy at John’s Seminary in Boston, and has taught
Marty Haugen at Catholic high schools. He is a frequent speaker
on theology and catechesis in the United States.
For the past 16 years, composer Marty Haugen
has presented workshops across North America,
Europe, Australia and Central American for both
Roman Catholic and Protestant ministers. His
vast range of musical compositions appear in 2-15 MARY, MENTOR AND MODEL FOR THE
numerous hymnals for Canadian and Austra-
lian Catholics, the U.S. Evangelical Lutherans
as well as countless Catholic and Protestant denominations. In a reflective, prayerful atmosphere participants will
Gary Daigle contemplate the role of Mary in the church of history
Gary Daigle’s musical background includes per-
and in the lives of Catholic Christians today. The ses-
formance with The Dameans, solo works and sion will be a catalyst for prayer and personal transfor-
compositions. His liturgical expertise is rooted mation. Prayer exercises are applicable to classrooms,
from Arizona’s Corpus Christi Center for Litur- RCIA retreats and adult spirituality.
gical Studies, which had been directed by John Dr. Patricia M. McCormack, I.H.M.
Gallen, S.J. After his work at the center, he moved
on to other churches in Arizona, California and Sr. Patricia McCormack has taught in elemen-
Illinois, and is now based in his home state of Louisiana. tary and secondary schools, served as an el-
ementary school principal, and directed teacher
education at the collegiate level. She presently is
a consultant for Parenting Support Services in
Virginia. An experienced public speaker, Sr.
McCormack authors the Parents Partnership
Handbook feature of “Today’s Catholic Teacher” magazine.

28 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001

Friday, February 16, 2001 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. period two
With the publication of the new “Roman Missal,” there In this session we will look at how the liturgy can be
has been much discussion about the need for catechesis used to catechize the four pillars of faith. Come ready
– something that, regrettably, there was not enough of to sing, look at connecting parts of the liturgy to les-
after the changes of Vatican II. We now have the op- son plans and use the Lectionary and Eucharistic Prayer
portunity to do that catechesis wisely and well. But as primary sources of catechesis.
how? In this workshop we will examine the meaning Bob Piercy
of liturgical catechesis, as articulated in post-conciliar Bob Piercy has returned to Chicago to work full
documents (e.g., the “General Directory of Catechesis” time as a catechetical coordinator for GIA Pub-
and the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”), and ex- lications. A national speaker and author, he has
plore ways to implement the catechesis envisioned there. written books on rituals for all ages. He his also
Rev. J-Glenn Murray, S.J. very active in theater and is directing a new mu-
sical, set to open in April in Chicago.
Rev. J-Glenn Murray is Director for the Cleve-
land Diocese’s Office of Pastoral Liturgy. He was
the principal drafter of “Plenty Good Room: The
Spirit and Truth of African American Worship,”
a document from the Bishops’ Committee on the 2-20 LIFE IN THE FAMILY/CLASSROOM ZOO
Liturgy and the Black Catholic Secretariat. In
addition to his other duties, Murray maintains a This humorous and informative session, named after
busy speaking schedule on liturgical and cultural topics. John Platt’s successful book, is based on the philoso-
phy and techniques of his teacher, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs.
The three adult-child interactive styles (autocratic, per-
2-17 THE ATTRACTION OF BEYONDNESS missive and democratic) will be the main focus. Spe-
The beyond continually protrudes into our present ex- cific examples of the use of encouragement, logical
perience. There is something eternal lodged in the hu- consequences and understanding the family constella-
man heart – this longing cannot be satisfied here be- tion will be included. Participants will have fun while
low. In this workshop, we will explore some of the learning.
gifts that surprise us from the beyond. Human creativ- John Murray Platt
ity is called to its furthest inner and outer frontiers by John Platt, a licensed marriage and family coun-
the echo from beyond. selor, has worked with families and children since
Fr. John O’Donohue 1959. He has made over 2,500 presentations to
mostly parent, teacher and law enforcement
John O’Donohue is an Irish poet, author and groups throughout the United States, Europe,
Catholic scholar whose acclaimed writings are New Zealand and Mexico. He is author of three
rooted in a blend of Irish heritage, German phi- books, including “Life in the Family Zoo,” which
losophy and Western theology. Known for the are also available in video and audio formats.
international best-seller, “Anam Cara: A Book
of Celtic Wisdom,” his works include one other
book, a volume of poetry and a series of mono-
graphs. He travels widely throughout the United States and Europe 2-21 CHRISTIAN LIFE AS JOURNEY: A BIBLI-
lecturing and conducting seminars.
The entire saga of the biblical story uses the metaphor
2-18 HEALTHY FAMILIES: USING POPULAR of “journey” to describe the dynamics of the life of
MOVIES AND TV FOR BETTER RELA- faith. The Gospels, too, cast the mission of Jesus and
TIONSHIPS the life of the Disciples in the form of a “journey” to
God. This session will trace the meaning of this pro-
This session will focus on families and how they can found biblical metaphor and suggest some implications
use popular movies and television shows to have mean- for current spirituality.
ingful conversations about their life of faith together.
Donald Senior, C.P.
Rose Pacatte, F.SP.
Fr. Donald Senior is President of Catholic Theo-
Rose Pacatte, a Daughter of St. Paul, is a media logical Union in Chicago, where he also teaches
literary expert with extensive media production as Professor of New Testament. The Passionist
experience. Author of catechetical curricula as priest is a frequent lecturer and speaker through-
well as book reviews, she is published regularly out the United States and abroad. He has pub-
in Catholic communications periodicals. Pacatte, lished extensively on biblical topics, with numer-
who has spoken at national and international ous articles and books for scholarly and popu-
media education conferences, teaches media lar audiences, including work on the “Catholic Study Bible” and
awareness to adolescents, parents and teachers. “The Bible Today.”

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Period two 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

TIVE These three linked seasons hold a special place of power
This workshop will present the spirituality of the Byz- in the Church’s year. They are a time of deepening
antine Family of the Eastern Catholic Church during faith and welcoming new and returning Christians. Each
Great and Holy Week. Focusing on the hymnography celebration has its own power to convert us. This work-
and iconography of the week, we will hear and experi- shop will carefully explore the richness the rites give
ence much of the theology and spirituality that us for musical involvement, especially ways in which
undergirds Eastern Christian belief and life. all the parish musical resources can be combined.
Rev. Alexei Smith Christopher Walker
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Fr. Alexei Smith Chris Walker, internationally known lecturer,
is Pastor of St. Andrew Russian Greek Catholic composer and conductor, was born and edu-
Church and St. Paul Melkite Greek Catholic Mis- cated in England where he served as Director of
sion in El Segundo, Calif. He has given numer- Music for both Clifton Cathedral in Bristol as
ous talks on Eastern Christian spirituality, ico- well as the Clifton Diocese. Walker presently re-
nography and ecclesiology. Fr. Smith currently sides in Los Angeles where he combines the roles
serves as Protopresbyter of the Western Region of music lecturer at Mount St. Mary’s College
of the Eparchy of Newton and as chairman of the Eastern Catholic and serving as musician at St. Paul the Apostle Church.
Pastoral Association of Southern California.


2-23 ABORTION: SOUL WOUND OF THE Humor can bring joy, healing and unity. So why does
WORLD our Church so often forget to use it? This workshop
In this workshop we will consider the impact of abor- will look at why laughter is important to modern dis-
tion on the lives of “Generation X” (those born since ciples and how catechists, teachers and parents might
the early 1960s). We will discuss the spiritual and psy- use it in their work. Careful though, you might catch
chological aftermath of an abortion loss and failed abor- yourself laughing out loud!
tion attempts in the lives of women and men. In addi- Davis Wells
tion, we will examine the impact on people whose lives Davis Wells is Director of Religious Education
have been touched by an abortion decision made by for the Diocese of Plymouth, England. He is a
someone else. Understanding how this silent wound member of the Adult Religious Education Com-
impacts those we minister to will make us more effec- mittee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and
tive in the outreaches we undertake. Wales. A teacher of all ages, he has speaking
engagement across the United Kingdom and Eu-
Victoria Thorn rope, including former Soviet Union countries
Victoria Thorn is founder and Executive Direc- and across the United States.
tor of the National Office of Post-Abortion Rec-
onciliation and Healing, based in Milwaukee. In
1989, she founded Project Rachel in the Milwau- 2-70 VIETNAMESE WORKSHOP
kee Archdiocese and consulted on the formation
of similar programs in more than 100 Catholic
dioceses. Thorn, honored by the Catholic Press
Association, has presented to nearly a dozen countries around the


Infant Baptism requires the cooperation of parents,
clergy, catechists and liturgists. This session will guide
parishes toward a fuller celebration of the Sacrament
by reviewing the essentials and sharing new ideas.
Paul Turner
Paul Turner is Pastor of St. John Francis Regis
Parish in Kansas City, Mo. A priest of the Dio-
cese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, he has written
two books, writes “Bulletin Inserts” for Minis-
try and Liturgy magazine, and anchors a Scrip-
ture column for The Catholic Key, his diocesan
newspaper. Turner also serves as a team mem-
ber for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.

30 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001

Friday, February 16, 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. period three
In this session, Fr. Robert Barron will criticize a Ca- CATHOLIC EVANGELIZERS
tholicism that has become bland, abstract and cultur- This workshop will provide Black Catholics with the
ally accommodating, and will present several charac- tools, skills and the example to spread the Good News
teristics of a spicy, colorful and culturally challenging of Jesus Christ.
Catholicism. In the course of these reflections, he will Fr. Jesse dePorres Cox, O.P.
focus on liturgy, social justice, biblical criticism,
Fr. Jesse Cox is a member of the Dominicans of
Christology and ecclesiology. the Midwest (Chicago) Province. At present, he
Fr. Robert Barron is Director of “Sign Me Up!” – a special project
Chicago native Fr. Robert Barron’s first assign- for lay door-to-door evangelization in the De-
ment after ordination was as Associate Pastor at troit Archdiocese. He has preached, given lec-
St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Park Ridge, Ill. tures, retreats and addresses in the United States
He is currently Associate Professor of Philoso- and abroad. He serves as a member on both the
phy and Systematic Theology at Mundelein Semi- National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus’ Joint Conference plan-
nary outside Chicago. An author as well, his ar- ning team and as a member of the Black Dominicans Conference.
ticles on theology and spirituality have appeared
in a variety of journals. He also gives frequent retreats, missions
and workshops on various aspects of the spiritual life. 3-05 HOSPITALITY: THE VIRTUE, SKILL &
NEEDS OF THE MILLENNIAL GENERA- Every parish does similar things. They celebrate Mass,
marry, bury and baptize.Yet some parishes seem to be
TION (GRADES 6-8) more “alive.” Why? This workshop will develop the
Whether you’re a parent, a catechist or a youth minis- needed parochial virtue for the new millennium: hospi-
try leader, join us and discover life through the eyes of tality. How do we make people want to be with us?
young adolescents (6th-8th graders). Who are these What can we do to not take people for granted? How
new “millennials,” and what are their unique genera- can a parish make moments of marriage, death and
tional and developmental traits? Explore ways to re- baptism not tedious but welcoming, life-giving and en-
spond effectively to their diverse needs, and engage joyable? It’s an attitude, virtue and skill. It’s all about
their natural enthusiasm and creativity in activities that hospitality.
form faith and values for Christian living. Fr. John C. Cusick
Mary Lee Becker Fr. John Cusick, a priest of the Chicago archdio-
Mary Lee Becker is a trainer, author and con- cese, served as an associate pastor until joining
sultant in youth ministry. Since 1980 she has been the faculty of Niles College at Loyola University.
involved in professional ministry, including par- Concurrently with his work at the college semi-
ish, diocesan, regional and national work. She is nary, he was appointed Coordinator of Young
a former editor of FaithWays, a young adoles- Adult Ministry for the archdiocese; this year
cent faith formation resource, and is a contribut- marks his 16th year as Director.
ing author to Celebrate Youth and Confirming
Disciples, the Discovering series, and the Religion Teacher’s Jour-
3-03 SING A NEW SONG! The language of Father, Son and Holy Spirit bespeaks
the profoundly relational Mystery of God. But talk about
Our music ought to inspire us to give thanks and praise.
the Trinity remains dense and complex. This work-
It should give the faithful at least one good reason for
shop will present the doctrine of the Trinity in new
going to church. In this workshop you better be ready
language, and spell out the practical implications of the
to “sing a new song!”
mystery of the three-in-one Love for living the spiri-
Richard A. Cheri tual life.
Richard Cheri presently serves as the Associate Dr. Michael Downey
Director for Parish Youth Catechesis for the Arch-
diocese of New Orleans, La. In addition to being Dr. Michael Downey is Professor of Systematic
a professor of theology and mathematics, he is Theology and Spirituality at St. John’s Seminary
music minister at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Camarillo, Calif., and serves as the Cardinal’s
and director of the New Orleans archdiocesan Theologian for the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
Gospel Choir. Cheri has spoken and served as Author or editor of more than a dozen books, his
the music and liturgy coordinator at a number of conferences most recent publication is “Altogether Gift: A
throughout the United States. Trinitarian Spirituality.”

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Period three 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001

Catholics are a people of custom, tradition and ritual. If we take seriously that our God is a Triune relation-
This workshop will provide a brief discussion of some ship of Absolute Love, what does this mean for what
elements of Catholic practice. and how we teach? More than the mystery we cannot
Therese Wilson Favors
explain, the Blessed Trinity is the Mystery that explains
everything. So, the Trinity should be the foundation of
Therese Wilson Favors is Director of the Office
of African American Catholic Ministries for the
all our catechesis and ministry.
Baltimore Archdiocese. She is a former coordi- Thomas H. Groome
nator of elementary catechesis and past Execu- Tom Groome is Senior Professor of Theology
tive Director of the National Black Catholic Con- and Religious Education at Boston College. He
gress. She has spoken at various institutes and is author of several books and over 100 articles
conferences, and has written a book and a col- and essays that have appeared in scholarly jour-
lection of manuals entitled, “Keep on Teaching.” nals and religious and pastoral publications. He
has made over 500 public presentations in the
past 25 years, including keynote addresses at all
3-08 CREATING RITUAL WITH CHILDREN IN the major conferences of religious educators in North America,
THE CLASSROOM both Catholic and Protestant.

As Catholics, we are a ritual people. And the class-

room is an ideal place to form our children in rituals of 3-11 LITURGY AND THE MINISTRY OF MU-
faith. Yet many catechists feel inadequate to prepare, SIC: FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD
celebrate and teach ritual with children. In this practi-
cal presentation aimed at catechists of Grades 1-8, ritual David Haas
is defined, its form and guidelines are explained, tools Liturgy may well be the “source and summit” of our
for preparing effective rituals are discussed, and sample Catholic life, but do we take the time to reflect on what
rituals are distributed. this means for us as leaders of worship and sung prayer?
Amy Florian Those entrusted with the ministries of music leader-
ship, liturgical preparation and ministry formation need
Amy Florian has 26 years of experience in lit-
urgy, bereavement and religious education. Cur-
to continually re-examine our efforts, refocus our in-
rently a liturgy and bereavement consultant in tent and dare to vision new approaches. This session
the Chicago Archdiocese, Florian is author of will be a music and formational time to examine the
several articles and a new book. Her consulting foundational aspects of liturgical celebration and will
and ministry focus on liturgy and bereavement, present challenges that these ministries will face in the
and she conducts workshops and trainings future. Come ready to sing, learn and be challenged.
across the country at both the diocesan and national level.
David Haas
David Haas is Director of The Emmaus Center
3-09 “THAT MY HOUSE MAY BE FILLED”: for Music, Prayer and Ministry, and Campus
Minister/Artist in Residence at Benilde-St.
EVANGELIZATION, INCLUSIVITY, OUT- Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park, Minn.
REACH & TECHNOLOGY Founder and Director of “Music Ministry Alive!”
Jesus compared the Kingdom of God to a great ban- Haas is well known as a liturgical composer,
concert performer, recording artist, retreat leader
quet to which those who were first invited refused to and speaker at many conferences and conventions throughout the
attend. Insisting that the dinner table be filled, the host world.
called for guests to be brought in from far and wide.
This workshop will examine how the present-day
Church continues to invite guests to the banquet by
reaching out to all people. It will explore the use of did you
modern technologies in the work of evangelization and
give practical examples of how to better embrace those
whom we may have previously overlooked on the in-
k n o w ...
vitation list to God’s Feast. That the second document issued by
Greer G. Gordon the Second Vatican Council was
Dr. Greer Gordon is the Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity about the media? “Inter Mirifica”
House and a member of the faculty of the Department of African/ was released December 4, 1963.
African-American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Mas-
sachusetts in Dartmouth. The Baton Rouge, La., native is a former — Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.
teacher, religious education director and consultant. Also an au-
thor, her most recent work is “Symphonies of the Heart.”

32 Religious Education Congress • February 16-18, 2001

Friday, February 16, 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. period three
3-12 FORGIVEN Rev. James V. Marchionda, O.P
To be freely forgiven is one of the most grace-filled Fr. Jim Marchionda is a priest, preacher, com-
poser, conductor, singer and instrumentalist who
experiences there is; to offer that same forgiveness is offers parish missions, workshops and concerts
one of the most difficult. In this presentation, using throughout the United States and abroad. A mem-
down-to-earth wisdom and stories, Fr. Joe Kempf of- ber of the Chicago Dominican Province of St.
fers a glimpse of what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. Albert the Great, he served nine years as their
He’ll explore the experience of the Sacrament of Rec- Vicar Provincial. He has composed over 100
onciliation and offer some ideas about how we might sacred music compositions.
invite children to enter more deeply into this Mystery. John Angotti
Rev. Joseph Kempf John Angotti is Director of Music at St. Joseph’s
Fr. Joe Kempf, a diocesan priest from St. Louis, Cathedral in Wheeling, W.Va. The pianist/singer
is currently Pastor of Assumption Parish in directs a band that performs throughout various
O’Fallon, Mo. He is best known for his video parts of the country, here joined by Seth Maynard
works, which include, among others, “Eucha- (electric guitar) and Joey Rauso (drums). Angotti’s
rist: A Taste of God” and “No One Cries The music is popular in the contemporary Christian
Wrong Way” (on the goodness of God and the rock market.
mystery of human suffering).


What do Martin Sheen, Cokie Roberts and William F.
It’s not that youth don’t want the “Good News” ... it’s
Buckley have in common with 63 million other ordi-
just not being proclaimed in a language they can un-
nary folk all across the United States? The speakers
derstand! This workshop will identify practical ap-
asked American Catholics from all walks of life to tell
proaches and effective methods for the outreach and
their stories and talk about the traditions they treasure.
evangelization of young people. We will also affirm the
Catholics from Bangor to Burbank cherish what lasts:
“Good News” that young people want and need to hear.
sacraments, saints, community, social justice, Catho-
lic schooling, prayer, and much more. Based on their Robert J. McCarty, D.Min.
book, “I Like Being Catholic,” this workshop offers Bob McCarty is Executive Director for the Na-
applications for drawing out the best in parishioners. tional Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry,
which provides youth ministry networking, re-
Michael Leach sources and leadership. He has been in profes-
Michael Leach, Executive Director of Orbis sional youth ministry since 1973, serving in di-
Books, has been a leader in Catholic book pub- ocesan, parish, school and community programs.
lishing for three decades. He has edited and pub- An author of several books, McCarty continues
lished more than a thousand books. Leach has to serve as a volunteer in his parish youth ministry program at St.
served as president of the Catholic Book Pub- Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, Md.
lishers Association and the ecumenical Religion
Book Publishers Group.
Therese Johnson Borchard
Therese Johnson Borchard holds a master’s de-
gree in theology from the University of Notre Art is a great way to teach about the cultural diversity
Dame and has authored several books on Catho- of the Church. It tells us to celebrate what makes us
lic traditions for a modern audience. She is also different, not fear it. This workshop is good for artis-
creator of the Emerald Bible Collection, a series tic and non-artistic teachers alike.
of books for young readers. Borchard speaks on
topics of young adult spirituality nationwide. Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S.
Br Michael McGrath is a nationally recognized
artist, speaker and leader of retreats and work-
3-14 NO ROOM FOR ARROGANCE shops. His work is familiar to readers of many
of today’s leading Catholic publications. His min-
Why did the Pope apologize, and why are many Catho- istry is centered on the healing power of art and
lics so uncomfortable with apology? Being a Vatican II its links to prayer and religious faith. For the
Church of Jesus Christ means we are grounded in the past six years he has worked full time as a speaker,
humility and suffering of the Cross. There is no room presenter and retreat director. He has spoken at East Coast Reli-
for arrogance! In his courageous Jubilee Year apology, gious Education and the past two NCEA conventions. He has two
books coming out later this year.
Pope John P aul II taught and lived what the world
most needs from the Church today: universal humility.
Through the preaching of Fr. Jim Marchionda, in mu-
sical collaboration with John Angotti, let us too learn
to be a Church where there is no room for arrogance!

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Period three 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Friday, February 16, 2001


This workshop will focus on the implications of Catholic Dr. Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
social teaching for Christians in a global world. Cur- What does the little book of Jonah tell us about biblical
rent causes of world poverty, debt burdens, migra- notion of mission and biblical ideas of being “summoned
tions, the spread of weapons and the current world beyond” our comfort zone?
role of the United States will be addressed as well as
effective ways people can be actively involved in these
issues. Time will be provided for interaction. 3-21 LEADERSHIP: CALLING IN LOVE
Sr. Amata Miller, I.H.M. Our success in calling people to a living of the Gospel
Sr. Amata Miller has been involved in teaching is dependent on effective leadership skills and styles.
and working with groups on economic justice Too frequently individuals in the Church are thrust into
issues for over 20 years. The economist-educa- leadership positions without adequate training and for-
tor is currently Visiting Professor of Economics
at the College of St. Catherine in Minnesota. With
mation. Being people of good will is not enough. This
a background in finance and administration she workshop will explore the general principles for effec-
has taught at the elementary and university lev- tive leadership, Christian leadership and leadership in
els and has spoken widely in the United States and abroad since the new collaborative Church.
1976. Loughlan Sofield, S.T.
Loughlan Sofield is a member of the Missionary
Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He has worked
3-18 CELEBRATING INITIATION RITES IN as a presenter and facilitator on five continents.
THE PARISH: RCIA, INFANT BAPTISM, Currently he is Senior Editor for Human Devel-
CONFIRMATION & FIRST EUCHARIST opment magazine and on the staff of the Chris-
tian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality.
Don Alfred Neumann He is author of four books as well as audio and
This workshop will address the celebration of Rites of videotape offerings.
Initiation in the RCIA context and how they invite the
parish to re-imagine all other celebrations of Baptism,
Confirmation and Eucharist. Practical suggestions and 3-22 CATHOLIC SEXUAL MORALITY: MORE
ideas for effective implementation of the rites will be THAN “THOU SHALT NOTS”
given. Slides will be used. Richard C. Sparks, C.S.P.
When it comes to sex and sexual morality, many think
the Catholic tradition is somewhere between flawed
3-19 CELEBRATING THE DIVERSITY IN OUR and useless. Not so! Flawed? Perhaps a bit. But there’s
CATHOLIC COMMUNITIES wisdom underneath. This promises to be an all-too-
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have brief walk through the pearls in the Catholic sexual
clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew tradition. There will be room for nuanced debate, con-
nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there curring agreement and respectful disagreement.
is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ
Jesus” (Gal. 3:28-29). As Christians, we are called to
love one another as Christ has loved us. This work- 3-23 EVANGELIZATION: AFFIRMATION OR
shop will offer some reflections and suggestions on DENIAL?
how to celebrate together in a diverse, multiethnic, In society today we hear a lot of conversation about
multicultural community and how to embrace our cul- “color blindness.” We don’t all look alike, think alike,
tural differences, with special emphasis on Asian-Pa- pray alike, believe alike, etc. Diversity abounds, and
cific culture. when diversity is realized, we are stronger than ever as
Sr. Theresa Phan, L.H.C. communities. What is the cost of affirming in our evan-
Sr. Theresa Phan (known by her Vietnamese gelization efforts?
name So Thanh Thuy)is a member of the Lovers Rev. Donald J. Sterling, D.Min.
of the Holy Cross Sisters – Los Angeles. The
Vietnam native is presently Director of Asian- Fr. Donald Sterling is a priest of the Baltimore
Pacific Islander Ministry for the Diocese of San Archdiocese and Pastor of All Saints Parish, lo-
Bernardino, Calif. In addition to her full-time cated in Baltimore. He is also an instructor at the
ministry, she gives lectures and retreats to sev- Black Catholic Studies Institute at Xavier Uni-
eral Vietnamese communities and Church organizations through- versity and in African American Religious Stud-
out the California Southland. ies at the College of Notre Dame, Maryland. Fr.
Sterling is a member of the Executive Committee
of the National Federation of Priests Councils.

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Friday, February 16, 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. period three
This workshop will present a refutation on the nature BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN OVERCOM-
of time from the perspective of Scripture and Chris- ING POVERTY
tian experience. From notes on time and the Incarna- Churches and other faith-based organizations are join-
tion, we will examine biblical concepts of time and close ing together in a biblical commitment to overcome pov-
with four practical suggestions for reflection and prayer. erty, dismantle racism and promote healthier families
Bonnie Thurston and communities. We will explore the increasing role
Bonnie Thurston is the William F. Orr Professor of faith and faith-based organizations in the public arena.
of New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Jim Wallis
Seminary in Wheeling, W.Va. She has taught at
the university level for 25 years and has written Jim Wallis is an author, preacher and an activist.
10 books and numerous articles. Her church He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Sojourners
backgrounds include the Christian Church (Dis- magazine and Convener of the Call to Renewal
ciples of Christ) and the Anglican Church. She network. Author of numerous books, his col-
was ordained in Pittsburgh in 1984 and has served as Pastor or umns have appeared in hundreds of newspapers
Co-Pastor of four churches and twice in overseas ministries. and magazines. He travels extensively in the
United States and internationally speaking, or-
ganizing, preaching, leading seminars and retreats.
This session will explore elements of both transactional SORBING WISDOM FROM THE MASTER
and transformational leadership and engage the audi- Modern spiritual sages have sparking lessons to offer
ence in validating processes for leadership formation. us. They are “spiritual friends from afar,” if we listen
Case studies will be church-based. to them. In this presentation, encouragement and di-
Dr. Cris V. Villapando rection will be drawn from “abbas” and “ammas” like
Dr. Cris Villapando, currently Director of Faith Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Pema Chodron,
Formation Programs for the Diocese of Char- Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Abraham Heschel, An-
lotte, N.C., has previously served in three other thony deMello, the poet Rilke and Metropolitan An-
dioceses and directed the graduate programs at thony among others.
the Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies at
the University of Dallas. He has taught graduate Robert J. Wicks
courses in religious education and lectured at Dr. Bob Wicks is Professor and Chairperson of
congresses and other events throughout the country. the Graduate Programs in Pastoral Counseling
at Loyola College in Maryland. In addition to his
clinical practice, Wicks is author of over 30 books,
and is a frequent lecturer in the United States,
Canada, India, Europe, Central America, Asia
did you and New Zealand.

k n o w ...
In 1999 I was expected to give two
talks at Congress. I had cut my
retreat week short because I was ill.
Now, I don’t want to alarm folks but
the bug I had is usually only caught
by infants. I couldn’t travel so I
cancelled my trip. The nature of the
illness is a week of voiding all liq-
uids/solids. I was OK in about 10
days. But thank God I didn’t come! I
found out that I was contagious for
up to 30 days. Punk Funk you all
would have been!
— Sr. Meg Funk

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saturday workshops Saturday, February 17, 2001

PERIOD 4 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERIOD 5 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PERIOD 6 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
4-01 Next Wave Church: Ministry Among 5-01 Including Our Anger as an Integral 6-01 Blowing the Dynamite of the
Post-Moderns – Beaudoin Part of Our Spiritual Journey Church: A How – To in Catholic So-
4-02 Taking the Next Step with Young – Allender cial Theory and Practice – Baxter
Adolescent Ministry (Grades 6-8) 5-02 The Beauty and Drama of Catholi- 6-02 Penitential Rites and Scrutinies Dur-
– Becker cism – Barron ing the Period of Purification and En-
4-03 The Gift of Life: A Moral Review of 5-03 Dancing Our Liturgies to Life – lightenment – Bessert
Cloning and Stem Cell Research Won’t You Join the Dance? 6-03 The Media of Religious Education:
– Benson – Beckman Past, Present and Future
4-04 What if the Pharisees Weren’t Hypo- 5-04 Healing Shame: Ministry to Gang – Boomershine
crites? Implications for Teaching and Youth – Boyle 6-04 What Do You Want? Why Are You
Preaching – Boys 5-05 Bringing Scripture to Life through Here? – Brown
4-05 Sometimes We Dance, Sometimes We Drama – Burke 6-05 A Spirituality of Ministry
Wrestle: Embracing the Spiritual 5-06 Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your – Cozzens
Growth of Adolescents – Carotta Child the Gift of Inner Discipline 6-06 The Church = The Body of Christ =
4-06 Putting Skin on God – Chesto – Coloroso The Eucharist – Crosby
4-07 An Introduction to Catholic Social 5-07 Recognizing Evangelizing Moments: 6-07 Why Do Children Love Jesus?
Teaching and Public Policy – Daly Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals & – Wilson Favors
4-08 Creating Student Self-Discipline: The More – Cox 6-08 The Stories and Songs of Jesus (for
Key to Academic Success 5-08 Regenerating the Local Parish Children 3-8) – Freeburg
– Dembrowsky – Cusick 6-09 Trinity and the Christian Life: Dis-
4-09 Fire-Bearers: The Spiritual Qualities 5-09 Creating Effective Bereavement Min- covering Holy Mystery
of Prophetic Leaders istry to Your Parish – Florian – Gaillardetz
– Ferder & Heagle 5-10 Images of the Afterlife … or, What 6-10 This Journey Called Grief – A Fam-
4-10 The New General Instruction on the Happens When You Die? ily Affair – Gilbert
Roman Missal: What’s New? What’s – Fragomeni 6-11 Calming Restless Hearts: Fostering
Old? – Fragomeni 5-11 Celebrating God’s Time – Teaching Adolescent Spirituality – Goodwin
4-11 Purity of Heart – Funk the Liturgical Year – Ghiloni 6-12 Kids, Saints, and Other Celebrities
4-12 Forming Apprentices to Jesus: For 5-12 The Women Changing the Face of – Hailer
Here and Now – Groome Christianity – Griffith 6-13 Who Really Wrote the Gospels, and
4-13 Finding God in Ordinary Time: Sto- 5-13 How Personality Types Affect Fam- Why Should We Care? – Just
ries from our Everyday Lives ily Communication and Intimacy 6-14 Christ, The Bridge-Builder Between
– Hater – Hershey God and Us – Kline
4-14 On Good Soil – Huebsch 5-14 Effective Service Activities: From 6-15 Out of the Box! Connecting Curricu-
4-15 Celebrating the Mystery of the “Just Serving” to Serving Justice! lum to Children – Krull
Church – Hurd – Horan
6-16 Ministering to Gen-X Catholics -
4-16 Bread from Heaven – LaVerdiere 5-15 The Eucharist … and Our Deepest Jesus Style – Langford
Hungers – Kempf
4-17 Adult Faith Formation: What Really 6-17 Prisons, HIV/AIDS, and Black
Works? – Malone 5-16 My Spouse is Gay – Liuzzi Catholic Theology – Massingale
4-18 Summoned Beyond- Measuring to 5-17 Storytelling: The Universal Mirror 6-18 De-Mythologizing Probation Youth
Mercy Loosed and Shaken Free! – Marcheschi & Marcheschi – Mayworm
– McKenna 5-18 The Color and Shape of Faith – Art 6-19 The Triune God: The Father, Son
4-19 If Bread Could Talk & Catechesis – McGrath and Holy Spirit as the Central Theme
– Mitchell, Haugen & Daigle 5-19 Women, Children and Poverty: A of Catechesis – Phan
4-20 Using Alternative Pathways to Cap- Moral Priority – Miller 6-20 So Why Won’t My Teens Pray and
ture Minds, Hearts and Souls 5-20 Christian Sacraments in a Sing? – Piercy
– Owen Postmodern World – Osborne 6-21 The Young and the Restless – Ristow
4-21 Access & Inclusion: The Dynamics 5-21 The Four Moments of the Sun: Liv- 6-22 Religion as Membership vs. Religion
of the Gospel Healing Stories ing the Seven Sacraments – Ricard as Transformation – Rohr
– Senior 5-22 Dismantling the Sanctity of Human 6-23 Dealing with the Demons – Sofield
4-22 The Parish as Covenant: Ways to Life – Smith
6-24 In Christ We Are One/Equal; In
Confront and Renew the Parish 5-23 A Time to Die! A Spirituality of Church Life is This True?
Community – Sweetser Death and Dying – Thurston – Sterling
4-23 The Churches in Asia Teach the 5-24 Culture as Vehicle of the Gospel: An 6-25 Making a Difference – Walters
Whole Church – Tagle Asian Perspective – Villapando
6-80 Mandarin Workshop
4-24 “Stories of Hope” – Toben 5-25 Music and the Spirituality of Chil-
4-25 Faith Works: The Role of Church- dren – Farrell & Walker
Based Organizations in Overcoming 5-70 Vietnamese Workshop – T. Phan
Poverty – Wallis
4-70 Vietnamese Workshop – Mân
4-80 Mandarin Workshop

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What does post-modernity mean? What are its chief Mary C. Boys, S.N.J.M.
characteristics, and what challenges does this cultural The Pharisees get a bad “rap” in the Gospels as legalis-
reality pose to ministry with post-Vatican II genera- tic hypocrites. Biblical scholarship, however, offers us
tions? Tom Beaudoin synthesizes experiences in young perspectives that challenge us to break out of our ste-
adult ministries around the United States to offer ways reotypes and wrestle with more complex understand-
to think about and practice Catholic ministry in the post- ings of the Pharisees – and of ourselves.
modern age.


Mary Lee Becker Michael Carotta, Ed.D.
Explore a variety of pathways for developing youth This session will outline four different ways any faith-
ministry with young adolescents, focusing on taking filled adult can walk the spiritual journey with youth,
the “next step.” Discover strategies that move us be- regardless of that adult’s educational background, title
yond CCD, social activities and service projects, and or position.
toward sustainable involvement in the life and ministry
of the parish. Explore models which help expand min-
istry options without burning out current leadership by 4-06 PUTTING SKIN ON GOD
developing ministry networking both within and be-
Parenting is the act of “putting skin on God.” How do
yond the parish.
we, as parents, understand our “religious vocation”?
How do we, as catechists, help families know they are
4-03 THE GIFT OF LIFE: A MORAL REVIEW OF holy and assist them in creating home as “sacred space”?
Much of today’s dilemma in religious education stems
CLONING AND STEM CELL RESEARCH from a model of Church that views family as an object
This workshop will present an overview of the Church’s of the Church’s ministry rather than a source of the
theology on the gift of life, a general introduction to Church’s revelation, the very heart of the Church.
the interface between faith and science, and finally, the Kathleen O. Chesto
application of Catholic moral thought to the contem-
Kathleen Chesto holds a doctorate in ministry
porary issues surrounding the use of human embryos from Hartford Seminary and a master’s in reli-
for cloning and research. gious studies from St. Joseph College. She is the
Richard Benson, C.M. author of “Fire,” a religious education program
Fr. Richard Benson is Assistant Professor of for families and winner of the Catholic Press
Association award for educational materials.
Moral Theology and Vice Rector and Academic
Chesto has produced numerous books and vid-
Dean at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Calif.
He formerly served as Vocation Director for the eos on spirituality and family life. She presently lectures and gives
retreats throughout the United States and Canada.
Vincentian Fathers and as Superior and Direc-
tor at Amat House of Formation in Los Angeles.
He has lectured on medical ethics and has pre-
sented clergy workshops for a number of dioceses. 4-07 AN INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC SO-
In this session, Sharon Daly will discuss the six basic
principles of Catholic social teaching and their applica-
did you tion to national public policy issues, such as juvenile

k n o w ... justice, immigration and the minimum wage.

Sharon M. Daly
A Washington public policy analyst and lobbyist
That you can receive a baptized candidate since 1978, Sharon Daly is currently Vice Presi-
into the full communion of the Catholic dent for Social Policy of Catholic Charities USA.
Church on any day of the year, but you She was previously Director of Government and
need a very good reason to baptize an Community Affairs at the Children’s Defense
adult on any day but Easter? Fund. Specializing in anti-poverty policies, Daly
has served as past director of the Domestic So-
— Rev. Paul Turner cial Development Office for the U.S. Catholic Conference.

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THE KEY TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS To see God one must be pure of heart. The technical
Constance Dembrowsky term “purity of heart” is from the monastic tradition
This session presents practical techniques to deliver that names the fruit of practice on the interior journey.
any material, at any grade level, so students are en- This serious work requires tools from the Desert Fa-
gaged as willing, active participants. Topics covered thers and Mothers. If you are serious about the spiri-
include how to get students to: 1) start and finish tasks tual journey, come to this session.
without needing to be reminded or prompted; 2) show Mary Margaret Funk
increased consideration and respect for their teachers Benedictine nun Meg Funk has served as prior-
and classmates; 3) work for a sense of personal satis- ess of her monastic community as well as an
faction rather than rewards or recognition; 4) accept archdiocesan director of religious education for
responsibility for their learning; and 5) behave appro- the Indianapolis Archdiocese. Since 1994, she
has been Executive Director of the Monastic In-
priately in class, complete homework and study for terreligious Dialogue, based in Indiana.

Fran Ferder & John Heagle Thomas H. Groome

In our secular culture, it is not enough to be Christian What does it mean to form disciples of Jesus for this
by name or circumstance. Today’s disciples must fol- new millennium? How should we proceed with evan-
low a freely chosen, intentional way of life. What are gelizing catechesis? These two questions, at the heart
the central qualities of this “conscious discipleship”? of all catechesis and ministry, will focus the conversa-
What does a Christian leader look like? Jesus described tion of this workshop.
His life and mission as a fire-bearer of the Spirit (Luke
12:49). With this archetypal image as a starting point,
this presentation reflects on the qualities that transform 4-13 FINDING GOD IN ORDINARY TIME: STO-
hesitant followers into courageous, compassionate lead- RIES FROM OUR EVERYDAY LIVES
ers. Fr. Robert Hater, a noted storyteller, invites us to find
God in the stories of our everyday lives. Reflecting on
his own story, in light of the biblical story of Jesus, he
presents a fresh way to grow spiritually and evangelize
4-10 THE NEW GENERAL INSTRUCTION ON effectively. His stories touch deeply the core values,
THE ROMAN MISSAL: WHAT’S NEW? so important in today’s busy, technological world.
WHAT’S OLD? Fr. Robert J. Hater, Ph.D.
The liturgy of the Church is organic and alive. It grows, Fr. Robert Hater, a Cincinnati Diocesan priest,
it changes. In this session Fr. Richard Fragomeni will is a professor of systematic and pastoral theol-
examine the new “General Instruction on the Roman ogy at the Athenaeum and Professor Emeritus of
Missal.” What implications does it have for our com- the Religious Studies Department at the Univer-
munities? sity of Dayton, Ohio. A popular international
speaker, Fr. Hater has authored many books;
Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Ph.D. his latest is “The Search for Meaning: Myth and
Since 1990, Fr. Richard Fragomeni has taught Mystery in the New Millennium.”
at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago,
where he now is Associate Professor of Liturgy
and Homiletics and Chairperson of the Depart- 4-14 ON GOOD SOIL
ment of Word and Worship. He has been active
in parish renewals and diocesan workshops, has Bill Huebsch
been keynote speaker and seminar leader at many In light of “The General Directory for Catechesis,” how
national events, and has contributed articles to a variety of jour- can we assess our parish and school religious educa-
tion ministries in order to implement more fully what
the document calls us to? This workshop will lay out
in plain English the practical outcomes of the directory’s
main principles – and also provide solid, concrete and
workable suggestions how we can adopt them in our
programs at home. This should be a lot of fun, believe
it or not!

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CHURCH Fr. Robert Karris once said that Jesus was a prophet
We are “clothed in love and summoned beyond,” not “killed because of the way He ate.” This workshop
as isolated individuals but as a community of persons examines the dangerous table ministry of Jesus – es-
– as Church. What does this mean? What is this “mys- pecially as it expressed His concern for the “have-nots,”
tery” of the Church that we are? Why is the Church the marginalized men and women of His time … and
“mystery” and not just an institution that we all under- ours. (Participants may wish to consult the article, “If
stand? In both catechesis and worship, can the Church Bread Could Talk,” appearing the in Fall 1999 issue of
itself be a theme of our reflection, prayer, or love and The Living Light.)
even our lament? Bob Hurd will explore this topic in Nathan Mitchell, Ph.D.
song, Scripture and various texts of the Church’s For the past 10 years Dr. Nathan Mitchell has
prayer, including the Rite of Dedication of a Church. served as Associate Director of Research at the
Bob Hurd University of Notre Dame’s Center for Pastoral
Liturgy. A speaker and researcher, Mitchell has
Bob Hurd is a composer, liturgist and teacher. written numerous books and articles as well as a
He is currently teaching at St. Patrick’s Seminary regular column, “The Amen Corner,” which ap-
in Menlo Park, Calif., and assists with liturgy pears in the review journal, Worship.
and music at the San Jose Cathedral. The popu-
lar artist’s music appears in numerous hymnals Gary Daigle
in the United States, Great Britain and Australia. Gary Daigle is a pastoral musician, producer,
composer and clinician. From his first collabo-
ration with the Dameans, he has gone on to work
with countless other artists at featured events
4-16 BREAD FROM HEAVEN and conferences. Daigle has given workshops
and developed liturgies and events for both na-
The Eucharist, in John’s Gospel, is rooted in the Incar- tional and regional conferences.
nation and blooms in the Passion and the Resurrection of Marty Haugen
Jesus. I will focus on: the story of the multiplication of
For the past 16 years, composer Marty Haugen
the loaves (6:1-15), the crossing of the sea (6:16-21),
has presented workshops across North America,
and Jesus’ discourse on bread from Heaven (6:22-71). Europe, Australia and Central America to both
Eugene A. LaVerdiere, S.S.S. Roman Catholics and Protestants. His music ap-
Fr. Eugene LaVerdiere, a member of the Con- pears in numerous hymnals for Canadian and
gregation of the Blessed Sacrament, is Senior Australian Catholics, U.S. Evangelical Luther-
Editor of Emmanuel magazine and the National ans and Catholic and Protestant denominations.
Secretary of the Pontifical Missionary Union for
the Clergy and Religious. He has taught at John
Carroll University in Cleveland and, since 1996, 4-20 USING ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO
is a distinguished lecturer at Fordham. CAPTURE MINDS, HEARTS AND SOULS
John Paul II, in “Tertio Millennio Adveniente,” called
4-17 ADULT FAITH FORMATION: WHAT RE- us all to Extraordinarily Grand Jubilee: “Not just an
inner joy but a jubilation which is manifested outwardly.
ALLY WORKS? … It is thus appropriate that every sign of joy … should
Most Rev. Richard J. Malone have its own outward expression.” Such “signs of joy”
A discussion of paradigms and strategies for effective mean sharing the Good News in forms and by means
adult faith formation. This session will draw on the accessible to those with various limitations and prefer-
experience of participants. Bring your successes, and ences. In this workshop we will explore these alterna-
learn from those of others! tive ways to maximize understanding of Christ’s teach-
ings for all.
Mary Jane Owen
4-18 SUMMONED BEYOND – MEASURING TO In May 1992 Mary Jane Owen became Executive
MERCY LOOSED AND SHAKEN FREE! Director of the National Catholic Office for Per-
Megan McKenna son with Disabilities, based in Washington, D.C.
She is a recurring guest on Catholic Answers
The Good News of God takes your breath away. We and Catholic Family Radio call-in shows. Owen
are stamped with the image of the Holy One! And with is a dynamic and passionate speaker who has
that life-stretching Spirit we are summoned to go be- appeared across the country, from giving Con-
yond all the expected ways of living together on Earth. gressional testimony to appearances at the West Coast “Jubilee
We are summoned to mercy, to blessing, to lending Justice” and “Encuentro 2000.”
generously and to forgiving. And oh, what is promised
as coming back to us. Come, get shaken loose and
freed with stories of God and the friends of God!

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Period four 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Saturday, February 17, 2001


OF THE GOSPEL HEALING STORIES “Stories of Hope” began as a narrative “reader’s the-
Donald Senior, C.P. ater” play. It has been a means of outreach for Let’s
The profound human experiences of sickness and dis- Start, a support process dedicated to assisting women
ability – physical, mental and spiritual – often involve in transition from prison life to society. “Stories of Hope”
isolation and exclusion from the community of the is a compilation of real life stories of many of the
“healthy.” Ancient healing art was very aware of the women who have participated in Let’s Start — stories
human dynamics of illness and this is embedded in the which reflect experiences that are common to many
Gospel healing stories. This session will set the healing women who are or have been in the criminal justice
stories in context and consider the meaning they have system. The actresses will facilitate a dialogue with
today for all levels of human transformation. workshop participants following the performance.
Sr. Jackie Toben & Friends
In 1989 Sr. Jackie Toben began Let’s Start, which has been provid-
4-22 THE PARISH AS COVENANT: WAYS TO ing weekly support meetings and activities for women in transition.
CONFRONT AND RENEW THE PARISH “Stories of Hope” actresses: Barbara Baker, a recovering heroin
addict, works part time for Let’s Start and the Center for Women in
COMMUNITY. Transition; Wanda Davis, a recovering cocaine addict, works as a
Thomas P. Sweetser, S.J. nurse assistant; Julie Powell, a heroin addict for 20 years, now
The essence of parish is relationships, forming con- works as a Case Manager at a treatment center for women; Merla
“Winkie” Tunstill works for the Salvation Army as a receptionist
nections with God and with one another. How can these and talks to “at-risk” teenage girls.
relationships be enhanced and the system be renewed?
What influence can you have in changing the way it
operates? This presentation will offer practical sug- 4-25 FAITH WORKS: THE ROLE OF CHURCH-
gestions for confronting and renewing the local parish BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN OVERCOM-
Jim Wallis
4-23 THE CHURCHES IN ASIA TEACH THE Churches and other faith-based organizations are join-
WHOLE CHURCH ing together in a biblical commitment to overcome pov-
Rev. Luis Antonio G. Tagle erty, dismantle racism and promote healthier families
and communities. We will explore the increasing role
Though a “small flock,” the Church in Asia offers to of faith and faith-based organizations in the public arena.
the whole Church valuable lessons about church and (This is a repeat of Session 3-26.)
culture mission, dialogue, human promotion, martyr-
dom. Using experiences of the church in Asia and key
reflections of bishops (FABC) and theologians, this 4-70 VIETNAMESE WORKSHOP
workshop will listen to the lessons the church in Asia
teaches the whole Church. Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Mân


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How many official Catholic organizations
there are that are involved in media? Three:
the Catholic Press Association (internation-
ally known as UCIP, the International Catho-
lic Union of the Press); Unda-USA, especially
for broadcasters (known worldwide as Unda,
the International Catholic Association for
Communicators); and Cine&Media (interna-
tionally known as OCIC, the International
Catholic Organization for Cinema).
– Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.

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NEY This workshop will examine the root causes of vio-
Thomas Allender, S.J. lence and gang affiliation among urban poor youth. It
A person who holds resentments is like a person who will offer a practitioner’s perspective in ministering to
thinks that if they take poison, someone else is going gang-involved youth.
to die. If we have anger, everything we hear is going to Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
be heard through that anger. But, as Christians, we Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle is Director of Jobs For A
have been taught never to get angry, so we have learned Future (an employment referral center for at-
to bury it. This presentation will identify the negative risk youth) and Homeboy Industries (an eco-
forms of anger and a methodology to make them posi- nomic development program). Previously, he
served as Pastor of Dolores Mission Church,
tive. the poorest church in the Los Angeles Catholic
Archdiocese comprising the largest public hous-
ing developments with the highest concentration of gang activity in
the city.
Fr. Robert Barron
In this presentation, Fr. Robert Barron will focus on
the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, one of the most
important and influential theologians of the 20th cen- Rev. William A. Burke
tury. Balthasar holds that the best route of access to Perhaps a better title would be “Bringing Out the Life
the truth of Catholicism is through the beauty of Christ that is Already in Scripture!” Fr. William Burke shares
as reflected in Scripture, as well as in the liturgy, art ways that he has involved children, young people and
and theology of tradition. Once captivated by the beauty adults in discovering and presenting the power of Scrip-
of Jesus, one is moved to dramatic action, to the en- ture, through both simple and challenging drama. Many
gagement of one’s freedom in mission. Thus, contem- examples are from Luke, the central Gospel of this
plation and drama constitute the heart of Catholicism. year (Cycle C).

When the Prodigal returns from death to the embrace This workshop is packed with solid, practical advice
of life, father and child break into a dance of celebra- for parents of children from toddlers to teenagers. It
tion. Can we join the dance? Or do we stand stiff in will show how to utilize the very stuff of family life –
resentment like the elder child? Learn ways to help our chores, mealtime, sibling rivalry, and more – to create a
communities come to life – as we embody the prayer home environment in which kids can develop their own
of Lent’s journey into Easter. Explore gesture, sign lan- sense of inner discipline. Barbara Coloroso will dis-
guage, dance and drama as ways of involving our as- cuss the keys to good parenting: treating kids with re-
semblies in moving prayer and dancing through death spect; and giving them opportunities to make decisions,
to new life. take responsibility for their actions; and learning from
Betsey Beckman their successes and mistakes. (Further developed in
Betsey Beckman is a freelance liturgical dancer,
Session 8-03.)
choreographer, movement therapist, author and Barbara Coloroso
storyteller based in Seattle. Featured at ministry Barbara Coloroso has served as a classroom
conferences nationwide, Beckman has been ac- teacher, a laboratory school instructor and a uni-
claimed as one of the finest liturgical dancers in versity instructor. The internationally recognized
North America. In addition to her book and au- speaker is author of the acclaimed video pro-
diocassettes on movement prayer, she is featured grams “Winning at Parenting …Without Beating
in the recent video, “The Dancing Word / Miriam & Mary.” Your Kids” and “Winning at Teaching … With-
out Beating Your Kids” and the best-seller, “Kids
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NERALS AND MORE Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Ph.D.
Fr. Jesse dePorres Cox,O.P. Think about death? Well, this workshop is for you.
This session will focus on taking advantage of the op- Join Fr. Richard Fragomeni in looking at the many ways
portunities that allow us to welcome others to our faith. that Christians imagine what happens after death.
In short, making evangelization happen!

Fr. John C. Cusick
Peter M. Ghiloni
Some of the frustrations and often-heard complaints
about parish life revolve around two statements: “It’s The cycle of the Church’s year has no beginning and
the same people doing the same things year after year”; no end. How do we capture the beauty and wonder of
and “Where are all the young people? They’re not a our liturgical seasons with new vigor each and every
part of anything.” This workshop will not only address year?
these issues but will also give concrete ways to change
the parish status quo.
Dr. Colleen M. Griffith
Some of the most exciting voices in contemporary
Amy Florian
Christian theology are those of Catholic women. What
A common complaint of the bereaved is being inun- are these leading Catholic women theologians saying
dated with care and support until after the funeral, when about our images of God, our reading of Scripture,
suddenly everyone disappears – including the parish. our sense of Church, and or spirituality? How can their
We must not abandon grief-stricken people, but walk voices enrich our ways of educating and ministering in
with them from the time of the death to resurrection faith?
and healing. This session offers practical information,
options and tools for building effective bereavement
ministry in your parish.
This workshop helps us learn specific tools for family
communication. How does our personality type affect
the way we communicate – and give or receive love?
do you What expectations do we “bring into” each relation-
ship? How do we avoid the urge to change those who
k n o w ... are different? How can we learn from, and even cele-
brate, personality differences? Is it possible to tear up
our relationship scorecards? How does understanding
Catholic versions of the Old Testament (in personality type help us create families and communi-
English translations) contain 46 books, ties who can give and receive, laugh and cry, forgive
1,074 chapters, 27,618 verses, and almost and be forgiven?
700,000 words. Protestant versions usually
Rev. Terry Hershey
only have 39 books, 929 chapters, 23,214
Terry Hershey has served as a Protestant minis-
verses – about 100,000 words less.
ter, and is now a writer and landscape designer
The New Testament contains 27 books, on Vashon Island, near Seattle. Founder of
260 chapters, 7,957 verses, and about Hershey & Associates, he travels throughout the
180,000 words in English translations (but country speaking on building healthy relation-
ships, spirituality and gardening. He has written
only 138,003 words in the original Greek seven books, including his newest, “Soul Gar-
text). dening: Cultivating the Good Life.”
How many of these have you read?
– Felix Just, S.J.

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Ever wonder if service activities could have a longer Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S.
lasting effect on the lives of youth? This workshop Art is a great way to teach children about prayer and
offers ways to plan and follow up on service activities, the Catholic faith. This session will dwell on art and
to promote thoughtful catechesis for justice and real symbol, and is good for artistic and “non-artistic” teach-
action among youth today. ers alike.
Dr. Michael Horan
Dr. Michael Horan has ministered in high schools
and college campuses in New York and Wash- 5-19 WOMEN, CHILDREN AND POVERTY: A
ington, D.C., and has taught youth ministers in MORAL PRIORITY
university courses and lecture programs. Pres-
ently Associate Professor of Religious Education Sr. Amata Miller, I.H.M.
and Pastoral Theology at Loyola Marymount This workshop will focus on the specifics of poverty
University in Los Angeles, he is a writer and among women and children. It will explore the impli-
contributing author of the “Blest Are We” parish program. cations of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching re-
garding the moral urgency of addressing these issues,
the causes of this poverty and examples of programs
5-15 THE EUCHARIST … AND OUR DEEPEST and approaches which have been successful. Time will
HUNGERS be provided for interaction and descriptions of local
Rev. Joseph Kempf efforts.
The Eucharist offers us more gift than we could ever
imagine … more challenge than we often like to real-
ize. This presentation will provide an opportunity for 5-20 CHRISTIAN SACRAMENTS IN A POST-
catechists to nurture their own faith. It will also offer MODERN WORLD
how we might invite children to enter more deeply into In this presentation, we will consider post-modern
this great Mystery, and some ideas for those who pre- thinking – the world in which today’s young people
pare children for First Communion. Through demon- live – and our Catholic understanding of the Sacra-
stration and story, Fr. Joe Kempf offers a simple look ments.
at the great gift – and challenge – of the meal that feeds
the deepest hungers of the human heart. Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M.
Fr. Kenan Osborne, a Franciscan and a native
Californian, has been a professor at the
5-16 MY SPOUSE IS GAY Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theo-
logical Union in Berkeley, Calif., since 1968. He
What am I to do? Whom do I tell? What do I tell our has also taught a semester in Rome, and has
children? What do I say to my parents, to my in-laws? lectured throughout the world. The majority of
What is my future? Hear firsthand the stories of real his books are on ministry and the Sacraments;
people. How do we live with this challenge? Can the his latest is “Christian Sacraments in a Post-Modern World.”
Church support such marriages?
Fr. Peter J. Liuzzi, O.Carm.
Fr. Peter Liuzzi, a Friar of the Order of
Carmelites, is currently Director of Ministry with
Lesbian and Gay Catholics for the Los Angeles
Archdiocese. A creative public speaker and writer,
Fr. Liuzzi has given lectures and spoken at nu-
did you
merous conferences over the past 35 years, in-
cluding several radio and TV appearances.
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That the Young Adult Mass at Con-
5-17 STORYTELLING: A UNIVERSAL MIRROR gress 2000 was so popular that the
Nancy Seitz Marcheschi & Graziano Marcheschi room filled to capacity 20 minutes
Stories offer powerful opportunities to see ourselves before the Mass even began?
and others in new ways. Come for a “mini retreat.”
Stories will be drawn from Scripture, world literature — Leilani Goeckner,
and our own lives – each one inviting us to find our- Office of Religious Education
selves mirrored in its characters and truth. We will high-
light and process storytelling techniques as well as of-
fer an opportunity for spiritual refreshment and insight.

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Rev. R. Tony Ricard Christopher Walker & Bernadette Farrell
To the Bakongo people of West Africa, all of human The words and music we give our children to sing are
existence is a continuous motion on the Circle of Life. crucial in helping them discover a love for God. These
Through the periods of the Ancestors, the Elders, the are songs that will stay with them throughout life. What
Adult Community, the Child and those Yet-To-Be-Born, should we be using in church, classroom and home to
special movements are set aside in the collective dance help our children in their faith journey? We will sing
of humankind. All moments of life are to be celebrated for formal and informal times, for Church celebrations
with a new dance. In the Roman Catholic Church, we and at bedtime. Also we’ll look at the importance of
celebrate these new dance steps through the reception crossover music with the adult assembly.
of the Seven Sacraments. This interactive workshop
will discuss how we can better invite our youth to take
their rightful places in the “Dance of the Sacraments.” 5-70
Sr. Therese Phan


Medical ethics are under an unremitting assault from
the “bioethics movement,” an ideology that does not
accept the unique nature of human life. Bioethics be-
liefs and advocacy endanger not only the most weak
and vulnerable among us, but also threatens to trans- (This workshop is about love and reconciliation. Reflections are
form medicine into a veritable culture of death. Included based on John 10:10 and the “Our Father.” The presentation will be
topics will be the alleged difference between “persons” mainly in Vietnamese with occasional English translations when
and humans and the threat such thinking creates in the necessary.)
fields of organ transplantation and medical experimen-
Wesley J. Smith, J.D.
Wesley Smith was born and raised in Los Ange-
les, where he practiced law for nine years. In
1985 he left his law practice to pursue a career in
writing and public advocacy. Since that time he
has authored or co-authored eight books, and
his writings and opinion columns on assisted
suicide, bioethics, legal ethics and public affairs
have appeared in national and regional publications.


Bonnie Thurston
Beginning with a reflection on the present moment as
the only one we “have,” Bonnie Thurston will move to
a consideration of death and dying as both a “present
process” and the natural, final stage of life.


Dr. Cris V. Villapando
This session will deal with culture primarily as vehicle
of the Gospel. However, it will also explore situations
when culture might impede the authentic proclamation
of the Gospel. Vietnamese, Hispanics and people of
other ethnic backgrounds are strongly invited for cul-
tural dialogue.

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Saturday, February 17, 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. period six
CIAL THEORY AND PRACTICE In this workshop, participants are challenged to exam-
This session comes in two parts. The first part traces ine just why they are attending their parish liturgies.
the development of Catholic social ethics from World Participants are asked to explore what their expecta-
War I to the present and the way it is practiced in the tions of Sunday liturgy have become, and how those
“Americanist captivity of the Church.” The second part expectations fit in with the Gospels. This session is
proposes a solution to this problem by drawing upon a designed to help people investigate what, if anything,
more radical social ethics tradition, one that resists they hope will happen in their worship experience, and
accommodating to the state or market. It offers a more ask if the liturgy is living up to, or down to, their ex-
Gospel-centered, a more parish-centered vision, one pectations. It’s hard to judge how effective a parish
likely to incite people in the pews to detonate, in the liturgy is if you are no longer sure what you’re sup-
words of Peter Maurin, “the dynamite of the Church.” posed to get from it in the first place.
Michael J. Baxter, C.J.C. Grayson Warren Brown
Fr. Michael Baxter is a member of the Depart- Internationally known liturgical composer, au-
ment of Theology at the University of Notre Dame thor and recording artist Grayson Warren Brown
in Indiana. In 1984 he co-founded Andre House has published five collections of liturgical com-
of Hospitality that serves the poor and homeless positions, as well as a book. With 20 years of
of Phoenix, Ariz., where he lived and worked for experience working in a multicultural parish, he
four years. He is author of three books and his now divides his time writing, composing and trav-
articles have appeared in Pro Ecclesia, Modern eling the country giving workshops and speak-
Theology, Communio, and the Houston Catholic Worker. ing at conventions.


While neither monk nor cloistered nun, ecclesial min-
AND ENLIGHTENMENT isters are meant to be spiritually nourished by the daily,
“The scrutinies are meant to uncover and heal all that often routine, acts of pastoral care and service that
is weak in the Elect and to strengthen all that is upright shape their live as servant-leaders. This workshop pro-
and good. … These rites should complete the conver- poses a non-monastic spirituality for priests, religious
sion of the Elect and deepen their resolve to hold fast and laity committed to parochial and pastoral ministry.
to Christ” (RCIA, #141). “The penitential rite serves to
make the Lenten purification of the candidates for re-
ception into full communion” (RCIA, #459). Learn how
these rites are distinct and how they can be effectively
celebrated. did you
Fr. James Wm. Bessert
Fr. James Bessert presently serves as Pastor of
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St. Brigid Parish in Midland, Mich. The well- I remember he first time I spoke at Con-
known liturgical consultant, preacher and music gress, sometime in the mid- to late-1970s.
composer is an active workshop leader for the
North American Forum on the Catechumenate. I was very young then, and was warned
He has presented numerous workshops on litur- that I was being watched and critiqued by
gical and sacramental issues at the parish and the higher ups. Nervously, I spoke my
diocesan levels, as well as parish missions and days of reflection. experience, trusting it was also the experi-
ence of the Great Church. In the middle of
my talk, I saw Cardinal Manning sitting in
6-03 THE MEDIA OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: the darkness of the upper balcony and
taking feverish notes. My heart sank into
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE self-doubt and fear. Only later did it leap
Thomas E. Boomershine when he came up and personally thanked
The history of religious education is directly related to me for “loving God.” This was the freedom
the history of media. In today media culture, religious and grace that we have always been
education is caught in a rapid shift from print to digital. allowed to build on here at Anaheim.
The challenge for Catholic religious education is to re- Thank you, Timothy Manning, and all those
form itself for the oral-digital future. This workshop who have followed.
will explore the media history as well as a new para-
— Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
digm for religious education.

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Most Catholics have limited their understanding of the Using very simple and adaptable approaches to family
Eucharist to Transubstantiation. This talk will examine systems, we will see how grief is experienced as a
the broader notions of Real Presence. In the process family event and how we, from our various vantage
we will recognize the challenge involved in knowing points, might reach out both to families and individuals
whom it is that we “receive” when we gather for Mass. (including the children).
Michael H. Crosby, O.F.M. Cap. Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gilbert
Michael Crosby lives in downtown Milwaukee in Rev. Richard Gilbert, an Anglican priest, has been
a Capuchin Franciscan community dedicated to active in chaplaincy and bereavement care for
the poor. He helps religious institutions use their more than 20 years. He is internationally recog-
investments to promote social justice. He also nized as a speaker, resource person, consultant
conducts retreats and workshops around the and friend. He has served three terms on the
world focused on the topics of biblical spirituality Board of Directors for the National Catholic Min-
and contemporary life. istry to the Bereaved.


Therese Wilson Favors
This workshop will explore the spiritual development
of elementary school-aged students. It will provide some This workshop will explore the issues that impact the
discussion on why children are attracted to Jesus and spirituality of young people, our own spirituality, the
present practical ideas of enhancing this relationship. great questions of life, fostering the spiritual health of
young people, and exploring God-connectors in the
lives of adolescents.
Carole Goodwin
6-08 THE STORIES AND SONGS OF JESUS Carole Goodwin has had extensive youth minis-
(FOR CHILDREN 3-8) try and catechetical experience over the past 25
Sr. Paule Freeburg, D.C. years. She has been a high school religious
teacher, parish youth minister, a Director of Re-
Why did Jesus say, “Unless you become like little chil- ligious Education and a pastoral associate. She
dren, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven”? Can presently serves as Director of Youth Ministry
small children really relate to the Scriptures? This work- for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky.
shop will include a look at the spirituality of young chil-
dren and present a Scripture program written for chil-
dren 3 to 8 years old. It introduces children to the sto-
ries Jesus told in a language they can understand and 6-12 KIDS, SAINTS AND OTHER CELEBRI-
songs to celebrate that Word. Come and see how these TIES
“stories and songs of Jesus” can be used in home and Popular culture continually raises up celebrities before
catechetical settings.You may find yourself hearing and the eyes of young people as their models for life. In the
singing like a child again! Apostles’ Creed, children and youth attest to a belief in
the Communion of Saints. But as catechists and par-
ents, do we ever stress the fact that these saintly an-
6-09 TRINITY AND OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE: cestors of ours are real models? This session will ex-
DISCOVERING HOLY MYSTERY amine the lives of young people today and uncover
For too long the doctrine of the Trinity has been viewed practical ways to put them in touch with our models
as speculative and remote. This presentation will ex- of faith.
plore how the doctrine of the Trinity can lead us to re- Sr. Gretchen Hailer, R.S.H.M.
cover the Holy Mystery at the heart of our existence. Sr. Gretchen Hailer is a seasoned catechist and
Richard R. Gaillardetz media educator who designs print, audio and
video resources in faith formation for children,
Dr. Richard Gaillardetz is Associate Professor youth and adults. She is also a popular presenter
of Systemic Theology at the University of St. Tho- on various topics for Catholic, ecumenical and
mas School of Theology in Houston. The popu- interfaith audiences. The former vocations di-
lar public speaker has written three books and rector and author has presented scores of work-
numerous articles. He was the 2000 recipient of shops and retreats in diocese and parishes.
the Sophia Award given to him for his many con-
tributions to the life of the Church. Gaillardetz is
married and the father of four children.

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Saturday, February 17, 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. period six
According to Catholic tradition, the four Gospels were Today’s young adults are either criticized as slackers
written by four individuals called the four Evangelists. or praised as entrepreneurs. Of course neither extreme
Many scholars today, however, argue that the original is entirely accurate. For those passionate about minis-
authors were “anonymous,” and that the names of Mat- tering to Generation X – especially the lapsed, mar-
thew, Mark, Luke and John were only later connected ginal or disillusioned – the key is moving beyond ste-
with these four books. Which opinion is correct? Bet- reotypes and back to the Gospel. The key is Jesus.
ter yet, what difference does it make? This workshop Using Luke’s Resurrection account (24:13-35), this
will explain why it is important for all Christian teach- workshop will explore Jesus’ five actions that lead to
ers and students to know how, when, for whom and effective ministry: walking with, listening to, talking
by whom the Gospels were written. with, breaking bread with, and empowering.
Rev. Felix Just, S.J. Jeremy William Langford
Born in Berlin, Germany, and raised in Tucson, Jeremy Langford is Editor-in-Chief for Sheed &
Ariz., Jesuit priest Felix Just (pronounced Ward Publishing Co. in Chicago. The Univer-
“yoost”) teaches Scripture in the Department of sity of Notre Dame graduate is author of two
Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount Uni- books and was editor of Cardinal Joseph
versity in Los Angeles. Maintainer of a personal Bernardin’s nationally best-selling memoir, “The
website with a wide variety of biblical and liturgi- Gift of Peace.” Langford writes and talks on
cal materials, he has given numerous public and contemporary faith issues, especially those af-
academic lectures in recent years, especially on the four Gospels. fecting Generation X-ers, those young adults in their 20s and 30s.


Rt. Rev. Francis Kline, O.C.S.O.
Bryan N. Massingale, S.T.D.
A new look at God’s salvific move toward us: God’s
love for us in the Hebrew Covenant, God’s love for us Criminal justice and HIV infection are not issues only
in Christ, the possibility of our love for God in Christ, for African-Americans, but they do affect the Black
the possibility of our love for one another in Christ. community in unique ways. In this session, we will
gain an overview of the current discussion of these
two issues. We will then examine their unique impact
6-15 OUT OF THE BOX! CONNECTING CUR- upon communities of color, and the resources the
Catholic tradition gives us for reflection and action about
these realities.
Sharron Werlin Krull
Discover fun and “brain-friendly” ways to connect sci-
ence, art, music, movement, literacy and drama to your
integrated curriculum. In an energetic and interactive 6-18 DE-MYTHOLOGIZING PROBATION
presentation, renew your commitment to support and YOUTH
celebrate children at the center of your program. A panel of former probation youth will speak of their
experience in the juvenile justice system. Topics will
include myths and prejudices probation youth face and
what works and what “really” doesn’t work regarding
did you punishment and rehabilitation. Where does their salva-
k n o w ... tion come from?
Br. Tim Mayworm, F.S.C.
The Anaheim Convention Center hosts Br. Tim Mayworm has spent over 20 years work-
approximately 1 million attendees annu- ing with probation youth, most of that time as
founder and administrator of Journey House, a
ally. Since its opening in 1967, the center home for youth on probation, located in Pasa-
has undergone four expansions. Its recently dena, Calif. The former high school teacher and
completed fifth expansion, at a cost of $177 campus ministry director has spoken to various
million, has make it again the largest groups on the problems of the juvenile justice
convention facility on the West Coast – with system and recommends alternative options.
1.6 million square feet of meeting and
exhibit space. The new Center’s opening
dedication: December 25, 2000.

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THEME OF CATECHESIS Conflict is inevitable in our Christian community. The
This session will present the Mystery of God the Fa- challenge is to develop the necessary skills for calling
ther, Son and Holy Spirit as the central theme of cat- people beyond conflict to loving apostolic communi-
echesis and will show how this Mystery can be pro- ties. This workshop will offer practical skills for deal-
claimed in the teaching of Christian doctrines, liturgi- ing with conflict. Special attention will be paid to the
cal worship, moral formation and prayer. role of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Peter C. Phan, S.T.D.
Peter Phan, a native of Vietnam, holds three doc-
torates and is currently the Warren-Blanding Pro- 6-24 IN CHRIST WE ARE ONE/EQUAL; IN
fessor of Religion and Culture in the Department
of Religion and Religious Education at the The CHURCH LIFE IS THIS TRUE?
Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Author Rev. Donald J. Sterling, D.Min.
of three books, Phan has written extensively on In diocesan church life there is oftentimes a great wish
systematic theology and religious studies.
list in light of the disparity of resources and skills. There
is sin as well – the rejection of our baptized sisters and
brothers based on economic, political, regional and ju-
6-20 SO WHY WON’T MY TEENS PRAY AND risdictional factors. As evangelizers (members of the
SING? Body of Christ), we must call each other to renewal
Bob Piercy
and conversion. We’ll explore issues, models and this
real challenge.
It’s been an age-old problem that can be solved if we
recognize our differences and accept our core beliefs.
Experience different types of rituals you can do with
teens and receive examples of music, reflections and 6-25 MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ritual prayer. Thomas P. Walters, Ph.D.
Where are we going? How will we get there? How will
we know we’ve arrived? This session will show how
6-21 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS answering these three questions can help catechists to
Kate Ristow
work smarter, not harder in their formal efforts to sow
the seeds of faith.
This session focuses on creative strategies for work-
ing with junior high students. We’ll excplore how to
get them more involved in their religion classes and
outline methods for helping sixth-, seventh- and eighth- 6-80 MANDARIN WORKSHOP
graders to grow in faith.


The search for God is commonly confused with be-
longing to a select group. Tribalism often substitutes
for Real Transcendence and authentic spiritual trans-
formation. Richard Rohr will try to illustrate the pit-
falls of the one and the power of the other.
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan of the New Mexico
Province, now lives in a Franciscan community
in New Mexico and divides his time between lo-
cal work and preaching/teaching around the
world. Best known for his audio and video tapes,
Fr. Rohr has written articles for numerous na-
tional and foreign publications. He is also a con-
tributing editor for Sojourners magazine.

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Sunday, February 18, 2001 sunday workshops
PERIOD 7 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERIOD 8 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
7-01 A Faith To Die For: Catechesis for 8-01 Go Tell My Brothers – Belfiore
the Post-Jubilee Generation – Baxter 8-02 Summoned by the Challenge of the
7-02 If You Build It, They Will Come: 101 HIV/AIDS Pandemic – A Response
Ways to Minister to Young Adults – Clothed in Love – Breen & Ponnet
Borchard 8-03 Parenting with Wit and Wisdom in
7-03 The Next Generation of Family and Times of Chaos and Loss
Church – Chesto – Coloroso
7-04 “The Prayer Book” of Jesus, Mary 8-04 An Introduction to Catholic Social
& Joseph – Cronin Teaching and Public Policy (Repeat)
– Daly
7-05 The Church and the Trinity 8-05 Involved and Engaged – Doran
– Crosby
8-06 Renunciation – Funk
7-06 Pills for Parents in Pain – Ezell
8-07 The Church as a School of Disciple-
7-07 Nurturing Children’s Spirituality ship – Gaillardetz
– Farrell
8-08 What’s Going on with Penance?
7-08 God’s Delight in Us, God’s Desire – Gallen
for Us – Ford 8-09 The Role of Ritual in Sacramental
7-09 Catechesis for Confirmation: Em- Catechesis – Gaupin
bracing a New Vision – Gaupin 8-10 Renewing Inner Self: Discovering
7-10 Grieving Kids: Preventing a Volcanic God’s Symphonic Movements
Eruption – Gilbert – Gordon
7-11 Forgiveness & Forgetting 8-11 Do Not Be Afraid! Miracles of
– Hartman & Gellman Transformation at the End of Life
– Groves
7-12 Finding God in Ordinary Time: Sto- 8-12 The Gospel … The Torah
ries from our Everyday Lives (Re- – Hartman & Gellman
peat) – Hater
8-13 Home Environments that Nurture the
7-13 When Enough is Enough: The Per- Positive Formation of Children
mission to Slow Down Before Busy- – McCormack
ness Kills the Heart – Hershey
8-14 Making Sense of Eucharistic Devo-
7-14 Accepting God’s Gift of Peace: The tions – Mitchell
Wisdom of Cardinal Joseph
8-15 Throughout All Time: Celebrating
Bernardin – Langford
the Liturgical Year in the New Mil-
7-15 The Women in John’s Gospel lennium – Haas & Bessert
– LaVerdiere 8-16 Scripture on the Fault Lines
7-16 Teaching in a Multicultural Commu- – Mullen
nity – Law 8-17 Catechists Navigating Popular Cul-
7-17 The Celtic Soul at the Heart of Lit- ture – Pacatte
urgy – Lawton 8-18 Shocking News: What You Didn’t
7-18 The Eros of the Divine Know about People with Disabilities
– O’Donohue – Owen
8-19 Children Need Encouragement Like
7-19 Church and Eucharist – Osborne Plants Need Water – Platt
7-20 Dead Man Walking – The Journey 8-20 The Quest for the Grail – Rohr
Continues – Prejean
8-21 Questions About Catechumens
7-21 Creating the “Duty to Die” – Smith – Turner
7-22 Dragon Riding Lessons: Turning the 8-22 Storytelling for Grown-Ups – Wells
Corner in the Spiritual Life – Wicks 8-23 Generation X: Understanding Their
7-23 How to Mobilize Church Volunteers Hurts & Helping Them Heal
– Wilson – Thorn
7-70 Vietnamese Workshop – Mân 8-24 How to Motivate Volunteers and
Staff: Matching the Right People to
7-80 Cantonese Workshop – TBA the Right Jobs – Wilson
8-70 Vietnamese Workshop – TBA
8-80 Cantonese Workshop – Law

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Michael J. Baxter, C.J.C. Kevin Cronin, O.F.M.
The session focuses on the pastoral needs of those What prayers did Jesus, Mary and Joseph say? What
born well after Vatican II. In a four-part presentation prayers did Mary and Joseph learn in temple, and then
patterned after the Mass, it presents the Catholic faith teach the child Jesus? Come and explore with Franciscan
as a web of beliefs and practices that come together in Friar Kevin Cronin, the ancient Prayer Book used by
a distinct form of life, one that is disturbingly radical, the Holy Family. In this new millennium Fr. Cronin will
demanding that Christians learn to die to themselves, invite you to make their classic prayer book your own.
yet this dying to self constitutes the road to true life. It Perhaps it will have the same effect on you it had on
calls upon catechists, religious educators, teachers and them, Sts. Peter and Paul, Francis and Clare of Assisi,
others to challenge young people with the claim that Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, John XXIII, Mother
only a faith worth dying for can forge a moral life that Teresa, to name but a few who have found it and used
is truly worth living. it. Please bring your Bible if you can.

“If you build it [a baseball field], he [Joe Jackson] will We need a new model of “church” that is based on its
come,” voices tell corn farmer Kevin Costner in the 1998 Trinitarian foundation of the “reign of God.” This ses-
movie “Field of Dreams.” And the same is true with sion will examine the Trinitarian basis of the Church. It
your young adult ministry program! This presentation will show how we, as a Church, are called to witness
is the result of a nationwide survey done with parishes to this at all levels within the Church and society.
whose young-adult ministry programs have grown by
100 percent within the last five years. This practical
session will offer more than 101 ways to minister to 7-06 PILLS FOR PARENTS IN PAIN
people in their 20s and 30s … even if you’re stuck in Dr. Lee Ezell
the middle of a corn field (or a rundown inner city) with
Sweet relief for any parent who has said, “Where did I
no money.
go wrong?” Pass along these biblical guilt-relieving
Therese Johnson Borchard principles to any parent in pain. Not about “how to raise
Therese Johnson Borchard holds a master’s de- a successful child” but rather “how to successfully sur-
gree in theology from the University of Notre vive parenting!”
Dame and has authored more than a dozen
books, including “I Like Being Catholic” (co-
edited with Michael Leach), “Winging It: 101
Meditations for Young Adults” and “The Emer-
ald Bible Collection” for young readers. Bor-
chard speaks on the topic of young adult spirituality nationwide. did you
k n o w ...
At one of the Congresses in the late 1980s,
I don’t remember which one, Carey Landry
Kathleen O. Chesto was snowed in someplace and couldn’t fly
Family life in this nation is facing a new stage of devel- out to make it to his workshop. Sr. Edith
opment. Our children no longer move from adolescence Prendergast asked if I could fill in. I ended
to adulthood. What are the social forces delaying matu- up doing Carey’s workshop jointly with
rity and what are the strengths of this developing pe- Marty Haugen and Graz and Nancy
riod of life? What opportunities does this new stage in Marcheschi. At the workshop I did a num-
family life offer parents and young adults to be “clothed ber of children’s songs I’d written which
in love”? What can we learn as parents and pastoral were as yet unpublished. Nancy created
ministers from our young adults’ extended presence in
some gestures for them on the fly. As a
our homes and their extended absence from our
result, “Hymns and Hers for Happy
churches? How do we understand their spirituality and
Hearts,” a collection of some of this music
respond to their “summons”?
with gestures by Nancy Marcheschi, was
published the following year.
— Bobby Fisher

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Sunday, February 18, 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. period seven
Children’s spirituality is a gift to our world. How can Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gilbert
we better comprehend it? What are the implications of We, as a society (and as a Church), have grown weary
our ministry in church, school or home? We will ex- of the violence so present in our world. Why are chil-
plore new insights, songs and ideas to sustain children dren becoming so violent? There are no easy answers,
on their faith journey. but one common thread – grief – is both complicated
Bernadette Farrell and neglected. In this session, we will learn to recog-
Bernadette Farrell is a liturgical composer and nize the potential for bullyism and how to intervene
pastoral musician. The Britain native worked and prevent it.
for 10 years as liturgy and music advisor for the
Archdiocese of Westminster and now is focusing
her energy on composing. She has recently be-
gun to publish the music she has written for chil- 7-11 FORGIVENESS & FORGETTING
dren preparing for First Communion.
Msgr. Tom Hartman & Rabbi Marc Gellman – together
better know as the “God Squad” – will focus on the
spiritual dynamic of forgiveness and its impact on our
spiritual and physical well being.
Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Hartman
Once we know ourselves to be the objects of God’s
Msgr. Tom Hartman is half of the “God Squad,”
delight, we can give ourselves to lives God desires for a weekly cable show. The three time Emmy Award
us – lives of righteousness and praise. Dr. Paul Ford winner is presently Director of Radio and Televi-
will discuss this golden thread in spiritual theology, in sion for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y. He
the Scriptures and in Augustine, Julian, Therese of makes frequent TV and radio appearances and
Lisieux, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Henri has written a book and co-authored two with
Nouwen, and other writers, and in the music of the Rabbi Gellman. Together they write a regular
advice column on religion and modern life for Self magazine.
Rabbi Marc A. Gellman, Ph.D.
Paul F. Ford, Ph.D.
Rabbi Marc Gellman is the senior rabbi of Temple
For over 20 years, Dr. Paul Ford has taught at
Beth Torah in Melville, N.Y., where he has served
the graduate level, half that time as Professor of
for 10 years. He appears regularly with Msgr.
Theology and Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary in
Hartman on “Good Morning America,” on the
Camarillo, Calif. The chant scholar, cantor and
“Irnus in the Morning” radio show, and their
choir director has become an international au-
own cable production. The author has written a
thority on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. He
modern midrashim and a collection of tales for
has been a retreat director and a speaker at
children, which has received several children’s books awards.
conferenceses and workshops throughout California.

The “General Directory for Catechesis” has inspired Fr. Robert J. Hater, Ph.D.
us with a whole new way of approaching sacramental Fr. Robert Hater, a noted storyteller, invites us to find
catechesis in the Church: “Catechumenal formation God in the stories of our everyday lives. Reflecting on
should inspire the other forms of catechesis in both his own story, in light of the biblical story of Jesus, he
their objectives and dynamism.” The workshop will presents a fresh way to grow spiritually and evangelize
provide a whole new context for doing sacramental effectively. His stories touch deeply the core values,
preparation for Confirmation that renews the entire par- so important in today’s busy, technological world. (Re-
ish community, is liturgically based, promotes harmony peat of Session 4-13.)
vs. fragmentation in parish structures, and promotes a
“conversions” catechesis for Confirmation that leads
to transformation of the person.
Linda L. Gaupin, C.D.P., Ph.D.
Linda Gaupin is currently Director of Religious
Education for the Diocese of Orlando, Fla. The
former associate director of the NCCB’s Secre-
tariat for the Liturgy has written numerous pub-
lications. She has presented a number of work-
shops and keynote addresses across the United
States on liturgy and rites of Christian initiation.

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Period seven 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Sunday, February 18, 2001

BUSYNESS KILLS THE HEART In addition to gaining some basic understandings and
Rev. Terry Hershey skills in teaching the Good News in a multicultural en-
We live perpetually out of breath and out of time. Slow- vironment, participants will also learn a comprehen-
ing down is, after all, for people who have the time. sive model of discipline in preparation for teaching in a
What is so enticing – or addictive – about busyness? multicultural community.
And why are we afraid of slowness, or stillness, or The Rev. Eric H.F. Law
silence, or Sabbath? This workshop teaches specific Rev. Eric Law has been a consultant and trainer
tools on the art of doing nothing, and the permission to in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan event, Building
say “no.” We can learn to slow down. Sit still. Relax. Inclusive Communities, for 10 years. An interna-
Practice self-care, self-responsibility and Sabbath, the tionally known author, his models, theories and
skills have been used widely by the Roman Catho-
biblical injunction that asks us literally “to waste time lic, United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal and
with God,” with no need to impress anyone. Lutheran churches.

BERNARDIN Drawing from the rich tradition of the Irish culture,
Jeremy William Langford this workshop will look at the characteristics of Celtic
The challenge of faith is as radical as it is simple: Be spirituality in the Church of today. Liam Lawton will
who you really are. As people of faith, we are called to use music as the language to express an ancient beauty
be fully alive. Few people have embodied this Christian in today’s world.
vocation as well as Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Through- Liam F. Lawton
out his life he focused on being the most authentic Liam Lawton is currently Director of Music for
witness he could be. Near the end of his life, as he the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland. He
battled cancer, he told the world that he had accepted works extensively in the area of Celtic music and
God’s special gift: the gift of peace. Using Cardinal has presented Celtic spirituality and music at many
Bernardin’s wisdom and insight, this talk is an invita- workshops, retreats and conferences around the
tion for all to accept God’s gift of peace on the road to world. He has recorded five musical collections
to date and performs regularly in concerts in Ire-
living richer, fuller and more faith-filled lives.
land and the United States, and will perform in Rome and England
this year.


Eugene A. LaVerdiere, S.S.S. 7-18 THE EROS OF THE DIVINE
The women in St. John’s Gospel have important roles, Fr. John O’Donohue
reflecting their mission in the community. In this ses- The concept of God has gone cold in the Western tra-
sion, Fr. Eugene LaVerdiere will focus on Mary, the dition. God has become a ghost. This should not sur-
mother of Jesus, and Mary of Magdala. prise us, given that our image of God only considered
the divine will and intellect. Post-modern culture has
finally grown weary of our surgical theology. Only
when we bring back the sensuous, the imagination and
do you the danger, will our concept of God live again. The
wildness of God is the Eros of the Divine.
k n o w ...
Who should be the patron saint of the 7-19 CHURCH AND EUCHARIST
Internet? St. Isidore of Seville, a sixth Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M.
century bishop, is on the short list because In this presentation, we will consider the Church in the
he was the first to compile an encyclopedia new millennium and the role of Eucharist. We will also
similar to a database. No official nomina- look at the role of women, multicultural needs, the con-
tion has yet come from the Vatican, but nection of Word and Sacrament, etc.
why not cast your vote at this year’s
— Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.

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Sunday, February 18, 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. period seven
Sr. Helen Prejean is a storyteller. In this workshop, she How do churches get maximum results fast from their
will take about how she got involved in the death pen- lay volunteers? Learn crucial information and the nec-
alty, the people she has met along the way, the stories essary tools to help discover hidden talents in your con-
that lead to the book and movie. Through humor and gregation, ways to prevent leader burnout, and the keys
life experiences, she will take you on the journey. to keeping volunteers active and fulfilled. In this ses-
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. sion we will cover church demographic trends; moti-
Sr. Helen Prejean, a former teacher, began coun-
vation and management; the phenomenon of the “pil-
seling death row inmates at Louisiana State Peni- lars” and the “pew-sitters,” and what to do about it;
tentiary, a ministry which she still continues. She how to establish a Volunteer Ministries Program; and
has accompanied five men to execution. Her book, how to recruit, interview and support volunteers.
“Dead Man Walking,” has been traslated into Marlene Wilson
10 languages and is now being made into an
opera. She is a three-time nominee for the Nobel Marlene Wilson, internationally known in the field
Peace Prize and has also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. of volunteer management, is President of the
Colorado-based Volunteer Management Associ-
ates. Since 1975, she has presented at over 1,500
workshops and conferences in the United States,
7-21 CREATING THE “DUTY TO DIE” Canada and Germany. Wilson has published four
Wesley J. Smith, J.D. books, along with a library of audio and video
training tapes.
The “culture of death” looks to death as an acceptable
answer to the problems of life. This workshop explores
the issues pushing society steadily from a “right to die”
and toward a “duty to die.” Included subjects will be
“Futile Care Theory,” which permits doctors to refuse Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Mân
wanted end-of-life care based on the patient’s quality
of life, the push for heath-care rationing, and the dan-
ger of involuntary euthanasia.


Robert J. Wicks
Our spiritual terrain and prayer lives are unique. How-
ever, while no one can give us a map, there are power-
ful, clear guides on how to approach the challenging
call to move deeper in our desire to meet God and
strengthen our inner life. To do this we must learn how
to resist the lure to merely strengthen our defenses and
return to a life of “ordinary unhappiness.”

did you
k n o w ...
It would be a mistake to assume that
young Catholics will simply rebound as
they age, get married, and have children.
It would also be a mistake to assume that
the post-Vatican II generation will repro-
duce the high levels of commitment found
among pre-Vatican II Catholics.
—James Davidson

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Period eight 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Sunday, February 18, 2001


Women in the Bible have a story to tell and a mandate POLICY
to tell it. The great stories of biblical women are at the Sharon M. Daly
edge of our ears waiting to be heard afresh. Their sto- In this session, Sharon Daly will discuss the six basic
ries will include Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Miriam, Deborah, principles of Catholic social teaching and their appli-
Ruth and Abigale. cation to national public policy issues, such as juvenile
justice, immigration and the minimum wage. (This is a
repeat of Session 4-07.)
In many communities in the United States, a sense of Ken Doran
complacency has developed regarding the HIV/AIDS Experience teaching strategies and methods that really
epidemic, as if it is no longer a major concern. While work with early adolescents. This workshop in not a
some medical progress is being made, new HIV infec- lecture! Participants will enter into group dynamics,
tions and cases of AIDS continue to increase world- large and small, as well as hands-on activities that are
wide. Join Dr. Elizabeth Crabb Breen and Fr. Chris proven to involve and engage young people. (This is a
Ponnet as they share the most recent facts on the HIV/ repeat of Session 1-08.)
AIDS pandemic and pastoral efforts to clothe the facts
with a compassion in action based on a vision of the
love that Jesus expressed in the Samaritan Story. 8-06 RENUNCIATION
Elizabeth Crabb Breen, Ph.D. Sr. Mary Margaret Funk
Dr. Elizabeth Breen has been involved in HIV/ To reach out with compassion we must be free from
AIDS research and education since her gradu- our attachments. To refrain is the other half of doing
ate studies. In addition to her research at UCLA good. Are there tools in the Christian tradition for re-
School of Medicine, she teaches at Loyola
nunciation like there are for use in extending apostolic
Marymount University. She is a member of the
Los Angeles Archdiocese Human Sexuality/ love?
AIDS Education Task Force, and serves on the
Board of Directors of the Serra Project, which provides housing
for those with AIDS. 8-07 THE CHURCH AS A SCHOOL OF DIS-
Fr. Chris Ponnet CIPLESHIP
As Liason for Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry for Richard R. Gaillardetz
the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Fr. Chris Ponnet The Church is not as oasis of grace in a Godless world,
works to educate people on HIV/AIDS and
compells us to act with compassion toward those nor is it a sacramental grace dispenser. Rather, the
with the virus. He also serves as Pastor at St. Church is a unique school of discipleship where we are
Camillus in East Los Angeles in addition to his tutored in paschal living.
roles as Chaplain/Director for the LAC/USA
Medical Center and AIDS Chaplain at the APLA/Carl Bean House.
John Gallen, S.J.
IN TIMES OF CHAOS AND LOSS The real answer is to find out what’s going on with sin
and what’s going on with the spiritual life. And what
Barbara Coloroso about young people? Where are we today and where
This session is about handling tough times and tough can we go?
issues with our children and our own parents. Whether
it be a small crisis or a major disaster, a minor malady
or a life-changing event, the loss of a pet or the loss of 8-09 THE ROLE OF RITUAL PRAYER IN SAC-
a friend, the processes of growing up and aging – this RAMENTAL CATECHESIS
session looks at how we as parents can nurture and en- Linda L. Gaupin, C.D.P., Ph.D.
rich ourselves, our children and our elders as we navi-
gate through minor and major chaos in our lives. This Ritual prayer plays an integral formative role in sacra-
session takes us further along on the journey of inte- mental catechesis. This workshop will explore the for-
gration, healing and connection begun in Session 5-06. mative power of ritual prayer in programs for sacra-
mental catechesis. Special attention will be given to the
sacramental preparation for Confirmation.

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Sunday, February 18, 2001 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. period eigth
Greer G. Gordon MILLENNIUM
There is growing evidence that modern-day people are The journey of the liturgical year is the path of our
looking for a way to develop more deeply their inner faith as believers and as partners in the Paschal Mys-
lives. For many within the Church this desire is re- tery. This session will be a prayerful, musical and re-
flected as a quest for renewal of their inner selves. flective look at the elements of each season. Through
This session will explore my “four symphonic move- song and the “breaking open” of the mystery of the
ments” of prayer: Wandering, Waiting, Listening, and seasons, we will discover insights and a spirituality that
Struggling, which culminate in the finale of Reveling in keeps us grounded in the path of spiritual growth. Come
God’s Love. ready to pray, sing, learn and grow in our understand-
ing of the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter
and Ordinary Time, and how these insights point us to
8-11 DO NOT BE AFRAID! MIRACLES OF a more fulfilling celebration of these seasons.
LIFE David Haas is Director of The Emmaus Center
Richard F. Groves for Music, Prayer and Ministry, and Campus
Catholic hospice ministry has a unique faith dimension Minister/Artist in Residence at Benilde-St.
Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park, Minn.
not only at the end of life but extending well into the The well-known liturgical composer and concert
grieving process. Chaplain Richard Groves teaches performer is a retreat leader and speaker at many
clergy and lay ministers all over the country from the worldwide conferences and conventions.
simple truth: “the dying become our teachers.” His poi- Fr. James Wm. Bessert
gnant stories are drawn from the deaths of 500 per-
Fr. James Bessert presently serves as Pastor of
sons. The life-changing stories and healing of bereaved St. Brigid Parish in Midland, Mich. The well-
family members touch the heart of Christian faith and known liturgical consultant, preacher and com-
mission of the Church in our day. This is a presenta- poser is an active workshop leader for the North
tion filled with hope and practical, pastoral tools! American Forum on the Catechumenate. He has
presented numerous workshops on liturgical and
sacramental issues, as well as parish missions.
Msgr. Tom Hartman & Rabbi Marc Gellman
In this session, the “God Squad” will share ways to
Our Catholic understanding of the Bible is too beautiful
learn about God and spirituality.
to allow less attractive and unsatisfying fundamentalist
interpretations to guide our spiritual lives. This session
8-13 HOME ENVIRONMENTS THAT NUR- will provide strategies for helping RCIA instructors and
parish Bible study leaders move adults from fundamen-
TURE THE POSITIVE FORMATION OF talist approaches to more satisfying, liberating Catho-
CHILDREN lic uses of the Bible.
Dr. Patricia M. McCormack, I.H.M. Fr. J. Patrick Mullen
Parents who create positive home environments: 1) un- Los Angeles Archdiocesan priest Fr. Pat Mullen
derstand the connection between needs and behavior; was born and raised in Holy Family Parish in
2) use parenting practices that satisfy those needs; and Glendale, Calif. He has served in two local area
3) create a climate of communication that is charac- parishes since his ordination – St. Margaret
terized by respect. These are the presentation’s focus. Mary’s in Lomita and St. John Vianney in Haci-
enda Heights – and currently serves as a profes-
sor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Calif.
Nathan Mitchell, Ph.D. CULTURE
This workshop will explore how eucharistic devotions Rose Pacatte , F.S.P.
arose in Roman Catholic piety – and why. Special at- This session will help catechists discover their own
tention is paid to the historical conditions that promoted media preferences, introduce basic principles of media
eucharistic devotion, as well as to a shift of emphasis literacy and offer practical ideas and skills for incorpo-
from ecclesiology (Eucharist as action of an assembly rating popular culture into their catechetical practice
gathered to worship) to Christology (Eucharist as an and environment.
object for adoration).

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Mary Jane Owen Victoria Thorn
If you didn’t know that 15 percent to 20 percent of Our ministries bring all of us into contact with those
Catholics within your own parish’s boundaries have we label “Generation X” (those born after 1960), and
some level of physical, sensory or cognitive limitations, the “Millennial Generation” (those born after 1980).
then this workshop is for you. More than one Catholic The lived experience of these groups is different from
family in three includes someone who has significant that of any generation before them. This workshop
limitations in functioning. Are you gearing your reli- will examine the major societal shifts that have created
gious education to truly meet the needs of this signifi- wounds that interfere with relationships with God and
cant and often forgotten segment of our faith? Come others. The material presented will empower anyone
and learn strategies to broaden your outreach. working within the Church to understand these hidden
wounds and minister more effectively.


Misbehaving children are discouraged children. They TO THE RIGHT JOBS
can’t seem to find a way to contribute and feel a sense Marlene Wilson
of belonging. Exploring the family constellation and This workshop will help participants understand the
understand the four goals of mistaken behavior will be different motivational needs of Achievers, Affiliators
a major part of this workshop. With John Platt’s hu- and Power People, and how to maximize the strengths
mor and insight, specific techniques for encourage- of each. Getting the right people in the right jobs is
ment will be discussed in detail. key. We’ll examine the importance of the organizational
climate – the atmosphere of the work place, or how it
feels to be there. Creative climates generate creative
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Fr. Richard Rohr will retell the classic myth for mod-
ern men (and women!) in a way that honors this most 8-70 VIETNAMESE WORKSHOP
told story and also reveals that the patterns of initia-
tion, growth, temptation and transformation have never
really changed, but (like the Holy Grail-seeker Parsifal’s
question itself) are always forgotten and must be learned
anew in every age.


Paul Turner
Should baptized candidates have a preparation distinct The Rev. Eric H.F. Law
from unbaptized catechumens? Are all those liturgies The Rev. Eric H. Law
necessary? If children become catechumens, what hap-
pens to their Confirmation? What makes effective
mystagogy? These and other questions about the
catechumenate will be explored. Rev. Law


David Wells
Jesus’ use of stories is well known, using stories to
change people. In this workshop we will explore the
use of stories in Church work today, considering how
best to use them. During the workshop we will use
our stories to help us convey the Gospel messages.
Come and bring your story with you!

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Febrero de 2001

Estimados Participantes del Congreso 2001:

Es un placer para mí darles la bienvenida al Congreso de Educación Religiosa 2001.

Este maravilloso evento es una celebración de la vida de fe de la Iglesia Católica y
una oportunidad para ponernos al corriente sobre el ministerio catequético y sobre
muchos otros ministerios parecidos.

El tema de este año, “Vestidos en Amor, Llamados al Más Allá,” nos llama a
celebrar el gran amor que nos tiene Dios tal como lo proclamó el profeta Isaías:
“porque me ha revestido de ropas de salvación” (Is. 61:10). En agradecimiento,
nosotros nos entregamos a la voluntad de Dios e igualmente celebramos la alegría
que Dios siente por nosotros. Transformados por y en el amor, nos convertimos en
personas creativas, dadaras, en personas que nos preocupamos por nuestro prójimo,
y entonces así “nos revestimos, como elegidos de Dios, santos y amados, de
entrañas de misericordia, de bondad, humildad, mansedumbre y paciencia” (Col.

Estén seguros de mi agradecimiento por todo lo que hacen en este importante

Ministerio Catequético. Todos los talleres, las experiencias litúrgicas, los recursos y
las oportunidades para el desarollo comunitario que habrá durante este fin de
semana serán una fuente de apoyo para todos los que estén presentes.

Pidiéndole a Dios sus más abundantes bendiciones sobre cada uno de ustedes y
sobre sus comunidades parroquiales al comprometerse en el ministerio de Educación
Religiosa, y con mis mejores deseos, quedo de ustedes

Sinceramente en Cristo,

Su Eminencia
Cardenal Rogelio Mahony
Arzobispo de Los Angeles


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Febrero 2001

Queridos Participantes,

Es para mí un gran placer darles la bienvenida al Congreso 2001. El fin de

semana nos brinda la oportunidad de reunirnos y renovar nuestro compromiso de
compartir las riquezas de la tradición Católica y descubrir ideas que nos llevarán
hacia nuevos horizontes.

El tema “Vestidos en Amor, Llamados al más allá” nos habla del infinito amor
y responsabilidad de vivir vidas llenas de misericordia y compasión como Dios lo
desea. En el Espíritu de la “nueva evangelización” estamos llamados a “salir” y
despertar a nuestro prójimo a las maravillas que Dios nos da por medio de su
amor y misericordia.

La variedad de talleres desafiantes, celebraciones litúrgicas y entretenimientos,

que se proveerán durante el fin de semana, son grandes recursos para todos los
participantes. Estén seguros de que el Congreso estará lleno del Espíritu, dador de

Gracias por su gran fe y el don de su liderazgo. Ustedes son una bendición para
muchos. Espero poder saludarles durante este maravilloso evento.

Hna. Edith Prendergast, RSC

Directora Arquidiocesana
Oficina de Educación Religiosa

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8:00 a.m. Registraciones abierto 8:00 a.m. Momento de Alabanza 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Liturgias Eucarísticas
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Oración / Música / 8:30 a.m. Asamblea General (Arena)
Orientación (Arena) (Arena, sin traducción)
8:30 a.m. Asamblea General
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Primera Sesión de 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cuarta Sesión de – Mons. Ruíz García
talleres talleres
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Séptima Sesión de
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. ALMUERZO 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. ALMUERZO talleres
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Música (Arena) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. ALMUERZO
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Música (Arena)
– Pedro Rubalcava &
– Jesse Manibusan &
Jaime Cortez 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Música
Helena Buscema
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Quinta Sesión – Grayson Brown
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Segunda Sesión
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Sexta Sesión 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Octava Sesión
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tercera Sesión
5:15 p.m. Servicio de Oración
5:15 p.m. Servicio de Oración 5:15 p.m. Liturgias Eucarísticas 3:30 p.m. Liturgia Eucaristíca
5:15 p.m. Liturgias Eucarísticas (Arena)
8:00 p.m. Concierto (Arena)
8:00 p.m. Concierto (Arena) – Mary Haugen
– Val Jansen & Friends 9:30 p.m. Servicio de Sanación
9:30 p.m. Young Adult Dance


Queridos colaboradores/as en el ministerio, Queridas compañeras y compañeros en el
Una vez más se acerca nuestro congreso ministerio:
de Educación Religiosa que con su lema En Juan13, 35 leemos: “Por el amor que se
“Vestidos en amor: Llamados al más allá,” tengan los unos a los otros reconocerán
nos desafía a seguir a Cristo hasta el fin todos que son discípulos míos.” En el
llevando su mensaje de amor y compasión capítulo 13 de la primera carta a los Corintios,
más allá, hasta los confines del mundo. San Pablo nos da una descripción muy
En el bautismo fuimos revestidos con la vida, el amor y la detallada de lo que es el amor.
compasión de Dios, e invitados a trabajar para transformar “Vestidos en Amor, Llamados al más allá,” es el tema de nuestro
este mundo en un mundo de justicia, en donde brille la mise- congreso en este primer año del nuevo milenio; veámoslo
ricordia de un Dios amoroso que escucha nuestras oraciones como un recordatorio de la llamada de atención de Jesús que
y nos concede lo que necesitamos. Nuestro compromiso encontramos en Juan 13, 35 y vivámoslo en el ejemplo purísimo
bautismal debe llevarnos a salir de nosotros mismos, de de la descripción de 1 Corintios 13ss, para que toda la
nuestras comodidades y seguridades para llevar la Buena humanidad nos reconozca como verdaderos y verdaderas
Nueva del Reino de Dios a todos los rincones de la tierra. Al discípulas de Jesús.
adentrarnos en este nuevo milenio de gracia y esperanza,
Una vez más me cabe el inmenso honor de invitarles a unirnos
nuestra misión como educadores religiosos, catequistas y
en los tres días maravillosos de nuestro Congreso de
evangelizadores es la de esforzarnos para que nadie quede
Educación Religiosa. Son días de gran bendición, crecimiento
excluido del vestido de nuestro amor y el pan de nuestra
y solidaridad. En esos días encontrarán talleres excelentes,
liturgias que son un pedacito de cielo en la tierra y toda clase
Con entusiasmo y alegría les invito a todos a participar con de materiales necesarios para su ministerio y crecimiento.
nosotros en estos días de gracia. Espero que como otros
Hasta que nos encontremos en el congreso, les envío mi
años los talleres, conferencias, liturgias y oraciones de estos
cariño de hermana en Jesús,
días les animen a vestirse del amor de Cristo y a llevar ese
amor a quienes lo necesiten.
Su hermana en el ministerio,
Lourdes J. González-Rubio
Coordinadora de Ministerios Catequísticos
Maruja Sedano
Directora Asociada
Educación de Adultos/Instituto de Formación Bíblica

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Congreso • 16-18 de febrero, 2001 indice
Aleixandre Parra, Dolores ............................................ 250, 852 Muñoz-Ferrer, Julia ...................................................... 154, 554, 855
Bellante, Rev. Rubén Francisco ................................... 150, 450 Neri-Navarro, Hna. Ofelia ............................................ 353
Castaneda, Dr. Augusto ................................................ 850 Noguez Alcántara, Armando ......................................... 352, 652
Cortez, Jaime ............................................................... 251, 655 Parra Sanchez, Abundio ............................................... 252, 653
De La Parte París, Rev. Ángel ...................................... 152, 754 Quintanar, Dr. Gerardo ................................................. 454, 853
Delgado Acevedo, Rev. Jesús ...................................... 451, 851 Rodriguez, Edmundo ................................................... 253, 654
Embry Guzman, Alberto ................................................ 452, 751 Rubalcava, Pedro ........................................................ 153, 655
Finke, Rudolf ................................................................ 151, 651 Ruíz García, Mons. Samuel .......................................... 354, Asemblea
Florián, Dr. Lorenzo ..................................................... 752 Saravia Herrera, Rev. Javier ....................................... 355, 854
Garcia-Mina Freire, Ana ............................................... 350, 550 Vela, Rev. Rudy ........................................................... 254, 755
Ginel Vielva, Rev. Alvaro .............................................. 351, 551 Villarroya, Rev. Pedro .................................................. 555, 756
Hawkins, Gioconda ...................................................... 453, 552 West, John ................................................................... 655
Juárez, Rev. Roberto ................................................... 353 Yzaguirre, Dr. John ...................................................... 155, 455
Lanzagorta Bonilla, Teresita .......................................... 650, 750 Zanotto, Rev. Luigi ....................................................... 556, 656
Martí-Vilar, Dr. Manuel .................................................. 154, 554, 855 Zuñiga, Luis ................................................................. 255
Martinez Navarro, Dr. Gabriel ...................................... 553, 753 Zuniga-West, Consuelo ................................................ 655

Domingo, 8:30 a.m.
Iglesia, Evangelización y Transformación Que el Congreso tiene un nuevo
Social “web site” en el Internet:
La Iglesia del Siglo XXI no puede ser ajena a los
procesos de transformación social en el mundo. La ... donde usted puede inscribirse
evangelización debe adecuarse y estár a la altura de
los tiempos. Un mensaje que no asuma los retos “online” con su tarjeta de crédito
que plantea la historia, no puede ser evangelizador. para assistir al Congreso 2001.
Mons. Samuel Ruíz García es Obispo Emérito de San Cristobal de Las Casas, Encontrará información sobre
Chiapas, Mexico. Es un líder catalista del movimiento a favor de la Justicia nuevas conferencias y talleres.
Social y Reforma de la Iglesia en América Latina.


Catequesis para Adultos Adolescentes Justicia y Paz Psycología
150 151 152 153 154 250 152 153 252 350 351 353 252 254 354 452 556 650 152 154 350 451 452 550
252 254 255 350 351 353 452 550 551 650 750 751 653 656 751 755 554 653 751 754 851
452 550 551 556 651 653 850
655 656 750 751 754 755 Liturgia
850 852 Sacramentos
Pre-escolar / Elemental 153 154 254 255 656 752
755 153 254 255 653 754 755
152 154 351 353 453 550
Catequesis para Adultos 551 552 554 655 752
Jóvenes Media Sagrada Escritura
150 151 152 153 154 250 Eclesiología 450 151 154 250 252 254 352
252 350 351 353 450 452 154 252 254 354 556 656 355 556 651 652 653 656
556 650 651 653 655 656 754 755 755 852 854
750 751 752 754 755 850 152 154 556 653 656 754
Evangelización Multicultural Espiritualidad
150 152 154 252 254 255 254 653 751 752 755 151 153 250 252 254 255
351 450 452 551 653 750 350 354 355 651 652 751
151 152 153 154 250 252 751 754 755 850 Música 754 755 852 854
254 351 551 554 651 653
750 754 755 850 852 153 254 451 655 752 755
Familiar Teología
Liderazgo Parroquial
150 152 153 154 252 254 151 154 250 252 254 352
Ministerio Carceles
255 353 452 453 550 552 252 254 353 450 452 554 353 355 451 556 651 653
151 252 651 653 751 554 653 751 754 755 653 751 755 850 656 754 755 851 852 854

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PERÍODO 1 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERÍODO 2 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PERÍODO 3 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
1-50 Lectura Crítica de los Medios de 2-50 Sofía: Un Tesoro Bíblico 3-50 ¿La Culpabilidad Nos Ayuda y
Comunicación – Bellante – Aleixandre Parra Obstaculiza Nuestro Crecimiento y
1-51 Momentos Claves en la Vida de 2-51 El Papel de la Danza en la Maduración como Personas?
Jesús: Su Bautismo, la Celebración Litúrgica – Cortez – García-Mina Freire
Transfiguración, y su Ascención 2-52 Un Laico Llamado Jesús 3-51 Ser Catequista: Una Espiritualidad
– Finke – Parra Sanchez – Ginel Vielva
1-52 ¿Cómo Educar Hoy? Miedos y 2-53 Iglesia Desde el Vatican II 3-52 El Misterio de Dios: Imágenes
Esperanzas – De La Parte París – Rodriguez Bíblicas – Noguez Alcántara
1-53 Cantos para la Celebración Litúrgica 2-54 Gracia, Poder y Liderazgo en la 3-53 El Llamado del Señor
– Rubalcava Planification de Liturgia – Vela – Juárez y Neri-Navarro
1-54 Aspectos Psicológicos y Pedagógicos 2-55 Preparando a la Parroquia para la 3-54 La No Violencia en las Enseñanzas y
de la Catequesis Familiar Vida Sacramental – Zuñiga En la Práctica de Jesús, Un Reto Para
– Martí-Vilar y Muñoz-Ferrer la Iglesia – Ruíz García
1-55 El Secreto de la Auto-Estima 3-55 El Camino de Israel – Saravia
– Yzaguirre Herrera

PERÍODO 4 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERÍODO 5 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PERÍODO 6 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
4-50 Evangelizar a Traves de los Medios 5-50 Cuando el Divorcio Entra en la Vida: 6-50 Ciudadanía y Responsabilidad social
de Comunicación en una Sociedad cómo Manejar el Dolor y la Tran- en los Jóvenes Hoy
Electrónica – Bellante sición en el Divorcio y cómo ayudar – Lanzagorta Bonilla
4-51 Como Enseñar la Biblia a los Niños a los Hijos en ese Momento 6-51 Posturas Claves de Jesús: Frente a
– Delgado Acevedo – Garcia-Mina Freire Personas Individuales y Frente a los
4-52 Como Salvarse del Fin del Mundo 5-51 Ser Catequista: Un Estilo de Hacer Grupos de su Tiempo – Finke
– Embry Guzman – Ginel Vielva 6-52 La Oración de Jesús Según los
4-53 Que Especial que Soy Porque Dios 5-52 Mis Cinco Sentidos Abiertos a Dios Evangelios – Noguez Alcántara
Me Ama – Hawkins – Hawkins 6-53 Encuentros y Desencuentros con
4-54 Como Ayudar a los Adolescentes a 5-53 Relación Familiar – Martinez Jesús – Parra Sanchez
Adquirir los Valores Morales Navarro 6-54 Modelos de Iglesia – Rodriguez
Cristianos – Quintanar 5-54 Crecimiento Moral y Formación 6-55 El Papel de la Danza en la
4-55 Como Prevenir la Agresividad en Los Religiosa: Papel de los Agentes Celebración Litúrgica – West y
Hijos – Yzaguirre Educativos Implicados en la Zuniga-West con Cortez y
Catequesis Familiar Rubalcava
– Martí-Vilar y Muñoz-Ferrer
6-56 La Figura Histórica de Jesús y
5-55 El Mundo, ¿De Quien Es? Nuestra Acción Pastoral – Zanotto
– Villarroya
5-56 La Santísima Trinidad y La
Globalización – Zanotto

PERÍODO 7 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERÍODO 8 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
7-50 La Formación Integral en los Grupos 8-50 La Nueva Evangelización
Cristianos – Lanzagorta Bonilla – Castaneda
7-51 La Formación de un Líder Católico 8-51 El Niño y Su Capacidad de
– Embry Guzman Ministerio – Delgado Acevedo
7-52 Niños, Cántenle Al Señor – Florián 8-52 Espiritualidad Bíblica Hoy
7-53 Aprendiendo a Hacer la Voluntad de – Aleixandre Parra
Dios sin Ansiedad – Martinez 8-53 Los Adolescentes en la Misa –
Navarro Misión Imposible – Quintanar
7-54 La Familia: Primer Lugar de 8-54 El Camino de Jesús – Saravia
Catequesis – De La Parte París Herrera
7-55 Celebrando una Liturgia sin Fronteras 8-55 La Familia Educadora en los Valores
– Vela Humanos y Religiosidad de los Hijos
7-56 La Vida de rutina de Jesús – 24 Horas – Martí-Vilar y Muñoz-Ferrer
por 33 Años – Villarroya

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Viernes, 16 de febrero de 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERIODO 1
Comunicación y vida cotidiana. Comunicación mass Un examen de los ritos de la liturgia y la música que
medial. Lectura denotativa, connotativa, el problema, acompaña los diferentes tipos de canto litúrgico,
ideológico. Análisis de publicidad. Pautas para canción- criterios para evaluar y seleccionar los cantos en su
debate y cine-debate. Aspectos prácticos. parroquia/ministerio. Presentación de cantos para el año
Rev. Rubén Francisco Bellante litúrgico y fiestas especiales.
Rev. Rubén Bellante es Párroco de Nuestra Señora Pedro Rubalcava
de la Misericordia en Venado Tuerto, Argentina, Pedro Rubalcava es cantor, compositor, liturgo,
y Delegado diocesano de Comunicación. Direc- artista de oración y ha aparecido como
tor de la emisora diocesana de Radio FM 89.7. conferencista a nivel parroquial, diocesano y
Un Director de la revista mensual diocesana nacional. Actualmente es Director de Liturgia en
“Así Somos,”ha públicado un sinnúmero de la parroquia de Our Lady of Mt. Carmel en San
artículos sobre diversos temas en diferentes Diego y sirve en el equipo de formación litúrgica
medios gráficos de religión. para personas de habla hispana en la diócesis
de San Diego. Reside en San Diego con su esposa y dos hijos.


Los tres escenas bíblicas dan mucha luz sobre cómo En este taller presentamos los aspectos psicológicos y
Jesús encuentra su vocación, su destino y su realización pedagógicos de la Catequesis Familiar: Objetivos gene-
definitva: son marcas significativas en la trayectoria de rales y específicos centrados en las estapas evolutivas
su camino, al cual El nos invita para apreder que “El es de los destinatarios.
el Maestro, el Cristo, y que todos nosotros somos her- Manuel Martí-Vilar, Ph.D.
manos. El taller pone énfasis en cómo la catequésis Dr. Manuel Martí-Vilar es coordinador en
solo puede ser cristocéntrica, si nosotros estamos cen- España de Catequesis Familiar y co-autor de
trados en Cristo. Catequesis Familiair. Profesor de psicologia en
Rudy Finke la Universidad de Valencia y autor de publica-
ciones sobre la familia y desarrollo moral y
Rudy nació en Alemania, vivió y trabajó desde religioso de los hijos.
1968 en diferentes paises de America del Sur y
Central, los ultimos 26 años en Los Angeles,
Calif. Es psicológo consejero y director de Julia Muñoz-Ferrer
educación religiosa. Tiene grados y posgrados Julia Muñoz-Ferrer es maestra en escuelas de
en filosofía, teología, educación y psicología. niños y niñas. Tiene estudios de Magisterio y
Teología y ha trabajado en misiones durante 12
años. Es formadora de catequistas y autora del
1-52 ¿CÓMO EDUCAR HOY?: MIEDOS Y Itinerario Catequético “Catequesis Familiar” de
España y México.
¿Qué significa educar? Cada tiempo tiene su manera de
educar, sus dificultades y sus facilidades. Hoy, si 1-55 EL SECRETO DE LA AUTO-ESTIMA
comparamos nuestros días con tiempos muy cercanos
vemos las dificultades de llevar adelante una buena Muchas personas sufren de poca auto-estima porque
educación. La influencia social de nuestros días es han vivido crisis emocionales, traumas psicológicos,
inmensamente mayor que la influencia de la familia o de fracasos personales, falta de amor o porque tienen muy
la escuela. Ser padre o madre, educador … nos crea poco cuidado de si mismos. En este taller se presentarán
miedo e inseguridad pero no podemos delegar esta tarea. sugerencias prácticas para aumentar la auto-estima,
Tenemos muchas razones para mantener la esperanza. equilibrando la entrega a los demás con el cuidado de
nosotros mismos. Nuestra auto-estima nace de saber
Rev. Ángel De La Parte París valorarnos como Dios nos valora y de vivir vidas
Rev. Ángel de la Parte, sacerdote Claretiano, ha equilibradas, ricas en relaciones de alta reciprocidad.
trabajado como formador de seminaristas, pas-
toral con jóvenes adolescentes y jóvenes Dr. John Yzaguirre
universitarios. Fue un profesor de high school y El Dr. John Yzaguirre ha dado numerosas
universidad, coadjutor y párroco. Actualmente conferencias y ha sido director del departamento
es director de una escuela de teologia, compar- de psicología de Children’s Hospital of Orange
tiendo esta tarea con diversas actividades pas- County, Calif. Tiene publicaciones en varios
torales en España y Estados Unidos. idiomas sobre la unidad familiar, la reducción
del estrés, el desarrollo de conductas prosociales
y la salud integral.

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PERIODO 2 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Viernes, 16 de febrero de 2001


El taller ofrecerá pistas para descubrir las imágenes En los documentos del Vaticano II surgen nuevas
femeninas de Dios en la biblia, especialmente la de la imagenes de la Iglesia que han cambiado el auto-
Sabiduría. entendimiento de la Iglesia de ser una fortaleza para
Dolores Aleixandre Parra guardar doctrina a ser una sirvienta para el mundo
Dolores Parra, una religiosa del Sagrado
Carazón de España, es licenciada en teología Edmundo E. Rodriguez, S. J.
con un especialidad en Sagrada Escritura, y una Edmundo Rodriguez, es un Jesuita ordenado en
licenciatura en filologia bíblica. Es miembro del 1966, es párroco de Immaculate Conception
consejo de redacción de la revista Sal Terrae y Church en Albuquerque, N.M. Tuvo el cargo de
Directora de redacción de la revista ICTYS. Provincial Superior y Director del Jesuit Spiritu-
Tiene mucha experiencia como conferencista y ality Center de 1993 a 1999. Escritor por 35
dando cursos y talleres. años, ha conducido conferencias y clases a
universitarios. Actualmente es director de retiros
para obispos, sacerdotes, religiosas, diaconos y laicos.
Los estudiantes pueden aprender mucho acerca de 2-54 GRACIA, PODER Y LIDERAZGO EN LA
nuestra iglesia y sus diferentes estaciones a través de PLANIFICACIÓN DE LITURGIAS
la música. Veamos diferentes cantos que pueden ayudar El segmento de mayor y más rápido crecimiento de la
a nuestros jovenes y adultos a celebrar más apropia- población en los Estados Unidos es la comunidad
damente. Hispana. Este taller se enfocará en los retos (o desafíos)
Jaime Cortez para el desarrollo del liderazgo hispano en la preparación
Jaime Cortez es un músico litúrgico que ha
de liturgias hoy. Los puntos criticos que se presentarán
enfocado su trabajo hacia las comunidades son: entendimiento personal y social de los valores
bilingües. Su ministerio es el tratar de unir a la hispanos, explorar la importancia de invitación y
cultura hispana con otras culturas de los Estados bienvenida para fomentar una plena participación.
Unidos a través de la música. Cortez publica su Examinar el conocimiento y realidad multicultural que
música y además da tallers y conciertos con dis- afecta la planificación de la liturgia hoy.
tintos ministros de música.
Rudy Vela, S.M.
El Padre Rudy Vela, bien conocido en los Estados
2-52 UN LAICO LLAMADO JESÚS Unidos, ha trabajado intensamente con la
comunidad Hispana. Su trabajo a través de sus
La tradición de la Iglesia Católica ha resaltado el aspecto enseñanzas y sus talleres han sido gran
sacerdotal de la persona y obra de Jesús, pero muy contribución a la renovación litúrgica. Ha dado
poco su realidad, vida, conducta y actitudes de “laico”. talleres para NPM y pertenece al Consejo
El taller pretende rescatar algunos aspectos de este laico Ejecutivo del Instituto Nacional de Liturgia
ejemplar: creyente común, actualizador de la Palabra hispana. Actualmente forma parte del equipo pastoral en MACC en
San Antonio, Texas.
de Dios, provocador de inquietudes, motivador de
esperanza, ilusión y novedad.
Abundio Parra es conferencista, catedrático, LA VIDA SACRAMENTAL
investigador y escritor. Es licenciado en ciencias
bíblicas por el Instituto Pontificio Bíblico de Roma En este taller hablaremos sobre como podemos in-
y especializado en teología Bíblica (Jerusalén y volucrar a toda la parroquia en la preparación sacra-
Roma). Ha escrito 27 libros sobre bíblica, mental de los niños, jóvenes y adultos. En especial como
liturgía, catequésis y hagiografía con siete involucrar a los padres de los niños y jóvenes en la
ediciones in México y Brasil. Asesora y forma liturgia, retiros, etc.
catequistas in centros de estudios diocesanos y parroquiales.
Luis Zuñiga
Luis Zuñiga al presente es Secretario General del Sínodo Diocesano
para la Dicesis de Brownsville, Texas, y es también Consultante
Nacional para Ministerio con Hispanos para la compañia Silver
Burdett Ginn Religión División. El tiene 15 años de experiencia en
el area de la catequesis con niños, jóvenes y adultos.

64 Congreso de Educación Religiosa • 16-18 de febrero, 2001

Viernes, 16 de febrero de 2001 – 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PERIODO 3
OBSTACULIZAR NUESTRO CRECI- La Iglesia ha puesto mucho énfasis en el sacerdocio
MIENTO Y MADURACIÓN COMO PERSO- del Pueblo de Dios, por el cual recibimos nuestro llamado
NAS? para servir. Este taller se dirigirá a un proceso
La culpabilidad es una de las experiencias psicológicas catequístico en que niños, jóvenes y familias pueden
más delicadas y dificiles de manejar. El taller tiene como irse conscientizando con respecto a las varias
propósito analizar en qué se distingue una sana de una vocaciones en la Iglesia, y haciéndose activos en el
enfermiza culpabilidad, y a través de ejemplos y discernimiento vocacional.
experiencias de la vida cotidiana veremos cómo Rev. Roberto J. Juárez
podemos hacer para que la culpabilidad sea una Nacido y criado en la area de Los Angeles,
experiencia positiva y constructiva para la persona. Roberto Juárez ha servido en parroquias como
vicario en comunidades alrededor de: Sur El
Ana Garcia-Mina Freire
Monte, Glassell Park y Lincoln Heights. Fue Di-
Ana Garcia-Mina Freire es doctora en psicología, psioterapeuta y rector de Vocaciones Hispanas de 1987 a1990.
profesora de la universidad Pontificia Comillas. Su especialización Director fundador de Casa Reina de Los Ange-
está en psicología deferencial de la comunicación, psicología so- les de 1988 a 1990 y de Guadalupe House in
cial, grupal y psicología clínica, así como en oración e interiori- 1999. Actualmente es el párroco de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de
zación personal. Ha colaborado en varios libros de psicología y Guadalupe en el Este de Los Angeles.
ha publicado en diversas revistas especializadas de catequética.
Hna. Ofelia Neri, M.G.Sp.S.
Hna. Ofelia Neri-Navarro es una Promotora
Vocacional. Asistente de Ministerio Pastoral
3-51 SER CATEQUISTA: UNA ESPIRITUALI- Hispano en la parroquia de Nuestro Señora de
DAD Guadalupe en Hermosa Beach, Calif. Cuenta
El taller ofrecerá de manera dinámica, unas reflexiones con presentaciones en congresos de liturgia y
programas de televisión. Se interesa en ayudar
sobre la espiritualidad del catequista. Esta espiritualidad a la comunidad sacerdotal en su proceso de
se centra en la Biblia y la oración. encontrar su vocación en la iglesia.
Alvaro Ginel
Rev. Alvaro Ginel, salesiano, estudió en
Salamanca, París y Roma. Es Doctor en Teología 3-54 LA NO VIOLENCIA EN LAS ENSEÑANZAS
con especialidad catequética, fundó en 1985 la Y EN LA PRÁCTICA DE JESÚS, UN RETO
revista “Catequistas” de la cual es Director. Esta
revista está dirigida a los catequistas para ayudar PARA LA IGLESIA
en su formación básica. Trabaja en la formación En este momento histórico, de guerras, conflictos
de catequistas en parroquias y diócesis de España. raciales, religiosos, sociales y políticos, se hacen
Ha escrito varios libros y ha optado por hacer una catequesis a actuales las enseñanzas de Jesús en el campo de la “No
base de dinámicas y gestos significativos.
Violencia.” Estas enseñanzas y su práctica son un reto
para la Iglesia.
3-52 EL MISTERIO DE DIOS: IMÁGENES Mons. Samuel Ruíz García
BÍBLICAS Mons. Samuel Ruíz García es Obispo Emérito
de San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
¿A Dios nadie lo ha visto nunca? (Jn 1,18). Pero, en su Es doctor en Sagradas Escrituras, un líder
bondad y sabiduría, se nos ha venido revelado de catalista del movimiento a favor de la Justicia
muchos modos y maneras. La Biblia nos propone Social y Reforma de la Iglesia en Américana
diversas figuras simbólicas que nos ayudan a descubrir Latina. Actualmente es Presidente del
la realidad de su misterio. En el taller analizaremos Secretariado Internacional de Solidaridad “Os-
car A. Romero” SICSAL.
algunas imágenes tomadas de la vida pastoril, agrícola,
familiar, política, matrimonial, etc., con las que Dios
prepara al pueblo para reconocer su presencia en la
persona de su Hijo.
Armando Noguez Alcántara
¿Qué es la Biblia? ¿Cómo se escribió la Biblia? ¿Cómo
leer la Biblia? Visión de conjunto de las “ocho etapas”
Armando Noguez, religioso y presbítero
del Camino de Israel.
mexicano, estudió teología en la Universidad
Gregoriana y obtuvo su licenciatura en el Rev. Javier Saravia, S.J.
Pontificio Instituto Bíblico de Roma. Enseña Padre Javier Saravia es un biblista popular, autor
Sagrada Escritura en seminarios y centros de varios libros con temas bíblicos y sociales.
teológicos de México. Colabora periódicamente Ha dado cursos y retiros por todos los países de
con las Oficinas de Educación Religiosa de la América Latina y en varios lugares de los Estados
Arquidiócesis de Los Angeles y de otras diócesis de California. Su Unidos. La metodología y dinámica han sido
cuaderno popular más reciente es “¿Apocalipsis: Revelación de muy utilizadas y gustadas tanto por la gente
Jesucristo?” sencilla como por los agentes de pastoral.

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PERIODO 4 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Sábado, 17 de febrero de 2001

SOCIEDAD ELECTRÓNICA Esta sessión cubrirá la filosofía del programa de religión
Rev. Ruben Francisco Bellante de los pequeños y se demostrará una lección para ayudar
Iglesia, medios y cultura emergente. Desafíos en la a explicar el tema.
evangelización a través de los medios. Lengua de Gioconda G.-R. Hawkins
radiofónicol, grafico, televisivo - la informática. Gioconda Hawkins, ha sido maestra elemental
por 24 años, ha dirigido talleres para el Distrito
Escolar de Los Angeles y para la Arquidiocesis
4-51 COMO ENSEÑAR LA BIBLIA A LOS de los Angeles. Parte del equipo pre-escolar de
educación religiosa de la Arquidiocesis. Ha sido
NIÑOS directora del programa “Little Church” de St.
La estructa literaria con sus divisiones, se enseñará al Peter Claver in Simi Valley, Calif.
niño con la ayuda de cánticos apropiados. La técnica
de la inspiración divina mediante la poesía. Los
principales momentos que jalonan la historia de la 4-54 COMO AYUDAR A LOS ADOLESCENTES
salvación, mediante el arte de la dramatización operada A ADQUIRIR LOS VALORES MORALES
por ellos mismos. La técnica de la tradición de los CRISTIANOS
materiales que integran la Biblia, mediante el recurso En un mundo inundado por información y deformación
del cuento (tradición oral) y la redacción (tradición el adolescente se enfrenta al reto de discernir un sistema
escrita). de valores. Una iglesia joven que sabe acercar a los
Rev. Jesús Delgado Acevedo jóvenes a un proyecto de vida centrado en los valores
Nacido en Ilobasco, El Salvador, Jesús Delgado fundamentales de la moral cristiana.
Acevedo recibió su doctorado en Teología Bíblica Dr. Gerardo Quintanar
en la Universidad Católica de Lovaina, Belgica,
especialidad en San Marcos. Decano por 10 años Dr. Gerardo Quintanar nació en Oaxaca,
en la universersidad. Al presente, es Vicario Epis- México. El centro de su trabajo es la integración
copal de Educación para la Arquidiócesis de San social y pastoral de los inmigrantes en Norte
Salvador, El Salvador, y Párroco en San José de America. Trabaja en Canada y Norte America
la Montaña por los pasados 16 años. desde donde realiza investigación enseñanza y
promoción. Dirige numerosos proyectos pas-
torales particularmente en el contexto de la
población inmigrante en Canada.
Haremos un recorrido por las distintas sectas que han
surgido en este último tiempo para ver cual han sido o 4-55 COMO PREVENIR LA AGRESIVIDAD EN
son sus ofertas de salvación, fundamentos y los LOS HIJOS
resultados a los que han llevado a quienes han creido
Dr. John Yzaguirre
en sus líderes. El año 2000 marca a la humanidad con
una serie de cambios, pero también muchas personas El mejor antídoto para la agresividad en los hijos es
sienten temor. Responderemos a esos temores y ayudarles a desarrollar conductas prosociales. En este
veremos cual es el destino que nos espera si no taller se presentarán estrategias educativas que han sido
confiamos en el verdadero y único Salvador que es efectivas en desarrollar conductas prosociales en niños
Jesús. de 6 a 12 años. Entre las conductas prosociales están:
saber entender las necesidades de los demás, ayudar a
Alberto Embry
los demás como ellos quieren ser ayudados, compartir
Alberto Embry es teólogo, con estudios de posesiones o talentos con los demás, cooperar y trabajar
perfeccionamiento en el tema de las sectas y en el
área pastoral. Es Chileno y Director de la Oficina
en equipo, resolver conflictos sin violencia, saber
del Apostolado hispano y Coordinador de la comunicar sentimientos y necesidades sin perder el
Catequesis en Español en la diocesis de Santa auto-control, hacer buenos amigos, promover la justicia
Rosa, Calif. Actualmente dirige los programas y la solidaridad. El Dr. Yzaguirre se especializa en el
de educación religiosa y formación en la fe, para desarrollo de conductas prosociales y ha presentado
anglos e hispanos e1 la Parroquia San Rafael de la Arquidiócesis sus investigaciones en este campo a nivel internacional.
de San Francisco.

66 Congreso de Educación Religiosa • 16-18 de febrero, 2001

Sábado, 17 de febrero de 2001 – 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PERIODO 5
El divorcio es en acontecimiento cada vez más presente Julia Muñoz-Ferrer y Manuel Martí-Vilar
en la vida familiar. Este taller tiene como objetivo analizar En este trabajo presentamos cómo influye la formación
las repercusiones psicológicas que padres e hijos van a religiosa en el crecimiento del razonamiento moral. Los
vivir a lo largo de este proceso de ruptura, y así mismo resultados obtenidos en el estudio científico realizado
también nos detendremos en detectar qué factores con 659 sujetos es comparado con los obtenidos en
pueden ayudar o entorpecer la estabilidad emocional otros estudios. Todos ellos apuntan a que los sujetos
de los hijos y que estrategias podemos desarrollar para con mayor formación religiosa tienden a obtener mayor
ayudarles a encauzar todo ese cúmulo de sentimientos madurez moral. Ello nos sirve de base para presentar el
que junto al dolor aparecen en sus vidas. objetivo de Catequesis Familiar con sus destinatarios y
presentar el papel de los agentes educativos implicados
en la catequesis familiar que se está utilizando en las
5-51 SER CATEQUISTA: UN ESTILO DE HACER parroquias de América y España: Párroco, Coordinador,
Alvaro Ginel Matrimonio Guía, Padres, Niños y Animadores.
El taller presentará una manera de hacer en la catequesis
que sea creativa y significativa o simbólica. Es un estilo
que puede ser válido en todo tipo de edades. 5-55 EL MUNDO, ¿DE QUIEN ES?
Análisis social en: la perspectiva cristiana; fe y política;
fe y la ley del amor; y bautismo y responsabildad so-
Gioconda G.-R. Hawkins Rev. Pedro Villarroya, C.M.
A través de la presentación los participantes tendrán El Rev. Vicentino Pedro Villarroya es guía
una idea de como ayudar a los niños a experimentar a Espiritual de la Sociedad de St. Vincent de Paul
Dios con los cinco sentidos. Cómo despertar los sentidos de la Arquidiócesis de Los Angeles y de la Región
Oriental. Ha sido profesor en varios seminarios
a todo lo que les rodea. en California y Texas. Fue el Director del Tercer
Encuentro en San Antonio y es uno de los
fundadores de UNO. Se educó en Madrid,
5-53 RELACIÓN FAMILIAR España, Pennyville, Mo., y en la Universidad de California, Santa
En algunos casos la relación entre miembros de la fa-
miliar es dificil. Mientras algunos miembros se atraen,
otros se rechazan e incluso chocan y pelean. Ester taller
dará en forma sencilla puntos claves para mejorar la
relación familiar. IZACIÓN
Dr. Gabriel Martinez Navarro ¡Esto sí que no lo entiendo! y ¿cómo se come? La
El Dr. Gabriel Martinez, nació in Guadalajara,
Santísima Trinidad representa lo más profundo de
México. Obtuvo la licenciatura en Psicologia nuestro Dios, de su proyecto y de nosotros los
Clinica en la Universidad Autonoma de humanos. La globalización representa el proyecto de
Guadalajara, la maestría y doctorado en dos los más “poderosos” de este mundo, para el presente y
Universidades Jesuitas de Califórnia. Ayuda en futuro de la humanidad. Vamos a hacer dialogar los
la Diocesis de Fresno desde 1992 y actualmente dos proyectos entre sí y, vamos a ver, desde Dios,
presta sus servicios en la Iglesia de Sagrado cuál es nuestro compromiso con el futuro histórico de
Corazón en Turlock, Calif.
la humanidad.
Rev. Luigi Zanotto
Nació en Italia, el Padre Luigi Zanotto es un
misionero comboniano trabajó en México y Costa
Rica. Fue encargado nacional de catequesis y
secretario ejecutivo de la comisión de Bíblica del
episcopado mexicano. Actualmente colabora con
la Oficina de Educación Religiosa de la
Arquidióceis desde las parroquias de Santa
Cecilia y Holy Cross.

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PERIODO 6 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Sábado, 17 de febrero de 2001


CIAL EN LOS JÓVENES HOY Edmundo Rodriguez, S.J.
El desarrollo de la ciudadanía dentro del proceso de El Padre Avery Dulles, S.J., examinó varios modelos
definición de personalidad de los jóvenes-adultos. La que se pueden aplicar a la Iglesia después del Vaticano
responsabilidad social en las condictiones actuales del II. El taller examina estos modelos y lo que implican
mundo. El papel de la Pastoral juvenil y de la Iglesia en para las iglesias locales de hoy.
Teresita Lanzagorta Bonilla
Teresita Lanzagorta Bonilla es una especialista
en el trabajo con juventud. Actualmente es CIÓN LITÚRGICA
Coordinadora General Creadora de la Red Los participantes en este taller experimentarán la música
Latinoamericana de Institutos y Centros de
Juventud, y asesora de varias diócesis.
de Jaime Cortez y Pedro Rubalcava – que asistirán en
este taller – por medio de los movimientos de danza
litúrgica y gestos de John West y Consuelo Zuniga-
West de los Valyermo Dancers. La música y oraciones
incluídas en este taller proveerán ejemplos simplificados
6-51 POSTURAS CLAVES DE JESUS, FRENTE de como el movimiento litúrgico y la danza pueden ser
A PERSONAS INDIVIDUALES Y FRENTE incluídos en la comunidad Católica Latina. Todos
A LOS GRUPOS DE SU TIEMPO aquellos interesados están invitados a que se reúnan
Rudy Finke con los líderes a una experiencia única en oración.
De Jesús podemos aprender cómo acercarnos y John West y Consuelo Zuniga-West
encontrarnos con personas. Cómo lograr que esta per- con Jaime Cortez y Pedro Rubalcava
sona crezca, sane, madure, logre su libertad externa e John West y Consuelo Zuniga-West son líderes de talleres y Líderes
interna y aprenda a perdonar como el gesto humano de Valyermo Dancers. La compañía ha celebrado su 25 aniversario
más honesto y noble. … Al toparse Jesús con los mul- en 1997 en su casa espiritual y lugar de fundación, St. Andrew’s
Abbey en Valyermo, Calif. Ellos con su compañia de lailarines han
tiples grupos de su tiempo, competitivos, desconfiados viajado extensamente. John sirve como Director Artístico del
y hostíles, nos da la pauta para cómo vivir en paz, sin Valyermo Dancers, Asistente de Cabecera de Escuela Superior,
fabricar enemigos ni fuera ni dentro de nuestro propio instructor de danza y humanidades en el Coldwater Campus de la
grupo. Escuela Harvard-Westlake. Consuelo combina sus talentos en la
danza y su enseñanza en la Escuela Viewpoint.


Armando Noguez Alcántara
La experiencia de los grupos de oración mueve a Rev. Luigi Zanotto
recordar que Jesús oraba y que el contenido de su Una de las características de la reflexión sobre Jesús
oración esté bien testimoniado en los evangelios. El de hoy en día, es su aspecto histórico. Nuestra
taller analizará el contexto, el núcleo y el sentido de su pretensión es acercarnos a Jesús, hombre de su tiempo
práctica de oración para así descubrir los criterios y sacar las posibles consecuencias para nuestra
fundamentales de lo que ha de ser la oración en la catequesis, liturgia y acción social. Si te apuntas, ten
comunidad cristiana. cuidado: será una reflexión de envergadura, comida
sólida para nuestra comunidad hispana.


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causa; y muchos lo vieron como riesgo y peligro por Web:
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68 Congreso de Educación Religiosa • 16-18 de febrero, 2001

Domingo, 18 de febrero de 2001 – 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PERIODO 7
Teresita Lanzagorta Bonilla Rev. Ángel De La Parte París
De la situación actual de los jóvenes al perfil ideal Análisis de la familia actual. Progresiva ruptura de los
cristiano. Las dimensiones de la formación integral. lazos familiares. También el hecho religioso queda
Propuestas metodológicas para alcanzar una formación afectado en estas rupturas. Desaparece la educación
integral. religiosa dentro de los hogares cristianos. Se delega
esta tarea de educación religiosa a la Iglesia o a la escuela
católica; sin duda que estas son buenas manos, pero lo
7-51 LA FORMACIÓN DE UN LÍDER CATÓ- aprendido en la familia es especialmente definitivo en el
LICO crecimiento e historia de toda persona. Hay una urgente
Alberto Embry necesidad de trabajar más en conjunto con las familias.
Responderemos a preguntas como ¿qué es un buen
líder?, ¿cómo se forma un líder?, ¿puedo yo ser un 7-55 CELEBRANDO UNA LITURGIA SIN
buen líder? y a través de distintas espiritualidades y
técnicas, iremos conociendo cuales han de ser los
elementos más importantes y necesarios para la Rudy Vela, S.M.
formación de un buen líder católico en una iglesia Hoy no existe una asamblea Cristiana monocultural en
moderna. Un líder que no solo conoce de actividades la Iglesia. Vamos a ver las implicaciones y hablar sobre
de parroquia, sino alguien a quien le preocupa su entorno lo que el fenómeno de celebración litúrgica multicultural
y que tiene opinión sobre los problemas y bendiciones tiene que integrar y mantener. Diversificación y
actuales; una persona que está con quien más los populaciónes multietnicas exigen respeto y dignidad,
necesita, sin importar su posición social, económica o no podemos mantener fronteras en el dessarollo de
cultural liturgias y celebraciones. Examinaremos elementos,
procesos y estructuras para ser mas sensibles a una
asamblea multicultural. Hoy la Iglesia no puede ser
7-52 NIÑOS, CÁNTENLE AL SEÑOR solamente bilingüe.
Los niños y los jóvenes tienen un don de cantar. Este
taller mostrará música compuesta específicamente para
niños y jóvenes y cómo emplearla en liturgias, escuelas 7-56 LA VIDA DE RUTINA DE JESUS – 24
y asambleas. La música incluirá cantos para la Santa HORAS POR 33 AÑOS
Misa, salmos, cantos bilingües (inglés y español) y can- Rev. Pedro Villarroya, C.M.
tos con gestos. Jesús encarnado: ejemplar ser humano; fundador de la
Dr. Lorenzo R. Florián Etica Social Cristiana; origen y energía del reino de
Dr. Lorenzo Florián es Director del Centro de Dios; y alegría de la creación y trabajo.
Estudios Latinos en la Universidad de North
Park en Chicago. El autor, cantante y profesor
universitario es Director de Música en la
parroquia de San Fidelis. También es miembro
del Instituto de Liturgia Hispana y sirve en las
mesa directiva de Casa Jesús in Chicago.
De ser necesario que sus familiares o amistades se
pongan en contacto con Ud. en cualquier momento
7-53 APRENDIENDO A HACER LA VOLUNTAD durante el Congreso, pueden hacerlo de 9:00 a.m. a
6:00 p.m. llamando al teléfono (714) 490-2889 y
DE DIOS SIN ANSIEDAD dejando recado. También Ud. puede dejar recado en
Dr. Gabriel Martinez Navarro la Central de Recados para personas con quienes
La ansiedad es uno de los desordenes mentales que Ud. desee comunicarse.
más afectan a la sociedad moderna. El que con ansiedad
pretende sanar, la agrava, el que con ansiedad pretende
vencer la tentación, la hace más fuete. Hacer la voluntad
de Dios sin ansiedad. La cuota de estacionamiento en el Anaheim Con-
vention Center es de $6 cada vez que entre. NO

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PERIODO 8 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Domingo, 18 de febrero de 2001


¿Y qué es eso? ¿no suena a protestantismo? ¿por qué Dolores Aleixandre Parra
nueva? ¿es qué hay otra? La meta de esta conferencia El taller presentará algunos hombres y mujeres de la
es conocer uno de los temas preferidos del papa Juan Biblia en los que podemos descubrir en que consiste la
Pablo II. Todo Catolico necesita estár evangelizado para espiritualidad bíblica hoy.
mejor proclamar el mensaje de Cristo a todo el mundo.
Si queremos que nuestra iglesia siga teniendo el papel
protagónico en la historia tenemos un solo camino 8-53 LOS ADOLESCENTES EN LA MISA –
“Cristo” y un modo “La Nueva Evangelization.” MISIÓN IMPOSIBLE
Augusto Castaneda, M.D. Dr. Gerardo Quintanar
Dr. Augusto Castaneda, nació en Lima, Perú, es ¿Señor, a quién vemos? Es una sociedad secularizada
médico pediatra, organizador de los encuentros
católicos de evangelización en la región de Santa
se abre la aportunidad de ofrecer a los jóvenes una
Barbara, Calif. Es director del programa de TV experencia de vida que los impulse a buscar una di-
“Hablemos de Cristo.” Está actualmente traba- mension espiritual como ámbito de su vida.
jando en su maestría sobre estudios pastorales
en la universidad de Loyola Marymount en Los
Angeles. Es miembro del consejo pastoral hispano de Santa Bar- 8-54 EL CAMINO DE JESÚS
bara, Calif.
Rev. Javier Saravia, S.J.
Vision de conjunto de las “seis etapas” del Camino de
8-51 EL NIÑO Y SU CAPACIDAD DE MISTERIO Jesús. La tradicion pre y post Pascual y oral. Los
Rev. Jesús Delgado Acevedo evangelistas y los cuatro Evangelios.
El misterio lo comprende el niño mejor que el adulto,
como una cercanía de Dios por el afecto del ser humano 8-55 LA FAMILIA EDUCADORA EN LOS
que nos arrastra hacia la intimidad de las cosas y de las
personas creadas por Dios, en donde mora presente y
actuante en la historia. Todo esto lo aprende el niño por DE LOS HIJOS
su propia pureza de corazón, el adulto se lo cultiva Julia Muñoz-Ferrer y Manuel Martí-Vilar
mediante el aprendizaje de la técnica de la contemplación En este taller presentamos cómo la familia educa en los
imaginativa. valores y religiosidad de los hijos. Presentamos las
estrategias para que la crisis psicológica-religiosa que
se da en la adolescencia sea resuelta de forma positiva
mediante la Catequesis Familiar.


Cada persona que asista a las sesiones debe tener Traiga consigo este Libreto-Guía al Congreso
boleto. Nadie será admitido sin boleto. El Congreso puesto que mucho del material contenido aquí no
es un evento de Educación Religiosa SOLAMENTE estará en el Programa del Congreso.
talleres son dirigidos a estos grupos. Si usted
piensa que no puede hacer ningún arreglo para RECONCILIACIÓN
dejar su niño/a en casa, recuerde que tendrá que Habrá amplia oportunidad para recibir el sacramento
pagar por el boleto de su niño/a. Además respon- de Reconciliación en español los días viernes y
sabilizarse con su cuidado para que no perturbe a sábado, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. y 2:30 p.m. - 3:30
los asistentes. p.m., Costa Mesa Room.


Los boletos para las sesiones que no se han llenado También este año se establecerá nuevamente la
se pueden conseguir en la mesa de inscripciones. capilla en el Centro de Convenciones en Anaheim
Allí podrá cambiar sus boletos durante el Congreso para uso durante el Congreso. Usted puede entrar
con la excepción del viernes por la mañana. NOTA: para un momento de oración y adoración ante el
No somos responsables por boletos perdidos. Santísimo. La capilla estará abierta el viernes y
sábado de 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., y de 8:30 a.m. a
2:00 p.m. el domingo.

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The Fifth Annual California Pastor/Associate
and DRE luncheon will be held on Friday,
February 16, 2001 at noon. Invitations and
further details will be mailed separately in
December directly from each of the California

The Office of Religious Education has established an Endowment Fund to support the on-going
training and formation of religious education leaders, particularly by making scholarships available
for catechetical leaders to pursue graduate studies. It is our hope that every Director of Religious
Education will be given the opportunity to receive a master’s degree in Religious Education/
Religious Studies. If you would like to contribute to this fund and be listed in the Congress program
book as a Benefactor, Donor, Sponsor or Friend, please send your donation to the address below.
Benefactor Sponsor Donor Friend
$1,000 $500 $100 $50
Please make your donation payable to: Religious Education Endowment Fund
Mail to: Sister Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.
Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241

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Graduate Religious Studies Program
Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 477-2640 (213) 477-2649 fax


Mount St. Mary’s College offers you one Continuing Education Unit (C.E.U.) for attending workshops and
Keynotes at the 2001 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.

EARN ONE C.E.U. BY ATTENDING SEVEN 1. C.E.U. credit is awarded nationally for attendance at
CONGRESS WORKSHOPS.* conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes providing
adult-learning experiences.
CONGRESS WORKSHOPS.* 2. C.E.U. credit is used toward advancement in some
professions or as proof of continuing education.
a. Earn .8 C.E.U. by attending five workshops.
Earn 1 C.E.U. for seven workshops. (S.1) 3 C.E.U. credit is processed by Mount St. Mary’s College
and recorded by the American Council on Education in
b. Earn 1 C.E.U. in any of these areas by attending Washington, D.C.
four of seven workshops in the desired area:
• Catechist recertification (S.2) 4. C.E.U. credit offers proof of attendance for recertification
• Preschool education (S.3) or certification credits as a religion teacher.
• Master Catechist recertification (S.4)
• Liturgical recertification (S.5) 5 The fee for either .8 C.E.U. or 1 C.E.U. is $15.
• High School cert./recertification (S.6) (non-refundable)

c. To obtain one any of the areas, S.2-6, * All General Arena Keynotes (non-liturgies)
four of the seven workshops must be related to the also count toward workshop credit.
desired area. (4 of 5 for .8 C.E.U.)

For more information, contact: Dr. Alexis Navarro, IHM, Grad. Religious Studies • (213) 477-2650 •

Mount St. Mary’s College Continuing Education for Pastoral / Catechetical Ministry Congress 2001

I wish to enroll for one Continuing Education Unit (1 C.E.U.) ! I understand I must attend 7 workshops at the Los Angeles
Religious Education Congress to obtain this credit.
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Religious Education Congress to obtain this credit.
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travel information


Anaheim Resort Area Information Disneyland Resort Area Information
The “Anaheim Resort” is the area including the Anaheim The “Disneyland Resort” area encompasses:
Convention Center, the Disneyland Resort and all • Disneyland
surrounding hotels and restaurants. • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel (opening January 2)
There is an Anaheim Resort Calendar available online at • Downtown Disney (opening January 12, 2001) • Disney’s California Adventure (opening February 8)
The publication “Destination Orange County” is The new additions to the Resort Area include:
available from the Anaheim/Orange Country Visitor & • Downtown Disney – an entertainment district with a
Convention Bureau. It provides an overview of Orange variety of dining options, theaters, shopping and night
County attractions, entertainment and transportation area (no admission fee).
options. Their “Sunshine Savings Coupon Book” is • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel – a 750-room deluxe
available to travelers, offering a variety of savings and resort hotel, located within California Adventure.
special rates to many of the area’s attractions. Both • A new 10,000-space parking structure.
books are available by calling (714) 765-8888. Disney has spent $1.4 billion on expansion of the
Disneyland Resorts. The new Disney’s California
The City of Anaheim ( maintains
Adventure (DCA) is located on 55 acres – the original
a web site which lists Anaheim community events.
parking area for visitors to Disneyland. And like its
The Anaheim Transportation Network is a resource for bigger “brother,” DCA also has themed lands:
information on bus and commuter rail and shuttles, • Paradise Pier – a California boardwalk amusement zone
Anaheim road and freeway updates, and visitor events. • Hollywood Pictures Backlot – a behind-the-scenes
It can be found on the Internet at, or look at movie magic.
by calling (714) 563-5287. • Golden State – a tribute to California.
While traveling by car, up-to-date road information can Disneyland, 1313 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA
be found by tuning into AM 1620. (714) 781-4565 •

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A na he im 9 2 8 0 5

(7 1 4 ) 7 7 6 - 6 1 2 0 $75 $75 $75 $75 $7 3 :0 0 p .m . Ye s
1 3 8 0 S H a rb o r B lvd .

A t H a rb o r & C ha p m a n (7 1 4 ) 7 5 0 - 1 2 3 4 $90 $95 $ 11 0 $125 A va ila b le $25 3 :0 0 p .m . Ye s
A na he im 9 2 8 4 0

P A R K P L A C E IN N (B e s t W e ste rn)
(7 1 4 ) 7 7 6 - 4 8 0 0 $85 $85 $85 $85 A va ila b le 3 :0 0 p .m . No
1 5 4 4 S H a rb o r B lvd .

P AV IL IO N S (B e s t W e s te rn)
(7 1 4 ) 7 7 6 - 0 1 4 0 $85 $85 $85 $85 3 :0 0 p .m . No
11 7 6 W K a te lla A ve .

1 7 4 5 S A na he im B lvd (7 1 4 ) 5 3 5 - 8 2 5 5 $89 $89 $149 4 :0 0 p .m . Ye s
A na he im 9 2 8 0 5

(fo rm e rly Jo lly R o ge r Inn) (7 1 4 ) 7 8 2 - 7 6 0 0 $ 11 4 $194 3 :0 0 p .m . No
1 8 3 1 S H a rb o r B lvd

(7 1 4 ) 7 5 0 - 3 1 3 1 $95 $100 $ 11 3 $ 11 3 A va ila b le $15 4 :0 0 p .m . No
6 1 6 W C o nve ntio n W a y

(7 1 4 ) 7 5 0 - 2 8 0 1 $94 $100 $ 11 2 $ 11 2 $10 3 :0 0 p .m . No
1 8 5 0 S H a rb o r B lvd .

S T O VA L L S IN N (B e s t W e ste rn)
(7 1 4 ) 7 7 8 - 1 8 8 0 $85 $85 $85 3 :0 0 p .m . No
111 0 W K a te lla A ve .

(7 1 4 ) 6 3 5 - 4 0 8 2 $88 $88 $88 3 :0 0 p .m . No
1 5 4 0 S H a rb o r B lvd

(7 1 4 ) 7 5 0 - 1 8 11 $99 $109 $124 $139 A va ila b le $15 4 :0 0 p .m . No
1 8 5 5 S . H a rb o r B lvd .

*Disney Reservation Note: Please mail hotel reservations to: Attn: Group Reservation Sales, 190 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 90805

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*Disney Reservation Note: Please mail hotel reservations to: Attn: Group Reservation Sales, 190 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 90805


R E L IG IO U S E D U C AT IO N C O N G R E S S – F e b rua ry 1 5 & 1 6 - 1 8 , 2 0 0 1 (P L E A S E P R IN T O R T Y P E )

N A M E O F H O T E L /M O T E L :

P L E A S E R E S E R V E A C C O M M O D A T IO N S A S C H E C K E D B E L O W :

! S i n g le ! D o u b le ! T rip le ! Q ua d ! S u it e ! O th e r

N A M E:


C IT Y : S T AT E : Z IP C O D E :

P A R IS H : P A R IS H C IT Y :

A m o u n t e n c l o s e d f o r f ir s t n ig h t 's d e p o s it : $

C h e c k o n e o f t h e f o l l o w in g , if y o u w a n t y o u r r o o m c h a r g e d t o y o u r ! M a s t e r C a r d ! V IS A ! A m e ric a n E x p re s s

C re d it C a rd N o . E x p ira t io n D a t e :

S ig n a t u re :

N u m b e r o f a d d it i o n a l p e r s o n s : N a m e ( s ) o f P e r s o n ( s ) s h a r in g r o o m w it h y o u :

A r r iv a l D a te : D e p a r t u r e D a te : A p p r o x . T im e o f A r r iv a l a . m . /p . m .

N O T E : A L L R E S E R V A T I O N R E Q U E S T S M U S T B E A C C O M P A N I E D B Y A F I R S T N I G H T 'S R O O M D E P O S I T O R G U A R A N T E E D W I T H
A M A J O R C R E D IT C A R D . R E S E R V A T IO N S W IL L N O T B E H E L D U N L E S S G U A R A N T E E D B Y O N E O F T H E S E M E T H O D S .
R O O M A V A IL A B IL IT Y N O T G U A R A N T E E D A F T E R J A N U A R Y 1 6 , 2 0 0 1 .


R E L I G I O U S E D U C AT I O N C O N G R E S S – F e b rua ry 1 5 & 1 6 - 1 8 , 2 0 0 1 (P L E A S E P R IN T O R T Y P E )

N A M E O F H O T E L /M O T E L :

P L E A S E R E S E R V E A C C O M M O D A T IO N S A S C H E C K E D B E L O W :

! S in g le ! D o u b le ! T rip le ! Q ua d ! S u it e ! O the r

N A M E:

A D D R ES S :

C IT Y : S TAT E : Z IP C O D E :

PA R IS H : P A R I S H C IT Y :

A m o u n t e n c lo s e d f o r f irs t n ig h t 's d e p o s it : $

C h e c k o n e o f t h e f o llo w in g , if y o u w a n t y o u r ro o m c h a rg e d t o y o u r ! M a s t e rC a rd ! V IS A ! A m e ric a n E x p re s s

C re d it C a rd N o . E x p ira t io n D a t e :

S ig n a t u re :

N u m b e r o f a d d it io n a l p e rs o n s : N a m e ( s ) o f P e r s o n ( s ) s h a r in g r o o m w ith y o u :

A r riv a l D a te : D e p a r tu r e D a te : A p p r o x . Tim e o f A r riv a l a . m . /p . m .

N O T E : A L L R E S E R V A T I O N R E Q U E S T S M U S T B E A C C O M P A N I E D B Y A F I R S T N I G H T 'S R O O M D E P O S I T O R G U A R A N T E E D W I T H
A M A J O R C R E D IT C A R D . R E S E R V A T IO N S W IL L N O T B E H E L D U N L E S S G U A R A N T E E D B Y O N E O F T H E S E M E T H O D S .
R O O M A V A IL A B IL IT Y N O T G U A R A N T E E D A F T E R J A N U A R Y 1 6 , 2 0 0 1 .

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Travel information


February 15 (Youth Day), 16, 17 & 18, 2001

It’s time to book your

Airline Tickets NOW!
Call and reserve your tickets early
with the Official Travel Agency of Congress

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Your Partner in Travel
PHONE: (888) 325-1152 (toll free)
or (310) 325-7162
Fax: (310) 534-3686


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2. Your name and the names of those traveling with you.
3. Your phone number with area code and fax number, if you have one.
4. Your address including city, state and ZIP Code.
5. Departure city, with date and time you would like to leave and date and time you would
like to return.
6. Form of payment - check or credit card (indicate card type, number and expiration date).
7. Frequent flyer number, if you have one.
8. Seating preference: window, center or aisle.
9. Special requests or needs: senior citizens may be eligible for a senior discount
10. Car rental information: type of car
11. All tickets issued are electronic (“ticketless”) tickets. Unless you ask for a paper ticket, we will mail you
an invoice with ticketless tickets.

We will quote the lowest fare that meets your schedule and itinerary needs.
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We have always asked that everyone observe the rules and The parking fee at the Anaheim Convention Center is $6
regulations of the hotels regarding food and beverages in each time you drive in. NO PARKING PASSES will be avail-
their rooms. The hotels have asked that we relay their poli- able and NO OVERNIGHT PARKING is permitted. Camping
cies regarding this matter. The regulations are as follows: and picnicking are NOT allowed.
NOTE: Cars will be ticketed if backed into designated
cludes microwave ovens, warming ovens, toasters or
any type of similar appliances. MESSAGE CENTER
2. FOOD AND BEVERAGES – OTHER THAN THOSE If your family or friends need to contact you during Con-
PROVIDED BY HOTEL CATERING DEPARTMENTS gress they may do so from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by phoning (714)
– ARE FORBIDDEN IN ROOMS. Notices will be filed 765-8883 and leaving a message. You may also leave a mes-
with the management if anything is found in the rooms sage at this Message Center for friends you wish to contact.
by housekeeping personnel. Management will take ap-
propriate action. TAPING
Knowing that many parishes do provide hospitality for their Many of the Congress workshops will be taped by Conven-
people, we have contacted the catering managers of all major tion Seminar Cassettes. Individual audio/video taping is not
hotels, and they have agreed to work very closely with us in allowed. Further taping information can be found online at
providing a variety of reasonably priced food and bever- and will be printed in the Program Book.
ages. They can also set up banquets in their meeting rooms
as well. We have listed the contact person at each of these PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
facilities for your convenience.
The staff of Ministry with Persons with Disabilities wants
MARRIOTT: Paul Hirschberg (714) 748-2434 you to enjoy your Congress experience and hopes that we
QUALITY INN: Karen Mazzacano or can be of assistance. If you have a disability, please indicate
(714) 750-3131
Glenda Thomas this on your Registration Form. If an attendant is to accom-
WESTCOAST: Sharon Clark (714) 750-1811 pany you, it is important to mail your registration – along
with your attendant’s – in the same envelope.
Please contact us if: you would like suggestions for work-
CONVENTION CENTER shops that touch on developmental or learning disabilities;
The following regulations have been given to the Congress you require special assistance to and from workshops; you
would like to attend only Convention Center Arena sessions;
Office regarding policies. PLEASE, PAY ATTENTION TO
you would like a referral to a local wheelchair rental agency in
THESE POLICIES, AS THEY WILL BE ENFORCED BY THE Anaheim; or if you have any other questions of special needs.
CONVENTION CENTER. We look forward to hearing from you!
1. No camping or picnicking on the Convention Center It is imperative that you register and contact us by the De-
Parking lots. cember 29, 2000 registration deadline so that we can assure
2. No free distribution or selling of food and beverages by your needs will be met. You may contact Ellen Honza by e-
private organizations, exhibitors or individuals. mail at, by phone at (213) 637-
This is a violation of the Convention Center's contract giving 7233 or by fax at (213) 637-6233.
exclusive rights to Aramark Food Service, Inc. and Orange
County Board of Health regulations. CATHOLIC DEAF MINISTRY
The Closing Liturgy in the Arena at Congress 2001 will be
TRANSPORTATION interpreted in sign language. If you need an interpreter please
Travel time from both Los Angeles International (LAX) Air- check the appropriate box on the Registration Form. It is im-
portant that you register by the December 29, 2000 deadline
port and John Wayne Orange County Airport to the Ana-
so that we can grant your request. We are always in need of
heim Convention Center is approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
experienced interpreters. Please call Jan McGloin at (323) 587-
If you are flying in for Congress 2001, XPRESS SHUTTLE is 2096 (voice) or (323) 587-0397 (TTD) if you are interested.
available to and from Los Angeles International Airport and
John Wayne Orange County Airport. Reservations are re-
quired. For information call (800) 474-8885. On arrival at
LAX dial 56720 from courtesy phones by baggage claim. Phone: (213) 637-7346
NOTE: Please see page 80 for discount coupon. Web:

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DO … SÍ …
1. Affix address label in designated area on Registration Form (in- 1. Pegue la etiqueta con su dirección en la sección designada. Si la
side back cover). If address label is not correct, fill out regis- dirección no está correcta, favor de llenar la forma de inscripción
tration card completely. Please be sure to PRINT your Name, totalmente. Por favor incluya su Nombre, Direccion, Zona Postal
Address, ZIP Code and Phone Number. y número de teléfono.
2. Enclose correct amount in check/money order (U.S. dollars only). 2. Adjunte la cantidad correcta de dinero (U.S.).
3. Make checks payable to: Religious Education Congress. 3. Haga su cheque pagadero a: Religious Education Congress.
5. Credit cards are accepted only through 5. Se aceptan tarjetas de crédito:
6. Register on site during Congress weekend if you have not regis- 6. Registrese durante el fin de semana del Congreso, si no ha enviado
tered by February 5, 2001. su registración antes del 5 de febrero, 2001.

1. DO NOT make copies of registration form. 1. NO reproduzca la tarjeta de inscripción.
2. DO NOT register two people on one form. 2. NO inscriba a dos personas en una tarjeta.
3. DO NOT mail registrations after February 5, 2001. 3. NO envie su registración después del 5 de febrero, 2001.
4. DO NOT clip or staple your check to the registration form. 4. NO asegure ni engrape su cheque a la tarjeta de inscripción.
5. DO NOT expect the Congress Office to make changes in work- 5. NO espere que la Oficina del Congreso le cambie los talleres
shops after you have registered. (You may exchange tickets for después de inscribirse. (Podrá cambiar sus boletos por otra sesión
any available sessions after noon on Friday of Congress.) con cupo, el viernes del Congreso.)

1. Registration fee: $50. Postmarked after December 29: $60. 1. La cuota es $50 (U.S.). Después del 29 de deciembre es $60.
2. Refunds are made, less a $25 processing fee per person. Re- 2. No habrá devolución de cuota después del 29 de deciembre. Se
funds must be requested in writing and postmarked by Decem- cobraran $25, por persona, si cancela su registración. (Para pedir
ber 29, 2000. There are NO refunds after DECEMBER 29, reembolso es necesario hacerlo por escrito.)
2000. 3. Si recibimos su forma de inscripción después del 5 de febrero,
3. Registrations received after February 5 will be processed and se procesará pero usted no recibirá los boletos por correo. Los
must be picked up at the Registration Booth. Tickets will only boletos se le entregaran solamente a la persona que se registró y
be given to the registered individual with ID. necesitará presentar su identificación.
4. TICKETS will be mailed after JANUARY 22, 2001. Please 4. LOS BOLETOS se enviarán por correo después del 22 de enero,
allow two weeks for delivery. READ ALL MATERIALS 2001. LEA TODO EL MATERIAL QUE SE LE ENVIA con
THAT ARE SENT WITH TICKETS. los boletos, y recoja su programa en la casilla de programas. Por
5. Replacement tickets cost: $25. favor espere 2 semanas para recibirlos.
5. El costo para reemplazar boletos es de $25.


Advance pick-up of Congress tickets is available on-site at the Los boletos del Congreso estarán disponibles para ser recogidos en
Convention Center on Thursday, February 15 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. el Centro de Convenciones el jueves, 15 de febrero de 3:30 - 5:00
and from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. p.m. y de 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
El Congreso es un evento SOLAMENTE para ADULTOS Y
Congress is an ADULT/YOUNG ADULT-ONLY religious JOVENES ADULTOS. Todos los talleres son dirigidos a
education event. All workshops are directed to these age estos grupos. Si usted piensa que no puede hacer ningún
groups. We do not provide child care. Therefore, please arreglo para dejar su niño/a en casa, recuerde que tendrá
be considerate and do not bring children. que pagar por el boleto de su niño/a. Además responsabili-
zarse con su cuidado para que no perturbe a los asistentes.


For your convenience, you may use the table below to record your Para su conveniencia puede usar esta forma para marcar la selección
workshop choices. Workshop assignments are made by our com- de sus talleres. Los talleres son asignados por la computadora según
puter on a “first-received, first-assigned” basis. If all three of your como son recibidos. Si sus tres opciones están llenas, se le asignará
choices are filled, you will be assigned arena seating for that session. el “Spanish Arena” para esa sesión.
F R ID A Y / V IE R N E S S AT U R D AY / S A B A D O S U N D A Y / D O M IN G O

P E R IO D 1 s t P E R IO D 2 n d P E R IO D 3 r d P E R IO D 4 th P E R IO D 5 th P E R IO D 6 th P E R IO D 7 th P E R IO D 8 th P E R IO D
P E R íO D O 1 0 :0 0 - 11 :3 0 1 :0 0 - 2 :3 0 3 :0 0 - 4 :3 0 1 0 :0 0 - 11 :3 0 1 :0 0 - 2 :3 0 3 :0 0 - 4 :3 0 1 0 :0 0 - 11 :3 0 1 :0 0 - 2 :3 0

1 s t C h o ic e
1 ra O p ic ió n

2 n d C h o ic e
2 d a O p ic ió n

3 rd C h o ic e
3 ra O p ic ió n

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