Catechist Formation Day
Encountering Christ in Scripture
Inviting people into a personal encounter with the living God through the Word.
Saturday August 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.(CST)
Catholic Diocese of Evansville
4200 North Kentucky Avenue
Cost: $17 by August 11, $25 after
Sponsored by The Office of Catechesis,
Diocese of Evansville
Schedule for the Day:
8-8:30 a.m.Registration/ Snacks
8:30- 9:25 a.m. Welcome by Bishop Thompson and Prayer
9:30-10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Joe Paprocki
10:30- 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45- 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:45- 12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1:30 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Prayer
Vendor tables will be available with a variety of resources and gifts.
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press in Chicago. He has over 35 years of experience in pastoral ministry and has presented in nearly 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is the author of numerous books on pastoral ministry and catechesis, including the best-selling The Catechist’s Toolbox and A Well-Built Faith and his most recent, A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion (all from Loyola Press).
Joe, who earned his Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL. Joe serves as catechist and blogs about the experience at www.catechistsjourney.com. He and his wife Joanne, who have 2 grown children, live just outside of Chicago, IL.
Morning Sessions (10:45- 11:45 am)
1-Praying with Scripture- Sr. Jackie Kissel, OSB
Offers practical ways to engage youth and adults in various prayer forms such as the Lectio Divina, Liturgy of the Hours, Guided Meditation and Imaginative Prayer.
2-Scripture in Action- Kathy Bachman
Bringing Scripture to life through various approaches such as writing scripts to be acted out, character development, and Scripture through our eyes.
3-Scripture: Providing us with the richness of ritual- Matt Miller
Looks at concrete ideas of how prayer may be enlivened with the use of ritual, using examples from Scripture, the Book of Blessings and the Rites.
4-Making Scripture Stick- Sue Grenough, Ed.D.
Ways to make Scripture meaningful and engaging for all ages.
5-Scripture: A reliable guide to developing relationships- Sr. Anita Louise Lowe, OSB
Looking to Scripture to help our youth understand the qualities and virtues to cultivate healthy relationships.
Afternoon Sessions (12:30- 1:30 pm)
6-Scripture and Salvation History: Telling the story to youth- Karen Muensterman
How to tell the story of salvation history in light of our own family histories- family trees, stories that stand out, individuals who leave an impression- and how the story connects from generation to generation.
7-Bible Basics- Joe Paprocki
The essentials catechists need to know to begin discussing the Bible with their audience, including how the Bible is laid out, literary forms, inspiration, interpretation, timeline, and locating chapter & verse.
8-Experiencing the Beauty of Scripture through Art & Music- Michele Gondi
Providing ways to use forms of art and music in the exploration of Scripture.
9-Scripture: A Family Affair- Agnes and Paul Kovacs
Presenting creative ways that families may be empowered to share the richness of Scripture with one another throughout the Liturgical year.
10-Scripture: A Call to Serve- Vickie Eichmiller
Where does our call to serve come from? Who are we called to serve? Introducing the faithful to this call in engaging and practical ways.
Joe Paprocki will be our Keynote Speaker as we Encounter Christ in Scripture.
What people said about
Formation Day 2016:
"It gave me the opportunity to visit with others in the diocese, view resources available to help me teach & offered a variety of breakout sessions"
"The whole day was fantastic and uplifting!"
"Got me fired up for the new year! Thank you!"
"I love gathering every year for this!"