Catechist Formation Day:
"Proclaiming Jesus' Message of Mercy and Hope"
When: Saturday August 27, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.(CST)
Where: Catholic Diocese of Evansville
4200 North Kentucky Avenue
Cost: $17 by August 12, $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 ValLimar Jansen
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 Session with ValLimar Jansen (all attend)
1:30 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Prayer
ValLimar Jansen is blessed with an extraordinary voice, but that is just the beginning. She is not only a singer, but composer, professor, storyteller, and inspirational speaker. ValLimar is known for her ability to draw her audience in to a Scripture story and then allow them to experience it in a very personal way.
ValLimar’s opening session will be experiential; the second session with ValLimar will be the sharing of how to incorporate music, drama, and storytelling with any catechetical lesson to enhance the experience of the learner of any age.
1. Making moral decisions in light of our relationship with Jesus
Presenter: Sister Jane McConnell
Our personal relationship with Jesus is foundational for our moral development. How do we help children, adolescence and adults nurturer this relationship and then allow this Life with Christ to inform all the moral decisions we make?
2. Family Friendly Catechesis
Presenter: Dr. Dominic Faraone
What challenges do our families face today as they try to pass on the Catholic faith to their children? As catechist how can we partner with parents to encourage, engage and empower them as the first teachers of the faith?
3. Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy:
Presenter: Sharon Vogler
What are the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy? How do we allow them to function and shape our everyday living? How do we introduce them to youth of all ages so these Works of Mercy become a way of life as they grow and mature as disciples?
4. Mentoring the Young Church; Sharing the Joy of the Gospel
Presenter: Fr. Pascal Nducka
If we want to engage young people in the life of the Church how do we cultivate meaningful relationships with them? How do we share this faith in a way that is life-giving and relevant to their young lives?
5. How the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church informs our understanding of current events and facilitates a merciful response
Jane and Paul Leingang
You will be familiarized with the principles of Catholic Social Justice teaching and explore how students can apply what they have learned about these principles to personal and societal situations. This session will also touch on exploring with young people the difference between charity and justice.
We are excited to welcome ValLimar Jansen as our keynote for Formation Day 2016. You will be drawn to God's message of mercy through ValLimar's gifts of storytelling, song and witness.