Cost: $20 by August 14, $25 after
Schedule for the Day:
8-8:30 a.m. Registration/ Snacks
8:30- 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Prayer
9:10-10:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker Steve Angrisano/ Tema Central: Fr. Homero Rodríguez
10:20- 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35- 11:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:35- 12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions & Evaluations
1:45 p.m. Closing Prayer
Vendor tables will be available with a variety of resources and gifts.
1. Living the Liturgy: How the Liturgy Touches Lives: Jeremy Goebel
The Liturgy is all-encompassing. It not only occupies the time and space when we are actively engaged in its celebration, but it finds expression in all dimensions of our life. How does our participation in the Liturgy prepare, inform and sustain us as we are sent forth to build up the kingdom of God?
2. A Walk Through Mass: Fr. Benny Chacko
Even though we may have been attending Mass our entire life, there may be some aspects of what we do during the celebration that are not clear to us. This session will be an in-depth explanation of “why” we do what we do.
3. The History of the Eucharist: Fr. Chris Forler
To truly understand the Eucharistic celebration and all that it entails, it is helpful to delve into its history. This session will not only present the progression and the development of the Eucharistic celebration through time, but it will tell of its roots in the practices of our Jewish brothers and sisters.
4. The Significance of the Sights, Sounds, Symbols and Smells that Surround Our Experience of Liturgy: Fr. Godfrey Mullen, O.S.B.
When we enter into a worship space we are often first met by many things that do not directly have a part within the liturgy but draw the worshipper to that sacred experience.
It may be the architecture of the church, the beauty of the stained glass windows, images of the saints or the sound of the bells. We will explore how these have come to take their place in our liturgical experience and how they enhance our prayer.
5. Un recorrido por la misa: Fr. Juan Ramírez
Una explicación en profundidad de las diversas partes de la Misa. ¿Cómo llegamos a lo que tenemos hoy? También puede incluir las cuatro partes de la Misa que apuntan a la presencia de Jesús en la asamblea, el sacerdote, la palabra y la Eucaristía.
6. Fostering Faith in Young Children and Their Families: Jennifer Schmitz
Recent research tells us that children who have parents that practice and share their faith openly in the family are more likely to have children who have a strong faith life as adults. The content shared in this session will focus on ways to provide support, guidance, resources and encouragement to parents so they can serve as the first teachers of the faith for their children.
7. Mystagogy: Matt Miller
Mystagogy is a period of catechesis following the reception of the Sacrament of Christian Initiation that aims to more fully initiate the people into the Mystery of Christ. Many parishes express a common desire to offer a more comprehensive, extensive/far-reaching approach to the period of mystagogy. It is not always clear what should be part of the process in addition to catechetical formation. The time together will begin with an explanation of mystagogy followed by a facilitated discussion surrounding ways this year long period may be most fruitful for the newly initiated.
8. Youth and Young Adult Panel: Mary Shetler, Amelia Reising, Michaela Kunkler
Each panel member will give a short personal witness speaking to the importance of the Eucharist in their life. The panel will address the following questions: What attracts you to the Eucharist and the Eucharist celebration? What are young people looking for from the Church and their parish communities?
9. Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Prayer for Youth and Young Adults: Steve Angrisano
Those who work with youth often express their desire to provide opportunities for prayer that draw participants in and allow for a personal encounter with God. Many of us need practical guidance in creating sacred space. This session will explore the many facades of creating meaningful prayer experiences.
10. Viviendo la Liturgia: Como la Liturgia Toca nuestras vidas: Chris Gutierrez
Esta presentación tendrá el enfoque de ver como la liturgia nos está llamando en lo cotidiano (lo práctico). ¿Qué fluye de la Santa Misa a cómo vivimos a diario? Es posible que desee elegir solo dos o tres cosas como enfoque. Ejemplo: ¿cuál es el rito penitencial, que nos dice acerca de estar en una relación correcta no sólo con Dios sino con los demás?
Steve Angrisano is one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. People of all ages embrace the passionate message of faith woven throughout his music and storytelling.
A veteran musician, composer, and youth minister, he’s performed at seven World Youth Days (Panama 2019, being his latest WYD), the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), and many other national and international events. Of all his achievements, Steve is most proud to be the husband to his wife Jenni, and father to his three children.
What people have said about
"I love the Spirit that is alive among the folks who attend."
"I enjoyed the whole day. The keynote was great. The breakouts were great. Lunch was great. Thank you for putting this day on."
"The speakers were phenomenal. Their topics were relevant."
"Got me fired up for the new year! Thank you!"
"I love gathering every year for this!"