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2 SCHEDULE 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ticket/Program Book Pick-up (Convention Prefunction Area) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29 8:00 am On-site Registration & Ticket Pick-up open (Prefunction Area) 8:30-9:30 am Opening Rite & Welcome (Arena) 10:00-11:30 am Period 1 Workshops 11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH 11:45-12:30 pm Music: Matt Maher & Nellie Cruz (Arena) Music: Rafael Moreno & Jorge Rivera with Peter Kolar (Hall B) 1:00-2:30 pm Period 2 Workshops 3:00-4:30 pm Period 3 Workshops 5:15 pm Evening Prayer (Convention 303) EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES 8:00 pm Concert: Bob Halligan, Jr. & Ceili Rain (Arena) Catholic Filmmakers Showcase (Hilton Pacific AB) 9:30 pm Peace Prayer (Convention 303) SATURDAY, MARCH 1 8:00 am On-site registration opens (Prefunction Area) Morning Praise (Arena) 8:30 am Keynote: Rev. Robert Barron (Arena) 10:00-11:30 am Period 4 Workshops 11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH 11:45-12:30 pm Music: Angotti, Manibusan, Augustin & Stephan (Arena) Music: Josh Blakesley, Jenny Pixler & Mandy Bruno (Hall B) 1:00-2:30 pm Period 5 Workshops 3:00-4:30 pm Period 6 Workshops 5:15 pm Evening Prayer (Convention 303) EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES 8:00 pm Concert: Lift Your Gaze... Lift the Praise (Arena) Catholic Filmmakers Showcase (Hilton Pacific AB) 9:30 pm Lamentation Service (Convention 303) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am Young Adult Dance (Marriott Marquis Center) SUNDAY, MARCH 2 8:00 am On-site registration opens (Prefunction Area) 8:00-9:30 am EUCHARISTIC LITURGY (Arena) 8:30 am Address (English): Mike Patin (Ballroom DE) 11:45-12:30 pm Address (Spanish): Rev. José-Román Flecha Andrés (Hall B) 10:00-11:30 am Period 7 Workshops 11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH 11:45-12:30 pm Music: Rubalcava, Fernández & Garcia (Arena) Music: Paul Melley & Oddwalk (Hall B) 1:00-2:30 pm Period 8 Workshops 3:30 pm CLOSING EUCHARISTIC LITURGY (Arena) REGISTRATION BOOTH HOURS: Friday & Saturday Sunday Location EXHIBIT HALL HOURS: Friday & Saturday Sunday Location MULTICULTURAL EXHIBIT: Friday & Saturday Sunday Location 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Hall A Prefunction Area 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Convention Hall A 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 2nd Floor Prefunction Lobby SACRED SPACE IN CONVENTION 304 (3rd floor) Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Including: The Labyrinth Chapel Eucharistic Adoration Sacrament of Reconciliation Saint John s Bible Project Display Live Musical Performances Art Works

3 CONTENTS 2008 LOS ANGELES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 2 ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 3424 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA PHONE: WEB: GENERAL INFORMATION Acknowledgments Attendee General Information... 7 Audio Recording Form Committees Congress Highlights... 5 Endowment Fund Contributors Exhibitors Categories Featured Exhibitors , 90 Index (alphabetical) Daily Schedules Friday, February Saturday, March Sunday, March Maps Clarion Hotel Map Convention Center Map... Back Cover Exhibit Hall A Map... Inside Back Cover Hilton Hotel Map Marriott Hotel Map Restaurants Map & Listing Sheraton Park Hotel Map O.R.E. Programs O.R.E. Staff O.R.E. Staff Booth Schedule Speaker Index... 6 Tech Center Schedule Weekend Schedule... Inside Front Cover Welcome Message from Bishop Brown... 2 Message from Cardinal Mahony... 3 Message from the Director... 4 SAVE THE DATE! Congress 2009 (Tentative) Dates February 26, 2009 (Youth Day) February 27 - March 1, 2009 (Congress) SECCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Horario del Congreso Información Mensaje del Cardenal Mahony Mensaje de la Directora Programas de la oficina TALLERES DEL CONGRESO Viernes, Sesiones Sábado, Sesiones Domingo, Sesiones WORSHIP AIDS ARENA: Friday Opening Rite & Welcome begins Jazz Liturgy begins Saturday Morning Praise begins Black Culture Liturgy begins Sunday Closing Liturgy begins Congress Theme Song WORKSHOP ROOM LOCATIONS Period 1, Friday Period 2, Friday Period 3, Friday Period 4, Saturday Period 5, Saturday Period 6, Saturday Period 7, Sunday Period 8, Sunday Recorded workshops are indicated by SPECIAL EVENTS Cardinal Mahony Online... Friday Filmmakers Showcase... Friday & Saturday Technology Innovation Center... Friday - Sunday Young Adult Dance...Saturday General Info Schedule Español Arena O.R.E. Maps Exhibitors 1

4 WELCOME Religious Education Congress

5 Please be assured of my support and encouragement as you so generously dedicate your time and your energy to this most vital Catechetical Ministry. WELCOME General Info Dear Congress Participant: I am delighted to take this opportunity to welcome you to Congress This annual event is always a wonderful opportunity for us to gather and renew our commitment to pass on the richness of our Catholic faith, our beliefs, our rituals and our spiritual traditions. The theme chosen, Lift your Gaze, See Anew, flows from the reading of the Fourth Sunday of Lent where we hear the story of sight restored to the one who struggled with blindness. Our theme nudges us to widen our horizons, and to bid farewell to whatever may cloud our vision or dim our spirits. Seeing anew, we open up to the wisdom of God sight to see beyond and to imagine a future filled with possibility. I am grateful that so many of you take time to be renewed and enriched by the excellent workshops, liturgical celebrations, resources and opportunities for community building offered throughout the weekend. Your leadership and participation are key to the ongoing development and well being of our local parish communities of faith. Asking God s blessing upon you, your families and your parish communities of faith, and with every best wish, I am Sincerely yours in Christ, His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles 3

6 WELCOME Dear Friends, I am delighted to welcome you to our wonderful annual Religious Education Congress, where we find refreshment, renewal and are re-energized to keep on sharing Good News. The selected theme for this year s event, Lift Your Gaze See Anew, reminds us of the gift of sight, of seeing, of gazing with eyes of the heart; we discover the wisdom and beauty hidden in the stuff of life and in the human story with the hopes, the struggles and its blessings. As you will recall, a Religious Education Endowment Fund has been established in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the ongoing education and formation of Directors of Religious Education, Adult Educators, Young Adults and Youth Ministers. The fund is currently enabling 10 students to pursue a master s degree in Religious Education. Your gift offering at the 2007 Congress Saturday night liturgies added $42,000 to this fund. We also thank those who made a special contribution to the endowment with their online registration. We are heartened by the quality and quantity of excellent workshops, keynotes and multicultural celebrations and entertainment offered throughout the weekend they are sure to renew our spirits and lift our hearts. In the midst of the activities offered, there are also moments provided for reflective prayer, opportunities to walk the labyrinth and time to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Again, I am most grateful for your participation, leadership and willingness to keep on Lifting Your Gaze and Seeing Anew. I look forward to greeting you. Sincerely, Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC Archdiocesan Director Office of Religious Education Religious Education Congress

7 CARDINAL MAHONY ONLINE CHAT Technology Innovation Center, Hall A Friday, 10 am - Noon Cardinal Roger Mahony conducts his 12th online chat session live from Congress. His chats open the weekend s presentations at the newly updated and renamed Congress Technology Innovation Center, located near the center of Hall A. Drop by to ask a question or just watch! EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES Friday through Sunday Congress annually offers a variety of liturgies from which to choose. This year there are 13 Eucharistic Liturgies of different character, from Contemplative to Jazz, from Spanish to Nigerian, in addition to early morning, evening and late-night prayer services. ST. JOHN S BIBLE SACRED SPACE Convention 304 Friday through Sunday Sacred Space returns to its home on the third level of the Convention Center. Dedicated to facilitating spiritual rejuvenation, our Sacred Space will offer Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a labyrinth, meditative music and art. Convention 304 Friday through Sunday The next phase of the St. John Bible Project will be featured at Sacred Space. The St. John s Bible is the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned since the development of the printing press. ART EXHIBIT CATHOLIC FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE Arena Lobby Friday through Sunday Our exhibit features works by artist Lalo Garcia, who has spent 25 years immersed in the world of art as design artist, production designer, stage director and choreographer. His work appears in numerous Southwest churches, including the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Hilton Pacific AB Friday & Saturday, 8-10:30 pm Our Filmmakers Showcase presents film excerpts, both documentary and fiction, that highlight the work of Catholic producers and directors from across the country. This year s films focus on faith, spirituality and social justice. Fr. Ron Schmidt will host each night s screenings. SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm BY INVITATION ONLY: The Soy Catequista event emphasizes the dignity, vocation and mission of catechists. Our gathering echoes the 2006 event sponsored by William H. Sadlier in collaboration with diocesan and parish leaders and faculty of the University of Notre Dame. WELCOME CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS General Info CONGRESS SURVEY ONLINE Much thought and effort goes into planning our Religious Education Congress, and your input is invaluable to this process. New for this year, we request that those who are able please fill out your evaluation form online at 5

8 SPEAKER INFORMATION Alexander, Petra Allen Jr., John *, 7-01* Anderle, Donna *, 7-02* Anslinger, Leisa *, 5-02* Appleby, Scott *, 6-01* Aquino, Dr. Maria Pilar *, 6-02* Ash, Laura *, 5-04* Atkinson, Patrick *, 3-51* Bakas, Rev. John Barnes, Bishop Gerald * Barron, Fr. Robert... Key*, 7-03* Beaudoin, Dr. Tom , 6-03 Beckman, Betsey *, 5-04* Benson, Fr. Richard *, 4-01* Bergant, Sr. Dianne *, 6-04* Bishop, Sr. Peg *, 7-25* Boudreau, Rev. Paul * Brown, Monica *, 8-01* Burland, John *, 7-04* Burns, Dr. Jim * Carotta, Michael *, 8-02* Cheri, Richard Chuong, Bishop Anton * Cimino, Sr. Carol *, 7-06* Coleman, Rev. Gerald , 6-05 Coloroso, Barbara , 5-05 Cortez, Jaime Cozzens, Fr. Donald , 5-06 Cronin, Rev. Kevin *, 8-03* Crosby, Rev. Michael *, 4-04* Crosthwaite, Mia *, 8-04* Cusick, Rev. John *, 6-08* Dahm, Rev. Charles *, 6-09* D Arcy, Paula *, 4-05* de Barra, Mícheál * de la Parte, Rev. Ángel *, 7-51* DeBode, Eric * Dembrowsky, Constance *, 6-10* Ditewig, Dcn. William *, 7-07* Doran, Ken * Driscoll, Rev. Michael *, 7-08* East, Msgr. Ray *, 8-05* Elizondo, Rev. Virgilio... SC Ellair, Steven , 6-13 Ellsberg, Robert *, 8-06* Evert, Jason Fabing, Fr. Bob Ferder, Fran *, 8-07* Fernández, Santiago Fiand, Sr. Barbara *, 5-08* Ficocelli, Elizabeth *, 7-09* Flecha, Rev. José-Román 4-53*, Key* Florian, Amy Foley, Rev. Edward Fosnacht, Fred * Fragomeni, Rev. Richard *, 4-10* Frias, Luz Elena * Friedman, Mark * Fry, Sarina * Gaillardetz, Dr. Richard *, 3-08* Galindo García, Ángel *, 8-51* García-Mina Freire, Ana *, 4-54* Gateley, Edwina , 5-10 Gilbert, Rev. Richard *, 8-08* Ginel Vielva, Fr. Alvaro *, 5-53* Gittins, Fr. Anthony *, 7-10* González-Andrieu, Cecilia 1-52*, 6-52* Asterisks and the headphone symbol ( ) indicate recorded workshops. SC indicates the Saturday Soy Catequista invitation-only event; Key indicates a Saturday Keynote or Sunday Address. Workshops are designated by two numbers separated by a dash. The first number indicates the period; the number after the dash is the workshop number. Workshop numbers -01 to -30 are in English; -50 to -58 are in Spanish; and -70 is in Vietnamese. Gordon, Dr. Greer *, 7-11* Grimaldo, Gloria Cecilia *, 8-52* Groody, Rev. Daniel *, 6-16* Groome, Thomas *, 4-11* Grzona, Ricardo *, 7-52* Guerrero, Msgr. José Luís 3-56*, 8-53* Guibord, Rev. Gywnne Gunning, Tom * Haas, David , 7-12 Hart, Mark *, 3-12* Haugen, Marty , 6-17 Hawkins, Gioconda * Hayes-Bautista, Dr. David 5-54* Heagle, Rev. John *, 8-07* Heft, Rev. James *, 5-13* Hernandez, Dr. Wil Hershey, Terry *, 6-18* Hopkins, Mary Rice Horan, Dr. Michael Hoyt, Tricia * Huebsch, Bill *, 4-13* Hughes, Sr. Kathleen , 8-09 Hurd, Bob Imperatori-Lee, Natalia... SC, 7-17 Jabro, Sr. Suzanne * Jansen, Frank * Jansen, ValLimar * Jonaitis, Sr. Dorothy *, 8-10* Just, Rev. Felix *, 7-14* Kelly, Matthew *, 4-16* Kemp, Rev. Raymond *, 7-15* Kempf, Fr. Joe *, 5-17* Kleinlein, Dr. Kathy *, 5-18* Koester, Craig *, 6-21* Lansing, Sean * Lawton, Liam Lee, Michael... SC, 7-17 Leonard, Rev. Richard , 8-11 Levo, Lynn *, 7-16* López Gutierrez, Siro *, 4-55* Mangan, Michael *, 8-13* Manibusan, Jesse *, 8-12* Markey, Dr. John *, 8-14* Martin, Rev. James *, 8-15* Massingale, Fr. Bryan *, 4-19* Matovina, Timothy... SC, 7-17 Maze, Darcie McCarty, Robert *, 7-18* McGrath, Bro. Michael * McKenna, Dr. Megan *, 6-22* Mullen, Rev. Patrick *, 6-23* Murray, Rev. J-Glenn *, 7-19* Murúa, Marcelo *, 8-54* Musgrave, Hilary *, 8-01* Nagel, Leland * Ngo, Peter Thang * Noguez, Rev. Armando *, 6-53* Norris, Kathleen O Donohue, John , 8-17 Osborne, Rev. Kenan *, 4-22* Osiek, Sr. Carolyn *, 6-24* Ospino, Dr. Hosffman *, 7-53* Pacatte, Sr. Rose * Paradise, Jo Ann *, 8-18* Patin, Mike *, Key* Pham, Dr. Thanh Van , 5-70 Phan, Sr. Theresa *, 4-70* Phelps, Sr. Jamie *, 7-21* Phong, Bro. Fortunat *, 8-70* Ponnet, Fr. Chris * Radcliffe, Rev. Timothy *, 5-22* Regan, Jane *, 4-24* Ricard, Rev. R. Tony * Riechers, Rev. Erik *, 7-22* Ristow, Kate Rivera, Jorge *, 8-19* Rolheiser, Rev. Ronald *, 6-25* Rubalcava, Pedro , 4-57 Salazar, Sr. Leticia Salvatierra, Rev. Alexia *, 8-55* Scally, Anna * Schellman, Jim *, 8-21* Schmidt, Rev. Jan Kevin * Schmidt, Rev. Ron * Schreiter, Rev. Robert *, 7-23* Sedano, Maruja *, 1-54* Shaia, Dr. Alexander *, 8-22* Shea, John *, 3-23* Shepp, Vikki * Siller Acuña, Clodomiro *, 5-55* Smith, Rev. Alexei Smith-Christopher, Daniel 3-24*, 8-23* Smollin, Sr. Anne Bryan * Spitzer, Rev. Robert *, 5-27* Stecker, Dr. Carl *, 7-24* Sweetser, Fr. Thomas *, 7-25* Tagle, Bishop Luis *, 8-24* Tejerina Arias, Gonzalo *, 8-56* Theisen, Michael *, 5-28* Tobar Mensbrugghe, Dora 1-55*, 6-56* Turner, Rev. Paul *, 2-22* Valenzuela, Victor *, 7-17* VerEecke, Fr. Robert Villa García, Julia *, 7-55* Vital, María Guadalupe *, 5-57* Vogt, Susan *, 8-25* Walker, Christopher *, 5-29* Wallis, Jim *, 7-26* Walsh, Dr. David , 6-28 Welbers, Msgr. Thomas * Wells, David *, 8-26* Whyte, David , 8-17 Wojtaszek-Healy,Madonna 2-26*, 4-25* Zanotto, Rev. Luigi *, 7-56* Zanzig, Tom *, 6-29* Religious Education Congress

9 AUDIO RECORDING Many of the workshop sessions will be recorded (indicated by [*] and. Audio CDs and cassette tapes are available for purchase at the CSC Digital Media booth, located at the east wall in Exhibit Hall A. BOOK SIGNING Authors and musical artists will be available to sign books and CDs in the Book Signing area (northeast area of Exhibit Hall A.) Check the schedule at the Book Signing area for times. EXHIBIT HOURS Exhibits are located in Hall A. See pages for a listing of exhibitors. Exhibits will be open during the following hours: Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CELL PHONES / PAGERS Out of respect for speakers and other participants, please turn off any cell phones and pagers during general sessions, liturgies and workshops. FOOD/CONCESSIONS The Convention Center offers daily options of food choices in Hall A. Continental breakfast: 8:00 am - 9:30 am Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Cart concessions: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION FIRST AID A First Aid Station for routine health matters is located in the Prefunction area (see back cover map). HOSPITALITY ROOM INFORMATION Check the Message Board in the Prefunction area to give or obtain information about parish hospitality. LOST AND FOUND A Lost & Found table is located outside of Congress Headquarters, located in Convention AR 1. MESSAGE CENTER The Message Center, located in the Prefunction area, can receive incoming messages. Call (714) or (714) to leave a message, or you can leave a note on the Message Board. Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PARKING Day parking is available in the Convention Center parking structures at the rate of $9 per day with no in-and-out privileges. RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS In addition to our listing on pages 80-81, the Restaurant Booth, located in the Prefunction area, has restaurant menus and can help make reservations: Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm General Info ATTENDEE INFORMATION NAME TAGS/TICKETS Congress Name Tags are required to be worn at all times during scheduled events. Tickets are necessary for admittance into workshops and general sessions. TICKET EXCHANGE You may exchange tickets for any open workshops during the same period beginning at noon on the Friday of Congress at the Registration Booth s Exchange window, located in the Prefunction area. Note: Any ticket can be used for sessions of the same time in the Arena or Hall B. SAVING SEATS It is permissible to save seats up to 10 minutes before a scheduled function begins. After that time, we ask that, in Christian love, you release these seats for others. If any Congress volunteer requests that you release seats that you are saving, please comply with the direction given. SMOKING Smoking is not allowed in the Convention Center. There are several outdoor courtyards where it is permitted. WORKSHOPS All workshops are ticketed and no one will be admitted to any session without the proper ticket. Any valid ticket will serve as admission to Arena or Hall B workshops, but these sessions are not open to those without tickets. Our speakers are generously sharing their time and talents with us. As a special courtesy to them, we ask that you please arrive at the workshop location prior to the scheduled start time. We remind you to please quiet your pager and turn off cell phones. All sessions will begin on time, and many speakers have asked that no one be admitted after the session has begun. Also, we ask you to avoid, as much as possible, leaving workshops during a presentation. Most of the workshops will have a natural break time when it would be less disruptive to the speaker and to the other participants. EMERGENCIES In case of emergency, contact the nearest Congress official wearing a red, white, blue striped ribbon; they are in radio contact and can summon help quickly. For life-threatening situations, please call

10 EVENTS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER 8 STAGE 1 SCHEDULE (Check at the Center for schedule updates) FRIDAY FEBRUARY 29 10:30-11:15 am Cardinal Mahony School Chat The Cardinal holds a private, online chat with students from Sacred Heart School in Covina. (Transcript will be posted online.) 11:15-12:00 pm Cardinal Mahony Nationwide Chat Come by and watch the online session or ask the Cardinal a question to be submitted in his annual chat. Sponsored by ChurchWerks. 12:00-12:30 pm ChurchWerks Demo of the web-based Student Information System. 12:30-1:00 pm Ministry Minutes 4-2: Como Buscar y Descargar el Rosario (ACTA Publications) (basic skills) 5-2: How to Find and Download a Playlist (GIA/OCP/WLP) 6-2: Easy Access to Legal Music (GIA/OCP/WLP) 1:00-1:30 pm Ministry Minutes 7-3: How to Find and Download a Lenten Prayer (USCCB) (basic skills) 8-3: How to Find Homilies and Talks (MyCatholicVoice) 9-3: Using itunes to Organize Your Stuff (MyCatholicVoice) 1:30-2:00 pm Gradelink Online grading, attendance and school administration system. 2:00-2:30 pm STEP Online education courses offered by Notre Dame. 2:30-3:00 pm Ministry Database Demo of solutions for your parish. SATURDAY MARCH 1 9:00-9:30 am MaryRiceHopkins.com Children s music and online resources. 9:30-10:00 am Ministry Minutes 10-4: How to Find and Download a Bible Study (ACTA Publications) (basic skills) 11-4: How to Record a Talk (MyCatholicVoice) 12-4: How to Upload a Video (MyCatholicVoice) 10:00-10:30 am EnVisionChurch Online community on topics of spirituality and more. 10:30-11:00 am Gradelink Online grading, attendance and school administration system. 11:00-11:30 pm Parish Data System Demo of Formation program for Religious Ed. 11:30-12:00 noon ecatholicchurches LIVE demo to build and update your parish website. 12:00-12:30 pm Ministry Minutes 13-5: Connecting to the Global Church (Ad Sodalitatem/1Body1Spirit) (ministry) 14-5: Sharing Prayers & Praying Online (Claretian Pubs/Loyola Press) 15-5: Finding God in Your Daily Life; Ignatian Spirituality (Loyola Press) 12:30-1:00 pm Ministry Minutes 16-6: Saving Money/Travelling Less; Online Education (Loyola Univ.) (ministry) 17-6: Keeping Teens in the Room (Prince of Peace Church, Olathe, KS) 18-6: Building a Dynamic Parish (St Isidore Church, Bloomingdale, IL) 1:00-1:30 pm Ministry Minutes 19-7: Safe Supplementals for Kids Catechesis (23rd Publications) (ministry) 20-7: Construyendo una Parroquia Dinámica (St Isidore, Bloomingdale, IL) 21-7: Catechist Training and Faith Formation (RCL Benziger) 1:30-2:00 pm Gradelink Online grading, attendance and school administration system. 2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-3:00 pm St. Camillus Demo of Justice & Peace online resources: Pax Christi & more. SUNDAY MARCH 2 9:00-9:30 am St. Camillus HIV/AIDS online informational tools for parishes and schools. 9:30-10:00 am Ministry Minutes 22-8: Creating a Vibrant Online Community (National Catholic Reporter) (ministry) 23-8: Conectar a la Iglesia Global (Ad Sodalitatem/1Body1Spirit) 24-8: Ministry Support for Job Seekers (St. Joseph's Career Transition) 10:00-10:30 am EnVisionChurch Demo of Georgetown Center for Liturgy s online resource. 10:30-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 pm Gradelink Online grading, attendance and school administration system. 11:30-12:00 noon TLC User-friendly church management system for parishes and schools. 12:00-12:30 pm 12:30-1:00 pm 2008 Religious Education Congress

11 Updates at EVENTS Located near the center of Exhibit Hall A, the new Congress Technology Innovation Center, co-sponsored by MyCatholicVoice, provides hands-on training sessions in addition to educational Internet resources, online services and DVD & CD software from a variety of Congress exhibitors. You won t want to miss it! Catch the Ministry Minutes at the Technology Innovation Center, co-sponsored by MyCatholicVoice. Ministry Minutes are easy, step-by-step instructions for how you can use technology for personal inspiration and community ministry. Each Ministry Minutes session includes a chance to win a Congress 2008 Special Edition ipod Nano, loaded with exclusive Congress-related content, compliments of MyCatholicVoice. General Info STAGE 2 SCHEDULE (Check at the Center for schedule updates) FRIDAY FEBRUARY 29 10:30-11:15 am (Cardinal Mahony Online on Stage 1) 11:15-12:00 pm (Cardinal Mahony Online on Stage 1) 12:00-12:30 pm Ministry Minutes 1-1: Registration and Logging on to Online Systems (MyCatholicVoice) (basic skills) 2-1: How to Join an Online Community (MyCatholicVoice) 3-1: What is an MP3 Download? (MyCatholicVoice) 12:30-1:00 pm Digistry Enhance : Lectionary-based multimedia for use in liturgy and Religious Education. 1:00-1:30 pm Resource See E-ORDO, Sacramental Register, Certificate Maker. 1:30-2:00 pm NCEA Steps and benefits of IFG (Information for Growth) faith formation survey. 2:00-2:30 pm EnVisionChurch Demo of Georgetown Center for Liturgy s online resource. 2:30-3:00 pm Harcourt You've been dreaming. We've been listening. SATURDAY MARCH 1 9:00-9:30 am Harcourt You've been dreaming. We've been listening. 9:30-10:00 am Grenville Software Practical solutions for parish financial management. 10:00-10:30 am Catholic Legislative Network Sponsored by California Catholic Conference. 10:30-11:00 am St. Anthony Messenger 10 easy tips making parish Web sites great! 11:00-11:30 pm 11:30-12:00 noon Ministry Database Demonstration of our solutions for your parish needs. 12:00-12:30 pm TLC User-friendly Church Software for all of your church management needs! 12:30-1:00 pm MaryRiceHopkins.com Children s music and online resources. 1:00-1:30 pm 1:30-2:00 pm NCEA Steps and benefits of IFG (Information for Growth) faith formation survey. 2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-3:00 pm SUNDAY MARCH 2 9:00-9:30 am 9:30-10:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 10:30-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 pm 11:30-12:00 noon 12:00-12:30 pm 12:30-1:00 pm SUNDAY ONLY! Drop by the Congress Technology Innovation Center and get a FREE picture souvenir to home or to friends! (Check schedule for times.) Stop by any MINISTRY MINUTES session for your chance to win a Congress 2008 Special Edition ipod Nano, loaded with exclusive Congress-related content, courtesy of MyCatholicVoice. 9

12 EVENTS Friday, February 29, 2008 F R I D A Y FRIDAY ONGOING EVENTS MULTICULTURAL EXHIBIT Convention Center, 2nd floor, 10 am - 3 pm Presented by the many ethnic groups in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, the exhibits are a collaborative work of the Archdiocesan Offices of Religious Education and Ethnic Ministry. ASIAN PACIFIC EVENTS VIETNAMESE-LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS 1-70 Sr. Theresa Phan 2-70 Dr. Van Pham 3-70 Rev. Peter Ngo ASIAN PERSPECTIVE (IN ENGLISH) 2-14 Jesse Manibusan SACRED SPACE Convention Center 303, 10 am - 4 pm Take a respite from the day s events and enter a space dedicated to facilitating a sense of spiritual rejuvenation, offering Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a labyrinth, and meditative music and art. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION Sacred Space, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 2:30-3:30 pm Congress annually offers times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please note the limited, scheduled hours. And we are grateful to the priests who make this Sacrament available to our Congress attendees. EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES & PRAYER SERVICES Eucharistic Liturgies All liturgies begin at 5:15 pm Congress offers several Eucharistic Liturgies of differernt character from which to choose. We invite you to experience one. We ve worked diligently to inculturate the liturgy shaped within the universality of the Roman Rite and the Los Angeles Archdiocese, where liturgy is celebrated every Sunday in no fewer than 50 different languages. Character Location Presider Music F1 General Convention Ballrooms Rev. Richard Fragomeni Archer/Buscema/St.Monica s F2 Contemplative Marriott Marquis Ballroom Rev. Bryan Massingale M. Baute / M.J. Poirier F3 Jazz Convention Arena Rev. R. Tony Ricard Angotti / Augustin / Jansen F4 Nigerian Hilton Pacific Ballroom Rev. Ikechukwu Ikeocha Nigerian Community F5 Spanish Convention Hall B Bishop Gabino Zavala Betancourt / Fernández Prayer Services & Liturgy of the Hours Vespers (Latin for evening ) is our evening prayer service. Our day ends with a call for peace in the world. P1 Vespers (5:15 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Yolanda Brown Tom Booth / Bob Hurd P2 Peace Prayer (9:30 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Rev. Alexia Salvatierra Tony Alonso / Marty Haugen Religious Education Congress

13 FRIDAY Y EVENTS OPENING RITE & WELCOME Arena Friday, 8:30 am Lift Your Gaze... See Anew Alza tu Mirada... Vuelve a Mirar Imagine a future filled with possibility! Join in this spirit-filled celebration to mark the beginning of an awesome weekend filled with opportunities to worship, to grow in faith, to share wisdom. Our inspiring ritual will be graced by the presence and participation of: Cardinal Roger Mahony Edith Prendergast, RSC Paulette Smith Jan Pedroza John Flaherty Meredith Augustin Tony Alonso Donna Anderle John Angotti Ed Archer Matthew Baute Matt Bazar Betsey Beckman Anna Betancourt Josh Blakesley Carol Browning Helena Buscema Richard Cheri Rory Cooney Jaime Cortez Harrison Crenshaw Nellie Cruz Elohim D Leon Gary Daigle Chris de Silva Theresa Donohoo Santiago Fernández Jim Gibson Laura Gibson Laura Gomez David Haas Bob Halligan Jr. Marty Haugen Eddie Hilley Dan Houze Jacob & Matthew FRIDAY LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENT MATT MAHER & NELLIE CRUZ Arena 11:45 am - 12:30 pm Don t miss the chance to see Matt Maher, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Catholic musicians in the country, as he takes the stage with talented vocalist Nellie Cruz. They ll hold nothing back as they share their music and their faith. Be ready to stand up and sing praise! Moreno RAFAEL MORENO & JORGE RIVERA WITH PETER KOLAR Frank Jansen ValLimar Jansen Mary Janus Tom Kendzia Peter Kolar Liam Lawton Douglas Leal Kenneth Louis Matt Maher Cesar Marquez Paul Melley Rafael Moreno Donna Peña Clifford Petty Michael John Poirier Pedro Rubalcava Alex Venegas Janèt Sullivan Whitaker Hall B 11:45 am - 12:30 pm Youth Apostles / Apóstoles de la Juventud Two pillars of musical evangelization, Rafael Moreno and Jorge Rivera, are joined by composer Peter Kolar for a noontime experience which will nourish your soul and energize your faith. Dos artistas reconocidos por su evangelización musical, Rafael Moreno y Jorge Rivera, junto con el compositor Peter Kolar, presentarán un concierto que nutrirá a su alma y animará a su fe. Rivera Kolar FRIDAY EVENING CONCERT Arena 8:00 pm BOB HALLIGAN JR. & CEILI RAIN Ceili (say: KAY-lee) is a Gaelic (Irish) word that means party. Thus, Ceili Rain is a Celtic-pop-rock downpour of heavenly partiness! This six-headed joy-monster for Jesus will delight kids from 3 to 93. Billboard Magazine raves: This group deserves to be heard by the entire world! Join the Celtic conga line in the Arena on Friday night! FRIDAY SCHEDULE 8:00 am On-site registration begins (Prefunction area) 8:30-9:30 am Opening Rite & Welcome (Arena) 10:00-11:30 am Period 1 Workshops 11:30am - 1:00 pm LUNCH 11:45 am - 12:30 pm Music (Arena) Matt Maher & Nellie Cruz Music (Hall B) Rafael Moreno & Jorge Rivera with Peter Kolar 1:00-2:30 pm Period 2 Workshops 3:00-4:30 pm Period 3 Workshops 5:15 pm Evening Prayer & Eucharistic Liturgies 8:00 pm Concert (Arena) Ceili Rain Catholic Filmmakers Showcase (Hilton Pacific AB) 9:30 pm Peace Prayer (Convention 303) Registration Hours 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Prefunction area) Exhibit Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Hall A) Sacred Space 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Convention 304) RECONCILIATION HOURS 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm Multicultural Exhibit 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Convention 2nd floor) Schedule 11

14 F R I D A Y PERIOD 1 10:00-11:30 am Friday, February 29, 2008 WORKSHOP AUDIO LOCATION 1-01 A Good Conscience: What Is It and How Do I Know if I Have (Convention) Ballroom E One? - Fr. Richard Benson 1-02 Holy Ground Reverencing the Sacred Within Us (Marriott) Orange County - Monica Brown & Hilary Musgrave 1-03 Keeping the Faith - Sr. Carol Cimino (Convention) Spiritual Survival in a Polarized Church - Fr. Donald Cozzens (Hilton) Pacific AB 1-05 The Heaven Before Us - Paula D Arcy (Convention) Raising Chaste Teens - Jason Evert (Hilton) Pacific C 1-07 A Spirituality of Communicating Who I Am - Fr. Bob Fabing (Convention) Blessed Be God Forever: A Mystagogical Reflection (Convention) Rev. Edward Foley 1-09 Nuclear Fission: The Eucharistic Theology of Benedict XVI (Convention) Ballroom D - Rev. Richard Fragomeni 1-10 Sex in the Garden: Reflections on the Catholic Christian Vision (Marriott) Marquis North of Sexuality - Dr. Richard Gaillardetz 1-11 Causing Biblical Heartburn : Creating and Leading Effective (Convention) Ballroom AB Scripture Studies - Mark Hart 1-12 The Sacred Present: Finding, Loving, Living - Terry Hershey (Convention) Arena 1-13 Healing a Divided World - Fr. Bryan Massingale (Sheraton) Park Ballroom 1-14 How to Become a GREAT Parish! - Bill Huebsch (Convention) 207 ABC 1-15 The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, According to Matthew (Marriott) Grand Ballrm F-K - Rev. Felix Just 1-16 The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing: (Marriott) Marquis Center Creative Strategies for Celebrating Occasions and Seasons - Fr. Joe Kempf 1-17 Moses in Pharaoh s House: A Liberation Theology for Those of Us (Convention) 205 in the First World - Dr. John Markey 1-18 Jesus A to Z: Art as Catechesis - Bro. Michael McGrath (Marriott) Marquis South 1-19 Leadership: Sacramental and Charismatic - Rev. Kenan Osborne (Convention) The Evangelizing and Social Justice Mission of the Church (Convention) Sr. Jamie Phelps 1-21 Behold, I Make All Things New : The Gospels as Tools (Sheraton) Plaza Ballroom of Seeing Anew - John Shea 1-22 HIV & AIDS: Age of Unprecedented Funding for Global (Convention) 203 Response to Pandemic - Dr. Carl Stecker 1-23 The Sacrament of Confirmation: What It Is and What It s Not (Convention) Rev. Paul Turner 1-24 Adult Faith Formation: If It IS Broke, Let s Fix It - Tom Zanzig (Convention) 207 D 1-25 No : Why Kids of All Ages Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It (Convention) Dr. David Walsh 1-70 Vietnamese Workshop - Sr. Theresa Phan (Convention) Religious Education Congress

15 Friday, February 29, :00-2:30 pm PERIOD 2 WORKSHOP AUDIO LOCATION 2-01 The Journey of Ministry: Exploring the Six Tasks of Catechesis (Convention) Donna Anderle & Mark Friedman 2-02 Discover and Live Your Strengths - Leisa Anslinger & (Sheraton) Plaza Ballroom Rev. Jan Kevin Schmidt 2-03 Creating an Intimate Marriage - Dr. Jim Burns (Convention) Ballroom DE 2-04 Enriching Children s Catechesis Through Music and Movement (Hilton) Pacific C - John Burland 2-05 Physician-assisted Suicide - Rev. Gerald Coleman (Marriott) Orange County 2-06 The Challenge of St. Francis: Rev. Kevin Cronin (Marriott) Grand Ballrm F-K 2-07 A Way of Power Modeled on God s Power - Rev. Michael Crosby (Clarion) Orangewood 2-08 An Adult Appreciation of the Passion and Death of Christ (Sheraton) Palm Rooms - Rev. John Cusick 2-09 Fire em Up for Jesus! - Steven Ellair (Convention) Revisiting Our Story: Claiming Our Christian Heritage (Convention) Sr. Barbara Fiand 2-11 Our Life in Worship/Our Life in the World - Marty Haugen (Convention) The Spirit of the World vs. the Spirit of God - Matthew Kelly (Marriott) Marquis Center-S 2-13 Preparing Pastoral Preaching that is Pointed, Prayerful and (Convention) 205 Purposeful - Rev. Raymond Kemp 2-14 Multicultural Church Being Powerfully Catholic (Hilton) Pacific D - Jesse Manibusan 2-15 Lift Your Gaze See Anew - Dr. Megan McKenna (Marriott) Marquis North 2-16 The Passions of Jesus - Rev. Patrick Mullen (Convention) Teens with Screens - Mike Patin (Convention) Ballroom AB 2-18 Is Dialogue Possible in the Church Today? - Rev. Timothy Radcliffe (Convention) The Spirituality of Connectedness: Lifting Our Gaze (Convention) Arena - Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin 2-20 Into Great Silence : Spirituality and Filmmaking for Catechists (Convention) Rev. Ron Schmidt & Sr. Rose Pacatte 2-21 Forming Young Disciples through Transforming Methods: A (Convention) 203 New Paradigm for Adolescent Catechesis - Michael Theisen 2-22 An Update on the English Translation of the Roman Missal (Convention) Rev. Paul Turner 2-23 Let There Be Light: Seeing New Ways to Dance the Good News (Hilton) Huntington - Fr. Robert VerEecke 2-24 Wake Up the Assembly s Voice - Christopher Walker (Convention) Savoring Our Heritage of Faith: Early Christian World Pilgrimage (Sheraton) Tiffany Terrace - Msgr. Thomas Welbers 2-26 Everyone Is Called to God s Table, Even the Ones Who Can t (Convention) 207 ABC Sit Still in Their Seats - Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy 2-70 Vietnamese Workshop - Dr. Thanh Van Pham (Hilton) Laguna Schedule 13

16 F R I D A Y PERIOD 3 3:00-4:30 pm Friday, February 29, 2008 WORKSHOP AUDIO LOCATION 3-01 Is the Catholic Church a Peace Church? - Scott Appleby (Hilton) Laguna 3-02 Let the Spirit Play: Using InterPlay in Ministry (Convention) Betsey Beckman & Laura Ash 3-03 Spirituality and Sexuality in College Student Life (Sheraton) Plaza Ballroom - Dr. Tom Beaudoin 3-04 When Bad Things Happen to Good Parishes: Crisis Management (Convention) 201 in the 21st-Century Church - Rev. Paul Boudreau 3-05 Good Ground Will Yield a Fruitful Harvest - Richard Cheri (Convention) Ballroom C 3-06 Lourdes: 150 Years of Hope and Healing for a Hurting World (Convention) Elizabeth Ficocelli 3-07 Through the Threshold: An Approach to Religious Education (Convention) 210 AB for High School Students - Mícheál de Barra & Tom Gunning 3-08 Roman Catholicism: Global Religion or European Export? (Convention) Dr. Richard Gaillardetz 3-09 Mystics, Mysticism and Myself - Edwina Gateley (Hilton) Pacific D 3-10 The Church, Matrimony and Same-sex Marriage: A Catechetical (Convention) 213 Perspective - Dr. Greer Gordon 3-11 I Am Not the Messiah - Thomas Groome (Marriott) Orange County 3-12 The Original Text Message: A Cradle Catholic s Dummy Guide (Marriott) Marquis Center-S to the Bible - Mark Hart 3-13 ABCs of Praise - Mary Rice Hopkins & Darcie Maze (Marriott) Grand Ballrm F-K 3-14 Conversion, Faith-sharing and Catechesis: The Great Balancing (Convention) 202 Act - Dr. Kathy Kleinlein 3-15 From Doers of Service to People of Justice: Doing Youth Ministry (Convention) 206 that Inspires Youth to Live Catholic Social Teaching - Sean Lansing 3-16 How Can We Sing a Song in an Alien Land? - Liam Lawton (Convention) Be Who You Are! - Rev. James Martin (Convention) Ballroom AB 3-18 Disneyland s Million Dreams A Consistent Life Ethic Reflects (Marriott) Marquis North the Million Stories - Fr. Chris Ponnet 3-19 Fostering the Next Generation of Faithful Believers - Jane Regan (Convention) Deal or No Deal: Strategies for Moral Development - Kate Ristow (Clarion) Orangewood 3-21 Radical Faith The Struggles with Faith and the Dark Night (Convention) Arena of the Spirit - Rev. Ronald Rolheiser 3-22 From Evangelization to Initiation - Jim Schellman (Sheraton) Tiffany Terrace 3-23 Developing and Sustaining Seeing Anew : Spiritual Practices (Convention) 207 D and Consciousness Change - John Shea 3-24 Farms Not Arms : Reading the Prophet Micah (Convention) Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher 3-25 New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contem- (Hilton) Pacific AB porary Physics to the Effort of Evangelization - Rev. Robert Spitzer 3-26 Beyond Words: Teaching Faith and Values to Children and (Hilton) Pacific C Families through Symbol and Action - Susan Vogt 3-70 Vietnamese Workshop - Peter Thang Ngo (Convention) Religious Education Congress

17 JOHN O DONOHUE January 1, January 3, 2008 John O Donohue, Irish author, poet and a regular speaker at Congress, died suddenly January 3 at age 53 while vacationing in France. From 1999 to 2006, O Donohue was an annual presenter at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. He was scheduled to present two workshops at Congress this year. The author of Anam Cara, a best-seller published in England in 1997 and later in the United States, O Donohue also authored Eternal Echoes, Beauty, The Invisible Embrace and most recently Benedictus: A Book of Blessings in addition to two books of poetry. Reprinted below is a blessing he wrote especially for our 2006 Congress Opening Event. IN MEMORIAM Schedule A BLESSING FOR FREEDOM As a bird soars high In the free holding of the wind, Clear of certainty of ground, Opening the imagination of wings To trust the grace of emptiness And fulfill new voyagings, May your life awaken To the call of its freedom As the ocean absolves itself Of the expectation of land Through approaching only In the form of waves That fill and pleat and fall With such gradual elegance As to make of the limit An utterly creative threshold Whose music echoes out along Its give and strain of sea memory, May your heart know the freedom That can draw beauty from limitation. As the embrace of the earth Will welcome all we call death, Taking deep into itself The tight solitude of a seed, Allowing it all the time it needs To shed the grip of its former form And give way to a deeper generosity That will one day send it forth As a tree into Springtime, May all that holds you Of smallness and loss Fall from its hungry ledge Into the creative clay of your heart. Copyright 2006, John O Donohue 15

18 EVENTS EVENTS Saturday, March 1, 2008 SATURDAY SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENTS SOY CATEQUISTA Doubletree Hotel, 10 am - 4 pm BY INVITATION ONLY: The Soy Catequista event emphasizes the dignity, vocation and mission of catechists. Several of the original 2006 Soy Catequista speakers including Dr. Timothy Matovina, Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, Dr. Michael Lee, Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee and Victor Valenzuela will play key roles in our Soy Catequista track. YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) invites all diocesan and national leaders in youth ministry to gather to network. This is an opportunity to further our international conversation that began last year. Please come to the Office of Religious Education Booth (#430) for more information and room location. S A T U R D A Y ASIAN PACIFIC EVENTS VIETNAMESE-LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS 4-70 Sr. Theresa Phan 5-70 Dr. Van Pham 6-70 Bro. Fortunat Phong ASIAN PERSPECTIVE (IN ENGLISH) 4-28 Bishop Luis Tagle 6-26 Rev. Robert Schreiter VIETNAMESE LITURGY, 5:15 PM Bishop Dominic Luong, presider Bishop Anton Chuong, homilist YOUNG ADULTS AT CONGRESS Recognizing the gifts of energy, vision and talent, all young adults and those young at heart are invited to the following events: YOUNG ADULT LITURGY Marriott Marquis, 5:15 pm Fr. Joe Kempf will preside over our Young Adult Liturgy with music led by Matt Maher, Josh Blakesley and young adults from across the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Come join in this celebration that highlights the gifts of young adults. WELCOME DANCE AND SOCIAL Marriott Marquis, 9:30 pm - 12:30 am After a full day of Congress workshops, networking and celebrating liturgy, continue dancing into the night with new and old friends! The cost is only $5 per person. All young adults are invited to share in this wonderful event. EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES & PRAYER SERVICES Eucharistic Liturgies All liturgies begin at 5:15 pm Character Location Presider Music S1 General Hilton Pacific Ballroom Rev. Robert Scholla de Silva / Daigle / Melley S2 Black Culture Convention Arena Rev. J-Glenn Murray Eddie Hilley S3 Celtic Convention Ballrooms Rev. Brendan McGuire T. Donohoo / Liam Lawton S4 Spanish Convention Hall B Bishop Rutilio del Riego Moreno / Rivera / Rubalcava S5 Young Adult Marriott Marquis Ballroom Rev. Joe Kempf Josh Blakesley / Matt Maher S6 Vietnamese Bishop Dominic Luong Vietnamese Community Bishop Anton Chuong, homilist Prayer Services & Liturgy of the Hours We begin the day with Morning Praise. Vespers (Latin for evening ) is our evening prayer service. Through the proclamation of Word, story and music, our Lamentation service will help raise our cries for healing to our God. P3 Morning Praise (8:00 am) Convention Arena Juliette Marsh-Williams Cheri / Cruz / Peña / Petty P4 Vespers (5:15 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Douglas Leal Carol Browning P5 Lamentation (9:30 pm) Convention 303 (3rd floor) Rev. Jim Clarke Janèt Sullivan Whitaker Religious Education Congress

19 SATURD TURDAY Y EVENTS MORNING PRAISE SATURDAY SCHEDULE Arena 8:00 am Our morning will begin with Nellie Cruz, Donna Peña, Richard Cheri and Clifford Petty leading us in song and praise celebrating our faith. Our presider will be Juliette Marsh-Williams. Together, we shall lift our gaze to the new day to see a new Light. SATURDAY KEYNOTE REV. ROBERT BARRON Arena 8:30 am The Religious Educator as Evangelizer: A True Mission in Changing Times The church s primary mission is to proclaim Jesus as Lord. This call is rooted in a tradition going back to St. Paul for whom proclaiming Jesus as Lord was an absolute stand against the powers and authorities of the world political, cultural, economic and military. When we look at Jesus we see him as gatherer of the lost, embodiment of the Kingdom, friend of sinners, victor over death. Those involved in the ministry of catechesis are challenged to see - and help others see the world through the lens of Jesus, and to model their lives on the pattern of Christ s own life. Their evangelizing mission is a bold proclamation that Jesus is Lord! 8:00 am On-site registration (Prefunction area) Morning Praise (Arena) 8:30 am Keynote Address (Arena) Rev. Robert Brown 10:00-11:30 am Period 4 Workshops 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Soy Catequista (Quality Hotel) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH 11:45 am - 12:30 pm Music (Arena) Angotti, Manibusan, Augustin & Stephan Music (Hall B) Blakesley, Pixler & Bruno Schedule SATURDAY LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENT Arena 11:45 am - 12:30 pm ANGOTTI, MANIBUSAN, AUGUSTIN & STEPHAN Spice up your lunch with a mixed medley of soothe and groove! Featured artists John Angotti, Jesse Manibusan, Meredith Augustin and Curtis Stephan will serve you up an eclectic array of food for your soul. Come and get it! Angotti Kendzia Cheri Petty Betancourt Hall B 11:45 am - 12:30 pm JOSH BLAKESLEY, JENNY PIXLER & MANDY BRUNO The freshest talents in contemporary Catholic music come together today at lunchtime to celebrate the glory of God. Come and share your noontime with Josh Blakesley, Jenny Pixler and Mandy Bruno as they light up the stage and rock out with their talents and love for the Lord! SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT Arena 8:00 pm Lift Your Gaze... Lift the Praise! Come lift your hands, heart and spirit with a concert of Gospel music directed by ValLimar and Frank Jansen. Lift the roof off the Arena! Experience some of our greatest gospel artists, Catholic style. Come join Voices of Care, Harmonia and Richard Cheri, Jolanda Robertson, Clifford Petty, Kenneth Louis, Tom Kendzia, Eddie Hilley, Chris de Silva, Nellie Cruz, Harrison Crenshaw, Anna Betancourt, Meredith Augustin, John Angotti and more! Cruz Augustin de Silva The Jansens 1:00-2:30 pm Period 5 Workshops 3:00-4:30 pm Period 6 Workshops 5:15 pm Evening Prayer & Liturgies 8:00 pm Concert (Arena) Lift Your Gaze Filmmakers Showcase (Hilton Pacific AB) 9:30 pm Lamentation Service (Convention 303) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am Young Adult Dance (Marriott Marquis) Registration Hours 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Prefunction area) Exhibit Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Hall A) Sacred Space 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Convention 304) RECONCILIATION HOURS 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2:30-3:30 pm Multicultural Exhibit 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Convention 2nd floor) 17

20 S A T U R D A Y PERIOD 4 10:00-11:30 am Saturday, March 1, 2008 WORKSHOP AUDIO LOCATION 4-01 What s Wrong with Assisted Suicide? Understanding the Evil (Convention) 207 D of Euthanasia - Fr. Richard Benson 4-02 From Anthropology to Cosmology: A New Look at the Message (Convention) 201 D of Job - Sr. Dianne Bergant 4-03 Discipline and Punishment: Why One Works and the Other (Hilton) Pacific C Only Appears To - Barbara Coloroso 4-04 Francis of Assisi: Model of Contemporary Discipleship (Marriott) Grand Ballrm F-K - Rev. Michael Crosby 4-05 What s Enough? - Paula D Arcy (Convention) 207 ABC 4-06 Helping Children and Teens Develop an Ethical Foundation (Hilton) Pacific D - Constance Dembrowsky 4-07 Visions and Dreams: Seeing the Diaconate Anew (Hilton) Huntington - Deacon William Ditewig 4-08 Eucharist: The Sacrament of Charity - Rev. Michael Driscoll (Clarion) Orangewood 4-09 God is in the Bits: Using New Media and the Internet in (Convention) 203 Parish Ministry - Fred Fosnacht 4-10 Seven Steps to Praying Better: Or, Why Do I Feel that God (Convention) Arena is Far Away? - Rev. Richard Fragomeni 4-11 A Shared Praxis Approach Revisited - Thomas Groome (Sheraton) Garden Room 4-12 Moral and Immoral Culture - Rev. James Heft (Sheraton) Palm Rooms 4-13 Live Simply! - Bill Huebsch (Marriott) Orange County 4-14 One with the Risen Lord: A Spirituality of Ministry - Bob Hurd (Convention) Ballroom C 4-15 Finding a Deeper Love: Tell Stories, Teach Lessons, Sing Songs (Convention) 303 Now Dance - ValLimar Jansen & Frank Jansen 4-16 A Call to Joy - Matthew Kelly (Convention) Ballroom DE 4-17 The Book of Revelation and Popular Culture - Craig Koester (Convention) Youth Ministry Leadership: The Dance of Passion (Hilton) Laguna and Professionalism! - Robert McCarty 4-19 Catholic Teaching on Racism: Present State, Future Direction (Convention) 204 C - Fr. Bryan Massingale 4-20 The Gaze that Saves: Eucharistic Worship Outside Mass (Sheraton) Plaza Ballroom - Rev. J-Glenn Murray 4-21 Putting on the Mind of Dawn: Toward a Spirituality of Awakening (Sheraton) Park Ballroom - David Whyte (originally scheduled with John O Donohue) 4-22 Ecumenical Eucharist Today - Rev. Kenan Osborne (Convention) Early Christian Writings that Didn t Make Canon: Should We (Convention) 201 ABC Pay Attention to Them? - Sr. Carolyn Osiek 4-24 Engaging the Total Parish in Catechesis: Gathering the Tools (Sheraton) Tiffany Terrace - Jane Regan 4-25 Don t Touch Me! (But Try to Touch My Soul): Catechizing Kids (Convention) 206 with Asperger s Syndrome - Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy 4-26 Discipleship for Dummies: Know Him, Love Him, Serve Him (Marriott) Marquis - Rev. R. Tony Ricard 4-27 The Art and Science of Parish Leadership (Convention) Fr. Thomas Sweetser & Sr. Peg Bishop 4-28 The Church & the Gospel of God s Reign: An Asian Perspective (Convention) 210 AB - Bishop Luis Tagle 4-29 Home is a Holy Place, Too! - David Wells (Convention) Vietnamese Workshop - Sr. Theresa Phan (Hilton) El Capitan Religious Education Congress

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