Pre-Conference Thursday Sessions

Pre-Conference: Leadership Roundtable (Thursday)

Workshop for Bishops and Diocesan Senior Staff

Speaker:
Michael Brough

 (Witness)

Pre-Conference: LTP-RCIA (Thursday-Friday-Saturday)

The Catechumen’s Journey – An Experiential Workshop for Christian Initiation Ministers

Speakers:
Michael Ruzicki, Timothy Johnson, Victoria Tufano

Conducted in a retreat-like manner, this institute will offer participants an experiential understanding of the RCIA as they walk through its periods and rites. Together they will participate in catechesis, ritual celebration, and apostolic witness adapted from the vision of the RCIA.

Thursday, November 29 from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Presentations include: An Introduction to the Ritual Text: Vocabulary, Periods, and Stages; An Evangelizing Parish; The Period of Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate, The Rite of Acceptance, The Period of the Catechumenate; Apprenticeship and Mentoring

Pre-Conference: SMP- Young Adult (Thursday- 1/2 Friday)

Speakers: 
Elizabeth Dresher, PhD, Bob McCarty, D.Min, Josh Packard, PhD, John M Vitek

Topic: Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics

(Witness)

Pre-Conference: Social Justice (Thursday)

Speaker: 
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

(Witness)