Keynote Speakers

Friday English Keynote

GIA- Tony Alonso

Encounter
By his words and actions Pope Francis invites the global Church to a radically renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ in the presence of everyone and everything we meet. Encounter: From the Heart of Pope Francis is a performance piece that animates this prophetic and challenging call in song, prayer, and reflection. Through the proclamation of the words of Pope Francis and music inspired by those words, this work is an invitation to embrace the risk and the promise of encountering Jesus in the gaze of those we love, those we struggle to love, those we fear, those we don’t understand, even those who have caused us or others pain.

Saturday English Keynote

Fr. Dave Dwyer, C.S.P.

Building Bridges with Millennials: How Young Adults are Reshaping the Church

While there is a tendency to focus on the growing number of “Nones” in the millennial generation (those who claim no affiliation with any organized religion), there are many young adults still in our midst who are not only the future of our faith communities but also very much part of our present reality. What do young people say they want from the Church? How does this impact who we are as a people of faith now and in the future?  How are we being further challenged to reach out to millennials who are distant from the faith?

Saturday Spanish Keynote

Sister Teresa Maya

“Gente Puente”: Formación, Liderazgo y Transformación

La presentación centrará la reflexión en la necesidad de convertirnos en “gente puente”- agentes de pastoral que unen, colaboran y dialogan.  La Hermana Teresa explorará los ejes de Formación necesarios para construir puentes y el tipo de liderazgo que se necesita para enfrentar el momento crítico de la historia que vivimos. Los participantes serán invitados a desarrollar una visión de transformación que necesita iluminar nuestra misión evangelizadora.

Saturday Vietnamese Keynote

Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyễn

Vai trò của gia đình trong tân Phúc Âm hóa

Gia đình đóng vai trò quan trọng trong đời sống đức tin Kitô giáo, nhưng giá trị gia đình đang bị giảm sút rất nhiều, gây ra bao nhiêu xáo trộn trong đời sống của nhiều Kitô hữu.  Bài chia sẻ gợi ra vài hướng đi giúp tạo dựng một mái nhà thiêng liêng theo chương trình Phúc âm hóa và những lời khuyên cụ thể của Đức Giáo Hoàng Phanxicô.

Saturday Chinese Cantonese Keynote

Fr. Augustine Tsang, S.J

今天天主教友的福傳使命 一一 教會傳教主保聖女小德蘭給我們的啟發

  今天教會的福傳和再福傳都面臨很大的挑戰。因著洗禮,每一個天主教徒都應該是一個福傳者。但是一般教友有家庭有工作,不能到外國去傳教,他們能為福傳做什麼呢?教會冊封里修的隱修院中的聖女小德蘭為教會的福傳主保,要告訴我們每一個教友:學習小德蘭,我們都可以為教會的福傳工作貢獻很大的,不可或缺的力量。

 

Saturday Chinese Mandarin Keynote

Fr. Augustine Tsang, S.J

今天天主教友的福傳使命 一一 教會傳教主保聖女小德蘭給我們的啟發

  今天教會的福傳和再福傳都面臨很大的挑戰。因著洗禮,每一個天主教徒都應該是一個福傳者。但是一般教友有家庭有工作,不能到外國去傳教,他們能為福傳做什麼呢?教會冊封里修的隱修院中的聖女小德蘭為教會的福傳主保,要告訴我們每一個教友:學習小德蘭,我們都可以為教會的福傳工作貢獻很大的,不可或缺的力量。