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Parish Conference

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00 Registration & Hospitality (Social Hall)

9:00-9:20 Morning Prayer (Church)

9:25-10:30 Keynote Address (Church)

10:45-11:30 Workshop 1 (Classrooms)

11:45-12:30 Workshop 2 (Classrooms)

12:30-1:30 Appreciation Luncheon (Social Hall)

1:45-2:30 Workshop 3 (Classrooms)

2:45-3:30  Workshop 4 (Classrooms)

3:30-3:45 Closing and Invitation to Mass (Social Hall)

4:00 Mass (Church)

Workshop Descriptions

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At the Name of Jesus: Sharing Your Faith as a Family

Mary Ann Ronan

Christian families share the faith first at home. This workshop will offer practical strategies for sharing the faith as a family. Workshops 2, 3, & 4.

Caught in God’s Web: Praying to Stay Connected

Kevin Starrs

Prayer connects us to God and calls us to relationships. This workshop explores how we can develop relationships through prayer. Workshops 2, 3, & 4.

A Dialogue with God: How to Hear the Sunday Readings Anew

Dcn. Bob Evans

We hear the same readings every 3 years. How do we listen anew with the ear of the heart? Workshops 1, 2, & 4.

An Extension of Christ

Mike Barta

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion take Holy Communion to those who cannot be present with us at the Sunday mass. This is a refresher course for this vial work. Workshop 4 only.

Full, Active, and Conscious

Steve Raml

The celebration of the Mass demands our participation. In this workshop we will explore what we mean when we say “Full, Active & Conscious Participation.” Workshops 1, 2, & 3.

The Great Catholic Trivia Challenge

Heather Fraher

Come learn & compete at the same time. Workshops 1, 2, & 4.

How Do I Pronounce…

JB & Debbie Frere

Practical help for lectors at the Ambo. Workshop 2 only.

I’ll Tell Ya where to Go…

Mike Barta

The ministry of usher is one of hospitality. This workshop is designed to help ushers deepen the understanding of their work. Workshop 3 only.

The Joy of the Gospel


Pope Francis is calling us to proclaim the Joy of the Gospel in our lives. Yet, when we come to the Church, do we experience joy? This workshop looks at how we can deepen our joy in the Gospel. Workshops 1, 2, & 3.

Keeping the Batteries Charged


How do we make sense of negative events in our lives? How do we keep the batteries of faith charged? Workshops 1, 2, & 3.

Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting the Life of the Church at Home

Brian Cannon

The family has been called the “Domestic Church.” This workshop is designed to offer practical help for the family that wishes to mirror at home the life of faith. Workshops 1, 2, & 4.

Praying Together, Staying Together

The Bianco Family, The Brashear Family, and TBD

This workshop will be a panel discussion intended for families to develop and grow their prayer lives together. Workshops 1, 3, & 4.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Randall Justman

How do I love another, especially when I disagree (sometimes vehemently) with that person? This workshop explores the call to Love and Truth. Workshops 1, 3, & 4.

Where Do I Stand?

Mike Barta

A refresher on the practical issues of being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass. Workshop 1 only.

Will & Grace: Divine Edition

Larry Fraher

What is Grace? How do I come to know God’s will? Where does my will fit in? This workshop seeks to explore these questions. Workshops 1, 3, & 4.

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September 9
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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