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Do This in Memory of Me Haced Esto en Conmemoración Mía

Catechist Convocation November 12, 2011 Paramus Catholic Regional High School 425 Paramus Road Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Are you interested in Faith Formation through: Catechesis ­ Liturgy ­ Spirituality?

We Invite...

Parish Catechetical Leaders Catechists Catholic School Teachers RCIA Catechumenate Teams Eucharistic Ministers Parish Sacramental Teams Youth Ministers Parents Social Justice Teams Adult Spirituality Teams Liturgists Priests and Deacons Adult Faith Formation Teams


Registration/Hospitality 8:15--8:45 am Welcome/Opening Prayer Acknowledgement Ceremony (Auditorium) 8:45--9:30 am Workshop 1 9:45--11:00 am Workshop 2 or Lunch A 11:15 am--12:30 pm Workshop 3 or Lunch B 12:45--2:00 pm Workshop 4 2:15--3:30 pm Closing Prayer (In classrooms) 3:30--3:35 pm


Matrícula/Hospitalidad 8:15--8:45 am Bienvenida/Oración de Apertura Ceremonia de Reconocimiento (Auditorio) 8:45--9:30 am Orador Principal (Auditorio) 9:45--11:00 am Taller 1 ó Almuerzo A 11:15 am--12:30 pm Taller 2 ó Almuerzo B 12:45--2:00 pm Taller 3 2:15--3:30 pm Oración Final (En la clase) 3:30--3:35 pm

All folders and workshop assignments will be distributed at the Convocation. El día de la Convocatoria serán distribuídas las carpetas con la lista y horario de los talleres asignados a cada persona.

Workshops have a suggested audience but anyone may attend any workshop. The suggested audience is listed as follows: Track 1--Primary Catechists, Grades PK to 3 Track 2--Elementary Catechists, Grades 4 to 6 Track 3--Adolescent Catechists and Youth Ministry Track 4--PCLs Track 5--Catechists for Special Needs Track 6--Adult Faith Formation (including young adults) Track 7--Spanish Language Workshops

English Workshops

1. Protecting God's Children in Today's Electronic World

Karen Clark 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm This session is aimed to increase your ability to protect children from risks posed by their use of electronic technology. Every day, online perpetrators get smarter and find more creative ways to get to, groom, and abuse our children. Even other children pose a risk to the safety of their peers. Sexting, social networks and cyberbullying will be among the topics discussed.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

4. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children: Welcome to the Journey

Joan Rovere 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm Children of catechetical age who have not been baptized as infants are welcomed into the RCIA process to begin their journey to full initiation. This session will be an overview of the Rite and a discussion of practices, resources, and other practical aspects of doing the adapted Rite in the parish. (Please bring a copy of the RCIA with you to this session.)

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

2. Keeping your Students Engaged

Louise Timko 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Learn how to keep students motivated and learning using easy techniques and tips. Hone your skills in presenting lessons, leading discussions, including activities and puzzles, etc. Special emphasis on children grade 4 and older.

Track 2 Methodology Level

5. The Complete Christian

Alex Basile Sponsored by St. Pauls/Alba House Publishers 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Finding balance in a frantic world is difficult. This workshop offers advice to the Christian in discovering meaning in everyday life.

Tracks 1 to 6 Spirituality Level

3. Bringing Christ to Chaos: Junior High Ministry

Michael Fusco 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by OSV Curriculum Division The middle school years can be a challenge for any religious education program. This workshop will help you learn how to make your middle school catechetical programs more dynamic without compromising core catechesis.

Track 3 Methodology Level

6. Flavor Every Class: Don't Forget Both Salt and Pepper

Mary Beth Osiecki 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm "Always include the salt of welcome and comfort, as well as the pepper of challenge to grow, the salt of the textbook and the pepper of interactive activities, the salt of prayer and the pepper of life." Mary Beth will examine essential elements needed in every lesson to help children learn to know Jesus and how to follow Him. Through demonstration she will show the importance of a lively interactive class to help children remember what they learn, and carry it into their daily lives.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

7. Catholic Spirituality--What is it and Who needs it?

Barbara A. Smith 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by Peter Li/Pflaum Publishers What does it mean to be spiritual and not religious? An explanation of spirituality in the Catholic Church today is the central message of this workshop

Tracks 1 to 6 Spirituality Level

allow our volunteer catechists ways to learn the traditions and teachings of the faith in a way that fits their busy lives. Data tracking systems also allow parish leaders to follow the progress of those engaged in the training.

Tracks 1 to 6 Methodology Level

12. Engaging Junior High Students

Donna Stickna 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. Junior High students communicate, think, learn, and relate to others differently than their younger and older counterparts. They develop a new-found sense of independence, begin to understand abstract faith concepts, and question the `hows' and `whys' of life. In this workshop we will see some approaches to a successful junior high catechetical experience.

Track 3 Methodology Level

8. Evangelizing as Jesus Did

Rev. Michael J. Sheehan 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm All formation involves elements of evangelization. This workshop will examine how Jesus evangelized in order to gain insight into how we should evangelize. The presentation will offer some practical approaches relevant to those who lead adult faith formation groups especially Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Team Members. Some specific application will be made to the inquiry period of the RCIA.

Tracks 3, 4 and 6 Methodology Level

13. The Eucharist and Global Solidarity in Religious Education

Dennis J. Fisher 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services This workshop will explore the celebration of the Eucharist and the call to global solidarity. How do the parts of the Eucharist call us to social justice and global solidarity? How can we include global solidarity in our work with students? "Do this in memory of me" is a call to actively respond to our global brothers and sisters.

Tracks 1 to 5 Doctrinal Level

9. Storytelling: A Creative Way to Spread the Good News

Patricia Dorsi 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. Once upon a time there was a catechist who desperately tried to make her religious education classes interesting for her students. She tried games, music, even food but the youngsters looked back at her with blank expressions. Then one day, she discovered stories and...

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

10. Bringing Joy to Children with Music

Sister Dorothy Collins, CND 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm In this experiential workshop participants will use different types of music to learn songs using voice and gestures.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

14. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the New Sacramentary but were Afraid to Ask

Rev. Thomas A. Dente 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm It's almost here--a new translation of the prayers we use at Mass. The Roman Missal will begin use in English in the USA on November 27, 2011. Why is this happening now? How will it affect our worship? What will it sound like? Father Tom Dente has been working with this new translation for several years and will answer these and other questions as well as recommend resources and strategies for implementing the new translation with young people.

Tracks 1 to 6 Doctrinal Level

11. Learning the Faith in an Online World

Michael T. Alex 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by My Catholic Faith Delivered A presentation on the advantages of online learning to train catechists using online technologies and strategies. Innovative software platforms provide flexible ways to

15. The Role of Service in Religious Education

Rev. Timothy Graff 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm In this workshop we will explore the role of service in our programs and show processes for reflection and integration upon service experiences. We will show best practices for how service experiences become a life-changing opportunity for our youth.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

present in the Eucharistic Celebration and the value of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in living our Christian life. Practical ways of presenting these concepts to children and teens will also be addressed.

Tracks 1 to 6 Doctrinal Level

19. Lessons About God Kids Can See

Msgr. Dermot R. Brennan 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by St. Pauls/Alba House Publishers We live in a visual society. Learn how to use "homemade" or easily accessible visual aids to teach the Sacraments and much more.

Tracks 1, 2 and 4 Methodology Level

16. The Road to Emmaus: The Role Eucharist Plays in Your Life

Barbara D'Arrigo 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm What does liturgy have to do with life? The road to Emmaus is a thoughtful reflection on the single most identifiable scripture about Eucharist and its ability to transform your life and your experience of Mass. This workshop is based on Fr. Henri Nouwen's book: With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life.

Tracks 1 to 5 Doctrinal Level

20. Connect, Awaken, & Share

Stephen J. Connor 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by Loyola Press This workshop will provide participants with new and creative ways to engage parents in the faith formation of their children through a series of activities, interactions, stories, reflections and prayers.

Tracks 1, 3 and 4 Methodology Level

17. The New Roman Missal: What does it have to do with me as a Catechist?

Sister Sandra DeMasi, SSJ 9:45 ­ 11:00 am Sponsored by RCL Benziger Religion Publishers The publication of the new Roman Missal offers catechetical leaders and catechists an opportunity to energize their ministry in the area of liturgy. In this workshop, Sister Sandy will present a brief overview of background regarding the reasons for the changes in the new missal; ways in which catechists can use the new missal as a means to form children and young people in the primacy of Sunday; and practical ideas to use in a catechetical setting to develop children and young people in the Word, the Eucharist, and for Mission.

Tracks 1 to 5 Doctrinal Level

21. Liturgy of the Word with Special Needs

Amy Ballanco 9:45 ­ 11:00 am Many parishes have not yet incorporated a special needs program into the worshiping community. This workshop will show simple steps of how to incorporate such a program into your parish weekly Sunday Mass. By using what your parish already has in place, you will be able to reach out and include families who are not participating because of a special needs situation. This program, entitled N.I.C.E., Needs in Catholic Education, will work in your parish.

Track 5 Methodology Level

22. Holy Icons: Passing Down Sacred Christian Traditions

Patricia Pastore 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Presentation will include a brief introduction to the history and ancient art of icon writing. Several icons will be presented and praying with icons will be discussed. Lessons for introducing children to holy images will be shared and a resource list including books and websites will be provided.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

18. Go in Peace: Linking Eucharist and Reconciliation

Sister Theresa Kelly, FMA 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm This workshop will explore the connection between the Eucharist and Reconciliation, both as regards the sacrament of Reconciliation and the larger reality of living in peace with God and with one another. It will identify the elements of reconciliation

23. Going Deeper With Jesus: Leading Adult Groups

Sister Donna L. Ciangio, OP 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by RCL Benziger Religion Publishers How can we more effectively connect our faith, the scriptures and teachings of the Church, to the experiences of our daily lives? This workshop will present a method called "Theological Reflection" which leaders of adult groups can use to help their group members delve deeper into their faith, their relationship with Jesus and their mission as disciples. The skills offered in this workshop are useful to those who work with adults as leaders of small Christian communities, faith sharing groups, RCIA team members, Bible Study leaders, those involved in Cornerstone and other adult retreat processes and those working in adult catechesis.

Track 6 Methodology Level

at the archetypal hero as framed by Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. The focus of the presentation will center on some men and women in our Catholic story that we embrace as heroes and heroines. The material will include personalities that span a timeline from the gospels to modern day. The final aim of the workshop is sharing ideas of how to present our heroes/heroines as patterns for living the authentic Christian life.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

27. Helping Families Connect to Sunday Liturgy and the Revised Translation

Jo Ann Paradise 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by OSV Curriculum Division The revised translation of the Roman Missal has given us the wonderful opportunity to rediscover the beauty and wonder of the Mass itself. This workshop will highlight the theological foundations for specific parts of the liturgy and provide practical insights into ways that will help families connect their every day experiences with the Mass

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

24. Praying with the Saints

Christine Geddes 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm We have a rich tradition of saints in the Catholic Church. Whatever stage of life you are at, you can be accompanied by a saint on this journey of faith: as a child, catechist, male, female, student, employee, employer, different ethnic groups, etc.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

28. Prayer through Song

Andrea Covais 9:45 ­ 11:00 am This workshop will address the role of music as it is used in Catholic Liturgy, past and present. We will offer insights on the role of cantor and how to be an effective music director/cantor in the Catholic Church. We will highlight how to create and sustain choirs, especially a children's choir, and how to train voices to sing.

Tracks 1 to 4 Methodology Level

25. Make Each Class Count!

Mary Jean Conroy 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. It is not difficult to make each lesson truly memorable. Textbooks offer many activities, crafts and extras. Come and find out how to use these "extras" to enhance the chapter material. Take home ideas for crafts, drama and special church feasts. Ways to bring home the "message" will be shared so that you can help your students to become little "evangelizers" in a creative, fun way.

Tracks 1 and 4 Methodology Level

29. Christian Morality for Adolescents

Marion Dellatacoma 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm This workshop will deal with helping guide our youth through a Scripture-based process on decision making. It will become an important tool in navigating difficult choices in today's complex world.

Track 3 Doctrinal Level

26. Who are the Heroes/Heroines in our Christian Tradition and Why We Need Them

Sister Claudette Jaszczynski, CSJB 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Every society has need of "heroes" in that they model for us the best side of human nature. This workshop will take a quick look

30. The Choice is Yours!

Gail Ferraiolo and Ed Craviolo 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Our choices affect others and the world around us. We will look at a positive approach to teaching the commandments, forgiveness, works of mercy, the daily examen and more in an age appropriate way. Practical activities, applications and related scripture to be included.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

importance of and need for chastity education in our parishes and schools. This workshop will explore the chaste living guidelines and examine why the need for chastity education is greater now than ever before.

Tracks 1 to 5 Methodology Level

34. Asking the Right Questions: What the Evangelists are Trying to Tell Us

Paul Gibbons 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by Peter Li/Pflaum Publishers In this workshop we will look at different dimensions of each of the Gospels. Some of the things we will look: the organization of Matthew's Gospel and its relationship to the intention of the author; see the geographic areas Luke's Gospel says Jesus travelled to and their significance; the relationship of Rachel weeping for her children and Psalm 22 as seen in Matthew's Gospel, and the relationship of the fourth Song of the Servant to the Passion Narratives.

Tracks 1 to 6 Doctrinal Level

31. Encountering Christ in All Learners--An Introduction to Special Needs in Catechesis

Betty Lou Bionde 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm In Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus challenges us to recognize him in all people that we meet and in John 13:1-20 Jesus challenges us to be open to new ways of walking with people. This workshop will provide an introduction to the needs of learners with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and developmental disabilities as they apply to the catechetical process. In addition, strategies for engagement that can be implemented immediately, such as differentiated instruction and different settings from separate programming through various levels of inclusion will be discussed.

Track 5 Methodology Level

35. Early Faith Formation

Sister Rita Marie Fritzen, OSF 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm This workshop will explore the early faith development of young pre-school through kindergarten children. Ideas, materials, and fun learning activities will be shared. Track 1 Methodology Level

32. One Body in Christ

Linda Meyer and Ann Masters 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm As Catholics we believe that participation in Sunday Eucharist is central to our identity, and when all are not present, than we are diminished as a community. In this workshop we will explore strategies for inclusion in liturgy, celebration of the Sacraments and catechesis for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. We will focus on methods that provide behavioral and communicative supports and strategies for adapting resources.

Track 5 Methodology Level

36. Leading Adult Groups to Scripture

Carol Willis 9:45 ­ 11:00 am While reading a good portion of the Bible has been a vital part of our Sunday liturgies for almost fifty years, many adults still feel uncomfortable and inadequate when discussing scripture in small groups. This workshop will examine ways to facilitate such sharing, including answering questions like "What do we say about Adam and Eve?" (Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a sample of a particular material that worked for them.) Track 6 Methodology Level

33. Making Chastity Education and Character Formation Part of the Catechetical Mission

Daniel S. Mulhall 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by RCL Benziger Religion Publishers In their 2007 Chaste Living guidelines the Catholic bishops of the United States provide us with clear guidance on the

37. Getting Started in Family/Intergenerational Faith Formation

Gladys Pozza 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm This workshop will offer an introduction to possibilities, models and resources for PCL's, parish staff/leaders, and their committee members who are interested in developing occasional family or intergenerational faith experiences. It will offer practical ways to get started in offering these intergenerational faith events as a supplement to existing parish catechetical efforts; resources on how to put a collaborative team together; and where to find ideas for intergenerational learning activities. Track 6 Methodology Level

40. True Love Waits for Teenagers

LIFENET Team 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Come and see the LIFENET team demonstrate ways to discuss the beauty of God's gift of human sexuality through the True Love Waits program. Teens are amazingly open to the message of saving sex for marriage. They need to know that saving sex is possible and is definitely worth the wait. The True Love Waits program is designed to convey this message in a fun and positive way through demonstrations, skits and discussion points. If you have teenagers in your life, this workshop is for YOU! Tracks 3 and 4 Methodology Level

41. "That's not fair!"

Diane Pew and Jennifer Leitner 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Fairness and social justice are concepts readily embraced by all ages--and children really do "get it." Ever wonder how to possibly fit a comprehensive focus on social justice into your Religious Education curriculum? ...into your parent/parish community? Join us and discover how to weave the Principles of Catholic Social Justice Teaching into faith formation. This workshop will illuminate an approach in which social justice can be fully integrated into a K-8 catechetical program, addressing themes, strategies and action plans appropriate to various grade levels; as well as techniques to engage the whole community in efforts that culminate in a Parish Social Justice Day. Tracks 1 to 4 and 6 Methodology Level

38. Just Have Faith = Discipleship

Mary Ramsden 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. By sharing our stories we can model for Confirmation candidates what discipleship means. See how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are ever present in our lives even as we face tragedies. Encourage your students to put down the boxing gloves and stop boxing with God, instead teach them to pick up their dancing shoes so they can begin to dance with God. Tracks 3 and 4 Methodology Level

39. Catechesis in a Multimedia World

Mary Byrne Hoffmann 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Sponsored by Paulist Press This is a practical, hands-on workshop on the emerging new ministry for catechists-- reaching the "plugged in/tuned in" youth of today. Learn how to meet the needs and speak the language of the digital natives of the media culture through a sampling of media-based lesson plans. Participants will discover a hybrid approach to religious education that integrates 21st century learning tools--blogs, social networking (e.g., Facebook), Google Docs, etc.--with traditional spiritual practices. This workshop will allow time for an "open space" exchange of ideas and resources. Tracks 1 to 4, 6 Methodology Level

42. Watching Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy

Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP 9:45 ­ 11:00 am or 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Sponsored by Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books and Media We live in a media world. For people of faith, this provides an opportunity and a challenge when it comes to raising and educating kids. This workshop provides tips on how to develop a family media strategy based on human and Gospel values. Tracks 1 to 4 Methodology Level

43. Media and Technology...Are we afraid to go where our young people live?

Joseph Wilson 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm or 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Media and technology are a part of everything that we do...from the way we shop to the way we plan our futures to the way we communicate on a daily basis. But where are we when it comes to catechesis? Media is a part of our everyday existence, but is it a natural part of our catechetical environments? Has media/technology really

become a part of who we are as catechists? This workshop is designed to help PCLs, Youth Ministers, school religion teachers, and parish catechists look at some of the questions of how is the inculturation of media and technology happening in our classrooms and programs. How can media help us to go where our children live on a daily basis and become Eucharist--Christ present to them in every aspect of their lives? Tracks 1 to 6 Methodology Level


(Auditorio 9:45 to 11:00 am)

Hagan esto en conmemoración mia

Juan Lulio Blanchard 44. Los Salmos; la poesia del Pueblo de Dios

Dr. María Esther Hernández 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Auspiciado por RCL Benzinger Los salmos son para los judios un manual para el Servicio del Templo, Jesús mismo los usó en su ministerio. Este taller explorará no solo el uso litúrgico de los Salmos, sino también su valor teológico y sus géneros literarios. Aprenderás a usar los Salmos en tu catequesis.

Track 7 Methodology Level

48. La misión de los laícos en la Iglesia

Fr. Esterminio Chica 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm La importante misión que los laícos pueden llevar a cabo en la iglesia debe tener el fin de la caridad alcanzando a los más probres. Este taller te llevará a reflexionar en donde estás y que puedes hacer por los pobres de Dios.

Track 7 Methodology Level

45. "El que canta ora dos veces"

Liz Cañarte 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Como el canto juega un papel importante en el aprendizaje del mensaje religioso, distintas maneras de incorporarlo en nuestra sesión de catequesis; como lograr que la totalidad de la clase aprenda a orar por medio del canto.

Track 7 Methodology Level

49. "Que puede ofrecer la Espiritualidad Franciscana a la Iglesia de nuestro tiempo"

Sr. Imelda Vega Cervantes 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Este taller ofrece propuestas para el catequista de cómo San Francisco quiere ayudar a reconstruir la iglesia de hoy por medio de su enseñanza.

Track 7 Methodology Level

46. El catequista instrumento de Dios

Dania de Lourdes Junco y Céspedes 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm En este taller podrás descubrir como el catequista con su trabajo de llevar el mensaje de Dios ha sido desde el principio hasta los dias de hoy el instrumento de Dios formando el futuro de la iglesia.

Track 7 Methodology Level

50. Didáctica y dinámicas de la catequesis

Rev. Edinson E. Ramírez 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm La catequesis debe tener un estilo dinámico y ameno que fluya y permita una constante interacción entre el catequista y el estudiante, en este taller miraremos alguna de las técnicas y actitutdes que el catequista debe poseer para atraer la atención de los estudiantes en un proceso de aprendizaje efectivo.

Track 7 Methodology Level

47. Qué papel juega la oración en la catequesis

María de los Angeles García 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Si participas de este taller podrás descubrir el papel tan importante que juega la oración en la sesión de catequesis y para ti como catequista; podrás explorar los distintos tipos de oración, y tener bien claro el concepto de lo que es orar.

Track 7 Methodology Level

51. La Espiritualidad del Catequista

Neftalí Carrión 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm El catequista debe cumplir todos los aspectos de una fe madura, espiritualmente para ser efectivo con sus catequizandos y ser un verdadero instrumento de Dios.

Track 7 Methodology Level

52. Confirmación fortaleza para vivir como discípulo de Jesús

Dulce Jiménez Abreu 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Auspiciado por William H. Sadlier, Inc. Este talle tiene como objeto inspirar a los catequistas a llevar a los candidatos que van a recibir el Sacramento de la Confirmación a descubrir a Jesucristo como amigo y Señor que los ama, los salva y los invita a ser sus discípulos por medio de un encuentro profundo con El, como persona y como parte de una comunidad.

Track 7 Methodology Level

la iglesia, y entender el aporte que le ha hecho a la misma el Ministerio de la Catequesis en todos los tiempos, creando el futuro para que otros hagan esto en Su Memoria. Track 7 Methodology Level

57. ¿Cuál es la mejor catequesis para los adultos?

Fr. Alberto Fuente, OAR 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm En este taller miraremos la realidad que tenemos con los adultos, en nuestra iglesia de los Estados Unidos, una realidad étnica y cultural muy variada, y al analizarla podremos trazarnos metas para lograr una mejor catequesis para esa diversidad, y con ella construir una unidad. Track 7 Methodology Level

53. La catequesis y el proceso del RICA

Oscar Cruz 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm En este taller vamos a revisar el proceso del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos, enfocando como debemos presentar una catequesis efectiva para obtener los mejores logros. Track 7 Methodology Level

58. Se hace memoria entregando la vida

Fr. Luigi Zanotto, MCCJ 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Jesús en la Ultima Cena expresó el sentido de su vida una vida entregada por amor. Honremos la memoria de Jesús en la medida que entreguemos nuestra vida, en eso recoceremos que El esta vivo, contemos con su Espíritu para una entrega total. Track 7 Methodology Level

54. La presencia real de Jesús en la Eucaristía

Sr. Verónica Méndez 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Auspiciado por Renew Internacional Veremos como usar la catequesis que nos ofrece la Plegaria Eucarística a fin de llevar al catequizando a comprender que Jesús esta realmente en la Eucaristía. Track 7 Methodology Level

59. Nueva Evangelización, Catequesis y Comunidad un Nuevo Pentecostés en la Iglesia

Fr. Alejandro López Cardinale 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Auspiciado por Renew Internacional En este taller trataremos lo último en la Nueva Evangelización; entrar en comunión con el próximo Sínodo de Obispos, la catequesis como elemento de union entre esta Nueva Evangelización y la comunidad de fe, usando la experiencia de ambos elementos dentro de la comunidad ecclesial. Track 7 Methodology Level

55. Los catequistas somos "Pan Partido"

Maricela Quintana 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Veamos la figura del catequista en tiempos de esperanza y en tiempos de incertidumbre y desánimo, un miembro de la comunidad que se da a los demás. Track 7 Methodology Level

56. Catequesis e Historia de la Iglesia: perspectivas

Fr. Juan Luis Calderón 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm La catequesis tiene la mision de enseñar la fe en Jesucristo que ha sido, creida, profesada y vivida en la Iglesia. Los catequistas y los catecúmenos son miembros de esa comunidad de creyentes por eso es importante conocer la historia de

60. Formados y Formadores; los padres; los mejores recursos de la catequesis

Manuel Maldonado Villalobos 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Auspiciado por OSV Curriculum Division Este taller dará un vistazo general de la importancia de la participación de los padres en la formación de sus hijos. Mostraremos algunas ideas, técnicas, estrategias y recursos que se pueden utilizar para promover la participación de los padres en el programa de catequesis. Track 7 Methodology Level

62. Como inspirar la devoción mariana en nuestros hijos

Patricia Rodriguez 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Ven a descubrir en este taller como lograr que los hijos de esta nueva generación puedan mantener la devoción a María, tan arraigada en el Pueblo Hispano, mencionaremos las alternativas para ofrecer respuestas a los jóvenes de hoy que viven en un mundo que parece alejarlos de la devoción a Nuestra Señora. Track 7 Methodology Level

61. La Sagrada Escritura y la Catequesis

Fr. José Antonio Ciordia, OAR 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm o 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Este taller te permitirá comprender el papel tan importante que tiene la Sagrada Escritura en toda sesion de Catequesis, como presentarla al catequizando, teniendo en cuenta la edad y el grado de escolaridad de los mismos. Track 7 Methodology Level

63. María: Madre Y Modelo Del Catequista

Diácono Asterio Velasco 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm o 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm En su silencio María permanece siempre a la escucha, abriendo su corazón constantemente a la Palabra. Ella es nuestro modelo en hacer suyos los mismos sentimientos de Jesús. Nos impulsa a la acción, recordándonos que son bienaventurados los que después de escuchar la palabra, "la ponen en práctica". Maria es nuestro modelo en escuchar y responder a la Palabra de Dios. Track 7 Methodology Level


Michael T. Alex Mike has been involved in Catholic Education for the past twenty-nine years as an educator, development director and school administrator. His last assignment was the opening of a new catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The school offered a unique faculty faith formation program and a one to one laptop program. He is currently the Executive Director of My Catholic Faith Delivered. Workshop 11 Amy Ballanco Amy is a married mother of five, living in Montvale, NJ. She has taught religious education at Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge for over 40 years. Currently Amy is the Religious Education Coordinator overseeing grades K to 6, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, Vacation Bible School, Liturgy of the Word with children and Liturgy of the Word with special needs. Workshop 21 Alex Basile Alex is the chairman of the Religion Department at Kellenberg Memorial High School. He has written four books published by Saint Pauls/Alba House Publishers. Workshop 5 Betty Lou Bionde Betty Lou, EdM is a retired public school administrator with many years of experience working with persons with disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. She has fifteen years of catechetical experience at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Roseland. She is a member of the Religious Education Advisory Board at OLBS and of the PRAISE Professional Advisory Board of the Department for Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities. Workshop 31 Msgr. Dermot R. Brennan Msgr. Brennan is a priest of the NY Archdiocese ordained in 1956. He has over fifty-four years of teaching experience in elementary and high school religion classes. He has authored books entitled Homilies Kids Can See and Your Parish Priest, A Man of Mystery. Workshop 19 Ed Craviolo Ed is a registered pharmacist and has an MA in Theology from Seton Hall University which enables him to teach theology and ethics on a high school level. He has implemented a non-profit organization called The Eagles Wings which currently designs and facilitates talks and retreat programs for children, young adults and adults. Workshop 30 Sister Donna I. Ciangio, OP Sister Donna is a Dominican sister of Caldwell, NJ and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. Most recently, she served as the Director of Pastoral Services at the National Pastoral Life Center, New York City. She has written many articles for various publications and wrote a Lenten faith sharing booklet, Open Our Hearts, A Small Group Guide for an Active Lent. Workshop 23 Karen Clark Karen is the Archdiocesan Director of Safe Environment, responsible for parish and school compliance with the Safe Environment policies, including the Protecting God's Children program and background screening. She is a mother of three, involved in her community, and a catechist for over 15 years. Workshop 1 Sister Dorothy Collins, CND Sister Dorothy lives in the Archdiocese of New York and has various ministerial roles. She was previously the DRE at the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem. Workshop 10 Stephen J. Connor Steve has served in various catechetical positions for over 20 years. As a pastoral associate, Steve worked with the RCIA process and family faith formation. He has given parish missions and retreats throughout the United States and Canada. He has an MDiv. from Catholic University. He is the Director of New Product Development: Parish Life Resources at Loyola Press. Workshop 20

Mary Jean Conroy Mary Jean has been the Pastoral Associate for Child Catechesis at St. Andrew's in Westwood since 1988. Previously a Catholic elementary school teacher in New York, she has an MA from City College of New York. She lives in River Vale, NJ with her husband and three children. Workshop 25 Andrea Covais Andrea is currently the Children's Choir Director, Concert Series coordinator, and Lecturer on Sacred Music at St. Mary Parish in Rutherford. She also serves as accompanist for weekend masses, and is soloist and leader of song. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Arts degree from Montclair State University and has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Andrea has also performed operatic roles in Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, France and Canada. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at City University of New York. Workshop 28 Barbara D'Arrigo Barbara has an MA from the School of Theology of Seton Hall University. She is Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at Our Lady of the Visitation in Paramus with 18 years experience with faith formation of children and adults. Workshop 16 Marion Dellatacoma Marion earned her MA in Religious Studies from Seton Hall. She has taught catechist formation classes for the Diocese of Metuchen. She has served in her parish in Confirmation, RCIA, Adult Confirmation and Adult Formation Programs. Marion presently teaches at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. Workshop 29 Sister Sandra DeMasi, SSJ Sister Sandy has a BS in Education from Chestnut Hill College and an MA in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She was the director of the Worship Office of the Archdiocese of Newark. She presently serves as pastoral associate for liturgy at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Short Hills, NJ. She is a candidate for a DMin from Catholic University. Workshop 17 Rev. Thomas A. Dente Fr. Tom is the Director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Newark. He

holds a M. Div. from Seton Hall University and an MA in Theology (Liturgical Studies) from Notre Dame University. Workshop 14 Patricia Dorsi Pat is the Pastoral Associate at St. Mary Parish, Watchung, NJ. She has a Masters in Theology from St. Elizabeth College, Convent Station, NJ. Workshop 9 Gail Ferraiolo Gail is a Director of Religious Education in the Paterson Diocese. She has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/Education from Montclair State University and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Seton Hall. She serves on the Philosophy and Theology Board for the College of St. Elizabeth and is a part-time Ministry Consultant for Loyola Press. Workshop30 Sister Rita Marie Fritzen, OSF Sister Rita is an Associate Director of the Catechetical Office of the Archdiocese of Newark. In her position she is responsible for catechesis in the Catholic schools. She previously worked in the Diocese of Paterson and has been a principal of schools in which she established pre-K programs. Workshop 35 Michael Fusco Mike was the Pastoral Associate at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit for twenty years. He has a certificate in youth ministry from Seton Hall along with a BA in Mass Communications and Broadcasting from Susquehanna University. He also owns and operates a successful DJ/Entertainment company. Workshop 3 Dennis J. Fisher Dennis is a long time Catholic High School Educator and adjunct in Theology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He presently works with Catholic Relief Services in the Northeast Region office as the Education and Outreach program officer. Dennis is married to Maryanne and they have three great children. Workshop 13 Christine Geddes Christine is a catechist at Our Lady of Grace Parish in the Bronx. She has given workshops on stewardship and the RCIA process as well as on the saints. Workshop 24

Paul Gibbons Paul has served in several religion textbook companies over the years. Presently he is a consultant for Peter Li/Pflaum Publishers. He is Chairman of the Board of the Sister Rose Thering Endowment in the graduate department of Jewish-Christian studies of Seton Hall University. Workshop 34 Rev. Timothy Graff Father serves as Director of Human Concerns for the Archdiocese of Newark, Pastoral Moderator of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office and Coordinator of Task Force Implementations for the New Energies Parish Transition Project. Workshop 15 Mary Byrne Hoffmann Mary is the author of Catechesis in a Multimedia World (Paulist Press, 2011) and a teacher of religious studies at Roselle Catholic High School since 2003. Previously she taught at Paramus Catholic High School and was a producer of interfaith network documentaries. Workshop 39 Sister Claudette Jaszczynski, CSJB Sister is presently serving as PCL at St. Vincent Parish, Bayonne. She has taught in both elementary and secondary schools and served as principal. She has postgraduate degrees in both education and theology. Workshop 26 Sister Theresa Kelly, FMA A Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco, she holds a BS in Education from Seton Hall University and an MA in Theology and Catechetics from the University of Thomas Aquinas. She has been involved in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs as teacher, principal and DRE. She presently is the director of Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, Newton, NJ. Workshop 18 Jennifer Leitner and Diane Pew Diane and Jennifer have been Pastoral Associates at St. Joseph Parish, Maplewood for fifteen years, directing faith formation, leading catechist formation, conducting Archdiocesan workshops, and serving as parish consultants for the New Energies Initiative. Each holds an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University. Workshop 41

Anne Masters Anne has an MA and is the director of the department of Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities in the Archdiocese of Newark. She is a board member of the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Ministries and a member of the Autism and Faith Task Force. Workshop 32 Linda Meyer Linda is the Executive Director of Autism New Jersey and a consultant in private practice. She is the co-founder of the Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, NJ and served as its founding executive director from 1989 until 2005. She is a 2007 recipient of the Professional Award from the NJ Coalition for Inclusive Ministries and is a member of the PRAISE Executive Advisory Board for the Archdiocese of Newark's department of Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities. Workshop 32 Daniel S. Mulhall Dan currently serves as the Director of Catechist and Professional Development at RCL Benziger. Having been engaged at all levels of catechetical ministry during his 30+ year career, Dan is a nationally respected speaker and writer on catechetical topics. He holds an MA in Theology from Catholic University of America and an MA in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis University. Dan and his wife, Kathleen, have three young adult children and one grandchild. They live in Laurel, MD. Workshop 33 Mary Beth Osiecki Mary Beth taught in Catholic schools for twelve years and was Director of Religious Education for eleven years. She earned her MA at Fairfield University and is working towards a graduate certificate in spiritual direction at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. She currently serves as Director of On-going Faith Formation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Hewitt, NJ. Workshop 6

Dr. Jo Ann Paradise Jo Ann is the National Consultant for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division. She has served as a catechetical administrator in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and most recently as Director of Parish Ministerial Life and Spiritual Formation. She has taught in both Catholic elementary and high schools as well as being an adjunct faculty member of several universities. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and extended family. Workshop 27 Patricia T. Pastore Pat has taught Visual Art at Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield from 1998 to 2011. Her work as an art teacher and catechist has offered many opportunities to create and share exciting programs highlighting the truths of the Catholic faith through the eyes of the great masters of art for both student and adult audiences. She and her husband of thirty-one years have three sons. Pat also designs and handcrafts beautiful rosaries as a business, Workshop 22 Gladys Pozza Gladys has served as a PCL in various parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark over the last eleven years. She is experienced in all areas. She is an adjunct writer for the Center of Ministry Development. She has an MA from Caldwell College and is the recipient of the 2005-06 Religious Educational Excellence Award and 2003 Golden Jubilee Award. Workshop 37 Mary Ramsden Mary has been a catechist for grades 1--11. She had been the DRE at Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne, for over 15 years. She is currently the DRE and Youth Minister at St. Matthew, Randolph. She achieved her certification from the College of St. Elizabeth. She worked in the private sector for 10 years before working for the church full-time. Mary gives lectures and workshops and does consulting work throughout New Jersey. Workshop 38 Joan Rovere Joan holds an MA from Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University School of Theology and has done post graduate studies at Notre Dame University. She was the former Deputy Director of the Catechetical Office in the Archdiocese of Newark and a parish minister for some

twenty years. She is presently the Pastoral Associate at Ascension Parish, Bradley Beach, NJ. Workshop 4 Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP Sister holds an MA in Theological Studies from the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto and a Certificate in Pastoral Communications from the University of Dayton. She is currently pursuing an MA in Media Literacy Education from Webster University in St. Louis. She is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A ValuesBased Strategy. Workshop 42 Rev. Michael J. Sheehan Ordained in 1978, Father had served as Director of the Catechumenate for the Archdiocese of Newark for sixteen years. Presently he is the Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, River Edge. Workshop 8 Barbara A. Smith Barbara has an MA in Theology from St. John's University, NY. She has served in many diocesan positions for the Diocese of Portland, ME from which she recently retired as the Director of the Office of Catechetics where she served for eighteen years. Workshop 7 Donna Stickna Donna is presently the Director of Religious Education at St. Anne, Fair Lawn. She is an Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Felician College, Lodi. Workshop 12 Louise Timko, Ph.D. Louise received her doctorate in theological and religious studies from Drew University. She has been a catechetical writer and editor for more than twenty years and is currently a catechist at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Scotch Plains. Workshop 2 Carol Willis Carol is Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Oakland. She has an MA in Liturgy from the University of Notre Dame. Carol has many years' experience in parish ministry with an emphasis on initiation ministry (RCIA) and has offered numerous workshops in this area. Workshop 36

Joseph Wilson Joe is currently Dean of Campus Ministry and teaches Religion at Paramus Catholic High School. He has taught a class called Faith and Media, where his workshop originated. He has been involved in youth ministry and religious education for many years. Workshop 43 Dulce María Jiménez Abreu Directora de los Programas en Español de la compañía publicitaria William H. Sadlier posee una maestría de la Universidad Estatal de Michigan, y una maestría en Literatura Española del Lehman College. Taller 52 Juan Lulia Blanchard Director del Ministerio Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de New York, posee una maestria en Educación Religiosa de Fordham University, una maestria en Ciencias Educativas del City Colleege de NY, y Licenciatura en Educación y en Psicología de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, DR. Orador Principal Liz Cañarte Liz tiene una maestria en música de Jersey City University, Maestra Certificada por el Estado de Nueva Jersey, Ministro de la música de la parroquia the Most Holy Name, Garfield, NJ. Ha enseñado música en los programas de catequesis de San Agustín de Union City, y en la parroquia de Holy Family de esa misma ciudad, y ahora lo hace en la parroquia de Most Holy Name de Garfield. Taller 45 Rev. Juan Luis Calderón Estudios Eclesiásticos en la Universidad de Navarra, España, y Teología Dogmática de la Universidad Gregoriana de Roma, Italia. Vicario Parroquial St. Rocco Union City y la Parroquia de San José de Palisades West New York, NJ, Director de NJ Católico, y Coordinador del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial en New Jersey (Para los Hispanos). Taller 56 Rev. Alejandro López Cardinale Sacerdote Diocesano de la Arquidiócesis de Caracas, Venezuela, miembro del Equipo de Renew Internacional. Ha desarrollado una intensa labor en la formación de Catequistas. Tiene una Maestria en Pastoral Catequética del intitut Supérieue de Pastorale Catéchétique de Paris, desarrollo su doctorado en teología práctica en la Université Laval Québec-Canada. Taller 59

Neftalí Carrión Posee diferentes cursos de Teología, Antropología y Apologética. Profesor del Centro de Guadalupe hasta marzo del 2010. Taller 51 Sr. Imelda Vega Cervantes Diploma de Formación Pastoral del Instituto Pastoral de New York, Certificación de Catequista de la Arquidiócesis de New York, Entrenamiento Básico para Coordinadores de Educación Religiosa. Diploma de Educación Religiosa del Instituto de Espiritualidad de México y Diploma de Enfermera de la Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, México. Taller 49 Rev. José Antonio Ciordia, OAR Sacerdote ordenado el 9 de Abril, 1961 en Roma. Tiene una Maestria en Ciencias Bíblicas del Bibllicum en Roma en 1965. Profesor de la Sagrada Escritura en el Centro Guadalupe en Union City NJ, desde 1999 hasta el presente. Vicario Parroquial de la Iglesia San Agustín, Union City desde el 2008. Taller 61 Fr. Esterminio Chica Sacerdote ordenado para la Arquidiócesis de Newark, en la Basílica del Sagrado Corazón, Newark, curso sus estudios en el Seminario de la Inmaculada Concepción de Seton Hall University. Trabaja en la Parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción en Elizabeth, NJ. Taller 48 Oscar Cruz Director de Formación de Adultos del Catecumenado de la Arquidiócesis de New York, posee una maestría de Estudios Religiosos del Seminario de San José. Taller 53 Fr. Alberto Fuente, OAR El Padre Alberto Fuente pertenece a la Orden de los Agustinos Recoletos, tiene un Bachillerato en Teología de la Universidad de Navarra, España una Licenciatura en Teología de la Universidad de Santo Tomás, de las Islas Filipinas, una Licenciatura en Historia de la Universidad de Navarra, España. Actualmente cursa estudios para obtener un master en Fundamentos de la Vida Religiosa. Taller 57

María de los Angeles García, Ph. D. Doctora en Educación, Fue Directora Asociada de Catequesis para los Hispanos en la Arquiciócesis de Newark por 25 años, ha desarrollado una gran labor como catequista en la Parroquia de San Agustín de Union City. Reconocida nacionalmente como una autoridad en catequesis por su experiencia y grandes conocimientos. Taller 47 María Esther Hernández Graduada del Seton Hall University con Licenciatura en Periodismo y Teología. Profesora de Kean University Y Seton Hall, Abogada Criminalista e Instructora del Departamento de Catequesis de la Arquidiócesis de Newark. Taller 44 Dania de Lourdes Junco y Céspedes Dania posee una maestría en Literatura Española, esta terminando una maestria en Teología con concentración en el Antiguo Testamento. Taller 46 Sr. Verónica Méndez, RCD La hermana Verónica nació en Puerto Rico, y creció en Nueva York, por cincuenta años es miembro de la Congregación de Nuestra Señora de la Doctrina Cristiana. Ha trabajado en el ministerio de Educación Religiosa en campamentos, para las vocaciones de sacerdotes y Religiosas y en la formación de seminaristas, también para Mundelein en Illinois, en los ultimos ocho años ha prestado sus servicios en el Team Pastoral del RENEW Internacional. Es la Presidenta de (Las Hermanas) y VicePresidenta de NCCHM, la hermana es bien conocida entre los Ministerios Hispanos de los Estados Unidos. Taller 54 Maricela Quintana Posee un Bachillerato en Psicología y Teología del College de Saint Elizabeth, otro Bachillerato en Psicologia y Teologia de Caldwell College, Un Certificado de Líderes de Pastoral Hispana de la Universidad Católica de las Américas, un Certificado de Administración de Catequesis y otro del Ministerio Catequesis del Seminaro de la Inmaculada Concepción del Seton Hall, Graduada de contalbilidad del Hudson County Community College y de la Universidad de Río Piedra Puerto Rico. Taller 55

Rev. Edinson E. Ramírez Sacerdiote de la Arquidiócesis de Newark, Vicario de las Parroquias de San Juan Bautista y Monte Carmelo, ambas localizadas en Jersey City, NJ; Filósofo, Teólogo, Educador y Pastoralista, ha desempeñado durante los últimos diez años trabajos pastorals, catequéticos espirituales y académicos con grupos juveniles. Taller 50 Patricia Rodriguez Patricia actualmente es la Directora de Formación de la Fe en la parroquia de San José de Bogota, NJ, ha servido como coordinadora del Ministerio Juvenil en varias parroquias, posee una maestria en arte sobre Organización Psicológica y otra en Ministerio Pastoral. Taller 62 Diácono Asterio Velasco Master en Arte, Master en Historia de la Iglesa (Seton Hall). Coordinador del Programa de Catequesis de la parroquia de San José San Miguel de Union City. Taller 63 Manuel Maldonado Villalobos Manuel Maldonado es de origen puertoriqueño tiene experiencia en la formación de adultos y jóvenes por más de veinticinco años, posee una Maestria en Teología y ha sido profesor de estudios religiosos en colegios católicos. Llevó a cabo la traducción y adaptación del Curriculum de Educación Religiosa y el desarrollo de un programa en Español para la formación de catequistas. Fue el Director Asociado de la Oficina de Educación Religiosa de Milwaukee y actualmente es el Director Asociado de la formación de Diáconos de Milwaukee, WI. Taller 60 Fr. Luigi Zanotto, MCCI El Padre Luigi Zanotto nació en Povegliano provinvia de Verona, Italia, es misionero Camboniano, ha trabajado en Mexico y Costa Rica en Los Angeles, Ca y actualmente es el Pastor de la Parroquia de St. Lucy en Newark, NJ. Recibió su ordenación el dia 30 de Junio de 1968 en Poveglilano, Italia. Cursó sus estudios de Teología en Verona, y en la Universidad Gregoriana de Roma, posee una maestria en Catequesis y un doctorado en Teología de la Universidad de Salamanca, España, cursó estudios de la lengua Inglesa en Londres, Inglaterra. Taller 58


From the Garden State Parkway Northbound (and Route 80 Eastbound): Take exit #163 (left-hand exit) to Route 17 North. Go a short distance to the second Midland Avenue exit. Go up ramp and over Route 17 staying in the left lane. Go straight through the traffic light and up the hill past Annunciation Church on the left. At the next light make a left onto Paramus Road. At the first light make a right into Paramus Catholic. From Garden State Parkway Southbound: Take exit #163 (left-hand exit) to Route 17 South. Take Century Road exit and bear right at the exit ramp. Head west on Century Road through industrial area and up the hill. George Washington Cemetery is on the right. At the light make a right onto Paramus Road. Go straight through the traffic lights until you reach Bergen Community Colllege. Stay in the right lane in front of Bergen Community College. Make the jug handle turn (on the right) at the next light and come straight across Paramus Road into Paramus Catholic. From New Jersey Turnpike North (or Route 80): Take Route 80 West (local) to Route 17 North to Route 4 West to the Paramus Road exit. Bear right at the end of the exit ramp and head North on Paramus Road. Go through the traffic lights and keep in the right lane in front of Bergen Community College. Make the jug handle turn (on the right) and come straight across Paramus Road into Paramus Catholic.

Desde el Garden State Parkway Norte (y Ruta 80 rumbo al Este): Tome la salida 163 (la salida esta a la izquierda) hasta la Ruta 17 Norte. Maneje una corta distancia hasta la segunda salida de la Avenida Midland. Suba por la rampa sobre la ruta 17 manténgase en el carril de la izquierda. Continue derecho hasta la luz de tráfico, y siga por la colina pasando por la Iglesia de la Anunciación que le quedará a su izquierda. En la siguiente luz de tráfico haga una izquierda en Paramus Road. En la primera luz haga una derecha en Paramus Catholic. Desde el Garden State Parkway Sur: Tome la salida 163 (la salida esta a la izquierda) hasta la ruta 17 sur, use la salida de Century Road doble a la derecha en la salida de la rampa. Dirijase al Oeste en Century Road hacia la zona industrial sobre la colina, el Cementerio de George Washington le va a quedar a su derecha. En la luz haga una derecha en Paramus Road continue derecho hasta la próxima luz pero manténgase en la línea de la derecha en frente del Bergen Community College. Continue por Paramus Road, hasta que vea Paramus Catholic High School, haga una derecha hasta el parqueadero. Desde New Jersey Turnpike Norte (o Ruta 80): Desde la Ruta 80 West (local) hasta la Ruta 17 Norte, y de esta a la Ruta 4 Oeste hasta la salida de Paramus Road. Doble a la derecha en la salida de la rampa hasta que se encuentre con Paramus Road en la segunda luz de tráfico manténgase en la línea de la derecha frente al Bergen Community College. Guire a la derecha y siga derecho por Paramus Road hasta Paramus Catholic High School.

(Formulario en Español esta al reverso.)

Catechist Convocation ~~~ November 12, 2011

PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION CLEARLY First Name (print)___________________________ Last Name (print) ______________________________ Email address ____________________________________________ Parish____________________________________________ Lunch: Please select one lunch time. Lunch is not available after 2:00 pm.

Workshop 1 9:45 ­ 11:00 am Workshop 2 or Lunch A 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm Workshop 3 or Lunch B 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Workshop 4 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Lunch A _____

City _____________________________ Alternate choice: Workshop Number

First choice: Workshop Number Do not select a workshop at lunch time.

Lunch B ______

____ Turkey ____ Ham & Cheese Lunch (select one): Lunch is included in the registration fee.

____ Tuna



All folders and workshop assignments will be distributed at the Convocation.




REGISTRATION ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 26, 2011 1-5 Persons $35.00 each Each Additional Person $25.00 each Postmarked by October 26, 2011

REGISTRATION AFTER OCTOBER 26, 2011 1-5 Persons Each Additional Person $40.00 each $30.00 each

Postmarked by November 8, 2011

Office Use Only Registration Fee:

Please make check payable to: Catechetical Office Return Forms to: Catechist Convocation Archdiocese of Newark/Catechetical Office P.O. Box 9500 Newark, New Jersey 07104


TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_________ Check #____________ Date Received __________

(Spanish form on reverse side.)

(English form on reverse side.)

Convocatoria de Catequesis ~~~ Noviembre 12, 2011


Nombre (letra de molde) ________________ Apellido (letra

de molde) _________________________________

Correo Electrónico ____________________________________________ Parroquia____________________________________________ Ciudad ________________________ Almuerzo: Por favor seleccione uno. No se servirá almuerzo después de las 2:00 pm Primera Selección: Número del Taller No seleccione ningún taller durante la hora del almuerzo Selección Alternativa: Número del Taller

Orador Principal 9:45 ­ 11:00 am Primera Sesión ó Almuerzo A 11:15 am ­ 12:30 pm Segunda Sesión ó Almuerzo B 12:45 ­ 2:00 pm Tercera Sesión 2:15 ­ 3:30 pm Almuerzo A _______

Almuerzo B _______

Almuerzo (seleccione uno): ____ Pavo ____ Jamón y Queso El almuerzo esta incluído en la registración.

____ Atún

Devuelva esta planilla de registro a su Líder Parroquial de Catequesis, tan pronto como pueda

Se aplicarán cargos extras después de Octubre 26, 2011

El dia de la Convocatoria serán distribuídas las carpetas con la lista y horario de los talleres asignados a cada personsa.


Información para los Líderes Parroquiales de Catequesis/Directores de Educación Religiosa--Registro por Grupos


REGISTRACION ANTES DEL 26 DE OCTUBRE, 2011 1-5 Personas $35.00 cada una Cada Persona Adicional $25.00 El sobre tiene que estar marcado por la oficina de correos con fecha 26 de Octubre, 2011 envíe su registración junto con el cheque. Por favor escriba su cheque pagadero a: Catechetical Office

Envie a: Catechist Convocation Archdiocese of Newark/Catechetical Office P.O. Box 9500 Newark, New Jersey 07104

REGISTRACION DESPUES DEL 26 DE OCTUBRE, 2011 1-5 Personas $40.00 cada una Cada Persona Adicional $30.00 El sobre tiene que estar marcado por la oficina de correos con fecha 8 de Noviembre, 2011 envíe su registración junto con el cheque. Office Use Only Registration Fee:


TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_________ Check #____________ Date Received __________ (En Ingles al otro lado.)


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