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Faith Enrichment Conference

October 18-19 , 2019

Loyola High School
2477 West Broadway
Montreal (QC)
H4B 2A4

“Put out into the deep…” – Luke 5: 4

SATURDAY MORNING
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

(A) Vitamin F:
Adult faith Formation in a New Age

Who will help my child come to know about Jesus?  This workshop will address the important role of parents in the faith formation of their children and how we as a church community can work with parents to equip them and enrich them in their position as collaborators in their child’s faith formation.

(B) The Holy Family:
Gruppo Jobel

Having fun together as a family. This is an interactive workshop with Gruppo Jobel on the family as the first place we grow in our faith and values. Three performers will lead and guide you and your children in entertaining and inspirational activities to support and enrich your family life.

(C) Christian Meditation with Young People

How can we help young people develop skills for settling the body and mind to prepare for prayer? How can we introduce young people to a prayer that is both meaningful and applicable to their lives? In this workshop we will learn a method known as Christian Meditation, experience it first hand and discover the benefits of practicing Christian Meditation in our lives and the lives of our young people.

(D) Experiencing Hope: Christian Music

What place does Christian music have in our lives? How can we help our children deepen their relationship with Jesus? How can Christian music strengthen our marriages, friendships, and relationships? Open your mind, heart, and soul to a meaningful way of spreading the Gospel of Jesus through music.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

(E) The Word of God in the Sacramental Life of the Church

How can we break open the Word of God in the preparation process for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist?

(F) Creative Catechist:
Gruppo Jobel

This interactive workshop with Gruppo Jobel, will offer catechists creative and imaginative ways to do catechesis. Three performers will lead you through entertaining and inspirational hands on activities that can be done to strengthen and enhance your catechesis.

(G) Come Follow Me

How can we introduce children and their parents to the Bible? How can we follow the liturgical year with our families? Come Follow Me, an approach developed by Notre Dame de Vie Institute, offers 35 sessions to discover God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and to enter into the Liturgical year. In each session the Word of God is read and understood in light of the Church’s teaching.  A prayerful dialogue takes place with the children, leading them to discover the truths of the Faith in the Word of God and to encounter Jesus. “This particular catechesis makes it possible for the child to recognize that loving God and doing what is good makes me happy.” A Catechist from Bavaria

(H) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Have you ever wondered about the spiritual lives of very young children?  Are you curious about the new Good Shepherd Atrium program that’s recently started at several Montreal parishes?

This workshop will present the history and background of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based approach to children’s spiritual formation that is over 60 years old.  You’ll hear about theological concepts and hands-on activities that the children encounter, we’ll describe the special place called the atrium, which is like a retreat center for the children, and provide guidance on how to establish this program at your own parish.

Interested volunteers, teachers and catechists are all welcome.