Everyone who works in ministry needs time to reflect, share, and grow in their own faith. For that reason, just as last year, we have added an extra day to Congress, just for you! Join us for sessions that are focused on the ministries that fill our parishes given by Pastoral Staff and other invited guests as they guide us in improving how we serve, and giving concrete ideas to maintain personal relationship with God. Although designed for parish staff and leadership, Friday sessions are open to everyone

Registration is required (see pages 35-36), and all who participate must wear their name badge at all time.

On-site registration will be available beginning at 8:00 am.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Time Event Location
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Check-In and Hospitality Registration Lobby
9:30 AM 9:50 AM Morning Prayer and Welcome Charter Oak D & E
9:50 AM 10:35 AM General Session (simultaneous translation) Charter Oak D & E
10:35 AM 10:55 AM Break and Viewing of Exhibits Lobbies
10:55 AM 12:05 PM Workshops Session One
12:05 PM 1:20 PM Lunch and Viewing of Exhibits Eucalyptus Couryard
1:20 PM 2:30 PM Workshops Session Two
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Break and Viewing of Exhibits Lobbies
2:50 PM 4:00 PM Workshops Session Three
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Break and Viewing of Exhibits Lobbies
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Prayer Charter Oak D & E
No Children under the age of 14 will be allowed to enter the Convention Center.

Friday Sessions

Session Name Speaker Location
SESSION 1 / SESIÓN 1 ~ 10:55 AM – 12:05 PM
1.A Empowerment for Better Living: Chronic Pain Emma Camarena San Joaquin B
1.B Be Not Afraid: A Catholic Discussion on Depression Carlos Flores Charter Oak C
1.C Ministry – The Disciple’s Life: No Training Needed Rev. Alejandro Ignacio Charter Oak A
1.D All I Want for Christmas Is a New Website! Claude Muncey San Joaquin A
1.E Sacramental Records: A History of Our Diocese Kim O’Connor San Joaquin C
1.F Ser Testigos del Encuentro de Cristo Carlos Obando Charter Oak B
1.G Politics or Gospel? Is It One? The Other? Or Both? Sr. Marie Francis Schroepfer, C.S.J. San Joaquin D
SESSION 2 / SESIÓN 2 ~ 1:20 PM – 2:30 Pm
2.A Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus Rev. Msgr. Ray Dreiling San Joaquin A
2.B Pray Strong, Play Strong Lisa Hendey San Joaquin B
2.C Office Staff: Agents of Evangelization Rose M. Hernandez Charter Oak A
2.D Liderazgo – Llamado a Proclamar Tu Fe Ana Ibarra San Joaquin C
2.E Parish-wide Evangelization with a Touch of Encuentro Benito Medrano Charter Oak B
2.F Self-Care for the Volunteer Leader Doug Tooke Charter Oak C
2.G End of Life Directives Rev. Msgr. Rob Wenzinger San Joaquin D
SESSION 3 / SESIÓN 3 ~ 2:50 pM – 4:00 pm
3.A Parish Based Social Justice Ministry 101 Jim Grant San Joaquin B
3.B The Richness of Liturgical Rites Rose M. Hernandez Charter Oak A
3.C Evangelización Parroquial con un toque de Encuentro Benito Medrano Charter Oak B
3.D Best Practices for Internet Communications Claude Muncey San Joaquin A
3.E Whole Person Care Initiative Roxanna Stevens San Joaquin C
3.F Youth Ministry in Rural Parishes Doug Tooke Charter Oak C