One workshop for three afternoons
15-17 May 2013, 1:30-5:00 pm
|A-301||ANIMATING YOUTH GROUPS|
Youth-groups, whether in the form of movements, associations, federations, clubs, sodalities, teams, etc., are an important setting for youth ministry. Animating youth groups refers to the growth-enabling (educative) relationship between youth minister and young people. It is, therefore, the aim of this short course to situate youth groups and group experience within the total picture of youth ministry, to understand its dynamics and to learn the basic skills in youth group animation so as to enable the participants to become empowered youth animators. Fr. Duds Hila, SDB shares some insights on how one could be an effective animator today.
|A-302||BIBLE WORKS: A GLIMPSE ON THE BIBLIODRAMA|
Fr. Boyet Enar of the Diocese of Kabankalan guides the participants to explore creative ways in introducing the Scriptures to the young using various approaches from BIBLIODRAMA and other innovative strategies. This workshop aims to make our catechetical and youth formation sessions relevant, building community and transforming young people’s lives.
|A-303||BREAKING AND SHARING THE WORD (BIBLE-SHARING METHODS)|
Ms. Aleli Gutierrez, from Bukal ngTipan Pastoral Team, guides the participants in learning and facilitating Bible-Sharing methods such as: 7-step Gospel-sharing Method, 3RSS and Bible Text Map (for personal sharing); Group Response (for a group to respond to a social issue): Look-Listen-Love (for a group to help practically a group member in need).
|A-304||CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING (YOUTH VERSION)|
Fr. Monch Aldana, SDB introduces the participants to the basic principles of the Catholic social teachings, and helps them apply these to the social realities of today.
Mr. Tat Ponce offers the participants skills in the use of the black/whiteboard through drawings as a classical technique for effectively re-telling the story of Jesus in the school and parish settings.
|A-306||DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IN THE YEAR OF FAITH: SPEAKING TO HIM IN SILENCE, LISTENING TO HIS WORD|
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “Faith is first of all a personal adherence of man to God” (CCC#150). This personal adherence can be achieved by developing a relationship with God, which, in the contemplative tradition, is the essence of prayer. The workshop will introduce two prayers: Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. These prayers, while differing in methodology, have the common goal of deepening one’s relationship with God. To underscore the healing effects of prayers, workshop will likewise cover the “Human Condition” which explains man’s difficulties in obeying God and being Christ-like. Ms. Rosario Montalban, the presenter of this workshop, is a member of the Contemplative Outreach Philippines. She has been commissioned by the Contemplative Outreach Worldwide to present these prayers to a variety of audiences seeking to deepen their relationship with God.
|A-307||FAMILY CATECHESIS TODAY THROUGH LITURGICAL BIBLE STUDY|
Catechesis in the family has been, is, and will always be the primary form and place of catechesis for all the baptized. The changes that families undergo today call for an updating of our understanding and praxis of family catechesis. In this workshop, Mr. Santi Edralin and his team present family catechesis and the challenges it is facing, as well as present-day strategies that fit the situation of Catholic families today. This workshop consists of theological and pastoral reflections on family catechesis and sharing of some of its best practices by parents and catechists.
|A-308||COUNSELING FOR NON-COUNSELORS: HEALING TRAUMA & PHOBIAS“|
A person fully alive is God’s greatest glory.” Experience the joy of liberating a person from the chains that have bound him for many years. The process is very simple considering the freedom and power that result after years of debilitating life. The only qualification is compassion.Fr. Dennis Paez, SDB facilitates this 3-day workshop.
|A-309||JOURNEYING WITH THE STUDENTS: YOUTH MINISTRY IN CAMPUS|
Mr. Loreto S. San Juan of the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines conducts a three- afternoon workshop geared toward an exchange of life stories and experiences in dealing and handling students and youth, that aims to identify and develop effective strategies in ministering to the post-modern generation. With increased awareness and understanding of Campus Ministry following Cardjin’s Methodology of See-Judge-Act, the workshop encounter hopes to journey from “what it is” to “what it should be.”
|A-310||KAGANDAHANG-LOOB, AN EDUCATING-EVANGELIZING PARADIGM TODAY|
Fr. Armand Robleza, SDB aims to present in this lecture series the educating-evangelizing ministry as spiritual journey akin to someone maturing in prayer and in the ways of the Lord. The divine seduction starts with an invitation to leave one’s comfort zones and enter the lives of the young and the poor with its kagandahang-loob. Then the necessary pains of purification through malasakit come. Further, he has to confront his [spiritual] pride, realizing he is not the hero: it is the community that actually educates and shapes the young. This is the Filpino value of kapwa. Such is the unspeakable joy of the ministry. When these values are taken as a personal lifestyle as pasiya, sadya at kusa, we have the servant-leader of the community. It is all, as Filipinos say, tadhana. Fr. Robleza calls this the spiritual tipping point.
|A-311||KATEKISTA: MAG-EXPLORE TAYO (SELF-EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES FOR CATECHISTS)|
Ms. Hiyasmin Campos offers various self-exploration techniques for open-mindedness to know and understand the “self” better in order to be more effective and joy-”full” catechists. She makes use of psychoanalytic tools for introspection and sharing, prayer and dancing.
|A-312||LEARNING STRESS MANAGEMENT FROM BIBLICAL CHARACTERS|
How can the laity cooperate in the Church’s work of evangelization amidst today’s stress and stressors? Using biblical character as models, participations can gain insights on how to manage their stresses in life. Dr. Nati Pagadut, a religious educator, bible professor, and guidance counselor facilitates this 3-day afternoon workshop.
|A-313||LITURGY: ALIVE! (DESIGNING LITURGIES FOR YOUTH)|
Ms. Joy Candelario of the Buka ng Tipan Pastoral Team shares her experiences and helps participants develop skills in designing creative, participative, and relevant liturgies for youth.
|A-314||MUSIC AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES IN CATECHESIS|
Music is an integral part in catechetical teaching. Lessons are not complete without singing and dancing. Lessons are easier to remember when they are put into music, and the children sing these lessons with melodies and bring them to the streets, in their play area, and at home, sharing these lessons in songs with their friends and playmates. Here are some of the music activities to be given by Mr. Charles Javier: Singing in Catechesis, Story and Summary songs, Memorizing Bible Passages and Books through Songs, Sunday Gospel and Biblical Songs, etc.
|A-315||SIGN LANGUAGE FOR SONG ANIMATION|
Ms. Rosemarie Panlasigue, a sign language teacher at Catholic Deaf Care and guidance counsellor for deaf learners at La Salle Greenhills, guides participants in learning Basic Sign Language and developing expressive and receptive skills in song interpretation using sign language. This workshop challenges them to create ideas and to experiment in finding beautiful ways to interpret and animate songs using symbolism in the language of the deaf.
|A-316||SIMBAHAN SA KAPITBAHAYAN, SIMBAHAN NG KABATAAN – YOUTH AND BEC|
Today, more than ever, dioceses are seriously concretizing the vision of a participatory church through the formation of BECs. However, the presence of the young, though always a gift to the community, can be a challenge. How can the young grow in the context of BECs? How can we nurture their capacities and enable them to be co-responsible with the adults? This workshop to be facilitated by Mr. Noel Judith and Nhap Velasquez of Bukal ng Tipan Center aims to tackle this urgent task of youth ministers, building the church through the young.
|A-317||TEACHING VALUES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMING ARTS|
Mr. Eric Pablo, an organizational development designer/facilitator and a director for both stage and television, shares in this workshop his expertise and insights on how to conduct values education sessions through the techniques used in the performing arts. The method of teaching he uses for this workshop is experimental.
|A-318||USING GAMES FOR CATECHESIS AND YOUTH MINISTRY|
Atty. Marie Gutierrez, from the Chi-Rho Movement, shares her experiences in using games in youth ministry and catechetical sessions.
|A-319||YOUTH AND NEW MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS – ISSUES, CHALLENGES, INSIGHTS|
Mr. Anthony Roman of the Office of Social Communications of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences aims to help youth ministers tackle issues and challenges in youth and new media communications in this workshop with particular emphasis on Internet, social media, and cellphone use. Dynamics will include common reflection, sharing, and short film showing. Frameworks for analysis will include Communio et Progressio, the Church’s magna carta for communications, and relevant Pontifical World’s Communication Day messages.
|A-320||YOUTH FORMATION SESSIONS: HOW?|
Mr. Joseph Angelo Guevarra of the Bukal ng Tipan Youth Team offers the participants skills in designing and facilitating integral and interactive faith formation sessions for young people.
|A-321||ANG GAWANG EBANGHELISASYON SA PILIPINAS: ILANG MGA TALA SA KASAYSAYAN|
Ang kumperensyang ito ay tugon sa dalawang katotohanan sa atingSimbahan ditto saPilipinas: ang “Taon ng Pananampalataya” naitinawag ni papa Benito XVI (Oktubre 2012) at ang “Live Christ, Share Christ” napanawagang pastoral ng CBCP (23 Hulyo 2012). Ang paksa na tatalakayin ni Fr. Nestor Impelido, SDB ay naglalaman ng tatlong bahagi:(a) Ang konteksto ng gawang ebanghelisasyon sa Pilipinas: mga tala ng kasaysayan; (b) Ang ilang mga santo ng mga Pilipino: mga halimbawa ng gawang ebanghelisasyon; at (k) Ang kasaysayanng mga simbahang lokal: paghahalimbawa.
|A-322||SOCIAL TEACHINGS, CATECHESIS AND YOUTH MINISTRY|
The Catholic Social Teachings have often been referred to as the “best kept secret of the Church.” Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ will lead the catechists and youth ministers who are involved in the formation of youth toward the promotion of social justice, peace and integrity of creation by way of social analysis and reflection that, it is hoped, will effect social transformation.Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ, is the Executive Director of St. Hannibal Empowerment Center.
|A-323||LEARNING TO CATECHIZE FROM MARY, THE CATECHIST OF JESUS|
Good catechesis is essential for the New Evangelization. Fr. Renato de Guzman, SDB leads the participants in this workshop to a catechesis where the Word of God is primary source,and Mary, as presented in the Scriptures, is the model in doing catechesis. In this method initiation, education and instruction are intentionally planned so that the three elements of good catechesis are experienced by the catechized. The participants will have a hands-on exercise in writing a lesson using this biblical Marian catechetical method.
|A-324||THE MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY: COMMUNICATING WELCOME IN CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS AND SERVICES|
We have heard about the reasons why some Catholic services seem to be pushing away the faithful—bad homilies, lifeless liturgical format, impersonal ceremonies, bad examples of clergy. But there seems to be little talk about how we need to improve hospitality every time people come over or try to connect with the church. The seminar, facilitated by Fr. Fidel Orendain,SDB, offers introductory training and catechesis for individuals and institutions looking to COMMUNICATE hospitality by appropriately welcoming people to worship, and tending to their needs. It is for ushers, greeters, front desk personnel and phone operators who create the first, and sometimes last impressions about what Catholic reception and celebrations are all about.
|A-325||YOUTH CULTURE AND SPIRITUALITY|
The workshop aims to raise the level of consciousness and of professionalism of the participants to the world of youth, youth studies and youth ministry specifically from the perspective of statistics, psychology, sociology, and pastoral theology.Special youth concerns and issues are discussed in relation to emerging realities and the challenges the participants will be encountering.
Furthermore, the workshop also explores how we are to accompany young people in their spiritual growth and development. The Salesian Youth Spirituality is suggested as one example of accompanying young people. Br. Raymond Callo, SDB facilitates this 3-day workshop.
|A-326||SMART PARENTHOOD: Matalinong Panonood|
Atty. Eugenio Villareal, Chairman, MTRCB /Sr. Consolata Manding, SSP, Pauline Institute of Communication of Asia