September 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saint Aloysius Parish, 254 Burritt Street, Plantsville
Keynote Address: Dr. Bob Rice
Separate Breakout Sessions designed to address the needs of both the experienced youth minister and for those who are just starting out.
Lunch is included. $10 per person.
You will be able to attend three workshops thoughtout the day. Choose from the following:
Youth Ministry from a Pastor's Perspective
Collaborating with a Pastor – Father Sam will be leading an interactive workshop on how to effectively work as a team to serve the young people of a parish.
Presenter: Fr. Sam Kachuba, S.T.L.
The History and Future of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the US
Fill and Overflow
We cannot teach what we have never learned, nor give what we have not first received. In order for the young people in our ministries to know Christ we must first be filled with him ourselves. This workshop will explore the necessity of youth ministers being centered on Christ so that we can overflow into our youth ministry programs. A portion of the workshop will also be set aside for youth minsters to pray together for their own needs and ministries.
* Workshop CLOSED* Generation Alpha - A Whole New Ball Game
"Renewing the Vision" for Catholic Schools
Presenter: Nicole M. Perone, Director of Adult Faith Formation, Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Working in the Digital Vinyard
Using social media in ministry isn't easy - especially given the current climate of the Church. In this session, we will explore best practices, industry trends, equip you with helpful tools to work in the digital vineyard, and help engage youth and young adults online.
Presenter: John Grosso, Director of Digital Media, Diocese of Bridgeport.
Michael Wellington, Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
(860) 242 - 5573 x2678 or Michael.Wellington@aohct.org.