The Basic Information:
February 8, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Great teams know what it means to have a home field advantage. We will build ours by strengthening the pillars of our community - Hospitality, Liturgy, Stewardship, Social Justice, and Formation - through engaging talks and workshops. Don’t miss this half day conference as, together, we continue building a home field advantage where we can know, love and serve God more as Christian Disciples in Mission who are Living Beyond Sunday.
Registration is FREE!
There will be a "Tailgate" with free snacks between Workshop 1 & 2.
Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer on spirituality and prayer. She offers preached retreats throughout the United States. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband and three children. She will be here at St. Patrick for three events, the first of which is the Keynote at our conference this year.
Workshops Session 1 (10:00 - 10:45 am)
Huddle Up: Creating a culture of family prayer
Brian Cannon & Sharon Fabyanic
Brian serves as Director of Evangelization and Family Life and Sharon serves as Coordinator of Elementary Formation & Young Disciples here at St. Patrick.
The Whole Nine Yards: Praying through life's ups and downs
Fr. Eric Tellez & Paul Hillebrand
For over 20 years, Fr. Eric Tellez has been the Pastor here at St. Patrick. He is also coaches Special Teams for the Sunnyslope Vikings High School Football team. Paul Hillebrand serves as the Director of Music here at St. Patrick and is a published composer.
Tailgate: Sacredness of the family meal, Eucharist
Adam Stein serves as our Coordinator of Communications here at St. Patrick. He is a husband and father of three boys.
MVPs: Praying with the saints
Becky & James Whitaker
Becky serves as Coordinator of Youth Ministry here at St. Patrick and her husband, James, is the Youth Minister at the Franciscan Renewal Center.
More than Hail Mary Pass: Different and deeper forms of prayer
Fr. Sam Nasada, OFM
Sam was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He moved to the United States to get his degrees in Industrial Engineering, and went on to work in the manufacturing industries in southern California for a few years. After becoming more active with the local Church and the Indonesian Catholic young adult group in Los Angeles, he started discerning a call to priesthood and religious life. He joined the Franciscans in 2010, professed solemn vows in 2016, and obtained his Master of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in 2017. When the socio-political climate of the country seemed to be increasingly anti-immigrant, he decided to help establish a new Franciscan community in Elfrida, near the bordertown of Douglas, Arizona. He was recently ordained a priest at the Our Lady of the Angels Conventual Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center.
Workshops Session 2 (11:30 - 12:15 pm)
Groundskeeper: Environmental awareness
A native of Massachusetts, Fr. Andre received a Doctor of Theology from Université catholique de Louvain. His dissertation concentrated on Bible and Church History and was awarded Magna cum Laude. He taught at Assumption College in Worcester, MA for 30 years. While there he served as a Professor of Theology, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Associate Academic Dean, and Vice President for Religious Affairs. Before arriving in Scottsdale, Fr Andre was pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Gardner, MA.
Away Game: A panel of local agencies
Guided by Mary Permoda & Fernando Gomez
Mary Permoda serves as the Director of Pastoral Activities and Fernando Gomez is the Coordinator of Stewardship and Development here at St. Patrick. They will guide the conversation in this session and will be joined by local partner agencies who are living the mission daily through their ministry.
The Coaching Staff: Parenting and Grandparenting with peace and justice
Sharon serves as Coordinator of Elementary Formation & Young Disciples here at St. Patrick.
Good Sportsmanship: Loving your neighbor in a divided world
Jill McMahon is a licensed professional counselor. She has specialized in working with Survivors of Suicide and generalized grief for the last 16 years. She can be found providing suicide prevention and postvention presentations and trainings around the community, as well as speaking about Survivors of Suicide and survivor grief, nationally and internationally.
Game Plan: 7 principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Megan Popa & Jacob DeRusha
Megan serves as the Coordinator of Social Justice & Outreach Ministries and Jacob serves as the coordinator of Youth Ministry here at St. Patrick.
Online Registration is Open!
Online registration is open until Friday, January 31 at 5:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!