Building a Home Field Advantage

Adult Formation Conference

February 3, 2018

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The Basic Information:

When:

February 3, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
FREE Lunch Included!

Contact:

Tricia Hoyt
480-998-3843 x104
thoyt(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

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 & includes lunch!!!

Keynote:

Tom Booth

Tom Booth

Do not be afraid! Get in the Game! Run the race!
 
The biggest game of our lives has already started, RIGHT NOW! This is not pre-season… this is it! We are on the team, we are on the field playing as if our LIVES DEPENDED on it. But who is cheering for us? Who is on our side? We have a Holy Cloud of Witnesses cheering us to victory! AND… Jesus has already WON the game! We just have to be willing to PARTICIPATE and give an effort and do our part! And who is our opponent? FEAR is usually the real enemy!
 
So remember: We have a cheering section (the Saints), we have the victory (in Jesus), we have a great team (our beautiful Roman Catholic faith) and we have the promise of God: I am who am with you always!
 
We just need to not be afraid, get in the game and run the race!

Tom Booth is a well-known composer of liturgical and praise music, as well a retreat presenter of considerable depth and talent. Tom recently completed the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona, a program based on the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the Church.

Workshops (Session 1)

Play by Play: Biblical Stories of those who went beyond

Play by Play: Biblical Stories of those who went beyond

Kevin Saunders

Exploring the lives of three Old Testament characters who went above and beyond the call to accomplish great things for God: Abraham, Moses and the Biblical powerhouse, Ruth.  These three people heard a call and responded in faith.  All three of these characters will reveal to us how we can hear and respond to God in the same way.
Kevin Saunders is the founder of the Arizona Bible Class, offered at St Patrick and eight other venues throughout the valley. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in New Testament Study from the University of Notre Dame and has studied the Bible with Jewish and Christian scholars in Israel where he continues to lead annual tours. Kevin Saunders is married to Diane and they are the proud parents of five adult children and grandparents to five grandchildren.
Beating the Full Court Press: Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Challenges in your youth.

Beating the Full Court Press: Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Challenges in your youth.

Jill McMahon

We’ve all heard it said before ” being a kid is hard these days.” Times have changed, challenges are different. College freshman are entering school at the highest rate of anxiety ever recorded. With our children’s surroundings, and world expectations, changing so rapidly how can we be of help to them? Maybe we need to change our approach to meet their world. Maybe we are the foreigner, not the World Wide Web. Jill will spend time talking about the struggles all of our youth face today, and she will help us do what you can to provide the support and guidance needed to build strong,  independent, self-assured young adults. 

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.

Hail Mary Pass: Going Deep... in prayer.

Hail Mary Pass: Going Deep... in prayer.

Tom Booth

Jesus invites us to the deep waters of the spiritual life. Jesus also invites us to not to live in fear, and invites us to live in him! How is this possible? What is the key element to the spiritual life? PRAYER… Deep prayer! Often times we don’t pray because we don’t know HOW to pray! We put our entire spiritual life ON THE MASS! That’s it! “That’s my prayer!” But the liturgy is the source and summit of the Christian life – not the entire life of the Christian. This break-out will be an invitation and an experience of simple and deep prayer. 
Tom Booth is a well-known composer of liturgical and praise music, as well a retreat presenter of considerable depth and talent. Tom recently completed the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona, a program based on the Desert Fathers and Mothers of the Church.
Scouting the Farm Team: Understanding & Engaging the Young Adult Church

Scouting the Farm Team: Understanding & Engaging the Young Adult Church

Jill Bagshaw

Today’s young adults are from the millennial generation, which came of age at the speed of innovation and is the first generation to grow up exposed to a 24-hour news cycle of crisis.  They are the largest percentage of our workforce as well as the future of our Church.  Young adults cannot be reduced to the sum of their generational characteristics, however; millennials are individual souls searching for meaning in life.  How can we as the Church support our young adults in order to mentor this generation?  Research will be presented followed by interactive discussion about how to best shepherd our young adults at St. Patrick and beyond.
Jill Bagshaw is a music minister who has worked in the Diocese of Phoenix for 20 years.  Family life and professional life blend seamlessly as Jill has worked alongside her husband ministering to teenagers on over 50 high school retreats.  Jill brings her perspective as a wife, mother, friend, and minister to her new role at St. Patrick in Young Adult Ministry, which speaks to her passion for the future of the Church.

Workshops (Session 2)

Chalkboard Talk: Catholic Basics

Chalkboard Talk: Catholic Basics

Fr. Eric Tellez

Word and Sacrament – The Mass.

Some inspiring insights into our Catholic faith and how the Word of God is honored and shared. The Word leads us to make present the Word himself, Jesus Christ, to those who have just had this Word proclaimed to them. A ritual carried out for 2,000 years and still much to unravel and experience!
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.
Huddle Up: Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

Huddle Up: Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

Tricia Hoyt & Sharon Fabyanic

Core principles all families can use for positive communication; strategies to engage children, teens and adults in healthy interactions, and plentiful examples to take home and use immediately.

Tricia Hoyt is Director of Evangelization, Family Ministry and Adult Formation at St. Patrick. She is a biblical scholar, author, and storyteller, and has served the Diocese of Phoenix for over 30 years. Sharon Fabyanic is on staff at St. Patrick as the Coordinator of Elementary Formation & Young Disciples.

Special Teams: We are Better Together with our Outreach Partners

Special Teams: We are Better Together with our Outreach Partners

Mary Permoda & a panel of outreach partners

Come and encounter three “Special Team” partners who take Living Beyond Sunday to new heights! The St Patrick Social Justice and Outreach team—Mary Permoda, Barb Nicol, Kathy Kaplan and Sandy Meyer, will introduce a panel of representatives from three organizations with whom we serve in partnership: Cancer Support CommunityVista del Camino, and Catholic Charities Community Services.

Mary, Barb, Kathy and Sandy serve on the St Patrick pastoral staff. They will be joined by a panel of people from partner organizations.

Wild Card: Bullying and Trauma

Wild Card: Bullying and Trauma

Brad Snyder

“Bullying” and “trauma” have been in the news a lot recently, but what exactly do these terms mean?  This session defines bullying, trauma, and other related words and phrases – including terms like “trauma-informed,” “toxic stress,” and “adverse childhood experiences” – and describes the relationship between them.  More importantly, the session presents practical strategies for addressing bullying, protecting yourself from trauma, and effectively dealing with traumatized children, family members, and peers.

Brad explains children to adults and to clients ranging from the U.S. Justice Department to Cartoon Network. Experts describe Brad’s parenting book, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, as an “urgent ‘must-read.’” Titles from his What Every Child Needs To Know children’s book series (…About Elvis Presley, …About Cancer, …About Punk Rock, …About The Economy, …About Pizza and …About Coffee), which he coauthors with Dr. Marc Engelsgjerd to explain adults to children, have received numerous accolades, including being a “staff pick” at the Museum of Modern Art bookstore in New York City.

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Please note… Each adult attending must fill out a separate registration form. If childcare is needed, they only need to be included once.