Building a Home Field Advantage

Adult Formation Conference

February 23, 2019

REGISTRATION CLOSED - BUT WALK-IN WILL BE AVAILABLE!

The Basic Information:

 

 

When:

February 23, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Lunch Included!

Contact:

John Konicek
480-998-3843 x102
jkonicek@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:

Brian Cannon

Brian Cannon

Keynote: Rooted

Brian Cannon serves as Director of Evangelization and Family Life for St. Patrick Catholic Community. A graduate of Arizona State University and Loyola University New Orleans, Brian has spent the past 15 years committed to empowering families in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with great joy, an open heart and a passion for justice. In addition to being a local and national speaker, Brian has sought to bring creativity into evangelization through cultural celebrations, podcasts, and even brewing beer. Brian and his wife, Mary, have twin daughters, Adeline and Eleanor. They live in Gilbert, Arizona.

 

Workshops (Session 1)

The Ground Game: Labyrinth Prayer

The Ground Game: Labyrinth Prayer

John Konicek

The Sacred Labyrinth is a prayer practice where quiet reflection can draw our heart closer to God, and silent steps along the peaceful paths can deepen the prayer experience Labyrinths have been used in the Catholic church since the fourth century. In the middle ages, several cathedrals in Europe installed labyrinths as a permanent and prominent feature in the floor of the naves, often as the first pattern one encounters as stepping into the cathedral. The most famous may be the one in Chartres Cathedral in Paris. Our experience with the Sacred Labyrinth will offer us a chance to prayerfully slow down and recall our journey of faith. It will be an opportunity to walk with the Lord.

Dr. Konicek received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. John has taught theology at the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry Boston College, The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, The Graduate Theological Union, Loyola University New Orleans, and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He has also offered retreats and served as a spiritual director for numerous retreat centers throughout the US.

Time Out: Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Challenges in your youth.

Time Out: Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Challenges in your youth.

Jill McMahon

 

You thought you were preparing your child for college. Preparing your child to live independently, think independently, behave morally, and dig deep into their studies. You skim all of the "How to" books, set a good example, and sway your children away from bad influences. You are doing everything in your ability to raise a well-rounded, compassionate little human. You thought you were doing it all right, UNTIL, the moment you witness your child saddled with anxiety. Then you call every parenting decision you have made into question. Jill will share with you what she knows and what she is seeing when it comes to working with anxious youth. It is a problem that she is seeing rise consistently in our youth from year to year. Jill will point out simple ways we can abate this anxiety, or acknowledge its presence when it decides to sit down at the dinner table with our families. Why are the kids of today experiencing anxiety at an alarming rate, and what can we do about it?

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.

Warning Track, Wall: The next generations

Warning Track, Wall: The next generations

Scott & Jill Bagshaw

 

 

Touchdown! Winning with Generation Z. Many caring parents and grandparents wonder how to navigate the challenges of our modern times. If you have a young person aged 3-18 in your life, you are involved in shaping Generation Z, a group over 70 million strong with unique traits, characteristics, and talents. This breakout session will present current research and what it is revealing about this generation as well as practical tips on how to influence and guide the spirituality of these young people. You are an amazing parent! We are here to support you.

Scott and Jill Bagshaw have been married for 17 years and both serve on our St. Patrick staff. Scott has worked in the Diocese of Phoenix as a Youth Minister for over twenty years, serving hundreds of high school students, families, and Core team members. Scott grew up at St. Maria Goretti parish, the second church to have Life Teen, and was mentored by the Vice President of Life Teen, International. Scott serves as the organizer for Acts 2:42, the Diocese of Phoenix outreach to Youth Ministers. He is the Phoenix Area Contact for Life Teen, International. Scott is in studies to become a Spiritual Director and is a Certified Life Coach who brings his unique ministry experience to his speaking engagements, one-on-one coaching, and ministry. Jill has worked in the Diocese of Phoenix as a music minister and music teacher for over twenty years. She's had the wonderful opportunity to work in many parish settings as a music support team member, giving her a wide understanding of liturgical expression throughout the Diocese of Phoenix. Jill is a small business owner and in studies for a Master's Degree in Theology. Scott and Jill have three children, and the Bagshaw family have been parishioners of St. Patrick for 13 years. 

 

 

If These Walls Could Talk: The Spirituality found in our worship space

If These Walls Could Talk: The Spirituality found in our worship space

Fr. Eric Tellez

Catholics can know the presence of God through all our senses. This includes our Art and Environment found in our sanctuary and on our grounds. What does our worship space try to reveal to us about the presence of God. Fr Eric takes a look at all our sacred signs to remind us of God’s presence with us.

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.
A League of their Own: Women of our faith

A League of their Own: Women of our faith

Tricia Hoyt

Where do we find heroes to offer inspiration for our lives? How might we identify powerhouse women whose example can shape our own Catholic faith--even in the Gospel of Matthew, not renowned for its emphasis on the discipleship of women? Come on an adventure in discovery with biblical scholar and storyteller Tricia Hoyt, former staff member of St Patrick. You will be fascinated and renewed.

Tricia Hoyt recently retired as our 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.

Workshops (Session 2)

7th Inning Stretch: Contemplative prayer

7th Inning Stretch: Contemplative prayer

Megan Popa

Contemplative prayer practices help us open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to feel God's loving presence in the midst of our every day lives. In this session we will slow down and take a look at some ideas and practices that can help us take a more contemplative stance when it comes to prayer and life.

Megan Popa has been part of the St. Patrick community for over 20 years. After receiving degrees from Arizona State University, she spent several years working at the parish as a Youth Minister. In the last ten years her opportunities to serve God through her passions has been diverse. From volunteering with orphaned and abandoned children in the Dominican Republic, to managing restaurants and owning and operating a food truck, to working with adults with special needs, Megan has found God's presence and love in all peoples and places. She has recently rejoined the staff at St. Patrick as the Coordinator of Baptism, Ministry of Care and Hospitality. She is currently enrolled in a two year program called the "Living School" at the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico where she is studying the Christian mystical tradition with some of the greatest living contemplative teachers.

The Penalty Box: A look at confession and reconciliation

The Penalty Box: A look at confession and reconciliation

John Konicek

One of the foundations of the Catholic Tradition is the forgiveness of sins. The practice of forgiveness has undergone many different developments and changes over the centuries. What is the theology of what we call the Sacrament of Penance? How has our understanding progressed since Vatican II? During this workshop we will take a contemporary look at the various dimensions for how God embraces us in love and reconciliation, especially how we concretely celebrate this great gift.

Dr. Konicek received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. John has taught theology at the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry Boston College, The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, The Graduate Theological Union, Loyola University New Orleans, and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He has also offered retreats and served as a spiritual director for numerous retreat centers throughout the US.

Full Court Press: Tenacious Defense against Bullies and Cyber-bullies

Full Court Press: Tenacious Defense against Bullies and Cyber-bullies

Brad Snyder

Based on the trainings the Arizona Department of Health Services is providing to school districts across the state, this workshop examines the latest bullying statistics, unpacks cyberbullying, and provides tips and techniques participants can use to address bullying in their own communities and households. Spoiler alert: there is hope!

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.

X's and O's: Creating a Culture of Love in your Family

X's and O's: Creating a Culture of Love in your Family

Brian Cannon

Our family schedules can sometimes become busy and chaotic. How do we keep God's love at the center of our families while still rocking in out in the world?
Brian Cannon serves as Director of Evangelization and Family Life for St. Patrick Catholic Community. A graduate of Arizona State University and Loyola University New Orleans, Brian has spent the past 15 years committed to empowering families in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with great joy, an open heart and a passion for justice. In addition to being a local and national speaker, Brian has sought to bring creativity into evangelization through cultural celebrations, podcasts, and even brewing beer.  Brian and his wife, Mary, have twin daughters, Adeline and Eleanor. They live in Gilbert, Arizona.
 

 

 

 

Playing by the Rules: Scripture

Playing by the Rules: Scripture

Fr. Andre

This workshop will compare the dynamics of Exodus 19 in the Old Testament with Matthew 25 in the New Testament. Fr. Andre will cover the theology of the Ten Commandments and the Six Mandates for Eternal Life.
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.