Religious Education Congress 2002

Highlights and New Events at Congress


ONLINE CHAT with
Bishop Edward Clark

Friday, February 15
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

SELECTED POETRY READINGS

Grand Arena Lobby
Friday & Saturday: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

"Feeding the Religious Imagination"

Come and listen to words of Wisdom and of Hope. Check the schedule for poetry readings of selections by Arab women and works from "Dreamyard/LA" as well as poets Langston Hughes, Brendan Kenneally, Mary Oliver, Jessica Powers, Walt Whitman, and David Wythe.

Poetry read by ValLimar Jansen, Robert Duff, Marta Kane, Adela Franco and "Dreamyard/LA."

LABYRINTH: Walking a Sacred Path

(Hilton) San Simeon Room
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

This year Congress offers an opportunity to experience the Labyrinth – an ancient walking meditation practiced in many cultures and faith traditions. We will be waking a Chartres-style Labyrinth, the original of which was built in Chartres Cathedral in the 12th century. It continues to be used as a form of walking meditation today.

FILMING AT CONGRESS

Friday and Saturday

"Catholics in America"

This year, a joint venture of Journey Films and Family Theater Productions will be documenting some of our Congress events. The result will be a four-hour public television series exploring the history and contemporary experience of Catholics in America. You can find more information on their web site: www.catholicsinamerica.com.

EXHIBIT HALL ENTERTAINMENT 

Hall A Stage
Daily, 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.

New this year at Congress during the lunchtime periods on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the new Hall A Stage will host live entertainment.
Friday: Exodus
Saturday: Maria del Rey-Schaller & James Schaller
Sunday: TBA

 

FRIDAY HOT TOPICS CHAT

(Marriott) Gold Key Room
Friday: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

"Morality and the Next Generation: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?"

Multi-ethnic, multi-cultural campuses mean a variety of students – one-size campus ministry does not fit all. Join well-known ethicist and campus chaplain Fr. Dick Sparks for a candid conversation. Teaching morality on campus today: Who? What? How? Bring your questions and "hot topics."

ART EXHIBIT

Daily, Grand Arena Lobby

Take time to savor, linger and be inspired by the creativity of many artists. On display will be works by artists Fr. Bill Moore, SS.CC., Brother Michael O’Neill McGrath, France White and J. Michael Walker (pictured art), and others.

 

 

Young Adults at Congress 2002

EUCHARISTIC LITURGY

General/Young Adult Mass
Saturday, February 16, 2002
5:15 p.m. in Convention Ballroom ABC

Fr. Alexander Lewis will preside at this "young adult-friendly" liturgy, with Music Directors Joseph Edwards and Vincent Adams. An Associate Pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in San Pedro, Fr. Alexander trilingual – speaking Vietnamese, Spanish and English – and is a popular speaker at our Theology-On-Tap series.

WELCOME DANCE AND SOCIAL

Theme: (incorrectly listed as Mardi Gras)
Saturday, February 16, 2002
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. in the Marriott Hotel

Continue the Spirit of Celebration into the night! Dance to the DJ sounds of "Nighttime Entertainment" – they’ll get you up and moving! All are invited to come share in the fun and excitement, and celebrate 2002 in style. The cost is only $5 per person. Singles and couples are welcome!

 

 

Asian-Pacific Events at Congress 2002

MULTICULTURAL EXHIBIT
Daily, Level 2 Convention Prefunction Lobby
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come, discover the artifacts, statues and pictures as instruments that call, summon, announce or gather, symbols that are sacred and important to a culture. This exhibit is presented by the following Archdiocesan ministries: Ethnic Groups, Hispanic/Latino, Filipino and African-American.

 

VIETNAMESE LITURGY

(Marriott) Grand Ballroom
Saturday: 5:15 p.m.

Join in a celebration of liturgy in the Vietnamese perspective with presider Most Rev. Cao Dinh Thuyen, Bishop of Vinh, Vietnam.

 

SUNDAY ASIAN ASSEMBLY

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - Room 303 ABC

"Asian and Pacific Presence – Harmony in Faith"

Bishop John Cummins and Sr. Felicia Sarati, both of the Oakland Diocese, will talk on the Asian and Pacific communities in our church. Bishop Cummins is a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, which prepared the pastoral statement "Asian and Pacific Presence – Harmony in Faith."

 


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