than 17,000 persons are expected to participate in the
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Feb. 13-16 at Anaheim Convention Center.
annual weekend conference will bring together religion
teachers from throughout the archdiocese for more than
100 workshops on spirituality, teaching methods,
scripture, social justice, and liturgy.
Archbishop Roger Mahony will celebrate Mass for the more
than 10,000 high school youths meeting for the congress
Youth Day on Thursday, Feb. 13. Archbishop Mahony will
be principal celebrant, of the congress' closing liturgy
Sunday, Feb. 16, at. 5:15 p.m.
Archbishop Jan Schotte, general secretary of the General
Synod of Bishops, will celebrate Mass at the Youth Day
and conduct workshops during the general session of the
congress Feb. 14-16.
Eugene Marino, secretary of the National Conference of
Catholic Bishops, will speak on the role of Blacks in
the Church. Bishop John Cummins of Oakland will present,
a workshop on the bishops’ pastoral letter on the
economy. Bishop Manuel Moreno of Tucson will conduct, a
workshop in Spanish.
religious education congress will provide a remarkable
opportunity for the people of the Archdiocese of Los
Angeles to be brought closer to the latest developments
of the General Synod in Rome," said Monsignor Lloyd
Torgerson, director of religious education for the
pope has constantly stressed the importance of fidelity
and union with the Church. Archbishop Schotte will be
able to tell the people of Los Angeles of the concerns
of the universal church and report to the people of Los
Angeles the issues discussed at the synod," he said.
congress is part of the whole effort of the Church to
educate both children and adults in the faith.
Mini-congresses and workshops are held throughout the
year providing catechists with valuable instruction and
help with their ministry. This congress allows them all
to come together under one roof. It allows them to be
exposed to the work of other catechists, and to speakers
they would riot, have the opportunity to hear
otherwise," said Msgr. Torgerson.
theme is "The Word Is In Your Heart.." It, comes from
Paul's letter to the Romans, given to us for our
reflection in the Liturgy that, weekend, where Paul
describes the role of the catechist:
word is near you, on your lips and in your heart . . .
if you confess with your lips that, Jesus is Lord, and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.'
called to treasure and relish God's holy word and make
it a source of our strength and commitment, and to speak
it with courage in our ministry," said Msgr. Torgerson.
Maria Harris, professor of religious education at
Andover School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts,
will address the assembly Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Edward Braxton, S.T.D. director of the Catholic Student
Center at the University of Chicago, will speak to the
assembly Saturday at. 8:30 a.m.
Teri DeSario will perform Friday night at 8 p.m. and Fr.
Jim Marchionda will perform Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
Workshops will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Spanish presenters include Fr. George Garcia and Carmen
Conference speakers include Sister Joan Chitister, O.S.B.
in "Women in the Church"; Dr. Francois Darcy-Berube on
teaching the sacraments; R Harvey J. Fields on
"Understanding Jewish Prayer”; Fr James Goode, the first
Black pastor in San Francisco, on the Black Catholic
community; Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J. on "Advertising and
the Gospel Capitalism"; Sister Alexandra Kovats on
spiritual direction; and John Sanford on "Healing and
Wholeness in the Gospels and in Psychotherapy Today.”
Registration for the general session is $22 per person.
Copyright 2000 The Tidings --
February 7, 1986
STORY INDEX |