Workshop Session B

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:30pm

Workshop B1 (Outreach Track)
Outreach to LBGT Persons – The Church is a Home to All
Speaker: Rev. Val Handwerker (Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Memphis TN)

As Cathedral churches, we are well placed to welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. How do we make sure that everyone feels welcome in our Cathedrals? Initiated by the Bishop, such a diocesan ministry to LBGT persons has met at the Cathedral in Memphis for ten years. His introductory teaching, “The Church as home to all people of God,” will be the starting point for this workshop.


Workshop B2 
A Culture of Encounter: Sacramental Ministry in the Church
Speaker: Rev. Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles CA)

Pope Francis has referred to the Church as a “Field Hospital,” and the first thing we are called to do is to heal wounds. What, if any, impact does this have on our policies regarding the celebration of the sacraments, specifically for weddings, funerals, baptisms?


Workshop B3 (Communications and Development Track)
Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Cathedral Legacy Foundations
Speakers: Rev. Msgr. Robert Ritchie (Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York NY) and Emily Carlson Hjelm (Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN).

Workshop description is coming.


Workshop B4 (Rector and Pastor Track)
Beacons of Hope: Rural and Smaller Cathedrals
Speakers: Rev. Richard Adam (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport IA) and Rev. Msgr. John Ecker (Saint Paul Cathedral, Yakima WA).

An interactive workshop for rectors and pastors that focuses on the challenges of leading a rural or smaller Cathedral. Discuss your challenges and opportunities with current leaders who understand your unique situation.


Workshop B5 (Learning Track)
Teaching the Generations: Life-long Learning
Speaker: William J. Cahoy, Ph. D. (Saint John’s School of Theology + Seminary, Collegeville MN)

One of the great challenges and opportunities in the life of the church is the ongoing catechesis of our parishioners. How can we reach the broadest possible segment of parishioners in our catechetical efforts?


Workshop B6 (Music and CRCCM Track)
Chants of the Mass (Propers II): Exploring Proper Chants and Texts of the Mass
Speakers: Jason McFarland (Zunyi Normal College, Guizhou China) and Christoph Tietze (The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco CA)

Explore the proper chants/texts of the Mass and answer the following questions: Where did they come from? What do they teach us about the theology of the entrance and communion rites in particular? How can we make these texts come alive in contemporary Catholic worship?


Workshop B7- Artist’s Retreat (Art and ACLS Track)
Artist’s Retreat
Held at The Basilica of Saint Mary until 9:30pm; dinner is included.