October 12 - Monday

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PASTORAL WORKSHOP 1:

Fully Human: Introduction to Theology of the Body

Speaker: Merlin Joshua Agcamaran

Collected from St John Paul II’s writings, Theology of the Body is a message of hope, beauty and life. Formed in His image and likeness, our bodies reveal divine truths about who we are and how we love. Come join us in an introduction to the theology of our bodies!

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CREATIVE WORKSHOP 1:

The Word Made Art: Calligraphy Workshop

Speaker: Queency Paraiso

Calligraphy and lettering are beautiful ways to express our faith. Creating art, while meditating on Scripture and quotes from saints, is a creative path to pray and encounter God. The Word Made Art is a beginner-level workshop for those who would like to spread the Word in their own creative way. Developing our talents and prayer life leads us to becoming Fully Alive!

 
 
 

October 13 - Tuesday

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PASTORAL WORKSHOP 2:

Heaven Sent: Holiness in Relationships

Speaker: Vince & Cay Granado

Discerning our vocation is discovering who we are meant to become. The happiest and most fulfilled we can be is when we are fully ourselves. Vince and Cay will lead us in a discussion on the process of discernment, the desire for love, the beauty of sexuality, the path to holiness, and the need to trust the Author of our lives. These topics will be explored through the lens of the many relationships in our lives: friends, family, and a significant other.

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CREATIVE WORKSHOP 2:

The Missionary Brand: Graphic Design Workshop

Speaker: Martin Angeles

As Christians, we believe everything is created with purpose for a purpose. We live in a time where the tools to create are so accessible that anyone with a smartphone can be a designer! In this graphic arts workshop, Martin will show us his approach to design with the true, good, and beautiful in mind. Martin will be discussing the tools and techniques to digital design-making using the “canva” software as a platform. He will also be sharing his Catholic approach to design and how the practice of creativity is a means to fully live out our missionary call.

 
 
 

October 14 - Wednesday

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PASTORAL WORKSHOP 3:

Love Your Neighbor: Racism & Social Injustice

Speaker: Fr. Stephen Thorne

Jesus tells us the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love our neighbor (Mark 12:30-31). In today’s turbulent times, what does the Church and our Catholic faith tell us about loving our neighbor by addressing racism and social injustice? This workshop will help us to more fully understand Jesus’s commands and how we can take action against racism as Catholics.

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CREATIVE WORKSHOP 3:

Heart For Worship: Songwriting Workshop

Speaker: Bimbo Yerro

“Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalm 96:1) The book of Psalms is filled with songs of worship. St Augustine once said, “He who sings prays twice.” How beautiful it is to pursue God by turning our prayers into songs! Find a new way to express your love for God by learning how to write your own songs. Discover how you can expand your musical abilities and develop the God-given talents you are blessed with!

 
 
 

October 15 - Thursday

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PASTORAL WORKSHOP 4:

The Virtual Vineyard: Online Ministry

Speaker: John Yumul

We have fully entered the “new normal” where all of our activities and events are done virtually. What does ministry look like? How can we keep households, assemblies and other gatherings engaging and fulfilling? How can we continue to evangelize? The Virtual Vineyard workshop is a series of interviews with SFC and CFC members across the US who will share some of the challenges we face and best practices to overcome them. Even though the world is standing still, the mission still continues!

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CREATIVE WORKSHOP 4:

G-sus: Learning to Play Guitar for Worship (Beginner & Advanced)

Speaker: Patrick Coronel, Emman Espino

“Give thanks to the Lord on the harp; on the ten-stringed lyre offer praise.” (Psalm 33:2) Playing the guitar is a way to pray not just with our hearts, but also with our bodies and talents! If you are a beginner, we will have a practical lesson with techniques and approaches to get you started on your musical journey. If you are experienced, we will have an advanced session to help us take the next step. In both sessions, we will play together, pray together and give our worship to the Lord!

 
 
 

October 17 - Saturday

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PLENARY WORKSHOP:

heart to Heart: Holy Hour Workshop

Speaker: Julienne Calasanz

Inspired by St John Paul II, this workshop explores the beauty of prayer – falling in love with Jesus and entering more deeply into His Eucharistic Presence.  Do you thirst for Him? Does your heart burn for Him? He waits for you. Real heart-to-heart conversation with God changes and transforms us. Let us encounter our Source and Summit and allow our hearts to be filled by His beauty, mercy and goodness.

 

Resources:

Bl. Carlo Acutis website

Lumen Gentium, Chapter 2 -  A Vatican II Document

Encyclical on the Eucharist by JP2

Books:

Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert

Consoling the Heart of Christ by Fr. Michael Gaitely

In Sinu Jesu

Practicing the Love of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus Ligouri