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2010 SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention: Stand Firm in the Faith
General Workshops

Attendees to the 2010 Convention purchasing Adult/General tickets have a choice of the following workshops.

Please Note: Workshop 8B "U Got 2 Pray!" with Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR is no longer available for non-Teen tickets.

Workshops which have sold out will be marked as "Sold Out".

Workshops Available to the Young Adults ticket can be viewed by Clicking Here.

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Friday, September 3, 2010
Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arena
Talk: 1A
Reflections on St. Francis
Workshop with John Michael Talbot
John Michael Talbot Award-winning Catholic Singer/Songwriter;
Founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity
Berryville, AR

How did St. Francis, one of the most popular saints, stand firm in his conversion of faith? His experience can encourage and teach us all.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 1B
Reconciliation Service
Workshop with Msgr. Alex Aclan
Msgr. Alex Aclan Vicar for Clergy,
Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Communal reconciliation emphasizes that our sins affect others and our reconciliation is with the community as well as with God. In this hour, you will be nourished by the prayers of others, and have the opportunity for a brief private confession. (The only other confession time is on Saturday during lunch in Hall A.)
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 1C
Lessons from the Holy Angels on Standing Firm in the Faith
Workshop with Dominic Berardino
Dominic Berardino President, SCRC
Burbank, CA

The good angels remained faithful to God after being severely tested in their calling. Find out how their example can help us become stronger in our call to be united with God.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 1D
Practicing Persistent Prayer
Workshop with Kay Murdy
Kay Murdy Author, Speaker,
togetherwithgodsword.com
Whittier, CA

It is important to bring our needs to God and to ask for God's grace in all circumstances. This prayer brings us into God's presence and releases God's grace in our lives and those we are praying for. Kay's workshop will offer practical help in persisting in prayer in our daily lives and standing firm in the faith.
Session 2: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arena
Talk: 2A
Dealing With Doubt
Sr. Linda Koontz Spirit of the Lord International Mission,
El Paso, TX

How do we stand firm in the faith when we are assailed with doubt? Sr. Linda will encourage us to never lose heart when our faith is being tested.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 2B
Faith in Focus in Trying Times
Workshop with Fr. John Hampsch, CMF
Fr. John Hampsch, CMF Claretian Teaching Ministry,
Torrance, CA

Sorry looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up. Which way are you looking? This talk explains how to use trials and adversities to refocus your entire spiritual life.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 2C
Safe and Secure
Workshop with Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR
Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR Redemptorist Parish Ministry,
Whittier, CA

"What we FEAR is HERE", we are told. But there is no fear when we put on St. Paul's Armor of God. We will explore what this means for our daily lives.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 2D
Encourage One Another to Stand Firm in the Faith!
Workshop with Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC
Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC Pastor,
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish,
Santa Paula, CA

The ideal of our Christian faith is that the whole world is to be Christ loving himself in and through each of us. In this workshop we will learn and discover ways, as the Body of Christ, to grow in our spiritual lives, to encourage one another and to stand firm in our faith with peace and joy in a troubled world.
Session 3: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arena
Talk: 3A
U Got 2 Believe!
Workshop with Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR
Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR Francesco Productions,
Bronx, NY

All are Welcome, including Youth Groups and Teens with Parent-Guardian
How do we follow Christ in this dark world full of hurt? Fr. Stan understands the hearts of young and old and will share his passionate encouragement on staying close to Jesus in all things.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 3B
An Invitation
Workshop with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Fr. Lou Cerulli Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada

In scripture, God invites us in many ways: "Put out into the deep." "Open, come, meet me in a new way." "Behold, I am doing something new....Do you not perceive it?" "I stand knocking at the door of your heart." "Fear not." Join Fr. Lou in a walk of faith founded in strength and a refreshed spirit.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 3C
You Duped Me, O'Lord
Workshop with Fr. George Reynolds
Fr. George Reynolds Associate Pastor,
St. Cornelius Parish,
Long Beach, CA

This talk will help us to learn to allow God's plan in our lives to unfold, and like the prophet Jeremiah, to trust in God's love and mercy for us.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 3D
Let Him Who is Without Sin
Workshop with Fr. Joshua Lee
Fr. Joshua Lee Pastor,
St. Hilary Parish,
Pico Rivera, CA

Recovery of the penitential spirit moves us to understand and be the compassion of Christ. What is the recovery of the penitential spirit? Why is it important?
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Session 4: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Arena
Talk: 4A
Faith: The Door to Peace
Workshop with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Fr. Jim Nisbet Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA

Faith is the very first step in our relationship with the Lord. Faith causes our salvation, enables us to trust that we will be saved, and opens us to the Lord's direction in everyday events.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 4B
How to Remove the Roadblocks to Healing
Workshop with Bob Canton
Bob Canton National Coordinator,
Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities,
Stockton, CA

This workshop will discuss some of the blockages to healing and how to remove them in order for one to receive the fullness of God's healing touch. There will be a prayer for healing before the talk's conclusion.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 4C
How to Boost Your Emotional Resilience
Workshop with Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT
Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT Marriage/Family Therapist,
ThrivingFamilies.com
Irvine, CA

For all of us, there are moments in life when we experience feelings of anger, fear, and helplessness. In this workshop, Claire will share practical and spiritual ways to break free of the unhealthy impact these emotions have on our minds and hearts and to transform our lives with greater love and joy.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 4D
The Spirit is the Gift
Workshop with Fr. Bill Delaney, SJ
Fr. Bill Delaney, SJ Pastoral Coordinator,
SCRC
Los Angeles, CA

We experience the Father pouring forth the Holy Spirit upon us, yet there is more. Come and explore the scriptures relating to the outpouring of the Spirit and grow in your ability to receive and respond to his activity in your life.
Session 5: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arena
Talk: 5A
More Than Conquerors
Workshop with Patti Mansfield
Patti Mansfield Coordinator,
Catholic Charismatic Renewal,
New Orleans, LA

Learn how to be victorious in spiritual warfare in times of trial by clinging to Jesus.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 5B
U Got 2 Love!
Workshop with Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR
Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR Francesco Productions,
Bronx, NY

Oftentimes, it's not easy to love. Fr. Stan will offer practical ways to rediscover your capacity to love in new and deeper ways. As John Paul II said: "Man cannot live without love."
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 5C
Freedom from Fear
Workshop with Fr. Mike Sears
Fr. Mike Sears Administrator,
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish,
Los Nietos, CA

God encourages us not to be afraid because He is with us (Is. 41:10). We can learn to stop feeding our fears when our personal faith in God grows.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 5D
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Workshop with Abbot David Geraets, OSB
Abbot David Geraets, OSB Monastery of the Risen Christ,
San Luis Obisbo, CA

Recommended for Newcomers
Abbot David will first explain what it means to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit. All present will then have the opportunity to be prayed over for the release of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Session 6: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arena
Talk: 6A
LIVE CONCERT!
Workshop with John Michael Talbot
John Michael Talbot Award-winning Catholic Singer/Songwriter;
Founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity
Berryville, AR

Extended Time! This special Arena Concert is FREE and Open to the Public!
Extended Time! (3:30-5:00pm)
This special Arena Concert is FREE and Open to the Public!
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 6B
How to Pray for Inner Healing
Workshop with Fr. Raymond Roh, OSB
Fr. Raymond Roh, OSB Monastery of the Risen Christ,
San Luis Obispo, CA

Fr. Ray has been praying for healing since 1976. He will share his experiences, so that we too can become comfortable in praying for one another. This workshop will close with prayers for the healing.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 6C
Reclaiming Families for Christ
Workshop with Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC
Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC President,
Mary's Mercy Center,
San Bernardino, CA

Come explore the meaning of Jesus' words: "Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." (Mark 3:35) Learn how this can bring about the close unity in our family through Christ.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 6D
Making Room for the Holy Spirit
Workshop with Fr. Jerry Bevilacqua, OSA
Fr. Jerry Bevilacqua, OSA Spirit Ministries,
San Diego, CA

The charismatic gifts and ministries are inexhaustible for the willing. God is able, if you are willing to serve.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Session 7: 8:00am - 9:00am
Arena
Talk: 7(Mass)
Sunday Morning Liturgy (7:30am)
Workshop with Fr. Ramon Valera
Fr. Ramon Valera Parish Administrator,
St. John Baptist de la Salle
Granada Hills, CA

Those not attending the Sunday Morning Liturgy may attend 7B, 7C, or 7D.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 7B
Faith and Works
Workshop with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Fr. Jim Nisbet Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA

The inability to understand between good works and the gift of faith was the cause of the Reformation. Today the simple understanding of both has resolved.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 7C
Bringing Home the Grace
Workshop with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Fr. Lou Cerulli Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada

We are now filled with the grace of the Convention. Together we will ask Jesus to prepare us to bring God's grace and healing to our families. Through praying with each other, laying hands of healing and anointing of the Spirit, we return home as ambassadors of God's love, faith, and healing.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 7D
Transformation Through Praise
Workshop with Deacon Steve Greco
Deacon Steve Greco Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry
Irvine, CA

Learn how "praise" will transform our everyday life. We can live a life of abundance by utilizing praise in our most challenging times. This workshop will focus on aspects of praise that increase our faith, our ability to love, and enhance our virtues of patience, joy, and peace.
Session 8: 9:30am - 10:30am
Arena
Talk: 8A
God is Faithful to His Promises
Workshop with Fr. Michael Manning, SVD
Fr. Michael Manning, SVD President,
Wordnet Productions,
San Bernardino, CA

Fr. Mike will look at examples from the scriptures at the absolute reliability of God fulfilling his promises to his people.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 8B
U Got 2 Pray!
Workshop with Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR
Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR Francesco Productions,
Bronx, NY

ONLY AVAILABLE for Youth Groups and Teens with Parent-Guardian.
Today's world brings greater stress and temptation than ever before. Pressures to conform, comply and be politically correct dominate out culture. Fr. Stan will help us to focus on keeping prayerful in these challenging times.
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 8C
Behold Your Mother
Workshop with Patti Mansfield
Patti Mansfield Coordinator,
Catholic Charismatic Renewal,
New Orleans, LA

Jesus wants us to have a personal relationship with Mary as our Mother. Learn about Mary's love for you and encounter her living presence.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 8D
Being a Witness for Christ
Sr. Linda Koontz Spirit of the Lord International Mission,
El Paso, TX

For centuries, the Catholic laity have grown especially passive in the mission of evangelization. The Holy Spirit wants to change this.
Session 9: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arena
Talk: 9A
Lord, Give Me Strength
Workshop with Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, OCD
Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, OCD Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
This heartfelt prayer is repeated daily in a myriad of languages throughout the world by people of every nationality and culture. In this talk, we will be inspired to turn Our Blessed Mother with confidence, asking her to be with us in our struggles and to teach us how to stand firm in our faith.
Conv. Rm. 204
Talk: 9B
Blessed by the Spirit...Now What?
Workshop with Sophia Robles
Sophia Robles Frequent
SCRC Teen Conference Speaker,
Covina, CA

For Youth Groups and Teens with Parent-Guardian.
Had a great weekend experience? What happens when you get home? How can you hold on to all this good stuff from God?
Conv. Rm. 201
Talk: 9C
The World is My Cloister
Workshop with John Michael Talbot
John Michael Talbot Award-winning Catholic Singer/Songwriter;
Founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity
Berryville, AR

John Michael Talbot will discuss the ancient roots of contemplation and the new monasticism. The Christian tradition, ever ancient, ever new, invites us all to make a still point for the Lord in the midst of our hectic lives.
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: 9D
Be Firm in Faith--By Practice, Not Just Belief
Workshop with Fr. John Hampsch, CMF
Fr. John Hampsch, CMF Claretian Teaching Ministry,
Torrance, CA

True believers dominate, and are not dominated by life's hardships. Only authentic believers will survive what now looms on the horizon. This talk shows how to "stand firm...in readiness." (Eph. 6:14-15)