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Set Free Track

Attendees to the 2013 SCRC Convention have a choice of a variety ticket options. The Teen Conference, Children's Program, and Vietnamese Conference have organized schedule of activities and teachings suitable for each program.

The Regular Weekend and the Set Free Track have a slate of workshops that correspond to the Opening Prayer and Praise and 10 Sessions over the course of the three day Convention.

Regular Weekend attendees choose 1 workshop during each of the 10 sessions.

The Set Free Track is a carefully planned and structured track, so registrants will only have a choice of workshops on Sunday morning during Session 8. Click here for more info about the Set Free Track.

Any workshop that is full will be marked "Sold Out" on this page or when you register online. This page is updated in real-time and represents the most up to date information available. Please consult this page before filling out your mailed-in registration. Those registering online will know during the time of registration whether a workshop is full and will be placed directly into their workshop of choice.

 = Part of the Set Free Track.

Workshops

Friday, August 30, 2013
Opening Session: 10:30am - 11:30am
Arena
Open

Opening Prayer and Praise Service
Workshop with Fr. Greg Bramlage and Deacon Steve Greco
Fr. Greg Bramlage and Deacon Steve Greco
Fr. Greg Bramlage:
Missionaries of the New Evangelization,
worldwide healing and deliverance ministry
Sunman, Indiana


Deacon Steve Greco:
Deacon,
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish,
Irvine, CA
After an inspirational and uplifting welcoming from Deacon Steve, Fr. Bramlage will discuss the importance of an openness to the Holy Spirit. He will share why welcoming the Holy Spirit is important not only to a successful Convention weekend, but also to our personal lives as he relates his experience in his worldwide healing and deliverance ministry.


Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arena
1A

God's Unconditional Love for YOU
Workshop with Fr. Gino Henriques, CSsR
International Director of Evangelization 2033,
Based in Singapore
It might be hard for some of us to relate to God as a father because our human fathers were less than perfect and perhaps unloving. But our heavenly Father is perfect and totally loving and forgiving. He made each of us unique and special. Our heavenly Father wants the best for each of us.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
1B

Healing the Family Tree
Workshop with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada
Families have gifts, talents, accomplishments, but also sin, shame, and disgrace. Healing of negative effects transmitted through past generations is possible through Christ, especially in the Eucharist. Includes a time of prayer for healing the family tree.
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
1C

Doubt Your Doubt, Not Your Faith!
Workshop with Deacon Steve Greco
Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry
Irvine, CA
Many times we want to believe, and we do. But doubt creeps in. Jesus challenges us to persevere in faith and to trust in Him even when we cannot perceive God's presence.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
1D

Reconciliation Service
Workshop with Fr. Joshua Lee
Pastor,
St. Hilary Parish,
Pico Rivera, CA
Communal reconciliation emphasizes that our sins affect other and our reconciliation is with our community as well as with God. In this hour, you will be nourished by the prayers of others and have the opportunity for brief private confession.
The only other opportunity for confession is on Saturday during the lunch break.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
1E

God's Healing Love
Workshop with Margarett Schlientz, Ph.D and Msgr. James Mancini
Margarett Schlientz, Ph.D and Msgr. James Mancini
Margarett Schlientz, PhD:
Masters in theology and spirituality
Doctorate in psychiatric nursing
Executive Director, Pope Leo XIII Institute to educate priests and exorcists in US dioceses
New Berlin, WI

Msgr. James Mancini:
Retired pastor,
30 years as exorcist in the
Diocese of Little Rock, AR
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 2: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arena
2A

Healing the Roots of Stress
Workshop with Margarett Schlientz, Ph.D.
Masters in theology and spirituality
Doctorate in psychiatric nursing
Executive Director, Pope Leo XIII Institute to educate priests and exorcists in US dioceses
New Berlin, WI
Stress is everywhere. We discover a great deal about ourselves through our response to stress. The Holy Spirit can reveal areas of our lives that need healing, so that we can then develop a healthy, positive response to the daily stresses of everyday life.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
2B

Stemming the Hole-in-the-Pocket Faith Drain
Workshop with Fr. John Hampsch, CMF
Claretian Teaching Ministry,
Torrance, CA
Under today's pressures and anxieties, many of the faithful are fast becoming faithless. To staunch the hemorrhage in your own life, use the tourniquet of faith's premiere expression: boundless and unquestioning trust in the Lord.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
2C

Faith of the Church Fathers
Workshop with John Michael Talbot
Award-winning Catholic Singer/Songwriter;
Founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity
Berryville, AR
An exciting personal sharing about how John Michael came from the early Jesus moment and Evangelical Christianity into the Catholic faith by receiving a living gospel of Jesus from his own spiritual father and the Fathers of the Early Church. This talk is for all of us who are a part of that living gospel tradition in the daily life of faith today!
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
2D

The Lord is Our Keeper
Workshop with Fr. George Reynolds
Associate Pastor,
St. Cornelius Parish,
Long Beach, CA
Psalm 121 reminds us that God walks with us even in the most trying of times. The challenge for us is to realize that evil can never overcome us if we maintain our relationship with God.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
2E

Jesus of Nazareth, Have You Come to Destroy Us?
Workshop with Fr. Greg Bramlage
Missionaries of the New Evangelization,
worldwide healing and deliverance ministry
Norwood, Ohio
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 3: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arena
3A

Continuing Conversion: Let My People Grow!
Workshop with Deacon Alex Jones
Archdiocese of Detroit,
Farmington Hills, MI
In the hustle and bustle of today's world, it's so easy to drift into a state of spiritual minimalism and/or complacency. The Father, however, encourages us to grow and become strong in both our faith and His grace, always ready to share the hope that is in us.
The start of the Teen Conference.
This talk is appropriate for all audiences.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
3B

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Workshop with Fr. Greg Bramlage
Missionaries of the New Evangelization,
worldwide healing and deliverance ministry
Norwood, Ohio
Fr. Greg will explain what it means to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit. All present will have the opportunity to be prayed over for the release of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
3C

Courage, the Handmaiden of Faith
Workshop with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA
Faith is an act of the will that accepts the relationship with the Divine as the basic fact of my life. But it is only the gift of courage that allows me to live out that relationship. Courage is an absolute requirement, as the world we live in today does not support the relationship of faith.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
3D

When the Foundations are Being Destroyed, What Will the Upright Do?
Workshop with Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC
President,
Mary's Mercy Center,
San Bernardino, CA
This talk will deal with living a Catholic life in today's society and culture. How are we faithful to our beliefs and to being witnesses to Jesus Christ in a society that is less than supportive?
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
3E

Deliverance is a Good Word
Workshop with Neal Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Session 4: 9:30am - 10:30am
Arena
4A

Faith Greater Than Fear
Workshop with Fr. Gino Henriques, CSsR
International Director of Evangelization 2033,
Based in Singapore
A life of faith is full of obstacles and challenges which can cause us to experience fear. We often ask "Why did God let this happen to me?" But the Lord wants to teach us that we have His power within us and, with faith, we can learn live above our circumstances.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
4B

Discernment: Whose Voice Am I Hearing?
Workshop with Margarett Schlientz, Ph.D.
Masters in theology and spirituality
Doctorate in psychiatric nursing
Executive Director, Pope Leo XIII Institute to educate priests and exorcists in US dioceses
New Berlin, WI
So many thoughts go through our minds each day, especially when seeking direction. How do we sort out which thoughts are just our own ideas, which are the deceiving words of the enemy, and which are the gentle, guiding words of God?
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
4C

Angels Among Us
Workshop with Dominic Berardino
President, SCRC
Burbank, CA
An introduction to the invisible heavenly host and how they minister in our lives.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
4D

Faith: the Light that Guides Us Through Darkness
Workshop with Fr. Ramon Valera
Parish Administrator,
St. John Baptist de la Salle
Granada Hills, CA
When we live in a society that gives very little importance to God, it can be challenging to remain faithful to our beliefs. Our faith is the light that guides us through darkness. Jesus said in Luke 17:6, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it would obey you."
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
4E

Repentance and Faith: Key #1
Workshop with Neal Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 5: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arena
5A

A Personal Relationship with Jesus: Fact or Fancy?
Workshop with Deacon Alex Jones
Archdiocese of Detroit,
Farmington Hills, MI
What is meant by the phrase, "I have a personal relationship with Jesus?" Is it a bit presumptuous to say that as imperfect people we can have a 'personal relationship' with the exalted Christ? Yet this is the good news of the Gospel!
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
5B

The Gift of Mystery and Love
Workshop with Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR
Francesco Productions,
Bronx, NY
We all have suffering in our lives. We are free to choose "the pain of loving" or "the pain of not loving," the latter being a pain that is empty and barren, without any redeeming qualities. How can we learn to bear our sufferings for the love of God and of humanity, so that our pain has rich meaning?
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
5C

Journey to Truth, Healing and Life
Workshop with Gretchen Harris and Donna Lee
Gretchen Harris and Donna Lee
Catholic Musicians
Southern California
Catholic artists Gretchen Harris and Donna Lee will both share their inspirational stories of unmarried pregnancy, abortion, adoption and God's healing through it all.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
5D

Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Armor Against Evil
Workshop with Fr. Bob Garon
Pastor,
St. Didacus,
Sylmar, CA
How do we fight the evil that tries to enter our life? Fr. Bob will address the ways that God has given us for protection "under the shadows of His wings", through the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
5E

Power of Forgiveness: Key #2
Workshop with Neal Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 6: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arena
6A

Jesus, the Mercy of God
Workshop with Msgr. James Mancini
Retired 30 Years as Exorcist,
Diocese of Little Rock, AR
God wants us to know that his love and mercy are greater than our sins. How do we enter into that Divine Mercy that God give us through Jesus?
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
6B

Growing in the Power of the Holy Spirit
Workshop with Fr. Greg Bramlage
Missionaries of the New Evangelization,
worldwide healing and deliverance ministry
Norwood, Ohio
When we are empowered by the Holy Spirit, it's only the beginning. We always need to keep growing. What do we need to do to nurture spiritual growth? What are the indicators that we are maturing spiritually?
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
6C

Relax: God's in the Driver's Seat!
Workshop with Fr. John Hampsch, CMF
Claretian Teaching Ministry,
Torrance, CA
If you dwell on what God is doing in your life, you are unsinkable, no matter how many "icebergs" you encounter. How you respond to his loving guidance determines whether you experience ineffable peace or annoying frustration.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
6D

He Will Not Let Us Go
Workshop with Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR
Redemptorist Parish Ministry,
Whittier, CA
Courage is based on the knowledge of God's unconditional love. To let this knowledge soak into our heart, we will reflect on how God is acting to save us at every moment.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
6E

Renunciation and Authority: Keys #3 and #4
Workshop with Neal Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 7: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arena
7A

John Michael Talbot in Concert also featuring Fr. Stan Fortuna
Workshop with John Michael Talbot w/ Fr. Stan Fortuna
John Michael Talbot w/ Fr. Stan Fortuna
John Michael Talbot:
Award-winning Catholic Singer and Songwriter;
Founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity
Berryville, AR

Fr. Stan Fortuna, CFR:
Francesco Productions,
Bronx, NY
See the Concert page for more information.
This special Arena Concert is FREE and Open to the Public!
Extended Time! 3:30-5:00pm
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
7B

Prayer: The Power of Intercession
Workshop with Deacon Alex Jones
Archdiocese of Detroit,
Farmington Hills, MI
Prayer is powerful! It unites us with the Father, and through that union, helps us to cope, to grow, and to pray for others. Indeed we are most Christ-like when we place the needs of others before our own and pour out our hearts on their behalf.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
7C

Lord to Whom Shall We Go As You Have the Words of Everlasting Life
Workshop with Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC
President,
Mary's Mercy Center,
San Bernardino, CA
This talk will deal with the spiritual journey when it all gets darker. When all else seems to fail, even when we surrender to the Lord, what next?
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
7D

Strengthening Family Unity
Workshop with Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, MDiv.
Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, MDiv.
Catholic Therapist and Educator,
Irvine, CA
Family unity is a gift from God that Jesus promised if we love one another as He loved us. Come and learn the powerful dynamics of mutual love that will help you love your family more unconditionally and joyfully, accept them more compassionately, and share more concretely and generously. When we are united, we experience the intimate life of God and we are truly a family.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
7E

Ministering to Others with the Holy Spirit
Workshop with Janet Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Session 8: 8:00am - 9:00am
Arena
8(Mass)

Sunday Morning Liturgy (7:30am)
Workshop with Main Celebrant: Fr. Alex Aclan
Main Celebrant: Fr. Alex Aclan
Associate Vicar for Clergy
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Note: Liturgy begins at 7:30am.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
8B

Using the Holy Spirit's Toolbox
Workshop with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada
The Holy Spirit wants us to appreciate and be good stewards of the many treasures we have been given. It's like having a heavenly "toolbox" filled with "power" tools. But how do we continue to use these precious tools in our daily life?
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
8C

St. Kateri and Native American Spirituality
Workshop with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA
The canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha calls attention to the Native Spirituality in which she was formed. This spirituality powerfully prepared the Native Americans to accept the teachings of Jesus as they were presented by the Catholic Missionaries.
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
8D

Son, They Have No More Wine
Workshop with Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR
Redemptorist Parish Ministry,
Whittier, CA
Jesus brought the New Wine of the Holy Spirit into the world at the asking of his Mother. This Gospel story invites us to reflect on the awesome power of Mary's intercession for us, her children.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
8E

The Battle for the Mind
Workshop with Fr. Bill Delaney, SJ
Pastoral Coordinator,
SCRC
Los Angeles, CA
Our mind is often a key battlefield in our spiritual struggle. In this workshop we will look at how we overcome the enemy's tactics and move forward to our goal, putting on the mind of Christ.
Session 9: 9:30am - 10:30am
Arena
9A

Learning to Witness: How to Share Your Faith With Others
Workshop with Deacon Alex Jones
Archdiocese of Detroit,
Farmington Hills, MI
Many Catholics are reluctant to talk about their faith with others. They feel uncomfortable and inept at sharing their faith with their Protestant friends to avoid sounding intrusive and triumphalistic. How do we share our rich Catholic heritage in a positive way?
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
9B

Faith Tested by Fire
Workshop with Fr. Gino Henriques, CSsR
International Director of Evangelization 2033,
Based in Singapore
The "fiery trials of life" as St. Peter calls them (1 Pet. 4:12) also serve to refine our faith. But how do we persevere under the difficulties and sufferings thrown in our path? God never abandons us but provides all that we need to keep going. There is a bigger picture!
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
9C

Living the Charismatic Gifts of the Spirit
Workshop with Deacon Steve Greco
Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry
Irvine, CA
God gave us the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to help us in our everyday life experiences. Learn the steps that are required to receive the fullness of the gifts that God has intended for us. Live the power of the Holy Spirit daily!
Recommended for New Attendees
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
9D

Holy Spirit, Help! I Can't Pray!
Workshop with Kay Murdy
Author, Speaker,
togetherwithgodsword.com
Whittier, CA
Do you ever find that you are not in a praying mood or your heart is not in it, or that you are too distracted, too sick, or too distressed to pray? What does God expect us to do? Kay Murdy will help us discover what Paul knew, that it is by the help of the Holy Spirit that we are able to pray.
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
9E

Staying Free: Renewal of the Mind
Workshop with Fr. Greg Bramlage
Missionaries of the New Evangelization,
worldwide healing and deliverance ministry
Norwood, Ohio
Part of the Set Free Track
Session 10: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arena
10A

Growing Deeper in Personal Prayer
Workshop with Margarett Schlientz, Ph.D.
Masters in theology and spirituality
Doctorate in psychiatric nursing
Executive Director, Pope Leo XIII Institute to educate priests and exorcists in US dioceses
New Berlin, WI
How did you pray as a child? How to you pray now? Dr. Margarett will guide us in steps to growing in our personal prayer life.
Recommended for New Attendees
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 204
10B

God's Invitation to Joy
Workshop with Msgr. James Mancini
Retired 30 Years as Exorcist,
Diocese of Little Rock, AR
Nehemiah 8:10 reminds us that "the joy of the Lord is our strength". The fruit of joy blossoms in our lives as we cooperate with the Holy Spirit. Come explore the secrets of Christian joy.
Conv. Ctr. Rm. 201
10C

Finding Courage in the Midst of Hardship
Workshop with Fr. Paul Griesgraber
Pastor,
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Reseda, CA
and St. Bridget of Sweden,
Van Nuys, CA
No one likes to deal with hardship. But hardships are never wasted when we give them to God. He is with us every step of the way, and wants to give us the courage we need to keep going. But how do we tap into that courage?
Hall A (Gold-Drapes)
10D

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled
Workshop with Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC
Pastor,
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish,
Santa Paula, CA
Today's world seems to be so caught up in evil and fear. The Lord tells us, "let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." In this talk, Fr. Charles will share ways to overcome fears and grow strong through the Lord's encouraging and inspiring words
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
10E

The Father's Blessing: Key #5
Workshop with Neal Lozano
Heart of the Father Ministries,
Ardmore, PA
Part of the Set Free Track