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

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

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

To see the listing of Adult/General Workshops, click here.

Hover over a speaker's name to see more information.

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
Workshop with Sr. Linda Koontz
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 Charismatic Ministry,
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish,
Overgaard, AZ

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
Young Adult Session 4: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Conv. Rm. 202
Talk: 4Y
Is the Eucharist for Real?
Workshop with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
Young Adult Session 5: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conv. Rm. 202
Talk: 5Y
Why Do Catholics Do What They Do?
Panel Discussions
Young Adult tickets only.


Why do Catholics...
Confess to a Priest,
Honor Mary,
Pray with Saints,
Strongly Support Pro-Life Issues, Limit Sexual Relations to Marriage,
Ask "Where does your treasure lie?"
Young Adult Session 6: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conv. Rm. 202
Talk: 6Y
We Are All Priests
Workshop with Fr. Paul Griesgraber
Fr. Paul Griesgraber Pastor,
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Reseda, CA
and St. Bridget of Sweden,
Van Nuys, CA

Young Adult tickets only.


"Through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation the faithful are consecrated to be . . . a holy priesthood."
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, Par. # 1546
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 Pastor,
St. John Baptiste 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
Workshop with Sr. Linda Koontz
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)
Young Adult Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conv. Rm. 203
Talk: YA
Renewal in the Spirit: My Testimony and Yours
Workshop with Patti Mansfield
Patti Mansfield Coordinator,
Catholic Charismatic Renewal,
New Orleans, LA

Young Adult tickets only.


Patti Mansfield will share her experience at the February 1967 "Duquesnse Weekend", which marked the beginnings of the modern-day Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. Other young adult attendees will also be invited to share their testimonies