Young Adult Training in Vancouver BC

One day courses for ministry training, faith formation and general interest open to all.

Date:   Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
Location:   Holy Cross Regional Secondary, 16193 88th Avenue, Surrey
Cost:   $40.00 on or before January 16, 2016
$45.00 after January 16, 2016 ($25.00 for each half-day course)
     

Courses

Catholic Voices I – Introduction Basics of the Faith – II
Catholic Voices II – Understanding the Reform Promoting Youth Ministry
Sacred Music: A Treasure of Inestimable Value Writing & Sharing Your Testimony
Ecumenical Dialogue Adult Catechesis – Part I
How to Enlist the Help of Parents in Faith Formation Classroom Management
Teaching Children the Prayer of Listening Safe Environment Session

 

Course Descriptions

Catholic Voices I – Introduction new

Course No: W601

Presenters: Peter Nation

Half-Day: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Want to learn how to dialogue with your co-workers, neighbours, and family members about hot topics, in a way that encourages engagement? This introduction workshop outlines the history and unique approach of Catholic Voice’s global contribution to the New Apologetics.

Peter Nation coordinator for Catholic Voices Canada, is a parishioner at St. Edmund’s parish.

 

Catholic Voices II – Understanding Reform new

Course No: W602

Presenters: Peter Nation 

Half-Day: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This pope is one of the most extraordinary communicators in the contemporary world, but in many ways one of the hardest to explain and to account for. This presentation, created by Francis’ definitive biographer, eases the anxiety that many Catholics have about this papacy.

Peter Nation coordinator for Catholic Voices Canada, is a parishioner at St. Edmund’s parish.

 

Sacred Music: A Treasure of Inestimable Value new

Course No: W603

Presenters: Fr. Ron Thompson & Margaret Barry

Half-Day: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Explore how the Liturgies and Sacred Music are truly beautiful and befittingly solemn for this time in the Church Year as they lead us through the Triduum to the glory of the resurrection.

Fr. Ron Thompson is pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Port Coquitlam. Margaret Barry  has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Liturgy and Music, and both are members of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission.

 

Ecumenical Dialogue

Course No: W604

Presenters: Fr. Martin Moser, OMI

Full Day

What does it mean for the Church to dialogue with other religions? Why should we and how can we? This workshop will explore the Church’s wisdom and hope through 4 topics: Ecumenism today; Orthodox – Catholic Dialogue; Mainline Protestant – Catholic Dialogue; and Evangelical – Catholic Dialogue.

Fr. Martin Moser, OMI is the pastor of St. Peter’s parish in New Westminster, a member of the RCAV Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, and the professor of theology at St. Mark’s College.

 

How to Enlist the Help of Parents in the Faith Formation of Their Kids new

Course No: W605

Presenter: George Verdolaga

Full Day

Parents play a huge role in deepening the connection of today’s youth to their faith. Find out how to get them actively involved in the faith formation of their kids ¬– and be powerful leadership role models – to help reduce incidence of high-risk behavior and raise responsible, mature and God-fearing young adults.

George Verdolaga, leadership author and speaker is a member of St. Andrew’s parish.

 

Teaching Young Children the Prayer of Listening

Course No: W606

Presenter: Irina Slijouk

Full Day

Participants in this workshop will equip you to assist children develop a closer relationship with God so that they learn to be guided by His wisdom, nourished by His love and become who God created them to be. We will also learn how to help children be attentive to, understand, discern, welcome and put into practice the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

Irina Slijouk, an educator for many years, has a Masters Degree from St. Mark’s College. Her expertise is in the area of Spirituality.

 

Basics of the Faith – Part II

Course No: W607

Presenters: Fr. Anthony Ho & Madonna House

Full Day

The Catholic Faith is true and beautiful, but many have yet to discover its riches. Part 2 explores the moral life and prayer, two of the four pillars of our Faith.

Fr. Anthony Ho is pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Cloverdale. Madonna House is a Catholic community dedicated to poverty, prayer, and hospitality.
Basics of the Faith is a required course for completion of a Catechetical Certificate.

 

Promoting Youth Ministry new

Course No: W608

Presenter: Clayton Imoo

Half-Day: 10:00am – 12:30pm

You are doing some great things in your youth ministry… but do people know about it? In this session, we’ll look at the best ways to promote your youth ministry, both in-person and on social media.

As well, we’ll give you strategies to become better advocates for the youth and youth ministry.  Clay will also welcome guest panelists Kathleen LeBlanc (St. Joseph, Langley), Matthew Furtado (St. Matthew, Surrey), and Faye McCreedy (Immaculate Conception, Delta).  They will all share some of their insights and experiences in promoting youth ministry.

Clayton Imoo is Director for the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Recommended for all youth ministry coordinators, core team members, and volunteers.

 

Writing and Sharing Your Testimony new

Course No: W609

Presenter: Joseph San Jose

Half-Day: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

One of the most effective tools of evangelization is a personal testimony; everyone has a story of how the Lord has worked in their life. Come and discover your own testimony and learn why it is so important to be witness in this way. Sharing your testimony can be one of your most effective tools as a ministry.

Joseph is a Campus Missionary for Catholic Christian Outreach at Simon Fraser University.
Recommended for all youth and young adult ministry coordinators and leaders, PREP Coordinators and teachers.

 

Adult Catechesis – Part I

Course No: W610

Presenter: Patrick Gillespie

Full Day

“Go… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” This workshop provides an overview of the role of adult catechesis in the mission of the Church. Participants will examine the content that is to be delivered, including Sacred Scripture, doctrine and personal testimony. While emphasis is given to RCIA, the principles explored are applicable to any form of adult catechesis.

Patrick Gillespie is the Director of the Office of Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Adult Catechesis – Part I is a required course for completion of a RCIA Catechetical Certificate.

 

Classroom Management

Course No: W611

Presenter: Alexandria Fung

Full Day

In this course you will learn how to create a religious education environment conducive to learning and celebrating. Topics include: creating a positive catechetical environment, establishing classroom norms and consequences, conflict resolution, group management and communication skills.

Alexandria Fung is the interim Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Consultant for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Classroom Management is a required course for completion of a PREP Catechetical Certificate.

 

TOP


Click here to download a registration form. pdf

 

Winter Institute Registration:

  • The cost of registration includes morning  snack and lunch.
  • Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Late registration is not guaranteed a lunch
  • Registrant should confirm billing arrangement with parish or school.
  • Registration is not processed until payment has been received.
  • Request for refunds must be received by January 16, 2016 to: 604.683-0281 orocregistrations@rcav.org
  • For a refund, there is a $5 processing fee which will be deducted from your remaining balance.

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

January 9 2016 in Vancouver, BC 

Come join us so we may thank you, affirm you, and encourage you in your ministry.

oyyam-2015-tricia-tembreull-luncheon

Featuring

Tricia Tembreull

Western Regional Director for Life Teen

 

Tricia will be giving a keynote talk and then leading break-out sessions specific to youth ministry and young adult ministry leadership.  As well, you’ll have a chance to network and promote your own events.

 

Additional details:

  • Cost:  $10/person for the first registrant from a parish or ministry, $5/person for each additional registrant from the same group
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • 11am – 3:30pm
  • At the John Paul II Pastoral Centre
    (4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver)

For more info, please contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office at 604.683.0281 orinfo@oyyam.com.

REGISTER NOW (space is limited).

Posted by Johnny Zakharia Vancouver

Lenten Mission in Vancouver, BC at Corpus Christi Parish with Father Wade Menezes

Corpus Christi Parish Mission with Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes, CPM (The Fathers of Mercy) Sunday, March 1, to Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Parish Missions begins with confession each evening followed by the Mission Hour and ending with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. On Thursday, the Mission Hour will host a Holy Mass with an extended homily encouraging participants to receive Holy Communion, one of the 5 requirements to obtain the plenary indulgence associated with attending a Parish Mission.

2015  Parish Mission – Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM (Fathers of Mercy)

Join Father Wade Menezes, CPM as he talks on “Work Out Your Salvation!” (based on Philippians 2:12) at Corpus Christi

Sunday, March 1 to Thursday, March 5

Conference Schedule:

5:30 – 6:30pm          Confessions

7:00 – 8:00pm          Mission Hour

8:15 – Completion     Confession

http://www.corpuschristi-parish.ca/missions-talks/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet/

6350 Nanaimo St., Vancouver V5P 4K7

 

 

Vancouver University Mass for Catholic students

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm, Holy Rosary Cathedral

UniversityMass2014Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB cordially invites the university and college communities to the University Mass.

Catholic students, faculty and staff with their families from public and private post-secondary institutions are invited to this annual Mass and reception. The Archbishop will greet everyone at Holy Rosary Hall after the Mass during the reception.  Confessions start at 6:30pm.

Location: Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C., near Granville Skytrain Station.

In collaboration with the Catholic Chaplaincies at SFU, UBC Catholic Campus Ministry, Redeemer Pacific College, Corpus Christi CollegeSt. Mark’s College, Catholic Christian Outreach, UBC Newman Club, CFC-Youth, the Karol Wojtyla Club, PraiseTEAM, Seminarians from Christ the King Seminary and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

To download the poster (pdf), please click here.

To view the Facebook event, please click here.

Read Archbishop Michael’s Homily from the 2013 Mass here.

Pope Francis addresses university students in Rome (2013), click here.

http://rcav.org/universitymass/

Late to Love Concert coming August 28 and Sept 19 2014 Catholic soul album based on the Confessions of St. Augustine.

vancouver catholic concert

On August 28th, Wiseblood Records and iTunes are proud to release *Late to Love,* a Catholic soul album based on the Confessions of St. Augustine. Regent College will host a CD release concert and St. Mark’s College will host a concert on Sept. 19th.

In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis asks us to make use of the arts and use “contemporary expressions” to evangelize — and that is exactly what this project does.

For a limited time, you can listen to the whole album for free! If you want help to publicize this local event, please be in touch.

This is the event link for facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/755364417855203/

Peace and Blessings,

Sam Rocha

www.samrocha.com
www.wisebloodbooks.com
www.facebook.com/Late2Love
www.soundcloud.com/wiseblood-records
www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-to-love/id904162566


“If, as Saint Augustine says, we love only that which is beautiful, the incarnate Son, as the revelation of infinite beauty, is supremely lovable and draws us to himself with bonds of love. So a formation in the via pulchritudinis ought to be part of our effort to pass on the faith. Each particular Church should encourage the use of the arts in evangelization, building on the treasures of the past but also drawing upon the wide variety of contemporary expressions so as to transmit the faith in a new ‘language of parables.'”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Young Adult Retreat in Vancouver March 7-8, 2014

March 7-8, 2014

St. Patrick Parish
St. Patrick Parish Hall
2881 Main St.
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G1
transparentStart time 6:30 pm Friday, ends with 4:30 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday
transparent

This Hearts on Fire retreat is hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. A retreat event for young adults – age 23-35, single, committed and uncommitted Catholics. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
transparent

http://www.apostleshipofprayer.org/hof2014vancouver.html

transparent

 

Young Adults in Vancouver event on Friday November 8 2013

Christopher West on God, Sex and the Universal Longing

transparent

Fill These Hearts: Christopher West on God, Sex, and the Universal Longing

 

transparentSignal Hill in cooperation with Catholic Christian Outreach and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of Vancouver invites young adults aged 18-30 years old to spend an evening with dynamic speaker and author, Christopher West on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7pm – 10pm at St. Patrick Parish in Vancouver. Through study and personal experience, Christopher explores the meaning of “God, Sex and the Universal Longing”. Contact the OYYAM at info@oyyam.com for more information or for tickets.

– See more at:
transparent

http://www.holyrosarycathedral.org/christopher-west-on-god-sex-and-the-universal-longing/#sthash.jZaXWBDS.2aEhvhtL.dpuf

transparent