Breakouts

Breakout Options

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Select one breakout session from group A

A1  GATHERING TOGETHER

Richard Leonard

God’s people come together to pray. What does ‘gathering ‘ask of us? Who is welcome? How will they know?

A2  HOW TO SURVIVE A HOMILY

John O’Connor

What the priest needs to know. What the people need to know.

A3  BICULTURAL / MULTICULTURAL

Manuel Beazley

What are they; same or different and what does an inclusive parish look like?

A4  GOD SPEAKS IN SIGN

Rachel Marr and Felicity Crowe

Making your place a place of welcome for the deaf

A5  HOLY GROUND

Christine Smith

Making space sacred / Sacred spaces for schools, commercial places, homes, indoor, outdoor

A6 ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE AS PARTICIPANTS 

Catherine Ryan & Carol Sullivan

Creative liturgy for young people.  How can we engage and invite students to participate in liturgy in ways that shape and form their faith.

A7  WHY IS, ‘IS IT REAL?’ THE WRONG QUESTION.  

Merv Duffy

About symbol. Understanding symbol better help me understand Mass better? How?

A8  CREATING LITURGICAL SPACE

Bruce Drysdale

How can we create an environment that will enable full and genuine presence and participation.

A9  HITTING THE RITE NOTES

Randall Ramos and Patrick Colita

Being clear about our role as musicians helps us make good liturgical decisions.

A10  ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR LITURGICAL LEADERSHIP

Brendan Bergin and Pam Woods

Select one breakout session from group B

B1 LET THE CHILDREN COME

Margaret Fitzpatrick

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said, ‘let the children come to me.’ How can we ‘let’ the children come? Can we get better at this? 

B2 VOICE: OUR MOST PRECIOUS TOOL

John O’Connor

Our voice is a unique and precious tool. How can we use it well to sow seeds of God’s Word. readers, commentators, priests – anyone who speaks and all who speak

B3 AND THEY PRESSED HIM TO STAY

Bernard Kiely

Celebrating Liturgy in a climate of Hospitality what does it look like in the carpark, at the parish door and throughout the liturgy. Why is it important.

B4  EUCAHRISTIC STORYTELLING

Richard Leonard

Can the stories of our lives be broken open to reveal the living Christ at their centre?

Is storytelling important?

How can stories be told?

B5  WE SING BECAUSE WE MUST

Catherine Gibbs

Experience how singing as a Eucharistic community empowers us to embrace gospel living with renewed insight and hope.

B6 SEEDS OF UNITY

Loraine Elliott & Ann-Marie Parker

Parishes have many groups. What processes will enable groups to focus, flourish, focus, resolve conflict, and be models of unity in a parish?

B7 A CHANGING CHURCH

Rocio Figueroa

Is the church a place of change – should it be? Where are we coming from? Going to? And how does this relate to liturgy?

B8  GO AND ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD – HAERE KOUTOU, PĀNUITIA TE RONGO PAI A TE ARIKI

Michael Gielen

What are we supposed to go and do?

B9    THE RCIA AS PARISH MINISTRY

Northcote Parish Adult formation Team

A parish journey of joy and welcome

B10  TE TIRITI O WAITANGI

Bicultural Team

How do we understand the Treaty of Waitangi in today’s faith community?

Bicultural Team

Select one breakout session from group C

C1  EXPLORING CHRISTUS VIVIT

Michael Gielen and Team

Exploring the Pope’s message to the young and young at heart.

C2  THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

Sian Owen

Noose, or framework for enculturation?

Often ‘the Church says’ or ‘the documents say’ is an excuse for why something needs to be done or can’t be done in a particular way.  Why bother referring to it and what does it ask of us? What can we achieve by knowing it better?

C3  LAUDTAO SI’

Lyn Smith

This year is the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’. We are listening again to what Pope Francis said in this insightful document on the environment, our relationship with it and implications for liturgy.

C4  SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM

How does this document look 60 years on? Are there still riches to be mined? What were the Council Fathers hoping for and have their dreams been realised?

Select one breakout session from group D

D1   JESUS CAME UP AND WALKED ALONG WITH THEM

ACYM; Joey, Rochelle, Felicity

The mandate to accompany – what is it and what does it mean for me to take up the responsibility to be one who accompanies another.

D2    GO AND ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD – HAERE KOUTOU, PĀNUITIA TE RONGO PAI A TE ARIKI

Michael Gielen

What are we supposed to go and do?

D3   STEPPING IN TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

Adriana Janus

“Finding God in every moment of my day – An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality. Discover a very practical spirituality suited to an active life and able to shape my daily living.”

D4   SIMPLY SINGING

Chris Skinner

In this workshop we will sing, we will explore how we are enriched by singing, and we will look at how singing can help us respect people of different ethnicities, gender and age.

D5 PRAYING WITH OUR CHRISTIAN COUSINS

Connie and Tony Hassan

What can we do to further ecumenical dialogue and enrich ecumenical prayer?

D6 PRAYER BEYOND LITURGY

Clare O’Connor

“Ever at play in God’s presence.” Prov. 8:30. An opportunity to use Scripture, poetry, song and imagination, as we pray together.

D7   THE NEW GIFT OF CELEBRATING THE WORD ONLINE

Brendan Bergin & Teresa Anderson

Preparing liturgies to be celebrated online.  Bring your device and put together a liturgy

D8  PRAYING WITH CHILDREN

Dianna Fouhy and Daughters

When the difference between play and prayer is hardly a difference at all.

D9   IMAGES AND NAMES FOR GOD

Lyn Smith

All our images and names of God are too small to carry the mystery that is the infinite wonder of the ‘I am.’ Can we make new names and images for God a habit.

D10 THE SISTERS – MUSIC AND SILENCE

Judith Courtney

The liturgy is a place of encounter with the sacred. How can these sisters work together and move us toward a moment of encounter. This will also include leading singing without a musician.