Breakouts

Breakout Options

Select one Breakout Session from Group A

A1  LITURGY AOTEAROA

Sian Owen

Based on the Keynote address ‘Liturgy Aotearoa. Questions, carrying on the conversation and maybe some answers.  

A2  SURVIVING AND THRIVING HOMILY

John O’Connor

For both preachers and people.

A3  GROWING A BICULTURAL PARISH IN 2021 AOTEAROA

Manuel Beazley

What is a bicultural parish, why is it so important in our land, and how might we do it? 

A4  GOD SPEAKS IN SIGN

Rachel Marr and Felicity Crowe

Considering the needs of the deaf community - celebrating together. 

A5  DARE TO DREAM

Joe Grayland

What is Pope Francis saying to the Church and what does it mean for Parish life, liturgy and lay leadership.

A6  WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS SAY?

Bruce Drysdale

Setting the liturgical space. Practical and hands-on.

A7  THE FOUR PRESENCES

Elizabeth Snedden

Encountering Christ in the liturgy; an optional extra or a way of life. 

A8  A LARGER LANGUAGE

Lyn Smith

Exploring the language of liturgy: the beauty and the limits of the language we use. 

A9  HITTING THE RITE NOTES

Randall Ramos & Patrick Colita

Iour music doing the work it’s meant to do? 

A10  Seeds Of Unity

Ann-Marie Parker Loraine Elliott 

Working in groups is important. What helps groups work well together? How do we overcome conflict? 

Select one Breakout Session from Group B

B1 LET THE CHILDREN COME

Margaret Fitzpatrick & Christine Smith

Do we make the children welcome? – exploring the sights and sounds that welcome children – how to let them know they are welcome in this space? 

B2  READINGS, MUSIC AND HOMILY

Bernard Kiely

Tying the threads of liturgy together into an integrated whole.

B3  SACRED SPACE FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE

Jane O'Carroll

How do we stand beside those who grieve and what do they need from us?

B4  LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD NEWS? EXPLORE THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL LITURGY OFFICE

Catherine Gibbs

An interactive session for participants who are not familiar with the extensive help that is available.

B5 A CHANGING CHURCH

Rocio Figueroa

Does the church change – should it, what change, if any, is needed now? How can I be a positive part it? 

B6  A CLIMATE FOR LITURGY

Sian Owen

Exploring the difference hospitality makes. Why do we welcomewho do we welcome and how do we include everyone?  

B7  TE TIRITI OF WAITANGI

Manuel Beazley

What is this document and what does it mean for us today?

B8   SURVIVING ADN THRIVING HE HOMILY

John O'Connor

For both preachers and people.

B9    PROCLAIMING A MESSAGE OF LOVE

Judith Courtney

Developing our skill set as Proclaimers of the Word.

B10    Sing For God's Sake

Judith Courtney 

Overcoming the challenge of getting the whole assembly to sing. 

Select one Breakout Session from Group C

C1   JESUS CAME UP AND WALKED ALONG WITH THEM

ACYM (Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry Team)

Liturgy that spills into life invites us to journey with or be in the company of others. How can we accompany young people today? 

C2  STEPPING IN TO IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

Adriana Janus

A taster; what is Ignatian spirituality?

C3  ART AND LITURGY

Merv Duffy

Using images in the worship space.

C4  PRAYING WITH OUR CHRISTIAN COUSINS

Connie and Tony Hassan

Exploring rich ways of responding to the call to ecumenism.

C5  CHEWING THE FAT A CONVERSATION

Judith Courtney

This is a chance to talk about what we have learnt and explore questions we still have.

C6  PRAYING WITH CHILDREN

Dianna Fouhy and Daughters

When love of God and love of children are growing in the same garden.

C7   RCIA AS PARISH MINISTRY

Mary's Northcote Faith Formation Team

How a whole parish welcomes new members to its community.

C8 D ARE TO DREAM - WHAT IS POPE FRANCIS SAYING TO THE CHURCH

Joe Grayland

Developing a broader vision – what does being synodal mean? 

C9   PRAYER: BODY AND MIND

Jill McLoughlin

How can we pray with our whole body and how can this enrich our prayer lifeInteractive.