2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress
M1 Facebook Life with Cardinal Tagle
Speaker: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
M2 Living the Eucharist
Speaker: Dr. Mary Amore
Join us as we explore the Eucharist as an Invitation to transformation, a pathway to spiritual healing, and a renewed call to discipleship. This workshop is designed to enrich and deepen your experience of the real presence of Christ each time you come to the altar table.
Sponsor: Pauline Books & Media
M3 Front and Center: Connecting a Generation that Likes to Serve with the Eucharist as Source and Summit
“Front and Center” draws on the presenter’s experiences working with youth and college students to suggest that evangelization works best when we pay attention to this generation’s commitment to justice, service, equality, and human rights and dignity. This is most fruitful, though, when we make explicit the link between our good works and our participation in the Eucharist. Without it, we have helped to form humanitarians, perhaps, but not Christians in the fullest sense. A specific way of making this link will be presented.
Speaker: Kevin Dowd
Sponsor: Pflaum Publishing Group
M4 Proclaiming the Reality of God: Scientific and Human Evidence
of God's Existence
Speaker: Steven Hemler
Given our increasingly secular society and the atheistic worldview often promoted by the mainstream media and academic/scientific establishment, the need to equip the faithful to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain and share why we believe in God has never been greater. This unique multimedia presentation provides amazing scientific evidence―as well as evidence from human nature―demonstrating God's existence. Contrary to the usual myth of a conflict between science and faith, attendees are excited to learn "the rest of the story" regarding the actual scientific evidence of God's existence, mostly presented on video by scientists themselves. This objective evidence of God's existence strengthens faith and provides parents, catechists, teachers, and others with persuasive reasons for belief, valuable for sharing with family, friends, and students who have questions about the existence of God.
Sponsor: Saint Benedict Press
M5 Silence and the Work of Evangelization
This megaworkshop will focus on the need to let Our Lord talk to us in prayer and to allow the other person to talk to us in discussion if we would me true missionary disciples.
Speaker: John-Mark Miravalle
M6 The Passion Epidemic
Passion--is it a goal or a by-product of ministry? Pope Paul VI said the world listens to witnesses more than teachers. How fascinating is your Jesus? How passionate if your discipleship? What's your passion temperature? We'll discuss passion-robbers and passion-restorers. Warning: Possible side effects of being challenged.
Speaker: Mike Patin
M7 Implementing Pope Francis' Vision for Catechesis
Speaker: Dr. Joseph White
What do recent papal statements and Vatican documents tell us about Pope Francis' vision for catechesis? This presentation will identify 10 key themes and discuss how catechetical leaders can make Pope Francis' vision a reality.
Sponsor: Our Sunday Visitor
M8 Sacred Innovation: Transforming Faith Communities through Bold and Creative Action
Pope Francis calls us to be “bold and creative” in ministry. How can we respond, imagining and building vibrant communities of faith centered on mission? This workshop will explore how the Design Thinking Process, used by world class organizations, can help the church cultivate ideas and turn them into innovative ministry practices. Attendees will participate in an activity that applies Design Thinking to a common pastoral situation. Start with empathy, visualize the desired change, stay open to possibilities, design and test—always relying on the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Speaker: Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
Sponsor: RENEW International
What's a "MegaWorkshop"?
Mega-workshops at the 2018 MAC are facilitated by the "best of the best" presenters on a wide variety of topics cutting across ministry areas. Many of these presenters are leading the way, inspiring leaders to proclaim Jesus Christ in faithful and renewed ways.