|Code – Title||Description||Speaker(s)||Biography(s)|
How to Welcome and Keep Young Couples at the Parish
|This interactive panel will discuss today’s engaged young adult.|
We will present data and trends, what they will/may find when they call our offices, the value of missionary discipleship in their formation and growing their faith. We will also speak about ways to engage them in RCIA, and we will address the accessibility of ministries that already exist in our communities. You will receive helpful tips, and a new zeal for reaching this growing audience.
Please come and share your best practices with us.
|Region XIII NACFLM Members
||Kelly Krapes, Marriage and Family Life, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Collins, CO.|
Jo Holt, Director of Marriage and Family Life, St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial, CO.
Christian Meert, Director Family Life, Diocese of Colorado Springs, CO
Maria Ward, Assistant Director of Pastoral Ministries, Diocese of Cheyenne, WY
Assessing Family Ministry through the Lens of Amoris Laetitia
|The business of ministry is alive and well. The abundance of new programming and barrage of online marketing attest to this. Now our challenge is: “How do we choose?” This workshop will offer a bird’s eye view of family ministry programming, explore two of the most common methodologies used, and examine the pros and cons of each. It will conclude with an overview of a diocesan sacramental preparation framework and program that combines the best of both methods in response to Pope Francis’ vision for family ministry.||
Beth Lukes, MTS
|The adage “God writes straight with crooked lines” best describes my background. Before becoming the Director of Family Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I worked as a business communications director, and training program developer. After-hours and on weekends, I served as a parish catechist and retreat planner. Suffice it to say, few things please me more than finding new ways to evangelize families. Beth Lukes, MTS|
Utilitzing a “Marriage Summit” to Create a Parish-Based Marriage Ministry Movement
|Looking to strengthen the vocation of marriage in your parish or diocese? Come learn how to offer a one-day “Marriage Summit” to connect, inspire, and encourage faith-filled married couples and clergy to do “just one thing” new in their parish to strengthen the vocation of marriage. For more information please visit: www.AnnunciationMinistries.com.||Kari and Stephen Colella
||Kari is the Executive Director of Annunciation Ministries which offers dioceses, parishes, and couples resources, training, and support to evangelize through marriage. She is a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and an advisor on a project at the Vatican Dicastery for Laity Marriage and Family.
Stephen Colella is the Cabinet Secretary of Parish Life for Archbishop Thomas Wenski in the Archdiocese of Miami. He has worked with youth, young adults, married couples and families for over 20 years. He is an advisor with his wife on a project to implement “Amoris Laetitia” at the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Marriage, and Family.
Sacraments on Tap: The Catechumenate Model as the Key to Evangelization
|“Sacraments on Tap” will discuss practical ways to implement the Catechumenal Model into Baptismal Prep and Marriage from both the role of the diocese and parish. “Diocesan Family Life Ministry” will look at the necessary role a diocesan office should have in family life ministry with the goal of empowering parishes to be centers of evangelization.||Craig Dyke|
|Craig Dyke is a proud husband to Amy and father to five beautiful daughters ranging in ages from twenty down to seven. Craig and Amy have been involved with Family Life Ministry since 2002 when they began instructing couples in the art of NFP in the Diocese of Burlington (VT). The experience of teaching NFP and earning an MA in Theology & Christian Ministry with a specialization in Catechetics launched Craig into diocesan family life ministry position for the Diocese of Peoria (Associate Director from 2005-10 and Director of Evangelization & Family Life from 2011-14), the Archdiocese of Boston (2015-17), and presently the Archdiocese of Omaha. In 2010 Craig and Amy saw the need for greater marriage enrichment at the parish level and so began Marriage on Tap, a parish-based marriage enrichment program that uses Fellowship, Food and Faith to share the good news of Jesus Christ with couples who have been married 2 weeks to 50 years.|
|WB5 – Quinceañeras: Una gran oportunidad de evangelizar familias y formar discípulos misioneros
||Presentación interactiva y analítica sobre los retos y desafíos que enfrentan las parroquias y diócesis en el área de formación de Quinceañeras y posibles soluciones que los ayudarán a alcanzar sus metas de formación a las familias en el marco de la Nueva Evangelización y cultura del V Encuentro.||Carmen Chávez- López de Agape Catholic Ministries)||Certificada como Agente de la Nueva Evangelización por la Diócesis de Colorado Springs y designada como representante diocesana para el V Encuentro Nacional, Carmen es coautora del Programa de Formación Espiritual para Quinceañeras, CatholicQuincePrep.com y tutora en línea del mismo. Ha escrito diversos artículos y ha sido entrevistada por CatholicTV acerca del verdadero significado de la Celebración de Quinceañeras.|