Date of Call: 9/19/2019
Title: Technology’s Impact on Relationships: How to Accompany Families Through this 21st Century Maze
Technology and culture is changing at an unprecedented pace and it’s affecting how we relate with one another. Many families are unable to keep up and therefore find themselves reacting instead of being proactive. From screen addition to social media, pornography to video conferencing, technology is making a profound impression on our relationships. Come join this honest discussion so we can better understand the situation and find ways to help families use technology for good and limit it’s pitfalls.
Presenter: Jason Kidd serves as the Director of the Marriage and Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. After a dozen years in parish ministry in Arizona and Oregon, he transitioned to the Pastoral Center, where he helps parishes support families. Jason serves on the NACFLM board, as well as the NW Regional board for Alpha.
He yearns to share the radical gospel of Jesus and help build His Kingdom across the Pacific Northwest. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, a MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and founded Rise Up PDX Ministries. Jason and his wife Sarah recently celebrated 15 years of marriage and are the co-ringmasters of the Kidd Family circus. They have four phenomenal children: Hannah, Grace, James, and Matthew.
El tema PDCC de agosto se presentará en español: “Familia: Cuna de la Iglesia, formadora de Discípulos Misioneros”
Fecha / Hora: 22 de agosto de 2019 / 1:00 PM hora del este (EE.UU. y Canadá)
Presentador: Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
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August PDCC Topic (will be presented in Spanish): – “Family: Cradle of the Church, forming Missionary Disciples”
Date/Time: August 22, 2019 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Presenter: Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
Our sexually-saturated culture does not offer our young people frequent opportunities to hear about God’s perfect plan for masculine and feminine sexuality and sexual integrity. Mary Pat van Epps and Ramie Samour will present age-appropriate programs they have developed, carefully guided by the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, to bring parents together with their children to talk about growing up, the changes of adolescence and the beauty and wonder of their gifts of sexuality and fertility. The programs are designed to open the doors of communication between parent and child with love, humor and truthful information.
Date: June 20, 2019
Daniel Meola’s presentation teaches pastoral leaders how to be better attuned in their marriage ministries to the needs of adult children of divorce, and it provides different practical ways that leaders can minister to this group of individuals, especially to couples who are engaged or married. In particular, it addresses research, several common wounds, and how adult children of divorce are not just a group in need of pastoral care, but also are witnesses to authentic married love that they can, at times, see more clearly on account of their wound.
Time: May 16, 2019 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Deacon Alex Garvey, PhD and Jessica Weingartner of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC will present “The Human Trafficking Crisis: A Catholic Healthcare Response”.
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Date of Call: Thursday, 2/21/2019