Cultures of Formation:

Young People, Faith and
Vocational Discernment

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March 5-7, 2018 University of Notre Dame

Conference Speakers

Bishop Robert Barron

Archdiocese of Los Angeles; founder of Word on Fire

Nicholas Carr

Author on technology and culture; 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee

Katherine Angulo

Director of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Joe Campo

Founder of Grassroots Films and director/producer of The Human Experience

Katherine Angulo

Director of Youth Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Born in Mexico and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Katherine Angulo is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She has over 18 years of experience in youth ministry. Presently she is the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. She has presented at both diocesan and national events, including NCYC, NCCYM and LA Congress. She is the Editor of the Catholic Magazine for teens called THE MARK and the Executive Producer for the volunteer training program Called to Accompany/Llamados a Acompañar.

How do we create cultures in which it is easier for young people to be Catholic?

What to Expect

Cultures of Formation is an academic and pastoral conference to be held at the University of Notre Dame in anticipation of the 2018 General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The synod will address “the process by which a person makes fundamental choices in dialogue with the Lord and listening to the voice of the Spirit (Preparatory Document II.2).”

In preparation for the synod, Bishops, pastors, lay leaders, high school/college administration and faculty are invited to assess the following:

  • the pervasive cultural influences that form young people today
  • the end to which the Church’s evangelization and formation efforts are ordered
  • the possibilities for renewing the Church’s mission in forming young people for vocational discernment.

The conference is co-sponsored by the USCCB Committee on Doctrine.

Call for Proposals

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

  1. Cultural analysis: How are young people being formed today and to what end? Presentations may focus specifically on educational trends, familial issues, technology, or matters relating to the life of the parish, among others.
  2. Missionary creativity: What innovative ideas, strategies or programs will build a culture conducive to faithful discernment for young people? Proposals may focus on the renewal of theological education, catechetical enrichment, campus ministry, young adult or youth ministry in parish settings, new ecclesial movements, and others forms of dynamic pastoral engagement that foster vocational discernment.

Download the Call for Proposals for detailed information on proposal topics, word limits, format, and submission details.

Submit proposals or questions to icl@nd.edu no later than October 18, 2017. Notifications will be sent no later than November 29.

Agenda


All sessions will take place at the Notre Dame Conference Center (unless otherwise indicated)
 

Monday March 5, 2018

 

10:00 a.m        Registration
 

1:00 p.m.         Conference opens

                                                                          

1:30 p.m.         Breakout Sessions: Round 1

                                                                                                                           
2:45 p.m.         Break

 

3:15 p.m          Breakout Sessions: Round 2

                          

4:30 p.m.         Break for evening   

                                                                       
7:30 p.m.         Keynote Address 
                        Most Reverend Robert Barron                                       Leighton Concert Hall

                                                                                                               DeBartolo Performing Arts Center                    
                                                                                   

Tuesday March 6, 2018                     

All sessions on Tuesday to be presented by the McGrath Institute for Church Life faculty and staff

                        Continental breakfast available

 

8:30 a.m.         Opening to the Day, Morning Prayer, Announcements

 

9:00 a.m.         Mary of Nazareth: Hearing the Word and Acting On It

                        Leonard J. DeLorenzo, PhD   
                                                                                                                                                 

10:15 a.m.       Break

 

10:30 a.m.       Cultivating Memory and Narrativity

                        Brett T. Robinson, PhD and Rev. Paddy Gilger, SJ
                                                                             

12:00 p.m.       Lunch (for all paid registrants)                                        Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

 

1:45 p.m.         Cultivating Mercy and Presence

                        Colleen Moore, MDiv and Jessica Keating, MDiv                                                      

 

3:15 p.m.         Break

 

3:30 p.m.         Cultivating Freedom and Leisure  

                        Timothy P. O'Malley, PhD and Abigail Favale, PhD

                                                                                    

5:00 p.m.         Break for day

 

7:30 p.m.         Featured Lecture
                        Nicholas Carr                                                                                     

                                   

Wednesday March 7, 2017

 

                        Continental breakfast available

                                                                      

8:30 a.m.         Opening to the Day, Morning Prayer, Announcements

                                                                

9:00 a.m.         Invited lecture
                        Katherine Angulo   

                                                                                       

10:00 a.m.       Break

 

10:15 a.m.       Invited lecture

                        Joe Campo      

                                                                                               

12:00 p.m.       Lunch (for all paid registrants)                                        Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

                                      

1:30 p.m          Breakout Sessions: Round 3      

                              

2:45 p.m.         Break

 

3:15 p.m.         Breakout Sessions: Round 4    

                                   

5:15 p.m.         Mass (Close of Conference)                                          Basilica of the Sacred Heart

 

Paid registrants are guaranteed admission to the lectures on Monday evening (Bishop Robert Barron) and Tuesday evening (Nicholas Carr). Remaining seats will then be offered to non-paying, registered faculty, staff and students, followed by the general public.

Registration and Housing

• $125 per person including a $50 non-refundable administration fee.

 

• Fee includes all conference materials, lunch on March 6 and 7, and refreshments.

 

• Cancellations must be received by Feb. 19, 2018 by emailing icl@nd.edu​ or calling 574.631.9195; registration fees less the non-refundable administration fee will be returned.

 


 

Participants are responsible for securing their own accommodations.

• A block of rooms has been reserved at the Morris Inn on the Notre Dame campus for a rate of $149+ tax. Rate does not include breakfast or parking.

• Book by phone: call 800.280.7256 and reference the conference name “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. For online reservations, please visit HERE​.

• A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Saint Mary's for a rate of $111+ tax. Rate includes breakfast and parking.

• Book by phone: call 574.232.4000 and reference the conference name “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. For online reservations, please visit HERE.

Are you traveling to South Bend? Additional information about flying or driving to South Bend can be found here.

 

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