Some of the workshops listed below have been chosen with specific roles in ministry in mind.  The legend below will hopefully assist you in discerning which workshops may suit your professional needs. These are simply recommendations, we invite you to attend the workshop which you think will best serve your professional development. 

Synodal Themed
Foundations of Ministry 
Diving Deeper in Ministry 
Education & Chaplaincy

Saturday Workshops

Round One 

Round One 

Round Two 

Sunday Workshop

Round Three

Synod on Youth: Pastoral Implications and the Hopes of the Synod Fathers

Presented by:

His Excellency Bishop Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montreal

More than the Programs: Relational vs. Program Based Ministry

Presented by: 

Fr. Toby Collins, C.R. 

The Everyday Path to Holiness: Gaudete et Exsultate

Presented by: 

Stacey Leitmann | Founder of Hope Stone Catholic Formation Inc.

Family Ministry Matters: Pastoral Care and Accompaniment of Parents in Youth Ministry

Presented by:

Teresa Hartnett | Director of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Hamilton

The Gender Divide: Supports for Ministry with the LGBTQ + Community (Panel discussion)

Panelists include:

Lorrie Naar, Marianna Worth , Fr. Michael King 

Synode sur les jeunes: de l'Église universelle à l'église locale - Comment participer à un synode avec votre communauté

Presented by: 

Emilie Callan | Youth Auditor at the Pre-Synodal Consultation

(Presented in the French language)

Round Two

Sacramental Preparation for Youth with Special Needs
(La préparation sacramentelle pour les jeunes qui ont des besoins particuliers)

Presented by: 

Dr. Anne Jamieson | Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton

(Presented with simultaneous translation services) 

The Evolving Mosaic of Youth Ministry in Parish and School (Panel Discussion)

Panelists include: Erwin Fung, Mario Trujillo, Susan O'Keefe, Keri Calvesbert, Juliana Giannini, 

Digital Discipleship: Utilizing Technology for the work of Evangelization

Presented by:

Katie Prejean McGrady 

WORKSHOP FULL!!!

Conscious Giving in Youth Ministry (Ethical Responsibility in Charity and Service)

Presented by:

Sarah Guinta | Coordinator of the Justice and Peace Office for the Diocese of Hamilton 

Crisis Management and Protocols for Protection

Presented by:

Jim Long | Episcopal Director of Finance for the Diocese of Hamilton

Engaging Young People in the Work of the Spirit Through Prayer

Presented by:

Tim Gonsalves | ALPHA Canada 

Sunday Workshop

Round Three 

Music Doesn't Have to be a Battleground: Musical Priorities for Liturgy and how to Plan

Presented by: Very Reverend Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, Chancellor of the Diocese of Hamilton 

Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI)

Presented by: 

Jill Denninson

The Greatest Job on Earth: Reclaiming the Joy of Youth Ministry

Presented by: 

Claire Bondy | Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of London, Ontario. 

Where is knowing going? Transitional Ministry from High School to Post Secondary

Presented by:

Cathy Horgan, Mark Daly, and Fr. Con O'Mahony 

Tackling the Tough Questions in Ministry

Presented by:

Christina Mines | Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Hamilton 

Envisager la Parole: prier avec les Saintes Écritures et l'art de la bible Saint John's

Presented by: 

The Bishop Farrell Library and Archives, Diocese of Hamilton 

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