In addition to the general sessions participants in the Pastoral Care Track take the following sessions:

Year Two – January 13, 2012

Eucharistic Visits to Hospitals and the Homebound

This talk will:

  1. Discuss the role of clergy and lay people in the ministry of Eucharistic visits to hospitals and the homebound.
  2. Offer strategies for recruiting, training and supporting workers in this ministry.
  3. Give an overview of legal issues, personal boundaries and the importance of confidentiality in a pastoral care setting.

Conversion in Adults

Handling Crisis Situations: Counseling for Non-Counselors

This talk will:

  1. Identify typical crisis situations that arise in parish ministries.
  2. Articulate and demonstrate the necessary pastoral and professional intervention skills.
  3. Highlight referral and mandatory reporting procedures.

Evangelization within the Family Context

This talk will:

  1. Discuss the ways in which non-Catholics participate in pastoral care settings.
  2. Highlight the important issues that surface with regards to the participation of non-Catholics in liturgy and prayer.
  3. Emphasize the importance of hospitality to all who are served by pastoral care outreach and provide non-threatening strategies for their evangelization.

Working with Seniors

This talk will:

  1. Introduce the participant to key Church documents regarding ministry to seniors.
  2. Identify the major spiritual and faith issues present among the senior population.
  3. Discuss strategies for reaching out to seniors at the parish level.

Year One (2013)

1. The Healing Ministry of Christ – A Scriptural overview

2. JPII/On the Meaning of Human Suffering/Salvifici Doloris

3. Event Planning 101

4. Catechesis on the Last Things

5. Anointing of the Sick Guidelines