Strengthening our Faith When It’s Stormy

Strengthening our Faith When It’s Stormy

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https://youtu.be/HvnXwwF6g8U?rel=0   Throughout the centuries the Church has experienced corruption, turmoil, and chaos and yet we cling to our faith because Jesus promised us that the ‘gates of hell will not prevail’ against His Church.  In this talk Dr. Chris Burgwald explains how we can strengthen our faith in times of turmoil, and the reasons why we can confidently proclaim “I am proud to be Catholic”.
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The Good News!

The Good News!

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https://youtu.be/zGeCyFH8iog?rel=0 The Gospel, the good news, tells us that Jesus Christ came to die and to rise again to save us. In its fullness, it reveals the depth and beauty of God’s plan for us, far beyond what we could imagine. 
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How to Pray

How to Pray

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https://youtu.be/Q7Gjm9Ymma0?rel=0 Often we think of prayer as something we memorized as a child or perhaps the petitions we have for our loved ones, but prayer can be so much deeper than that. Dr. Chris shares how we are able to pray in lived relationship with Jesus Christ that leads us to the heavenly Father by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Male and Female He Created Them

Male and Female He Created Them

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https://youtu.be/atFxcUneEvg?rel=0 God created our bodies and our sexuality as an essential part of who we are. A misunderstanding of their purpose is at the heart of many controversial issues today. So what is the true purpose of our bodies and how can understanding that purpose transform our lives?
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Evangelizing and Stewardship

Evangelizing and Stewardship

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https://youtu.be/aINSPudsjqk?rel=0 To Evangelize means to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Stewardship means to take care of something that belongs to someone else. In this workshop we will see how both of these fit together and how living them out well fulfills our calling to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
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How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible

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https://youtu.be/uS1WXh6repg?rel=0 Reading the Bible can be intimidating or confusing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this workshop, you will learn how to prayerfully and fruitfully read the Bible and in doing so, transform your life and your relationship with Jesus Christ.
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The Church and the Eucharist

The Church and the Eucharist

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https://youtu.be/FO3OZM43kdQ?rel=0   Both the Church and the Eucharist are described as the Body of Christ, but their relationship goes much deeper than simply sharing the same name. This workshop explores the deep relationship between the Church and the Eucharist and shows how our own participation in one impacts the other.
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Four Marks of the Church

Four Marks of the Church

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https://youtu.be/qYgcJ0VfFEA?rel=0   Each Sunday we profess that the Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. But what do these words mean and how do they matter in my life? This workshop will explore these four characteristics or marks of the Church and how they matter for us today.
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Discipleship

Discipleship

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https://youtu.be/0a060wNW17A?rel=0   What, exactly, does it mean to be a Christian, to follow Jesus Christ as His disciple, and how do we do that in our daily lives? This workshop explores the basics of Christian discipleship: its meaning and how to grow in it.
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Vatican II: Source of Renewal

Vatican II: Source of Renewal

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https://youtu.be/AST8NNK9Whs?rel=0   St. John Paul II described the Second Vatican Council as the great gift of the Spirit to the Church in our time, and yet it in many ways it remains an unopened gift. This workshop will provide an introduction to the Council and some of its key documents and show its continuing relevance to Catholics in our time.
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The Catholic Church: Does it Matter?

The Catholic Church: Does it Matter?

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https://youtu.be/T_FlUzrmS7U?rel=0   While we often see the sinfulness of the Church’s leaders and other members, the deeper reality is that the Church is the Bride of Christ and is the means by which we deepen our discipleship with Him. This workshop addresses the importance and necessity of the Church for growing closer to God and growing in His truth.
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Why Be Catholic?

Why Be Catholic?

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https://youtu.be/21etYHLzXV8?rel=0   Being Catholic today is a hard thing, and there are so many other options available to us. In that light, This workshop focuses on the basic answers to the question, “Why should I — or anyone — be a Catholic?”
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Getting More Out of the Mass

Getting More Out of the Mass

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https://youtu.be/9nKVgVnd2Vg?rel=0   At this day of reflection, participants will learn how Jesus turned the Passover meal (the Seder) into the ultimate fulfillment of all God’s Promises. They will experience a simple Seder celebration, see how Jesus took the Seder meal and turned it into the Last Supper and celebrate Mass with a greater understanding and renewed heart.
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Conversion: Evangelizing Catholics

Conversion: Evangelizing Catholics

Institute Workshop Descriptions
https://youtu.be/pb699s0nFZI?rel=0 If we are going to make disciples of all nations, we first have to begin with ourselves, individually, at a family level, a parish level, even a diocesan level. As a Church, we need to be a people set ablaze with love for Jesus Christ so we can answer his call to go out and evangelize the rest of the world.
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