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Lasallian Education: Evangelizing and Catechizing in a Community of Welcome

October 2-4, 2016

Workshop begins on Sunday with registration at 2:00pm and concludes at 12:00 noon on Tuesday.

Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Nearest airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Registration $150 – click here to register online now

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Please contact Maryann Donohue-Lynch for further information

Since the time of the founding of the Christian Schools, teachers have been called to instruct and witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Saint John Baptist de La Salle wrote that God in His Divine Providence established the schools as a means and source of salvation. Today, our schools are still a source of “salvation.” However, what does it mean to be a source of “salvation” today and how do we evangelize and catechize in an increasingly diverse (faith) and non-churched student environment? We will explore these questions together as we gather our religion teachers and campus ministers from across our district for this annual workshop.

There will be specialized breakout tracks for Religion Teachers and Campus Ministers.


There is an urgency today to “set on fire” the Lasallian Catholic evangelical mission within each of our educational communities to do as Jesus did by joyfully announcing the radical Good News that God loves us all and calls us to cooperate in building God’s Kingdom

— Directional Statement, Evangelization and Catechesis, DENA Mission Assembly 2015


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Keynote Speaker

Brother John Crawford, FSC
La Salle University

Brother John M. Crawford, FSC, PhD, a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, has been a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools since 1974. After graduating with a BA in English-Education from La Salle University, Brother John spent 22 years as a high school teacher and administrator, teaching religion and English, serving as an academic vice principal, a director of education at a day treatment center for court adjudicated young people, and a high school principal. In addition, Brother John spent two years as the director of Jeremy House in Philadelphia, which is a community for the initial formation of young men interested in joining the Brothers.

Brother John pursued doctoral studies in religion and education at Boston College, culminating in his doctoral dissertation: “Extending Lasallian Charism: Its Texts and Lived Contexts for the Spirituality of Teachers.” That research has been the catalyst for his ongoing work of researching, writing and teaching about how the foundational insights of Saint John Baptist de La Salle might still resonate and prove effective in educational settings today.

Brother John joined the La Salle University faculty in January 2008.

Workshop Schedule


  • Sunday, October 2

    2:00 Registration

  • Monday, October 3

    7:00-8:00am
    Breakfast

    8:30am
    Morning Prayer

     

  • Tuesday, October 4

    8:00am
    Breakfast

    8:45am
    Morning Prayer

    12:00pm
    Workshop Concludes

 

 


LukeSalmThe goal of this annual workshop is to enhance and support the Christian education and evangelization of the young by providing professional development for and accompaniment to the District’s Religious Studies instructors, Campus Ministers and other Lasallian educators. Named in memory and honor of Luke Salm, a Brother of the Christian Schools and a theologian, he was the first non-ordained person in the Catholic Church to receive a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). He ministered in religious and theological education at Manhattan College for over 40 years. He played a significant role in drafting The Brothers of the Christian Schools: A Declaration, a seminal text from the 39th General Chapter following Vatican II for renewal of the Brother’s vocation and the Lasallian educational mission. Lovingly known as “one of the Lasallian giants, his very ‘presence brightened everything’ and his devotion as brother, teacher, and friend inspired and taught many, not only ‘the road to heaven,’ but the pathway toward a more full and glorious life” (William Mann, FSC).

Previous Workshops

2015 – The Radical Good News of the Gospel: Evangelizing Youth Today
There is an urgency today to “set on fire” the Lasallian Catholic evangelical mission within each of our educational communities to do as Jesus did by joyfully announcing the radical Good News that God loves us all and calls us to cooperate in building God’s Kingdom
— Directional Statement, Evangelization and Catechesis, DENA Mission Assembly 2015

2014 – Huether Conference on Evangelization and Catechesis

2013Fostering Faith in Adolescence: A New Map for Changing Territory

2012The Multi-Cultural Realities of Evangelization and Catechesis

2011Sharing Faith: The Lasallian Vision of Christian Education

2010Evangelization and Catechesis in the 21st Century

“The Lasallian school is to be a living community where young people, coming from different social (ethnic, religious) and family backgrounds, educate one another by mutual understanding and respect, openness of mind in dialogue, acceptance of the uniqueness and limitations of each, growth in spirit of service, and the practice of justice and charity.”

-The Brother of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration, 1967