Unpacking #RECongress Part Four: Dr. Carolyn Woo

Sarah Reinhard and me with Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Relief Services

In continuing to share the experience of attending this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress, today’s post will underscore that MY Congress this year was less a chance to learn from the wonderful workshops, and more a series of treasured moments with some of the greatest role models I could hope to meet in [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part Three: Fr. Robert Barron

Enjoying an evening with Father Robert Barron, Sarah Reinhard and friends from my home parish.

In continuing to share the experience of attending this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress, I have to share that one of the true highlights for me personally was the presence of Fr. Robert Barron and several members of the Word on Fire team. On Friday night, we had the great blessing of [Read More...]

Unpacking #ReCongress Part Two: Mark Hart

Sarah Reinhard & Mark Hart chill in the Speaker's Lounge while Lisa freaks out...

Yesterday, I shared a bit about the overall experience of getting to and being at Congress. With this post, I’ll begin sharing some of the special moments of the past few days and will invite you to “dig deeper” for more resources that will help you take in Congress. Our first talk was scheduled for [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part One: Getting There

Limited edition "CatholicMom.com Flasks" courtesy of Sarah Reinhard. You know you want one!

Welcome back to the blog after a few days of radio silence. I’ve finally unbuzzed, unblistered, and unhyped enough from my five day jaunt to Southern California to begin to share a bit of my experience at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress with you. I thought it would be fun this week to [Read More...]

RE Congress App Networks Los Angeles’ Event Participants

If you’re planning to attend this week’s Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, be sure to check out the Congress “app”. In reality, the app is a mobile website, accessible from any device without download. Along with giving conference information, schedules, maps and more, it offers participants the opportunity to upload a profile to include social [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Social, Administrative & Communications

Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on “Miscellaneous” but very vital areas of social life, communications, and parish administration. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in these areas of parish life that make Church feel like home? How can [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Ministries

Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Ministries. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of providing great ministry experiences, both within your parish and outside it, in the community? What great experiences can you share [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Religious Education

Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Religious Education. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church by educating all members of your family in the faith. What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other good [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Sacramental Preparation

Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Sacramental Preparation. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of preparing your family to receive the sacraments? What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Worship

Friends, as some of you know, my partner-in-geekdom Sarah Reinhard and I will be speaking at the upcoming Religious Education Congress for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For one of our two talks, we need your input. I thought I would break our “needs” down into a weeklong series of blog posts and invite your [Read More...]


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