Presentation on theme: "Scenarios in Catholic Schools: Challenges to Campus Ministers National Assembly of Campus Ministers Betania Retreat House, Cebu City July 29-31, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Scenarios in Catholic Schools: Challenges to Campus Ministers National Assembly of Campus Ministers Betania Retreat House, Cebu City July 29-31, 2014
I.Introduction A. Our Engagements 1. Eucharistic celebrations 2. Celebrations of the sacraments 3. Prayer groups 4. Religious organizations 5. Creating circles of discernment 6. Retreat and recollections 7. Counseling 8. And other such duties that may be assigned by the school principal/vice principal/ priest director/ coordinator, et.al Looking Inwards: What We Do
Looking Outwards: Who We Engage I.Introduction A. Our Questions: Are we doing enough? If yes, why is it that: 1. Our students do not seem enthusiastic during liturgical celebrations? 2. Our students look at our Christian living classes as “CL lang”? 3. Our students do not seem to see anything wrong in pre-marital sex, live-in arrangements, cheating, etc.
Looking Around: Scenarios in our Schools II. Typologies of Students A. Vibrant Faith and Active Engagement; Young people with vibrant faith and active involvement (Idol: Titanium). These are the young people who: 1. are actively engaged in the Church, are spiritually committed, and growing in their faith. 2. have found their spiritual home within an established Christian tradition and a local faith community 3. Zealously work to grow in faith, intensify their worship and live their faith in the world.
Looking Around: Scenarios in our Schools II. Typologies of Students B. Spiritual but not Religious: Young people who are spiritually hungry and searching for God and the spiritual life, but most likely are not affiliated with organized religion and an established Christian tradition (gahol: I Still Believe) 1. Some may join a nondenominational Christian church focused on their spiritual needs; 2. others may find an outlet for their spiritual hunger in small communities of like-minded spiritual seekers, in local or global acts of service, or in online spiritual resources and communities.
Looking Around: Scenarios in our Schools II. Typologies of Students C. Participating but uncommitted: Young people who attend church activities, but are not actively engaged in their church community or spiritually committed. 1. May participate in significant seasonal celebrations, such as Christmas and Easter, and celebrate sacraments and milestone events, such as marriage and baptism. 2. Some may even attend worship regularly. 3. Their spiritual commitment is low and their connection to the church is more social and utilitarian than spiritual. (purol: “Kaya join na lang kayo…).
Looking Around: Scenarios in our Schools II. Typologies of Students D. Unaffiliated and uninterested: Young people who have very little need for God and the spiritual life (dobol: Trouble). 1. not affiliated with organized religion and established Christian churches. 2. reject all forms of organized religion
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. What is your shape?
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. What is your shape? You’re a born leader who’s competitive, confident and decisive. You also like recognition and are interested in politics How to spot a triangle: They’re very stylish and expensive dressers. They have powerful voices, love to tell jokes and play as hard as they work.
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. What is your shape? You’re a “people person” with lots of sympathy and consideration for others. You listen and communicate well and are very perceptive about feelings. You like harmony and hate making unpopular decisions. How to spot a circle: They’re friendly, nurturing, persuasive and generous. They tend to be relaxed and smile a lot. They’re talkative, but have a mellow voice. They also have a full laugh and love to touch others on the shoulder
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. What is your shape?. You’re an organized, logical and hardworking person who likes structure and rules. But sometimes you have trouble making decisions because you always want more information. How to spot a square: They appear to move stiffly, use precise gestures, love routine and are very concerned with detail. They’re also very neat in their appearance and work space. They do a lot of planning and are always prompt.
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Triangle: Stable and Able 1. Stable Attributes that Engender integral faith formation Doctrine MoralWorship
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Triangle: Stable and Able 2. Stable Characteristics that Facilitate integral Evangelization New Methods New ExpressionsNew Fervor
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Triangle: Stable and Able 3. Stable Communication that Promote Synergy Religious/Catechetical Instruction Campus Ministry Pastoral/Extension Service
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Circle: No Masters, Only Servants 1. Accompanying communities in the process of discernment through the pastoral cycle: Theolo gical reflecti on Respo nse Experi ence Analy sis New Experience … Evaluati on
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Circle: No Masters, Only Servants 2. Building Communion of persons, communities of faith through constant renewal. Communion renewal communion renewal community
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Square: Equally Important, Equally Relevant 1. Retreats: Four Essential Components (CCC) The Profession of Faith Dynamic Sacramental Life in Christ Experience Prayer
Our Response to Typologies: Getting into Shapes I. Getting to Know Your Shape A. The Square: A Table, A Meal 2.At the Head of the Table is Christ Christ: The Head of the table Body Blood Communion
Matrix Uploaded: Some Concrete Examples Some Caveat 1.The samples presented are guideposts, not panaceas 2.The samples present a way, they do prescribe the way. 3.The presentation is copyrighted, therefore create!
LevelsContent StandardEnduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 1 (6 ½ to 7 ½ years old) Grow in their awareness and appreciation of the order, harmony and love that exists in the Trinity as reflected in all of creation: Christ as Model of the Perfect Creation). Doctrine: Creation reflects the order, harmony and love that exists in the Trinity. Morals: Working for order in the different communities where we belong. Worship: The value and importance of the Sign of the Cross and the Glory Be. 1. Prayer as Covenant Drama that Engages the Heart (CCC 2565) 2. Love, order and harmony in the family 3. Jesus, My Brother, My Model
LevelsContent Standard Enduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 2 (7 ½ to 8 ½ years old) Realize that creation is a continuing process and that each person is called by God to care for and nurture creation: Christ as Model of Care and Compassion Doctrine: Stewardship is a sacred calling, a gift and a responsibility. Morals: The responsibility to care for creation is entrusted to each of God’s children. Worship: All creation praise the Lord 1. Beauty, Order and Harmony in Created Realities (CCC 32-33) 2. I Have Gifts, I Have Responsibilities 3. One with Creation, One with God
LevelsContent StandardEnduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 3 (8 ½ to 9 ½ years old) Understand that they are called to a joyful life in Christ through Baptism and that this joyful life requires maturity in faith that is given in Confirmation and nurtured in the Eucharist: Christ as Model of Joyful Living Doctrine: The Sacraments of Initiation signify our spiritual regeneration (Baptism), growth (Confirmation) and nourishment (Eucharist: CFC1591). Morals: Advancing in perfect charity through the Sacraments of Initiation (Pope Paul Vi, DCN 1. Growing, Living in and Sharing God’s Love 2. A Joyful Life with Jesus 3. Growing in God’s Grace, Growing in God’s Love
LevelsContent StandardEnduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 4 (9 ½ - 10 ½ years old) Become aware of their calling to live in harmony with others and to be instruments of love, peace and justice in the community: (Sacraments of Reconciliation, Matrimony, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick) Christ as Redeemer, Healer, and Servant Doctrine: The sacraments of Reconciliation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick bring God’s healing and forgiveness and disposes one to a life of ministry and service. Morals: The sacraments impel one to work for reconciliation and peace in the community. 1. Happiness in Forgiveness 2. Love, Love, Love! But Where is Love? 3. Compassion: Commitment with Passion
LevelsContent StandardEnduring UnderstandingSuggested Themes for Recollection / Retreat GRADE 5 (10 ½ TO 11 ½ years old) Become aware of the need to positively respond to God’s invitation as expressed in the sacraments and understand that this positive response is manifested through faithful adherence to the commandments: Christ as Perfect Model of Love of God and love of Neighbor Doctrine: The commandments are more than a list of do’s and don’ts; they call us to a loving relationship with God and with our neighbour. Morals: Sharing Christ’s love for the Father entails sharing His and the Father’s love for one’s neighbor. Worship: Loving God and neighbor necessitates the integration of prayers and devotion with deeds of service 1. The Art of Listening, the Heart of Listening 2. Listening and Loving: Happy Together 3. Love is an Open Door: Let the Neighbor Come In
LevelsContent Standard Enduring UnderstandingSuggested Retreat/ Recollection Themes GRADE 6 (11 ½ to 12 ½ years old) Understand and appreciate the Church as the community that manifests the love of God and love for neighbour: The Church as the Sacrament of Christ Doctrine: The Church is a faith assembly whose root cause is God’s free call to all to share His divine goodness and love in Christ (CFC 1355). Morals: The members of the Church are called to actively participate in her mission and ministry. Worship: The Word of God and the Eucharist occupies as a central place in the life of members of the Church. 1. The Light of Christ Shines in Me and through Me 2. Choosing, Prizing, Sharing Christ 3. My Community of Faith, Hope and Love
LevelsContent Standard Enduring UnderstandingSuggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 7 (12 ½ to 13 ½ years old) Realize that loving God and neighbor necessitates responding to Christ’s call to conversion and renewal: The Earthly Ministry of Christ, centering on his call to conversion, reconciliation and healing; Mary, Mother of the Son of God Doctrine: We come to know who Jesus is from what He did. Morals: Knowing Jesus means being committed to following him, to being his disciple; Mary, the first disciple. Worship: The center of the Church’s liturgy is the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ ; Our devotion to Mary, Mother of Christ, our Mother, is a natural way to Christ (cf. CFC 529) 1. Discipleship: Listening, Following, Missioning 2. Committed to Christ, Devoted to Mary 3. Seeing Jesus in 3D Glasses
Levels 95Content Standard Enduring UnderstandingSuggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 8 (14 ½ to 15 ½ YEAR OLD) Understand the meaning and importance of the Paschal Mystery of Christ: Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. Doctrine: The whole earthly life of Christ came to its climax in his Paschal Mystery, his suffering, Death and Resurrection(CFC 551). Morals: The love of the Crucified Christ becomes the norm, the source, the means and the final goal of all Christian morality (CFC 596) Worship: Christ’s redemptive Death is the ground for the center of Christian worship, the Eucharist (CFC 595). 1. Got to Believe, Got to Live 2. Finding Jesus: Swimming through the Rough Waters of Life 3Hungry? The Bread of Life is No Junk Food
LevelsContent StandardEnduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 9 (15 ½ to 16 ½ YEAR OLD) Understand that morality means living a life patterned after Christ who was victorious over sin because of the grace of God in Him, the same grace given to us in the sacraments: Christ our Way, the Way that leads to eternal life. Doctrine: Morality is our positive response to Christ who calls us to a life of holiness. Morals: Morality is living as disciples of Christ. Worship: By following Christ in our daily moral acts, through the power of the Holy Spirit given us in Baptism and Confirmation we grow into authentic and mature disciples. 1. Happy, Holy and Heroic: Life with Christ 2. Discipleship: Loving, Leading, Liberating, Launching 3. No Way? Yes, Way!
LevelsContent Standard Enduring UnderstandingSuggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 10 (16 ½ to 17 ½ YEAR OLD) Acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is the inner dynamic source of both our life in the Church and our prayer and sacramental life: Christ, our Life; Christ as the Model of the Integration of Prayer and Life.. Doctrine: The Holy Spirit gives life and empowers the Church and its sacramental life (cf. CFC 1265). Morals: All life is worship; Liturgy relates directly to moral life, that is, liturgical worship and Christian morality, both personal and social, go together (CFC 1510) Worship: The full and active participation of the whole people of God is an essential component of Renewed Worship 1. Praying and Loving: Happy Together 2. My Gifts, My Tasks, My Way to God 3. Get Social, Get Personal, Get Down
LevelsContent Standard Enduring UnderstandingSuggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 11 (17 ½ to 18 ½ years old Realize that an important component of the mission of the Church is the strengthening of the spiritual and moral bases of society (CFC 1161).. Doctrine: The social teachings of the Church emphasizes the liberating nature of the message of the Gospel. Morals: Authentic discipleship calls for active participation in building a society of justice, peace and love. Worship: Social apostolate without worship will lose its source of strength, while worship without social apostolate will turn into worship divorced from life (PCP II 85). 1. May Alat ka ba? The Challenge of Being Salt of the Earth 2. Peace Builders, Love Bearers 3. WIFI? Try CHIFI (From Wireless Fidelity to Christ Fidelity)
LevelsContent Standard Enduring Understanding Suggested Themes for Recollection/ Retreat GRADE 12 (18 ½ to 19 ½ years old Realize that our final goal, what we hope for is life everlasting with the Trinity.. Doctrine: The virtue of hope and the doctrine of our final destiny. Morals: Human dignity is grounded on our final destiny, that is, each of is destined for nothing less than everlasting life with God himself (CFC 2081). Worship: Authentic prayer life, personal and ecclesial is already a graced sharing, a foretaste of our final goal of everlasting life with God (CFC 2082) 1. Destined for Greatness, Destined for Happiness 2. Christ is my H.O.P.E. (Hangar, One and Only, Pastor and my Everything) 3. Looking Inward, Looking Around, Looking Forward
Matrix Reloaded: Some Critical Points for Discernment Campus Ministers: Do we… 1.Communicate or castigate? 2.Contemplate or complicate? 3.Celebrate or constipate?
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