Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future. Celebrating Faith, Culture and Spirituality in Perth 2018
NATSICC National Assembly
Concurrent Workshops 2 October 2018
Session 1 - 2.30 - 3.45pm Tom Powell Red Dust Healing – A masterclass (running over 2 sessions) Red Dust Healing is a self-evaluating awareness program derived from an ancient Aboriginal perspective that helps individuals deal with the hurt, anger, grief, loss and negative issues in their lives. The program introduces participants to visual holistic tools that provide understanding and then empowers individuals to make better choices in their lives. Aboriginal Catholic Ministry – Perth This workshop will explore how the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry of Perth have been working with the wider Catholic community in their ministry with Aboriginal people so that the Aboriginal communities contributions are joyfully received throughout the Archdiocese! Karan Taylor and Beth Riolo An Aboriginal Catholic Woman's Sacramental Journey Expressed Through Art. This workshop will present The Aboriginal Art Resource – Sacraments Series which highlights some of the connections that can be made with Aboriginal spirituality, celebration and ritual with those used in the sacramental life and religious rituals of the Catholic Church. Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation The Story of Baabayn The story of the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation showing how a small group of dedicated women can run an organisation that has faith in God's love and belief in God's continual goodness as its main reason to keep going Dr Anne Poelina and Ms Anne Jennings - PhD Candidates, The University of Notre Dame Australia We are a vital part of the change we have been waiting for. An overview of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (LS), which addresses the planet's ecological and social crisis within a faith context. The workshop will discuss how Indigenous people should be principle partners in LS discussions and actions; the spiritual perspective is now integral to the environment debate, and the poor are disproportionately affected by climate change. Sherry Balcombe – ACM Melbourne Incorporating traditional symbols into the Sacraments Using an example her grandson’s Baptism as an example, Sherry will share how the traditional symbols from Maori culture were incorporated with Aboriginal Signs, symbols and rituals to produce a wonderful celebration of faith and culture. Doreen Flanders Sharing the developments and achievements within the LIsmore Diocese In 2015 the Lismore Diocese made a commitment to expand student and staff faith formation opportunities. The continuum ensures the retreats are inclusive and accessible to all members of the Diocese. Jaimi Lee Armstrong and Sarah Lackey Cultural Journey of Catholic Education in Tasmania A photo filled session of history, reconciliation, education and community connections within the Catholic Education setting in Tasmania. Session 2 - 4.15 - 5.30pm Tom Powell Red Dust Healing – A masterclass (running over 2 sessions) Red Dust Healing is a self-evaluating awareness program derived from an ancient Aboriginal perspective that helps individuals deal with the hurt, anger, grief, loss and negative issues in their lives. The program introduces participants to visual holistic tools that provide understanding and then empowers individuals to make better choices in their lives. Dolly McGaughey Music in my life – Contemporary and Traditional Come and join NATSICC Torres Strait Islander Councillor Dolly McGaughey as she shares her story of faith through contemporary and traditional Torres Strait Islander music, including her own compositions. Dr Anne Poelina and Ms Anne Jennings - PhD Candidates, The University of Notre Dame Australia We are a vital part of the change we have been waiting for. An overview of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (LS), which addresses the planet's ecological and social crisis within a faith context. The workshop will discuss how Indigenous people should be principle partners in LS discussions and actions; the spiritual perspective is now integral to the environment debate, and the poor are disproportionately affected by climate change. Fr Steve Fletcher MGL and Sally Fitzgerald Because of Her It is because of our strong deadly courageous women - our ancestors- who went before us that we can go forward with confidence in their footsteps! They were guided and protected by the Creator Spirit and they relied on this Spirit for everything. Another strong deadly ancestor is Mary the Mother of Jesus! Mary was open to the Holy Spirit in her life and look what happened to her when she said...Behold the Handmaid of the Lord! This will happen to us when we walk with Mary our ancestor! Murri Ministry and Indigenous Connections The integral role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministries in Dioceses Exploring the developing roles of Ministries and Ministry workers as well as the importance of maintaining culturally appropriate liturgy, these iconic Queensland Ministries will provide participants with a unique and thought provoking insight into their work. Sr Theresa Mills MGL Creative prayer using art Colour in your prayer life. In this workshop we can journey together in prayer using paint and colour. This workshop will help us bring some life and colour into our prayer by being creative and letting God do the rest. Sr Alma Cabassi Seasons of Healing An introduction for participants to the Program Seasons for Healing. This is a small group program supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults dealing with issues of loss and grief.