am - 4:30 pm
& Catechetical Conference, Grand Rapids Diocese
The Gift of Reconciliation
Workshop Session A
10: 15 - 11:30 am
Praying with Body, Mind & Spirit - Prayer for
Children & Youth
Children and youth of
all ages reap benefits from engaging their whole
selves in prayer. Increased focus, deeper
understanding of concepts, as well as encounters
with God, can result from embodied prayer.
Traditional prayers such as the Hail Mary
and Our Father, as well as Scripture
verses and key Christian concepts will be
experienced through movement and music prayer.
Participants who minister to students from
pre-school through high school will gain
resources for utilizing movement prayer with
these age groups.
Workshop Session B
1:45 - 3:00 pm
Praying with Body, Mind & Spirit - Renewed in
It is our connection
with Christ, whether through the Sacarament of
Reconciliation or personal prayer, that keeps
renewing us for the challenges of daily life.
Yet often prayer is the first thing to go when
we get busy. Whether you are in need of
refreshment yourself or are seeking ideas for
working with the adults of your parish, come and
refresh body and soul with this holistic
approach to personal prayer. Deepen your
experience of God by using Scripture, movement,
music, and guided meditation to pray.
Basic movements will be taught which can be done
by anyone, regardless of experience or physical
limitation. All are invited to relax,
reflect and be renewed!
Also visit the
Prayer in Motion exhibit located in the
Cost is $40 which
includes lunch and admittance to all talks and
West Catholic High
School is located at 1801 Bristol NW, Grand
Rapids, MI 49504.
For more information
or to register visit