"Be With Me" Prayer Fair Workshops 3/11-12


Family Prayer

Praying Through Grief – and How We All Did it Differently

The death of a loved one can be very traumatic.  When our 8 month old daughter died, our faith was number one in our healing.
Presented by Marc, Mandy, and Camden Seymour
Offered after 5:00 PM Mass in the Middle School, Room 300

Strengthening a Family’s Bond with the Power of Prayer

Families that pray together establish trust with one another, learn to pray in a fellowship, and come in agreement through Jesus. These disciplines help bring unity to the household.
Presented by Danette, Michael, Alanna, and Elizabeth Halloran
Offered after 9:30 AM Mass in the Middle School, Room 300

The Rosary:  A Special Prayer

Come learn about the history of the Rosary, the graces received when praying the Rosary, and how to create a habit of adding the Rosary to your daily prayer life as an individual and praying together as a family.
Presented by Daryl and Christine Eastburg
Offered after 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses in the Elementary School, Room 306

The Sunday Conversation

What did you learn from this week’s homily.  We will talk about how to have a conversation with your family about the Sunday homily.  The “Sunday Conversation” is appropriate for all ages!
Presented by Roderick and Monique Maddox
Offered after 9:30 AM Mass in the School Library

Create-A-Prayer Kit: Free-forming Prayer by a Mother and Her 12-year old Son

God wants to hear from us and all that has happened in our day: our joys, our struggles, our failures, our gratitude.  Come hear how one family integrates spontaneous, free-forming prayer into their daily lives.  
Presented by Tiffany and Eddie Hanson
Offered after 11:30 AM Mass in Middle School, Room 300

Praying With Young Children

The Saints are Marching In!

Using symbols and miniature objects and stuffed toys that children easily relate to, children can become aware of God all around them.  Through short stories about Jesus and the saints, youngsters begin to learn the Faith and develop role models on their own to sainthood.
Presented by Rose Marie Nichols
Offered after 9:30 AM Mass in the Youth Room

Teaching Little Children How to Pray….Without Them Running Away

A very simple format to pray with little children (under the age of 5).  This workshop will present the format and then show how to pray with little children.
Presented by Sean and Barbara Lavell
Offered after 9:30 AM Mass in the Dining room


Personal Prayer

Jesus is NOT a Dead Guy in a Book

Hear the Voice of God in your life!  Learn practical and sometimes surprising ways you can expect Jesus to speak to you when you pray.  This includes real life examples – ordinary and extraordinary – ways Jesus has spoken to people sitting next to you.  Don’t miss His voice in your life!
Presented by Marie LaForce
Offered after ALL Masses in the Middle School, Room 201

Who Needs Hallmark?  God-Greeting from the Heart

Come …and consider some of the way to develop a personalized prayer life with the Lord.  Varying styles of prayer, and drawing from the wisdom of the saints and church tradition, can enrich our spirituality and provide a good fit for many different circumstances.
Presented by Lynn Tursich
Offered after ALL Masses in the Middle School, Room 202

But I Love to Talk!

Mental prayer (or praying without words) is not a technique or some form of Christian yoga.  It is a grace!  Come learn how to pray not to find self-fulfillment, but to please God! 
Presented by Tom Shaughnessy
Offered after ALL Masses in the Middle School, Room 203

Up Close and Personal with the Lord

Guided Meditation with Scripture:  Using our imagination, we place ourselves in the Scripture story.  We come to know and love Jesus as we walk and talk with him in this active, very personal form of mental prayer that makes the Scriptures come alive and relevant to our daily lives.
Presented by Mary Luxem
Offered after ALL Masses in the Middle School, Room 205

Prayers 101

Why do we pray?  How do we pray?  Where do my prayers come from?  What form do they have?  If these are questions you have ever asked yourself, come and see why God seeks our friendship.
Presented by Marie-Rose Lundgren
Offered after 5 PM and 7:30 AM Masses in the Middle School, Room 204

Divine Encounter:  Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina means “Divine Reading”.  We will be reading scripture, such as today’s gospel, and prayerfully meditate on it.  In this meditative process, many encounter God in a very personal way.  In many cases this profoundly warms the heart!
Presented by Sally Lareau
Offered after 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses in the Elementary School, Room 305

Jesus Didn’t Say, “Pray Sometimes….”

We all want to know what Jesus meant by these words, “Pray always.” It is His imperative sentence, so we know it’s important.  Since this is difficult to manage in our society at this time, let’s find out together.
Presented by Dolores Seashore
Offered after 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses in the Middle School, Room 204

Peace, Love, and Books

How to find Time for God and Maintain Peace?  Praying with the Writings of Fr. Jacques Philippe
Start your day with 15 minutes of reading and reflecting on God’s plan for you.  It will mean the difference between driving on round wheels or square wheels.  You get to the same destination but it’s a more pleasant ride!
Presented by Mary Hodgdon
Offered after 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 Masses in the Middle School, Room 302


Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration:  Meeting Jesus in the Silence
Your kids might call it “Secret Ninja Prayer Awesomeness” as it is an ancient prayer practice that has transformed countless lives.  This workshop will explore what Eucharistic Adoration is, why it is important, and how to “do” it.  If your heart yearns for God and your soul seeks peace, come and see how this form of prayer places you directly into the loving gaze of Jesus Christ.
Presented by Ben and Katie Tlougan
Offered after 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM in the Middle School, Room 301
Offered after 6 PM mass in the Middle School, Room 204


Praying With the Saints

Pleased to Meet You

Other than asking for St. Anthony’s help when you lose your keys, have you ever prayed with the Saints??? Join us for some great ways to get to know the saints better and invite them into your daily prayer!
Presented by Veronica Whelan
Offered after 5:00 PM, 11:30 AM and 6:00 PM Masses in the Youth Room

The Prayers of St. Bridget - Contemplating Our Lord’s Passion

Come and discover St. Bridget’s dedication to Our Lord’s Passion and the prayers He gave to her to pray for each of the blows he suffered for us during his Passion.  You will develop a greater appreciation of what Our Lord suffered for us, which is so important for us to reflect upon during Lent and throughout the whole year.
Presented by Elizabeth Johnson
Offered after 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM masses in the Middle School, Room 304


Praying With the Sick and Dying

So You’ve Avoided Your Dying Aunt Because You Don’t Know What to  Say.  Get  Over It.  It’s Not About You!

How do we pray with our friends and family when our hope for a cure has vanished? We’ll talk about reframing hope and provide a prayer guide appropriate for prayer wit those who are chronically ill, sick, or terminally ill.
Presented by Beryl Schewe
Offered after 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM masses in the Middle School, Room 303