The San Francisco New Orleans District Office of Vocation Ministry has announced its spring 2017 webinar series, Faith, Young People Today, and Vocation.  The announcement was made by Brother Chris Patiño, FSC, Director of the Office of Vocation Ministry.

Designed to provide Lasallian school vocation coordinators with professional formation in the area of vocation ministry (though open to all who are interested), the three-session series will include presentations by Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale of Ministry Training Source; Paul Jarzembowski of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Youth and Young Adult Ministries; and Kenenna Amuzie of De La Salle Institute and Stan Cordero of Justin-Siena High School.

Here are the session dates, times, and descriptions:

“Engaging the World of Generation Z”

Charlotte McCorquodaleDr. Charlotte McCorquodale, Ministry Training Source
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 5:30pm PST / 6:30pm MST / 7:30pm CST

As a new generation fills our classrooms, what are the generational trends that we need to keep in mind as we seek to engage them and accompany them on their faith journey?  Dr. McCorquodale will provide some insights and facilitate a conversation around walking with “Generation Z.”  Learn more about Dr. McCorquodale.

“Accompanying Youth and Young Adults Toward Their Vocation”

Paul JarzembowskiPaul Jarzembowski, USCCB Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 5:30pm PST / 6:30pm MST / 7:30pm CST

As we seek to create a culture of vocation, how do we journey practically with young people through their vocational discernment?  Mr. Jarzembowski will provide some insights and facilitate a conversation around this topic.  Learn more about Mr. Jarzembowski.


“Missionary Discipleship: A Lasallian Response”

Kenenna AmuzieStan CorderoKenenna Amuzie, De La Salle Institute
Stan Cordero, Justin-Siena High School
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm PST / 6:30pm MST / 7:30pm CST

Circular 470 states, “it is our wish that all Lasallians…feel invited to renew their lives and mission as a credible, evangelical response in the Church and in the world of the 21st century…Therefore, we will promote the development of a culture of vocations and accompaniment, trusting that God continues to act in our world through human means.”  In light of this priority, Ms. Amuzie and Mr. Cordero will offer a reflection on missionary discipleship and accompaniment.

The webinar series is free of change.  To facilitate on-line discussion, each session in the series will be limited to 25 participants.

Register for webinar sessions here.