Conference 75-Minute Workshop SA13
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Level: Beginner
Kristin M. Rau, MA
Christine Zaums, MA
“At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life.” (Order of Christian Funerals, 4) As chaplains, we have the sacred privilege of journeying with families to Emmaus. This workshop explores powerful ways in which we can offer hope and bring healing to families at the time of death.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the theological journey of the Rites of Christian Burial – a veritable road to Emmaus.
- Identify ways in which chaplains can help bring hope and healing to families at the time of death.
- Identify opportunities for chaplains to provide further support to families through burial resources, grief support and other follow up support.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– Catechism of the Catholic Church (1680-1690)
– Order of Christian Funerals
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– None provided by the workshop presenter
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The NACC categorizes workshops on three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The definitions of each level are provided below.
Beginner: Basic information on the topic for those with little background in the area.
Intermediate: Basic plus additional information on the topic for those with some background in the area.
Advanced: Specialized information on the topic for those with extensive experience and/or knowledge in the area.