Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers
with Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
Thursday, April 27
Church of Saint Joseph, Saint Joseph MN
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 (includes coffee, rolls and lunch)
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One cannot adequately preach, teach, or form persons in the Catholic faith without attending to the ways in which Catholic faith and identity become embodied in culture – Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers, USCCB, 2012, page ix
This day will: 1) explore how our culture frames our own thinking, 2) help develop skills to work with all cultures, and 3) recognize and appreciate our common task as Christ’s disciples.
Featuring Mr. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
Assistant Director USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs
Mr. Alejandro Aguilera-Titus is Assistant Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church. He has twenty-five years of experience in ministry with a strong emphasis on leadership development and formation, catechesis, pastoral planning, and ministry with young people. He is a nationally known speaker and writer highly regarded for his practical application of theological thought to pastoral ministry and formation. Mr. Aguilera-Titus is an adjunct faculty member at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In addition to his work with the Secretariat on Cultural Diversity in the Church, Mr. Aguilera-Titus serves as staff to the USCCB’S Task Force for the Spanish-language Bible for America.
Mr. Aguilera-Titus is a Doctor in Ministry Candidate at Barry University and holds a M.A. in Theology from the University of Portland and a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Philosophy from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City. He sits on the board of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM), and the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispania. He is also a sitting committee member of Christian Churches Together.
9:00 Coffee and donuts 9:30 Opening Prayer 9:45 Session I - Framing the Church’s mission to evangelize 10:30 Break 10:45 Session II - Framing the Church’s mission to evangelize (cont) 11:45 Lunch 12:30 Session III - Understanding culture and how it works 1:30 Break 1:45 Session IV - Naming the current reality and looking to the future 2:30 Depart