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Ana Barraza

COMING UP

Workshop

The Eucharist for Children and Youth with disAbilities

 

Event:  Archdiocese of Los Angeles: RECongress 2023

Date:    February 24, 2023

Time:   10 am - 11:15 am (PT)

Starting with an adaptive prayer, this workshop focuses on how to set up your program and classroom where children and youth with disAbilities have a meaningful participation in the Eucharist. Learn about valuable resources available as you prepare a Sensory-friendly mass. A prayer with ASL keywords will serve as a conclusion. Loyola Press is sponsoring this workshop.

I will present this same workshop in Spanish the following day.

PAST

Workshop

In the Religious Education Classroom with Persons with disAbilities

 

Event:  Diocese of Fresno: Diocesan Congress 2022

Date:    October 8, 2022

Time:   3:35 pm - 4:45 pm (PT)

Participants participated of an adaptive prayer leading into exploring some practical ideas to implement in your own classroom as you serve our Church with disAbilities. During this workshop, participants learned how to incorporate effective practices for both in-person and digital classrooms along with many resources available. As a wrap up, we prayed incorporating American Sign Language.

I presented this same workshop that morning in Spanish.

Workshop

Accessible Parishes for Our Church with disAbilities

Event:  Diocese of Fresno: Diocesan Congress 2022

Date:    October 7, 2022

Time:   1:20 pm - 2:30 pm (PT)

Is your parish truly accessible? After an awareness prayer, we recognized the importance of people-first language when addressing persons with disAbilities. We explored accompaniment from different perspectives as the way to a truly accessible parish. Stories about different families with children with disAbilities lead us to explore that accessibility includes physical, catechetical, and liturgical accommodations along with the realization that we all are members of the Body of Christ. A commitment prayer to Our Lady was our wrap up.

WORKSHOP

The Eucharist

for Children and Youth with disAbilities

Event: Diocese of Sacramento: Ministry Days 2022 Jornada Pastoral

Date:    September 24, 2022

Time:   1:45 - 3:00 pm (PT)

This workshop focused on how to set up your program and classroom where children and youth with disAbilities have a meaningful participation in the Eucharist.

 

I offered this workshop that morning in Spanish.

Special Needs Conference

Tools for an Interactive Accompaniment

Event:  Diocese of San Diego; Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry

Date:    July 21, 2022; at the Diocesan Pastoral Center; 9 am - 4 pm (PT)

Date:    July 22, 2022; in Imperial Valley; 10am - 4 pm (PT)

It was a day filled with adaptive prayers, practical instruction, hands-on activities, local networking, resources and more. Loyola Press sponsored this event. Lunch was be provided.

 

I also presented this conference in Spanish on July 23.

Interactive Formation Day: 

Serving Persons with disAbilities

Event:  Diocese of Fresno, Office of Formation and Evangelization

Date:    July 9, 2022

Time:    8:30 am - 12:00 pm PT

Come to participate interactively of an adaptive prayer leading into practical ideas, exploration of Church documents, how to integrate ASL and music, resources, and more. As a wrap up, we will pray to Our Lady incorporating kinesthetic movements.

 

I'll be presenting this same workshop in Spanish that afternoon.

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

In the Religious Education Classroom

with Persons with disAbilities

 

Event:  Diocese of Bridgeport: The Institute for Catholic Formation

Date:    May 25, 2022

Time:    7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT

Participation included an adaptive prayer leading into exploring some practical ideas to implement in your own classroom as you serve our Church with disAbilities. During this workshop, you learned how to incorporate effective practices for both in-person and digital classrooms along with many resources available. As a wrap up, we prayed incorporating American Sign Language.

 

I presented this same workshop in Spanish the following day.

WORKSHOP

Welcoming Persons with disAbilities in Faith Formation

Event: Diocese of Sacramento

Date: November 17, 2021

Place: Pastoral Center

 

This was a free event when you registered here. Loyola Press sponsored this day of formation. This event was organized by the Ministry for Catholics with disAbilities which I am part of. I offered this same training in Spanish later that day. 

INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL IN-SERVICE

Special Needs Workshop

 

Event: Diocese of San Diego-Office of Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry

Date:  Oct. 29, 2020

Virtual Place: Zoom

Language: English

This was an interactive morning of learning, hands-on activities, networking, resources and prayer as we take up the continuous mission of engaging our special needs students in our presential, virtual, and hybrid programs. A list of supplies needed for the adaptive activities was provided upon registration.

This in-service was available in Spanish that evening.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:

Adaptive Catechesis and Evangelization:

Persons with disAbilites

Event: Diocese of Sacramento-Ministry Days 2020

Date:  Sept. 26, 2020

Virtual Place: Zoom

Language: English

We  began this session with a prayer incorporating American Sign Language. Examining the different definitions for disAbilities or exceptionalities, we realized the purpose this information serves in catechesis and evangelization. I demonstrated different adaptive activities for your ministry. To conclude, we prayed together with an adaptive praise song.

I offered this workshop in Spanish that morning.

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR:

Catechesis and Evangelization with Persons

with disAbilities

 

Event: Diocese of  San Jose - Office of Faith Formation

Date:  June 6, 2020

Virtual Place: Zoom

Language: English

We will start with a prayer integrating conscious breathing and Orans position. An insight about what the Catholic Church is challenging us to do as we take up the continuous mission of serving persons with disAbilities. Learn about the different learning modalities, and virtual options to apply to your own ministry. An invitation to discover and implement various activities and crafts using everyday supplies found at home. We will conclude with a prayer that incorporates American Sign Language.

WORKSHOP

Faith Formation for Special Needs: Basic Principles

Event: Diocese of  San Jose: California Catholic Ministry Conference

Date:  December 6, 2019

Place: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

I participated of the CaCMC by presenting this workshop which a focus on the Church documents that have shaped the catechesis and evangelization of persons with disAbilities. I also explained the different learning modalities, and talked about the many resources available for your Special Needs ministry. 

I  presented this workshop in Spanish the following day. These workshops were sponsored by Loyola Press.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

On Working with Children with disAbilities:

Awareness and Strategies

Event: PD In-service, Deanery 16 Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Date:  September 30, 2019

Place: St. John Chrysostom School, Inglewood, CA

Centered around prayer as to focus on the privilege of being a Catholic educator, we learned to integrate American Sign Language (ASL) in the classroom/school; looked through the Church document on persons with disAbilities; talked about exceptionalities and Gospel stories; reviewed the learning modalities and learning centers; and were aware of  the different resources for our professional development.

This day was sponsored by Loyola Press.

WORKSHOP

Charity Towards Our Children with disAbilities

Event: Diocese of Sacramento: Ministry Days 2019 Jornada Pastoral

Date: September 27, 2019

Place: St. Francis High School, Sacramento, CA

I presented this workshop during Ministry Days. We journeyed through the Sacred Scriptures, and our Catholic tradition as we took a look at some of the documents of the universal and national Church. We also explored practical suggestions that can we can apply to our life and ministry as we encounter our  children with disAbilities.

 

I also be presented this workshop in Spanish the following day. It was sponsored by Loyola Press.

WORKSHOP

Co-responsibility in Serving

Our Children with disAbilities

Event: Diocese of Sacramento: Ministry Days 2019 Jornada Pastoral

Date: September 27, 2019

Place: St. Francis High School, Sacramento, CA

During this workshop, we familiarized ourselves with the celebration of the sacraments and catechetical programs for persons with disAbilities. We also learned about the different learning modalities, and how the saints were co-responsibly creative in catechizing those with greatest needs.

 

I also presented this workshop in Spanish the following day. It was sponsored by Loyola Press.