The Altar, the Streets, the Soul: Eucharistic Catechesis from the Edges

Presented by Steve DeLaney:

Breakout Session II
Monday, June 12, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What resources can we bring from our lives and culture to help us, and others, better approach the gift of the Eucharist? A Jewish parable tells the story of a king who finds a lost precious pearl with the light of a candle worth only a penny. Sometimes it is experiences at the edges of our lives, the mundane or the painful, which can open us to the real presence of Christ in a new way. Using insights gained from his ministry as a jail chaplain to youth in Chicago, teaching theology in high school, and the wisdom of poets and storytellers, Steve DeLaney will lead a conversation about how the Catholic theology of “real presence” can infiltrate our day to day lives, empower us to serve others, lead us to a deeper experience of Christ in the Eucharist. He will also offer practical resources and lessons that can be used for catechesis in the parish and school.

About Steve DeLaney:

Steve serves as the point person for Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He has worked in ministry with young people for the past 20 years - in outdoor education, jail ministry, and most recently as a high school teacher and campus minister. He has a M.A. in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and has extensive experience in retreats, restorative justice, sustainability, storytelling and poetry. He lives with his wife, Allison, and two sons in Williamsburg, VA.