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One Day Event | October 17, 2020

Opened Booked Iluminated

Thank you for joining our online session where we discussed learning methods to present Catholicism in ways that is accessible and relatable to all.

ENGLISH Track – 9:00am-12:30pm



Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.

Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.

Bishop Barron’s website,, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the world’s most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 50 million times and he has over 3 million followers on Facebook.

Bishop Barron has been invited to speak about religion at the headquarters of Facebook, Google, and Amazon. He has keynoted many conferences and events all over the world, including the World Youth Day in Kraków and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which marked Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States.

He has shared dialogue with Dr. Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, and William Lane Craig, among other influencers and thought leaders.

Bishop Barron’s recent film series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, has been syndicated for national television and nominated for an Emmy award.

His most recent project is the Word on Fire Institute, a new hub for spiritual and intellectual formation, training members of the Word on Fire movement to proclaim Christ in the culture.


Erick Rubalcava is an advocate for Catholic schools, youth, and arts education. He is passionate about serving the mission of Catholic education because of the foundation he received from the Catholic schools he attended. For the past 25 years he has served Catholic schools in various roles and at various locations. From 2003-2010 he served the community of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, where he taught theology, band/choral music, served as the Director of Campus Ministry, business manager, assistant principal of Student Services and assumed the Principal’s role in 2008. In 2010 he was asked to serve as President of a consolidation effort between Junipero Serra High School and St. Matthias High School for Girls in Downey.

Over the last decade he has served as Principal and then as President at St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy (formerly St. Matthias High School) where he led a tremendous turnaround effort. Under his leadership, the school grew enrollment by nearly 200 students, developed the consultative board, transitioned to coed, strengthened its Catholic identity and academic programs, and underwent significant capital renovations, including a new football and track stadium. He was recently appointed to serve as an Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for the Department of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

He had the opportunity to serve as a member of the Synod preparatory commission for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles which set the foundation for a diocesan synod that established a strategic vision for the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. In 2017 he was selected as a member of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles delegation to the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He holds a master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, a bachelor’s degree in business management, and a certificate in the theology of Catholic Youth Ministry. In 2010 he completed New Executive Director’s Institute and the Developing Development Program for Non-profit leaders sponsored by the Executive Service Corps of Southern California providing him with valuable tools, skills, and training in the Non-profit sector. He resides in the city of Gardena and enjoys playing music, salsa dancing and living life with his wife of 15 years and 2 daughters age 12 & 9.

SPANISH Track – 2:00pm-5:30pm


Sr. Rosalia Meza, VDMF
Bishop Robert Barron

For information on the Spanish Speakers, visit the Enseñar page.

This event was hosted by:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Office of Religious Education
Santa Barbara Pastoral Region

Teresa Duran
Regional Coordinator  phone:  805-569-1135

Damaris Molina-Morales
Administrative Assistant  phone:  626-960-9344 (M-F: 10am-4pm)



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