Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme for 2019 is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue,” which is taken from Deuteronomy 16:20. Learn more here from the Atonement Friars about this annual event and this year’s theme.

The Senior Moment (NOCERCC Conference)

If you are involved in continuing formation for priests (and brothers), this year’s NOCERCC conference focuses on “The Senior Moment: The Fulfillment of a Priestly Life.”

Presenters include:

  • Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI – The Spirituality of Healthy Aging with Wonder and Gratitude
  • Mariette, Danilo, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A. – Psychological Issues of Aging in Truth and Mercy
  • Kevin McClone, M.Div., Psy.D., Physical and Sexual Dimensions of Aging with Wisdom and Grace
  • Deacon Steven DeMartino – Let’s Get Practical: Integrating the Spiritual, Psychological, Physical, and Sexual Issues and Insights to the Reality of Today

A Group Think Tank will discuss programming, events, and ministry for senior priests.

Please contact NOCERCC (National Organization for Continuing Education for Roman Catholic Clergy) at nocercc@nocercc.org or 410-978-3676 for questions, or visit www.nocercc.org.



Exploring the Ratio Fundamentalis: Configuration to the Heart of Christ

The Institute for Priestly Formation and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, are co-sponsoring a symposium, “Exploring the Ratio Fundamentalis: Configuration to the Heart of Christ.”

The keynote speaker will be Most Reverend Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong, Secretary for Seminaries for the Congregation for the Clergy. He will give two additional presentations on Saturday, March 30. His and the other speakers’ presentations will be followed by conversation and discussion.

For more information, including attending only part of the symposium, please contact the Institute for Priestly Formation at ipf@creighton.edu or the number above.




Elder Care Summit IV

Leadership and Elder Care: Implications for Person Centered Care – Staffing, Pastoral and Financial Implications

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The 2019 Elder Care Summit will feature a presentation by Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, M.D., followed by a panel of responders:

  • Sr. Peter Lillian DiMaria, O. Carm.
  • Bro. Steve Olert, FSC
  • Deacon Steven DeMartino

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP by January 31, to Janet Fritz, senior care administrative assistant for Maryknoll, at jfritz@maryknoll.org or 914-941-7636 x 2874, for planning reasons. Arrive at 9 a.m. for coffee and pastries.

Co-sponsors and Planning Team

Deacon Steven DeMartino, Archdiocese of New York
Br. Wayne Fitzpatrick, MM, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Br. Steve Olert, FSC, Brothers of the Christian Schools
Br. Dan O’Riordan, FMS, Marist Brothers of the School

United States Catholic Mission Association 2018 Conference

A Culture of Encounter: Mission at the Heart of Our Faith in Christ

October 25-27, 2018

Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel

1000 Marriott Dr., Quincy, MA 02169

All Catholics are called to mission –  to move beyond ourselves, to step outside of our comfort zone, to cross some type of border (geographic, socio-economic, linguistic), to risk a personal encounter with a stranger, and to do so in the name of the Gospel.

Scripture proclaims that when we encounter others, especially the poor, those in need, and the stranger, we encounter Christ (Mt 25). The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the faithful, through the waters of baptism, are “incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission” (CCC 1213).

Pope Francis reminds us that our encounter with Christ is at the heart of our faith. In Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father exhorts all Catholics to live with a missionary zeal and not to leave the work of evangelization to a handful of religious. To that end, USCMA strives to convene, connect, and collaborate with missionary orders, groups, and parish-based mission-minded faithful to promote mission and global solidarity. The annual conference is an opportunity for people of faith to come together to share their experience of living missionary discipleship.

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The Wine of Remembrance & Toast to the Future: A Celebration of Cameron Street Collaboration

Celebration at 8808 Cameron Street - Oct 2018

With the recent sale of the 8808 Cameron Street building and plans for the various offices, including CMSM, to move to new locations in the near future, we are offering a time of remembrance, gathering and reception for collaborating organizations who have worked at the Cameron Street offices over the years.

To RSVP for the in-person event, or to offer an e-toast for the event, please contact Janette Cahill.

Skills and Tools for Intervention (Southdown)

The Southdown Institute presents “Moving Forward with Wisdom: Skills and Tools for Intervention,” a Critical Personnel Issues conference.

An intervention is an action performed to empower and motivate others to make changes in their lives. These changes may include activities intended to modify behaviours and emotional states. A wide range of intervention strategies exist for various behavioural, emotional and relational issues.

The conference will explore intervention warning signs and offer practical skills and tools.

•    How and when to use an intervention?
•    Who should be involved?
•    What problems can be addressed?
•    How to prepare?
•    How to manage the fallout?

This conference is designed for leadership teams, formation and vocation directors, vicars, rectors, pastors, canons, personnel directors and supervisors. The format will be an adult learning model.

Conference details and registration are available on Southdown’s website, by phone: 905-727-4214, ext 104, or by email: events@southdown.on.ca.


Sulpician Institute for Seminary Formators

Theological College, Washington D.C.

The Fourteenth Institute for Seminary Formators, sponsored by the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the U.S., will be held June 5-12, 2019 at Theological College in Washington, D.C.  This eight-day program attracts those who minister in a seminary as an advisor, spiritual director, or a member of the formation team. There is a 10% discount on registrations paid in full prior to February 1, 2019.  Information and a registration form are available on the Sulpician website.

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Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program 2019

Centro Ad Gentes Nemi Italy

Location: Centro Ad Gentes, Nemi, Italy

Runs from February 24 – May 21, 2019

Sponsored by the Society of the Divine Word

The sabbatical program has an intentional focus on mission and interculturality, referring to the experience of community living, life and ministry among people from different ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, genders and age groups, thus the name Inter Gentes. Women and men religious, and diocesan priests may consider the Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program as a transitional time to review and renew their commitment to the mission of God in this ever-diversifying world.

Specific Themes of Sabbatical Program

The Inner Journey
Jesus and the Gospels
Prayer for Mission
Vows and Promises: Alive with the Spirit
Women and Men together in Mission
Biblical Vision of Humanity and Creation
Mission as Prophetic Dialogue
The Refugee Story: Yesterday & Today
Interreligious Dialogue
Integrity of Creation
Professional Standards
8-day Guided Retreat in silence

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RCRI National Conference 2018

The theme of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes’ (RCRI) 2018 Conference is Pastoral Conversion: Structures in Service to Mission.

For more information and to register, click here.

The professional staff of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) provides advice and resources for the leadership of religious institutes who become members of RCRI. RCRI helps navigate the many complexities of taxes and tax-exemption, corporate structure, internal organizational setup, finance, administration, and canon law. The staff works with hundreds of religious institutes and societies of apostolic life from all over the United States and from several foreign countries. The annual conference offers dozens of workshops and exhibitors of interest to leadership, legal and business staff.