Guest House Summer Leadership Conference

Runs through July 11.

Guest House invites leaders and others responsible for the formation and care of clergy and men religious to participate in its annual Summer Leadership Conference, July 9-11. The theme is “Serenity: A Gift of Sobriety” and the conference will address addiction and recovery, resources and specific intervention and treatment services offered by Guest House.

As part of the conference, participants are invited to an optional outing to visit the Guest House campus in Lake Orion (about 18 miles from the conference site) for a tour pf the Men’s Treatment Center, plus Mass and dinner at the Scripps Mansion at Guest House. Shuttle service will be provided.

Please click on the website above for the schedule, speakers and registration. Registration includes all presentations, lodging on July 9 and 10, and meals. The early-bird rate of $369 is available through  6/1/18 (after, registration will be $399). The commuter rate (no lodging) is $199 prior to 6/1/18 and $225 after 6/1/17.

V Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana / Latina

V Encuentro Nacional - 2018


Este es un evento únicamente por invitación para delegados y participantes de 18 años en adelante. Para recibir una invitación, comuníquese con su diócesis o arquidiócesis local para obtener más información.

El Quinto Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina (V Encuentro) es una histórica reunión eclesial de más de 3,000 líderes/delegados de la Pastoral Hispana/Latina de diócesis, movimientos eclesiales, escuelas, universidades y organizaciones católicas de todo el país.

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This is an invitation-only event for delegates and participants 18 years and older. To receive an invitation, reach out to your local diocese or archdiocese for more information.

The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) is a historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools, universities and Catholic organizations from across the country.

For more information, visit their website.

Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives

Runs through July 13.

An important conference for those in our communities entrusted with archives is coming up. Entitled “Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives,” the conference will take place at Boston College on July 11-13, 2018. The program will explore issues surrounding religious collections and discuss available options to preserve and make these significant collections accessible to religious communities, scholars and the larger public. This website provides extensive information on the conference, including registration information.

A working conference. This meeting is the first of its kind, building on the expertise of religious leaders, archivists, and historians and scholars who value our collections. This global approach will provide an opportunity for these groups to meet and chart a course for the future of religious archives in the United States. As a religious leader, you are responsible for shaping how your congregation’s contribution to society will be preserved. At this point, your knowledge of this topic may be limited. We hope that your attendance at the conference will result in discerning a course of action. We need your experience to initiate a plan to assure that these archival materials will be permanently preserved.

Join us in the adventure. Providing an opportunity for lively discussion among the three constituencies means that we want every group to be represented. We are looking for engaged religious leaders who can share the challenges in building a plan for the future of religious archives. If you are interested in attending, we ask that you complete the Interest Application (click on “Conference Information”). The application deadline is April 14. Invited participants will be notified by May 8.

Why apply? We need your voice to assist us in developing a framework and plan to create a public white paper to promote the development of a national strategic plan to preserve these collections.

Please accept the challenge and consider applying. We have worked closely with Boston College to keep the cost at $250 so that it will be affordable.

If you have questions about the program or the conference details that are not covered on the website, please get in touch at

Instituto Bíblico Claretiano de las Américas

Runs through August 12.


El IBICLA asume una visión ecuménica influenciada por los nuevos aportes de los métodos bíblicos, con la intención de empoderar a todos los grupos minoritarios que han sido marginados por lecturas (ab)usivas de las Escrituras.  Nuestra tarea es aportar a los “nuevos sujetos emergentes” métodos exegéticos, y hermenéuticas liberadoras, para que unan mejor su vida con la Biblia en comunidad.


El costo total para el 2018 será de $2000 por las dos semanas. Incluye, registración, clases, comida, hospedaje, talleres etc.



  • 21 años de edad en adelante
  • Tener deseos de aprender la Palabra de Dios para servir
  • Estar involucrados en algún ministerio hispano.
  • Estar dispuesto/a a trabajar en conjunto
  • Llenar una aplicación
  • Estar abiertos ha descubrir a Dios no solo en las Escrituras sino en la vida y en la experiencia del pueblo migrante.

Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management Through Practical Wisdom

In consultation with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, Catholic Theological Union (CTU) presents Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management through Practical Wisdom. The seminar begins at 1pm on Monday and ends at noon on Friday. It has been especially helpful for colleagues and co-workers to attend the seminar together so as to reflect on their experience and enhance their skills.

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18, 2017
$750 (includes room and board)*
$575 commuter (includes lunch)* Single day pricing available online

The program is open to all men and women, ordained and professed, as well as lay, who serve in a leadership capacity in church or congregational ministry. It will be especially beneficial for those in new positions of pastoral leadership. The following topics will be presented and discussed:

  • Theology of Leadership and Management – Stephen Bevans, SVD
  • Mission Integration and Organizational Ethics – Gina Wentzel Wolfe
  • Planning and Visioning – Paul Michalenko, ST
  • Finances – Jim Lundholm-Eades
  • Personnel Management/Team Building – Edward Tlucek, OFM
  • Human Resources Management – Gary Umhoefer
  • The Ministry of Fundraising and Development – Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, and Paulette Karas
  • General Management Questions and Answers – Jim Lundholm-Eades
  • Intercultural Approaches to Ministry – C. Vanessa White and Eddie DeLeon, CMF

Space is limited.
Register by July 15, 2017.
*A $50 fee will be assessed for registrations after July 15.

Click here to register.

Click here to download the flyer.

Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees

The concert is sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service USA. There is also a paid “Meet the Musicians” reception on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. in The Atrium of Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C.

For more information contact Pat McDermott.

New Ways Ministry Bridge Building Award presented to James Martin, SJ

The Board and Staff of New Ways Ministry cordially invite you to a ceremony honoring the 2016 Bridge Building Award Recipient Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor At Large, America Magazine, author, lecturer, social media personality.

Remarks by Father Martin and reception following the ceremony.

To reserve a seat, RSVP by October 20.

Organizational and personal listings in the program booklet are also available.