This calendar includes CMSM events, as well as events from religious institutes, partners and others that may be of interest to our members.
If your affiliated organization would like to submit an event for the calendar, please contact our National Office.
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
Integrity of Creation
8-day Guided Retreat in silence
Growing in Leadership
This annual workshop – held this year at the new CMSM National Office in Greenbelt, MD – is designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less, as well as emerging leaders from your congregations. Leadership teams are encouraged to attend together.
Learn from and collaborate with experts who can help you and your leadership team excel. Among the topics:
- Canon and civil law
- Leadership for vocations and formation
- Navigating personnel concerns
- Self-care and leadership
- Working with dioceses
- New issues with safeguarding
- Resources from CMSM and others
This is a great opportunity to connect with others new to leadership, as well as veteran leaders and experts. The workshop will include a mix of presentations, a panel discussion, a “lunch & law” conversation with civil and canon lawyers (bring your questions), and conversation and fellowship. We will gather for morning prayer and daily liturgy.
- $525/person: includes workshop, all meals, and two nights at the Holiday Inn adjacent to the new CMSM office (extended stay available)
- $395/person: commuter – includes workshop and all meals (except breakfast)
- CMSM’s new office is near Amtrak (New Carrollton station) and Greenbelt Metro (free hotel shuttle or CMSM pick-up). From BWI airport, ground transportation includes Amtrak and MARC rail to New Carrollton, as well as an hourly express bus to Greenbelt Metro. From Reagan National airport, take Metro to the Greenbelt station (Green Line).
Partial speaker list:
- Paul Ashton, Psy.D.
- Rev. Luke Ballman
- Drew Dillingham
- Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM, JCD
- Chris Fusco, JD, JCL
- Deacon Mark Fontana
- Tom Gaunt, SJ
- John Langlois, OP
- Adam McDonald, SVD
- Connie Ostop
- Mark Padrez, OP
- Mike Riley
- David Songy, OFM Cap, STD, Psy.D.
- Sr. Stephanie Still, PBVM
- Melanie Takinen
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.”
- 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.
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 email@example.com or the number above.
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.
We are meeting in beautiful San Antonio for this special gathering, Discerning our Collective Witness: An Extraordinary National Convocation of Major Superiors of Men.
Plan to arrive by Monday afternoon or evening for three full days – Tuesday to Thursday – of engaging speakers, discernment, dialogue, liturgy and fellowship. Learn more here.