Events

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.


 
Sep
19
Thu
Safeguarding Webinar @ CMSM
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the first of our fall 2019 webinar series. Each of the monthly webinars offers insight and resources to assist leaders of men’s religious institutes and their safeguarding teams in their commitment to prevent and heal.

Registration information is provided to CMSM members. Please email Tom Southard to register.

Oct
1
Tue
RCRI National Conference 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

Save the date for the 2019 national conference of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes!

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.

Oct
14
Mon
Justice & Peace Immersion Trip in our Nation’s Capital @ Washington, DC
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm
Justice & Peace Immersion Trip in our Nation's Capital @ Washington, DC

Intersectional Challenges: Poverty, Migration, and Racism in our Nation’s Capital
Register here by Aug. 1, 2019

In the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and praxis, local groups and religious leaders will guide us with insightful social analysis, encounters, and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence and a just peace ethic to both understand poverty, migration, and racism in our nation’s capital, as well as envision social transformation. We will encounter the dynamics of one of the poorest parts of our country in the midst of one of the wealthiest areas, the experiences of migrants intersecting with such poverty, and key structural challenges, such as gentrification.

Encounter: We will have the opportunity to visit organizations working closely with those on the margins. We will learn from speakers from various viewpoints on these issues. There will be regular times for Mass, group prayer, and reflection on our encounters to deepen insight and friendship with each other.

Who: This event is primarily for CMSM members and their staffs. The minimum age is 18 years old.

Housing: Washington Retreat House, 4000 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington DC 20017 (included in registration, along with breakfasts and two dinners)

Cost: $250. Scholarships are available as needed.

Draft Schedule

Monday, Oct. 14
Dinner and Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Mass and Breakfast
Social Analysis Process
Child Poverty and Homelessness
Lunch
Visit: Gentrification Site
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Reflections on Day and Prayer
Dinner

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Mass and Breakfast
Visit: Catholic Charities Migration Services
Lunch
Migration: Congregation Action Network
CASA: Migrant-Led Service and Advocacy Network
Reflections on Day and Prayer
Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 17
Mass and Breakfast
Visit: DC Government Poverty Plan and Sanctuary City
Reflections on Immersion Trip
Lunch

 

Oct
17
Thu
Safeguarding Webinar @ CMSM
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the second of our fall 2019 webinar series. Each of the monthly webinars offers insight and resources to assist leaders of men’s religious institutes and their safeguarding teams in their commitment to prevent and heal.

Registration information is provided to CMSM members. Please email Tom Southard to register.

Oct
24
Thu
Religious Formation Conference 2019 Congress @ Crowne Plaza Louisville Expo Center
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day
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Oct
28
Mon
Safeguarding Workshop 2019 @ Bethany Center
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

The 15th annual Safeguarding Workshop is expanding! We will offer three tracks this year:

• Supervisors
• Victim Assistance Coordinators
• Review Board leaders, members, and administrators

As always, we will bring together an experienced and knowledgeable team to lead the discussion as we explore the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of safeguarding. We will learn how we can affirm what we are doing well, address the new challenges before us, and implement interventions to strengthen our responses and programs.

Registration is now open.

If you are a CMSM member, the safeguarding contact for a CMSM member’s religious institute, or interested in sponsoring this workshop, please contact Tom Southard.

Nov
7
Thu
Safeguarding Webinar @ CMSM
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the third of our fall 2019 webinar series. Each of the monthly webinars offers insight and resources to assist leaders of men’s religious institutes and their safeguarding teams in their commitment to prevent and heal.

Registration information is provided to CMSM members. Please email Tom Southard to register.

Dec
19
Thu
Safeguarding Webinar @ CMSM
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the fourth (and final) of our fall 2019 webinar series. Each of the monthly webinars offers insight and resources to assist leaders of men’s religious institutes and their safeguarding teams in their commitment to prevent and heal.

Registration information is provided to CMSM members. Please email Tom Southard to register.

Jan
20
Mon
Collaborators Conference @ DoubleTree San Antonio Airport
Jan 20 – Jan 22 all-day

Our first collaborators conference will bring together lay and religious who are involved in the administrative and leadership roles with and for congregations of men religious.  We will network with our peers, and engage in professional development, with a focus on the following areas:

 

  • Legal (possible topics: church insurance and uninsured losses from claims, AG investigations, statutes of limitations, bankruptcy, andindemnification)
  • Finance (possible topics: internal controls, socially responsible investing, funding liabilities, and benefit eligibility)
  • Fundraising (possible topics: current research in faith-based fundraising, assessing levels of need and generosity, evaluating the needs of institutes, and a theology of money)
  • Communications (possible topics: managing the crisis, digital media that works, what’s your brand?)

For details and to register, visit the registration page.

Jan
26
Sun
Winter Leadership Gathering 2020 @ Redemptorist Renewal Center
Jan 26 – Jan 30 all-day
Winter Leadership Gathering 2020 @ Redemptorist Renewal Center | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Take time away to relax and recharge with reflection, daily Mass and prayer, time on your own, socials, and wonderful meals. Perfect for individuals or councils.

Fr. Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS, director of the House of Prayer for Priests in Orange County, California, will speak on the theme, “Do this in Memory of Me.”

Even if these are the words of the institution of the Eucharist, in a broader sense, Jesus invites every major superior to do everything we do “in Memory of Him.” It is His way of reminding us to be incarnate as He was; to walk in the presence of the loving Father as He used to do; to carry our treasure in an earthen vessel as He did.

Our days together will offer us a time to refresh and cherish:

  • The moment of election with its joys, fears and hopes;
  • The grace and the burdens of our ministry in the present age; and
  • To talk about self-care, team work, fostering a positive and life-giving spirit and enthusiasm and to offer advice to each other from the health of our personal experience.

The Redemptorist Renewal Center is adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Registration includes accommodations, meals and socials, and program.

Registration is open here.  

Mar
2
Mon
New Leader Workshop 2020 @ CMSM National Office
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm
Growing in Leadership 

This annual workshop is designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less. 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:

  • Top 10 for new leaders
  • Canon and civil law
  • Finances
  • Navigating personnel concerns
  • Leadership for vocations and formation
  • Self-care and leadership
  • Working with dioceses
  • Safeguarding responsibilities
  • 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.

Cost:

  • $550/person: includes workshop, all meals, and two nights at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn (extended stay available)
  • $395/person: commuter – includes workshop and all meals (except breakfast)

Location:

  • 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).

Registration is open now (payment by credit card online or mailed check)
Questions? Please contact Susan Gibbs at sgibbs@cmsm.org

 

Aug
4
Tue
National Assembly 2020
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day

 

 

 

 

Save the date for the 2020 National Assembly in Buffalo, New York!