CMSM offers a wide variety of events, primarily for our members. In some cases, collaborators and participants from other organizations are part of these events. We also provide an opportunity here for religious institutes, partners and others to share events of a timely nature. If your affiliated organization wishes to share details about your upcoming event for inclusion on our public events calendar, please contact Marissa Thomas in our National Office.

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Skills and Tools for Intervention (Southdown) @ Novotel Toronto Centre
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm
Skills and Tools for Intervention (Southdown) @ Novotel Toronto Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

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:


Supervision Workshop 2018 @ Bethany Retreat Center
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day
Supervision Workshop 2018 @ Bethany Retreat Center | Lutz | Florida | United States

Creating a Culture of Safety and Well-Being
Fourteenth Annual CMSM Supervision Workshop

October 29-31, 2018 | Bethany Center, Lutz, FL
Just 10 miles from Tampa International Airport

Register online  (payment by credit card or mailed check)-
PLEASE NOTE: Lodging at the Bethany Center is full. We welcome new registrants, but you will need to commute or arrange accommodations nearby.

Local hotel options (for group pricing, mention the Supervision Workshop at Bethany Center):
Residence Inn, Lutz, FL – $129/night (includes breakfast)
Hilton Garden Inn, Lutz, FL – $115/night (complimentary shuttle to Bethany Center available between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

Leading experts in organizational change and community wellness will address the dynamics of fostering cultural change and the dual and complementary relationship of safety and well-being. This workshop is for leadership teams, as well as safety, health and wellness teams.

Presenters include:

  • Very Rev. Barry Strong, OSFS
  • Paul Ashton, Psy.D., D.Min.
  • Fr. Gerard McGlone, SJ, Ph.D.
  • Pat Neal
  • Mike Riley
  • Deacon Bernie Nojadera, MSW
  • Drew Dillingham
  • and others.

Questions? Contact Fr. Gerard McGlone, SJ  | 301.588.4030

Register online (payment by credit card or mailed check)
Download the information packet here.

RCRI National Conference 2018 @ Rosen Centre Hotel
Oct 30 – Nov 2 all-day

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.

New Leader Workshop 2018 @ CMSM National Office
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm

Growing in Leadership – Register now 

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
  • Spirituality and leadership
  • Working with dioceses
  • Finances
  • 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).

Register Now (payment by credit card online or mailed check) | Download and share the flyer
Questions? Please contact Susan Gibbs at

Partial speaker list:

  • Sr. Sharon Euart, RSM, JCD
  • Mr. Chris Fusco, Esq., JCL
  • Deacon Mark Fontana
  • Rev. David Songy, OFM Cap, STD, Psy.D.
  • Sr. Stephanie Still, PBVM
  • Plus Saint John Vianney Center on self-care, new studies from CARA, and more


Leadership Gathering 2019 @ Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks
Jan 27 – Jan 31 all-day


Responding to the Call: The Gift of Community

Leaders – and emerging leaders – of men’s religious communities (members of CMSM and CRC) are invited to participate in a retreat-style conference that includes input and reflection time on living a joyful, healthy and resilient life as a member of a religious community. A detailed conference schedule will be provided by Southdown in September 2018.

The Leadership Gathering 2019 is co-hosted by Southdown and CMSM, and held at the peaceful Redemptorist Renewal Center next to the Saguaro National Park West in Tucson, Arizona.

For more information and to register visit the Southdown website.

Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program 2019 @ Centro Ad Gentes
Feb 24 all-day
Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program 2019 @ Centro Ad Gentes | Nemi | Lazio | 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

Download the flyer for more information.

Sulpician Institute for Seminary Formators @ Theological College
Jun 5 – Jun 12 all-day
Sulpician Institute for Seminary Formators @ Theological College | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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.

Download a flyer.

National Extraordinary Assembly 2019
Aug 6 – Aug 9 all-day

Location TBD. More information will be posted as it becomes available.