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.

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

Offered by CMSM for major superiors and councilors, the week includes a light schedule with morning reflections led by Fr. Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS, who will consider leadership from the perspective of “Do This in Memory of Me.” Bishop Gerald Kicanas will be one of our afternoon group discussion leaders.

Schedule | Register here

Take time away to relax and recharge with morning reflections, afternoon discussion, daily Mass, time on your own, socials, and wonderful meals. Come along or bring your council (discount for multiple registrants).

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.

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

Growing in Leadership 

“It was a fantastic three days. Extremely helpful!” 

“Thanks for the fantastic workshop and wonderful hospitality.
It really was exactly what I needed to understand so many facets of my upcoming responsibilities, as well as the resources to tackle them.”

“The workshop was so well done and packed with good information.”


This annual workshop is designed for major superiors and councilors who have been in office two years or less (or are returning to leadership). Learn from veteran leaders and experts who will provide practical advice and information, answer questions, and introduce you to resources you may not have known about, plus enjoy fellowship and share experiences with other new leaders.

Sessions include a mix of presentations, panel discussions, a “lunch & law” conversation with civil and canon lawyers (bring your questions!), conversation, and daily Mass (including a planned Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, followed by dinner in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC).

Among the topics:

  • Top 10 for new leaders
  • Canon and civil law
  • Finances
  • Navigating personnel concerns
  • Vocations, formation and leadership decisions
  • Communications
  • Building relationships with bishops and dioceses
  • Safeguarding
  • Resources from CMSM, NRRO, RCRI, and others


  • $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)

Institutes are welcome to send two or more people.


The CMSM National Office is in Greenbelt, Maryland, near NASA and just north of Washington, DC. We are located near two major highways, Amtrak (New Carrollton station) and Greenbelt Metro (free hotel shuttle or CMSM pick-up). Parking is free and the region is served by two airports:

  • From Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington (BWI) airport, ground transportation includes Amtrak and MARC regional rail to New Carrollton, as well as an hourly express bus to the Greenbelt Metro station (hotel shuttle pick up there)
  • From Reagan National airport, take the Metro subway to the Greenbelt station (Green Line)

Questions? Please contact Susan Gibbs at or 301-588-4030


National JPIC Gathering @ Holy Cross Retreat Center
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
National JPIC Gathering @ Holy Cross Retreat Center | Las Cruces | New Mexico | United States

Identify, Build and Witness

Join JPIC promoters from across the country for a national gathering on justice and peace efforts for men’s religious institutes. Using the lens of immigration to Identify, Build, and Witness, we will explore what JPIC promoters are doing to create systemic change, while building our national network for collaborative strategic action. While immigration will serve as the lens, we will discuss and learn about a broad range of JPIC issues.  

All CMSM JPIC promoters are welcome. This includes religious and laity who run JPIC offices, sit on JPIC committees, or otherwise support JPIC efforts.  

Topics could include pastoral accompaniment and solidarity, role of religious, engagement with dioceses, spiritual vision of migration, strategic collaborative efforts, and issues that affect migration and migrants (climate change, economic justice, racism, and militarization).  

Registration, Lodging and Travel

The Holy Cross Retreat Center offers simple housing. All rooms have private baths. Registration includes housing for two nights (single and shared room options), all meals, and all program elements.  

See the registration page for information on airport transportation.

Religious Brothers Symposium @ Boston College
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Religious Brothers Symposium @ Boston College | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Bro. Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, will keynote the event, discussing “The Prophetic Call of the Brother in the Church.”  Invited presenters from around the world will discuss how brothers are living witnesses of the prophetic Gospel call, followed by small-group sessions in the afternoon for discussion. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap, will celebrate the closing Mass at 5:30 p.m.

For those arriving early, there is an optional bus tour to Spencer Abbey on Friday. For those who can stay, we will meet over breakfast at the hotel (included in hotel registration) as the Brothers Think Tank leads a conversation on what we heard and how we can begin to apply it. Our conversation will conclude by 11 a.m.

Registration is $75, including lunch, or $50 for students, brothers in formation, and brothers under 35. Hotel accommodations are $139/night and includes breakfast.

Human Formation Conference at St. Meinrad @ Saint Meinrad Archabbey & School of Theology
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day

It is more evident than ever that psychological well-being is an essential consideration when screening, forming and supporting priests and religious. The third biennial Conference on Human Formation will address mental health concerns that commonly arise among men and women pursuing priesthood and religious life.

Topics include addressing mood disorders and anxiety, understanding personality disorders, screening for emotional and psychosexual concerns, dealing with trauma or abuse in discernment, and more.

This conference is intended for religious and diocesan leadership, vicars for clergy, rectors, and formation and vocations personnel. Cosponsored by Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Seminary and School of Theology.

National Assembly 2020
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day





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