Assembly Schedule

Schedule subject to change. The Gathering for Young Religious will be held concurrently with the National Assembly, and offer facilitated discussion, panels, and breakouts by apostolic ministry, as well as participation in some of the National Assembly sessions below. The young religious program will focus on strengthening the life and ministry of young religious during their early years, building cross-community fraternity with peers, and developing skills for ministry and leadership.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

12-6 p.m.  Registration

1:30-4:30 p.m.  Optional workshops

5:15-5:45 p.m.  New member orientation

6 p.m.: Informal reception


TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

7-8 a.m.   Breakfast

8:15-8:45 a.m.  Welcome

9-10 a.m.  Opening Mass (principal celebrant and homilist: Very Rev. Gerard Timoner, O.P.)

10-10:30 a.m.  Coffee break

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: Wake Up the World: A Call to Special Witness
Very Reverend Gerard Timoner, O.P., Master of the Order for the Dominicans

11:15 a.m.-12 noon  Reflection and discussion

12 noon-1:45 p.m.  Lunch on your own

1:45-3:15 p.m. 
Waking Up the World: Being Missionary in a Secular World
A facilitated discussion with panelists: Very Rev. John Burger, SSC; Very Rev. Celso Tabalanza, CICM; and Very Rev. James Walther, OMV

3:15-3:45 p.m.  Coffee/snack break

3:45-5 p.m.  CMSM members' meeting

5-5:15 p.m.  Evening prayer

5:30-7 p.m.  Opening reception


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

7:30-8:30 a.m.  Breakfast

8:45-9:15 a.m.  Morning prayer, with reflection by Rev. Alex Rubio, M.Sp.S.

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Waking Up the World: Community Life as Foundation for Prophetic Witness
Reflections from Very Rev. Bro. Ken Apuzzo, BH, and Very Rev. Wayne Hellman, OFM Conv., followed by discussion

10:15-10:45 a.m.  Coffee break

10:45 a.m.-12 noon
Waking Up the World: Community Life Across Generation and Culture
Rev. Quinn Conners, O.Carm., Ph.D., followed by discussion

12 noon-1:30 p.m.
Waking Up the World: Engaging Through Media
Moderator: Christopher White, national correspondent, Crux
Very Rev. Eric Andrews, CSP
Rev. Matthew Schneider, LC
Ms. Ashley McKinless

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Waking Up the World: Mutual Relations
Very Rev. Paul Borowksi, CSsR, Very Rev. George Okeahiaham, MSP, and invited bishop, followed by discussion

3:15-3:45 p.m.  Coffee/snack break

3:45-4:30 p.m.  CMSM member meeting and nominations for the board

4:45 p.m.  Depart for off-site Mass (Mass at 5:15 p.m.)

Evening on your own


THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
(times subject to change to accommodate regional meetings)

7:30-8:30 a.m.  Breakfast

8:45-9:15 a.m.  Morning prayer

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Waking Up the World: Being a Moral Voice in Times of Crisis 
Rev. Timothy Kesicki, SJ (on responding to the sin of Jesuit slaveholding), followed by discussion

10:15-10:45 a.m.  Coffee break

10:45 a.m.-12 noon
Waking Up the World: Reflections on Prophetic Leadership
Br. Paul Bednarcyzk, CSC, followed by discussion

12 noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch on your own

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Waking Up the World: Role of Religious Leader
Leaders of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Council of the Major Superiors of Women Religious, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Religious Brothers Conferen

2:45-3:15 p.m.  Coffee/snack break

3:15-4 p.m.  Facilitated conversation/next steps

4-4:30 p.m.  Elections (CMSM members only)

5:15 p.m.  Closing Mass

6:30 p.m.  Social, followed by Closing Banquet