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Online Learning
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Grants
Interested in attending an event (virtually or in-person) or purchasing resource materials or renewing a professional membership? There's an ongoing education grant for that.

Books
Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are a few books of particular interest.

Our Lady of Hope
The Soul of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Patrick Chauvet

Leadership for the Greater Good
A Textbook for Leaders
Dan R. Ebener and Borna Jalšenjak

Liturgy and Sacraments in a COVID World
Renewal, Not Restoration
Kevin W. Irwin

Overcoming Sinful Thoughts
How to Realign Your Thinking and Defeat Harmful Ideas
Rev. T.G. Morrow

. . . plus works by Vost, Nouwen, Spitzer, Chittister

Datebook Plus listings are for informational purposes. Efforts are made to ensure the appropriateness and relevancy of each listing. However, being listed does not imply that this Office or the Society of the Divine Word endorses the event, speaker, agenda, topic, sponsor, publisher, or author.

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Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
https://amazingparish.org/aponline/

 

Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.
https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish

 

Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/

 

Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.
www.cmdnet.org/cmd-store/category/24-webinars

 

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.
https://cliniclegal.org/webinars

 

Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.
https://www.coursera.org

 

Duolingo
If you'd like to start learning a foreign language, check out Duolingo. This is an online language-learning platform designed to give everyone—worldwide—a chance to learn a language for free (no hidden fees, no premium content). You can access Duolingo via the web and/or by downloading the app for iOS, Android or Windows phones.
https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.
www.senioradultministry.com

 

McGrath Institute for Church Life
Offers online courses ranging between four and eight weeks in length, with most being six weeks. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates. Subjects include Catholic Doctrine, Christian Life, Church History, Liturgy, and Scripture. The fee for most courses is $99.
https://mcgrath.nd.edu/online-courses/step/

 

Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office educsvd@uscsvd.org for registration instructions.
https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars

 

Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.
http://www.ahereford.org/recordings

 

Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/

 

St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.
www.SLIconnect.org/browse
 

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.
http://successfully-speaking.com

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April 2021: Annual events officially cancelled for 2021

Conference on Human Formation
Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary

https://www.sliconnect.org/conferences/
 


   


Online

April 5-30, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

2021 American Counseling Association Virtual Conference Experience
American Counseling Association

This year, we have reimagined our annual, in-person conference to a monthlong celebratory, community building and engaging virtual experience. By joining our monthlong Virtual Conference Experience, you’ll participate in a different weekly focus that encompasses the profession as a whole and engage in specific issues counselors face. During the month you'll be able to engage in education sessions with live Q&A; listen to keynote speaker-of-the-week; network with fellow attendees; daily 15-minute Quick Chats; and take advantage of on-demand content 24/7.

Site: Online
Registration: Member $199 / Nonmember $249
https://www.counseling.org/conference/conference-2021/agenda/event-focus

 


Online

April 6-8, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

NCEA: 2021
National Catholic Education Association

Ignite. Unite. Inspire. Be a part of the largest gathering of mission-driven teachers and leaders just like you. Join the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and be ignited for transformation, united in community and inspired by faith as you connect with and learn from a nationwide group of Catholic school educators.

Site: Online
Registration: $129
http://2021.ncea.org/

 


Online

April 6-9, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

2021 Convention of Religion Communicators Council
Religion Communicators Council, Associated Church Press, and Canadian Christian Communicators Association

The 2021 Convention of Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will be held as a virtual event. Opening New Portals, Building Community is designed to help communicators—reporters, editors, publishers, writers, marketers, freelancers, videographers, photographers, graphic designers and more—who work for the religious and mainstream media, denominations, religious and other organizations and nonprofits and more to be supported and encouraged as people of faith and to network and develop and improve their skills. In addition to plenary speakers, panels and workshops, the convention will include the business meetings and award ceremonies for the Associated Church Press, Religion Communicators Council and the Canadian Christian Communicators Association.

Site: Online
Registration: $95
https://religioncommunicators.org/convention/

 


Online

April 6-15, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Aging in America Conference
American Society on Aging

ASA’s annual conference has always been an opportunity to connect and share ideas and resources. Over the past few months, we have learned a great deal about the importance of connecting in new ways. We are drawing from this knowledge to build ways for our community to come together, even in the face of the health risks and economic impacts brought by the pandemic. For the first time, ASA will convene new virtual events in the months leading up to the conference, to generate ideas and discussion that will be carried into conference programming.

Site: Online
Registration: Member $290 / Nonmember $540
https://www.asaging.org/on-aging

 


Online

April 12-15, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

National Workshop on Christian Unity
National Ecumenical Officers Association

NWCU Background: In 1963, a group of Roman Catholics, in the context of Vatican II, met to equip local leadership for the task of ecumenical ministry. In 1969, they invited leaders of other Christian communions to join, and today the national ecumenical officers of the churches continue their oversight of the workshop, which is planned by national and local committees. There are both denominational and ecumenical sessions during the workshop. Specific details about the 2021 Workshop will be forthcoming.

Site: Online
Registration: $75
http://nwcu.org/

 


Online

April 14, 2021
6:30 pm EDT
 

New Listing
Icons & Iconography
Rock Hill Oratory

Have you ever wondered about icons? What is the tradition behind them? Why are they “written” and not “painted”? What materials are used to create them? What are some of the techniques and spiritual disciplines involved? Father Damian Higgins (Ukrainian Rite) is the abbot of Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. He has created icons and led workshops for many years, including here at the Rock Hill Oratory. In a live on-line session, he will answer those questions and show us some work in progress. Please join us on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) No charge, but donations accepted and appreciated.

Site: Online
Registration: No charge, but donations accepted and appreciated.
https://rockhilloratory.org/events/iconography-retreat/

 


Online

April 16-18, 2021
See website for daily schedule
 

New Listing
World Catholicism Week 2021
DePaul University, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Rise Up and Walk: Catholicism and Health Care Across the Globe
The Catholic Church is perhaps the largest provider of health care in the world. From sophisticated Catholic hospital systems to small rural clinics, the Church continues the legacy of healing begun by Jesus. This conference will address some of the most pressing issues facing Catholic health care providers around the globe and brings together speakers from Uganda, India, Ecuador, South Korea, Kenya, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Zambia.

Site: Online via Zoom
Registration: This conference is free of charge, but advance registration is required
https://las.depaul.edu/centers-and-institutes/center-for-world-catholicism-cultural-theology/World-Catholicism-Week/

 


Online / In Person

April 17, 2021
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PT
 

Into the Deep: Discovering the Depths of God Every Day
Avila Institute

Presented by Dan Burke, Avila Institute, Dan will bring you on Journey to the Castle with his Testimony and Call to Conversion; Journey of Prayer and a Call and Path to Ever Deepening Prayer and Union with God; and Journey to the Seven Secrets of Spiritual Progress with Concrete Steps to Success in Prayer.

Site: Online or San Pedro, California (In person)
Registration: $29
https://spiritualdirection.com/events/into-the-deep-on-april-17-2021-hosted-in-san-pedro-ca

 


Online

April 19, 2021
7:00-8:00pm CST
 

Shapiro Lecture: Spring 2021
Catholic Theological Union

Theme: Divine Contingency: Law, History, Performance, and Play presented by Dr. Christine Hayes. In late antiquity, the talmudic conception of divine law as a contingent and dynamic phenomenon unfolding in historical time stood in stark contrast to a prevailing and largely Stoic and later Christian conception of divine law as an absolute and immutable logos transcending historical time.  This lecture applies insights from performance studies, as well as theories of humor and play, to illuminate the rabbis’ counter-cultural construction of a historically embedded divine law.  

Site: Online via ZOOM
Registration: Free-will donation
https://ctu.edu/event/spring-shapiro-lecture-2/

 


Online

April 21, 2021
7:00-8:30 pm (ET)
 

New Listing
Joy Amidst Life's Challenges
St. Francis Center for Renewal

Fathers Anthony Mongiello and Giuseppe Esposito will offer reflections on the role of joy in the Christian life as it buoys the spirit through the many challenges of our human experience. Music, humor, supportive relationships and many of God’s other gifts of love can help us maintain the joyful spirit needed to navigate troubling times. Join us for an evening of prayer and reflection centered on the gift of a joyful heart. Note: This program will be conducted entirely online through Zoom. A unique link to join the meeting will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the program.

Site: Online via Zoom
Registration: $20 suggested registration offering
https://www.stfrancisctr.org/upcoming-events/joy-amidst-lifes-challenges

 


Online

April 24, 2021
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CT
 

New Listing
Hope
Rock Hill Oratory

There is a lovely Scottish proverb: Were it not for hope, the heart would break. Given the events of the past year, this quote seems truly appropriate for this day’s presentation. Actually, our hearts are well cared for because we are Christians, a resurrection people; and the central story of our faith leads from a brutal crucifixion to a wondrous, previously unimaginable, new life. Can we believe that this story continues in our midst? Scripture tells us that we can. As we will see, we are accompanied on our search for meaning by the God of Promise, who has told us: “Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am your God. I have made you. I will carry you. I will sustain you.” [Isaiah 46:4]

Site: Online (via Zoom)
Registration: Required. No charge but donations accepted and appreciated
https://rockhilloratory.org/events/hope/

 

April 25-28, 2021

Conference of the National Association of Vocation / Formation Directors
Canadian Religious Conference

Our Association’s mandate is to encourage and foster a culture of vocation among all Catholics across Canada by helping each person to recognize and realize their unique call from God to their own special way of living in this world.

This conference is open to all persons and organizations who are passionate about fostering a culture of vocation. Scheduled keynote speakers are Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz of Boston College; Sister Margo Ritchie, CSJ of London, Ontario; and Father Daniel Horan, OFM of Chicago.

Site: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Registration: Members $450 CDN before March 15; $500 CDN after / Nonmembers $500 CDN before March 15; $550 CDN after
https://crc-canada.org/en/activite/navfd-conference-2021/

 


Online

April 26-28, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

NACPA Convocation 2021
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators

In response to our members wants, needs and abilities, we will be holding the 50th Anniversary of NACPA Convocation entirely online. NACPA's annual convocation allows members to learn from experts in HR and the world of HR in the Church; from those who have succeeded in creating a better and more prosperous environment, through the field of HR, within their communities. NACPA continues to connect members to professionals with up-to-date, tactics, policies and skills, as well as to friends and colleagues from around the country and valued partners in sponsors and exhibitors. Over the course of three days, attendees enjoy the camaraderie of Mass and the Opening Ceremony, three Plenary presenters, 16 different Workshop Sessions, Hot-Topic Roundtables or Intimate Forums and Post-Session and Speaker Chats, all culminating in the Tuesday night Awards Banquet.

Site: Online
Registration: Members $400 / Nonmembers $585
https://www.nacpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35:convocation&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=126

 

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May 9-14, 2021

Leaning into the Gospel: Learning Love and Freedom
Maryknoll Mission Institute

How do we grow in love and freedom? How do we offer nonviolent compassion to those who are suffering, including ourselves, other living beings and the planet itself? This program will explore answers to those questions, through reflections on the Gospel message, stories and models of nonviolence in the past and present, and teachings from different spiritual traditions. It will also draw on new research, from scholars like Erica Chenoweth and others, who reveal that the key to creating effective and lasting social change lies in nonviolent movements. Participants will be introduced to the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, a growing global movement within the Catholic Church, to more fully embrace Jesus’ message of nonviolence. The core truth and challenge of the Gospel message of nonviolence will be applied to the crisis that threatens survival on the planet today, and offer participants a way forward, based in hope and humility. As we face the intersection of climate destruction, global poverty and the cry of the oppressed, especially women, the necessity of Gospel nonviolence as a means of social transformation is clearer than ever.

Site: Ossining, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100321&view=Detail&_ga=2.200755884.380401544.1606230102-2041259925.1606230102

 

May 11-14, 2021

Mariological Society of America 2021 Annual Conference
Mariological Society of America

Theme: Mary and the Word of God. In his 2010 apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged scholars “to study the relationship between Mariology and the theology of the Word,” which he saw as “most beneficial both for the spiritual life and for theological and biblical studies.” He went on to say that our understanding of Mary “stands at the heart of Christian truth. The incarnation of the Word cannot be conceived apart from the freedom of this young woman who by her assent decisively cooperated with the entrance of the eternal into time” (no. 2)

Site: Libertyville, Illinois (Marytown National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe)
Registration: Members will be advised
https://www.mariologicalsociety.com/

 

May 14-16, 2021

New Listing
Marian Eucharistic Conference (8th Annual)
Ave Conferences (Ave Maria University)

The conference will include dynamic talks, a Candlelight Rosary Walk, Holy Mass, Adoration, Benediction and Praise & Worship. This is an awesome opportunity to come to know Jesus through Mary in a more personal way as well as to learn how to touch the lives of others through your own life. Note: We have been given permission to have our talks in the beautiful Ave Maria Parish Church, which holds over 1,100 people. We will be able to follow all CDC guidelines and respect social distancing by limiting the number of participants to 350.

Site: Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: $170 (includes lodging and meals)
https://www.aveconferences.com/

 


Online / In Person

May 15, 2021
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT
 

Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits
Avila Institute

Dan Burke (Avila Institute) will bring you on a journey through the Battleground and the Mind: Testimony and Understanding the Forces of Darkness and Light and How They Drive us to Despair or Liberation; Discernment and Freedom – Rules of Discernment: Practical Progress in Spiritual Warfare and Hearing the Voice of God; and Discernment and Freedom – Final Rules and the Examen Prayer: Concrete Steps to Peace of Mind and Discerning God’s Will – Moving from Encounter to Commitment.

Site: Online or Princeton, Illinois (in person)
Registration: $29
https://spiritualdirection.com/events/setting-the-captives-free-on-may-15-2021-hosted-in-princeton-il

 

May 16-21, 2021

When Tears Sing: Lament as a Way Home to the Heart of God
Maryknoll Mission Institute

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” Words of Tennessee Williams, on his tombstone, mirror a way home to the heart of God. When vulnerable and fragile persons find one another, when vulnerable and fragile communities come together, a spirit of hearty resilience and deep joy germinates verdant life between the fissures of a terrible broken world. The Christian tradition names this experience koinonia. Where koinonia is, there is ecclesia, church. During this program, participants will create koinonia, church, by bringing their lived experiences into plenary and small group conversations and exercises. Particular “voices” will join the conversations and experiences: the Civil Rights Movement of the South; the Missing Generation those who died from AIDS from 1992 to 1993; lament psalms; as well as fiction, non-fiction, and cinema. Over the course of the week, participants will learn practical models of relation that will make a difference for the good in the communities to which they will return. Bill, with the help of biblical, theological, psychological, literary and visual resources, constructs lament as fundamentally relational. His research and experiences in parish and non-parochial settings has led him to trust that when more of life-the-way-it-really-is, is addressed in communities through relational practices and commitments, greater solidarity emerges, deeper joy is aroused, and more fervent passion for justice is awakened.

Site: Ossining, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100341&view=Detail&_ga=2.242762496.380401544.1606230102-2041259925.1606230102

 


Online

May 20, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm ET
 

New Listing
St. Philip Neri: A Visionary
Rock Hill Oratory

St. Philip Neri was a man ahead of his time. He envisioned a community of men without vows, bound together by charity in an age when all religious communities were bound by vows and rules. He also anticipated the Vatican II vision of an active and integral role for the laity and the importance of educating them in their faith. Come encounter this visionary founder of the Oratory.

Site: Online
Registration: Required. No charge but donations accepted and appreciated
https://rockhilloratory.org/events/st-philip-neri-a-visionary/

 

May 22, 2021

New Listing
Meditative Photography
Shalom Spirituality Center

Each of us expresses our creativity differently. Some use words. Others find joy and purpose in woodworking, painting, sewing, sculpture, or dance. For others, photography can be the voice to convey what they are unable to with words. Photography is a universal language we can all speak and understand. In this program, award-winning photographer David LaBelle offers three lessons on light, timing, and composition; and the importance of slowing down and learning to see beauty in the commonplace. This is a hands-on class using your smartphone camera. Participants will e-mail their day's photos to David to be included in a slide show at the end of the workshop.

Site: Dubuque, Iowa
Registration: $40 (includes lunch)
https://shalomretreats.org/stec_event/meditative-photography/

 

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June 2021: Annual events officially cancelled for 2021

Elder Religious & Diocesan Priests Workshop
Misericordia University
https://www.misericordia.edu/campus-community/conferences-workshops/erdp

The Cecilia Meighan, RSM Institute of Law and Religious Life
Misericoria University
https://www.misericordia.edu/campus-community/conferences-workshops/the-27th-annual-cecilia-meighan-rsm-institute-of-law-and-religious-life

2021 Notre Dame Preaching Conference
Department to Theology, University of Notre Dame
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/marten-program/conferences-lectures/

Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ – Institute on Sacred Scripture
Georgetown University
https://sacred-scripture.college.georgetown.edu/

 


   


Online

June 1 – July 31, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Summer @ CTU
Catholic Theological Union

Now more than ever, we need to come together for study and reflection to create meaningful faith-based and pastoral responses to changing global and ecclesial needs. We invite you to take or audit courses or enjoy a workshop with CTU's renowned faculty, visiting professors, and facilitators. Summer at CTU is open to students and the public.

Site: Online
Registration: $300 Audit fee/per course
https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/

 


Online / In Person

June 1-4, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Sacred Liturgy Conference 2021
Sacred Liturgy Conference

Schola Cantus Angelorum is pleased to announce the 9th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference on June 1-4, 2021 in Spokane, WA. This year’s theme “The Incarnation in the Holy Eucharist” will illuminate the Incarnation as inseparable from the Cross, Resurrection, and the Holy Eucharist. The lectures will take place in the conference center of the Ruby River Hotel and four beautiful Gregorian liturgies including one in the ancient Dominican Rite will be celebrated at St Aloysius and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Site: Gonzaga University Campus, Spokane, Washington
Registration: $295 Lay Person / $245 Priests, Religious, Deacons / $75 Online
https://sacredliturgyconference.org/

 

June 1-4, 2021

NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Join together with the global international education community from more than 100 countries to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we come together to “think big” about the future of international education. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers all across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success. Explore the NAFSA 2021 theme, “Designing our Shared Future,” which focuses on how international educators design new ways to engage our global community in building bridges and responding to the needs of the next generation. We are excited to join with you to learn from each other, and be together.

Site: Orlando, Florida
Registration: Member $449 by April 15; $599 after / Nonmember $649 by April 15; $799 after
https://www.nafsa.org/conferences/nafsa-2021

 

June 2-4, 2021

CALLED 2021
Catholic Campus Ministry Association

Go deeper through CALLED 2021 Learning Tracks. Featuring five workshops and specific resources for the campus minister

Site: San Diego, California
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.ccmanetwork.org/called2021

 


Online

June 3-6, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

College Theology Society 2021 Convention
College Theology Society

This will be the Society's 66th Annual Convention. The theme is "The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications".

Site: Online via Zoom
Registration: Coming soon
http://collegetheology.org/annual-convention

 

June 4-6, 2021

Power and Purpose Conference
Steubenville Conferences

As children of God, we are called to live in the peace, joy, and love of the Holy Trinity. Yet many of us struggle to feel God’s presence in our lives. We remain stuck in old patterns of behavior or ways of thinking that leave us feeling lonely, anxious and even hopeless. The good news is that we can be free! The Holy Spirit can lift us out of despair and give us a renewed sense of purpose. The Power and Purpose Conference will introduce you to and draw you deeper into relationship with the Holy Spirit and empower you to live in freedom and joy.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $176 Regular / $97 Religious, Deacons / $0 Priests / $80 meal plan
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/ppc/

 


Online / In Person

June 5, 2021
9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT
 

 

Into the Deep: Discovering the Depths of God Every Day
Avila Institute

Presented by Dan Burke, Avila Institute, Dan will bring you on Journey to the Castle with his Testimony and Call to Conversion; Journey of Prayer and a Call and Path to Ever Deepening Prayer and Union with God; and Journey to the Seven Secrets of Spiritual Progress with Concrete Steps to Success in Prayer.

Site: Online or Decatur, Texas (In person)
Registration: $29
https://spiritualdirection.com/events/into-the-deep-on-june-5-2021-hosted-in-decatur-tx

 


Online / In Person

June 6-9, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Catholic Youth Ministry Convention
LifeTeen

We have a place for you at the Catholic Youth Ministry Convention. Join us for effective and comprehensive youth ministry training, powerful spiritual renewal, and family-like solidarity and support from hundreds of youth workers across the globe. Registration fee includes all sessions, breakouts, materials, Sunday dinner, Monday lunch & dinner, and Tuesday lunch & dinner. The virtual conference experience will include streaming of all general sessions, select breakout sessions, and other interactive conference elements.

Site: Scottsdale, Arizona
Registration: $575 by May 1; $595 after / $200 online

https://lifeteen.com/events/catholic-youth-ministry-convention-info/

 

June 6-11, 2021

Transforming Individuals and Communities: Restorative Justice Practices
Maryknoll Mission Institute

This program will enable us to widen our comprehension of values that unite us such: as forgiveness, truth, reconciliation, social and ecological justice as we engage in participative processes of Restorative Justice. Joanne will demonstrate how narratives and story-telling in these processes can lead to a deeper understanding of truth, individual and collective responsibilities and repair of harm. We will discuss the contributions and challenges of Restorative Justice in dealing with structural injustices and show how these processes of transformative dialogue can lead to solidarity and mutual recognition of our common humanity. There are no ready-made answers in restorative processes. Every accord is different, depending on the participants; thus, there is room for the Spirit’s work!

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100342&view=Detail&_ga=2.266970702.1347000624.1611601637-1772010243.1611601637

 


Online

June 7-8, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership
Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond has designated 2021 as the Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese. The theme for this year's Institute draws its inspiration from that as well as from the recognition of the hardships that bodies have faced due to COVID-19 and the separation that it's caused from loved ones and even from worship. Yet, there's another body, the Eucharistic Body of Christ. While proper understanding of the Eucharist is important, it is also meant to be experienced. As Eucharistic bread and wine, it nourishes us physically and spiritually and so affirms the goodness of our bodies. Join us June 7-8 for the 14th Annual Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership when Dr. Kathleen Bellow of Xavier University of Louisiana will address the topic of the Eucharist for all leaders and aspiring leaders in Catholic education and faith formation.

Site: Online via Zoom
Registration: Free but registration is required
http://cnh.loyno.edu/lim/lplc/summer-institute

 


Online

June 8-10, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

2021 Catholic Media Conference
Catholic Press Association

At the Catholic Media Conference you will find a variety of individuals that make up a growing community of Catholic communicators looking to learn from and be inspired by one another. You will meet journalists, writers, photographers, social media managers, graphic designers business leaders, editors and all areas of expertise within Catholic communication. Some have decades of experience, and others are just starting on their career journey. Join us to learn and share.

Site: Online
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.catholicpress.org/page/2021CMC

 


Online

June 9-11, 2020
See website for
daily schedule
 

The Church Has Left the Building
National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM)

Workshop topics include: What Synodality Requires of Clergy in Ministering with Lay Ministers; Thriving in Ministry During Trying Times; We Can't Go Back, But, There Are Ways We Can Go Forward; more. See the website for a complete description of all the workshops being offered.

Site: Online
Registration: Members $99 / Nonmembers $150
https://www.nalm.org/page/AnnualConference21

 


Online

June 10, 2021
9:00-11:30 am ET
 

New Listing
Chaos...Courage...Contemplation
Rock Hill Oratory

During these four mornings in June, Sister Gay and Sister Susan will facilitate another program in their
hopeful and prayerful style. It will focus on current needs and situations, so watch for updated information as we get closer.

Site: Online
Registration: Required. No charge but donations accepted and appreciated
https://rockhilloratory.org/events/chaos-courage-contemplation/

 

June 10-13, 2021

CTSA 75th Annual Convention
Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA)

At the 75th Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America we will bring theological perspectives to bear on the seminal topics of work and economy, considering their significance and the multifaceted challenges they pose within the purview of Catholic--in conversation with other Christian and religious communities’--visions of God and the divine economy, of humanity, and of the world. To this end, papers and sessions are invited to creatively engage the conference theme through diverse theological, ethical, historical, practical, and— very importantly--interdisciplinary methods and vantage points. Our 2021 annual meeting will be the CTSA’s seventy-fifth. In light of this anniversary, we also welcome sessions that consider our work as theologians and the work of our Society in the face of the complicated dynamics and pressing needs of our contemporary educational, ecclesial, and societal contexts.

Site: Online
Registration: Open to members only
https://ctsa-online.org/Convention

 

June 13-18, 2021

Deepening One's Contemplative Practice: Necessary for the Transformation of Our Time
Maryknoll Mission Institute

This week provides an opportunity to both explore and practice communal contemplation. Rooted in the Wisdom tradition we will see how contemplation deepens our capacity to see from our heart to understand our heart as an organ of perception. Looking at Jesus from the Wisdom tradition, we will focus on Kenosis and on the invitation to surrender to the Divine Mystery. In the Kenosis of God’s love, we will reflect on our experience of unity within divinity and how it is part of our evolutionary journey. Finally, we will integrate our contemplative practice with developing our consciousness so as to respond out of a contemplative heart to the injustices and polarities we are experiencing today. Communal contemplative sitting will be integrated into every day of our time together.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100343&view=Detail&_ga=2.263308876.1347000624.1611601637-1772010243.1611601637

 

June 16-20, 2021

Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium
Thomistic Institute

The Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium gathers expert scientists and philosophers to discuss the potential compatibility and mutual enrichment of the study of Aquinas' philosophy of nature and various forms of modern scientific knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. The 2021 symposium will once again include a day of lectures geared towards an introduction to Thomistic philosophy and the history of science, with a focus on chance and indeterminacy. The rest of the symposium will have scientific experts discussing the understanding of chance, randomness, and indeterminacy in their own fields with one another and with philosophers.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: All fees, lodging, food and activities are covered by the Thomistic Institute. Open to professional scientists and philosophers, as well as graduate students and advanced graduate students in philosophy and the sciences. Application to attend will open in January 2021
https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events/third-annual-thomistic-philosophy-and-natural-science-symposium-a

 


Online

June 17-20, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

ASM 2021 Annual Meeting
American Society of Missiology

The 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Missiology will explore various ways in which hybridity marks and permeates Christian mission, and how it shapes and influences the total mission endeavor. It shall pay careful attention to new avenues of mission that are opened up through hybridity broadly conceived, how other avenues are closed off, and how multiple and complex identities entail distinct experiences of suffering and satisfaction.

Site: Online via Zoom
Registration: $150

https://www.asmweb.org/registration

 

June 20-25, 2021

Theogenesis: Is God Becoming God?
Maryknoll Mission Institute

This program will explore Teilhard de Chardin's notion of "theogenesis" or the rise of God in evolution. Teilhard thought that evolution requires a new understanding of God in a world where consciousness is increasing with complexity. We will look at the relationship between consciousness and matter and explore the emergence of God through writings of Teilhard de Chardin and Carl Jung, among others. We will also briefly explore the relationship between theogenesis and trinitization in view of human action and Jacob Boehme's idea of quaternization. My purpose is to explore Teilhard’s theogenesis as the ground of a Christocentric universe, and to show that Christogenesis is the unfolding of divinity in space-time. The universe is God coming to be fully the Christ through creative union in love.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100345&view=Detail&_ga=2.32557950.1347000624.1611601637-1772010243.1611601637

 

June 20-25, 2021

Summer Scripture Conference 2021
University of Saint Mary of the Lake

"Let there be Light: Science and the Word, an Eternal Relationship"
We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary campus for this week-long series that offers compelling presentations, opportunities for prayer, and a retreat-like atmosphere to contemplate this year’s focus on the relationship between faith and science. Presenters will include Fr. Robert Spitzer, Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Dr. Tina Wray.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $825 (includes overnight accommodations)
https://usml.edu/event/summer-scripture-conference/

 

June 21-24, 2021

AUSCP 2021 Assembly
Association of U.S. Catholic Priests

The theme for this year's assembly is "Where Do We Go From Here?". Featured speakers include: Fr. Michael Joncas; William Bishop Wack, CSC, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida; Sr. Markie Klein, SSND; Archbishop John Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Michael Sean Winters. All are welcome to join us.

Site: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Registration: $480 before March 31, 2021; $500 after
https://auscp.org/assembly-2021-where-do-we-go-from-here/

 


Online

June 22, 2021
2:00-4:00pm EST
 

Preaching and Laudato Si
Marten Program (Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame)

In Laudato Si Pope Francis has challenged the Church to integrate care for creation into its social teaching and pastoral practice. What implications could this have for preaching? Could preaching help the faithful to discover the created order as a pathway to the divine? How might preachers help to foster respect and care for creation in both liturgical and non-liturgical settings? Join a conversation among four theologians about the way forward in connecting Laudato Si to the preaching ministry.

Site: Online
Registration: No Charge
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/marten-program/free-preaching-webinars/

 


Online

June 23, 2021
2:00-4:00pm EST
 

Preaching from Archetypal Energy
Marten Program (Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame)

The homily is a place of integration between the spiritual life of the preacher and the sense of mission out of which the preacher operates. Both of these dimensions, which lie beneath the ministry of preaching, arise out of the archetypal energy most active within the preacher. Fr. Detisch, presenter, will explore the three main archetypes that tend to operate the most within the spiritual lives of male clergy: the Hero-for-Christ, the Servant-with-Christ, and the Mystic-in-Christ-in-Me. These archetypes have a strong influence on the content and tone of a cleric’s preaching. Each archetype offers an important asset to the ministry of preaching, but also contains a hazardous weakness that needs to be monitored. These will be examined and discussed during this session.

Site: Online
Registration: No Charge
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/marten-program/free-preaching-webinars/

 


Online

June 23-26, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

ITMS General Meeting 2021
International Thomas Merton Society

The conference's theme is "Thou Inward Stranger" inspired by Merton's The Strange Islands 1957. Just as in Louisville he found he could “not be alien” to all the people “shining like the sun,” he wrote that in his hermitage and among the trees, “here I am not alien.” In Merton’s concern for human rights, and as a monk devoted to the charism of hospitality, in what ways did this person of privilege demonstrate how to be an ally, through self-identification with the outsider, to those externally labeled “the alien” and “the stranger”?

Site: Online
Registration: $40 (plus $2.50 processing fee)
http://www.merton.org/2021/default.aspx

 

June 23-27, 2021

New Listing
10th Annual Summer Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom
Thomistic Institute

Each summer the Thomistic Institute sponsors a four-day workshop for students and lovers of philosophy. The conference features renowned presenters from prestigious universities around the world and for the first time this year will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina. The topic for the 10th Annual Summer Philosophy Workshop is "Aquinas on Knowledge, Truth, and Wisdom.”

Site: Greenville, South Carolina
Registration: $295
https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events/10th-annual-summer-philosophy-workshop-1

 


Online

June 28 – July 16, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

New Listing
41st Institute for Black Catholic Studies
Xavier University of Louisiana

IBCS's Continuing Education & Enrichment Programs provide lifelong learning and spiritual formation for, pastoral leaders, clergy, religious, administrators, teachers and others who minister with Black communities or serve in multi-cultural settings. The featured courses offer unique opportunities for students to grow in their understanding of Black Catholicism and its impact on their ministry, community and the Church at-large. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis and will receive 1.5 CEUs for each course successfully completed. There is a limit of 15 students per class; maximum registration for the Elder Retreat is 18. Note: In 2020, the IBCS transitioned to an online learning platform in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The administration of Xavier University has not yet announced the teaching format for the 2021 IBCS Summer Session. Please note that all class times are CST.

Site: Online
Registration:
Fee Schedule
IBCS-eflyer2021-CONTINIUING EDUCATION 12521.pdf (kc-usercontent.com)

 


Online

June 30, 2021
8:00-9:00 pm EST
 

Unity is not Uniformity: The Development of the Apostolic Churches
God With Us Online

Why are there so many divisions in the Church when Jesus prayed that we would be one? Join us as we explore the original Biblical concept of what it means to be a Church, as well as the history of the development of the apostolic churches and the unique theological concepts that make us different. God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. While the goal is to teach Eastern Catholics about their faith, this will be of interest to many Roman Catholics also.

Site: Online (Zoom)
Registration: No charge
https://godwithusonline.org/events/unity-is-not-uniformity/

 

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July 2021: Annual events officially cancelled for 2021

ACCCRUS 2021 Convention
African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States
https://acccrus.org/

RSM Institute on Sacred Scripture
Misericordia University
https://www.misericordia.edu/campus-community/conferences-workshops/the-institute-on-sacred-scripture
 


   

July 9-11, 2021

New Listing
Workshop: Has God Changed or Is It Me?
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

Scripture tells us that Jesus grew “in age, and grace, and wisdom." We too, change as we age and in the process our way of seeing and understanding God also changes. Each time our God view changes we enter into liminal space and have a great desire to recapture our past way of knowing God. Growth however involves the willingness to stay in the unknown place until something new emerges. This workshop will explore some of those liminal experiences.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $305 (onsite with private room)
https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/on-site-workshop--has-god-changed-or-is-it-me/

 

July 9-11, 2021

New Listing
Francis and Clare of Assisi: A Spirituality of Poverty and Joy
Shalom Spirituality Center

How can we live the contemplative life in the midst of busy lives? Finding a way to balance prayer and action is a challenge. Dr. Susan Pitchford will present how the Franciscan way of life can be balanced and integrated in anyone’s way of life.

Site: Dubuque, Iowa
Registration: $230 (includes overnight accommodations and meals) / $150 Commuter (includes meals)
https://shalomretreats.org/stec_event/francis-and-clare-of-assisi-a-spirituality-of-poverty-and-joy/

 

July 11-16, 2021

A Living Gospel: Reading God's Story in Holy Lives
Maryknoll Mission Institute

Just as Ellsberg drew inspiration from Dorothy Day, he hopes that the examples of other people's lives can inspire his readers. For this reason, he has published several books about people who found joy and purpose in more than just material possessions. Ellsberg feels that a big problem in modern society is that people seek happiness in the wrong places.

Site: Ossining, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100344&view=Detail&_ga=2.27517180.1347000624.1611601637-1772010243.1611601637

 


Online

July 11-17, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

New Listing
Summer Bible Institute
Rock Hill Oratory

The long tradition of the Summer Bible Institute continues this year, but in a new and exciting way! The presentations will be a combination of a Sunday evening introductory Zoom session, eight 40-minute pre-recorded talks by each speaker, and a live on-line conclusion and discussion with each speaker at the end of the week. Both the Old and New Testaments will be covered.

Site: Online
Registration: Required. No charge but donations accepted and appreciated
https://rockhilloratory.org/events/summer-bible-institute-2/

 


Online

July 12-14, 2021
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daily schedule
 

Virtual 50th Jubilee Assembly
Religious Brothers

Site: Online
Registration: Coming soon

http://www.todaysbrother.com/

 

July 12-15, 2021

St. John Bosco Conference
Steubenville Conferences

Good catechists never stop learning and growing but finding a way to both sharpen the mind and renew the heart can be difficult, especially with all the demands on your time. This is why the St. John Bosco Conference provides not only instruction and inspiration from nationally recognized leaders in catechetical ministry, but also times of deep and powerful prayer. Join hundreds of other catechists and evangelizers this summer to gain tools to be a better minister and leave with a new zeal for the ministry to which God has called you.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $310 (Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration)
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/sjb/

 


Online

July 16-18, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

Avila Summit 2021
Avila Institute

The theme is Fire from Above: The Contemplative Life and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Presenters include Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. Mathias Thelen, Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB and Dan Burke. Registration includes live virtual access, 30 day access to the recordings of all talks, and first access to the 2022 Avila Summit in-person early bird discount.

Site: Online
Registration: $195
https://spiritualdirection.com/events/2021-virtual-avila-summit

 

July 18-23, 2021

Finding a Way in the Wilderness: Drawing Courage through the Art of Film
Maryknoll Mission Institute

In his article Desert Attentiveness, Desert Indifference: Countercultural Spirituality in the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Belden C. Lane writes: “On the far side of emptiness, where brokenness and disorientation overtake us, where death awaits us, we learn to care – and not to care.” Disruptions in our lives remind us we are not in control of what happens to us. With time and accommodation, we come to realize that our response to life’s disruptions constitutes the fiber – the character and integrity - of our lives. Film artists remind us of these truths and invite us into the spiritual discipline of “wakefulness.” Do we want to be awakened?

Site: Ossining, New York
Registration: $200 Tuition; $60 Deposit; $60 Room/Board (per night)
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100346&view=Detail&_ga=2.24299514.1347000624.1611601637-1772010243.1611601637

 

July 19-21, 2021

Behavioral Assessment 1 (NRVC Summer Institute Workshop)
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on initial assessment of candidates, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Workshop participants study sample case reports and learn skills for interviewing as well as guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include: family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocation assessment.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: NRVC Member $450 / Nonmember $675
https://nrvc.net/publication/11357/article/20780-behavioral-assessment-1-workshop

 

July 21-25, 2021

82nd Annual Tekakwitha Conference
Tekakwitha Conference

This year's theme in Saint Kateri Leads Us to the Mercy of God

Site: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Registration: Member $135 plus $25 registration fee / Nonmember $175 plus $25 registration fee
https://tekconf.org/conferences

 


Online / In Person

July 27-30, 2021
See website for
daily schedule
 

44th NPM Annual Convention
National Association of Pastoral Musicians

NPM’s National Convention will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 27-30, 2021. The event will be a “hybrid event”, offering both an in-person and virtual experience for an attendee to register. Feel safer not traveling this year, or does your budget not allow for travel? Sign up for the virtual convention experience. You’ll watch the same Plenum addresses, breakout sessions and other events that your in-person attendees are experiencing as well. Want to join the fun in New Orleans? Register as an in-person attendee. We have some surprises up our sleeve to make the in-person experience full of New Orleans spirit.

Site: Online or in New Orleans, Louisianna
Registrration: Coming soon
https://npm.org/

 

July 28-30, 2021

Applied Biblical Studies
Steubenville Conferences

Scripture deepens our faith and strengthens our hearts but reading the Bible in a way that fosters transformation can be difficult, since comprehending it can be challenging and frustrating. This is why at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, you receive teaching and instruction from a team of world-renowned Scripture scholars and authors who make understanding Scripture easier for both those new to the Bible and those who have been studying it for years. This training, coupled with powerful prayer, will not only enlighten your mind but renew your heart. The Applied Biblical Studies Conference will make the Bible come alive for you and help you integrate it more completely into your life.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Standard $176 ; $97 clergy and religious (Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration)
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/abs/

 

July 30 – August 1, 2021

Defending the Faith Conference
Steubenville Conferences

When our hearts desire to share the faith but we struggle to find the words, we can easily become timid, fearful, and frustrated; but God wants to give us bold and confident hearts that are moved by love to go forth with joy and share Jesus and the truth of the Church. The Defending the Faith Conference has sent forth tens of thousands of Catholics who have gone back to their families, parishes, and places of work with great zeal and love to share the truth and spread Christ’s love. Come and be empowered and equipped to fulfill your desires to lead others in faith.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Standard $176 ; $97 clergy and religious (Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration)
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/dfc/

 

July 31 – August 3, 2021

CBA 83rd International Meeting
Catholic Biblical Association of America

Depending upon the national and regional guidelines for in-person gatherings, the Eighty-third International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association will be held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Details of the program will be posted on the CBA web page and published in the CBA Newsletter as they become available. Registration, on-campus housing, and meal plans will be available on the CBA web site as well. CBA members will receive notification and member candidates will receive an invitation when the registration site is activated (in March)..

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: Approx. $190; Open to CBA Members and invited guests
https://www.catholicbiblical.org/meetings/83rd-international-meeting

 

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Online

August 4-5, 2021 (English)
August 6-7, 2021 (Spanish)

See website for
daily schedules
 

New Listing
National Gathering on Christian Initiation (NGCI)
Liturgy Training Publications

Join us for the 2021 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ Summer Virtual Workshops™ —this year's event will be virtual! This event will be offered in both English and Spanish. Whether you're a parish leader, initiation minister, or work in a diocesan office, the NGCI Summer Virtual Workshops™ will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through the interactive Adobe Connect platform, participants will break open the vision of the RCIA as it is adapted for use with children of catechetical age, as well as have opportunities to gather for prayer, a virtual happy hour, and optional free pre-sessions.

Site: Online
Registration: $65 by July 25; $80 after
Group rates are available (see site)
https://ngci.org/home/index

 

August 6-8, 2021

Fourth African National Eucharistic Congress
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Every five years the African National Eucharistic Congress brings together African Catholics from across the country to celebrate the visible, living presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic, share their faith and rich heritage. The Congress theme: African National Eucharistic Congress, A Response To The Lord's Prayer, "That They May All Be One", has its roots in Jesus' prayer for us to His Heavenly Father that believers would be united.  We stand united together at the foot of the cross.  Our challenge is to find ways to deepen that unity for which Jesus prayed (John 17.21). May the prayer of Jesus lead us to be one in mind and heart. May Jesus' prayer for unity help us to find the oneness He says we must have. The Congress will feature keynotes, plenaries, workshop sessions, Mass, adoration, and more.

Site: Houston, Texas
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.usccb.org/committees/pastoral-care-migrants-refugees-travelers/african-national-eucharistic-congress-2021

 

August 16-19, 2021

Encore Priests
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This is a workshop designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for this transition. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: plan for the transition into retirement; make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; and learn the steps to make the most of your retirement

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $750
https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/

 

August 27-29, 2021

19th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference
Marian Conference

Site: Winnipeg, NF, Canada
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.marianconference.com/

 

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September 2-5, 2021

New Listing
Wild Goose Festival 2021
The Wild Goose Community

The weekend will be packed with music, art, interactive experiences and much more. The Festival is the place where all kinds of people come together, not only to hear great music and incredible speakers, but also to dive into lively conversations with thought leaders, writers, dreamers, artists, visionaries, social justice activists, peace-makers…the ones you’ll find on the official program, and the ones you might meet while just getting lunch or hanging out by the river. It’s also a place where you can be a spectator, but where you can be a co-creator as well. A place where we affirm the creativity in all of us, and opportunities to make art and music, to tell stories and take in stories, can be found around every corner.

Site: Hot Springs, NC
Registration: $309
https://wildgoosefestival.org/

 

September 13-17, 2021

New Listing
The Newly Appointed Pastor Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This four-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers, both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church, are key to pastoring successfully. Same workshop also being offered on November 8-12, 2021.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $800
https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

 

September 23-25, 2021

New Listing
2021 Conference "That They May Be One: Liturgical Reconciliation"
Society for Catholic Liturgy

The Society for Catholic Liturgy is a multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars, teachers, pastors, and professionals – including architects and musicians – in the Anglophone world. Founded in 1995, the non-profit Society is committed to promoting scholarly study and practical renewal of the Church’s liturgy. This year's keynote speakers are Bishop Stephen J. Lopes, Bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter and Dr. Stephen Bullivant, Director of the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Sociology and Professor of Theology and Sociology of Religion at St. Mary's University (Twickenham and London).

Site: University of Notre Dame campus, Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Coming soon
http://liturgysociety.org/annual-conference

 

September 23-26, 2021

New Listing
Who Do You Say That I Am 2021 Catholic Answers 7th Annual Conference
Catholic Answers

Getting the answer right to the most important question ever asked leads to a fulfilled life, rich in hope, joy, and meaning. It also leads to the “narrow gate,” which the Author of the question tells us few will find. Getting the answer wrong, or settling for a superficial answer, as some Catholics do, leads to a life where our passions control our choices, and to the “wide gate,” which that Author says many will enter. If you want to know better the person of Jesus Christ, His divinity and humanity, His teachings and virtues, His ministry and His Passion, and if you want to grasp what all these mean for you, don’t miss this conference!

Site: San Diego, California
Registration: $235 / Free admission for Priests and Seminarians
https://www.catholicanswersconference.com/

 

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Aquinas on the Four Last Things
Everything You Need to Know About Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell
Kevin Vost, Psy.D.

Few saints have thought more deeply about the Four Last Things than St. Thomas Aquinas — history’s greatest theologian. In these pages, Dr. Kevin Vost has made readable and accessible St. Thomas’s core teachings and insights on the Four Last Things and the wondrous experiences God has in store for us. With St. Thomas as his guide, Dr. Vost explores the destination of our souls after death and uncovers the mysteries surrounding limbo and purgatory. He unveils what our bodies will look like at the resurrection and identifies the four special gifts that will perfect our bodies in heaven. You’ll learn whether sinners will be “left behind” on earth and why we pray for the dead and to the saints. You won’t find here any long, ponderous theological treatises, but rather rapid-fire summaries in simple, accessible language that answer for you a wide range of questions.

ISBN: 978-1-64413-299-9, 288 pages, $17.95 softcover
Sophia Institute:
Aquinas on the Four Last Things | Sophia Institute Press

 

Bible in a Year
Your Daily Encounter with God
Ignatius Press

One Year. 20 Minutes a Day. Encounter the Power and Wonder of God’s Word. This newly released version of Bible in a Year: Your Daily Encounter with God features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which many consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. Each day is dated generally (Day 1, Day 2, etc.), so that you can start at any point in the year! In addition to the updated translation, this Bible in a Year features a beautiful new cover design. Commentaries are written by renowned Catholic biblical scholars and theologians, including Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Mark Giszczak, Dr. John Sehorn, Dr. Scott Powell, Dr. Michael Morris, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, and Deborah Holiday.

ISBN: 9781950939466, 1,392 pages, $29.95 softcover
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Christ Versus Satan in Our Daily Lives
The Cosmic Struggle Between Good and Evil
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ

Father Spitzer provides the biblical and theological background of Jesus' victory over evil. He also explores the reality of the devil, including extraordinary manifestations of diabolic activity such as possession. With insights from modern psychology, he shows how prayer can transform the subconscious psyche, making us better able to resist temptation, detach from the world, and grow in holiness. The book is divided into two main parts: (1) the realities of God's goodness and of spiritual evil, and (2) recognizing and overcoming the diabolical tactics of deception, temptation, and sin. The author synthesizes the best advice given by Catholic spiritual masters throughout the ages and gives a practical guide to implementing it in our busy lives.

ISBN: 9781621644170, 425 pages, $19.95 softcover
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A Creed for Today
Faith and Commitment for Our New Earth Awareness
Donal Dorr

Renowned theologian Donal Dorr explores the interplay between an ecological spirituality and our traditional Christian faith at this critical juncture in the twenty-first century. Rather than seeing ecological spirituality as an adjunct to Christian doctrine, Dorr views it as central to our understanding of Christianity today, and integral to understanding our relationship with the natural world. In building this creed, Dorr lays out a compelling vision for how we should live at both a spiritual and practical level in terms of our Christian faith and our attendant role as stewards of the Earth.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-387-8, 256 pages, $26 softcover
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The Diary of Jesus Christ
Bill Cain, SJ

An award-winning screenwriter and playwright provides a startling and beautiful work of religious imagination. Bill Cain’s The Diary of Jesus Christ is a first-person recounting of the life of Jesus, a new lens through which to see the familiar stories of the gospel—including the Passion. The story begins with the healing of the leper, heralding the remarkable spirit that flows through the diary accounts—a spirit of discovery, surprise, learning, doubt, failure, and new life.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-407-3, 176 pages, $20 softcover
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Escape from Evil's Darkness
The Light of Christ in the Church, Spiritual Conversion, and Moral Conversion
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ

In this second volume of the Called Out of Darkness trilogy, Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., draws together some of the best advice given by Catholic spiritual masters across the ages and brings it into harmony with modern scientific research, offering practical ways to live out the gospel in our busy days. It is a roadmap to a deeper relationship with the Lord and to authentic transformation through the imitation of Christ. Father Spitzer guides readers through the workings of moral transformation, with detailed sketches of all the cardinal and theological virtues, especially love. Using insights from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, as well as from modern psychology, Escape from Evil's Darkness concludes with an in-depth study of the sacrament of confession and the staggering power of God's loving mercy.

ISBN: 9781621644187, 450 pages, $21.95 softcover
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Following Jesus
Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety
Henri J.M. Nouwen

In this never-before-published work of inspiration, the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world. At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen’s life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion and vulnerability. Here he writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. And he explains why—with so many choices available to the twenty-first-century seeker—the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus’s teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, insightful, practical habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.

ISBN: 9781101906392, 144 pages, $23 hardcover
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Leadership for the Greater Good
A Textbook for Leaders
Dan R. Ebener and Borna Jalšenjak

The authors have written a textbook devoted specifically to the activity of leadership, with a focus on how it can be practiced by those with or without authority. Ultimately, its aim is to change the way people lead and manage. In Part One, the evolution of leadership in the twenty-first century is presented. No longer a matter of telling industrial workers what to do, leadership is a voluntary, interactive process that moves organizations toward adaptive change. In Part Two, historic “leadership” theories are reviewed to put them into a twenty-first century context. Part Three presents skills that are most needed for the practice of leadership in the twenty-first century, including dialogical skills emotional intelligence, leading adaptive change, conflict skills, and strategic planning.

ISBN: 978-08091-5520-0, $24.95 softcover
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Liturgy and Sacraments in a COVID World
Renewal, Not Restoration
Kevin W. Irwin

As states shut down public gatherings, including worship, parishes attempted to keep their congregants attached to the Eucharist by use of technology such as streaming video. However, this practice has underlined some of the problems with liturgical practice as it has developed in the decades since Vatican II. Streaming liturgies have no "live" congregations, often only a single priest in the sanctuary, skewing the roles of congregation and presider. The celebration of other sacraments has been no less affected, as they’ve been "streamlined" for the sake of expediency and observance of social distancing rules. Rather than return to "business as usual" pre-COVID, Kevin Irwin says we should use this "break" as an opportunity to revisit the renewal and truly implement it.

ISBN: 978-08091-5551-4, $24.95 softcover
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The Lost Art of Sacrifice
A Spiritual Guide for Denying Yourself, Embracing the Cross, and Finding Joy
Vicki Burbach

In these powerful pages, author Vicki Burbach contrasts – as Jesus did – our selfish worldly culture with the way Christians are called to live, illuminating the essential role that sacrifice must play in every worthy human life. Not content with explaining the importance of sacrifice and singing its praises, Burbach ends each chapter with practical, down-to-earth suggestions to help readers cultivate the art of sacrifice in their lives, so that each may find a way to follow Christ as He commands us. Best of all, she shows that not only is it critical that we each undertake ever more sacrifices, large and small, as we go about our daily lives but that doing so is the path to joy: great joy today and immeasurably greater joy hereafter.

ISBN: 978-1-622826-360, 240 pages, $18.95 softcover
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The Next Pope
The Leading Cardinal Candidates
Edward Pentin

When Pope Francis' pontificate has passed, it's very likely that one of the nineteen cardinals featured in these pages will be elected to become the next Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, the spiritual leader of over a billion Catholics and the most influential and widely respected moral and religious figure in the world. Yet outside the Vatican walls, despite the considerable roles that some of these men play in the Church and in the world, few of them are known by the public — or even by their brother cardinals. Hence this book. Each cardinal profile begins with a brief biography. Then comes a detailed, richly footnoted report and assessment of his three fundamental roles as a successor to the apostles: his sanctifying role as a priest, his governing role as a bishop, and his prophetic role as a teacher. Each profile concludes with a summary, recapitulating the main points brought to light by the thorough research, giving readers and tomorrow's cardinal electors a fair and accurate picture of the man who may soon become The Next Pope. (Not to be confused with George Weigel's book by the same title released last year by Ignatius Press.)

ISBN: 978-1-64413-311-8, 704 pages, $29.95 softcover
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Our Lady of Hope
The Soul of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Patrick Chauvet

In an engaging, lively style, filled with anecdotes, Monseigneur Chauvet tells of his pastoral mission as rector of Notre-Dame, which is unknown to the general public. He retraces the glorious history of the Cathedral, and reflects on the transmission and adaptation of the Gospel's word, the link between culture and heritage, and the relationship between the arts and the sacred to which he has a great affinity (literature, painting, music). He presents the different aspects of the life of the rector, who is at the same time boss of a small business, diplomat, and politician, receiving luminaries from around the world during their official visits. Finally, beyond the future of the Cathedral he gives us his vision of the Church of today and tomorrow.

ISBN: 978-08091-5511-8, $29.95 softcover
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Overcoming Sinful Thoughts
How to Realign Your Thinking and Defeat Harmful Ideas
Rev. T.G. Morrow

Satan is constantly at work disturbing our peace, corrupting our thoughts, demoralizing us in our weaknesses, and diverting our attention away from God. His goal: to paralyze our spiritual efforts and mire us in a life of sin. Sin begins in our minds, so we must train ourselves to root out evil thoughts before they take hold—or deter them from entering in the first place. In this powerful, life-changing book, Fr. Thomas Morrow shows us how the devil uses our thoughts to throw us off balance and draw us into sin. He also explains how our thoughts can dissuade us from doing good and even inhibit us from developing intimacy with God. Ultimately, the precept that every Christian must accept is that nothing in this world can satisfy our longing for happiness—other than God and the Life to which He calls us. This book reveals that Life and shows you how to claim it.

ISBN: 978-1-622826-308, 240 pages, $15.95 softcover
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The Promise of Deliverance
Reading Second Isaiah
Michael Casey

The Promise of Deliverance brings lectio divina alive with a series of inspiring and thought provoking explorations of 2 Isaiah 40-55 key themes: consolation, transcendence, servanthood, glory, sin, compassion, “awake!” and deliverance. Rather than offer analytical conclusions the author instead guides the reader in becoming aware of these ever-emerging themes—how they are intertwined, how they build up a complex and reassuring message of hope, and how relevant they are today as they were originally.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-408-0, $24 softcover
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The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross
Meditations by Cardinal Charles Journet
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn

Immerse yourself in prayer with the One who loved us to the end through profound meditations, art, and music. Read Scripture, pray the psalms, and meditate on the seven last words of Christ. Explore the literary and spiritual insights of Cardinal Charles Journet and understand the depth of Jesus’ last words. Listen to Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross and be drawn more deeply into Christ’s Passion. Contemplate an inspiring selection of over 30 full-page art masterpieces and place yourself at the foot of the Cross.

ISBN: 9781949239591, 112 pages, $24.95 hardcover (includes CD)
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The Time Is Now
A Call to Uncommon Courage
Joan Chittister

Pairing scriptural insights with narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. For the weary, the cranky, and the fearful, this energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action; this is practical and powerful activism for our times.

ISBN: 9781984823410, 144 pages, $22 hardcover
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The Universal Christ
How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believer
Richard Rohr

Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet.

ISBN: 9780593238325, 288 pages, $17 softcover
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The Word Became Culture
(Disruptive Cartographers Series)
Miguel H. Diaz, Editor

This inaugural volume of the new Orbis series “Disruptive Cartographers,” The Word Became Culture includes original essays by leading scholars who lay out the issues and parameters of God-talk latinamente. In addition to the series editors, contributors include Nestor Medina, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, and María Teresa (MT) Dávila.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-386-1, 152 pages, $26 softcover
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