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Pre-Gathering Meeting Schedule

 

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Friday, February 8, 2013

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development / Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Reception and Dinner (directors only)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Registration

10:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Annual Meeting      (directors only)

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m

Mass with the Catholic Labor Network (open to all)

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Catholic Labor Network Gathering -- Church and Labor: Faith Completed by Works

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry Section Leadership Team Meeting (members only)

12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

National Catholic Rural Life Conference -- Promoting Human Dignity for Rural Communities

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Roundtable New Member Meeting (members only)

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Symposium -- Living the Vision of Vatican II: The Church as the People of God

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Harry A. Fagan and Servant of Justice Awards Reception/Banquet (pre-registration required)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Registration

10:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Roundtable Annual Symposium (continued)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Luncheon (pre-registration required)

12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Membership Meeting (members only)

1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability -- Strategies for Advocating Effectively on Policy that Impacts People with Disabilities




Meeting Descriptions

Friday, February 8, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Diocesan Director Meeting (directors only)

Join fellow CCHD diocesan directors from around the country, and the national CCHD staff, as together we share how our work can best reflect the Gospel imperative to “bring good news to the poor, liberty to captives, new sight to the blind, and to set the downtrodden free…” (Luke 4:18-19).

This annual diocesan directors gathering focuses on implementing the campaign’s mission both nationally and locally.  We will discuss CCHD initiatives, best practices, challenges, education initiatives, the CCHD collection and promotion, grant programs and how we can better respond to the call for solidarity with low-income communities.

For information, contact Sean Wendlinder at swendlinder@usccb.org, or 202-541-3212.

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development / Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Reception and Dinner (directors only)


Diocesan Directors for Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development are invited to come together to network with colleagues from around the country. Come join us where the local and global meet for dialogue and fun.

For information, contact Sean Wendlinder at swendlinder@usccb.org or 202-541-3212; or Chris West at chris.west@crs.org or 410-951-7454.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Annual Meeting

Catholic Relief Services’ 2013 Annual Diocesan Directors’ Meeting will serve as an excellent opportunity to reconnect with and be energized by the global solidarity mission of CRS. Our time will feature an update on our overseas work and the importance of the involvement of U.S. Catholics in these efforts. Utilizing a networking and discussion format, we will examine issues and strategies critical to U.S. Catholic leaders. Some skills training may be offered based on expressed needs of Diocesan Directors.  As always, the meeting will offer the chance to create and enjoy the spirit of solidarity!

For information, contact Chris West at chris.west@crs.org or 410-951-7454.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry Section Leadership Team Meeting (members only)


The Parish Social Ministry Section Leadership Team will meet to orient new members, strategize, and set priorities for the upcoming year. This meeting is for Leadership Team members only.

For information, contact Rachel Lustig at rlustig@catholiccharitiesusa.org, or 703-236-6234.

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Mass with the Catholic Labor Network Gathering (open to all)

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Catholic Labor Network Gathering --  Catholics and Labor: Faith Completed by Works


The Catholic Labor Network Gathering this year will focus on the dialogue between trade unionists committed to their Catholic faith and Catholic clergy and lay social justice advocates outside the labor movement about how to most effectively implement the vision of Catholic Social Teaching in the world of work.

For more information, contact Clayton Sinyai at clayton@catholiclabor.org, or 703-967-1841.

12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

National Catholic Rural Life Conference -- Promoting Human Dignity for Rural Communities

The slow economic recovery has led to a crisis: social programs are still in great demand, but government services need to be cut to help reduce the federal deficit. What does this mean for support programs to rural America and drought-stricken farms? In order to maintain crucial agricultural, conservation or nutrition programs, we need to show that rural life matters for the health of the nation. So how can we promote human dignity when it comes to rural communities? This session will examine how our Catholic faith informs our rural life perspective as we seek to advocate for crucial federal programs.

For information, contact Jim Ennis at jim@ncrlc.com, or 703-236-6234.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Roundtable New Member Meeting (members only)

Are you a diocesan social action director new to your position within the last year? Join us for an orientation to the Roundtable, learn about the services we provide, and meet board members and other Roundtable members.

For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 extension 133.


3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Symposium -- Living the Vision of Vatican II: The Church as the People of God (two-day meeting)

As Vatican II turns 50, the Roundtable reflects on the current impact of the council for the Church as 'The People of God.' (Lumen Gentium). The Symposium will reflect on how we, as the 'People of God,' live out our responsibility for the life and the mission of the Church -- not only the social mission of the Church but the larger vision as the Body of Christ. How do Catholics as the People of God authentically live out their call to be Church today as laid out in Vatican II?  The 28th Annual Roundtable Symposium will examine this in dialogue with our presenters. We will examine the question of how the People of God serve as agents of justice, leadership, and evangelization in parishes. Lastly, the Symposium will examine how local leaders develop, own and act to move our faith communities toward purposeful action for justice, and thus, as agents of evangelization, in the larger community.

On Saturday, Dr. Christopher Bellitto, Kean University professor, author and Paulist Press Academic Editor-At-Large will discuss Vatican II in the larger hermeneutic of Church history and reform and in terms of the Church's response today to the call and challenge of this Council.

See details of Sunday's meeting below.  For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 extension 133.

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Harry A. Fagan and Servant of Justice Awards Reception/Banquet (pre-registration required)

Join friends and colleagues in honoring Gerry Flood, former debt-relief consultant with the USCCB office of International Justice and Peace and former World Bank official, with the Harry A. Fagan Award for his exemplary contributions to the achievement of the Catholic vision of social justice.

We will also honor George Horton of the Archdiocese of New York, for his outstanding contributions to diocesan social action with the Servant of Justice Award.

For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 extension 133.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Roundtable Annual Symposium -- Living the Vision of Vatican II: The Church as the People of God (continued from Saturday)
8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


On Sunday, Dr. Joseph Torma, professor at Walsh University will discuss the implications of Vatican II for Catholics at the parish level. Sr. Pearl Ceasar, CDP, executive director at Project Quest, will speak to how Catholic parishioners acting in concert with one another can grow and affect change for good with their congregations and into the larger community. The Roundtable invites you to learn, participate, and witness at the 28th annual Symposium.

For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 extension 133.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Luncheon (pre-registration required)

Join friends and colleagues in a luncheon featuring an address by the 2013 Servant of Justice Award Winner George Horton.  For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 ext. 133.


12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Roundtable Annual Membership Meeting (members only) 

Join fellow Roundtable members in electing new board members and visioning for the future of the organization.  For information, contact Adam Brown at coordinator@catholicroundtable.org, or 202-635-2757 extension 133.


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability -- Strategies for Advocating Effectively on Policy That Impacts People with Disabilities

Join with other advocates for persons with disabilities as we consider the policy issues that are likely to be under legislative review in 2013. How can we preserve the critical services under the expected budget tightening?  Issues that will be considered include community based services, housing, employment and medical policies.

For information, contact Jan Benton at jbenton@ncpd.org, or 202-529-2933, 202-529-2934(tty).



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