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    Schedule of Events


    Mark your calendars for CSMG 2019 February 2 – 5, 2019, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.!

    CSMG 2019 Pre-Gathering Meetings and Events

    Please note that some Pre-Gathering meetings and events may entail fees in addition to registration fee for 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.  In addition to online registration, registration may be possible onsite at the CSMG Registration Desk. Below is a working list of Pre-Gathering Meetings and Events and the 2019 CSMG schedule. Updates are ongoing.

    Saturday, FebRuary 2, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.



    8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Morning Prayer with the Catholic Labor Network (open to all)

    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Catholic Relief Services Annual Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Catholic Labor Network Meeting & Luncheon (fees apply)

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) Meeting (open to all)

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Cultural Diversity in the Church/African American Marriage & Family Life Ministry Focus Group (by invitation)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Open Meeting (please bring your lunch - visitors welcome)

    12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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

    2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

    Saturday, FebRuary 2, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.



    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall (set-up)

    1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall (open)

    10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Young Leaders Initiative Welcome Brunch (by invitation)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


    Diversity Initiative Welcome Luncheon (welcome to all, fees apply for non-scholarship recipients)

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


    Orientation for First-Time Participants

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


    Advocacy Training 101 (all welcome, recommended for those new to legislative advocacy)

    2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    State Captains Caucus (by invitation)

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Opening Keynote Presentation

    Rev. Monsignor Raymond East,
    Pastor, St. Teresa of Avila, Southeast Washington, DC, a vibrant African American Catholic community deeply engaged in ministry; served as Consultant, USCCB Special Task Force to Promote Peace in our Communities

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



    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Welcome Mass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)

    Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice; Chair, USCCB Committee for Domestic Justice and Human Development

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


    Dinner with Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Sr. Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples Award

    8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


    Theological Reflection for Emerging Ministry Professionals (for ages of 22-40)

    Sunday, FebRuary 3, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m



    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Breakfast (all registered participants welcome)

    Brian Corbin, Executive Vice President of Member Services, CCUSA

    Lucas Swanepoel, Vice President for Social Policy, CCUSA

    8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall

    8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


    Opening Prayer

    9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.


    Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

    9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.


    Panel Discussion with Q&A: Racism in the Church and Society: Answering the Call to Restore and Reconcile

    Moderator and Opening Remarks: Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

    Dr. Elizabeth Hinton, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

    Elena Segura, Senior Coordinator for Immigration, Archdiocese of Chicago

    Fr. Maurice Henry Sands, Executive Director for the Black and Indian Mission Office in Washington, DC.

    10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.


    Coffee Break

    10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


    Panel Discussion Continued with Table Discussions: Racism in the Church and Society: Answering the Call to Restore and Reconcile

    11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.



    12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Lunchtime Conversation with Jonathan Reyes and Special Guests:  David Brooks and Mark Shields, PBS NewsHour

    1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.



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


    CCHD Plenary Presentation: ‘A Stranger and You Welcomed Me’: Immigrants and Refugees Empowered by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    Moderator: Tony Stieritz, Chief Operating Officer at Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
    Presenters: Featuring voices from community organizations engaged with the work of justice for immigrants and refugees.

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


    Coffee Break (with dessert)

    3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


    Community Workshops: Group A (concurrent)

    • A1: New Faces in Need of Justice: Advocacy with Asian and Pacific Island (API) Catholics
    • A2: God's People: Practical Strategies to Implement Laudato Sí
    • A3: Celebrating Diversity in Our Faith Communities
    • A4: Restoring a Just Economy: Letting Justice Flow to the Working Poor
    • A5: Creating Communities of Welcome: Practical Steps for Engaging and Accompanying Migrants
    • A6: Affordable Housing & Strong Communities: Grassroots Solutions when the Rent is Too High
    • A7: Nonviolent Communication to Transform Conflict and Build Community 

    4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.




    5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.


    Community Workshops: Group B (concurrent)

    • B1: Ending Poverty in U.S. Reservations
    • B2: Creating Connections for Healing: Responding to the Drug Crisis
    • B3: Assistance for Low-Income Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies
    • B4: #OpenWideOurHearts: Tools for Implementing the Pastoral Letter Against Racism
    • B5: We are more than a #hashtag: Young leaders in the church leading, serving, and advocating for the common good
    • B6: Hope Over Death: The Role of Restorative Justice in Ending the Death Penalty
    • B7: If Not Me, Then Who? Engaging and Empowering Our Neighbors to Overcome Poverty


    6:15 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events.

    7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.


    Evening of Adoration, Music, and Rosary for Healing (all welcome)

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m




    7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m


    Daily Mass

    Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services; Chair, USCCB Committee for International Justice and Peace; Member, USCCB Committee for Religious Freedom


    7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Bread for the World Breakfast (all registered participants welcome)


    8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall


    9:00 a.m. - 9:20 p.m.


    Opening Prayer


    9:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


    Domestic & International Policy Plenary Presentation: Pursuing Justice & Reconciliation: the Witness of the Church

    Justice Janine P. Geske, served as a Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Restorative Justice Initiative at Marquette University Law School

    Javier W. Bustamante, Director of the Center for Cultural Engagement, The Catholic University of America

    Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies, The Law School, Notre Dame


    10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


    Coffee Break


    11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


    Legislative Issues Briefing


    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Working Lunch: State Delegations Meetings

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




    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


    Policy Workshops: Group A (concurrent-- topics are tentative)

    • A1: Restorative Justice: Promoting Healing and Transformation
    • A2: Just Wages: Living Well from the Fruits of One’s Labor
    • A3: How Do Catholics Spell Peacebuilding?
    • A4: Justice in Immigration Policy and the Good of Families
    • A5: Paid Family Leave: Balancing Justice and Practical Considerations
    • A6: Korean Peninsula: Nuclear Disarmament and De-escalation of Conflict

    3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.




    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Policy Workshops: Group B (concurrent-- topics are tentative)

    • B1: Climate and Just Energy Transition
    • B2: West Bank and Gaza: Keeping the Two-State Solution Alive?
    • B3: Refugee Crisis and Migration: Root Causes and Possible Solutions
    • B4: New Developments in International Assistance
    • B5: International Religious Freedom: Justice for the Persecuted
    • B6: Just Lending and Family Stability

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Advocacy Training 201 (optional -- further skills building and answering your tough questions)

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Advocacy Training 301 (by invitation)

    5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

    Young Leaders Initiative Reflection and Reception (by invitation)

    6:00 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events


    6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


    Diversity Initiative Networking Reception (fees apply)


    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


    CCUSA will offer the Community Action Poverty Simulation

    TUESDAY, February 5, 2019

    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



    8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


    Sending Mass

    Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston;
    President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

    9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


    Continental Breakfast (all registered participants welcome)

    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


    Capitol Hill Visits (lunch on your own)

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


    Capitol Hill Reception (I.D. and CSMG registration badge required)

    5:00 p.m.


    CSMG 2019 Concludes

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