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    Schedule of Events

     

    Agenda items below are subject to change. The CSMG 2015 Program Book features the official agenda.  On site at the Gathering please give attention to our program announcements and the CSMG Daily Bulletin (via e-mail) for updates on any changes in the times and locations of events.

    See descriptions of Special Events held in conjunction with CSMG, including meetings organized by collaborating organizations.

    Note:  Policy Workshop backgrounders are also now available below.

    Pre-Gathering Meetings and Events

    Please note that separate fees from those for CSMG 2015 registration may apply for some Pre-Gathering meetings and events.  Registration may be possible onsite at the CSMG Registration Desk.

    Friday, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Registration

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


    The Roundtable New Members Meeting (members only)

    2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    The Roundtable Symposium & Dinner (open to all)

    8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


    The Roundtable Membership Meeting (members only)

    Saturday, FEBRUARY 7, 2015

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


    Registration

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


    Mass with the Catholic Labor Network

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


    Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Catholic Labor Network Gathering

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    National Catholic Partnership on Disability Meeting

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

     

    CMSM & LCWR Gathering for Women & Men Religious (all members of religious orders/congregations welcome)

    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Catholic Rural Life Meeting & Luncheon

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

     

    Catholic Labor Network Luncheon

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


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

    2015 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

    Saturday, FEBRUARY 7, 2015

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


    Registration

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


    Exhibit Hall (set-up)

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


    Exhibit Hall (open)

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

     

    Diversity Initiative Welcome Luncheon (by invitation)

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


    Young Leaders Initiative Welcome Luncheon (by invitation)

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


    Orientation for First-Time Participants

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

     

    Advocacy Training 1 (intended for those new to legislative advocacy)

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


    State Captains Caucus

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


    Keynote Presentation:
    Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

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


    BREAK

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


    Welcome Mass
    Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Miami, principal celebrant and homilist

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


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

    Sunday, FEBRUARY 8, 2015

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

     

    Registration

    7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


    Metro tickets for sale at CSMG Registration
    (Limited number available for those who anticipate difficulty purchasing tickets at the Woodley Park Metro Station.)

    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Breakfast

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


    Exhibit Hall

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


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

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


    Opening Prayer

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


    Welcome and Introduction of Speakers:
    Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, General Secretary, USCCB

    Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director, Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, USCCB

    9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


    International Plenary Presentation:
    Martina Liebsch, Policy and Advocacy Director, Caritas Internationalis

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


    BREAK

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


    Domestic Plenary Presentation:
    Sylvester Brown, Jr., Executive Director, The Sweet Potato Project

    11:15 a.m. - 11:35 p.m.


    Table Discussion

    11:35 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Questions and Answers with Speakers

    12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

    BREAK

    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Lunch with Special Guests
    David Brooks and Mark Shields, PBS News Hour

    1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

     

    CCHD Plenary Presentation:
    Dr. Richard Wood, University of New Mexico

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

     

    BREAK

    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

     

    CCHD Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

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


    Community Workshops: Group A (concurrent)

    1. Exploring Applications and Best Practices for Building Intercultural Competence in Catholic Social Ministry
    2. Building Effective State Coalitions Against Physician-Assisted Suicide
    3. Spirituality of Advocacy: Encountering Christ in the Heart of Our Work
    4. Transforming Prison Reentry: Returning Citizens, Vincentians, and the Common Good
    5. Encountering Christ in the Heart of the World on Campus (same workshop offered in Session B)

    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     

    BREAK

      

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


    Community Workshops: Group B (concurrent)

    1. Encuentro, Dialogue and Mission with the Hispanic American Catholic Church
    2. Social Ministry and Workers Organizations: New Avenues for Expanding Solidarity
    3. Encountering Christ by Transforming Conflict and Violence
    4. Restoring Justice: Encounter, Mercy, and the Use of the Death Penalty
    5. Encountering Christ in the Heart of the World on Campus (same workshop offered in Session A)

     


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


    Metro tickets for sale at CSMG Registration

    6:00 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events.

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


    Diversity Outreach Initiative Dinner (by invitation)

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


    Affinity Groups Meet (by invitation)

    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (all welcome)

    9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.


    Taizé Prayer and Benediction (all welcome)

    Monday, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

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

     

    Registration

      

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

     

    Mass
    Bishop Oscar Cantú, principal celebrant and homilist

      

    7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


    Metro tickets for sale at CSMG Registration
    (Limited number available for those who anticipate difficulty purchasing tickets at the Woodley Park Metro Station.)

      

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


    Catholic Relief Services Celebratory Breakfast

      

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


    Exhibit Hall

      

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


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

      

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


    Opening Prayer

      

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


    Legislative Issues Briefing

      

    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    BREAK

      

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


    State Delegations Meetings

      

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

     

    Lunch

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

     

    BREAK

      

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


    Policy Workshops: Group A (concurrent)

    1. At Risk Families: From Economic Exploitation to Independence
    2. Restorative Justice: Healing and Transformation of Persons, Families, and Communities
    3. Slaves No Longer: The Call to Eradicate Labor and Sex Trafficking
    4. Swords into Ploughshares: Towards A Peace Economy
    5. Ebola: From Short-Term Crisis to Long-Term Prevention

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

     

    BREAK

        

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


    Policy Workshops: Group B (concurrent)

    1. Weighing the Risks: Drivers of Migration
    2. Maintaining Freedom to Minister to All
    3. Pope Francis’ Vision for Addressing Climate Change
    4. Protecting Human Rights in the Cradle of Christianity  (additional information)
    5. Strengthening Fragile States
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Advocacy Training 2 (optional -- further skills building and answering your tough questions)

    6:00 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events.

    6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Metro tickets for sale at CSMG Registration

    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

     

    The Roundtable Harry A. Fagan & Servant of Justice Awards Reception & Banquet (open to all -- fees apply)

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


    Young Leaders Initiative Meeting (participants only)

      

    8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


    Young Leaders Initiative Reception (by invitation)

      

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

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


    Registration

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


    Continental Breakfast

    Metro tickets for sale at CSMG Registration.

    If checking out of hotel today guest rooms must be cleared and check-out completed 12 Noon.  Luggage may be left at the reception desk for later pick-up.

    7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    Exhibit Hall

    7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

     Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

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


    Sending Mass
    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Louisville, principal celebrant and homilist

    10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Capitol Hill Visits (lunch on your own)

    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m


    Capitol Hill Reception (location to be announced)

    5:30 p.m.

     

    CSMG 2015 Concludes



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