For more than 40 years, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) has served as the major annual Gathering organized by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development in collaboration with 10 other USCCB departments and 20 national Catholic organizations. This central gathering of Catholic social ministry leaders in the U.S. usually draws over 500 participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing current domestic and global challenges.
Each year the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering provides an excellent opportunity for Catholic leaders to Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate!
Connect with social ministry colleagues from across the United States. Share best practices, plan for emerging needs and identify areas for cooperation. Join the Gathering’s virtual community on Facebook and Twitter.
Learn the broader context of Catholic social ministry. Get informed on domestic and global challenges to human life and dignity, justice, and peace. Bring your experience and perspective of your diocese, organization, and faith community.
Pray together to renew our vision for mission. Wonderful liturgies will mark our gathering.
Advocate for policies to protect and support people suffering poverty and injustice. In this defining experience of the Gathering, our meetings and prayer flow directly to Capitol Hill, where, as one faith community, we bring our concerns and proposals to defend and empower the most vulnerable. Continue this effort after the Gathering through district visits with members of Congress in your own community.
Visit our FAQs and CSMG Highlights pages to learn more.