February 6-9, 2021

Virtual Gathering

Theme: "Make justice your aim” (cf. Is. 1:17): Rebuilding Together

CSMG 2021 Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 6, 2021

3:00 PM-8:30 PM ET


Exhibits open

5:00 PM-6:00 PM ET



5:15 PM-5:45 PM ET


"Missionary Disciple" Sponsor Event: Catholic Relief Services

6:00 PM-6:45 PM ET


Opening Plenary Session

  • Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Archbishop of Manila
  • Dr. C. Vanessa White, Associate Professor of Spirituality & Ministry, Catholic Theological Union
  • Brenda Noriega, Mission Educator-Promoter, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

6:45 PM-7:00 PM ET



7:00 PM-8:00 PM ET


Opening Mass

Sunday, February 7, 2021

1:00 PM-7:00 PM ET


Exhibits open

2:30 PM-3:30 PM ET



2:45 PM-3:15 PM ET


"Missionary Disciple" Sponsor Event: Catholic Charities USA

3:30 PM-3:40 PM ET


Welcome and Sponsor Video

3:40 PM-3:50 PM ET


Opening Prayer

3:50 PM-4:30 PM ET


Grassroots/Policy Panel

  • Anta Gueye-James, Country Representative for Senegal, The Gambia, and Guniea-Bissau, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Senegal
  • Rachel Lustig, President and CEO, Catholic Social Services of Columbus
  • Ana Chavarin, Organizer, Pima County Interfaith
  • Fr. Juan Molina, President, Mexican American Catholic College

4:30 PM-5:00 PM ET


Break/Networking/Visit Exhibits

5:00 PM-5:30 PM ET


Community Workshops Discussions (Watch workshops beforehand)

  • Catholics Responding to the Sin of Racism: Authentic Approaches Towards Racial Healing
  • Accompaniment of Immigrants during COVID and Beyond
  • Fratelli Tutti: New models for workers’ rights that promote solidarity, dignity, and the common good
  • Healing as Church and Nation: Remembering, Recognizing and Reimagining the Common Good
  • Storytelling for the Common Good: The Church’s Global Response to COVID-19
  • Being Prophetic Ministers in Challenging Times
  • Advancing the Vision of Laudato Si’: Collaborative Efforts for Action and Accompaniment
  • Promoting Behavioral Health in Church and Society

5:30 PM-5:40 PM ET



5:45 PM-6:20 PM ET


Grassroots Conversations/Break-out Rooms

  • Caring for Creation & Community
  • Workers Caring for Workers During COVID-19
  • Fratelli Tutti & Community Organizing
  • Race, Justice, and Community
  • Migrant Worker Justice

Monday, February 8, 2021

1:00 PM-7:00 PM ET


Exhibits open

2:30 PM-3:30 PM ET



2:45 PM-3:15 PM ET


"Missionary Disciple" Sponsor Pre-Event: Bread for the World

3:30 PM-4:30 PM ET


Plenary Session Thank you and Sponsor Video, Opening Prayer, Legislative Issues Briefing (Closed to Media)

  • Ashley Feasley, Director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs, USCCB/MRS
  • Bill O’Keefe, Executive Vice President for Mission and Mobilization, Catholic Relief Services
  • Lucas Koach, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace, USCCB
  • Michael O’Rourke, Director, Domestic Social Development, USCCB

4:30 PM-4:45 PM ET


Break/Networking/Visit Exhibits

4:45 PM-5:15 PM ET



Q&A with Policy Experts (watch the Policy Workshops beforehand)

  • Nutrition and Housing in the U.S.
  • Work and Income
  • Health Care and Vaccine Access
  • Criminal Justice and Police Reform
  • Environment
  • Migration
  • Hunger and Conflict in the Sahel
  • International Human Rights: Current Realities and Considerations

5:15 PM-5:30 PM ET



5:30 PM-6:00 PM ET


State Delegation Meetings

6:00 PM-6:30 PM ET


Catholic Health Association of the United States: Responding to the Call

TUESDAY, February 9, 2021

9:00 AM-8:00 PM ET


Virtual Advocacy Visits, Message from Archbishop Gomez, Leave a Testimony

12:00 PM-2:00 PM ET


Exhibits open