Starting October 04 2013, 06:00 PM
Ending October 05 2013, 06:00 PM

2013 Parish Social Ministry Regional Training


PSM Regional Training in New Orleans
"Faith in Action: Taking Catholicism to the Streets"

October 4-5, 2013
Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA

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Parish Social Ministry Regional Trainings are weekend conferences for parish and diocesan leaders to learn more about the Catholic social mission and to discover effective strategies to respond to need and injustice in the parish.

The training provides the opportunity to:

  • renew your sense of personal and collective call to follow Christ’s example;
  • deepen your understanding of the theological and spiritual foundations of the Catholic social mission and its manifestation in parish social ministry;
  • develop leadership skills effective in parish social ministry; and
  • connect with people and resources in your diocese and region.

National Presenters include:

  • Reverend Fred Kammer, S.J., Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans 
  • Sheila Gilbert, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of the United States
  • Reverend Ted Arroyo, S.J., Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Ansel Augustine, Office of Black Catholics, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Reverend Ted Arroyo, S.J., Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Kathy Brown, Catholic Charities USA
  • Ron Jackson, Catholic Charities USA
  • Jeff Korgen, Diocese of Metuchen
  • Kim Maczyk, Catholic Relief Services
  • Kathy Saile, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Tom Ulrich, Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Join us for our pre-training sessions:

  • JustFaith (Friday 4:30-5:15pm) - Click here to register
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Friday 4:30-5:15pm) - Click here to register
  • CRS (Saturday 7:30-8am) 

Breakout Sessions Include (select one):

  1. Home Visits with St. Vincent de Paul
  2. Faithful Citizenship 101
  3. Organizing your Parish Team
  4. Prison Ministry Inside and Outside the Walls
  5. Global Solidarity
  6. Lifelong Formation

The PSM Regional Training will conclude with Mass (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time).
The Most Reverend Gregory Michael Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans will preside.

Registration - $15.00 (Includes Friday Evening Reception, Saturday Continential Breakfast and Lunch) before September 20;
$20 after September 20. Registration is also available by mail. Click here for printable form. On-site registration and limited scholarship assistance is available. Contact Tina Baldera for more information at (703) 236-6233.

Recommended Lodging:
Maison Dupuy
101 Rue Toulouse
New Orleans, LA
(504) 586-8000

*Special lodging rate of $159 (parking is an additional cost) is guaranteed until September 4, 2013
Please refer to the PSM conference. 

Event Location

Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary
2901 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118


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