Starting March 15 2013, 06:00 PM
Ending March 16 2013, 08:00 PM

2013 Parish Social Ministry Regional Training

March 15-16, 2013
Tucson, AZ

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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:

  • The Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson 
  • Rev. Larry J. Snyder, Catholic Charities USA
  • Sheila Gilbert, President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Council of the United States
  • Rev. Sean Carroll, Kino Border Initiative
  • Lucreda Cobbs, Catholic Charities USA
  • Rachel Lustig, Catholic Charities USA
  • Vicki Schieber, Catholic Mobilizing Network

Workshops Include:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Resources and Practices: Catechesis and Youth Ministry
  3. Sharing Stories and Culture
  4. Bringing the Gospel to Life: Best Practices in Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services
  5. Making Real Change In Your Community: Local Community Organizing and Advocacy Efforts

Registration - $50.00 (Includes Friday Evening Reception, Saturday Lunch and Dinner)
On-site registration and limited scholarship assistance is available.  Register by mail

Keynote addresses will be translated into Spanish.

Event Location

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
1300 North Greasewood Road
Tucson, AZ 85745


Lodging Information: Hotel Tucson City Center 475 North Granada Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 622-3000 Room rates begin at $79.00 (mention The Diocese of Tucson for discount)

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