The mission of Catholic Charities agencies is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
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
Resources and Practices: Catechesis and Youth Ministry
Sharing Stories and Culture
Bringing the Gospel to Life: Best Practices in Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services
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.
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
1300 North Greasewood Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Hotel Tucson City Center
475 North Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Room rates begin at $79.00 (mention The Diocese of Tucson for discount)