Wednesday greetings to all.
I want to share some important information with you. I have been serving on the core planning team of a brand new conference, which will be held this coming March in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Association of Catholic Publishers, the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership looks like it is going to be a wonderful congress for those involved in leadership positions in Catholic parishes and dioceses. There will be master classes, keynotes, and workshops, as well as opportunities for praying and singing. Unique to this conference is a celebration of the Way of the Cross (the congress takes place during Lent). I believe that the archdioceses and dioceses on the East Coast of the Unites States and Eastern Canada will benefit from this congress. There are sessions for catechists, liturgists, musicians, pastors, lay ecclesial ministers, school principals, deacons, really anyone involved in pastoral leadership.
You will be hearing more about this from me in the coming months as the plans continue to take shape. Visit the congress web site regularly to receive updated information. For all my friends on the East Coast and in Eastern Canada (and everywhere else for that matter!), I think this first Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership will be well worth your investment of time and money.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.