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2019 NALM Annual Conference Schedule

Wednesday May 29

10:00 a.m. - Registration open

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Optional lunch – need to purchase ticket ahead of time with registration

Conference Opening

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. - Opening Prayer Service

1:30 – 2:30 PM - Plenary - Here Comes Everybody! Changing Cultural Realities and Challenges
                            in Parish Life

                             Michelle Montez, Executive Dir. Pastoral Ministries Division, Archdiocese of Santa Fe

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. - Session - Panel Presentation: Challenges in Parishes of Today

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. - Small Group Discussion  Challenges Encountered  by Lay Ministers in Parishes

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. - Dinner (included with registration)

7:15 – 8:30 p.m. - Open Forum – Sharing of Positive and Challenging Aspects in Today’s Parishes

 

Thursday May 30

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast (included with registration)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Mass

10:15– 11:00 a.m. - Membership Meeting

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. - Plenary – Lay Ecclesial Ministers: Agenda for a Step Forward
                                 Zeni Fox PhD, Professor Emerita, Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (included with registration)

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  - Session - Alliance and Certification Update
                              Carol Walters, Convener of the Alliance for Certification and
                              Marc DelMonico PHD, Assistant Director USCCB Subcommittee on Certification
                              for Ecclesial Ministry and Service

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. - Session - Panel Presentation: Tips and Tricks to the Certification Process
                            
Carol Walters, Marc Delmonico and Susan McNeil, Director Office of Lay Ministry,
                             Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. - Small Group Discussions – Standards! Who Needs Them?

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Open Forum: Parish Applications of the Common Standards

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. - Dinner (included with registration)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. - Social (offsite and included in registration)

 

Friday May 31

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast (included with registration)

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. - Prayer Service

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. - Plenary - What is Pastoral Ministry?
                              Carol Walters, Former Director Office of Lay Ecclesial Ministry, current Director
                              Office for Externs and International Priests, Archdiocese of Chicago

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. - NALM Board Plenary - Exploring a New Road: Collaborative Formation
                             for Laity and Clergy in the 21st Century

                               Fr. Joseph Merkt, Retired Priest, Archdiocese of Louisville KY and
                               Jamie Moloney MAPM, NALM Advocacy Committee; Regional Representative Chair

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (included with registration)

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. - Open Forum - NALM into the Future: Needs of Parish Lay Ministers of Tomorrow

2:00 p.m. - Closing prayer (for those not staying)

2:30 p.m. - Mass with NACC and Commissioning Service

4:00 p.m. - Conference Close


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Cancellation Policy: A refund of fees paid, less $50.00 will be made upon receipt of written notification prior to May 15, 2019. No refunds will be made after this date. If you must cancel and have made hotel reservations, please remember to let the hotel know as soon as possible so that someone else may have your room at the conference rate.