Called & Co-Responsible: Summer Seminars for Church Life Renewal

Hosted Virtually at the University of Notre Dame

The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout summer 2020 aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church, especially in light of present challenges. This series builds upon the “Called & Co-Responsible” conference convened in March 2020, which explored and promoted the shared responsibility of all the baptized for the evangelizing mission of the Church. With special attention to how the pandemic in recent months has disrupted the typical rhythms of dioceses, parishes, schools, and home life, the call to co-responsibility is as timely as ever. Seminars in this series will follow that call by examining how the laity and clergy might together commit to renewing the life of the Church both now and into the future. Seminars in the series will include pastoral presentations, case studies of pastoral approaches, and discussions among participants. 

 

Register now for "Taking Responsibility for Parish Life" on May 27

 

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Schedule and Registration

All sessions will run from 3:30–4:45pm EDT. Sessions will be recorded and emailed out to participants afterwards.

Date Session Title and Registration Link
Wednesday, May 27

"Taking Responsibility for Parish Life"

  • Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Academic Director, Vision, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • with Amy Albers, Director of Faith Formation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, WI,
  • and Sue Bismack, Pastoral Council Member at St. John Vianney Parish, Saginaw, MI


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Tuesday, June 2

"Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church"

  • Dr. John Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director, McGrath Institute for Church Life
Wednesday, June 10

"Using Media Well Together: Co-Responsibility & Church Communications"

  • Dr. Brett Robinson, Director of Communications and Catholic Media Studies, McGrath Institute for Church Life
Tuesday, June 16

"The Liturgical Formation of the Family for Co-Responsibility​​​"

  • Dr. Timothy O’Malley, Director of Education; Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • with Dr. Karen Shadle, Director of Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Louisville,
  • and Dr. Katharine E. Harmon, Assistant Professor of Theology, Marian University
Wednesday, June 24

"The Forgotten Devotional Life: Remembering Co-Responsibility through Practice”

  • Hosted by Tim O’Malley, Director of Education; Academic Director, Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • with John Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • and Dr. Maria Morrow, Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University,
  • and Anna Nussbaum Keating, Author of "The Catholic Catalogue"
Tuesday, June 30

“Creating Cultures of Belonging” 

  • Colleen Moore, M.Div., Director of Formation; Program Director, Echo, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • with Jessica Brock, Creator & Convener of Loretto Online Community, 
  • and Madeline Infantine, founder of Stories of Grace evening prayer
Wednesday, July 8

“Co-Responsibility for Care of the Vulnerable”

  • Jessica Keating, M,Div., Program Director, Notre Dam Office of Life and Human Dignity, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • with Dr. Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Bioethics, Department of Theology, Fordham University,
  • and Dr. Margaret Pfeil, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Theology and Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
Tuesday, July 14

“Fostering Pastoral Creativity in the Community”

  • Megan Shepherd, M.Div., Program Director, Notre Dame Vision, McGrath Institute for Church Life,
  • Scott Boyle, M.A., Associate Director, Recruitment and Formation; Echo & Notre Dame Vision, McGrath Institute for Church Life
Wednesday, July 22

“Designing for Co-Responsibility”

  • Dr. Clare Kilbane, Senior Learning Designer, Academic Director for STEP, McGrath Institute for Church Life
Tuesday, July 28

 “Co-Responsibility and the Thriving of the Priesthood”

  • Katherine Angulo, M.A., Program Director of Thriving in Ministry Initiative, McGrath Institute for Church Life