We Walk By Faith: Accompaniment in Campus Ministry

I am about to do a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
(Isaiah 43:19)

The Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry 2021 Conference takes place on June 23 and 24, 2021, hosted by the Office of Campus Ministry at King’s University College.

Reading the signs of the times and recognizing all that we have experienced over the past year, the theme for this virtual conference is We Walk By Faith: Accompaniment in Campus Ministry.

We will have the opportunity to reflect on how we are being called to meet the needs of the students we serve and our role in building the Canadian Catholic Church, to share with one another the ministries we are working to build, to acknowledge what we have lost, and to look to our future together. See below for descriptions of our keynote talks and schedule.

The deadline to register is June 21, 2021 and the cost of the conference is $50 per person.

If you have any questions, please contact Annette Donovan Panchaud.

CLICK HERE to register and make payment for the conference.  

DESCRIPTIONS OF TALKS BY DR. LEONARD DeLORENZO

Plenary Talk for Campus Ministers
“Evangelization extended: Forming young adults for Catholic leadership”

Amid our different approaches to campus ministry, we share a common mission: forming young adults for a life of discipleship, Gospel witness, and life-giving sacrifice as mature Catholics. The clearer and bolder we can be about who we hope our young people become, the better we can reimagine and strengthen our ministries now. One part contemporary analysis and one part missionary creativity, “evangelization extended” will lead us to identify some of the most important priorities for our work of accompanying young adults toward the fullness of Catholic life.

Annual Sherlock Lecture
“Maybe you shouldn’t let Jesus ask you questions”

If you want to remain comfortable, do not let Jesus ask you questions. His questions reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts and reset the cozy encounter that we might have thought we would have with him. No one is on secure ground when Jesus starts asking questions. Join University of Notre Dame theology professor, Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, to consider the disturbing, renewing, and potentially transformative power of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels. Among other works, Dr. DeLorenzo is the author of A God Who Questions, which breaks open twenty of Jesus’ Gospel questions and leads us on a scriptural pilgrimage toward rediscovering the disarming beauty of Jesus Christ.

ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., directs strategic planning, undergraduate studies, and the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, where he also teaches theology. The author of seven books and the editor of several more, his authored books include What Matters Most: Forming Young Catholics for Life’s Big Decisions (Ave Maria 2018), A God Who Questions (Our Sunday Visitor, 2019), and Into the Heart of the Father: Learning From and Giving Yourself Through Christ in Prayer (Word Among Us, 2021). DeLorenzo speaks and writes regularly on such topics as discernment, character formation, the spiritualities of the saints, and renewing the biblical imagination. He and his wife, Lisa, along with their six children, live in South Bend, Indiana, where they are parishioners at St. Joseph Parish.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
All times listed are Eastern Time

Day 1 – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

11:00Welcome and Introduction
11:15Opening Prayer
11:30-12:30Plenary: Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo “Evangelization extended: Forming young adults for Catholic leadership”
2:00-3:00Breakout Session (choice)
1. Evangelization – Fr. Edmund Lo, SJ
2. Justice and Service – Rebecca Rathbone
3. Catechesis – Fr. Santo Arrigo, CSsR
4. Creating Places of Welcome (Pastoral Care) – Leah Perrault
3:15-4:15Breakout Session (choice)
1. Evangelization – Fr. Edmund Lo, SJ
2. Justice and Service – Rebecca Rathbone
3. Catechesis – Fr. Santo Arrigo, CSsR
4. Creating Places of Welcome (Pastoral Care) – Leah Perrault
7:00-8:30Sherlock Lecture: Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo  “Maybe you shouldn’t let Jesus ask you questions”  
8:30Virtual Social

Day 2 – Thursday, June 24, 2021

11:00Prayer
11:30Facilitated Group Discussion, facilitated by Sr. Margo Ritchie, CSJ “What has COVID revealed about your approach to Campus Ministry? Challenges and opportunities.”
3:00-5:00CCCM Annual General Meeting
5:00Discussion: “What is your takeaway?”
5:30Wrap-up and Closing Prayer