14 March 2022

The Katharine Konnection

Social Ministry Convocation

The Annual Social Ministry Convocation highlighting social justice work and issues present in our archdiocese, our country, and around the world, will be held virtually this year on Saturday March 26.  This virtual event will run 9:00AM-4:00PM and include a keynote by Bishop Lewandowski and morning and afternoon workshop sessions (see topics you can choose from below).

This is a wonderful way to celebrate the rich tradition of social justice that is part of our Catholic faith and to deepen our appreciation for our role in building up the Kingdom of God in our world today.

To register please go to: https://www.archbaltsmc.org/register

Workshop options this year include:

1. Year One of the Maryland Catholic Labor Network

 Join us to learn more about the historic first year of the MD Catholic Labor Network and what we are fighting for in the MD 2022 Legislative session.

2. We Are All Part of God’s Plan(et): The US Church’s Commitment to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Action Plan on the Care for Our Common Home

This workshop will explore Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home and brainstorm ideas of how to bring Laudato Si’ to life in our communities.

3. CCHD – Dreams from the Past and Dreams for the Future

Come and hear about how CCHD has impacted social justice ministry in our country and archdiocese in the past and dream with us about the future.

4. ABC’s of Social Justice

Back by popular demand, this workshop describes the basic principles of social justice based on Catholic Social Teaching. 

5. Dreaming of a Church that is Inclusive and Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Catholics

Meet Fr. Matt Buening, recently appointed as the Coordinator of Pastoral Care for the LGBTQ+ Community of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and LGBTQ+ Catholics as we explore a vision of Church which is loving, inclusive, and welcoming.

6. Rooted In Justice: Together Beyond Our Parish

Where we are today as Black Catholics in Baltimore, rooted in social justice, charged with the mission of evangelization and oneness in the church today.

7. Right to Counsel for Renters

This workshop will discuss the right to counsel for renters, local and State legislation concerning this right, and prospective programs that can be developed.

8. Accompanying the Global Migrant (AM Spanish/PM English)

Speakers will detail the global movement of migrants in the world today and the ways in which we as a pastoral presence in our communities and congregations can Walk the Journey with migrants who come seeking accompaniment and a place to call home.

9. Equity Now: Unconscious Bias and Baltimore’s Equity Mission

Baltimore City is hyper focused on assuring that access to opportunity and services is equitable. But what does that mean, how is this being accomplished, and how can you be part of the effort? 


Brian McCrohan


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