March 26th

Join the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation for a day of workshops, awards, and advocacy.

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9am – 9:45am Welcome and Opening prayer: Msgr. Richard Bozzelli
Music by Mercy High School choir 50 Years of CCHD: Glyndon Bailey

9:45am – 10:30am Keynote address: Bishop Bruce Lewandowski C.Ss.R.

10:30am – 10:45am Break

10:45am – 12pm Morning Workshop

12pm – 1pm Lunch & Social Ministry Fair

1pm – 1:15pm Break

1:15pm – 2pm Awards ceremony

2pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3:30pm Afternoon workshop

3:30pm – 3:45pm Break

3:45pm – 4pm Closing Prayer Service


1. Year One of the Maryland Catholic Labor Network
Clayton Sinyai, US Catholic Labor Network; Fr. Ty Hullinger, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, & Most Precious Blood; Chuck Hendricks, Unite Here; Maureen Daly, Maryland Catholic Labor Network
Over the past year, the Catholic Labor Network, a national CCHD Strategic Grant Recipient, has worked with area Catholic social justice advocates to build a Maryland chapter. The Maryland CLN has worked to promote justice for ticket sellers at the Strathmore, secure right to recall for hotel workers in Baltimore, and launch a dialogue between labor and the Maryland Catholic Conference. 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
Catholic Climate Covenant Staff
How do we embrace and act upon the teachings of Laudato Si’ to care for creation? How can your family, your parish, your school, your diocese participate in the Vatican’s global Laudato Si’ Action Platform. In this breakout session we 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
Marge Trenkle, Catholic Campaign for Human Development
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
Johnny Zokovitch, Pax Christi USA
Back by popular demand, this workshop describes the basic principles of social justice based on Catholic Social Teaching. Participants will explore these basic principles directed at the local parish community, and how to incorporate these principles into daily parish life, such as through liturgy, social mission, cooperation with other like-minded groups, and otherwise.

5. Dreaming of a Church that is Inclusive and Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Catholics
Panel of LGBTQ+ Catholics, Families and Allies
In the Spirit of Pope Francis and Synodality, let us join the voices of all LGBTQ+ Catholics, Families, & Allies to share our “Dream for a Church that is loving, inclusive, and welcoming!” All Are Welcome Parish Ministry is committed to making that dream become a reality. Also, meet Fr. Matt Buening, recently appointed as the Coordinator of Pastoral Care for the LGBTQ+ Community of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

6. Rooted In Justice: Together Beyond Our Parish
Sherita Thomas, Office of Black Catholic Ministries – Archdiocese of Baltimore; Darron C. Woodus, Holy Family Randallstown
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
Matt Hill, Esq., Maryland Public Justice Center
A crucial issue for low income renters is the guaranteed right to counsel for those who face legal action and potential eviction from landlords. Most low income renters in Baltimore City and Baltimore County do not have counsel to represent them, and consequently are at a severe disadvantage in court appearances. 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
Pat Jones; Silvia M. Peart, PhD; Fernando Paniagua, PhD
Pope Francis states, “The Church is mother and her motherly attention is expressed with special tenderness and closeness to those who are obliged to flee their own country and exist between rootlessness and integration.” This workshop will address local community and congregational actions that promote the integration of which Pope Francis speaks. 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
Dana Moore, Chief Equity Officer for the City of Baltimore
Baltimore City is hyper focused on assuring that access to opportunity and services is equitable. What does that mean, how is this being accomplished, and how can you be part of the effort? Attendees will get the answers to these questions and, have a roadmap for co-creating equity right where they are.

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