What It Is
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Congress – Forming Catholic Leaders for Faith-filled Service, co-sponsored by the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, in partnership with the National Leadership Roundtable for Church Management. Together, these organizations have created a unique and dynamic conference created just for you, today’s Catholic pastoral and administrative leader.
The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is organized around three themes, one for each of the three days, related to the New Evangelization.
- Thursday—Journey With Christ in Faith
- Friday—Journey with Christ in Worship
- Saturday—Journey with Christ in Mission
Each day offers you the opportunity to be inspired by prestigious Leadership Assembly Keynote Speakers.
- Thursday Afternoon: Sr. Theresa Rickard (President, RENEW International)
- Thursday Evening: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (Archbishop of Louisville, KY)
- Friday Morning: Msgr. Rick Hilgartner (Executive Director, Secretariat of Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
- Saturday Morning: Panel of Leaders with Young Adults
- Saturday Closing: Rev. Bob Barron (Word on Fire and “Catholicism” series)
Working in partnership with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, the Congress offers parish and diocesan staff and volunteers an in-depth opportunity to address temporal challenges facing Catholic leaders in the areas of management, finances, human resources, and planning.
Enjoy interacting with more than 75 extraordinary speakers as you meet people engaged in all ministries of the Church. Share your learning experiences through new communication technologies. Visit the new resource center to learn about important products and services to support your ministries.
We hope the 2014 MAC opens the doors for your faith-filled witness and service. We are happy you are here.
Goals of the Mid-Atlantic Congress
- Bring the best of Catholic pastoral ministry, religious education/catechesis, prayer and worship, and theology to parish leadership through traditional and new forms of communication media.
- Provide an opportunity for parish and school leaders to network with each other and meet in peer groups for support and enrichment with possibility of these meetings continuing through informal groups and emerging social media following the conference.
- Provide an opportunity for parish and school leaders to dialogue with the Publishing community to discuss ministry resources and develop best practices and best ways of communicating faith in today’s fast changing environment.
- Provide an opportunity for skills development and enrichment.
- Celebrate our faith through prayer and worship.