2019 Mid-Atlantic Congress
Feb. 14-16, 2019
Hilton Baltimore, MD
What's a "MegaWorkshop"?
Mega-workshops at the 2019 MAC are facilitated by the "best of the best" presenters on a wide variety of topics cutting across ministry areas. Many of these presenters are leading the way, inspiring leaders to proclaim Jesus Christ in faithful and renewed ways.
M1, Compassion in Action: Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis
Speakers: Giulia McPherson, Matt Wilch
Today, 1 in 113 people has been forcibly displaced from their homes. In the midst of the highest levels of global displacement since World War II, workshop participants will learn about the causes of the current crisis, the scope of refugee needs and how you can take action.
Sponsors:Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, USCCB
M2, What now? Vocational Discernment and Accompaniment After the 2018 Synod
Speaker: Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., Jonathan Lewis, Brian Rhude, and Sarah Yaklic
After the discussions from the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment; this panel, brought together by the Catholic Apostolate Center, will help unpack the fruits of the Synod and provide tangible suggestions on how we as Church can better accompany those who are discerning their vocation in life.
Sponsor:Catholic Apostolate Center
M3, Followers, Yet Leaders: Exploring the Baptismal Call in the 21st Century
Speaker: Chris Lowney
Chris Lowney will explore the paradox of Christian discipleship: we are called to be followers, but leaders also. We are called; but we are also sent. Chris will challenge our stereotypes about leadership as he invites each of us to embrace his/her calling. His talk will draw upon his varied experiences, as a one-time Jesuit seminarian, an investment banking managing director, board chair of a Catholic hospital system, and author of important works on leadership spirituality, like Heroic Leadership, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, and Make Today Matter.
Sponsor: Loyola Press
M4, One Church, One World
Speaker: Nicole Germain
Sponsor: USCCB/National Collections
M5, Civility and Peace
Speaker: Most Rev. Denis Madden
Sponsor: Archdiocese of Baltimore
M6, Discovering, Entering, and Walking in Your Divine Mission
Speaker: Deacon Larry Oney
Everyone was made for a specific purpose upon this earth. “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you…plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) God has a good plan for each of us and we are called to participate in that plan. Deacon Oney will teach on how to discover your Divine Mission and consciously enter into that mission and some things that you will need to walk successfully in your mission. He will help you focus in on what God is calling you to do at this time in your life. God created you specifically for His work upon the earth and you are uniquely positioned to do that work. This teaching is based on Deacon Oney’s recent book: Divine Mission: Discovering Your Hope and Purpose.
Sponsor: The Word Among Us
Speaker: Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre
Based on the U.S. bishops’ latest statement on racism
M8, Leading Change while Caring for People
Speaker: Kim Smolik
Change is a constant. So knowing how to lead people through change in a compassionate way is an essential role for the pastoral leader. This session will identify who are the agents of change, what losses people may be experiencing when change occurs, strategies for leading people through change, and what a pastoral leader needs to attend to in order to lead change.
Sponsor: Leadership Roundtable