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THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION

 

2016 SUMMER CONFERENCE

Wednesday, August 3 – Friday, August 5, 2016

 

ESPOUSAL RETREAT HOUSE

554 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452

(781) 209-3120

 

THEME: “A National Strategic Discernment on the Future of Catholic Chaplains and Volunteers in Criminal Justice Ministries”

 

(This is a first DRAFT there may be some slight changes in scheduling, as well as topic name changes in Inputs)

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

 1:30-4:00 pm                 Arrival and Registration

4:00 pm                          Opening Mass-Holy Spirit Chapel

5:00 pm                          Hospitality Reception, Conference Dining Room

5:45-6:45 pm               Dinner, Conference Dining Room

7:15 pm                          Welcoming Remarks

7:30-9:00 pm               1st Input/Scriptural Perspective: Fr. Richard Clifford, SJ (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry):

“Captivity & Liberation in the Bible”

9:00-9:15 pm               Introduction to Thursday & Friday sessions

9:15-10:15 pm             Hospitality, Conference Dining Room

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

 7:30-8:30 am               Breakfast, Conference Dining Room

8:45-9:15 am               Morning Prayer, Holy Spirit Chapel

9:15-10:30 am             2nd Input/Moral Theology Perspective: Fr. James Keenan, SJ (Boston College):

“The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy with Respect to Criminal Justice Ministries”

10:30-11:00 am           Break

11:00 am-Noon           3rd Input/Returning Citizen Perspective:

“What My Catholic Faith and Catholic Religious Services Meant to Me While Incarcerated”

Noon-1:30 pm             Lunch & break

 1:30-3:00 pm               4th Input/Catholic Social Ethics Perspective: Professor Kathryn Getek (Villanova University): “The Church’s Social Teaching and Criminal Justice Ministry”

3:00-3:30 pm               Break

3:30-4:30 pm               5th Input/Chaplain’s Perspective: Chaplain Paul Shoaf Kozak (Essex County Correctional Facility):

“Why I Became a Prison Chaplain right after Theological Studies and What Sustains Me in Ministry to the Incarcerated”

4:30-5:00 pm               Break

5:00 pm                        Mass, Holy Spirit Chapel

6:00-7:00 pm               Dinner, Conference Dining Room

7:30-8:30 pm               6th Input/Perspective of National Association of Catholic Chaplains : David Lichter (Executive Director, NACC):

“A Proposal for Organizing and Sustaining Catholic Chaplaincy around the US”

8:30-8:45 pm               Short Break

8:45-9:30 pm               7th Input/Perspective of USCCB:

Remarks and Q&A with Bishop Barry Knestout, Moderator, American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association

9:30-10:30 pm             Hospitality, Conference Dining Room

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

7:30-8:30 am               Breakfast, Conference Dining Room

8:45-9:00 am               Morning Prayer

9:15-10:30 am             8th Input/National Catholic Perspective: Harry Dudley (Associate Director for Public Policy of the Secretariat of the USCCB):

“Why is the Bishops’ Conference Concerned about Criminal Justice Ministry?”

- Or - Anthony Granados (Social Justice Issues for USCCB):

“The Church and Its Role in the World of Criminal Justice Ministries”

10:30-11:00 am           Break

11:00 am-Noon           Panel Discussion/Summary Review of All 8 Inputs for Discerning the Future of Catholic Involvement in Criminal Justice Ministries/Concluding Remarks

Noon                             Lunch and Departure Afterwards

1:00-2:00 pm               Concluding Conference Business Meeting (ACCCA Executive and members and friends)

2:00-3:00 pm               Closing Mass (for those who can stay)

 

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TOTAL CONFERENCE COST (Including room and meals) - just $300.00!

 

 

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Father Richard Deshaies, S.J.

6 Sumer Road

Cambridge, MA 02493

(781) 788-6800

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