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Join us for Convocation 2022, Please register to attend! 

 

Featured Speakers: 

Fr. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., past-provincial superior for the U.S. Province of Priests and former president of King’s College, The Call to be Missionaries of Holy Cross

Chris Lowney , book author, to speak on his books Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church and How Pope Francis Leads

Fr. James Heft, S.M. , Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion, University of Southern California, The New Evangelization and the Future of Catholic Education

Dr. Julianne Wallace, Director of Apostolic Mission and Charism, U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Institutional Vocation

Kerry Robinson, The Leadership Roundtable, Cultivating Faith in Young Adults

Gloria Purvis, Host of The Gloria Purvis Podcast from America Media, Racial Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Catholic Church

 

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, March 24th

Pre-Conference Meetings

9 - 11am - Board of Governors, TBD

1 - 4pm - Tour Community First! Village (Shuttle from St. Edward's University available) (optional)

1 - 3pm - Complete Leader Program (new presidents and principals)

4:00pm Viewing of the movie “Pray” by Holy Cross Family Ministries 

3 - 6pm - Check in to your hotel. Enjoy Austin on your own!

 

Friday, March 25th

7:30am – Check-in/pick up name badges and packets (Mabee Ballroom)

7:30am – Continental Breakfast (Mabee Ballroom)

9:00am - Prayer, welcome from Dr. Fuentes and Keynote Presentation, Fr. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., The Call to be Missionaries of Holy Cross followed by Dr. Julianne Wallace (10:15 am) who will speak on Institutional Vocation. Q & A with speakers to follow (Jones Auditorium)

12pm - Lunch (Mabee Ballroom)

1:30pm - Keynote Presentation, Fr. James Heft, S.M. The Future of Catholic Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities followed by Kerry Robinson Cultivating Faith in Young Adults with Q & A with speakers to follow (Mabee Ballroom to allow table discussions)

4:30pm – Visit Brothers of Holy Cross Art Exhibit and cocktail reception (Munday Library) 

Dinner on your own (enjoy Austin!) 

 

Saturday, March 26th

7:30am - Continental Breakfast (Mabee Ballroom)

9:00am - Keynote Presentation, Chris Lowney Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church

10:30am – Breakout/workshops #1

12pm - Lunch (Mabee Ballroom)

1:00pm - Keynote Presentation, Gloria Purvis Racial Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Catholic Church followed by Catholic Social Teaching/DEI/Holy Cross Anti-Racist Teaching Committee panel discussion and Q & A 

3:00pm – Breakout/workshops #2

5:30pm - Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

6:30pm - Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Closing Ceremonies (Mabee Ballroom)

 

Breakout/workshops #1

Fr. James Heft– Hiring, DEI and the Role of Theology (for higher education attendees). 

Dr. David Thomason and Civics Lab Students– Building Strong Democracy in the Civics Lab at St. Edward's University. Students: Milo Cortes, Desi Tsacalis, Niko Smith, Caroline King, Michael Baumgartner.

Dr. Katy Lichon (ACE Latino Enrollment)- The Transformative Power of the Latino Community.

Dr. Tymothy Tagliaferro- Elevating Mission Leadership in Holy Cross Schools.

Ave Maria Press, Mike Amodei and Bob Wieneke– Discussion on the Development of a New Theology Textbook for High School Students. (Repeated in Session 2)

 

Breakout/workshops #2

Brother Jony Gregory, C.S.C.- Holy Cross in Bangladesh.

Dr. Michael Faggella-Luby (ACE Program for Inclusive Education)

Michael Larkin– Bringing Hope: Strategies for Fundraising in New and Challenging Times.

Dr. James Knight– When the Educator Becomes the Student: Building Culturally Safe Spaces Through Humility.

Ave Maria Press, Mike Amodei and Bob Wieneke– Discussion on the Development of a New Theology Textbook for High School Students. (Repeat of Session 1)

 

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