Presentations and Workshops
We offer custom-tailored presentations with flexible formats for parish councils, social ministry committees, small Christian communities, catechists, and adult faith formation programs.
We also offer presentations to directors of religious education, priests, deacons and religious organizations. The presentations can be parish-based or a convening of several parishes.
- The Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching and Parish Social Ministry
- Building Your Parish Social Ministry
- Strategic Planning Workshop
- Catechist Training
- Issue-based Presentations and Workshops
- Catholic Relief Services and Global Solidarity
An introduction to the church's social teachings and how they frame parish social ministry, this presentation uses the US Bishops framework for social ministry "Communities of Salt and Light."
Already have a committee and looking to build upon your good works? We provide training in how to move your ministry along and include the four dimensions of social ministry: advocacy, empowerment, education, and service.
Leaders of the parish and those involved in social ministry work together. They complete a detailed parish social ministry evaluation. Results of the evaluation reveal the strengths and weaknesses of different points of social ministry (education, integration, content). Participants put together a vision and three year plan with action steps to integrate the social mission into the life of the parish, taking into account obstacles and opportunities.
This workshop provides the principles of Catholic social teaching, the Church's social mission, and integrating social justice into your curriculum.
There are many social issues of concern to the Catholic church and if there is a particular social issue you would like to explore please contact us. We have conducted workshops and recommended expert presenters on the following topics: environmental issues, immigration, death penalty, abortion, healthcare, affordable housing, legislative advocacy, peace, urban sprawl, fair trade, and more.
Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Church. Our staff has had extensive experience with CRS and can offer presentations on global solidarity and any of the programs offered by CRS such as Operation Rice Bowl, Fair Trade, advocacy on international issues and Food Fast.