Event Program
12:30 pmRegistration Opens
1:30 pmWelcome
Msgr. Richard Liddy
Director of the Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University
Sr. Terry Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director, RENEW International
Gathering Prayer
Prayer Leader: Darlyne Lawson
Parish Leader, St. Augustine—Our Lady of Victory, Bronx, NY
2:00 pmIntroduction of Keynote Speaker
Rev. Bob Stagg
Pastor, Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Keynote Address
William Simon, Jr.
Chairman, Founder Parish Catalyst, author of Great Catholic Parishes
2:35 pmTable Conversation
Sr. Verónica Méndez, RCD, Facilitator
President of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine,
Former RENEW Pastoral Team Member
2:50 pmIntroduction of Panel Moderator
Mario Paredes
Chief Executive Officer, SOMOS Community Care
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panelists
Rev. Matt Malone, SJ
President and Editor-in-Chief, America Media
Panelist Insights on the Four Foundational Practices for a Thriving Parish
Chris Lowney, Author of Heroic Leadership, Everyone Leads
Great Parishes Share Leadership: Everyone is a Leader
Sr. Terry Rickard
Great Parishes Foster Spiritual Maturity and Plan for Discipleship:
The Power of Small Groups to Awaken and Deepen Discipleship
Rev. Bismarck Chau, Pastor of St. Patrick Pro-Cathedral, Newark, NJ
Great Parishes Excel on Sunday:
Learnings from Be My Witness to Improve the Sunday Experience
Leisa Anslinger, Director of Catholic Life and Faith
Great Parishes Evangelize: Intentionally Evangelizing Millennials
and the Effect on the Whole Parish Community
3:50 pmTable Conversation
Rev. Matt Malone, Facilitator
4:05 pmBreak
Sr. Verónica Méndez, Facilitator
4:30 pmPanel Discussion
Rev. Matt Malone, Moderator
5:00 pmTable Conversation and Wrap-up
Sr. Verónica Méndez, Facilitator
5:45 pmEvening Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours
Prayer Leader: Jennifer Bober
RENEW International Staff
Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.
Cardinal Archbishop of Newark
Presentation to RENEW’s Co-founders,
Msgr. Thomas Kleissler and Msgr. Thomas Ivory
Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.
6:30 pmHospitality Reception

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