Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership

June 6-8, 2016
 Spiritual Leadership: "How to..." 
Forming One Body in Christ

Deadline to Register is June 2, 2016   

Introduction • Goals • Presenters • Location • Program • Cost & Registration • Directions and Maps •
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In contrast to our fractured world, Christianity offers a prophetic vision not of uniformity but of unity within diversity. It envisions all people (even all creation!) as members with each other forming one body in Christ.  In Jesus, we are connected to; we are in communion with each other. 

This ninth year of the institute gathers leaders from schools and parishes to better understand Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Pope Francis’s vision of education. We will look at the implications of these in our increasingly diverse world and learn how to develop practical applications in our own ministries.  

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As a result of this year’s Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, participants will:

  • gain a basic understanding of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and its implications for parishes and schools in our increasingly diverse world,
  • learn about Pope Francis’s vision of education and how schools and parishes can respond to fractures in this Year of Mercy,
  • develop practical applications of CST and Pope Francis’ teachings for your school or parish. 

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Keynote: Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, J. D., Loyola University New Orleans
Fr. Fred is a priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits. He has worked in a number of programs for the underprivileged, both as a lay volunteer, an attorney, an advocate, and an administrator, including as Provincial Superior of the Southern Province of the Jesuits, guiding their post-Katrina recovery and service to the devastated region’s poor and needy. Find out more about Fr. Fred.
Speakers: Dr. Tom Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans.  Powerpoint available here.
Ms. Barbara McAtee, Associate Director, Office of Religious Education - Archdiocese of New Orleans
Mr. Joe Rosolino, Associate Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools - Archdiocese of New Orleans
Panelists: Mr. Martin Gutierrez, Division Director, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
Sr. Monica Ellerbusch, R.S.M, Principal St. Alphonsus School, New Orleans
Mr. Walter Bonam, Associate Director Evangelization, Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Ms. Grace Lemieux, Director of Religious Education, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, New Orleans

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Loyola University New Orleans, Danna Student Center, Audubon Room
6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118


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Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Wednesday, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Mass available Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall (optional)

Closing Lunch will be Wednesday, 12:00 PM-2:30 PM, HK Nola 912 Broadway St., New Orleans

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COST & Registration

Deadline to Register is June 2, 2016  
$150 cost for all participants 
Cost includes daily breakfast, lunch on campus Monday & Tuesday, and closing lunch at HK Nola on Wednesday

  • To register and pay by credit card, please complete the online registration form using our secure payment page GO»
  • To register and pay by check or money order, please complete the registration form, print and mail with your payment.

NOTE: All participants should complete a registration form, even if their registration fee is paid by another. 

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Getting to Loyola University New Orleans

Navigating the Main Campus at Loyola

FREE parking will be available on campus in the West Road garage.  From St. Charles Avenue, turn on West Road which runs along the left side of Holy Name of Jesus Church. The garage will be straight ahead. Once parked, take the elevator or stairs to the first level and proceed through the gates onto the Peace Quad. The Danna Student Center will be on the left and Bobet Hall (Ignatius Chapel for mass) will be on the right. Follow directional signs.

Download and print a campus map here

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  • 2016 Summer Institute flyer.
  • Credit is available from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for Parish and School Catechetical Leaders (SCL & PCL) and school Principals who attend the institute. For more information contact the Office of Religious Education, 504-861-6270 or the Office of Catholic Schools, 504-866-7916.
  • Any questions? Contact Diane Dougherty at or 504-865-3727

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The Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership is co-sponsored
by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Offices of Catholic Schools and Religious Education and by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.