Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, June 8-11, 2015

 Vocation of Communication

Registration ♦ Introduction ♦ Presenter ♦ Schedule and CostFinal LuncheonBackground Material

INTRODUCTION

This eighth year of the Summer Institute for Catholic Educational and Formational Leadership brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from schools and parishes to focus on the spiritual and practical implications of their call to communicate.  

To be sure, effective communication is crucial for the administrative success of any leader, but, for Catholic educational/catechetical leaders, more is at stake.  We are called to integrate into our lives God’s pedagogy, His way of teaching us.  

In particular, we hold that God communicated God’s very self in the Word. In Jesus, God continues to communicate through the work of the Holy Spirit.  God invites the faithful to share in the divine task of communicating the Word in the Church and world today.  

This year’s Summer Institute will offer a spirituality of communication that can enrich prayer lives and assist Catholic educational/catechetical leaders, in their communication, to contribute more effectively to God’s work in the world today.

GOALS

 As a result of this year’s Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, participants will:
Appreciate their own vocation of communication, 
Learn a Catholic spirituality of communication, 
Recognize the Bible and Catholic tradition as a resource for their vision of leadership, 
Acquire skills needed by leaders to communicate our faith effectively.

Participants can also

  • Receive credit from the Office of Religious Education either for the “Administrator as Spiritual Leader” requirement, or continuing education (renewal) credit, or for “Spirituality,” both basic and advanced (if needed)
  • Receive optional Loyola graduate or CEU credit
  • Stay on campus, and experience New Orleans inexpensively

 The Summer Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools and the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.  It takes place on campus at Loyola University New Orleans.  

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PRESENTER

Fr. Roy Shelly is a priest of the Diocese of Monterey, CA where he is known as an engaging and inspiring speaker and retreat leader. He has worked in numerous Catholic high schools including Archbishop Shaw in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He has directed retreat centers and worked in youth ministry and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM).  He holds an M.A. in Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum, an M.A. in Religious Education from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from The Ohio State University. 

In the Diocese of Monterey he has served as the Director of the Office of Faith Formation, Director of Deacon Formation, and Moderator of the Curia.  Fr. Roy is currently serving as the Vocations Director for his diocese as well as the Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Spreckels, CA.  

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SCHEDULE, COST, and More Information

  • Monday –Wednesday 8:30 am – 3 pm,
  • Thursday 8:30 am – 2 pm,
  • Breakfast (at 8:00), lunch, snacks and final luncheon are included in the cost,
  • Mass available 7:30 Tuesday-Thursday,
  • Cost=$200/participant; $300 for those from outside of the Archdiocese of New Orleans; space is limited,
  • On-campus and off-campus housing available (for housing information, contact tfryan@loyno.edu),
  • Summer Institute flyer
  • Registration
  • For more information, please email lim@loyno.edu or call 504-865-3079.  

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RESTAURANT FOR FINAL LUNCHEON

Summer Institutes always include a closing lunch on Thursday at a nice New Orleans restaurant.  This year's is

Redfish Grill in the French Quarter

Past restaurants have included:

  • John Besh's Restaurant August (2014)
  • John Besh's Lüke Restaurant (2013)
  • K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen (2012)
  • Ralph's on the Park (2011)
  • Palace Cafe (2010)
  • Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House (2009)
  • Antoine's (2008)

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SELECT BACKGROUND MATERIAL

CATHOLIC IDENTITY

This year’s Summer Institute explicitly addresses the following Defining Characteristics of Catholic schools—which also apply to parishes—as articulated in the Catholic Schools Standards Project (www.catholicschoolstandards.org):
Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ
Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church,
Steeped in a Catholic Worldview,
Sustained by Gospel Witness,
Shaped by Communion and Community.

This year’s Summer Institute explicitly addresses the following Standards for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary School as articulated in the Catholic Schools Standards Project, standards that also apply to parishes:
Standard 1 on communicating mission,
Standards 2 and 3 on student and adult faith formation,
Standard 6 on leadership that articulates and implements a school’s or parish’s mission and vision.

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