Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, June 9-12, 2014 (Check back for details on 2015 Institute)

Leadership and the Mission of Jesus

Introduction ♦ Presenter ♦ Schedule and CostFinal LuncheonBackground Material

Summary and Prayers from 2014 Summer Institute


This seventh year of the Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from schools and parishes to focus on their centrality to the Church's mission to evangelize, that is, to announce in lives and words the Good News of God's enduring love.  In fact, one of the new Defining Characteristics for Catholic education is “Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church” whose origin and identity is the missionary mandate of Jesus entrusted to his disciples to make disciples of all the nations.

This year’s Institute will be a resource for parish and school leaders by:

  • Highlighting the centrality of school and parish leadership to the Church's mission of evangelization
  • Reflecting on participants’ current experience and practice of evangelization
  • Returning to the scriptural roots of Jesus' mandate to evangelize, especially in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
  • Proposing multiple approaches or models of evangelization from Scripture
  • Imagining possibilities in light of newly learned approaches or models
  • Making applications together to participants’ specific situations

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

At the end of the Institute, participants will have a deeper appreciation for the scriptural roots of contemporary evangelization, a clearer understanding of each of the gospel writer’s insights into Jesus’ missionary mandate for the Church, and practical plans for implementation in school and parish settings. 

 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.  

Our brochure is available here. 

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Fr. Paul Manning is Director of St. Paul Inside the Walls and an engaging and nationally known speaker.  He has long experience in both parish ministry and Catholic high school education. He has served as a parish priest and pastor, as chaplain, teacher and president in Catholic high school ministry, as well as diocesan vocation director, Vicar for Education, and now Vicar for Evangelization.  St. Paul Inside the Walls is a ministry of the Diocese of Paterson to reach out to atheists, agnostics and believers alike to consider the existence of God and the importance of that belief for the flourishing of life in the world today.  

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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,
  • Registration link,
  • For more information, please email or call 504-865-3079.  

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

  • John Besh's Restaurant August

Past restaurants have included:

  • 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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