Heart of the Child: an art exhibit and lecture series: POSTPONED
May 29 all-day

This event has been postponed. More information will be coming

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst. – Matthew 18

tHeART of the Child

Holy Family Parish, Kirkland, WA

More details to follow.


tHeART of the Child is an exhibit and lecture series of children’s art from the atrium that had its debut in Scottsdale, AZ (home of the national office of CGSUSA( and has traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and Nashville, TN. It’s next stop will be Kirkland, WA. tHeART of the Child offers a glimpse into the child’s conversation with God.


Liturgy Week: The Liturgical Orientation of Catholic Education
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

Liturgy Week is a 4-day conference providing continuing education for Catholic leaders in the area of liturgical and sacramental formation. The conference includes keynote addresses by bishops, academics, and theologians, as well as nationally-renowned experts in liturgical and sacramental education.


  • Discover how the task of Catholic education unfolds in the school, parish, and family.
  • Explore the role of liturgical prayer in forming young people in Catholic life.
  • Learn how to integrate liturgical content into existing curricula.
  • Connect with peers ministering and teaching in a variety of settings from around the country

CGSUSA National Director, Mary Mirrione will be a speaker at this event: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Language of Signs

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View the 2020 Liturgy Week Schedule

Early registration: through April 5, 2020
Regular registration: April 6 through May 25
Late registration: May 26 and after

Liturgists, catechists, liturgical musicians, campus ministers, theology teachers, and other parish and diocesan staff involved in the work of liturgical and sacramental formation, education, and evangelization are invited to attend.

Every participant in Liturgy Week will receive a rich liturgical education, an opportunity for spiritual renewal, and a practical formation in contributing to the mission of liturgical formation and evangelization in the parish, school, and home.

Registration includes meals and conference materials for Monday evening to Thursday lunch (housing not included). More details can be found here.

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View the 2020 Liturgy Week Schedule

2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™:The RCIA Adapted for Children
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Mary Mirrione, CGSUSA National Director to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation

CGSUSA National Director has been invited to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation on July 2-3, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

About the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™

The National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ invites parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers to come together to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. In addition to interactive and engaging sessions led by the NGCI team members, participants will learn from each other and share best practices through group discussion and hands-on training sessions.

NGCI offers two tracks. Parish and Diocesan Leadersand Initiation Catechists, offered in English and Spanish, will gain practical skills, discuss common challenges, and share best practices to enrich their work. An optional pre-gathering forum will be available on July 1, 2020 and will explore “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Insights for RCIA Adapted for Chil-dren.” This forum is free for participants but has a limited number of seats—register today!

The 2020 gathering will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood, seven miles north of downtown and within steps of public transportation.

2020 Theme: The RCIA Adapted for Children

Children of varying ages and a wide range of faith development come to us seeking Christian initiation. How do we minister to these children and their families? What is the best way to offer each child appropriate catechesis and formation in Christian life? How do we receive children who have been baptized in other Christian traditions into the full communion of the Catholic Church? Join us at the 2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ to find the answers to these and many other questions and to discover parish-tested practices for dealing with diverse pastoral situations.


Registration for National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is now open. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-933-1800. For more information, click here to download an informational brochure.

Early Bird Registration, by February 26, 2020        $200
General Registration, by May 8, 2020            $250

Group Rate: Parishes or Dioceses that register 4+ people $25 discount each registration
Includes lunch for July 2nd & 3rd.

July 1st Opening Reception        $35
Optional. Includes an open bar. Limited registration.