The Justice and Peace Ministry and Missions Initiative of the diocesan Office for Human Dignity, with the Joliet Diocese Social Justice Coalition, will be hosting a half-day seminar on promoting the Gospel zeal for international justice featuring Father Tom McQuaid of Catholic Relief Services. “Animating Your Parish in Global Solidarity” will take place May 31 at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill. Registration and hospitality begin at 9 a.m., with the presentation to be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day will include prayer and reflection, presentations, exhibits, break-out sessions and lunch. There is no cost. A freewill offering will be received for the meal.For reservations call 815-221-6251 by May 23.
Father McQuaid is a Relationship Manager with CRS. Currently, much of his work is with dioceses and colleges, encouraging and organizing engagement in CRS programs and advocacy. A priest for 35 years in various assignments, he has many experiences to share, including spending time in Kenya, Costa Rica and Bolivia, and a Global Fellows’ trip to East Timor. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.