His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, OFM from the Archdiocese of Boston with CSS CEO Stephen Carattini, Executive VP of Ministries Michelle Christie, and VP of Community Engagement Bruce Klanke at Catholic Charities USA's 2016 Annual Gathering.
Catholic Social Services attended the 2016 Annual Gathering, hosted by Catholic Charities USA in Boston, Massachusetts this past week.
The three-day conference was a gathering for professionals, volunteers, and partners of various Catholic charitable organizations across the United States and Canada, looking to innovate and strategize new methodologies for advancing their work and reducing poverty within their respective communities.
Guests of the conference participated in 40 workshops, discussion panels, and keynote speeches from the event’s Plenary Session Speakers. Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Reverend J. Bryan Hehir of the Archdiocese of Boston, and Most Reverend Joseph Tyson, Bishop of Yakima were among the distinguished guests speaking at the conference
In addition to the workshop and speeches, several masses were held at the conference to celebrate the Catholic identity and faith shared by all guests in attendance. Invited celebrants for the conference include His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, OFM from the Archdiocese of Boston, Rev. David J. Bergner, Vicar for Social Concern of Youngstown, and Most Reverend Joseph Tyson, Bishop of Yakima