Find the schedule for “Seeing Through the Prism of Justice: Pax Christi USA’s 50th Anniversary Conference” below. (Note that the schedule is subject to change.)

Thursday (8/4)

  • 1-6pm: Meeting of Pax Christi USA’s state and regional chapter leaders/representatives
  • 6pm: Pax Christi Young Adult Caucus (PCYAC) Business meeting over dinner
  • 7:30pm: Special Pax Christi USA showing of “The Berrigans: Devout and Dangerous” with panel discussion to follow
  • 9:30pm PCYAC Social

Friday (8/5) 

  • 9am-12pm: Meeting of Pax Christi USA’s state and regional chapter leaders/representatives (continued from Thursday)
  • 9am PCYAC Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, followed by debriefing
  • 10am: Arrival and set-up for Vendors and Exhibitors (set-up complete by 1pm)
  • 10-11:30am: Pax Christi USA National Council meeting
  • 3pm: Conference Registration Table Opens 
  • 4pm: Hotel check-in
  • 4-5pm: Orientation and PCUSA 101 Session for Young Adults and First-time Conference Attendees

(Dinner is on your own)

  • 6:30pm: Friday plenary room opens
  • 7pm: Opening Prayer/Blessing
  • 7:30pm: Welcoming remarks 
  • 7:50pm: Opening Keynote and Conversation with Archbishop John C. Wester, followed by a moderated conversation between Archbishop Wester and Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace, Msgr. Ray East
  • 9:15pm: Closing/Wrap up & Announcements

(Post-plenary social open until 11pm) 

Saturday (8/6)

(Exhibitors will be open beginning at 8am through 10pm)

  • 7-8am: Mass
  • 8-9am: Breakfast 
  • 8:45am-5pm: Little Friends for Peace Camp for children ages 4-12 (meals included for staff and children)
  • 9am: Gathering Prayer
  • 9:15-10:15am: Intergenerational Plenary Discussion, featuring: Bishop Tom Gumbleton (travel permitting); Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB (travel permitting); Marie Dennis; Shannen Dee Williams; Sr. Annie Killian OP; and Melissa Cedillo (with others to be announced)
  • 10:15-10:30am: Small Group Sharing 
  • 10:30-11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am-12:45pm: Workshops (workshop schedule to be announced shortly)
  • 12:45-2pm: Lunch (book-signing)
  • 2-3:30pm: Workshops 
  • 3:45-4:15pm: Centering Prayer led by Contemplative Outreach 
  • 4:15-5pm: Small Group Sharing

(Break between 5 and 6:30pm; other groups are welcome to caucus during this time) 

  • 6:30-9:30pm: 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Program

Sunday (8/7)

(Breakfast on your own) 

  • 9-10am: Morning plenary – 2022 Teacher of Peace Award recipient
  • 10am: Break to set up for liturgy (last opportunity to visit exhibitors)
  • 10:30am: Closing Liturgy with Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. Commissioning of our new Ambassadors of Peace will take place at the end of the Mass
  • 11:45am: Closing remarks and conference end

(Hotel check-out and departures)

  • 2-4pm: National Action (details to follow)

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