Saint Clare Center: Events

Ongoing opportunities to grow in faith

Celebrating the Gift of Lay Ministry: Collaborative Parish Leadership

Thursday, March 12, 2020  •  5:00 p.m.
The Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership and the Religious Studies Department at Cardinal Stritch University invite you to this discussion of collaboration among clergy and lay people in Catholic parishes. The mission of the Gospel requires the gifts and the efforts of all the baptized. How can those gifts be used faithfully? How can those efforts be coordinated effectively? This discussion will draw some lessons from a particular ministry setting: parishes led by a parish director and an assisting priest, rather than by a priest pastor.
The event will begin with a keynote address by Debbie Hintz and the Rev. Ken Knippel, coordinators of the Saint Clare Center’s Collaborative Parish Leadership Project.  This is a national study of parish directors (also called parish life coordinators) and the priests with whom they collaborate. Ms. Hintz and Fr. Knippel will report on the results of a survey that Stritch recently conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown. The keynote will be followed by a panel of invited guests to talk about their own experience of collaboration and how collaboration can serve the mission of the church. 

Heavy appetizers will be served.
There is no charge for this event, but we would love to know you are coming. RSVP here.
Cardinal Stritch University
Bonaventure Hall, Kliebhan Conference Center
6801 N. Yates Road • Milwaukee, WI 53217
If you have questions about this event, call 414-410-4353 or email

Compassion, Commitment, and Community: A Franciscan Vision for Today's Church

St. Francis heard the call to renew the church, and the same call comes to us today. But how do we do that? Even though they lived 800 years ago, the example of Saints Francis and Clare can inspire us in the 21st century.
Join us for a Morning of Reflection as we consider the Church’s mission and identity through a Franciscan lens – and as we reflect on our own call to share in that mission and identity. This Morning of Reflection will be facilitated by Michael Taylor, Director of the Saint Clare Center.

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 18, 2020   9:00 a.m. - noon
Location:  Cardinal Stritch University, Serra Hall Board Room   6801 N. Yates Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Registration:  $20 per person. Call 414-410-4405 or register online