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2001 Convention Schedule of Events

Sunday July 1

 National Board arrives (Dignity/Chicago to host social event)

Monday July 2

Board Meeting starts

Tuesday July 3

2nd day of Board Meeting

House of Delegates starts @ 3:00 pm, 
Standing Committees @ 1:30pm

Suggested activity is going to Grant Park for the City of Chicago 4th of July celebration
(Tom Welsh to organize)

Wednesday July 4

2nd day of House of Delegates

Thursday July 5

3rd day of House of Delegates

Convention Registration Starts

Special Pre-Convention Event: 5:30 p.m. Dr. Kristine Gebbie, the first Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, "The Church and Public Policy: What to Do About HIV."

Opening Ceremony Prayer Service at the Cathedral of the Holy Name. 7:15 PM. Holy Name Cathedral Sidewalk, North State Parkway and Superior Streets

Opening Ceremony 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Social afterwards 9:00-10:30 p.m.

Friday July 6

1st full day of Convention

Eye Openers (Defender Mass, AA & Aerobics) 7:30-8:30 am

Plenary Session 9:00-10:30 am

1st Workshop Session 10:45 a.m.-12:00

1. Leadership Part 1 - Chapter Building
Nicolle Carfagnini

2. John McNeill on the Role of the Holy Spirit in Gay and Lesbian Liberation

3. Faith-based Initiatives in HIV Prevention and Care
Carol Reese, Executive Director AIDS Pastoral Care Network.

4. Presentation on Vatican Investigation into Gay Ministry
Jeannine Gramick, SSND

5. Ministry with GLBT Youth at Dignity

Presidents Luncheon 12:15-1:45 p.m.:
Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards to Sister Jeannine Gramick and Father Robert Nugent

2nd Workshop session 2:15-3:30 p.m.

1. Leadership Part 2 - Conflict Resolution
Nicolle Carfagnini

2. Defenders: Spirituality of the Leather/Levi Community

3. Not For Couples Only: Forming Friendships & Partnerships

4. GLBT Youth: Claiming Our Role in the Catholic Renewal Movement

Reconciliation (Taize) Service 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Evening on own. Two optional socials offered:

  • 6:00 - Tall-masted Dinner Cruise Ship (three-hour evening sunset cruise on Lake Michigan)
  • 7:30 - Dinner at Ann Sather in the Heart of Lakeview

Saturday July 7

2nd full day of Convention

Eye Openers (St. Solisita Mass, AA & Aerobics) 7:30-8:30 am

Plenary Session (Christian de la Huerta on Reclaiming the Gay Spiritual Heritage) 9:00-10:30 am

1st Workshop Session 10:45 a.m.-12:00

1. Womens Spirituality
Dianne Neu

2. Effective Worship in a Small Faith Community

3. Protecting the Integrity of Our Familes Part 1 - Adoption
Rosemary Mulryan, Att'y at Law

4. Morality, Ethics & Sexuality in the GLBT Community
Daniel Helminiak & Mary Hunt

5. Men's Body Image

Lunch (on own) 12:00-2:00 p.m.

2nd Workshop session 2:15-3:30 p.m.

1. Protecting the Integrity of Our Families Part 2 - Estate Planning
Rosemary Mulryan, Att'y at Law

2. Building Our Spirituality
Dianne Costanzo

3. Choir Rehearsal

Major Liturgy 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Presidents Club Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Social 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Dinner Dance 8:00-12:30 am

Sunday July 8

Final day of Convention

Closing /Commissioning Ceremony & Brunch 10:00-12:00




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