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As a special opportunity for both clergy and lay leaders to reflect together on the Church's mission of evangelization, the Convocation is in keeping with the charism of St. Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, of which the Catholic Apostolate Center is a ministry. Pallotti, whose feast day is January 22nd, emphasized collaboration and co-responsibility among all the faithful for the Church's evangelizing mission.
Due to its unique mission, the Catholic Apostolate Center has been invited to participate in the Convocation and collaborate with the USCCB on several key elements:
- Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center, is speaking at the convocation at the invitation of the bishops' organizing committee. Furthermore, Fr. Frank is a member of the program planning committee and is contributing to the development of the Program Guide Book, which will be used by all participants.
- Staff from the Center will be exhibiting at the Convocation, sharing resources and tools for pastoral leaders.
- The Center is a sponsor of the Convocation at the benefactor level.
The Catholic Apostolate Center is a ministry of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) - Immaculate Conception Province. It was founded in 2011 to respond to the needs of the Church through developing - in collaboration with dioceses and other institutions and organizations - formation programs for the New Evangelization; assisting pastoral leaders in deepening collaboration with one another; and providing formation opportunities for members and collaborators of the Union of Catholic Apostolate.
The Center takes its inspiration from the spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti and achieves its goals through hosting conferences, seminars, webinars, and presentations as well as providing online and print resources.