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Registration for 2018 Summer Ecumenical Leadership Institute is now Open!

Our Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute will be held July 23-27 at Theological College next door to the USCCB offices in Washington DC (across the street from Catholic University).  The purpose of this Institute is to help newly-appointed Ecumenical Officers and arch/diocesan commission members, diocesan leaders, members of religious orders, seminarians, theology students and interested laity, (anyone, really who could benefit from the information – people in ministry of any kind) get acquainted with the ecumenical spirit and documents of the Church in relationship with other Christian communities.  We will begin Monday night and end Thursday at noon.  The cost will be $600 for those from dioceses which are current with their CADEIO Association dues, $ 800 for all others. The deadline for registration for the Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute is Friday, June 1, 2018.

Online Registration

Paper Registration Form

Since 1981, the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have sponsored three-year cycle of leadership training opportunities, beginning with this Introductory Institute for Ecumenical Leadership. Aware of the rapidly changing dimensions of ecumenical work, Ecumenical Officers and others involved in the work of Christian unity need ongoing training to include the latest and most significant developments affecting their work.

For further information, or to send your application accompanied by a $100 deposit (must be submitted by June 1, 2018, please),


Mr. Rick Caporali, CADEIO Treasurer
at 703-451-8576, email
7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

CADEIO Newsletter Now Available

Good afternoon CADEIO Members,

Please find below our most recent issue of CADEIO News! CADEIO News, December 2017 

The invitation remains open to help edit CADEIO’s on-line newsletter, please send content — e.g local and regional events, publications, publication notices, requests for information, etc and e-mail addresses (if different from yours) — to Jim Gardiner at We would like to share the good works and involvement that each of you are engaged.

We are looking for content for the first quarter newsletter, Please provide your submissions no later than February 28 for our first quarter publication – pictures are welcome.

Announcing the 2018 National Workshop for Christian Unity in Silver Spring, Maryland. Registration is now open, please check out the Save the Date flyer for more information. Visit for hotel information and planned events and speakers.

2018 NWCU Save the Date

Please note CADEIO Monday and Thursday schedule when making travel and hotel arrangements.

Mon, April 16, 2018

8:30am – 11:30am – CADEIO Board of Directors Meeting (All Regional Reps, Liaisons, Committee Chairs, Coordinators, Past Presidents and Executive Committee) @ Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

12:05pm – Mass @ St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church – (All CADEIO members invited)

(Lunch on own)

2:30pm – 3:30pm – CADEIO Opening Session with Bishop Joseph Bambera, Chair, USCCB-SEIA, and Regional Meeting (All CADEIO members) @ Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

3:30pm – 4:30pm – CADEIO General Assembly (All CADEIO members – moved from Wednesday afternoon) @ Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

Thurs, April 19, 2018

12:00pm – 1:30pm – CADEIO Board of Directors Meeting (All Regional Reps, Liaisons, Committee Chairs, Coordinators, Past Presidents and Executive Committee) @ Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel



Thoughts and Prayers for our friends in Texas

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Texas who are suffering under the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, among them our current President, Jan Skrehot, our former President, Garland Pohl and many ecumenical colleagues and friends. We join our prayers to theirs for the safety of all those affected by the storm.

A statement from Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston:

“Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in a catastrophic and devastating way this weekend, bringing with it severe flooding and high winds which have taken human life, caused countless injuries, and severely damaged homes and property throughout the region. The effects of this storm continue to put people in harm’s way, with horrific scenes playing out all around, such as those of people trapped on their rooftops as water continues to rise around them. Many dioceses of the Church in the United States have been affected; many others will be as the storm continues.

As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home. In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this Hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families. May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster. We pray in thanksgiving for the first responders who are risking their lives to save others at this very moment. We include in our intentions the everyday heroes reaching out to help their neighbors in need, those who, like the Good Samaritan, cannot walk by a person in need without offering their hand in aid.

The USCCB is working closely with affected local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul, along with other relief organizations, to assess the needs on the ground. In the next couple of days, we will share more about the best ways to assist those in the Gulf region with material needs based on the latest information we can gather. May God bless you and your families this day and always.