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Registration opens for the National Workshop on Christian Unity


2019 National Workshop on Christian Unity
comes to St. Louis, MO April 1-4, 2019

The upcoming workshop includes a rich program of plenaries and seminars, a banquet, off-site tours, and opportunities to join together in prayer. The theologian in residence will be Brother Emile from the Taizé Community in France. He will lead us in daily prayer, reflections and study throughout our time together. Please check back with us as we finalize our Plenary and Seminar Speakers.

The National Workshop on Christian Unity has advanced unity and reconciliation among various Christian communities for more than 50 years. The Workshop continues to be the only gathering of its kind at a national level in the world. The annual event brings together ecumenical representatives, ecumenists, and interested members from all churches who share one faith, one baptism in Jesus Christ.

Please review the CADEIO Schedule for the week prior to making travel arrangements.




Hotel accommodations are being provided by the St. Louis Hilton Hotel at the Ballpark in downtown St. Louis. Reservations can be made by phone, 314-421-1776. Please mention 2019 NWCU Annual Conference to receive the group rate of $ 165.00 (does not include tax). Reservations can also be made on-line by visiting Reservations. The deadline for the group rate is 7 March.

Local Transportation will become available in the coming weeks.

2019 Fitzgerald Award Nominations


Diocese of Belleville, Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Greetings in the Lord Jesus,

I trust this letter finds you well as we all are now being our Season of Ordinary Time!

At this time, as the chair of one of our CADEIO Standing Committees, I am pleased to receive nominations for the prestigious Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers’ James Fitzgerald Award.  This annual Award will be presented this year at the CADEIO General Assembly Meeting during the National Workshop for Christian Unity in Saint Louis, Missouri during the week of April 1 to 4, 2019.

As you know, The Fitzgerald Award is given “…for outstanding contribution and service in the work of Christian unity (and interreligious cooperation) to either a person or an organization, honoring the national, international or regional impact of the recipient and his/her work….”  All nominations and all endorsements are to be made by full, dues-paid members of CADEIO.  If your 2019 dues are not yet in order, or if they are in question, please contact Mr. Rick Caporali at, statements will be mailed February 1.  A nomination form is attached to this email.  Please return your nominations to me by surface mail or e-mail, including all supporting materials and an endorser as your second, to arrive no later than Friday, February 22nd and sent to:

Fr. Bob Flannery
CADEIO Fitzgerald Award
303 South Poplar Street
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-2709



Thank you for your participation.  If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me 618.303.7412.  Once all the proper nominations have been received, the Board of Directors of CADEIO will vote on the candidates using a weighted vote. 

God’s peace,  


Fr. Bob Flannery
Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer
Diocese of Belleville
CADEIO Fitzgerald Award Chair

Cover Letter
Nomination Form
Past Fitzgerald Award Recipients

The Church grieves the passing of Cardinal Jean-Louis Turan

July 6, 2018

Dear CADEIO members,

The Vatican announced today the death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. A peacemaker and light to the interfaith world, Cardinal Tauran will be greatly missed. Keep him, as well as his family and friends, in prayer. You may read the Vatican’s announcement below.

Vatican Release

In the peace of Christ,