2013 CCMA National Convention
Magnifying Christ’s Light: Calling Forth Leaders for our Campus, Church and World
To the Delegates of the 2013 CCMA National Convention:
"Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand where it gives light to all the house." (Matthew 5:15)
Light is unlike anything else in our lives. It travels at unfathomable speeds, it bends, it breaks apart into all the colors of the rainbow, and even in darkness the tiniest light shines brightly. As campus ministers, we must be like prisms, candles, beacons, and magnifiers. It is our responsibility to help students bend and transform, break open and understand, ignite and magnify the light of Christ that God has left dwelling in our souls, and set it on a stand for the entire world to see.
The 2013 CCMA National Convention will focus on developing and empowering leaders for the future that can help brighten our Church and our world. We will spend three days focusing on the various ways those we serve are called to be leaders.
First, we will delve into igniting that divine spark that lies within each of us, inspiring and rejuvenating leadership, and aiding us in living out our baptismal call. Second, we will reflect on how we receive and respond to that light of Christ in our lives, our vocation at its core. Finally, we will address how - that spark, that vocation - that ministerial call can be lived out in our Church at its most fundamental level, the parish, and how our work is critical to evangelizing and calling forth our students to be future parish leaders. We will explore how we as campus ministers can magnify the light of Christ to our students and how we can magnify Christ's light within them to penetrate even the greatest darkness.
We invite you to attend and we look forward to seeing you in Clearwater Beach!
When: January 8-11, 2013
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Hotel Rates & Reservations
$99 per night, plus tax
The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort is offering convention attendees the rate of $99 per night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and amenities include hair dryers, ironing boards and irons, refrigerators and wireless internet service in designated areas. In-room wireless service is complimentary.
To reserve your room, visit the link below and follow the instructions or call the reservation line at 800.753.3954. With either option, please be prepared to secure your reservation with a credit card and to provide the information below.
Group Name: CCMA 2013 National Convention
Group Code: CCMAGA
Register by November 19 and save on your registration!
Early Bird Registration
After November 19
Certified campus ministers receive a coupon for $25 off the registration of a CCMA event or $25 off a $100 catalog resource order. Coupons will be mailed upon receipt of registration.
Registration rate includes: three breakfasts, one lunch, two receptions and dinner banquet, as well as convention materials.
One-Day Convention Rate: $175
Dinner Banquet Only: $50
(Payable in advance of the convention)
ACCU Wrap Around Meeting
Catholic Higher Education: Campus Ministers & Mission Officers Strengthening Catholic Mission & Identity Together
Tuesday, January 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$85 (Includes lunch and meeting materials)
Contact: Andy Costigan,
Tuesday, Tu$$There are a variety of best practices demonstrating how campus ministers and mission officers can work together for the common good. Exploring the different ways that the campus minister and the mission officer carry out their duties can help both offices improve their work and presence on campus. This wrap around meeting is not designed to improve the campus minister's ability to minister to students (that is a primary focus of the CCMA National Convention), but rather to focus on how Catholic mission and identity is advanced on campus cooperatively by the mission officer and the campus minister at a Catholic university.
Morning: How does the campus minister help shape and find his/her place in the institutional Catholic culture of the campus?
Afternoon: Look at a variety of different models of campus minister/mission office working relationships on Catholic campuses. Here are a few examples:
The campus minister is the mission officer.
Little to no interaction exists between the campus minister and mission officer.
The campus minister reports to the mission officer but has little programming similarity.
The campus minister and the mission committee are separate but work in unison.
Tuesday, January 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Complimentary, open to all
Join NADDCM members and Diocesan Directors for networking and discussion of organization business. There will be a break for lunch on your own then more discussion on leadership and future plans.
National Convention Exhibiting
Exhibit fee includes meals for one exhibitor. Additional meals plans are available for purchase by contacting Chrysta Bolinger at
Exhibitor move in and move-out
Exhibitors may move in on Tuesday, January 8 from Noon until 2 p.m. Move-out will be Thursday, January 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CCMA Event Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to CCMA events. A $100 fee will be assessed for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the start of the conference, convention or Institute. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours before the start of the event.
Airports closest to the Hilton Resort are the Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE). TPA is approximately 30 minutes and PIE is approximately 20 minutes from the Hilton Hotel. TPA is served by most major airlines, providing nonstop and connecting service daily, as well as offering shuttle service, rental cars and other transportation options. Visit their website at www.tampaairport.com. PIE is served by Allegiant Air and leaves from a limited number of cities. Visit their website at www.fly2pie.com for more information.
SuperShuttle is offering convention attendees $28 trips to Clearwater Beach. Shuttles may be found at the Tampa International Airport in the baggage claim area. One-way trips are $25. Reservations are required. To place a shuttle reservation, please visit www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=RVV9J, complete the form on the left side of the page and submit your payment information. The group code for the discount is RVV9J. You may also call SuperShuttle at 800.BlueVan (258.3826) to make your reservation.
Taxi service, buses and rental cars are also available at the airport. More information may be found at www.tampaairport.com in the ground transportation section.
Clearwater Beach has many wonderful places to eat and visit. Shopping and eating venues are right across the street from the Hilton Hotel. Visit the Marina or go for a walk on the beautiful beach, then visit one of the many restaurants featuring fresh seafood and more. The Hilton Clearwater private beach is just steps out the door! A rate of $18 per day will get you beach chairs and cabanas for the week. Visit the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitclearwaterflorida.com for more information on the attractions, food and fun Clearwater Beach has to offer.
Begins January 8
10-4:30 p.m. ACCU Wrap Around Meeting
10-4:30 p.m. NADDCM Meeting
2-4:30 p.m. New Campus Minister Orientation
2-6:00 p.m. Registration and exhibiting
2-6:30 Dinner on your own
6:30 p.m. Opening Mass
Adjourns January 11
The convention will end at Noon; after breakfast, closing remarks and Mass.
Igniting the Divine Spark
Dr. Carolyn Woo, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Carolyn Woo is the President and CEO of the Catholic Relief Service. She will focus on the first pillar of the convention theme, “Igniting that divine spark that lies within each of us, inspiring and rejuvenating leadership, and aiding us in living out our baptismal call.” Dr. Woo’s story of how campus ministry was integral to her college career and how it has shaped her into the professional, wife and mother that she is today will inspire our attendees to see how our work does make a difference in the lives of those we touch.
Receiving and Responding to the Light of Christ
Dr. Edward Hahnenberg, John Carroll University
Dr. Edward Hahnenberg is the holder of the Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University. He will address the second pillar of our theme, “Reflecting on how we receive and respond to that light of Christ in our lives, our vocation at its core.” He has a wealth of experience in the area of vocations and will speak of how we nurture this vital aspect of our lives and the lives of those we serve.
Magnifying the Light of Christ
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will speak on the third pillar, “Addressing how that spark, that vocation, that ministerial call can be lived out in our Church at its most fundamental level, the parish, and how our work is critical to evangelizing and calling forth our students to be future parish leaders. His experience and leadership in the Church will serve him well to speak on our final pillar of the conference theme.
Wednesday, January 9, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Workshop Titles and Descriptions