Conference Details 2021

2021 Conference Details

‘Come and See’ (Jn 1, 46):
Communicating, Encountering People As and Where They Are

Our 2021 World Communications Day conference served the leaders of our parishes and academies with inspiring content and a forum for exploring how to implement new ideas for connecting with parishioners and students where they are.

The event included a keynote speech from Sherry Weddell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, and author of seminal books on evangelization, including Forming Intentional Disciples. It also included unique tracks for parishes and academies, each including case studies and breakout sessions for discussion.

Videos featured in the conference are below.

Brownstone Brooklyn and Beyond

A Zoom book club with parishioners from multiple parishes coming together for thought-provoking discussion.

Contact Tracing

Our contact tracing program demonstrates our concern for our parishioners, and their participation shows their love and concern for each other.


We are on a journey together. This Lenten Parish Mission brought together all three parish communities: English, Haitian and Spanish.


Parishioners young and old united in evangelization activities: cleanup projects in the parks and streets of Brooklyn.

Julian Chouza

A student from Notre Dame Catholic Academy in Ridgewood, Queens, talks about all the reasons he was happy to have in-person school during the pandemic.

Christine Deem

A teacher at Bay Ridge Catholic in Brooklyn talked about the challenges teachers faced during the Covid-19 crisis and how they rose to the occasion.

Jeanne Shannon

The principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy talked about how her school used communications and technology to aid learning and keep families informed.