200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458                          May 19, 2019

In James A. Coriden's* book  The Holy Spirit and an Evolving Church, Coriden proposes [that] moved by the Holy Spirit the church has always been evolving. The 'path of synodality' (p.161) proposed by Pope Francis implies the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. Coriden concludes that "the challenge at every level of synodality is active participation, dynamic leadership, and effectiveness." 

*Speaker at 2013 AUSCP Assembly


Registration Links for 2019 Assembly & hotel are at:


2019 Assembly Schedule

Links to 2018 Assembly Presentations: 

Katarina Schuth 

Bishop R. McElroy

Richard Rohr


Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP

The AUSCP Friends Group now has 173 members. Please take time to invite your friends to join us!  

The majority of those who have become Friends have done so because of a personal invitation from an AUSCP member.

If you would like a flyer with the information on AUSCP Friends to print out or to email to your friends, send a request to: office@uscatholicpriests.org


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Day Rates for 2019 Assembly

2019 Assembly Day Rates are especially designed for those in the St. Louis area who might be able to spend just a day at the Assembly or come for a particular presentation.  Reservations must be made by June 7th in order to be included in the meal count.

Package One:  $70 for retreat (9:30 AM - 2:30 PM), Richard Gaillardetz talk (3:30 PM) and buffet supper on Monday, June 24th.

Package Two:  $50  for Sr. Norma Pimentel talk (10 AM) and lunch on Tuesday, June 25th.

Package Three: $50 for Cardinal Cupich talk (10:30 AM) and lunch on Wednesday, June 26th.

Package Four:  $90 for Mass at 4:00 PM, followed by cocktails and banquet on Wednesday, June 26th. 

For reservations, contact: office@uscatholicpriests.org, or send check to: AUSCP, 200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883-3458. Specify for which package you are registering.

Hotel Reservations for Assembly

For those who are participating in the Assembly June 24-27 in St. Louis, please make sure that you make your hotel reservations by June 1st. The special rate is not guaranteed after that date.

Assembly registration has reached 224. If you have not registered yet, please do so NOW. We will soon be sending a survey regarding colloquia choices, dietary needs, etc. and you will not receive this unless you are registered.

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Catholic Social Teaching & Green New Deal Webinar Recording

The April 30th webinar discussed:

1) What is the Green New Deal, why it’s a lightning rod on Capitol Hill and around the nation, and why young people are the driving force behind this proposal. 

2) How Catholic social teaching should inform legislative approaches (such as the Green New Deal) that address climate change.

3) How the US Catholic community can faithfully respond to legislative opportunities that address the climate crisis, including ideas found in the Green New Deal.

Presenters: Marianne Comfort, Justice Coordinator for Earth, Anti-Racism and Women, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Erin Lothes Biviano, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, College of Saint Elizabeth

If you missed the April 30th webinar, you can watch it here

Jean Vanier Called "Living Saint"

Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche and Faith & Light communities which support people with disabilities and their families, died on May 7 at age 90. Mr. Vanier inspired countless people with his simple message that people with disabilities are teachers. He exemplified the idea of Pope Francis that we need to create "field hospitals" for the marginalized.

Two recent articles in America Magazine give more information about the meaning of Vanier's life and the lessons we can learn from his ministry: Jean Vanier - Living Saint by Colleen Dulle (5/7/19); "What our lonely culture can learn from L'Arche, the Last Supper and 'love feasts'" by Blake Mayes (5/13/19).

VA Chaplain Opportunity 

A Veterans Administration Chaplain in Pittsburgh asked us to get the word out about their needing a priest who fills qualification to be a chaplain at their hospital. The annual salary is $72,000. If interested, contact AUSCP member Bernie Survil at bsurvil@uscatholicpriests.us for more information, or visit the website of the Dept. of Veterans Affaisr at: www.patientcare.va.gov/Chaplain

 In Memoriam

AUSCP member Ronald LeJeune, 74, ordained in 1971 for Diocese of Toledo, died May 5, 2019. Fr. Ron served in a number of parishes during his 40 years of active ministry and taught at Holy Spirit Seminary in Toledo. He retired in 2011 and spent his retired years in Mexico. Fr. Ron was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Browns football fan.  He loved cooking and his recipes were published in several cook books. 


May he rest in God's eternal love!

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Creator Mundi 

VISIT THE CREATOR MUNDI STORE: "Creator Mundi", an exhibitor at the 2018 Assembly, is supporting our mission. The AUSCP receives 12% of your purchase total every time you shop at the Creator Mundi Store, if you use code donateAUSCP  when you place an order. (This is not a discount to the customer.)  Click here to order.

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St. Louis, Missouri: JUNE 24-27, 2019

God's Priestly People: The Baptized & the Ordained

2019 Assembly Schedule

Retreat Leader: Fr. Thomas Rosica,  CSB, Monday, June 24, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

"Go, Repair & Rebuild My Church: Reclaiming the Priesthood of the Faithful"


Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago: "Ordination does Not Annihilate Our Baptism"

Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College:  "To Form a Priestly People - Toward a Non-Clerical Theology of Priesthood"

Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley:   "Today's Leaders in the Church"


Send check for $495 to: AUSCP

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Hotel rooms are $115 per night, single or double occupancy, if booked by June 1, 2019. Use the link on the AUSCP website or call 314-423-9700.

(Rate available 3 days before and after Assembly.)

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