Pastoral Staff Day 2022

Deacon Keith Strohm, national speaker and author of Ablaze will be traveling from
Chicago, IL to Timonium, MD for this year’s Pastoral Staff Day on
October 27, 2022.

Mark your calendars for this special day with your pastoral staff, the Emmaus Teams, Deacon Keith, and colleagues from the Archdiocese.

It will be a day unlike any other PSD we’ve had in the past…

“(Our) mission is to catch hold of the light of the Gospel as encapsulated in the Eucharist, and then, in the grace of the Holy Spirit, to allow that light to radiate in us and through us to those around us. Our mission is to be cleansed and enlightened, even as we walk with others who are being cleansed, enlightened and prepared to gaze with inexpressible joy upon him who is “God from God and light from light.” Dear brothers and sisters, the time is short, and my appeal is urgent. Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! (Is 2:5)”

-Archbishop Lori, LBV 2.0

What is Pastoral Staff Day?

Pastoral Staff Day is an opportunity for parish staffs and leadership to join their pastor and other parishes from around the Archdiocese for a day of prayer, community, reflection and encouragement in their evangelizing work.  This day is an occasion for parish teams to actively engage and strategize about their local evangelization efforts.  

Tentative Agenda

9 AM-10 AM Breakfast and Registration
10 AM-11:00 AM Adoration and Reflection by Deacon Keith Strohm
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Remarks by Archbishop William E. Lori
11:15 AM-11:45 AM Keynote by Deacon Keith Strohm
11:45 AM-1:45 PM Lunch and Regional Breakout facilitated by Emmaus Teams
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Panel Discussion
  Closing Prayer with Bishop Adam Parker

Paradigm Shifts

In his book, Ablaze: 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal, Dcn. Keith Strohm presents five paradigms which will be explored during Pastoral Staff Day.

  • Institutional to Intentional
  • Engagement to Encounter
  • Maintenance to Mission
  • Programs to People
  • Avoidance to Accountability

Learn more about these paradigms and Dcn. Keith Strohm’s work and ministry at M3 Ministries.



The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Institute for Evangelization is a new model for engagement with parishes seeking to realize their evangelizing mission more fully.
The Institute is composed of four offices that collaborate closely to ensure that support is never “one-size fits all” but can adapt to the changing needs of each parish community.


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