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The One Call Institute welcomes you to join us for a special morning of prayer, learning, and fellowship! On Thursday, June 27, we are opening our conference program to all those engaged in pastoral ministry: singers, instrumentalists, catechists, pastors, liturgists, etc. Ministers of all ages are invited to join the participants and team of the 2019 One Call Institute for prayer, liturgical formation, and breakout sessions designed to help build your knowledge and improve your ministry. 

In only a few short hours, you'll receive an incredible formation experience with some of the best clinicians at work in the Church today! Don't miss it. Tell your friends in ministry, and make sure they come along with you!

Below you will find information about the schedule, the presenters, details of the day, the registration form, and more!


7:30am - 8:15am     Registration and light refreshments.

Check in, pay your registration fee, grab a cup of coffee, and mingle with other Summer Colloquium participants from around the region!

8:30am - 9:15am     Morning prayer. 

Join us for morning prayer, led by the youth participants and team members of One Call, with a homily given by Msgr. Ray East.

9:30am - 10:45am     Keynote session: Liturgical Formation 

Liturgical formation sessions provide an opportunity for participants of both the Advocate and Youth Tracks to learn together. Each session breaks open and explores a key component necessary to our understanding of the liturgical life of the church. The topics offered change each year.

This year, Kate Williams, senior managing editor at GIA Publications, and Rory Cooney, composer and author, lead an exploration of Communion songs. Kate and Rory will break open the musical, liturgical, and theological dimensions of these songs utilizing a range of examples from different time periods, styles, and cultures.

11:00am - 12:00pm   Learning session I: Pedagogy Workshop

Led by OCI co-director Matt Reichert, pedagogy workshops assist Advocate Track participants in understanding key factors affecting young people and their relationship with the Church today. These sessions explore relevant social and developmental research, effective instructional and coaching methods, and important cultural and generational trends. Participants acquire a “tool box” of practical knowledge and tactics.

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch!

Lunch is provided in the Refectory (dining room). Join other participants in conversation and fellowship!

1:00Pm - 2:15pm   Learning session II: Theology Core 

The theology core is the academic anchor to the Advocate Track. To be effective ministers, each of us must constantly seek to improve our theological knowledge and professional development. In this series of four classes, participants concentrate on a selected area of theological focus. The area of concentration changes each year.

This year, Rory Cooney helps us explore the theological concepts of “taken,” “blessed,” “broken,” and “given.” How do these actions, present and animated in the Eucharist, provide a framework for our understanding of community? of ministry? of evangelization? and more.

2:30Pm - 3:45pm   Learning session III: Ministerial Core 

Ministerial core is the ministerial anchor to the Advocate Track. In addition to our need to grow in our theological understanding, we must also strive to constantly develop our knowledge of pastoral and ministerial frameworks and practices. In this series of four classes, participants concentrate on a selected area of pastoral and ministerial focus.

This year, Leisa Anslinger helps navigate the concepts of stewardship and engagement as it applies to the human-resources in our communities. How do we identify the strengths possessed by members of our community? How do we harness those strengths? How do we help feed and nurture them? and more.

4:00PM - 5:30pm   Elective Opportunities

There are many options for elective learning available. Sit in on a rehearsal and observe our team of master musicians at work! Take advantage of the beautiful campus of Saint John’s Abbey and University: join other participants in a walk through the Arboretum, tour the Saint John’s Bible exhibit, visit The Saint John’s Pottery Studio, and more! Or, find a moment of quiet reflection or collegial conversation. A full listing of elective opportunities will be provided at registration.

5:30PM - 7:00pm   Table Prayer and Dinner

Each year, the full OCI community and many special guests gather in the beautiful Great Hall for sung table prayer. Using a stunning setting by composer Fr. Michael Joncas, this is one prayer experience you will not want to miss! The meal is served directly following prayer.

7:30PM - 9:00pm   An Evening with John Angotti

OCI is pleased to welcome renowned composer and musician John Angotti as our “artist-in-residence”! John will present an evening of song and storytelling that is sure to inspire.




The grandson of Baptist missionaries to South Africa, Msgr. Ray East was born in Newark, New Jersey. Raised in San Diego, he graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration. His position with the National Association of Minority Contractors brought him to Washington, DC, where he later experienced a call to the priesthood and was ordained in 1981 by Cardinal James Hickey.

Fr. Ray has served in six Washington parishes before being named director of the Office of Black Catholics and Vicar for Evangelization. He is a member of the boards of Jobs Partnership Greater Washington, Food and Friends, the Center for Ministry Development, and St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA. In 2005 he received the Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi USA and in 2010 was the recipient of the Jubilate Deo Award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He has worked in the areas of Liturgy, Youth Ministry and Evangelization. 

Fr. Ray currently serves as pastor of St. Teresa of Avila parish in Southeast Washington DC.

Msgr. Ray East

Msgr. Ray East


Kate Williams

Kate Williams

Kate is the Senior Managing Editor at GIA Publications, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois as well as a Masters of Arts in Liturgical Studies degree from Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where it was her privilege to study as a distinguished Bernardin Scholar.

She serves as workshop leader, consultant, and musician in the Archdiocese of Chicago and abroad, following a passion to serve in multicultural, multigenerational communities, while mentoring young voices and building bridges through music ministry.



Rory is in his 25th year as director of liturgy and music at St. Anne Catholic Community in Barrington, Illinois. Since 1984, he has composed or contributed to nearly twenty collections of music for worship with his wife, Theresa Donohoo, and friend Gary Daigle.

Rory is a blogger and contributor to several periodicals, and was the recipient of the 2014 Pastoral Musician of the Year award from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of “Change our Hearts,” a book of Lenten reflections from Liguori Publications. Since 2015 he has served on the steering committee of the Liturgical Composers Forum, and currently acts as its chairperson.

Married to Theresa Donohoo, he is the father of six and grandfather of three.

Rory Cooney

Rory Cooney


Leisa Anslinger

Leisa Anslinger

Leisa is the Associate Director for Pastoral Life for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Leisa brings extensive pastoral experience to her ministry as an author, presenter, and trainer. She is a frequent presenter at national and diocesan gatherings on topics ranging from parish leadership, stewardship, evangelization, and strengths development. Her most recent publications include Grateful Disciples, leader development for forming stewards in community, and 30 Days on Stewardship, published by Twenty-Third Publications.

Leisa and her husband, Steve, reside in Loveland, Ohio. Leisa holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Masters in Secondary School Counseling from Purdue University and a Master of Arts in Religion from the Athenaeum of Ohio.



John is a composer and full time music missionary who travels throughout many parts of the world providing inspirational music and faith witness to all ages through concerts, workshops, retreats, missions, conferences, and worship. John has been featured at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, (2008) and at Carnegie Hall (2011). 

He is originally from Clarksburg, West Virginia, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and the U.S. Military School of Music, where he was a member of the U.S. Navy Band as lead vocalist. John received his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 2013.

John Angotti

John Angotti


Matt Reichert

Matt Reichert

Matt Reichert teaches at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. As an educator, Matt has served as an administrator, board member, and classroom teacher at middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels. Matt holds graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

A frequent workshop leader, Matt has presented at parishes, diocese, and institutions across the country as well as at NPM and NCEA conferences, and the L.A. Religious Education Congress. Matt hosts NPM's weekly "Ministry Monday" podcast, holding conversations about pastoral ministry topics with some of the most active teachers, writers, speakers, and catechists in the country. Along with One Call co-director Zack Stachowski, Matt is host of the acclaimed "Open Your Hymnal" podcast, interviewing composers about their most beloved liturgical songs.

Matt is a member of the music ministry team at his parish and the Saint John's Abbey Schola. 



Details and other information:

Who can attend the colloquium? This experience is intended for people of any age who participates in pastoral ministry in their parish or school. This includes musicians (singers and instrumentalists), liturgists, catechists, pastors, etc. 

Where is the colloquium located? The event will take place on the campus of Saint John' s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Travel details, including driving directions and parking information, will be emailed to participants who register to attend.

How much does it cost? The colloquium costs $75 per person. This fee covers the cost of attending all scheduled sessions, morning refreshments, lunch, dinner, evening concert, and materials.

How do I pay? Participants must pay the fee when they arrive and register. Payments can be made with cash, credit card, or check. Checks should be made payable to “NPM”.

Are meals included? Both lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee. Lunch will be served in the campus dining room, and dinner will be served as part of our evening Table Prayer celebration. Participants are asked to share with us any dietary needs or restrictions in advance.


Register now!

Use the form below to submit your registration. Payment is due when you arrive on June 27. 

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Please indicate your involvement in ministry. Please check all that apply.
Please let us know if you have any special needs or requests, including any dietary needs or restrictions.