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THE CEMA SUMMIT - March 22nd, 2024 

EXPANDING THE "B A S E" TO JESUS THROUGH MARY by means of CEMA's Calls to Confraternity, Consecration & Divine Mercy.

  • This second Summit will featured Bishop Joseph N. Perry and David Carollo, Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA and the Blue Army Shrine.
  • Our Lady is leveraging CEMA to sanctify souls and bring them to our Eucharistic Lord.
  • The geography of the Catholic Church can be broadly broken down to its Universal, National and Diocesan dimensions. 
  • CEMA is ordered towards the Universal dimension through its calls to Confraternity, Consecration and Divine Mercy.
  • Intentionally building the BASE to Jesus through Mary establishes affiliation with: Bishops, who represent ecclesial authority; Apostolates who are the "laborers for the harvest;" and Shrines that act as identifiable beachheads by which to employ CEMA's 3 Calls. 

CEMA SUMMIT Video Replay

Video Content Markers:

  • Intro Pat Moertl
  • 00:52 Jubilee Prayer - Bishop Joseph Perry
  • 2:25 CEMA Overview & Special Guests acknowledgements - Dennis Girard
  • 12:08 Introduction of 1st Keynote Speaker - Barb Ernster
  • 13:02 Keynote address - David Carollo, World Apostolate of Fatima, USA
  • 36:00 Introduction of 2nd Keynote Speaker - Barb Ernster
  • 37:10 Keynot address - Bishop Joseph Perry
  • 48:55 Comments by Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI
  • 52:52 Comments by Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP
  • 57:00 Comments by Umberto Angeloni
  • 1:02:00 Closing comments by Fr. Richard Heilman
  • 1:07:00 CEMA Apostolates Open Discussion

Cema Summit

172 participants from around the world attended this year's CEMA SUMMIT held on March 22nd featuring keynotes by Bishop Joseph Perry and David Carollo, Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. Other contributors included Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, Fr. Lawrence Lew, Umberto Angeloni, Marian Mulhall, Barb Ernster as well as a number of CEMA members.

Put in musical terms, this year's CEMA SUMMIT birthed "A Divine Symphony"* written by The Master Composer, orchestrated by His Maestro, "Mary, Mother of the Church," and initiated through BASE. (Bishops, Apostolates, Shrines, Everywhere)

As symphonies are usually written in four movements, CEMA's three "Calls" leading to the Eucharist; the Source and Summit, represent the dynamic evangelistic efforts of the Church's Bishops and Lay Apostolates (See Apostolicam actuositatem - Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People) in Shrines; the “concert halls” of the Church established by local ordinaries often at the insistence of Mary, Mother of the Church, during her approved apparitions..

* Symphony is derived from the Greek word συμφωνία (symphōnía), meaning "agreement or concord of sound" - (See Matthew 18:19)


THE CEMA SUMMIT - February 21st, 2023

BUILDING THE "B A S E"* TO JESUS THROUGH MARY by means of CEMA's Calls to Confraternity, Consecration & Divine Mercy.

  • The inaugural CEMA Summit, featuring a keynote address by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, brought together bishops from the US and Canada, Apostolates from Europe and North America, and representatives from multiple Shrines.** 
  • The keynote address, followed by the Q&A with commentary by the bishops in attendence, will be available on video replay in the coming weeks. 
  • Among the topics discussed during the Q&A, "Reaching children" garnered particular attention. 
  • The CEMA Steering Team is commited to building on the momentum of the Summit by intentionally fostering collaboration between bishops, apostolates and shrines through the calls to Confraternity, Consecration and Divine Mercy.

*The inspiration for BASE developed through the experience of the Papal Visit Procession from Canada's National Marian Shrine to the Papal Mass in the summer of 2022. Bishops, apostolates, and shrines welcomed the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape across Canada illuminating Jesus' priestly prayer; "that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (RSVCE) 

**Registered participants included Bishops from Ontario, Quebec & Milwaukee; Apostolates from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Poland, England, & Malta, Reps from shrines including the Shrine at Fatima, Portugal, Canada's National Marian Shrine, the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, the Blue Army Shrine, Shrine of the Immaculate Heart from the USA and the Rosary Shrine in the UK. 

CEMA SUMMIT Video Replay

Video Content Markers:

  • Intro - Pat Moertl
  • 6:06 Prayers (English, Spanish and French - Fr. Richard Heilman, Bishop Martin Laliberte, Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay. 
  • 7:47 Opening Remarks - Pat Moertl
  • 9:36 Keynote address - Fr. Chris Alar, MIC 
  • 36:52 Q & A with Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
  • 53:56 Comments from Bishop Martin Laliberte
  • 57:20 Comments from Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay
  • 1:03:30 Bishop Joseph Coffee
  • 1:10 Comments from Fr. Richard Heilman
  • Balance of the Video Replay Q & A with Fr. Chris Alar plus comments from various CEMA Apostolates and open discussion.